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If pregnant can I be around a child who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

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 more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I am pregnant. Is it bad to be around a child who is diagnosed with scarlet fever?

I am pregnant. Is it bad to be around a child who is diagnosed with scarlet fever?

Scarlet...: ...Fever is just a strep throat that runs with a rash. A child with this disease would be contagious for about 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic, and is safe after that. ...Read more

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Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Yes: Asthma in some of its milder forms is often mislabeled in kids as bronchitis or recurrent pneumonia. As you age the pattern may become more definite & recognizable. ...Read more

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If a?Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

If a?Patient with typhoid fever is treated properly, can he become healthy in a week?

Doubtful: This disease, even when appropriately treated may remain symptomatic for 10 to 14 days or more despite antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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

No: you need a vector, a mosquito, to transmit the virus, casual contact doesn't transmit it, you need to visit an endemic area to catch the disease. Check this link for more info: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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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

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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 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?

Depends: Anyone in close personal contact with a person diagnosed with pertussis should be treated. You may need an updated pertussis vaccine and you may need a prescription for an antibiotic. Call your doctor to schedule an appointment to be seen. ...Read more

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If a baby was just diagnosed with rsv, for how long would he be contagious to other babies?

If a baby was just diagnosed with rsv, for how long would he be contagious to other babies?

3-8days +/-: According to the aap redbook, viral shedding is usually 3-8d but occasionally longer in young infants. Strict hand washing technique and avoidance of respiratory secretions will limit transmission. ...Read more

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I have 5 yr old who always has a cold or throat infection. What can be done to avoid the infections?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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How serious is it for a pregnant woman to be in contact with a child with chicken pox?

How serious is it for a pregnant woman to be in contact with a child with chicken pox?

Can be serious: If the mom was not vaccinated as a youth or never had chicken pox it can be very harmful to the baby depending on what trimester. ...Read more

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Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome?If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome?If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of nephrotic syndrome and staging of ckd. In general proteinuria may get worse during pregnancy. I suggest to checkwith your nephrologist and coordinate with an obstetrician. ...Read more

Dr. Christine Hom
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Rheumatic Fever (Definition)

An inflammatory disease that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.It typically develops two to four weeks after ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more