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A 32-year-old female asked:

hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. fungal? allergy? bacterial?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Irritant: This is from an irritant reaction because of the alcohol. You may try a hand sanitizer (with a moisturizer)without alcohol or the regular one with a moisturizer and see whether you can tolerate either.

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I was on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months and had multiple health changes like night sweats, hair loss, mod weight gain and puffy face. Can a gyn address all issues?

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Yes: If your physical changes emerged after you started taking Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) it may be linked. You should see your Ob-Gyn doctor to select a contraceptive option best suited for your needs. Additionally, you may have underlying medical conditions that may be emerging and may not be linked to your birth control pills. Either way, see a doctor to get a full assessment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Should I hav a head ct? I have had a middle ear infection for over 8 weeks now with no change, dispite 3 doses of antibiotic ear drops, plus augmentn

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It depends on who has diagnosed you wtih a middle ear infection. With respect to my primary care colleagues: many times "fluid" on the ear is diagnosed as an infection when in fact it is not "infected" but rather residual fluid collection as a result of infection. If the fluid has persisted for 8 weeks... No you don't need a ct. If you haven't seen an ent, i would see an ent.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have a sore scratchy throat, my voice is gone, a dry cough and runny nose. I have been taking nyquil and dayquil, nothing is working. What can I d?

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Wait, rest, hydrate: Right now many viral upper respiratory infections are 'going around'! nyquil & dayquil both just treat the symptoms. Your body has to develop antibodies to this new viral intruder to your body. The only cure is to wait and help your body heal. Anti-biotics will not treat a viral respiratory infection. A statistic: over 50% of anti-biotics written in usa are unnecessary. Hope u r better soon!
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Period due before march 11 but nausea, headaches, some breast tenderness, twinges of pain slight, gas, light headed, very tired, back pain, mood swings?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
PMS vs pregnancy: First, check a pregnancy test... Pms or currently known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder which becomes more common in your late 20s/early 30s..I assume you are 29...It pregnancy is negative and your symptoms get better after each of your period, then you have yourself a diagnosis of pmdd. Check with your doc.. Good luck.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Dizziness reduced cognation lack of focus forgetful ear and eye pain headaches nausiea. Also abdom pain. Side pain back pain weakness of limbs?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dizzy: With multiple complaints which apparently are uncomfortable, you need to see your pcp to find out the cause, whether medical problem or effect of some medication.

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