A 30-year-old male asked:
bad headache in the left temple. it is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. but if it was a brain tumor. would there be other symptoms?
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General Surgery 20 years experience
Headache: There are many types of headaches. Some headaches are primary and some are secondary- meaning caused by something else. Severe or recurrent headaches are often investigated with a physical exam and often a ct scan to rule out some abnormality. Brain tumors are rare.
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Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). I would definitely consider quitting smoking.
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My oldest got constant ear infections as a baby; does that mean my newborn will as well?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Not necessarily! you may be able to take some precautions to reduce your baby's risk of getting ear infections. Breastfeeding helps to decrease the risk by helping your baby's immune system fight off upper respiratory infections. Also, try to limit your baby from feeding while completely flat-try to keep him upright. Also, avoid smoke exposure. Lastly, limiting exposure to colds decreases the risk.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Does an ear infection cause vomiting and diarrhea and fever?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Pinkeye: Most pinkeye is due to viral infection. The 40 or so viruses which can cause this have a symptom cycle of 3 to 10 days of activity until recovery except for the several that cause corneal immune deposits which can last longer. Antibiotic eyedrops do not treat viral disease but merely prevent secondary bacterial invasion. They do not alter the time cycle of the viral infection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?
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Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
A few days ago my throat felt "raw" like a scratchy feeling now my nose is stuffy yellow discharge, and my left glands hurt so bad!?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: You have a respiratory/throat infection. Could be viral and could be bacterial best to see a doctor. Other options to help with symptoms include taing elderberry, gargling with salt water or half and half peroxide and mouthwash (do not drink- just gargle) and a warm cloth around neck to hep with lymph glands. Important to rule out strep throat as that will improve with antibiotics.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2017
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