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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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How to get tested for allergies/intolerances at the doctors?

How to get tested for allergies/intolerances at the doctors?

Skin or blood test: Allergists can perform blood or skin prick testing in the office to determine environmental and food sensitivities which could indicate allergy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child to get tests for autism?

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How long does it take for a child to get tests for autism?

Hard to say: Depends on what and how many instruments the doctor use and how many hours the insurance company is willing to reimburse. Ranged from 4 to 12 hours and these include doctor's report writing time. ...Read more

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How do you get a test for measles immunity?

How do you get a test for measles immunity?

Blood test: A simple blood test can check your level of measles immunoglobulin to see if you are immune (from having had either the disease or the vaccine.). ...Read more

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How to get a flublok vaccine?

How to get a flublok vaccine?

Doctor'sOfficeDrugSt: Flublok Flu Vaccines are available in Doctor's office and Drug Stores like CVS/WALGREN and others.These are usually given from Sept to March ...Read more

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What to do for measles?

What to do for measles?

Tender loving care: There is no cure for measles [virus is too smart for us]. Do things to make yourself feel better while you wait for your body to kick out the virus. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or muscle aches. No aspirin! call your doc [especially for babies]. Watch out for: ear pain, croup, diarrhea, severe cough/shortness of breath [pneumonia], lethargy/confusion [big deal brain infection]. ...Read more

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How to check for ehlers-danlos?

How to check for ehlers-danlos?

A few different docs: Diagnosis is typically clinical and based on exam findings. A medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder ...Read more

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How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

Many factors: The cost depends on whether or not a biopsy is done, and the extent of the non-biopsy part of the examination, modified by the coding, complexity, insurance carrier, and metropolitan location. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Depends on the test: Except for leukemias, blood tests are usually not diagnostic of cancers. Results of blood tests for leukemia may take anywhere from one day to a couple of weeks depending on the investigations needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get tested for dyslexia as an adult?

Can you tell me how to get tested for dyslexia as an adult?

Dyslexia testing: Dyslexia needs to be diagnosed by a psychologist who is knowledgeable about learning differences. IQ, academic, and phonological processing will all need to be assessed. ...Read more

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How to check for allergies without contact?

How to check for allergies without contact?

Allergies: If you are checking for contact allergies, an allergist or dermatologist can perform a patch test. Environmental allergies can be tested by skin test or blood tests. ...Read more

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How to get tested for hiv?

How to get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Any physician can order this for you. Many communities also have STD testing clinics. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

Can you please tell me the immunization and tuberculosis requirements for a child care?

PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read more

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How many vaccinations does a newborn need to get in the first month?

How many vaccinations does a newborn need to get in the first month?

Get all yourvaccines: Vaccines are important to keeping a baby healthy. There are almost no valid reasons to delay those recommended. Only the Hepatitis B Vaccine is typically given in the first month, even this can be delayed till 2 mths unless mom is a hep b carrier. In areas where pertussis is prevalent, the vaccine can be given at 6 mths. Mothers of newborns should check they are vaccinated for flu and pertussi. ...Read more

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How would doctor know to look to check for cancer?

How would doctor know to look to check for cancer?

Mass: Exam to find the mass in abdomen, rectum or neck ,under arm or any place in body. ...Read more

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Does a family doctor know how to check for skin cancer?

Does a family doctor know how to check for skin cancer?

He should: All family physicians know that an unusual pigmented lesion, an ulcer of skin that doesn't heal or an increasing skin nodular lesion is atypical and should be biopsies or at least examined by a dermatologist. He should also know that as one gets older and into the 60's that skin deposits don't shed but build up and become pigmented as senile keratosis, so that one can usually trust the GP. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell for which strain of flu they need to vaccinate each year?

How can a doctor tell for which strain of flu they need to vaccinate each year?

Educated guess!: Every year in early spring, a group of experts from all over the world gather and together come to agreement on which strains are most likely for that particular year based on what had gone on previous years, weather conditions around the world, what they are seeing in certain parts of the world. They take all that info and together decide which 3-4 strains will go in for that flu season. ...Read more

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Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Depends: Depends on the type of testing that was done, the office hours and days of operation of the clinic who tested you, and the general operating efficiency of the clinic. ...Read more