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Is It Ok To Smoke Weed If I Have Chicken Pox
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Is it okay if i inhale the smoke of a cigar? Just wondering, i know you're not suppose to but is it seriously harmful if i do?
No: No. It is seriously harmful. Also, please note that the ph of cigar smoke is a little more alkaline and penetrates the tissues better than cigarette smoke, thus more harmful puff for puff. I used to smoke one or two per year but gave that up after learning more about how harmful they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes I would say it i: There is no reason to avoid taking any medicines given to you by your doctor. If you have any safety concerns it is best to ask your treating doctor any and all relevant questions like this one. ...Read more
I had mitral valve repair done ..Once recovered is it ok to be around smoke cigeratte smoke or hookah smoke , not to smoke it but to just be around it?
No: If you have had shingles, you somehow acquired the virus that causes chickenpox in the past. A full 96% of adults who think they never had Cpx test positive on blood tests for antibodies to the disease. This can include infection while in the womb. Shingles is a reactivation of the Cpx virus and never happens without a prior Cpx infection. ...Read more
I am 31 years old and have never had chicken pox. Is it more serious if you contract it as an adult? Should i get the varicella vaccine
Weed and ADD: It is not helpful to smoke marijuana if you have add. It doesn't help you focus and slowly degrades the neurons (cells) in your brain which will make the add worse. Long term users of marijuana have significant decreases in brain function. If you need help with attention there are better medications then marijuana. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Do you think I should get chicken pox vaccine asap even though someone in my house just got it 3 days ago?
It depends: If you had c pox as a child you dont need it but you will need the shingles vaccine at 55y. If you never had c pox you can get it. You are not going to get c pox from the person who got the vaccine unless he or she is the unusual one who will have a mild c pox due to vaccine. ...Read more
I had the VSG on monday 6/15 and I was wondering if it would be ok to smoke weed. I know that cigarette smoke can cause ulcers, is it the same for pot?
Mgt: It is best to quit for health reasons. ...Read more
Opposite is true: You will only have shingles if you had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine in the past.You may not remember having chickenpox, or it may have been called something else when you had it, but you must have the germ hibernating in your body for it to come out later as the shingles. ...Read more
Backwards issue: You don't get shingles unless you had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine in the past. Shingles is evidence that the immunity you developed to chickenpox was weakening & the germ came out of it's hiding place in your body in the form of a shingles eruption. That new infection will bolster your chickenpox immunity. ...Read more
How dangerous is it to eat undercooked chicken? I ate half of a chicken breast before I noticed it was not ok. Help I'm really worried
Russian roulette: Uncooked or undercooked meat is generally considered contaminated. Chicken is associated with bacteria such as Salmonella (GI flora of chicken)along with other possible bacteria. If the outer part was cooked and the inside not cooked, it would probably be less risky. Usually the process is self-limiting. Best wishes that you will be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to smoke marijuana. Im on claravis/ isotreitnion, i don't want it to cause relapse. Due to the marihuana i kno alcohol, beer is a no no!
Not a good idea: Your acne meds can have brain and mood side effects as can pot. Drug interactions are not available to look up. Pot has 600-700 chemicals in it. Like alcohol, it is best not to mix them because there are too many unknown variables. Certainly there are other natural self-soothing activities you can rely on that are safe. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How possible is it to have oral cancer at age 24? I don't do dip or tobacco barely drink I do smoke marijuana although I stopped a month ago.
Oral cancer: Yes, it's possible. If you have a new sore or rough area that does not heal within 7-10 days it needs to be examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. In any case, if you are concerned about any area in your mouth, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?
You decide: If you have CD, every time you consume a gluten product like a flour based sandwich, your body makes new antibodies that attack and injure your gut tissue.The injury is patchwork,like a quilt.When the bad patches get to widespread your symptoms get much worse and problems continue.Only stopping gluten lets your body heal.You need to finish finding out if you have it.If not, no need to avoid gluten ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location/spread ??: Chickenpox is a body wide infection with varicella virus that has come to the skin surface at the end of the prodrome period. The pox come out in crops of new blisters of various size & stage over a 5-7 day period. Shingles is the return of the varicella virus from hibernation in a nerve and limits its pain & blistering to the area of skin supplied by the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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