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Is It Necessary To Notify Anyone If You Develop A Head Lice Infestation
Is there a form that you can sign if you don't want the ER to remove your clothing if you see unconscious ?
Confusing question: Are you saying you would rather be allowed to die undiagnosed and treated rather than have your clothes removed ? Interesting idea, but not one that would be acceptable to any er or caregiver.If found unresponsive but alive, you would be transported and treated until you could be found mentally competent to refuse treatment. ...Read more
Is it bad to be treated for STDs if you may not have them, doc's orders as " precaution, " it won't create a resistance will it ?
STDs & Public Health: In many circles there is a standard to treat in high risk situations regardless of test results. The epidemic of gonorrhea and chlamydia is getting worse and this is because not everyone is getting treated appropriately. If there is a risk it is best to get this treated than to become sterile because you weren't appropriately treated. ...Read more
Does it take time for an infection to develop (1-2 yrs) or does it come right away ? Can you diagnose if someone is pregnant by testing them for BV ?
BV not pregnancy: Testing for BV in no way tells you if pregnant. We do not understand well how BV develops, it may be over a longer period of time or more sudden. If interested to know if you are pregnant, do a home test. Good wishes. ...Read more
Is head fungus contagious? What if you sit in the same spot as the person with head fungus sat? Will you still get head fungus? Is it extremely contagious? Please help!
Not really: Wait a few years. The more chest hair (which most people think looks good on a man) & beard thickness, the more likely the man is to have early hair loss. Look around and you'll see this is true. Some women prefer a hairy, balding man; others prefer a smooth man; most are most concerned about who the man is, his level of fitness, earning power, whether he is affectionate. ...Read more
I'm allergic to dust and dogs however i've always wanted a puppy of my own. Do you think it would be possible to own a dog if it is hypoallergenic?
If a dog with rabies bites you how long should it take just for the bite to show a sign of an infection?
Is it true that you can't dye your hair for 6 months after an abortion because it can do something to your body?
If someone was to finger another person, what steps should they take to not cause a pregnancy risk?
If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?
4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After someone is exposed to HIV, assuming it will establish an infection, can they immediately spread to someone else or are they not infectious yet?
If you have gential warts and it pops is it highly possible to be infected? What treatment or medications will i need ?
Lice: If by infested you mean catch it from someone else - when the adult lice move to your head you may not feel any symptoms. As they start to hatch new ones you may notice many more and have more symptoms. This typically happens 6-12 days after exposure. Life cycle of a louse is 9-15 days. This is also why treatment should happen twice to get two life cycles. ...Read more
Help plz! Can primary koch's infection in children develop even if it is not transmitted by another person?
Koch's infx/TB: Tuberculosis just doesn't develop - you catch it from someone who is infected. It is only transmitted human to human, so you need to be exposed to someone who either has an active case or is a carrier. Many people worldwide are unaware they are infected, are asymptomatic carriers. That's why when someone is diagnosed with TB, everyone around them they've had contact with need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?
So then what would happen if your child ingested a button battery and it wasn't witnessed. How soon would you most likely see symptoms? Scares me!
Don't wait: Onset of symptoms can vary by battery type/size. If likelihood is high that battery was ingested then er for x-ray is advised. ...Read more
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