A 53-year-old female asked:
can i get whitlow finger on my finger from touching a cold sore on my face by accident. i have hsv-1 and hsv-2 antibodies. thanks?
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Dermatology 57 years experience
No: There is a herpetic whitlow. But when you already have the virus your immunity contains it so it will not disseminate to other areas.
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My oldest got constant ear infections as a baby; does that mean my newborn will as well?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Not necessarily! you may be able to take some precautions to reduce your baby's risk of getting ear infections. Breastfeeding helps to decrease the risk by helping your baby's immune system fight off upper respiratory infections. Also, try to limit your baby from feeding while completely flat-try to keep him upright. Also, avoid smoke exposure. Lastly, limiting exposure to colds decreases the risk.
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Can I give my baby an antiseptic spray for his sore throat?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: I don't that would be wise. Ingredients in those can cause seizures in high doses, and no one knows how much is safe for a baby; also they can irritate the throat and cause it to close up.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
My child has a stomach ache with his chickenpox, can I give them pepto-bismol?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not recommended: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has a component salycelate that was linled with a devistating disease called reye's syndrome in the 70's & 80's. After physicians stopped recomending salycelate products there was a rapid decline in the frequency of that problem. Discuss your concern with your physician for the best possible comfort meds.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?
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Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
A few days ago my throat felt "raw" like a scratchy feeling now my nose is stuffy yellow discharge, and my left glands hurt so bad!?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: You have a respiratory/throat infection. Could be viral and could be bacterial best to see a doctor. Other options to help with symptoms include taing elderberry, gargling with salt water or half and half peroxide and mouthwash (do not drink- just gargle) and a warm cloth around neck to hep with lymph glands. Important to rule out strep throat as that will improve with antibiotics.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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