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Is there a way that I can tell if my child has scabies?

Is there a way that I can tell if my child has scabies?

Scabies: Fine rash on the body, scratching more at night. Also there will be rash in the webs of the fingers, lot of itching- think about scabies and verify with your doc. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Is there a way that I can tell if my child has pinworms?

Is there a way that I can tell if my child has pinworms?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

My mom has reynodes in her hands, what is the likelihood that I will get it and is there something I can do to prevent it?

Don't worry: Raynaud's is caused by over-reactivity of the blood vessels in the fingers and toes. It is usually benign, but can be associated with certain other medical conditions. To prevent it, do not smoke and keep your fingers and toes warm. ...Read more

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Since my son is only 4 and its hard for me to get help for him is there any way I can tell that he has aggrisive adhd?

Since my son is only 4 and its hard for me to get help for him is there any way I can tell that he has aggrisive adhd?

You certainly can: By staying calm. Overreacting to your child's behavior or response to ur command isn't going to get u anywhere. They will overreact and become"defiant " and it will escalate and get into your nerves now making you angrier and mad. Therefore nothing accomplished only fuming parent. Conclusion adhd, defiant kid, brat , whatever you call it. Talk to them calmly and make it a game and fun. Shd work! ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered a video that have cured a baby with epidermolysis bullosa is is true or is it fake?

What to do if I discovered a video that have cured a baby with epidermolysis bullosa is is true or is it fake?

Fake: Epidermolysis bullosa is a genetic disease. Unfortunately there is no cure at this time although there is ongoing research. This is one disease where gene therapy may be helpful in the future. Any video claiming to cure this disease is fake and likely a scam to get your money. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it is all in my head and i might be addicted. Is there a chance that i could be addicted to this new medicine?

Can you tell me if it is all in my head and i might be addicted. Is there a chance that i could be addicted to this new medicine?

Humor me a bit: and tell me how you expect anybody to answer that question when you don't say what the new medication you are taking is?? Have to say I have no clue without that key bit of information, or why you think you might be addicted to it. Try again with a little more info - what drug are you taking and why do you think you might be addicted to it. ...Read more

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I really want a kitten but my mom is allergic. Is there something she can take to help with the allergy?

I really want a kitten but my mom is allergic. Is there something she can take to help with the allergy?

Medicines: Allergy medicine can help reduce the symptoms from animal allergy but often symptoms persist despite treatment. The best approach is avoidance. When that is not possible allergy shots are another option but are not always effective. ...Read more

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Docs said I have crysitc fibrosis in my genes and that there is a chance my baby could have it if the father has it to what are the chances he will?

Docs said I have crysitc fibrosis in my genes and that there is a chance my baby could have it if the father has it to what are the chances he will?

Varies: A great answer is available at http://www.Ucsfhealth.Org/education/carrier_testing_for_cystic_fibrosis/ if no one in your family has cf, your chance of being a carrier depends upon your ancestry: european caucasians, ashkenazi jews — 1 in 29 hispanic americans — 1 in 46 african americans — 1 in 61 asian americans — 1 in 90 if both parents are carriers, the likelihood of a baby having CF is 1 in 4. ...Read more

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Is there a way for me to tell if I can't father a child?

Is there a way for me to tell if I can't father a child?

Yes: See your doctor for a general visit and ask to give a semen analysis. That's the best way to see what's going on. If your semen sample isn't normal, there are a lot of things that can be done to improve your fertility. ...Read more

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My mother is schizophrenic and my brother has inherited this from her. Is there anyway to tell if I am also going to get this and can I prevent it?

My mother is schizophrenic and my brother has inherited this from her. Is there anyway to tell if I am also going to get this and can I prevent it?

Inheritance factor: Is obviously important but is not the whole cause. Environmental factors, especially diet, do enter the picture. The new science of epigenetics tells us that our genes are manipulated by diet and lifestyle. So the answer to your question of prevention lies that part of life. ...Read more

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If my testes has different size, is it possible for me to have a child?

If my testes has different size, is it possible for me to have a child?

Usually OK: That is a common physical finding and usually has no effect on fertility. If you want to know for sure, then get a sperm count through your doctor. ...Read more

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My friend has ms&lupus she has no insurance. Right now she is having a relapse is there anything that i can do to help her besides the er?

My friend has ms&lupus she has no insurance. Right now she is having a relapse is there anything that i can do to help her besides the er?

Approaches: A relapse needs immediate treatment, as without intervention may not reverse, and could cause permanent brain or spinal cord dysfnctn. But the best long-term solution is to contact MS Society locally, and get information on compassionate drug programs. She should be taking an MS disease modifying agent of some sort. ...Read more

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Is there a disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born with no legs? I was curious because a friend of mine does not have legs. With the way he speaks it doesn't seem as though he lost them in an accident. I was curious if a

Is there a disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born with no legs? I was curious because a friend of mine does not have legs. With the way he speaks it doesn't seem as though he lost them in an accident. I was curious if a

1 : 1 in 2000 children are born with a limb deformity ranging from a missing part of a finger to missing entire arms and legs. Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Sometimes it can be caused by a genetic defect, chemical or drug exposure in the first trimester (such as thalidomide or agent orange in the 1960's and 1970's), or amniotic band syndrome. I don't know of any specific syndromes that tie in with his other health ailments. ...Read more

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Hi! i wanted to know if there is any way or treatment by which it is possible to have twins for sure? My wife and i wish to have twins.

Hi! i wanted to know if there is any way or treatment by which it is possible to have twins for sure? My wife and i wish to have twins.

No: No natural treatment unless you have in vitro fertilization of some sort with two egg cells and sperm cells implanted, but even that is no guarantee as on as one of the fetuses may be rejected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

Can you tell me what you suggest if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

Depends: ...On the kind of cancer, the age at which she got it, the number of people in the family, and lots of other factors. Most cancers are not caused by an inherited gene defect. If you are very concerned, talk to your doc and if he/she thinks is proper, you may need to see a genetics specialist. If your aunt is the only one with cancer and had it late in life, odds are that is not an inherited trait. ...Read more

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What to do if i was born with a thumb that dosnt bend. It has no knuckle. Is there any way this could be fixed?

What to do if i was born with a thumb that dosnt bend. It has no knuckle. Is there any way this could be fixed?

Maybe: There are some amazing surgical advances these days. To get the best answer to your question, talk to a hand specialist (surgeon). ...Read more

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My daughter of 16mths old has a cold for over a month what can I do for her to make her better, or is it normal or is there something wrong with her?

My daughter of 16mths old has a cold for over a month what can I do for her to make her better, or is it normal or is there something wrong with her?

See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more