A 21-year-old female asked:
i have very dark armpits and groin ,thighs and elbows from my childhood and at present i gained a lot of weight and now i got dark and thickning skin between my breast too ?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Darkening of skin in the genitals area, extending to the inner thighs, runs in some families. If many of the adults in the family have similar coloring, then it is likely normal for that family. One can see her primary care doctor for an opinion. The doctor may refer to an endocrinologist to see if there is a hormonal imbalance. Once in a while, hormone problems can cause skin darkening in places.
42 viewsAnswered Sep 20, 2020
How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
How do I know if a bacterial infection is causing my child to vomit and have diarrhea?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 20 years experience
It usually is not: Most of the time stomach bugs are caused by viruses rather than bacteria, and most of the bacterial causes are usually not treated in children. Bacterial stomach bugs are a bit more likely to cause high, prolonged fevers and bloody stools. The biggest worry with GI infections is dehydration. Make sure that your child stays hydrated and have him or her seen if you are at all concerned.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I am 21 weeks pregnant and have tender breasts. Today I noticed a small lump in my right breast-should I be worried?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are many changes in the breasts during pregnancy. Breast tenderness is very common. However, if you have a new breast mass, i would see your doctor within a week.
Be careful not to check the lump too often before you see your doctor as breast/nipple stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What are the risks of a child having an arm fracture from biking?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 21, 2020
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