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Can I Give Sarcoidosis To My Children
I have back problems and I can't take my 3 year old daughter with me to go to doctors appointment's cause they give me shots so would this not be best?
Sorry please try to-: reword this so it makes sense. if I am reading this right, best to leave the child at home, better for you and the examining doctor! ...Read more
Many self heal: Much of what is labeled bronchitis is caused by respiratory viruses.With proper rest, nutrition and hydration, the problem self heals over a week or two. Occasionally they are complicated by ear, nasal or other airway infections that are bacterial and need specific treatment.A doc can sort that out. ...Read more
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has discoid lupus, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
For control see dr.: Acute bronchitis usually occurs in association with viral respiratory tract infection.Chronic bronchitis is recurring inflammation and degeneration of the bronchial tubes that may be associated with active infection.Chronic bronchitis often associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, dyskinetic cilia syndrome, foreign body aspiration, or exposure to an airway irritant. See pediatric pulmonologist. ...Read more
I heard tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect the effectiveness of vaccines in children. I don't want my daughter to be in pain, but i want it to work. Can I use it?
Sure you can use: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any store brand Acetaminophen per your child's weight. You can give it after she had all her shots and every four hours as needed for pain , fever or discomfort.Or every four hours after the shots for the next 24 hours regardless of pain or fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and i don't. i would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?
Should be easy: Almost everyone in this situation has healthy babies without problems. Your partner needs to be on anti-herpes treatment (e.g. valacyclovir), which will lower the chance of transmission to you. You can then have unprotected sex during your fertile (mid-cycle) days. Once you conceive, it will be important to prevent new infection in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss with your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: The only thing you need to avoid is surgery drinks. They are a source of empty calories. Also, i would use 1% milk. ...Read more
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has hives, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated. ...Read more
See below: Talk with her before the appointment. Be honest about the exam and the uncomfortable feelings she may experience you may want to choose a female provider, if one is available, and that is her preference. ...Read more
I want to ask about how to prevent varocoses for my fiance espacialy i feel that it is as her mother and sister they also have varicoses ?
Varicose veins: Support hose and support panty hose when worn most of the time when up can help minimize varicosities. ...Read more
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has congestive heart failure, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Fear: Without treatment of significant congestive heart failure you can expect worsening disability and hastening death. As to your question as to why men don't want to go to the doctor it is usually fear of having to deal with the unknown. Reassure him, tell him that you are with him all the way and perhaps he will listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with PCP: There are many parents who are blessed with kids that tax their parenting skill set.Fortunately there are people trained to help you identify areas where you can improve yours.Contact your dr & find out what resources are available in your area & commit to learning enough to help make parenting more rewarding. You will be glad you did. ...Read more
Low risk in children: Children are at very low risk for oral cancer, however, habit developed while growing up will influence risk of oral cancer later in life. In general practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from tobacco and alcohol are good starters. Immunization against hpv virus should be discussed with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I give a 2 month old for extreme coughing? I can hear the phlegm in her chest, i don't know what to give her :(
A trip to the doctor: For "extreme" symptoms of any kind in a 2 month old, whether they be extreme coughing, extreme crying, extreme runny nose... The baby's regular doctor or the emergency room needs to see the baby, about now. Two months is very young, and young babies need to have their "extreme" symptoms figured out. There is no over-the-counter medicine for babies or toddlers that treats coughing. ...Read more
My friend in highschool is allergic to strawberries and I want to protect her. Since I have Claritin (loratadine) sometimes, can I give one to her when expoused?
Yes but Epi needed: If the reaction is an anaphylactic one, she needs to carry a 2-pack epinephrine kit with her since no oral medication can save her from a severe attack. Antihistamine may help an itchy mouth but not potent or fast enough to do much for severe allergic reactions. Vigilance is still the best approach. ...Read more
I'm planing to get pregnant and i'm allergic to chicken fathers can i take flu shot? I never get it in my life ? I need help please tell me what to do
Should be ok: chicken feather allergy is not a contraindication for the flu shot. Notably, if you have a concern, most physicians will offer to let you receive the vaccination in the office so you can be monitored for any type of allergic reaction (that generally would occur within an hour). ...Read more
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