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What is the difference between eczema and urticaria?

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is very common in children but may occur at any age. It is also known as eczema and atopic eczema and was ...
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How to shave pubic hair and prevent razor burn and ingrown hair?

You should trim the pubic hair preferably with scissors before shaving. You may even consider only trimming alone. But if you must shave, then trim first. Also endeavour to stretch your skin before ...
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Is it possible to have an autoimmune disease and no C-reactive protein in blood serum?

Although serum levels of the acute‐phase reactant C‐reactive protein (CRP) usually parallel disease activity in inflammatory states, it is widely believed that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an ...
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Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

N.b. My institution does not have access to this journal and the upload you made has since been deleted There are a number of ways of scoring the severity of ulcerative colitis on endoscopy; there ...
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What kind of inflammation is caused by diabetes?

As @anongoodnurse pointed out, a pre-inflammatory state is present before T2D develops. Most of the patients of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus are obese. They may have dyslipidemia wherein sub-acute chronic ...
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macular insult during optic neuritis

Optic neuropathy vs optic neuritis Stat Pearls (Guier and Stokkermans 2021. NBK557853) notes that: A wide range of conditions including infections, trauma, vascular insufficiency, metastases, toxins, ...
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Does Coriander Seed increase or decrease tnf alpha and il-6?

Both of these studies involve a rodent inflammation model where complete freund's adjuvant is injected to incite inflammation, and then rats are given an alcohol-based coriander seed extract or other ...
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

Although the etiology is unknown, we have a bit of an idea of its pathophysiology Etiology of RA is unknown. Although the impact of genetic factors is obvious, the genetic basis is not sufficient ...
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Why are anti-inflammatories prescribed for an epididymis inflammation?

This is a wonderful explanation of inflammation, although a bit technical. Key passage: Inflammation, the immune response of body tissues to injury or infection, is an important component of ...
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How to shave pubic hair and prevent razor burn and ingrown hair?

Unfortunately ingrowns are tough to avoid unless you trim only or have had laser hair removal. But here are a few tips: trim first; hair shouldn't be more than 1/4" use a sharp and clean razor use ...
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When my gums are swollen, flossing a lot reduces and fixes up my gums. Why?

Although there is limited scientific evidence for flossing, it unquestionably does physically remove plaque between teeth, which cannot be removed with the bristles of a toothbrush. If it is not ...
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Enlarged Spleen

According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of an enlarged spleen include: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/basics/symptoms/con-20029324 An enlarged spleen may cause: ...
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How to help cure a disc protrusion

Sounds like you are talking about trying to help a possible disc pathology in your lower back region because you referenced the abdominal area. For lower back discs most of the time it is due to a ...
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What exactly is inflammation?

I think you will find all the information you search for in this book (there are plenty out there on the subject). Anyway in brief terms inflammation is a reaction of the body to a deleterious event (...
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Exercise vs. inflamation

Inflammation is the body reaction to a harmful event, like a muscle damage during exercise or infection. Basically, by inflammation your body always wants to repair something. Inflammation becomes ...
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Heat vs Cold packs in injuries and their difference in use?

It somewhat depends on the type of injury, but in general a person would use cold application initially to help stop bleeding, minimize inflammation and reduce swelling. Heat would be more beneficial ...
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is it possible to heal inflamed artieries after a CABG

I am unable to give medical advice here. However, the issue that they correct with a CABG is not inflammation of the arteries, it’s a buildup of plaque within the arteries in your heart. A CABG ...
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Is it possible to have an autoimmune disease and no C-reactive protein in blood serum?

I have a auto immune inflammatory arthritis and Vietnam time my crp was elevated was xinhua chest infection. They measure my c3 and c 4 which are elected and I'm Told more accurate markers.
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What is the size of biopsy specimens pinched from normal colon mucosa?

The size of biopsy samples of the mucosa from gastrointestinal tract, including the colon, is ~2 mm. Biopsy depth of 1.5 mm was chosen from our studies of colon biopsies on fresh surgical tissue ...
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Studies on the efficacy of CBD to fight connective tissue inflammation

What you’ve heard is rooted in fact. CBD has well-known and well-characterized anti-inflammatory effects. [1,2] It also has demonstrable chondrogenic effects: This review discusses the role of ...
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In sepsis what therapies are used to reduce the over-reaction of the immune system?

for now there is no specific immunotherapy for the treatment sepsis (defined as sepsis-3.0); the main treatment for severe sepsis is supportive in the intensive care unit. some medicine such as ...
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How to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy?

You can use an ultrasound probe with power doppler to look at blood flow to see if there is increased blood flow present that would be compatible with an inflammatory process. And, neovascularization ...
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