A 17-year-old female asked:
dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
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Dermatology 57 years experience
Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details.
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Both of my older kids had chronic ear infections; does this mean my new baby will, too?
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Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Family history - mother's and father's, and sibling's - can suggest a predilection for ear infections, but it is only a tendency, not definite. If there is a family history, monitor closely.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why can arm swelling and pain happen after breast cancer surgery?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining tissue fluid and bringing it back into the circulation. Lymph node removal short-circuits this process leading to the risk of chronic swelling, or lymphedema. The less nodes removed, the lower the risk.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
OTC or Rx: You can start with simple over the counter antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (get generic store brands to save money). If those don't work, your next step is to start with your pcp and you may benefit from nasal steroid sprays (flomase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhincort)!or antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin, patanase).
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
West Fargo, ND
A 49-year-old female asked:
4 months ago I had total knee replacements(both) and I still have swelling, burning, sharp needle like pains is this normal? What are the signs if one is allergic to the metal in the knee replacement (both)
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Can be normal: Some pain and swelling can be normal at this stage. May take close to 1 full year for complete resolution with good therapy. Signs of metal allergy include persistent pain and swelling, skin rashes, including hives , and x-ray findings of component loosening. A sample of the metal, provided by the implant company, can be taped to your arm to confirm. Ask your surgeon.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Is a heating pad or i've better for kidney pain? Er said I had a UTI but i'm not really having bladder problems, it's just my left kidney.
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Urology 28 years experience
Neither: If it's a stone not much but medication and passing the stone will help. My condolences.
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