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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Prognosis

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       Cancer - a life threatening disease. It is an autoimmune disease, where some of the body cell grow out of body's control and spread throughout the body. These abnormal body cells start destruction of normal body cell.       Cancer is due to some genetic changes in DNA structure of body. The normal body cells have a life span , but when there are such type of changes in DNA, these body cells do not die, rather they grow up and disturb the function of normally working cells.       There are some common cancers such as Lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, etc. There are some rare cancers also, that do not occur in general, and they may have no spreading speed as these common cancers have.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, is one of the rare type sarcoma.        Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is generally a flesh colored or reddish purplish colored firm patch of skin. It occurs generally in the middle layer of skin. From there, it c

Prickly Heat .....Red Sweat Rash !!

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          Prickly heat can occur in people of all ages, is more common in children and infants. Prickly heat is often caused by exposure to warm temperature, makes the skin to turn red, along with a warm, stinging, or prickly sensation. It fades by its own, but it may have bothersome symptoms.          Adults usually develop heat rash in skin folds and where clothing causes friction. In infants, the rash is mainly found on the neck, shoulder and chest. It can also show up in the armpits, elbow creases and groin. Heat rash usually heals by cooling the skin and avoiding exposure to the heat that caused it.            Consult your Homoeopathy physician if the rash last longer than a few days, or notice the signs like increased burning pain, swelling, redness with lymph nodes under armpits, neck or groin.  Prickly heat looks like tiny bumps surrounded by red skin. It can appear anywhere on the body and spread, but it cannot be passed onto other people.           The skin's job is to

Warts ....

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                     Warts are highly contagious and are mainly passed by direct skin contact, such as when you pick at your warts and then touch another area of your body. You can also spread them with things like towels or razors that have touched a wart on your body or on someone else's.   These differ from corns, (to read more about corns click here  https://settlehealth.blogspot.com/2021/01/why-corns.html )as corns are caused by friction and pressure and not by virus as well only appear on sole and very rarely on palm.      Although warts generally aren't dangerous, they look ugly, potentially embarrassing, and contagious. They can also be painful. Black dots in the wart are blood vessels that can lead to bleeding.         Warts are caused by infection with a type of human papillomavirus (HPV).        There are five major types of warts.              -  Common warts usually grow on our fingers and toes.              -  Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet. Unlike