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How do you know if a person has shingles?

How do you know if a person has shingles?

Pain and Rash: Typically, the pain comes before the skin eruption. You will need to get an evaluation. Shingles usually stays on 1 side of the body and doesn't cross the mid line. ...Read more

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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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How do you know if someone has a concusion?

How do you know if someone has a concusion?

Concussion : This is basically caused by the brain hitting the skull or the skull hitting it due to injury. The brain sits in fluid. Anyone who is knocked unconscious has a conclusion, that's easy. Lots of sports injury with schools ansd states making definition. If person is hit in the head and sees"stars". They have a concussion and should be evaluated. Evidence shows even small concussions are dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

How can you tell if someone is a hypochondriac?

Formal diagnosis: The diagnosis is a formal one, made by a mental health professional like psychiatrist or psychologist. Hypochondriasis is a disorder where the person is fearful of and obsessed with having a serious illness, despite appropriate medical examinations and doctors' reassurances to the contrary. People with this type of anxiety over-focus on body sensations and become very frightened by them. ...Read more

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How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

Multiple signs: Basically they breath fast, have palpitations very aggitated, terrified, muscle spasm specially on hands and feet with shakiness all over. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

Get evaluated: You can feel a subcutaneous nodule non adherents to the skin usually non tender.May be hard to differentiate from lipomas in inexperienced examiners. ...Read more

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What we should do if someone has a seizure?

What we should do if someone has a seizure?

Avoid injury.: Make sure that pt.Does not hurt himself, do not try to insert spoon in mouth, if possible turn head to one side without hurting pt. A good description of seizure from the beginning until pt. Is fully conscious with timing will help a doctor more than testing. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

How to know if I have a pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism: P.E. Is a thrombus (clot) that travelled to the blood vessel supplying the lung. Small clots do not obstruct as much and symptoms can be cough or shortness of breath. Ct or MRI scans are now used more than ventilation/perfusion scans. Large clots can completely occlude the pulmonary artery and are lethal. Death can be sudden and unexplained or misdiagnosed. Recent surgery or bedrest add risk. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Could you tell me what happens if a person who is not actually having a stroke is given tpa (alteplase)?

Increased bleed risk: Tissue plasminogen activator, or tpa, (alteplase) "dissolves" clots, so the main risk from it's administration is an increased risk of bleeding. One way to reduce the risk is to have strict rules on who it is administered to, based on many factors including time since symptoms began. Another is to administer it right where it is needed, near the location of the artery which contains the clot. ...Read more

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How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

How would know you were having a pulmonary embolism?

May not...: Pulmonary embolism can happen without any symptoms so you may not know you are having a pe. If symptoms are present, the most common symptoms are acute shortness of breath with an increased heart rate. If any of these symptoms occur, get to an er for evaluation as pe can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Rabies is eventually: Fatal if it is not treated. Rabies symptoms may initially express with malaise, headache, fever ; weakness. If a person has been bitten, the site may be itching or have a prickly sensation. As the disease progresses the person may feel anxious and have difficulty sleeping. They may behave unusually, experience hallucinations and develop delirium. If not treated early, rabies is usually fatal. ...Read more

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How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

Depends: Either a blood test, or you'll see the get the same sore in the same spot, just a few days after getting tingling there. ...Read more

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What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

What should you do to help someone who has just collapsed before a doctor arrives?

Call 911!: Learn CPR and basic first aid so you will know what to do. There are apps around that can help with this but you need to be familiar with the basics before someone needs help. If untrained, call 911. Sometimes the dispatcher can give you some suggestions about what steps you should take. Anyone may be able to save a life, or be part of helping to save a life, with CPR and First Aid training. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has shingles?

How can you tell if someone has shingles?

Pain and rash: Shingles is usually characterized by a painful rash that develops in a limited are of the body on one side. The rash usually blisters and then goes away over a few weeks. Sometimes pain persists for a protracted period of time and can be quite miserable. The shingles vaccine decreases your chance of getting the persistent pain condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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How do you know if someone is having a panic attack?

How do you know if someone is having a panic attack?

Medical Eval: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a concussion?

How to know if you have a concussion?

Symptoms: Dizziness when you move your head, problems concentrating, disorientation, difficulty doing simple math, problems reading, ringing in the ears, headache, problems controlling your temper, impulsivity, and changes in sleep habits. Any combination. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know if you have cancer?

How can  a doctor know if you have cancer?

Pathology: We can sometimes make a pretty good guess just from symptoms and a few tests. But a guess isn't good enough and a firm diagnosis usually involves looking at tissue taken from the tumor--sometimes just a few cells from a pap test or sputum are enough and sometimes a lot more is removed if the tests strongly suggest a malignancy. ...Read more