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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Any good links on how you can tell if you have the cutaneous version of this? Thank you.

After getting bitten by a sandfly, disease may manifest itself from a week to many months later.

It starts out as a papule that enlarges to an ulcer. The ulcer can give the appearance of a volcano crater. Lesions may appear singly or multiple; many heal spontaneously within weeks to months to years.
See more here: http://www.examiner.com/x-7707-Infectious-Disease-Examiner~y2009m7d11-Travel-health-leishmaniasis  (+ info)

Can an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

I recently had piriformis and sciatic nerve surgery. My surgeon seems to have either injured or severed the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve during the procedure. The back of my thigh has been numb with a burning feeling inside the leg since the surgery over two months ago. What are the chances that this will heal?

It's if severed I don't believe so,,,but then again,,they have been doing hand transplants  (+ info)

Is there a non-over the counter drug to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

I have a stubborn case of cutaneous candidiasis (yeast infection), I have been to the dermatologist for it many times have have tried many things. Verdeso was the only thing that worked but it came back after my sample was done. Then he put me on something else that doesn't work at all. I was wondering if there is anything that you could buy non over the counter that anyone has found to treat this. Thank you.
DTD, you are correct... it is a skin infection.

Not yet, there is a couple working their way through the red tape though.  (+ info)

Can I donate bone marrow with a history of cutaneous lymphoma?

I had cutaneous T-cell lymphoma earlier this year and am now cancer-free. It was confined to a tumor on my arm with no lymph node or organ involvement. I was wondering if I could still be a bone marrow donor?

I don't think you can. They're pretty picky when it comes to a history of cancer, especially a blood cancer like Lymphoma. Here is the bit from the National Registry:


I'd love to donate blood or marrow, but I never can and that really does upset me. I'd love to help someone else, considering a stranger helped save me.  (+ info)

Does any one know a treatment for Leishmaniasis?

I worked as a DOD contractor for 13 months in IRAQ. Both of my forearms have sores that appear for several weeks then go away then return again. They are from my wrist to my elbow, the only part of me that was not covered.I am sure it is
Leishmaniasis from the sand fly bites I got. Does anyone know a treatment for Leishmaniasis? I have no insurance and can't seem to find any help.

If it's Leishmaniasis, you really should have it properly diagnosed. The treatment can include pentavalent antimonials (sodium stibogluconate), and if systemic amphotericin B.

However, the latter is quite nephrotoxic (toxic to kidneys) and both have significant side effects. If its only cutaneous Leishmaniasis, often it's left alone and heals itself over months.

Again, you need to be sure its Leishmaniasis before you start thinking about any treatment. Go to an army medical facility if you can. They are familiar with these diseases, and will be able to take biopsies of the lesions to test for evidence of parasites. Especially since many US troops in Iraq have gotten Leishmaniasis, so they will know how to handle it.

The meds are not ones that you can just pick up and take, they're given with IV.

Hope this helps.  (+ info)

Itching remedies for cutaneous lupus?

I've got photosensitive cutaneous lupus and I break out in itchy hives and rashes all the time, even though I take my plaquenil and steroids and put on sunscreen. Does anyone know of any good products I can get from the drugstore or home remedies I can try to curb the itching? It's really torturous!

yes. there is a store in ga cold ulta. you can go to ulta.com and see if there is one near you. look for neostrata prducts.
go to this link
scroll down and look at the product called pds extra strenght cream. i used to work in the dermatology field. my dad has really bad dry skin from diabetes. this stuff works. it is best to put on at night. doesnt smell the greatest but works. put any creams on when getting out of the shower within a few min, your body will absorb more moisture. the hotter the shower the more it will dry out your skin. good luck. p.s. neostrata is the founder of alpha hydroxys so it is a good cream. anyone that wants to market their product as age defying has to buy tha patent from them...:)  (+ info)

Does anyone know about cutaneous pseudolymphoma and tattoos?

I have a bump that has shown up on my finger since I got a tattoo on my arm. Does anyone know if a cutaneous pseudolymphoma that shows up sometimes when you get a tattoo always occur at the site of the tattoo? Or can it be in another spot?

From what I've read and know of cutaneous pseudolymphoma it would seem that your eruption would most likely occur at the tattoo site. The lump on your finger may just be coincidental. Of course, I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be but I know a lot about this condition and my best guess is that the lump didn't happen because of the tattoo but just appeared around the same time. Hope this helps, maybe you should call your doctor just to be sure. Good Luck.  (+ info)

How can you get rid of a cutaneous tag ?

without a Dr. or can you ?

A skin tag should only be removed by a doctor, as skin tags can tend to bleed more than a regular type wound. Depending on the site, your regular doctor might do it, or you could be referred to a dermatologist. In either case, the skin tag will either be frozen or the area will be numbed up and it will be burned or cut off.  (+ info)

What is the difference between dermatomes & cutaneous innervation?

Dermatomes refer to the level at which the main nerve roots branch off the spinal cord. Damage to the sensory nerve root at L3, for example, causes paresthesia in the L3 dermatome.

Cutaneous innervation is simply the peripheral nerve distribution and sensory organs in the skin.  (+ info)

What exactly is cutaneous lupus?

I've just been diagnosed with cutaneous lupus a little while ago. I've read a page or two about it, but I'm not sure I fully understand.

What are the effects of it, and is it caused by anything?
And if there is anything you think I should know about it, please tell me.

Cutaneous lupus — which accounts for about 10% of all lupus cases — affects only the skin and can create various kinds of skin lesions. A red, raised, scaly, coin-shaped rash is the classic rash that appears with this form of lupus. This localized rash occurs most frequently on the face, although it may appear on other parts of the body as well. Scarring often develops as the rash heals. Because exposure to ultraviolet light often triggers cutaneous lupus, it is recommended that individuals with this form limit their sun exposure and use sunscreen when out of doors. Some people with cutaneous lupus go on to develop systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) I hope i helped  (+ info)

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