Dandruff under microscope

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It does seem as though there are large flakes of dandruff in her rump area but there are no color changes to the skin. She has always been a little cat, but now seems more boney than ever despite her appetite. We have not noticed any worms in her fecal matter. She gets very stressed in the car and at the vets, so we avoid that if at all possible. Any ideas of ways to help her? Is this normal in an older cat?
( Funny thing is I'm not depressed, my life was quite good until this bug showed up. I can feel them crawling under my skin, they hang out in my ear (not sure if under the skin or just in the canal) all day, it's gross. No one in the house (my wife and 3 kids) can feel them. My wife has bites all up and down her legs and even a protruded ring looking this on her forearm. As you might have imagined I'm loosing my mind and life, nothing is the same.
Diagnosis is usually made based on the appearance and with skin scrapings evaluated under the microscope. An over-the-counter antifungal cream or ointment is the usual treatment for ringworm. However, if it persists, have this evaluated further by your doctor for proper management. Take care and keep us posted.
A biopsy (taking a small sample of cells to examine under a microscope) of your scalp may be needed to establish the correct diagnosis. Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine and if it is due to infections or systemic disease, then treating it will treat baldness. Medicines which are useful are minoxidil and finasteride (.
Tinea capitis is another differential which could be diagnosed with the skin scrapings evaluated under the microscope. Head lice is another common cause of itchy scalps which can easily spread with close contact. Stress is another factor that is a possible cause of your condition.Make sure that you rinse all shampoo residues in your hair.
Diagnosis is through a skin scraping and subsequent examination under a microscope. Treatment consists of anti-fungal medicines applied to the skin. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos applied to the skin for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help treat the lesions. Take care and regards.
Affected areas do not darken in the sun and skin may appear lighter than surrounding healthy skin.Diagnosis is through a skin scraping and subsequent examination under a microscope should show the yeast. Treatment consists of anti-fungal medicines applied to the skin. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos applied to the skin for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help treat the lesions. This condition is easily treated, pigment changes may last for months after treatment.
Occasionally it can also be present on the face. The yeasts can often be seen under the microscope within the lesions and typically have a so called "spaghetti and meat ball appearance". If it persists, it would be best to have this evaluated by a dermatologist for proper management. Recurrence is common and may be reduced by intermittent application of topical agents or adding a small amount of anti-dandruff shampoo to water used for bathing. Take care and regards.
Recurrence is common and may be reduced by intermittent application of topical agents (such as tea tree oil) or adding a small amount of anti-dandruff shampoo to water used for bathing. The diagnosis can be made within the lesions, under the microscope where the fungi typically have a so called "spaghetti and meat ball appearance" .
You also may want to let the vet take a skin scraping to examine it under a microscope for other possibilities. Your little girl is just too beautiful to have dandruff--lets get some answers.
Definite diagnosis will entail culture or skin scrapings of the lesion evaluated under the microscope to determine if it is fungal or bacterial in origin. I recommend that you have this evaluated by a skin specialist or dermatologist to determine the underlying cause. Try to avoid self-medicating also especially if there is no positive result from some of these medications to prevent further harm. It is important to keep the area clean and dry. Take care and keep us posted.
My 8 year old daughter has been having problems with a facial rash for the last several weeks. The rash tends to occur around her mouth area (chin and under nose). This rash is red, slightly raised, occurs in patches with no obvious scales or pustules. She is becoming self-conscious and complains of pain/irritation. I have applied Topicort (desoximetasone 0.05%) once to twice daily on her face which seems to improve the problem within a few days.
A biopsy (taking a small sample of cells to examine under a microscope) of your scalp may be needed to establish the correct diagnosis. Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. Medicines which are useful are minoxidil and finasteride. Finally one can resort to hair transplantation also. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Other causes may be use of some drugs, infections and underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. A biopsy (taking a small sample of cells to examine under a microscope) of your scalp may be needed to establish the correct diagnosis. Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. Medicines which are useful are minoxidil and finasteride. Finally one can resort to hair transplantation also.
