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A 37-year-old female asked:

i have shingles all the blisters have pop and are scab over can i go to work i don't want anyone to catch chicken pox but still itchy and sore ?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes....: Yes if you have taken anti- viral medication.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Most of us are already immune. If you still have scabs, avoid anyone with hiv, leukemia, organ transplants. Did you take acyclovir or valacyclovir pills?
Jan 27, 2015

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How can I soothe sore nipples after breastfeeding?

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Lots of ways: Keep your bra off after breastfeeding: let them air dry completely. Don't use a breast pad unless absolutely necessary: the pad traps moisture (leaked milk) like a sweat sock, and can lead to yeast infections and cracked nipples. Apply lanolin to the nipples after they are dry. Change the baby's position when feeding: too much pressure from sucking on the same spot can cause sore nipples.
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Should I be concerned that my skin has been itching throughout my pregnancy?

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Yes: Most of the time this is related to dry skin in pregnancy, but there is a condition called cholestasis of pregnancy that could be the culprit. Cholestasis can be very concerning and can cause problems for the baby. Itchiness without a rash in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There's a lab test for bile acids that can be done to look for cholestasis.
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Is itching skin common in pregnancy?

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Yes: Most of the reasons are not serious such as dry skin or pupps. But a more serious but rare cause is cholestasis of pregnancy. There is no rash and the hands and feet itch the most.
A female asked:

My daughter is 14. She has double session tryouts for soccer. That equals 4 1/2 hours of soccer a day. She has horrible blisters on her feet. Her second toe has a blister under her tonail. Her tonail is off colored now. What should we do. She has two more

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Blisters under: Toenails are quite common in sports participants. If you're able to drain it, apply a topical antibiotic and wrap it in a band aid, that's about the best you can do short term. You might want to check on the size of the soccer boots. If too small, they can be making things worse. Also, i hope the coach/trainer has them wearing running shoes for the pure running workouts.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
She might try wearing two pair of socks on each foot and see if that helps. This was something I was taught back in high school by my coach and it worked for me. ( to prevent the blisters, not treat them.)
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Three day head ache! started with work sunday?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Is it your first?: The odds are, you have a recurrent headache problem. So if the pain interferes with your work or leisure time, see a physician knowledgeable in headache care.

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