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What is the difference between au pairs and nannies?

What is the difference between au pairs and nannies?

Nanny is an employee: An au pair is a young person who comes to the us on a specific program through the state department. That young person is subject to very specific rules for how they can work and what else they must do that are regulated by the type of visa granted by the state department. A nanny is an employee of you and duties/wage/hours are specifically negotiated between the two of you without regulation. ...Read more

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I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

Quarantine should: not be needed. Chikungunya is primarily transmitted via Aedes aegypti & albopictus mosquitoes. It has also been transmitted to lab staff who handled infected patient blood. ...Read more

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Hyperpigmented area on side that is very hard to make out unless you stand in the light.Only ever so slightly darker than skin. Is this a cafe au lait?

Hyperpigmented area on side that is very hard to make out unless you stand in the light.Only ever so slightly darker than skin. Is this a cafe au lait?

Possibly: Cafe-au-lait spots are very common. A single one has no relevance, but more than three greater in size than a centimeter are suggestive of neurofibromatosis type 1, although need more info. Without seeing what you have cannot diagnose, but unless this is accompanied by other symptoms or is progressing, probably benign. See a dermatologist for more into. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are cafe au lait spots and how treated?

What are cafe au lait spots and how treated?

Cafe au lait: Café au lait macules are observed in 95% of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (nf1), which is the most frequently occurring neurocutaneous syndrome. These spots may also be observed in patients without nf1. Other conditions in which they may be observed include mccune-albright syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and fanconi anemia. ...Read more

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Why do I have caf-au-lait spot?

Why do I have caf-au-lait spot?

Common: A lone cafe-au-lait spot, either jagged or smooth bordered, reflects a mutation you took before birth. If solo and smallish, it means nothing at all. Enjoy it as one might treasure a distinctive good luck charm. ...Read more

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What does having cafe-au-lait spots signal?

What does having cafe-au-lait spots signal?

Coffee spot: These are flat, well defined pigment patches that may not be evident at birth. A few <6 and < 1cm size at puberty are likely unimportant.They are common in the general population as benign but permanent findings. In greater numbers and larger size they may indicate a form of neurofibromatosis (there are several). Your dr can sort out your specific issue with after an exam & family history. ...Read more

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I have three cafe au lait spots-- is it normal?

I have three cafe au lait spots-- is it normal?

Cafe au lait spots: Café au lait spots are benign and do not cause any ailment themselves. They can be treated by laser. Having more than six spots or large spots is associated with other potentially important illnesses so check with your doctor if you have many of them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cafe au lait spots?

What is the definition or description of: cafe au lait spots?

Tan skin lesions: Literally french for "coffee with milk" these spots look like irregularly shaped large flat light tan moles. Their significance increases if you have more than 6 before puberty as it can be a sign of a condition called "neurofibromatosis". ...Read more

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Do multiple café-au-lait spots on my baby's skin mean he has a serious disease?

Do multiple café-au-lait spots on my baby's skin mean he has a serious disease?

Maybe : It is best to talk with your doctor if you notice a large number of cafe-au-lait spots. A few may not be a sign of any underlying illness (my daughter has a huge one since birth on her trunk). However, multiple spots may can be a sign of a rare conditoin called "neurofibromatosis". There are other features that are associated with this condition so consult your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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