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heat illness - what's wrong with body thermostat?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: All non-heat-stroke issues stem from "local" (usually environmental) conditions causing too much heat in / produced / retained for body's propper fxn. Breathable fabrics, good hydration, exposure limits can all reduce these risks. Heat stroke esentially is failure of body's thermostat--often d/t prolonged issues above, some occur quick w/temp extremes--& can be fatal if not cooled rapidly.

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If my baby has a lot of big, light brown spots on her body, should I be worried?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Ask your doctor: Light brown discoloration of the skin is very common. These may be "cafe au lait" birthmarks. These are usually normal, but depending on the size, number and distribution of the spots, your doctor may wish to do more testing. Multiple spots can sometimes be associated with an inherited condition called "neurofibromatosis". See your baby's doctor for more information.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How does malaria infect the body?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
From mosquito bites: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I decrease body odor?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I help prevent the cells in my body from dying prematurely?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Healthy living: There is no one step, medication, diet or other item that will address that. Caloric restriction, exercise, low saturated fat intake, no use of tobacco, and no more than one alcoholic drink a day, getting adequate sleep, maintaining a positive attitude, having a good circle of friends my be conducive to healthful life.
A 26-year-old male asked:

Does lack of sugar damage your body.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, eat other things: People do not need to eat sugar. The lack of sugar does not harm the body. The body makes sugar from starches and other foods that people eat.

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