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If Pregnant Can I Be Around A Child Who Is Diagnosed With Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatic fever: This condition is a result of having untreated strep throat. Usually once diagnosed the patient will receive belated therapy with antibiotics and not transmit the strep to others. We are frequently exposed to persons with strep and do not necessarily acquire it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
As a child I had a mild case of whooping cough despite being vaccinated, Scarlet fever, impetigo, fifths disease. I rarely get sick now and haven't been on antibiotics for years. Did I have an immune problem as a child? Or can this be normal?
36wks pregnant and have been in contact with a child now diagnosed with Scarlett fever. Should I be concerned about baby? Do I need to co tact GP?
Doubtful: This disease, even when appropriately treated may remain symptomatic for 10 to 14 days or more despite antibiotics. ...Read more
Girl at work's kids have dengue fever from being overseas. Is it possible to get it if only had contact with the mother? She doesn't seem to be sick
If a child is diagnosed with meningococcal disease, can anything be done to protect the other children with whom he has contact?
What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis and could a 19 year old be diagnosed with it or would they have been screened as a child in 1993?
CF : The symptoms of CF vary and there are many mutations associated with this genetic disorder. Some of the symptoms include, chronic cough, production of sputum, chronic pneumonia, digestive problems, especially with fat intake, sinusitis, diabetes. One negative screening test may not have adequately ruled out cf. If you suspect cf, a screening sweat test should be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely am i to catch a cold frm a family member who i live with who has a child with cold symptoms.Im 32 weeks pregnant and worried of harming bub
Hard to say: Your relative susceptibility to any such process depends on many prior life experiences and your degree of exposure. Regardless, the risk to your fetus is minimal.Only those infections with the ability to enter your blood can cause harm to the fetus and a cold would not qualify. ...Read more
If I have rheumatic fever, will i be treated by my family physician or will i be referred to a specialist of some kind?
Depemds: Many primary care physicians are adequately trained to deal with rheumatic fever. However, not all in the us have seen this increasingly vanishing illness, therefore you will find occasional ones who don't feel comfortable treating and thus refer on to either an infectious disease specialist . Not all cases of this lead to heart disease, but those that do should see a cardiologist. ...Read more
I was recently exposed to a person with a case of pertussis. I'm not currently experiencing symptoms, but should I see a physician, and if so how soon?
I have 5 yr old who always has a cold or throat infection. What can be done to avoid the infections?
5 year old: Five year old children can have anywhere from 6to a dozen colds or respiratory infections a year because of lack of adult levels of immunity. This is especially true if your child is in a day care center. Also, each infection helps to stimulate his immune system so that he will reach adult levels of immunity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son diagnosed with WNV in August. (positive Igg /postive Igm). He is still not well. Should he be seeing an infectious disease dr or just primary?
You certainly have: the right to request referral to a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Tell his pediatric about the current impact of your son's illness on academics, behavior, peer interaction, sleep, appetite & activity level. Explain that you'd feel more comfortable having a consult, even if nothing more can be done. With a pedes I.D. report, you can get modifications in schoolwork, called a Section 504. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a double ear and sinus infection. I have a 2 month old that has a cold. Is it safe to be around him? I don't want himto get worse.
Contagiousness: Your 2 month old has all the immunity that you do until 6 months. He can get the same viral colds as you, but he is not at risk for the secondary infections that you have (ear infections, sinusitis). As with any cold in a child of this age, you have to be on the look out for developing an ear infection from his cold, but he won't get it from you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exposed to child with fifths disease and i'm 13 weeks pregnant. I had fifths disease as a child. Am i immune to it? Is this really serious?
Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome?If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?
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