T, allergist, gastro, derma, primary, etc) and all the tests came back normal. I went to see a bioligist (homeopath) and they looked at my blood under a microscope. They prescribed me with several herbal supplements that I take daily. It is not a cure, but I couldn't survive without them. They help mask the pain, so that I can actually function. About a year ago, I had a breast lift - no implants. About two months after the procedure, I began to notice hair loss.
These spots commonly affect the back, underarm, upper arm, chest, lower legs, and neck. The diagnosis can be made under a microscope where the yeasts can often be seen with a characteristic appearance. Treatment is with topical antifungal medications containing either 2.5% selenium sulfide or 2% ketoconazole (Nizoral ointment and shampoo) applied to dry skin and washed off after 10 minutes, repeated daily for 2 weeks.
They examined me and said I had severe dryness of the eyes and blocked oil glands, especially under the lids - Blepharitis. They gave me a leaflet and ian ntensive treatment regime of drops, compresses and massages for a month. They also said I had evidence of follicle inflammation from a recent viral infection. On the leaflet, and on their own website, I had none of the symptoms of this condition.
This is now scary and I saved it in a plastic bag with intentions to get it examined under a microscope at a lab, but I do not know where to take it. I have also in the past done the same thing and felt something on my skin at time of crawly and was a an extremely tiny white thing no bitter than a pin head. It looked like dandruff except a bit bigger and more solid.
I do not have dandruff or excema. I went to a dermatologist who gave me topical steroids, which made it worse. After that, she basically threw her hands up. She never really looked AT my scalp or went through my hair to see if there were sores or patches, but I don't really see any. My GP and Gyn. did blood tests and also had nothing to offer. I take Levothyroxin, Lamotrigine, and Protonix.
Your veterinarian can take skin scrapings to examine under the microscope for parasites and for skin infection. If skin infection is present, it is treated with antibiotics for 3-4 weeks and mild antibacterial shampoos. The itch can be treated symptomatically with mild oatmeal shampoos, fatty acids, antihistamines or a short course of oral steroids, but steroids are not a good choice for long term treatment due to their many side effects.
Tinea versicolor is another condition that mimics your symptoms. The diagnosis is made by looking at the scrapings under microscope. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult another skin specialist for this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
and possibly test a sample of hair from one of the irritated areas. The follicle would need to be viewed under a high powered microscope to see the Demodex, and judging by all you've written, I'd say its worth a shot! Hope I helped! Good luck!
Thanks jim for the kind words, good to see you again as well. Hopefully your recovery is still going along well? I can only hope to get where you are in another year - the waiting is going to be tough. Goof haha, actually I'm only half kidding about the possible wang fall offage. One of the observed animal side effects of VX950 disclosed in our consent form is as follows: "In one study rats were given VX-950 for 13 weeks.
I'm sure you will find fiber balls as well as the particles that come from the skin, often with fibers attached to them. You can compare what you see under the microscope to the photos in the galleries. If you find black particles look at the page called: http://morgellonsdiseaseawareness.com/morgellons_photo_galleries/morgellons_particles_in_skin for comparison. I would encourage you to investigate alternative practitioners, such as naturopaths, herbalists, homeopathy…etc.
When she talks to the social worker again, I hope she can manage to not act defensive even though she must be feeling that way. I bet she is under the microscope, you're right. Hope things turn around for him - very scary.
He told me to buy dandruff shampoo and wash the areas with the shampoo until they were gone. It worked like a charm.
I have this same problem, but i was able to "squish" the granules between 2 glass slides. I work in a diagnostic lab. When I looked at the "squished" granules under the microscope, it was nothing more than a large ball of squamous cell epithelials (normal skin cells).
I disagree with the person that said this is a dandruff issue-- i have never had a dandruff problem in my life! It was definitely sappy, not like maple syrup but thicker, waxy, and of course, at the crown of my head. I like the theory that it is from a fungal infection-- I believe I noticed it shortly after a trip abroad, and it came after an odd sore on my finger (not an open sore, but like the skin was raw.) The responses on this forum were really useful.
recently my doctors sent me to another doctor that speicalizes in just the ears and it turned out that i had fungus growing in my ear which caused a second hole in my ear he put a microscope in my ear and had a tv so that i can finally see what was going on in there and it was a mess..
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