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New Iberia, LA
A 19-year-old female asked:

can body lice harm my one month old baby?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Possibly: See your pediatrician and get this taken care of asap. These critters carry a variety of infections and can also produce severe itching and rash. Get help.
Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Body lice in the US are very rare and can carry diseases. Head lice,on the other hand, are very common but do not carry diseases.
Dec 26, 2012

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If I eat fatty foods, will my baby gain extra weight from my breast milk?

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A 30-year-old male asked:

Male infertility runs in my family. Is it possible to be tested prior to trying to have a baby?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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A 44-year-old male asked:

If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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A 44-year-old member asked:

In premature babies, sometimes the alveoli collapse. Is that rds?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Yes.: That is exactly what underlies the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome - poor surfactant concentration leads to alveolar collapse in preemies. Prenatal Betamethasone helps prevent this complication.

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