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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to survive after having a broken neck?

Is it possible to survive after having a broken neck?

Yes: If you get it immobilized in time, and the vertebrae don't injure your spine, you may do well. Even if you are paralyzed, you can survive, although you may need a breathing machine (ventilator) to live (depending on how high/severe the injury is). ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract menegitis even after having the vaccine?

Is it possible to contract menegitis even after having the vaccine?

No and Yes: The vaccination your referring to is the Meningococcal vaccine which protects you against bacterial meningitis. This vaccine will only prophylaxis against bacterial and not viral meningitis. You can get viral meningitis and any point and many different viruses can cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread the disease (chicken pox)? Im done with it 22 days ago

Is it possible to spread the disease (chicken pox)? Im done with it 22 days ago

Crusted lesions ?: At this stage, only direct contact with ruptured blister fluid can spread the illness, if the skin lesions have all crusted over, you should be non-infectious ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a ruptured spleen so mild that you live 3-4 years without knowing it?

Is it possible to have a ruptured spleen so mild that you live 3-4 years without knowing it?

Yes: ruptured spleen comes in various grades from mild to severe. Most mild to moderate stages are managed with bed rest and observation. A mild grade one could go unnoticed and therefore untreated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from bronchitis only days after being diagnosed?

Is it possible to die from bronchitis only days after being diagnosed?

Several possible: ways. If the lungs have little reserve to spare (old age, lung damage, asthma, copd, etc) then, any additional burden on them can often be fatal. Then, sometimes pneumonias rapidly progress (wow, same day as the Muppet TV show!....Jim Henson died from this). ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop cystitis from being sick for a long period of time?

Is it possible to develop cystitis from being sick for a long period of time?

Not likely: Cystitis is a bacterial infection of the bladder most often. A decreased immune function could possibly increase the probability. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with a ruptured spleen without getting surgery?

Is it possible to live with a ruptured spleen without getting surgery?

Yes: It depends mainly on the degree of injury. Some minor spleen injuries or fractures do heal without surgery, especially in children. Deeper or more extensive spleen injures may not heal without surgery though. Also if excess bleeding occurs requiring too many blood transfusions, then surgery may also be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get delayed shock even months after an event?

Is it possible to get delayed shock even months after an event?

Yes, certainly: A serious traumatic event can lead to symptoms months or sometimes even years later. If you are struggling with flashbacks, anxiety, or depression symptoms, get some help. If you're not sure who to talk to, ask your doctor for a suggestion. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

Yes: Endometritus is an infection of the lining of the uterus, and it can occur without you having had a baby. Be seen to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get shingles without having had chicken pox?

Is it possible to get shingles without having had chicken pox?

Yes and no: Chickenpox usually precedes shingles by many years or decades. However, chicken pox can be very mild, and not diagnosed, or the illness may be forgotten. An infection with chicken pox virus, whether a classical illness with many lesions, or a few lesions, always precedes shingles. A shingles vaccine or adults over 50 or 60 years, reduces the severity and incidence of shingles. ...Read more

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How long can lyme disease be in your system without you knowing it? Is it possible to be in there hiding for years until it gets more serious?

How long can lyme disease be in your system without you knowing it? Is it possible to be in there hiding for years until it gets more serious?

Usually within weeks: Usually weeks , months and years. A good website to review is: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20019701 The timing will depend on which body systems are invovled ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

Not likely even rare: Myocarditis is a fairly rare complication after a viral infection . In my general practice I have only seen this about two times in 30 years. There is little you can do other than eat right, wash hands well, and observe symptoms for early treatment. ...Read more

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Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment

Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment

Tuberculosis in preg: When pregnant with active tuberculosis,you should be treated for at least 9 months total, regardless of your treatment start date, & through pregnancy. Your baby is at risk for serious problems if you do not get treated, and could even die. It is very important to take your medication exactly as prescribed, and if it does not work, to switch to a second line medication. Take Vitamin B6 daily. ...Read more

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How likely is to present symptoms of rabies after a year of being scratched. Can something be done still to prevent the disease?

How likely is to present symptoms of rabies after a year of being scratched. Can something be done still to prevent the disease?

You Don't have: The rabies after a year of not having symptoms. ( you'll develop symptoms within a week of getting infected with the virus). There's nothing u can do to prevent it other than avoidance of getting bitten by a rabid animal.Take care! http://www.Cdc.Gov/rabies/. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract pertussis even after having vaccination?

Is it possible to contract pertussis even after having vaccination?

Yes: Up until the present pertussis vaccine was released, it was not given after the age of 6 due to the many side effects of the whole cell vaccine.Teens and adults with waining immunity often developed the "100 days cough" as the pertussis is often called.Today the acellular pertussis can be given to teens and adults and cut their risk and prevent the spread in the community. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get someone pregnant after prostate removal?

Is it possible to get someone pregnant after prostate removal?

No: If a man has had his entire prostate removed, the he will not ejaculate and therefore not get anyone pregnant in the traditional way. It might be possible to have sperm harvested from the epididymis by a fertility specialist. If the prostate has been trimmed out (a turp), retrograde ejaculation occurs. Pregnancy would be extremely unlikely, but might be accomplished with assisted reproduction. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more