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Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Ask your vet: You should ask you vet. I suppose the most common problems would be ticks from dogs. ...Read more

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What diseases are known to have pica as a symptom?

What diseases are known to have pica as a symptom?

Anemia, psych ones: Iron deficiency anemia in particular is commonly found in those with pica. Mental retardation, autism, some forms of pyschosis can all be associated with pica as well. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
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Have your partner get STD testing
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Fifth's disease for an young adult. What are the usual symptoms?

Fifth's disease for an young adult. What are the usual symptoms?

Fifth Disease: Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms. Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How can we determine diagnosis of what looks like hirschprung's disease?

How can we determine diagnosis of what looks like hirschprung's disease?

Study and biopsy: A low segment barium enema will outline the colon and any typical features of hirschsprung's disease. The gold standard is rectal biopsy looking for microscopic ganglion cells. Absence of these ganglion cells is suggestive of hd. ...Read more

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What are the tests for Crohn's disease?

Multiple: colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy. Imaging studies (usually CT scan or MRI). Blood tests ("IBD serologies", the most popular one is called the Prometheus panel). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

What are the symptoms of a disease knows as "Chikunguya"?

See below: Fever, muscle aches and sever bone pain are common. The severity varies. Some people may get a rash. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/ ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What does "orphan disease" mean for someone with it?

Rare condition: "orphan" diseases are rare medical conditions - they are called orphans because so few people have these diseases that it doesn't make financial sense for drug companies to pay for research to find cures, so in the past they didn't get much help. Now these orphans are "adopted" by nih, gov't & special foundations, so there are special funds to help find treatments and cures. ...Read more

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Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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Any good commercially available halloween treats for child with celiac disease?

Any good commercially available halloween treats for child with celiac disease?

Many brands: A good site with brand name manufactures lists is http://celiacdisease.About.Com/od/glutenfreefoodshopping/a/gfcandies.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the main ways in which physiological diseases are treated?

Disease specific: All treatments are disease specific and there is no one answer to provide to you. ...Read more

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