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Is it better to go to high end spa for mani pedi?

Is it better to go to high end spa for mani pedi?

Unknown: I assume you are asking regarding the risk of infection one may incur. Don't assume "high end" means decreased risk of infection. Ask the owner/manager how they clean the instruments, see if your state regulates these and check their license, and ask others who have gone to that salon. Do not shave legs 1-2 days before going for a pedicure; this has been shown to increase chances of infection. ...Read more

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Do we need to report low platelets as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report low platelets as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Reason is important: The reason for the low platelets is important, as is the platelet count. As long as your teen is aware of the condition and what to look out for, that is ok. If they are headed to college, a medical record should probably be sent to the college health clinic. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go to school with a stye?

Is it ok to go to school with a stye?

Not contagious: Yes you can go to school even if you have a stye. If you were given prescription eye drop antibiotics to use, then make sure to follow the recommended dosing interval while in school. ...Read more

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Do we need to report delayed sleep phase as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report delayed sleep phase as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Sleep phase: I don't think this is reportable. However, after successful treatment the person must commit to staying well. This usually involves a fixed rising time and general sleep hygiene. That can be very hard for a college student. Your teen might want to talk to a dorm resident or academic advisor or college health professional on arrival at school for advice on maintaining improved sleep. ...Read more

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Do we need to report ehlers-danlos syndrome as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report ehlers-danlos syndrome as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: If your kid has ED it does not go away. The variable expression of this connective tissue disorder means some are milder than others but the potential for health issues lasts a lifetime. A simple summary of how this disorder has effected your son should help any college health service know at what point to contact you or specialists. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go to the spa for massage with plantar warts?

Is it ok to go to the spa for massage with plantar warts?

No: No it is not. A wart is a virus - you are putting the person massaging your feet at risk. Not good. Treat the warts, then treat the feet to a good massage... ...Read more

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Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Yes: Rsv translates is the cause of most common colds in season & ok as long as a child feels well enough to participate in regular classroom activities. Rsv is not considered as an excludable entity by the texas department of health services for schools or day care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to go to school with a stye?

Is it possible for me to go to school with a stye?

Stye: Yes . Hygiene is important. Keep hand washed is touching eyes as other could be infected if there is discharge . Good idea to wear dark glasses. ...Read more

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If a baby temp is 100.1 is that too high do I need to go to the hospital?

If a baby temp is 100.1 is that too high do I need to go to the hospital?

Temp in baby: Depends on how old is the baby how the baby is responding feeding whether lethargic or tired. If in doubt please take the baby to the hospital right away. ...Read more

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Primary spoke to my psych after a scare. Psych is waiting for me to want to get better. Is depression really that simple?Can't seem to take meds.

Primary spoke to my psych after a scare. Psych  is waiting for me to want to get better. Is depression really that simple?Can't seem to take meds.

Not simple: Depression is highly variable & complex. Many factors contribute to depression & many factors contribute to recovery. Depression zaps motivation but motivation helps overcome depression. Work with pcp to address any medical contributors. Work with psych for med strategies and therapy to increase motivation & coping skills. Work with self to motivate & energize as possible using life skills/habits. ...Read more

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Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: It is very important to provide a complete and accurate medical history. This is especially important when your teen has his or her physical prior to starting college. ...Read more

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How long would a sleep med stay in a childs system would it give me enough time to take him to a dr. To draw blood and find out if this is happening?

How long would a sleep med stay in a childs system would it give me enough time to take him to a dr.  To draw blood and find out if this is happening?

Don't drug: Unless your child is under what we call deep sedation or general anesthesia, no med is going to make him oblivious to the fact you are sticking a needle in his arm. As soon as tourniquet goes on, he or she is going to wake up and put up whatever fight they would put up unmedicated. You are really only trying to make yourself feel better. Tell yourself this is for their well-being, and then do it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet, if indeed he is going to respond?

How long does it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet, if indeed he is going to respond?

Separate out issues: If the kid has gluten sensitivity confirmed by lab tests and or intestinal biopsy, going gluten free can reduce the related digestive issues like it would any normal kid.It will not reverse autism or autism specific symptoms. Institution of restrictive diets can give you something to do, but is a waste of effort for most parents.With such issues there is always another "cure" just around the bend ...Read more

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Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Baby will be 6m in 2w. I'm clueless as to how to introduce solids. She's in a daycare environment and don't know how to go about it and how often.

Food introduction: The general recommendation for food introduction in infants is rice cereal at 4 months, vegetables at 5 months, fruits and fruit juices at 6 months, finger foods & meats at 9 months. A three meal two snack schedule is the usual goal, but adapting this schedule to your family's normal routine should be fine as long as your baby is comfortable and gaining weight appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to send my child to daycare with a low fever?

Is it okay for me to send my child to daycare with a low fever?

Fever: Fever is a reason to keep a child out of daycare so that infection is not spread to others. Low grade fever is not harmful to the child with the fever, it in fact, is a way the body has to help fight infection. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet?

How long is it supposed to it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet?

Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read more

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When I want a 3rd opinion, is it unfair to an orthodontist to take his free initial consultation and go back to someone else for my treatment?

When I want a 3rd opinion, is it unfair to an orthodontist to take his free initial consultation and go back to someone else for my treatment?

Not necessarily: You need to feel comfortable with your provider. The consultation is a way of getting you into the office to see if the "fit" is right. Choose the office that makes you feel most comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Medical School: Regardless of your background in order to become a physician you will need to complete medical school and post-graduate training. Although having a background of being a pediatric oncology nurse will likely make some aspects of the training a bit easier there won't be any shortcuts in the training needed. ...Read more

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