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Dr. James Ferguson answered:
At 15 is a boy too young to have high blood pressure?
Not at all High_blood_pressure
If he is big or hefty it could even be the common high blood pressure many adults get. (no obvious cause). If little kids get it (and they do) it can be a problem with the kidneys or heart or several other fixable issues. In either case, proper evaluation and treatment is needed to get the blood pressure into an acceptable range. You don't wait to see if it gets better when older.
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Dr. Corey Clay answered:
Dyed hair on monday and it is Wednesday now forehead and sides are swollen, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compress, how long until swelling goes down?
Dye sensitivity Antihistamines
Likely allergic to hair dye (usually the phenylenediamine component). This is a ''delayed hypersensitivity" unlikely to respond to benadryl (diphenhydramine) and unlikely to improve if exposure continues (wash out thoroughly). A physician would need to confirm by examination and patch testing to confirm. Treatment depends on severity. High potency topical steroid vs other topical immune suppressant vs other.
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3 year old just seen at the ER last night broke out in hives dont know why she has a viral infection also. How many hours apart can I give Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Rash with a virus Rash_under_breasts
It is common, especially with children, to get a rash with certain viruses. The rash tends to get better in a few days. Treatment of an itchy rash can be with antihistamines. I prefer the long-acting, non-sedating antihistamines like ceterezine (Zyrtec) or loratadine (Claritin) in kids, which is taken once a day. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be used every 4 to 6 hours, but it makes you sleepy.
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Every day I have watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing constantly due to allergies. I've tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, nasal spray fluticasone, and Zyrtec?
See an allergist Stringio
See an allergist who can help you identify what you are allergic to, if it is allergies, and help prescribe a combination of medications that will control your symptoms.
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My 6month old is having serious allergic reaction to amoxicillin&clavulanate(augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) prescribed by doc.Rash all over his body&face.What can I use?
Call your doctor Open-uri20150217-28074-rs3nza
call the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. Not all rashes are the same. They look different and can be caused by different things depending on if your child has had the antibiotic before and how many doses the child has taken. Rashes in a child may be due to a virus and not antibiotics. Call your doctor.
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I am exhausted; have post nasal drip and am spitting up bloody plegm. What would be the cause?
Bloody phlegm is bad 476931459
We can all get a nose bleed, but blood coming from the lungs is bad news. If you are coughing up blood seek urgent medical help.
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What is the soonest one can test for HIV with accurate results?
Depends on the test Hiv_1
Some tests can detect HIV about 2 weeks after infection, but most screening tests detect HIV 3 to 8 weeks after infection. Some advise... 1.Seek help from a doctor about your situation. 2.If you have unprotected sex you can take post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 72 hrs (and preferably sooner) to cut your risk in getting HIV. 3. Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections.
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