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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Naphthalene mothball: Ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, v appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma ; convulsions w acute hemolytic anemia, encephalopathy, kernicterus. Kidney ; liver damage have been noted. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/naphtech.html#cancer . I haven't even touched on paradicholorobenzene mothballs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 7 moth old 's soft spot to not be sunken in?

Is it normal for  my 7 moth old 's soft spot to not be sunken in?

Positional: Babies soft spot acts somewhat like a water balloon in that laying down the soft spot may bulge out a little and sitting up it is often flat with the skull or a little sunken. Under the spot lies the coverings of the brain & a fluid filled envelope that acts as a cushion from trauma. ...Read more

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Moth scratch on my leg last night that broke the skin, can I get any diseases from that?

Moth scratch on my leg last night that broke the skin, can I get any diseases from that?

Scratch: The greatest risk is a bacterial infection where the injury occurred . If the area is painful , tender to the touch, or has spreading redness , the area has signs if infection and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have been having 2 periods in one month one at beginning of the moth and one at the end any suggestion of why??

I have been having 2 periods in one month one at beginning of the moth and one at the end any suggestion of why??

Length of cycle...: There is often a misconception that your period "once a month" literally means at the same time/date of every month. Cycles are often shorter than every 30-31 days so - if you have a 28 day cycle and start in the first couple of days of a month you will begin your cycle again in the last few days of the month. Shorter cycle = even earlier. Keep track and learn your own normal cycle length. ...Read more

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Will gum deisea spread round my hole moth?

Will gum deisea spread round my hole moth?

Probably: If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and fail to treat it then it will most likely spread to all areas of your mouth where teeth are present. Although there is no easy cure, treatment can help to control it. Just know that it requires a lot of effort on your part with excellent oral hygiene and regular visits to a dentist, hygienist, or periodontist. ...Read more

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Are tiger moth dangerous to human beings in any way ?

Are tiger moth dangerous to human beings in any way ?

Tiger Moth: Although the moth secretes a neurotoxin for its own protection against its predators, they do no harm to humans. I really would not eat one though, not necessarily due to its toxicity, but that little dust on the wings kinda sticks in your throat. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more