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Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?
Nothing wrong: Speaking as a potential "one of those guys" there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this senario. Next time, why don't you ask to join them? ...Read more
My kids were playing with an unvaccinated dog in Mexico, even though they weren't bitten by the dog, should I worry about rabies?
Why did western healthcare workers in Africa catch ebola if they were covered up in protective suit? Seems same could happen in developed countries.
No way to tell..: There is no way to tell what really happens in these cases. Protective medical equipment decreases the chances of contracting a disease but like anything else in life it is not 100% reliable especially if they are not used properly. In the case you are bringing up we cannot have all the details on how these people were using their protective equipment at the time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Capillaria aerophilia , capillaria plica. Can these two parasites be transmitted to humans? My dog has it, and i sleep with him...Vet said he has it.
No transmission : Capillaria transmits thru an intermediate host, by eating raw fish of certain kinds. ...Read more
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Unconscious racism: It would be rare to encounter this amongst younger us trained doctors where we train with and treat patients from all walks of life. Doctors know first hand all humans are the same color underneath & most treat patients with the same principals regardless of one's race. When a patient senses unconscious racism from a doctor, it is likely the patient's perception and not reality. ...Read more
Indoor cat is on topical parasiticide and antihelminthic selamectin but likes to play in garage, what risk to me if he eats dead mouse?
Ankle licked by friendly street dog that belongs to a neighborhood man in Sonora, Mex today... no open wounds, one small scab in area. Rabies?
Doubtful: Usually transmitted from the bite of an infected animal. Have the dog taken in by animal control and tested. ...Read more
Measurements of vintage hollywood ladies, sophia loren, 38-24-38 marilyn monroe, 36-23-37 ava gardner, 36-23-37. How did they get and keep that fig?
Ate biscuits from a person feeding a street puppy from his hands. Before serving me he washed his hands with water. Chances of Rabies? (Immunized)
99%sure family has broad tapeworm infection. All 9 showing symptoms. 10+ diff. Drs in oklahoma don't believe us. Help! 3 are infants. All ate same fish?
Tapeworm: I hear your concern. Unfortunately, doctors don't believe self diagnosis, because despite most fervent claims, objective data are often lacking to support them. If you are sure that you ; your family members are infested with tapeworm, then it would be so easy to prove by giving a stool sample for testing and if it is there, it will be readily revealed. But if none is found, then there's a proble. ...Read more
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Can HIV fluids which were on a stainless steel door handle be able to transmit by touching it with bare hands? Not a xerox machine! lol.
Extremely unlikely: Especially if there are no open cuts or sores on one's hands. ...Read more
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
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