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Has Anyone Had Scarletina
Rash term: This was the term that evolved from scarlet fever after we had penicillin to treat it & stop if from becoming a major problem.A percentage of strep A germs has an additional gene that codes for a toxin that emerges within hours of the infection.The toxin triggers a sand papery red rash.While some other infections can mimic this rash it is a classic sign of strep A infection. It responds well to rx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HSG hysterosalpingogram: It is diagnostic x-ray procedure that gives information about the shape of the uterus and if the fallopian tubes are open. If performed by an experienced physician the discomfort from this procedure is minimal. Usually the discomfort is no more than like day one or two of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more
My fiancé just found out he has gonhorehea he has been 100% faithful and swears he has never cheated. He had a uti can that be mistaken for gonhorehea?
Frequent: Corneal transplantation, the replacement of a damaged cornea with a clear one from a donor eye, is a frequently performed procedure - about 20-30, 000 in the usa per year. The healing is prlonged and frequent visits to the surgeon are mandatory during that period. Your transplant surgeon can inform you of your risks and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend had a 105 fever and has been in hospital.IV antibiotics have gotten fever down, but she has gram negative blood infection.Is she contagious?
No: Your friend has sepsis, but she is not contagious. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My 2 year was diagnose with shingle has never had chicken pox by has been vaccinated with the chicken booster.. Is this possible. Hasn't had a culture?
It happens: I've seen shingles reported in kids as early as 9 months old and seen it myself in a 15 month old. It can happen to infants if mom had chickenpox while pregnant. It can happen to any child with even an unrecognized case of chickenpox. It happens at a lower frequency to those who were vaccinated than those with the wild virus, but the vaccine virus can be associated with shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The treatment depends on what phase of the illness the child is in. If the illness is still in the fairly acute stage, treatment consists of about one month of antibiotics that provide strep coverage, usually Amoxicillin or penicillin. If the condition is already into the long term phase (symptoms present months to years), antibiotics but also likely much more other treatments will be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: "candy is dandy but liquor is quicker" runs the old phrase. Males and females have the same biochemistry as far as drug and alcohol effects although body mass plays a role. That said it is possible to get a girl high but seriously, you should indicate your intentions ahead of time, discuss with the girl and only proceed if that is her desire. This is the ethical thing to do. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with temporal arteritis, has anyone who has had this condition gotten better quickly?
Many: Most people get better very quickly within a few days after starting appropriate treatment. Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better treatment. However, you typically need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. They will be slowly reduced. ...Read more
Is it true that if my 3 year old daughter has already had scarlet fever she wont get chicken pox?
My 4 year old has some fever and aches now, but he had contact with child that developed chickenpox.?
My 2 year old grandson I was told has multiforme erythema, his mother has herpes, and just had a bad outbreak on her lip. does it mean he has herpes?
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