A 19-year-old male asked:
i am a chronic typhoid carrier since 3 years. i have no symptoms of typhoid fever but the bacteria is still in my body as the test reports come positive. i have consulted many doctors but the medicine prescribed by them doesn't cured it. please tell me ho
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Family Medicine 32 years experience
Typhoid: I believe the treatment for typhoid is still Ampicillin, but this has been the recommendation since 1966. I would recommend you talk to an Infectious Disease specialist. You can find one on the Healthtap Network!
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How many times per day should my baby poop?
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
It depends....: The frequency of bowel movements varies with age. In the first month, babies can have 4-7 stools per day, sometimes after every feed! at about one month, most infants will move their bowels about 1-4 times per day. By about 4 months, some breastfed babies will only need to have a bm once or twice a week! call your doctor if you are not sure.
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What should I do if my babys had a fever for five days, and tylenol (acetaminophen) isnt making it better?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
Call your doctor: When your baby has had fever for more than 3-5 days that does not seem to be resolving, they need to be examined to determine if the cause is serious and what treatment is required. Don't forget that a baby can be sick without a fever, and as a parent, you know your child best. Fever is just a symptom, and by itself is not harmful and is part of the bodies natural immune response to illness.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How are the lungs protected from bacterial infection?
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Dr. Cristina Carballoanswered
Neonatology 39 years experience
Nose: The cilia in the nasal passages are the first line of defense. The lung itself has macrophages that also destroy invasive bacteria.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you explain how parathyroid hormone injections make bones stronger when too much parathyroid hormone made by the body weakens bones?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
Good question!: Parathyroid hormone (pth_ causes two main effects - a decrease in phosphorous in the blood, and an increase in calcium. If a body makes too much PTH (constant, high levels) it will leach the calcium from the bones to keep the blood levels up. Injections, however, are intermittent, lower concentrations that can stimulate bone strengthening by absorbing the calcium in the bood.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get rid of chlamydia which has been in your body for 2 years and has already caused fertility problems?
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Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Chlamydia can be successfully treated and eliminated, but the damages done may not be reversible.
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