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Has anyone had scarletina?

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 more

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Has anyone had a child who has has frequent nosebleeds?

Has anyone had a child who has has frequent nosebleeds?

Childhood epistaxis: Nose bleeds are common in a lot of children and mostly hereditary. It is due to blood vessels growing very close to the surface near the front part of nasal septal mucosa. Cauterization of these vessels has a very high success rate to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had hsg?

Has anyone ever had hsg?

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

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Hi, has anyone had clitoroplasty?

Yes: It is not a very common surgery but it is performed for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Has anyone had or know someone who has had a retinal lymphoma, and how was it treated?

Has anyone had or know someone who has had a retinal lymphoma, and how was it treated?

Yes: Treatment would depend on the type of lymphoma. However, in general, it will be combination of chemotherapy +/- biological agent like Rituximab ( anti cd 20). Lymphoma is a very treatable disease and often times, curable disease. Discuss with your hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Gonorrhea is gonorrhea and needs to be treated. It's time for you and your fiance to have a serious discussion, and you'll need to be tested as well. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a corneal transplant?

Has anyone ever had a corneal transplant?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Has anyone ever treated a child with pandas?

Has anyone ever treated a child with pandas?

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 more

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Has anybody ever gotten a girl high?

Has anybody ever gotten a girl high?

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

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Has anyone ever treated a pinguecula?

Has anyone ever treated a pinguecula?

No: A pinguecula is a non-cancerous growth on the conjunctiva of the eye. Usually no treatment is needed, but if necessary there are eye drops your doctor may use to treat it. If necessary, an eye specialist can remove this surgically as well. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with temporal arteritis, has anyone who has had this condition gotten better quickly?

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

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My son was in contact with a cousin who has now developed the chicken pox?

My son was in contact with a cousin who has now developed the chicken pox?

Make plans: If he was never vaccinated, he could be contagious about 8 days after that contact & break out anywhere from 10-21 days after. If he was vaccinated at 1 yr & 4-5 like most kids in this country, there is no reason to be concerned. He will be immune. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has some fever and aches now, but he had contact with child that developed chickenpox.?

My 4 year old has some fever and aches now, but he had contact with child that developed chickenpox.?

If no rash...: ...Then it's unlikely to be chicken pox, although not unheard of. Fever and aches accompany pretty much any viral illness of childhood, and there are literally hundreds of them. If it persists or gets worse, let your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Highly contagious: Labial herpes is highly contagious. Individuals typically get exposed to the virus in early infancy through hugging and kissing. They may themselves never have a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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My child has had strep. Throat before, and he has tics and/or ocd. Does that mean he has pandas?

My child has had strep. Throat before, and he has tics and/or ocd. Does that mean he has pandas?

Not enough: Panda's requires periodic flare-ups of tics/ocd associated with recent infection and elevated antistreptocccocal antibodies - aso and antidnase - that elevated when the symptoms flare. Your doctor is the only one who can diagnose panda's. ...Read more

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