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How Do I Know If A 15 Year Old Has Mouth Cancer
Proper diagnosis: Cancer of the oral cavity is rare in a teenager. However, it is certainly possible to develop leukemia or lymphoma of the tonsils. Like every disease of the mouth, which includes the lips, the cheek mucosa, the tongue and the palatine tonsils (tonsils in the back of your throat), a proper diagnosis by an ENT physician or better yet an oral surgeon is the most appropriate avenue to follow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I know a female friend who is 27 years of age. She has had a chronic cough for 7 months to a year now. What can I do to help her?
What to do if I have a 15 yr old daughter I can't trust I don't know what to do with her shes been caught online 3 times now?
One thought: Discuss with her. Having consequences for actions can often act as a deterent. ...Read more
What to do if my family is infected with scabies, I have a 4month old son & I'm worried hes going to get it..how will I know?
Check baby: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. Whole family needs tx for scabies. Please see pediatrician if baby has signs of infection. ...Read more
What to do if i'm curious I have a 12 year old little sister and she is curious about it about:horomones, hair, periods ?
Proper antibiotics: Important to take all antibiotics as directed; do not stop antibiotic even if the symptoms seem to resolve before the prescribed dose is finished.Early stoppage of antibiotics can allow MRSA to survive and develop further antibiotic resistance. If initial antibiotic therapy does not help to reduce or eliminate symptoms, do not wait until the symptoms get worse.Serious infection need 2 antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 37 year old female who is suffering from a throat (oral) yeast infection. ?s: how long do symptoms last and how can I never get this again?
Thrush: Thrush is never normal and requires a cause, like taking antibiotics, taking oral steroids, using a steroid inhaler or topical spray, or underlying disease like immunodeficiency. Make sure you know the cause and avoid, minimize, or treat it. In meantime you need anti fungal medication to prevent progression of the candidal infection to 'esophagitis' for example. At minimum nystatin or Diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more
Not much: Unfortunately there is not much that is appropriate or safe in this age group. Luckly young toddler's do a great job of getting better on their own. Typically because of the ir small noses, a baby's cold will make a lot of noise which sounds worse than it is. Saline nose drops (little noses), tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and lots of love are the best remedies remaining. (emphasis on the last one). ...Read more
Can a 15 year old girl get pelvic inflammory disease without having sex and if so how do i tell my mom?
PID: is caused by sexually transmitted infection. Avoid self-diagnosis and tell your mother any symptoms that you have so that you can consult a physician. ...Read more
Is club foot hereditary? I have a 6mth old and i'm scared she will have what I have now... How do I tell is she has that?
I'm a 21 year old female who is 6'1 and i noticed that i grew taller. How do I know if I have a growing disorder?
Ask Mom and Dad: In some families, the teens keep growing a little bit each year in college because their growth plates haven't completely closed. There are usually other relatives with the same trait, so mom and dad should know of some. One's pediatrician (from prior years), or another doctor experienced in childrens' and teens' growth, can evaluate to see if any tests or anything should be done. ...Read more
I'm 27 years old have influenza B have a 5 year old how much is she at risk I'm scared to give this to her how do I prevent it?
My 3 year old has a fever of 101.2 after being outside all day. Should i worry? What can I do to help her.
Fever: If it is summer in your locality, make sure that the fever is not from dehydration. If she is not uncomfortable/restless, try not to give a fever reducer unless her temperature continues to rise but instead urge her to drink lots of fluids. Recheck her temperature every 4 hrs. In colder climates, fever is caused by infection ; if persistent after 24 hrs with added symptoms, bring her to thedoctor. ...Read more
Short simple answers: A 3 yo is curious and their questions can be difficult when you let the issue of genitals/sex cloud the picture. At that age a short simple answers is the best. Don't launch into lengthy discussions. "that's how it is".Expect her to ask the same ? repeatedly (they don't take notes).After she gets to 7-8 the questions can be answered in more depth. ...Read more
Im a 75 year old woman with primary perictoneal cancer I decided dont to ay of the surgeries or chemo . Now what i what to (now ) is how do i have to live?
What signs should I look for if I think my 6 year old might have adhd? My 8 year old is on medicine for it and my 6 year old has some similarities too.
What do you suggest if my dad in law had a heart-transplant almost two years ago now, and I'm wondering if it's safe to have a ferret around him?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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