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Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be late?

Is it normal to be late?

Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

Yes: For some reason seperation anxiety is a normal part of development. It seems to be begin when the baby's motor development increases to the point where the baby is able to leave mom independently through walking and crawling. It is almost as if the baby is nervous about leaving mom's protection and reacts shyly. It does pass. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Is it normal to need a tuberculosis skin test?

Required of some: Public health and safety statutes in some locals require that workers in public venues like the food industry, jails, health care, etc. Show evidence that they do not have evidence of contageous illness. Though not common, the resurgence of multiply drug resistant TB in some populations has kept concern detecting this disease high. If at risk thru work or travel it is to your advantage to be screened. ...Read more

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How is it that meningitis is dangerous to the brain?

How is it that meningitis is dangerous to the brain?

Happy germs: The damage caused by various germs will very with their aggressive nature. In short, they like the food/drink they find eating through your brain. Since there are no other germs around to compete with, they feed, reproduce and feed some more. Many types form puss pockets in and over the surface of the brain. At some point, they do enough damage to important structures & the untreated patient dies ...Read more

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Is it normal to masturbate?

Is it normal to masturbate?

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?

Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?

Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people to get worried when norovirus is going around?

Is it normal for people to get worried when norovirus is going around?

Norovirus : Yes. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. According to the CDC Norovirus outbreaks peak during November to April in the United States. The best way to prevent Norovirus is to wash your hands with soap and water frequently, and wash your fruits and vegetables. More tips here from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/preventing-infection.html?s_cid=cs_074 ...Read more

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Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Is it normal for the penis to be curved?

Maybe: Many men have some curvature on erection and this is a normal variant that seldom or never interferes with sex. Should the curvature be acquired later in life and/or marked, it may be peyronie's, a disease best handled by a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Yes: Some babies sweat a lot more than others. Younger babies are often overdressed, so they work up a sweat during feedings. Young babies also can't kick their blankets off, so sometimes they sweat a lot during sleep. If a baby seems to change colors (turn bluish, dusky, or pale), has trouble breathing (breathing very fast when not doing much), or has other odd symptoms, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get diarrhea the day after working out? Is it normal?

Is it normal to get diarrhea the day after working out? Is it normal?

Unusual: This is an usual reaction the day after a physical workout. I would think of other causes such as food intolerance,irritable bowel syndrome,viral infection. Is this a one time occurrence or does it occur frequently? Do you eat or drink anything after the workout that could affect your bowel movements? ...Read more

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How likely is it that Ebola will spread to Florida and how likely is it that it has already?

How likely is it that Ebola will spread to Florida and how likely is it that it has already?

Currently the: only individuals who have been diagnosed with Ebola are hospitalized. There are 9 people in quarantine in CT currently (New Haven & West Haven) for 21 day monitoring. Close contacts of NY Dr. with Ebola have been quarantined. See- http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/24/health/ebola-travel-policy/index.html?hpt=wo_c2. There are no Ebola cases identified in Florida. More and more protective measures are ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for pregnant women to be exposed to measels?

Is it dangerous for pregnant women to be exposed to measels?

Depends: If you have been immunized or if you have had the measles in the past you needn't worry. If this isn't the case, you should avoid exposure and you should wait until after deliver to get your measles shot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be constipated after travel?

Is it normal to be constipated after travel?

Traveller: it is very common to have this, should better when you got home , need to eats healthy diet, lots of fiber, and can also use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for 1-2 days, if not resolved , see your doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Yes: There is studies showing that depending on the cause some hypertrophic heart disease or enlarged heart can regress if cause is corrected such as stop drinking, treat blood pressure, stop using Cocaine or treat thyroid problems and irregular heart rhythms such tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Is it normal for urticaria to peel?

Possible.: Any intensely inflammatory rash can peel after a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to ejaculate fast?

Is it normal to ejaculate fast?

Difficult question: Ejaculation time varies man to man and event to event. Depends on energy level, stimulation pace, time between events, drugs/meds on board, fatigue, health, etc. Broad range is about 2-15 minutes, with tighter average being 4-6 minutes. Best to do your own research...be safe! ...Read more

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