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Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are ok, because there is almost no place for the lice to hide. If a person is worried about using somebody else's headphones, he can keep them in a plastic bag for 2 or 3 weeks before using them. By then, the lice should have died. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father had hodgkins chemo killed original cancer but whilst having chemo non hodgkin's grew chemo didnt work now spread brain lung how much time?
Be prepared: Advancing lymphoma that is not responsive to treatment usually means a relatively short life span remains, so it is best to prepare and enjoy the present with your loved one. Occasionally, clinical trials of newer drugs may be available for people who have failed conventional treatments, but these are "last ditch" attempts and may not increase survival much, but do help us to learn for future pts. ...Read more
Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, freezing temperatures may kill lice, but because it may take several days of freezing temperature this is not an effective means of getting rid of lice. Instead, most often special shampoos are used. For lice that become resistant to these shampoos an oral medicine is sometimes prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more
9mos concussion, pcs. Hit head again 2mos ago. Evaluated neur/psych, ct/mri normal. Invasive desire to hit head. Dizzy when the feeling comes. Wtf?
Postconcussive: A postconcussive syndrome can bring about any other psychiatric syndrome including an impulse control disorder nos. Seen from this perspective, medicinally one might expect benefit from Hydroxyzine dosed as tolerated between 10 mg daily up to 25 mg PO qid. If you also have posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology, there is always the possibility of a self-directed anger coming back at you in the form of a repetition compulsion.Either way, psychotherapy along with medication would certainly be the way to go.Low-dose antipsychotic interventions are sometimes also helpful in such conditions but i would certainly give Hydroxyzine a trial run first if you were among my patient population. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Lice or scabies or?: Although scabies usually doesn't affect the scalp, if it were, it would be behind ears and at base of head. Shaving your hair off would usually have treat pediculosis (lice). Have your doctor evaluate you. Treat you scalp/body with a scabicide such as permethrin as directed, or perhaps ivermectin. Scabies is caused by a skin-burrowing mite, so would not be affected by shaving. Could be fungal. ...Read more
Head injury from syncope, hostpital? About 2-3 hours ago, 33 age, male, 140lbs. Fainted hitting his head and chin on counter. Continueous headache, blurry vision, freezing like tempatures, sideways gait, his temp is 97.2 degrees ferinheit. Treatment given
Remvd breast nd lymph modes in surgery.recent pet scan revealed few cells near collar bone NT eradicated in chemo/rad.also NT spread.next treatmnt?
2days head cold move between stuffy nose or plug ears & equilibrium off occas. Today getting numbness diff areas on arms/hands & R shoulder. Worry?
Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?
Not up to drs: Best doctors can do is guess based on experience, however everyone is different. It's not up to us to tell anymore. My prayers go out to you. ...Read more
Post resected right liver lobe ,2 clean scans , new left lobe 6 spots 1.3cm rest much smaller ,portacaval 2.2x3.2 enlarged .everything else normal ?
Talk to Dr.: Who ordered the tests. The best person to speak to is the Doctor who knows your clinical picture. That doctor knows your case; medical conditions, medications, surgeries, family history etc. That Dr and can talk to the radiologists, surgeons, Hepatologist and other consultants to give you the best answer regarding the results of your scan. ...Read more
Friend has stage 4 sclc n nsclc currently under radiation suddenly his arm feels foreign, radiation doc blew it off, concern?
Ask his doctor: Lung cancer frequently spreads to the brain. This patient might already have it in the brain(the fact he is getting radiation being given now...? Which part of the body). Brain involvemnt by lung cancer can cause loss of limb function. Which should not be a surprise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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