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are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes: The prevalence rate in men and women is similar. Hpv is also the most common std in the us according to cdc statistics.

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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
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.
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How do I know if a bacterial infection is causing my child to vomit and have diarrhea?

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Dr. Scott Tomaine
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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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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No: The answer is not a clear cut yes/no. The fda has assigned a category c rating which means there were some negative effects when given to animals at extremely high doses but no clear answer in humans. You should talk to your ob, eye doctor and pediatrician.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is isoniazid-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Both drugs are category c, which means there are no direct human harm shown, but animal studies show adverse effects on the fetus. The benefits may outweigh the risks, under certain circumstances, this should be discussed with your doctor. Rifampin is considered safe with breast feeding while Isoniazid is not and may decrease flow and quality of milk.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option.I'm 29 yrs old male.Im also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely to help: If you do not want medication , try not eat too much meat especially red meat , shell fish, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Elevated uric acid is a bad metabolic disease not just painful gout, it will damage blood vessels including coronaries, best advice take medication.

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