A 26-year-old female asked:
hi there. been battling with intense itchy skin for the last couple of weeks. inner upper arms, upper stomach and occasionally back of legs. there is no rash where i am itchy but just the intense itchiness.
no new medication or creams. nothing new.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A person with itchy skin all over, but no visible rash, can see his primary care doctor to see what the problem could be. If the skin is very dry, itching could result even without an obvious rash. Otherwise, the doctor might look for internal problems that can cause itching, such as drug side effects, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, etc...
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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 40-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 55 years experience
Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Could birth control cause stomach pains and breathing problems?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
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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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Last updated Jan 18, 2020
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