A 20-year-old female asked:
i have a rash. one doc said bed bugs. the next said eczema. they are sporadic welts ann patches of red rashes. any insight? very itchy. on tummy &back
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Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Eczema: Both of the diagnoses are plausible. Bed bug bites also happen often on the arms and legs. Also, you may find them if you search and you might notice a pungent odor. If these are not the case, it is more likely eczema. Try the treatment they have prescribed for a few weeks and see if the symptoms are eliminated.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
This is the first time i've hadlow back pain. Will I have to have x-rays on my first visit to the doctor?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
No: The recommendations for treatment of low back pain involve identifying a trigger and conservative treatment. Things like anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, heating pads or ice packs, and stretching are first line therapy. If your pain fails to improve then an xray would be considered. Of course, if you have numbness or loss of bladder/bowel control you will most definitely need imaging.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
My child has a stomach ache with his chickenpox, can I give them pepto-bismol?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not recommended: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has a component salycelate that was linled with a devistating disease called reye's syndrome in the 70's & 80's. After physicians stopped recomending salycelate products there was a rapid decline in the frequency of that problem. Discuss your concern with your physician for the best possible comfort meds.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
I have a sharp pain in my left area of stomach this happens like every 3-5mins. It just started today, what could this be? Im not pregnant but been trying
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
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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 38-year-old female asked:
Could myoclonic jerks be from cervical spine stenosis. Before I fall asleep sometimes I have this jerk and I bite my tongue. Happens like once a month?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep disorder: Classically myoclonic jerks are a type of rare seizure disorder, these are rare in adults. And its true that a lot of seizures happen upon waking or going to sleep. You may have a sleep disorder that explains this better. It would be wise to have a sleep study to be sure and there are treatment for these as well.
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Last updated Oct 14, 2017
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