I am suffering from dermatomyositis and i have been put on steroids for the control of the inflamation. the fatigue and body pain has improved and the steroid is been withdrawn gradually. because of the disease there is dark patches on the knuckles and on the forearm back and shoulder. i am not able to wear sleeveless and i have to cover my hands in a glove. how to remove the dark scars?
Hi, I was operated for ovarian torsion 10 days back. My stitches have been removed but there is a visible scar on the underbelly. Also, the underbelly has tightened while the stomach above kind of hangs over it. I am quite figure conscious, how can i remedy this thing including scar removal.
Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps Hi, I am Dr. Dorian Oana (Oncologist). I will be looking into your query and guiding you through the process. Please write your query below. Ask a Doctor Now 163 Doctors are Online I never suffered from TB but my GCC medical examination I unfit in my X-Ray due to having right site a small spot (Scar) so please let me know how can I remove this scar or any other way to solve this problem.
hi there,i am a skin picker, and recently it has gotten worse, i am a woman and cannot wear skirts, shorts or t-shirts, what is the best way to get these scars to go away? my butt is soo covered in scars and now that i am grown i find it disgusting.... how do i get rid of the nasty scars i am covered in?
My mom has dermatomyositis. She has had treatment over the years with steroids, and methotrexate. In the last year her condition is deteriorating with increased muscle weakness and diminished pulmonary capacity due to weakness of the respiratory muscles. She has had three months of IVIG treatment recently with no improvement and has developed a deep vein thrombosis in the left leg. The doctors want to discontinue IVIG and start her on rituximab infusions. Is this medication safe and how effective has it been in treating patients with RA and dermatomyositis?
I have recently been diagnosed with anemia. I have "silent gerd", and have elevated sed rate and c-reactive protein. I also have a great deal of gas and quite a bit of bloating. About 3 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with dermatomyositis sine myositis. The rash has disappeared and I have never had muscle involvement. My inflamation markers until the recent blood test have always been normal. Any thoughts?
can you tell me how common myositis is, can it be treated effectively and most importantly, are the effects of myositis permanent; that is can skeletal muscle tissue damage be arrested for someone with a history of statin with e intervention of...
I suspect that I may have some form of myositis . what are the symptoms of myositis and how is it diagnosed? what tests need to be done before a diagnosis can be made? How common is this disease? I ask because I ve had high cpk numbers since the...
I am presently being observed for a skin rash and muscle aches. Suspect dermatomyositis. Have had blood work done. No inflammation. Skin biopsy suggests connective tissue disease. Antibodies slightly elevated. Neurologist tested muscle strength said fine. Ct scan shows nodule on lung. I have had thyroid cancer. Am awaiting results of muscle enzyme test and further blood work. Statin drug has been stopped since I have had muscle aches while taking them. Dr. Has had me on for 12 years. Could the. Vytorin be the cause of this. I am confused and frightened by the lack of a diagnosis so far.
I was diagnosed several years ago with Dermatomyositis. I have been studying about autoimmune diseases. I have learned that many autoimmune patients are lacking certain emzynes which allow the body to break down animal protein therefore stopping the body from absorbing B12 needed. How can I get B12 shots from doctors who have no idea what I am talking about?