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Har koppor över hela kroppen?

Go see your doctor: Google translated above as "have smallpox all over your body?" so best to go see your doctor immediately (although very unlike for this to be "smallpox" as virus is contained in only a few high security research facilities). More likely to be chickenpox but still needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)? 

What is tick borne encephalitis (tbe)? 

Virus from tick bite: Tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is inflammation of the brain, caused by one of several viruses that are transmitted by tick bites. A tbe vaccine is available in canada and some european countries, but not yet in the U.S.. ...Read more

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My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

My D3 vitamin is 16/1is good?

Low: deficiency is less than 20, 20-29 is insufficiency and 30 to 80 is optimal. Your PCP may place on Vit D supplements ...Read more

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Me apareció una vena (o arteria) muy pronunciada en sien izquierda. Tengo 24 años, no presenta dolor ni ningun tipo de molestia. ¿Debo preocuparme?

Me apareció una vena (o arteria) muy pronunciada en sien izquierda. Tengo 24 años, no presenta dolor ni ningun tipo de molestia. ¿Debo preocuparme?

Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas de más médicos, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. **For more responses from more doctors, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more

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Quando uma pessoa esta infectada pelo HIV 1 e 2 ela pode ter pego um de cada parceiro(a)? Quais os riscos para uma pessoa hiv+ 1 e 2?

Quando uma pessoa esta infectada pelo HIV 1 e 2 ela pode ter pego um de cada parceiro(a)?  Quais os riscos para uma pessoa hiv+ 1 e 2?

Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas de más médicos, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. **For more responses from more doctors, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more

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From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?

Tick: most common ticks in minnesota are the black legged tick, american dog tick, brown dog tick and the bat tick. Not sure if those are covered in Madrid. Better check with the Health Department there to determine for sure. ...Read more

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What stops the creepy crawlies slash heeby geebies?

What stops the creepy crawlies slash heeby geebies?

Depends on cause: Heeby Jeebies is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension. Creepy crawlies is a feeling like insects crawling on your skin ("formication"). It is caused by a sympathetic system response to fear — tiny muscles pull on hairs, which literally stand up, giving you the sensation of something on your skin. It goes away when you relax or calm the anxiety. ...Read more

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17y.o.Lotsof Bdy hair;have mustache;beard growing, butmypenis is 3 inches-erect and 1inch-flaccid ;circum-big as thumb. What iswrong?willitstillgrow?

17y.o.Lotsof Bdy hair;have mustache;beard growing, butmypenis is 3 inches-erect and 1inch-flaccid ;circum-big as thumb. What iswrong?willitstillgrow?

Size doesn't count: We men are much too concerned with size. You're plenty big enough to satisfy women, yourself, and have a large family. I know it's easy for me to say and hard for you to accept, but don't focus on size. It's what you do with your partner that counts. ...Read more

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Falta de aire repentina al tragar, estaba en la calle y me paso que al tragar me puse nervioso y sentí como que no entraba el aire es la 2 vez q me oc?

Falta de aire repentina al tragar, estaba en la calle y me paso que al tragar me puse nervioso y sentí como que no entraba el aire es la 2 vez q me oc?

Falta de aire: Le recomiendo ir a su médico para que le hagan una evaluación fisica completa y descartar problemas a nivel boca/graganta. Tambien se puede hacer un examen de deglucion para evaluar si existe un problema al tragar y de ser asi de que tipo si es por alimento solido, líquido etc. ...Read more

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Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Bell's palsy to ramsay hunt syndrome, what to do?

Ramsay Hunt: The diagnosis and treatment of ramsay hunt syndrome is a bit complex. Your neurologist should have a crack at it and if you still are having lots of problems may refer you a subspecialty neurologist or pain specialist. Use of anti-viral medications, treatment of post herpetic neuralgia, and use of steroids have probably already been discussed with you or tried. ...Read more

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Does ring around tick bite always mean Lyme disease?

Does ring around tick bite always mean Lyme disease?

No: The bulls eye lesion clooks just like it says - a bullseye- central redness then a rim of clearing then a larger rim of redness. Just like a bulls eye. ...Read more

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I contracted west nile virus. Am I at risk for viral meningitis?

I contracted west nile virus.  Am I at risk for viral meningitis?

Yes: There is often a encephalitis or meningitis component to this disease. However, in the vast majority of people with disease, there is no neurological symptoms. If you are immunocompromised (very young, very old, have hiv, etc) then you may be more susceptible. If you have fever, headaches, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, you may be showing central nervous system signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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How is gbs (group b strep.) contracted?

How is gbs (group b strep.) contracted?

Common hitch hiker: Group b strep is a common germ in nature & found at any one moment in the genital tract of ~1/3 of women.In most cases it is innocuous, causing no harm, although it sometimes can cause a uti. It can be there one week & gone the next however, if passed to a newborn during labor or delivery, a fraction will get very sick.I would consider any mom @ risk & rely on the ob's to monitor the situation. ...Read more