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I had excessive exposure to secound hand smoke as a child. As a young adult I developed asthma. Is this because of the second hand smoke?
Possibly.: There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
If you didn't outgrow asthma as a child, and still have it as a young adult, does it become COPD when you're older?
I had bronchiolitis when I was a young child, is there a chance of it coming back when you are an adult?
Is it ok to use bug spray with deet on young children, and if so should the amount used differ from adult to child?
Deet 10-30%: Both the cdc and american academy of pediatrics support the safe use of deet 30% and below for children over 2 months of age. Parents should not let children apply it themselves and it should only be applied to exposed skin and not hands that may go into little ones mouths. Repeated studies have shown safety. Avoid oil of lemon eucalyptus for those under 3 years of age --it is not safe. ...Read more
No.: Severity of depression does not predispose one to mania. In fact, if someone has a lifelong history of depressive episodes without mania, they are likely to have more depressive episodes. A history of bipolar disorder symptoms makes it more likely that they will have mania as an adult, especially if untreated. ...Read more
Generally not: Antimicrobial associated diarrhea does not have long lasting sequelae ...Read more
Age doesn't matter: Thalassemia is an inherited condition; if you have it, you're born with it. The frequency doesn't change with age. It's more important where your ancestors are from. Thalassemia is common in Southeast Asians, African-Americans, and persons from around the Mediterranean Sea. If you come from these areas it's more likely you have it than if you're from Northern Europe, but still not really likely. ...Read more
HOW YOUNG?: For adults no matter the age the treatment for anxiety would include a thorough evaluation to determine any medical or physical causes then therapy, relaxation techniques, meditation, exercise, good sleep hygiene, healthy eating habits, reduction of alcohol and caffeine. Consider depression and then may need medications like anti depressants or anxiolytics. ...Read more
Yes: If the exposure was in adolescence it would affect brain function. This would not, strictly speaking, cause "retardation" since brain is already developed. "as mad as a hatter" comes from the fact that hatters, at one time lined their hats with a lead treated head band. Read the mad hatter's tea party in alice in wonderland. Lead caused madness is real. ...Read more
Potentially curable.: Stage IIb Hodgkin's Lymphoma is considered advanced but very susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, thus potentially curable. The 5 year survival rate for stage II is 90%. Having "B" symptoms can lower this excellent prognosis, but with more aggressive treatment, this is curable. ...Read more
Hello, I am a young adult 21years old. I wanted to know whether those various height increasing medicines really help?
Scams: At age 21, you have almost certainly reached your maximum height. The medicines are promoted by people who know they do not work, but that most people will not ask for their money back (they're embarrassed). You're male, though, and you can add lean muscle at the gym and look great regardless of height; you'll be admired for this and it trumps how tall you are. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes only the systolic to be high between 130-145 and diastolic normal in a young adult? No medical conditions and healthy in general
Most likely: Essential hypertension. and exercise. You should take your BP 2-3 times daily at home. These readings should average 120/80 at your age. If your BP is high, initial treatment is life style modification, including weight loss, low sodium diet. If this does not work, there are many effective medications with few side effects. ...Read more
I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?
Carry small wrapped baby wipes for this. Do no use public toilet water as this may contain various viruses such as the norwalk virus if some one is ill.
There are mostly infection concerns and would suggest against it ...Read more
Depends: Wills provide a legal way to pass on personal assets according to the wishes and hopes of the maker of the will. A will is unnecessary until there are a moderate amount of assets to be passed on. This is especially important if there are children or a spouse. In this age group, the major cause of death is accidental as illness in this age group almost always allows time to make a will. ...Read more
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Hello ~ I suppose it depends on what you look like and what mood you are in and who is looking at you. LOL!
This is funny, because there is no such thing really and different cultures have a different take on this. If you concentrate on not drinking, not smoking, and keeping weight appropriate, and EXERCISE ~ ie take GOOD care of yourself, you will stay young forever! ...Read more
See below: This is really an impossible question to answer as there are many variables including genetics, weight, types of physical activity, history of trauma to the joints or joints, smoking, poor diet, amount and type of exercise etc etc. Not everyone inevitably develops arthritis btw although we all develop a certain amount of wear on our joints just like we do on the tires of our cars. ...Read more
Yes: Every person that swallows with an intact second phase of swallowing, or piecemeal swallowing has a fixed threshold lower amount that will initiate this type of swallowing. Below that threshold, whether there is a swallowing problem or not, piecemeal swallowing will NOT happen. It is a bulk way of moving all of the food bolus down the esophagus in one big hunk when it does happen ...Read more
Diagnosis includes looking at the person’s medical history, watching the person’s behavior, & giving the person some psychological tests. But, it can be more challenging to DX an adult because it is not always possible to know about the person’s development during the first few yrs of life, and a long history of other diagnoses may complicate an ASD dx.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/autism/topics. Htm. ...Read more
Referral best: Call your dr. Ask for recommendation regarding urologist, then call urologist's office & request appointment. If u like urologist, then fine go ahead, if not, contact another one. ...Read more
Yes: Probably. Therapists are trained to work with adults and children. At a later time, they may choose to specialized in working with children. The important elements in a therapist are empathy, compassion, respect which are aided by intuition. These should easily translate from children to young adults. ...Read more
What type lymphoma: There are several different types of lymphoma, and the prognosis varies a great deal depending upon the type of lymphoma and/or patient's characteristics, such as age and baseline state of health. In addition to Hodgkins lymphoma, there are so many types of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that it is even confusing for some doctors. The doctor who diagnosed the lymphoma is best person to ask re. Prognosis. ...Read more
How would you go about getting an autism diagnosis for a young adult? Is there any benefit to get a diagnosis?
Find an expert: In most areas, it would be highly unusual for someone with autism to make it to adulthood without having been diagnosed, but it still happens. Evidence suggests autism manifests between birth and age 21/2 or so. There is no specific treatment for it; but, knowing what the trouble is may help. Also, am autism diagnosis might give eligibility to programs & services restricted to that diagnosis. ...Read more
Is there anything wrong with a young adult using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?
Yes: For one thing, it's socially unacceptable. Would you hire someone sucking a pacifier? Would you take food from a drooly, pacifier sucking waiter? Would you trust a banker as he sucks his pacifier? Some suggestions appropriate for adults: exercise. Chewing gum. Meditation. Yoga. Talk therapy. Knitting. Sports. The list goes on, and depends on what ever works for the individual. ...Read more
I would like to know what can be done to correct Lamboid synostosis as a young adult? Not many people seem to have this type of craniosynostosis.
Corrected in Infancy: The craniosynostosis types are best corrected in infancy. Beyond that time frame, surgical corrective procedures are lengthy, complicated and costly with no guarantee of improved facial shaping. However, you could ask for a neurosurgical consult on Health Tap for a expert opinion on latest technologies and options for an adult. ...Read more