Queens Village, NY
A 24-year-old male asked:
my son got the mmr vaccine 12 days ago and now developed a rash all over his body. it looks exactly like measles and fever of 100.4 is this normal?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Vaccine reaction: 2-3 % of children who get the MMR vaccine develop a rash and low grade fever 7-10 days later. It is not measles and is not cntagious
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I'm a man, should I get human papilloma virus vaccine to avoid genital warts and cancer?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The vaccine has been approved by the fda for ages 9-26 in men. The biggest advantage of the vaccine is to reduce the spread of the virus to women, which can be aided by reducing the number of men with the virus. Male genital cancer is much rarer than female cervical cancer, so the major benefit is preventing some types of warts an spread to women.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 38 years experience
See a doctor: Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days. If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Do the lung nodules caused by valley fever need to be surgically removed?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Not always: Valley fever is caused by a fungus called coccidiomycosis. Smaller nodules can be cured by antifungal medication. Larger nodules that are symptomatic, such as bleeding, or resistant to medications may need to be surgically removed.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 mos ago but fell 2 days ago, and painful swelling, could I have reinjured it?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes, but probably no: I tell all my patients how to protect their knees after surgery often with bracing and/or crutches. My guess is that most fall at some point in the early postoperative period. So you are in good company. It really spends on two things: what exact surgery was performed, and how bad was the fall? You should check with your surgeon to see how concerned he or she is. A quick check alleviates anxiety.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
My body keep on giving odd reaction, it trembles up from my chest through the throat until the jaws, so to the hands. Could it be hyperthyroidism?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 20 years experience
...: Could mean fatigue, are you sleeping 6h-8h every night? Do you wake up at the same time most days? Do you drink 3qts/water daily? Do you walk 30 minutes every day? If not, your body is tired and wants to sleep, so will have to be shaken, or shivered, to wake up. If you walk 30min daily, avoid fried & sugary food, drink 3qts water daily, you see the difference.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2015
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