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A 21-year-old member asked:

can herpes simplex virus 2 infection of a new born during birth cause encephalitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Meningoencephalitis, inflammation of brain and its coverings, is one of three forms of herpes infection in newborns which often result in poor neurologic outcome even with aggressive treatment.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience

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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent my infant from getting chronic ear infections that run in the family?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
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A few things can hlp: Avoid day care, avoid second hand smoke, immunize on schedule, and hope for the best.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer if you skip the placebos?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: A placebo is a pill without any active ingredients. Skipping them has no consequence. However, taking birth control pills does increase your risk of developing breast cancer because of the hormones found in them.
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A 53-year-old female asked:

Burning sensation, itch, soreness started 2 hours after pap smear done 2 days ago. No allergy to KY jelly used. No infection prior. Cause?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Allergy: May be allergy to gloves used ( i.E latex).See your doctor if persists. It may also be a new infection (yeast).
A 38-year-old member asked:

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for my bladder infection now I have belly pain?

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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Unclear: Could be side effect of using the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or may be that bladder infection not fully treated. Follow up with your md.

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