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What causes reoccurring carbuncles? Is it possible for carbuncles to be indicative of more serious underlying medical conditions? .

What causes reoccurring carbuncles? Is it possible for carbuncles to be indicative of more serious underlying medical conditions? .

Yes: Your immunity is in question and the easiest way to damage it is diet. Get rid of the "junk" particularly the sweet stuff. I have not seen a carbuncle in years and it is to me a sign of the awful diet that millions in the U.S. Are taking. ...Read more

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It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

Please more specific: Please be more specific in asking your question. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have s severe pinched nerve?

How do you know if you have s severe pinched nerve?

It depends on area: It depends on the the location of the pinched nerve. If it's in the neck you will have pain traveling down your arm. It may also be accompanied by numbness and/or weakness in the arm as well. If it is in the middle back these symptoms may wrap around your ribcage and if in the lower back they may radiate down your leg. ...Read more

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How severe is to much coughing?

How severe is to much coughing?

Examples: If you're cough is so severe you cannot sleep, or it disrupts your daily work life... If you have chest pain or bloody sputum… if it persists more than a couple days…if it is new and has never been evaluated. I suggest you seek a medical evaluation and possible chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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How serious is wilson's disease?

How serious is wilson's disease?

Lethal: Neglect it, and it will kill you. It's a gruesome death, with brain damage (especially inability to move) compounded with liver failure. ...Read more

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Hey, I have a serious question?

Go ahead and: Ask it. Ensure that the question is concise & clear. You can clarify and re-ask. If you desire a discussion then Healthtap Prime may be better suited to your needs. ...Read more

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What is cause by severe headche?

See a Physician: Do you have any physicians where you are? There are too many causes to even begin to name them all, and a mere list will not help you diagnose and try to prevent you from having them. Do you drink enough water (dehydration)? See a physician to try to get a better answer as to the cause of yours. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more

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What is ami? Is it serious of desease?

What is ami? Is it serious of desease?

Very: Ami is acute myocardial infarction is a result of coronary artery disease and by far the most common cause of death in this country. This is an emergency and must be treated in the hospital. If you have symptoms and diagnoses that put you at high risk for coronary artery disease, you must seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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Is it a severe issue to have hb level 6.4?

Is it a severe issue to have hb level 6.4?

YES: A hemoglobin of 6.4 is severe and potentially life threatening anemia. This person needs immediate medical attention at an er. ...Read more

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I have severe lilapsophobia. Please help me.?

I have severe lilapsophobia. Please help me.?

Lilapsophobia: I understand your distress of Tornadoes or Hurricanes.
You deserve Relief from Phobias and live Happy Life.
Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
Believe in Order of Universe.
Tornadoes or Hurricanes do not come all the time and not at all places.
Focus on the times without Phobias.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of severe pelic pain?

What might be the cause of severe pelic pain?

Pelvic pain: Several- appendicitis, cystitis, diverticulitis, intraabdominal abscess, salpingooopharitis, fibroids, hernias, ureteric stones, endometriosis etc. ...Read more

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My freckles are getting darker. Could this be something serious?

My freckles are getting darker. Could this be something serious?

No: It might be just exposed to sun too much, if you know it's freckles, not moles. ...Read more

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Is anthrax severe?

Is anthrax severe?

Can be: Pulmonary anthrax can be deadly within days. Other forma, not so problamatic but worthy of agressive treatment.
See www. Bt.Cdc. Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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Is herpes serious?

Is herpes serious?

It depends: Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs.

Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...Read more

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Is smallpox serious?

Is smallpox serious?

Yes and no: It's extremely serious if you get it. But since the disease has been eradicated frm the planet, it 's not a serious concern. ...Read more

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How serious is mrsa?

How serious is mrsa?

MRSA infection: Mrsa infections can be treated with appropriate antibiotics like clindamycin, sulfa, teflaro, vancomycin, zyvox (linezolid) or cubicin. Care takers whether in hospital or otherwise should follow contact precautions to avoid spread of infection.
Mrsa infection can occur in soft tissue infections, blood stream etc. Infections can be life threatening and serious. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically.
Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...Read more

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How serious is tetanus?

How serious is tetanus?

Depends: Survival from tetanus depends on a variety of factors. Case fatality rate runs 30% or so with older and very young patients more likely to die. Personal fitness, access to antitoxin and other interventions can improve outcome. ...Read more

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Is papilledema serious?

Is papilledema serious?

Papilledema: Papilledema signifies a problem with spinal fluid pressure in the brain and needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How serious is impetigo?

How serious is impetigo?

Can be: If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection, an infection that you do not want to ignore! ...Read more

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Is thalassaemia serious?

Can be: This is an inherited disease, commonly found in people with mediterranean ancestors. The body makes an abnormal amount of hemoglobin. You must be mindful of the higher risk of anemia due to the destruction of red blood cells. See your md for evaluation, treatment as needed, and monitoring. ...Read more

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Can sjogrens be serious?

Can sjogrens be serious?

Yes: Sjogren's is occasionally associated with severe issues such as cardiac or neurologic disorders and lymphoma. ...Read more

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Why is discitis serious?

Why is discitis serious?

Infection.: Discitis literally means "inflammation of the disc" which is usually due to an infection. Infections can lead to involvement of adjacent tissues, including the back bones, but also spread. It can lead to meningitis (a feared infection of the covering of the brain/spinal cord) and could escape into the general circulation. This can lead to other organ involvement/damage and very low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is diverticulitis serious?

Is diverticulitis serious?

Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is diphtheria?

How serious is diphtheria?

Very serious for...: Unimmunized individuals. Case fatalities ranged from 3% to 23% during the epidemic in the former soviet union during the 1990s.
Fully immunized individuals experience mild sore throat. ...Read more

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How serious is hemophilia?  

How serious is hemophilia?  

Very serious: Interferes with blood clotting, so subject can not easily stop bleeding when it occurs. Not just open bleeding, but into joints which when started will only stop when the pressure within the joint equals the blood pressure, so there is severe joint swelling followed by fibrosis (scarring) within the joint. Similarly uncontolled bleeding can occur into the GI tract and/or lungs. ...Read more

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