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A 35-year-old male asked:

do body lice (pediculus humanus var corporis) most often lay eggs in clothing/bedding/apholstery(fabrics) where humans tend to relax at night? is it true or false that body lice eggs on fabrics can take up to 2 weeks to hatch?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
LICE CAN OCCUR ON YOUR HAIR AND PUBIC AREAS ALSO AND LAY EGGS EVERY WHERE. THE EGGS SIX A DAY ARE LAID BY THE FEMALE AND TAKE SIX TO NINE DAYS TO HATCH.

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A lacy, red rash has broken out across part of my baby's body. Do I need to bring her to a doctor, or is there a way to treat the rash from home?

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Dr. Lionel Tapia
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Head lice remnants in hair - how to remove them?

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Does chemical lice shampoo lighten coloured hair?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

I am allergic to milk and eggs since birth, how can I improve my calcium levels?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Diet or supplement: Calcium is present in a number of non bovine products. Goat's milk, feta cheese, fortified orange juice, other milk substitutes, etc. It is also readily as a straight calcium pill, often sold with vitamin d added. Another simple source is "tums" that has calcium in its antacid tablets.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on hormones : I think that would depend on the type of hormone you are talking about and the scan you had. If you didnt get instructions then check with your doctor first. Did you have a thyroid scan? Was it a bone scan or a density scan?

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