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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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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An severe illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body's nerves and can paralyze muscles for a while. ...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 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 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 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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It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

Relaxation: techniques can make us feel good and so it is possible for them to feel "addictive." If they are keeping you from doing your duties such as work, family, etc. then they are being abused. Please don't avoid reality w/them. Peace and good health. ...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 unusual to eat paper?

Is it unusual to eat paper?

Unless it is edible: Rice paper, then it certainly is not normal. Pica is eating materials that have no nutritional value. See your physician to determine if a nutritional deficiency is contributing to eating paper. If it isn't then please see a psychologist for therapy. This is a dangerous behavior because it could cause a bezoar & because of chemicals used to process many paper products. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have hangovers?

Is it normal to not have hangovers?

Yes: Especially since drinking is not natural. However, if you are drinking heavily and not getting sick, this is nota sign that your drinking is healthy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

Sorbitol: Sorbitol is found in fruits and also is added to gum. It is a simple and safe product even if you have diabetes. That said, if you do have diabetes and take sorbitol there might be a slight increase in your blood sugar. You should be able to take care of that. Note: If you really want to chew gum try sugar free gum! ...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 to twitch with suboxone?

Not really: It's not one of common side effects listed review if you taking any other medications . Make sure you drink water few minutes before taking not to smoke or drink coffee 10 minutes before or after taking medication ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hypokalemia for it to change into hyperkalemia?

Is it normal to get hypokalemia for it to change into hyperkalemia?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. It is unusual to have low potassium(hypokalemia) if the food intake is normal and it is unusual to have hyperkalemia(high potassium) if you have normal kidney function.So if you have any of these problems, you must consult nephrologist. ...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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Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Is it normal for babies to tiptoe?

Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always tiptoes, that may indicate a problem. It may mean that your child has tight heel cords. Your provider can easily check for this at a routine examination. ...Read more

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