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If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

If skin rash occurs in the early stage of HIV, is it possible for only a --single-- flat rash to occur?

Get tested: Symptoms are too variable to serve as an indication of HIV infection. If you had exposure, get tested. You may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test at about 3-4 months exposure. If it is negative then, and you did not have any more exposures, you could consider yourself free of HIV. ...Read more

Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

A rash that appears on the skin under a diaper. Although typically occurring in infants and children younger than two years, the rash can also be observed in people who ...Read more


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Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Is there a brand or size of disposable diapers can cause a baby to have diaper rash more often?

Yes: It is usually a function of the size of diaper. Too small of a diaper may invite more chemical irritation from the stool/urine due to contact with skin and retained heat/moisture. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Yes it can be: Varivax is a live virus vaccine. The incubation for natural chickenpox is 10-21 days. To have a little chickenpox rash at the site of the vaccine 7-10 days afterwards does happen in about 10% of cases. Some will develop mild chickenpox and break out all over the body. ...Read more

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Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

Is vaginal tightness a factor of age?

A minor factor...: The biggest factor is the number of vaginal deliveries. lacerations at delivery, etc. Age is a secondary factor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Is it possible for a 3-4 months old infant to develop gout? Diagnosis was based on presence of urine crystals in diaper. No family history of gout.

Normal baby pee: Urine is composed of water and the material that results from the breakdown of protein and other nutrients during metabolism.These can occasionally be seen as crystals in the diaper, and may be clear or have a rust like color. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Is there a preferred way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Adult diaper rash: For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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What would an excema rash look like and is it likely that a 65 year old woman with no history of excema suddenly develop the same?

What would an excema rash look like and is it likely that a 65 year old woman with no history of excema suddenly develop the same?

Redness: Eczema is usually an itchy red rash that can affect sensitive areas such as the face or creases of the arms and legs. It can be caused by allergies or a sensitivity to fragrances or other ingredients in soaps and detergents. It can appear later in life if your skin is becoming drier over time. Use unscented and sensitive skin products only. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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How big of a factor is stress in causing older children to wet the bed once in a while?

How big of a factor is stress in causing older children to wet the bed once in a while?

Depends: What form of stress are you discussing? I define "stress" as everythng that happens to us 24/7. E.G. Sweat when hot, shiver when cold etc. This is governed by the automatic control mechanisms in the brain. Enuresis is evidence of slow maturationj in this system and usually exposes dietary failure, but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Is a sign of breast development or puberty in a young female bumps in the breast?

Is a sign of breast development or puberty in a young female bumps in the breast?

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge weeks before the other.Your pcp can confirm this process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eczema to only affect a particular age group?

Is it possible for eczema to only affect a particular age group?

All age groups: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more

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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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What is the common reason for a nosebleed for a woman over the age of 70..... Must stress this is not a common occurrence for the person?

Usually dry nose: Hard to say without knowing more of the medical history and medications. Dry nose is the most common cause. This can be helped by nasal saline sprays and ointment. Best way to rule out other problems is to see your doctor. Other causes: high blood pressure, aspirin, plavix, warfarin, allergies, sinusitis, trauma, . ...Read more

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Is it hard in the body to have a baby art a young age?

Is it hard in the body to have a baby art a young age?

It can be: Define young? I am 37 but i feel young! but really young women do have a harder time with pregnancy. There is an increased risk of pre-eclampsia with young women. Some young women haven't fully developed their pelvis and they have a harder time with a vaginal delivery as well. It is best to wait to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get 8 Infections in a year for young adult in college ? Is it a concern ?. Infections such as cold, flu, gastrointeritis

Yes: In fact this is very normal, especially if you live in a dormitory where there are common bathroom facilities. The best thing you can do to prevent infection is get vaccinated for influenza and meningococcal meningitis (if you haven't already), wash hands before you eat and before/after using the bathroom. Avoid handshakes with sick classmates. Don't share utensils, supplies and use hand sanitizer ...Read more

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Is a popliteal angle of 150° in a 5 year old normal? What does it indicate?

Is a popliteal angle of 150° in a 5 year old normal?  What does it indicate?

Discuss with MD: A popliteal angle of greater than 50 degrees in this age group may indicate abnormal hamstring tightness. Please discuss with your pediatrician or specialist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more