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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Cdc has basically recommended everyone over 6 months old get the flu vaccine annually, unless they have a severe egg allergy (cannot eat eggs at all).
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Sort of: You can give pharyngitis, which is an inflammation of the throat, caused by the same organisms; they have no tonsils, and therefore cannot get a tonsi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It greatly depends on the baby. About 20% of babies infected with HIV will present with symptoms within their first year of life, most dying by age 4 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
?: If you were negative at the time of pregnancy, why would you expect the baby to have hiv? If there is any question, have the baby tested for hiv.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Unfortunately, breastfeeding remains very risky when the mother is HIV infected, and can lead to transmission; due to this, it is not recommended, esp ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Just once: Just one exposure to infected blood or body fluid can lead to infection. The higher risk exposure (iv drug use, unprotected sexual contact) will of c ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Not infected: If there is no signs of inflammation on a urinalysis, why do you think she is infected? This may be a case of interstitial cystitis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Equivalent: Both are equivalent forms of doxycycline, get whichever version is available at your pharmacy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Stress: Stress or other conditions that lowers your immune system can prompt reactivation of vzv, the causative agent for chickenpox; this manifests as shingl ... Read More
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