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How Do You Know When Shingles Are Gone
Shingles doesn"t : Cause shingles-it causes chicken pox. Shingles is contagious to people who have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters forming and old blisters healing. Similar to chickenpox, the time prior to healing or crusting of the blisters is the contagious stage of shingles. Once all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can no longer be spread & the contagious period is ove. ...Read more
Depends?: If you have not symptoms, there is a good chance your hemorrhoids are resolved or resolving. It would also depend on what type of hemorrhoids you have, internal or external. Most have external hemorrhoids and they are usually palpable and most painful. Internal one usually cause bleeding with less pain and not palpable. If concerned, get examined. Other problems mimic hemorrhoids & r worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The common cold: Don't know if it will happen. Why? Because there are over 100 viruses that cause common colds. ...Read more
Hold hand: Hold their hand and talk softly to them and tell them that you care about them. ...Read more
Not enough info: You need to offer specifics of the illness to have any hope of an accurate answer. ...Read more
Yes is most cases: There has been some concern that infants. ...Read more
When they are gone : Basically they are gone when they stay gone. Often one can under treat and the wart will come right back, or improve slightly. These otc freezing solutions are just not as helpful as the liquid nitrogen we use in the office. And in sensitive areas warts may require several visits to get a good cosmetic result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurology condition: ALS is a disease of upper middle age with an average age of onset between 55 and 65 years of age. See your primary care physician if you are concerned. If necessary, you would be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more
How do you get tested for depression? All I know is you go to your doctor but what do they actually do?
Assess severity: Doctors assess the severity of the depression including the risk of patient harming themselves. Some doctors use questionnaires to help with the assessment. Sometimes blood tests are ordered. Depending on the severity of the depression treatment may include: Self-help advice Counseling/psychology (including cognitive behavior therapy Medication Urgent referral to specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i want my hips pierced but don't know all the facts. I think . How long do they last?
I am assuming this : Is about lip (not hip) piercings? If so, here is some info to think about. The barbells used can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. If the barbell becomes unscrewed it could be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & lead to disfigurement. Piercings are life-long as long as they don't close back up. ...Read more
How can they know. I know its 6 weeks postpartum that you and your partner can have sex again, but how do the doctors know if your fully healed?
6 weeks?: 4 weeks post-partum is usually sufficient to heal prior to intercourse. This is based on how long it usually takes the cervix to close. Intercourse too soon can damage any stitches that were placed after birth and cause an infection in the uterus. Intercourse should be aborted if it hurts. Best wishes! ...Read more
Appendix: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get to er. ...Read more
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