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What skin diseases are mainly triggered by hot and humid weather?


Herpes is one that is brought on by heat and humidity.
Heat rash----very common on infants.  (+ info)

What type of skin diseases can you get if you are stressed out?


I have a rash like pimples in the back of my head need help a.s.a.p. serious answers only
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Possibly Shingles.

Go to the doctor immediately. The faster you start treatment, the faster you heal and the less likely you are to have side effects and damage.

My MD said shingles will not heal without help.  (+ info)

Are skin diseases contagious to yourself?


What if you got a contagious skin disease like ringworm. Is it contagious to yourself if you touch it and touch some other part of your body?
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the answer to that question is A BIG YES. You see, skin infection like ringworm is a fungal infection. Fungi have lots of spores which are reproductive forms of fungi. Fungal infection have the tendency to make you itch and the more you scratch, the more you spread the infection, and this occurs because you are transferring the spores to other parts of your body. Also if the itching make you have some bumps on your skin and there if fluid in such bumps if you scratch when the bumps burst, it can cause infection on self and other people.   (+ info)

How do you avoid getting any skin diseases or anything that is bad for your skin conditions if you touch...?


someone else's skin anywhere and everywhere? If you use gloves, then would it be 100% safe? If not then what?
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Do not wash dishes without gloves, your skin will aways be dry and will crack.
Always use sunscreen or sunblock when you go to the beach, the sun's UV will damage your skin and u might get freckles if its sensitive like mine.
There are hundred more skin diseases:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_skin_diseases  (+ info)

I have to do a report on infectious skin diseases for work can you name as many of them as you know of?


I need to know all the different skin disease you can think of and if you have the information how the disease spreads.
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Category:Infectious skin diseases
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A
Alphos
Athlete's foot
B
Bejel
C
Carbuncle
Cheyletiellosis
Cutaneous anthrax
Cutaneous larva migrans
H
Herpes zoster
I
Impetigo
Institute of Infection Diseases
L
Leprosy
N
Necrotizing fasciitis
P
Pitted keratolysis
R
Ringworm
S
Scabies
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
T
Thermally dimorphic fungus
Tinea versicolor  (+ info)

What are the medicinal plants that can cure skin diseases?


Aloe vera can soothe skin irritations.  (+ info)

Can diseases, such as stds and hiv be transmitted through contact of the skin with surfaces?


I turned 18 a couple months ago and my friend turned 18 today.
As a surprise, our other friend dragged us to a sex shop, since we are legally aloud to go.
I was nervous, and tried not to touch anything, not even the door!
If this is the case, will i be okay?
Can diseases, such as stds and hiv be transmitted through contact of the skin with surfaces?
i'm a real germaphobe/hypochondriac.
:-(
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STDs are so called because the principle mode of transmission is through sexual contact. So no.  (+ info)

What skin diseases cause a change of color in the hair follicle in the infected area of the skin?


Moses the Israelite seer of Yahweh refereed to this skin disease as Leprosy modernly called Albinoism.  (+ info)

Is there any skin diseases caused by sun?


I know skin cancer is one of them ,, but can sun alone cause any other diseases .. thanking you in advance !
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Acute effects of sun exposure

The acute adverse effects of sun exposure on the skin include phototrauma (sunburn), photosensitivity, and tanning.

PHOTOTRAUMA--This is the initial actinic or solar insult to the skin. Redness is produced by vasodilation and increased blood flow in the dermis. Biochemically, it is a manifestation of (1) damage to membranes and to DNA, (2) transient disturbances in protein synthesis, and (3) elaboration of many cytokines and inflammatory mediators.[2] Pain and itching are produced by the effect of chemical mediators on the nerve endings.

All three wavelengths of UV radiation (see box on page 54)[14] cause phototrauma. The epidermis absorbs ultraviolet C (UVC) and UVB radiation, but UVA radiation penetrates into the dermis,[5] where the potential for damage is greater.

Sunburn is delayed in its onset, usually becoming evident 2 to 6 hours after exposure and reaching maximum intensity after 15 to 24 hours.[2] It is less severe in persons over age 60 than in those under age 30. However, redness persists longer in older persons.[5]

PHOTOSENSITIVITY--This refers to an abnormal response of the skin to sun exposure.[2] It includes phototoxic and photoallergic reactions and polymorphous light eruption.

PHOTOTOXIC REACTION--This reaction presents as an exaggerated sunburn (ie, far more severe than expected from the length of exposure) after ingestion of or contact with a photosensitizer.[6] Because this reaction is not mediated immunologically, it may occur in anyone.[6]

Photosensitizers are usually polycyclic compounds capable of absorbing UVA radiation; therefore, most phototoxic reactions are caused by UVA exposure.[6] The drugs most commonly implicated in phototoxic reactions are thiazides (figure 1), sulfonylureas, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, phenothiazines, psoralens, nalidixic acid, and coal tar.[2] Exposure to sunlight after skin contact with plants containing psoralens or furocoumarins (eg, limes, parsley, celery, bishop's-weed, figs) can cause topical photosensitivity.[2,6]

PHOTOALLERGIC REACTION--This abnormal response of chemically exposed skin to sunlight occurs when the immune system is involved.[6] The reaction appears more as a rash than as a sunburn. Essentially, all phototoxins are also photo-allergens.[6]

POLYMORPHOUS LIGHT ERUPTION--This is the most common abnormal response of skin to sunlight and may affect up to 10% of the population.[6] The response is often triggered by the first intense exposure to the sun in the spring or during a southern midwinter vacation. Patients usually call it "sun poisoning" or "sun allergy."[6] Within hours after the patient sunbathes, itchy papules and plaques occur over some, but not all, exposed areas (figure 2). They gradually subside 1 to 2 weeks later if the patient avoids further exposure to the sun. There is no systemic involvement.[6]

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Can anyone list down skin diseases that start with R or contain the letter R?


I'm trying to remember something. Please help! :D
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cancer psoriasis genital warts pruritus herpes  (+ info)

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