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is it true that body lice, fleas, mites, and ticks can transmit rickettsial diseases?

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Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yes: Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.

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What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?

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Quite a few: In the second trimester, the baby continues to grow, making room for itself by pushing your organs out of the way. So your abdomen will enlarge, and towards the third trimester other problems like hemorrhoids, heartburn and back pain may result. "what to expect when expecting" is one of many good prenatal education books to consider reading for more information.
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How do I get rid of dust mites if my baby is allergic?

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Several ways: Get rid of carpet in bedrooms and stuffed animals in the bed. Wash the sheets and pillow cases in hot water weekly. Finally, get the hypoallergenic sheets and pillowcases at the store. All those measures should help. If not, then needs an app't with an allergist. That child might be a candidate for allergy shots in the future if those measures and/or meds don't help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does an infestation of lice of school children start?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Quietly: Lice are an only human paracite that takes only 10 days to go from hachling to maturity. They are tiny, often found in headgear, hoodies or scarfs & love to be shared (like headgear). Kids is close contact settings, with layers of clothing often pass the living lice. They gravitate to the scalp as a quiet place to feed.After a time whit egg casings appear tightly attached to hair.
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Do head lice jump?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ).

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