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How do kids get athsma?

How do kids get athsma?

Inherited tendency: Most asthma is part of the allergy/eczema/asthma triad which is controlled by several genes. Various factors controling the mechanics in lung pasageways trigger airway tigtening or relaxation over time an imbalance with excess tightening will emerge. Infection may trigger this in infancy but irritants, & other triggers will dominate. Meds can control it but true asthma is a lifelong tendancy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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How do people get roseola?

How do people get roseola?

Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more

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How do children get diabetes.?

How do children get diabetes.?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins 2. Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise. ...Read more

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How do adults get thrush?

How do adults get thrush?

Thrush is a: yeast infection. This results from a bacterial imbalance in the gut. One way this happen is when someone takes an antibiotic. Please see your doc who may recommend an medication or probiotics or both. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do babies get bronchilitis?

How do babies get bronchilitis?

Virus spreads easily: Bronchiolitis is caused by several viruses. These viruses are easily spread from person to person. A mild cold in an older child or adult can cause more severe inflammation in the lower airways (lungs) of infants, leading to wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, and other symptoms of bronchiolitis. Prevention includes staying away from sick people and washing hands well! ...Read more

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How do kids get pen worms?

How do kids get pen worms?

Pin worms: Pin works have a human to human transmission(feco oral).The eggs are present on the anus and through person to person get ingested. The eggs are hardy and can remain viable in a moist environment for up to three weeks. Please see the graphic for the life cycle. The most common symptoms is anal itching and it is usually diagnosed by "scotch tape method" to look under the microscope. ...Read more

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Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Do babies have to get vaccinated?

Depends: If you want them to live the vulnerable lives kids had in the 1700's & opt out,you should walk through an old grave yard & look at all the small headstones.Progress in vaccinations is one of the greatest advances in health during the 20th century.As long as there is international air travel,your kids can be exposed to imported cases of disease from around the world.It is foolish to think otherwise ...Read more

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How do you catch roseola infantum?

How do you catch roseola infantum?

Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause. ...Read more

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How do I get vaccination records?

How do I get vaccination records?

From your doctor: The doctors keep Pediatrics Records till age 21 in some states and 24 in other Adult records have to be kept for 7 years from the last encounter The records are destroyed after that But you can get blood test done to show your immune status ...Read more

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Do i need to get a chicken pox vaccine?

Do i need to get a chicken pox vaccine?

Depends: I'm assuming your not asking for yourself (a 26yo in the school and college system is required to have boosters on certain vaccinations). Otherwise blood serum can be checked for protective levels of varicella antibodies. If low..then boostering can be ordered. Secondly..is it needed? Is the person immunocompromised, very elderly etc. ...Read more

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How do you cure chicken pox in a child?

How do you cure chicken pox in a child?

Self heals: The illness passes through several phases while the immune system heals the body. Some will use antiviral meds in severe cases but it is not recommended for routine care. ...Read more

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How do you catch smallpox?

How do you catch smallpox?

Smallpox: Human to Human transmission. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally. ...Read more

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What vaccine can kids get?

Call md: Make an appointment to discuss various vaccines. ...Read more

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Way do people get shingles?

Way do people get shingles?

Viral infection: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you are infected with chicken pox, the Varicella Zoster virus remains in your body for life. At certain times of stress, or illness, your immune system and get what's called Herpes Zoster (shingles). Not everyone will get shingles, but it is relatively common. ...Read more

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How do you treat chicken pox?

How do you treat chicken pox?

Chicken Pox: Making your child feel more comfortable is the main thing- no "cure". Give tepid baths with baking soda or oatmeal powder to soothe itching. Prevent scratching when possible. Your doctor may recommend Benadryl Syrup to decrease itching. Keep the skin clean, and cool. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever (NO aspirin) Call your doc if there is high fever. Get the varicella vaccine to prevent it in the first place!! ...Read more

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Do adults get croup?

Do adults get croup?

Yes: Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold. ...Read more

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How do I know if kids have scabies?

How do I know if kids have scabies?

Scabies: Scabies features intense itching, especially when in bed, so it interferes with sleep. Others in the home or closely associated will also be itchy. The arms, hands, & genital areas may be scratched raw, while the face will be spared. Usually it is several weeks from first exposure to first symptoms, so it is important to treat all contacts, itchy or not. The cream is applied ears to toes 8 hrs or. ...Read more

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Do flu vaccines help. I get them every year but i tend to get flu anyways.

It depends...: They only help if they cover the current virus that is causing an influenza outbreak. The virus changes from year to year and the cdc makes an educated guess on which strains to cover in any given year. Fyi- you may not be getting actual influenza. There are thousands of viruses that can present with similar symptoms. The only way to know for sure is go to a clinic and get tested. ...Read more

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How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

Not from immunizatio: Autism is a disorder that appears to start during a pregnancy. In some cases it appears to be an inherited disorder but in others the etiology is unknown. There is no scientific linkage between imunization and autism. ...Read more

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