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what are the signs of scabies or body lice?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Bumps and itch: Typically red very itchy bumps, and specifically for scabies burrow like rash that is itchy and most commonly in areas of skin folds.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scabies: Scabies can cause intense itching which worsens at night. There may be small burrows made by blisters & bumps in skin folds. Places you might find them include armpits, inner elbows, between fingers, feet, around buttocks, genitalia & breasts.

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How can I prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Keep pumping: Try to breast pump as soon as possible and for 5 minutes every 3 hours until your milk comes in. Try to express 6-8 times a day.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Will I ever get my pre-pregnancy body back?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. One's age is older, and some permanent changes have occurred, especially after several babies.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Does it take the body more energy to digest blueberries and raspberries than the energy contained within them?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes : Blueberries and raspberries burn more calories then they contain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best method to find basal body temperature?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Not accurate: As you first wake up place a basal body thermometer underneath your tongue for approximately 3 minutes. A digital thermometer is easier and more convenient. Unfortunately basal body temperature taking is very confusing. Any type of movement or any type of activity prior to awakening in taking the temperature will falsely elevated the temperature. Also when the temperature has risen approximately .6 to 1° ovulation has already occurred.
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In what ways is too much body fat harmful for women?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Many risks: Obesity is a cornerstone disease for over 20 other diseases: type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, alzheimer's, parkinson's, breast ca, colon ca, recurrent prostate ca, osteoarthritis, retinal vasular disease, glaucoma, pvd, chf, sleep apnea, and early death to name a few.

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