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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Can: Tb is an easily transmitted disease from individual to individual, particular in circumstances when they are together in a closed space, like a school. ...Read more

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Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

No: If the adult has active chicken pox then yes. If the adult has had chickenpox and is immune then not they will not carry it... Wash hands between touching an infected child and an uninfected child. It is spread primarily through respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

A family member breeds birds from home - finches, budgies etc. He does sometimes bring things into the house. Can humans catch any illness from birds?

Several diseases: come to mind, including parrot fever (psittacosis), campylobacter (mostly from contaminated poultry products) and salmonella. You can google any of these diseases. They do affect humans, with the latter 2 bacterial infections with the highest incidence in North America. ...Read more

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What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

Less help: We are in an epidemic of need and a crisis of lack of resources. Not just the public schools, but private schools as well just can not accommodate the need. Parents need to look to private agencies and services. However, they need to be careful to not get ripped off by false claims. Support must come from professional agencies that will determine appropriate use of limited resources. ...Read more

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Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

No.: No. Diabetes is not an infectious or contagious illness. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body's immune system attacks & damages its own cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin, which controls blood sugar. Type 2 is a disorder of Insulin resistance & has a high genetic predisposition. Neither is spread directly from person to person. ...Read more

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Are there parasites one could acquire & spread to household members from working on pig farm? How about playing with crayfish?

Are there parasites one could acquire & spread to household members from working on pig farm? How about playing with crayfish?

Little if any risk: Animal parasites that can be harmful to humans once were common in hogs, cattle, etc -- but they are now extremely rare with modern farming methods. Probably no risk at all. I am unaware of any parasites carried by crayfish; probably no risk. ...Read more

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Can anxitey disorders and colds, viruses or other bugs agrivate each other?

Can anxitey disorders and colds, viruses or other bugs agrivate each other?

Fighting multi-wars: Anything that competes for or depletes your body's resources can leave you less able to withstand another attack or demand. So, you are more vulnerable. Also - your experience of the symptoms may be worse. This is a good reason to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety and live a healthy life style. CBT can teach useful skills. Best! ...Read more

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Can my child attend school with a post viral rash? Fever is gone, no other symptoms.

Can my child attend school with a post viral rash?  Fever is gone, no other symptoms.

Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more

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How contagious can type 2 herpes can be and spreads to other family members ?Its asymptomatic one , any preventions ?

How contagious can type 2 herpes can be and spreads to other family members ?Its asymptomatic one , any preventions ?

Lesions contagious : You are most contagious when lesions are present and exposed. It is best transmitted via the mucous membranes, oral or genital, even if asymptomatic. Be well. ...Read more

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My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?

Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read more

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In az, bug bites ended up as worms/larvae moving thru skin. Family pulling them from skin, nose, etc. Mom had dozens in eye. Doc stumped. Any ideas?

In az, bug bites ended up as worms/larvae moving thru skin. Family pulling them from skin, nose, etc. Mom had dozens in eye. Doc stumped.  Any ideas?

Worms/Larvae: You must absolutely get in to see an infectious disease physician for testing. That is the only appropriate physician to answer this. ...Read more

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Is RSV contagious from children to adults to children? We will visit grand child 7 months diagnosed with rsv. After a few days we will then visit other grandchildren ages 5, 3, 1 in another household. Will we be contagious? Can we infect the othe

Is RSV contagious from children to adults to children? We will visit grand child 7 months diagnosed with rsv.  After a few days we will then visit other grandchildren ages 5, 3, 1 in another household.  Will we be contagious?  Can we infect the othe

Yes but.....: RSV is the main cause of the human cold during RSV season.It is a germ that generates poor if any immunity if you catch it, and humans are often reinfected every year or two. It can be spread by droplets (in air) or on your hands.If you catch it you can spread it for days and weeks afterward. It is more worrisome to kids below 16 lb than those that are larger.Good hand washing helps reduce spread ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus will it spread to other family members?

Lichen simplex chronicus will it  spread to other family members?

Possible: Lichen simplex chronicus describes thickening of the skin secondary to scratching. In and of itself it is not contagious. However, if one is scratching an infected site, then one could transfer that infection to others. ...Read more

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Can a person catch intertrego at another persons house buy using there bath tub?

Can a person catch intertrego at another persons house  buy using there bath tub?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is the word used to describe a rash in body folds. Affected skin is reddened and uncomfortable. Intertrigo is particularly common in those who are overweight. Body folds (flexures) are prone to inflammatory rashes because of: relatively high skin temperature, moisture from insensible water loss and sweating cannot evaporate, friction from movement of adjacent skin results in chafing? ...Read more

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How long does Bactria and viruses like salmonella typhi, hep A, hep B , herpes etc. can survive on surfaces like mattresses, blankets, clothes etc.

How long does Bactria and viruses like salmonella typhi, hep A, hep B , herpes etc. can survive on surfaces like mattresses, blankets, clothes etc.

Varies: Streptococcus pneumonia and strep pyogenes can survive on surfaces such a books, toys cribs for months. Studies show that antibiotic resistant bacteria can survive on hospital fabrics for upto 90days (synthetic fabrics) . Viruses such as adenovirus, herpes virus and polio virus can survive on hard surfaces for upto 8 weeks. Vaccinia and cocackie virus can survive for upto 2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more