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Can Older People Get Strep
Not generally: Alzheimers disease is primarily a disease of older people. Development before 60 years of age is uncommon. In younger people some disorders can cause memory impairment such as can occur with trauma to the brain, childhood developmental disorders and drug abuse. Major depression can mimick dementia with slow thinking, lack of initiative, poor self care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diphtheria: This is an acute upper respiratory tract infection, but sometimes it infects the skin. Hippocrates first described the disease in the 4th century BC and major epidemics swept through Europe in the 17th century. It was known as 'the strangling angel of children'. it spreads through droplet infection. The means by respiratory secretions ( sneezing, coughing) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They just do: An estimated 5% of the population will be gas carriers at any one time and some carry it transiently for a few weeks & some seem to carry it at all times. Their resistance to active strep a disease is unexplained. ...Read more
Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bags: As people age, their eyelid skin begins to thin. Some people develop bags under the eyes. If severe, they can be fixed surgically. ...Read more
Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more
Eye changes shape: The eyeball gets less round and this changes the way the light is refracted through the lens. ...Read more
Anybody: Anybody can get hiv. It is exposure through risky behaviors such as unprotected sex - including straight sex - or other things such as IV drug abuse or getting a blood transfusion (transfusion is less of a risk now), which can lead to a person getting hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anyone can et the flu. Eating fresh foods and as much organic as possible help boost the immune system. Exercise, plenty of fluids, and proper sleep can help as well. Cod liver oil and probiotics also can help reduce susceptibility as can vitamin d. There are homeopathic remedies and chinese herbs that can boost the immune system or treat the flu..Find a practitioner in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: Enlarged adenoids and tonsils cause mouth breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea with obstruction of nasopharyngeal airway. Children with obstruction are prone to recurrent infections in ears and can ge recurrent infection in tonsils (tonsillitis)and adenoids. In some children particularly neurologically impaired chronic upper airway obstruction can cause congestive heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but does droop: It is not unusual for people's noses to droop with gravity as other parts do with aging. As such, it is not unusual for the nose to appear to become longer as its structural support declines. ...Read more
20 million: Worldwide, it is estimated that as many as twenty million people (mostly children aged 5-15) develop rheumatic fever each year; most of these cases occur in developing countries. In the United States, it is estimated that there may be as few as 2 cases per 100, 000 people each year which equals about 6000 cases. ...Read more
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