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Is there tests for cellulitis?

Is there tests for cellulitis?

No: Just clinical exam of swelling het and redness not associated with a vein problem. See a doctor if there is any chance that you have cellulitis. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Is there a for sure treatment for cellulitis?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that involves deeper layers of subcutaneous tissue and can spread quickly, sometimes leading to life-threatening complications. Proper treatment with antibiotics, often initial intravenously then followed by oral treatment, is the appropriate way to treat. If cultures are available then that will greatly aid the choice of medicines. ...Read more

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Is there a laboratory test for sars?

Is there a laboratory test for sars?

Yes: This affliction that surfaced in 2003 created quite a stirr & fear that it would become an international pandemic. The gene sequence and identification were worked our and a lab test designed. Some state health departments have this capability. Given the lack of further problems the issue seems to have faded. See www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/sars. ...Read more

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Is there a test for prostatitis?

Is there a test for prostatitis?

Yes: It depends as there are 4 types of prostatitis. History, symptoms, & urine culture will identify type's 1 & 2 as these are associated with bacterial infection. Urine obtained pre and post prostate massage will help identify types 3 & 4, but the distinction is less important as the managemen of both types 3 and 4 overlap. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cellulitis?

What are the tests for cellulitis?

Exam: Really physical exam is best-- occasionally doc may check labs to determine extent of infections.G white blood cell count. Depending on severity/location, possible may need imaging studies to rule out underlying abscess such as ultrasound, mri, ct. ...Read more

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Is there a test for systemic lupus? 

Is there a test for systemic lupus? 

Not really: The diagnosis is made based on symptoms, physical exam findings and some blood work. People frequently refer to some of the antibodies checked in lupus as "lupus tests" but just because the test is positive does not mean you have lupus. Less than 1/2 the patients i see for a "positive lupus test" end up having lupus. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of test for rosacea?

Is there any sort of test for rosacea?

Test for Rosacea: There is no test for rosacea. History and physical examination by your medical provider/ dermatologist is the best way to "test" for rosacea. ...Read more

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How serious is enterovirus 68 and is there a test for it?

How serious is enterovirus 68 and is there a test for it?

Depends: Enterovirus 68 has gotten a lot of press recently. It has been causing outbreaks of severe respiratory disease, mainly limited to children with asthma or other respiratory problems. There is no specific treatment, but supportive care is very effective. Fortunately, the fatality rate from the virus is very low with proper supportive care. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there a definitive test for arthritis?

Is there a definitive test for arthritis?

It depends: Inflammatory arthritis have many blood markers that can be tested for. Although they are not 100% predictive they are very good. There is no blood test for osteoarthritis (the wear and tear of joints). Good ole' fashion plain film x-rays provide insight into the status of your joints and can diagnose osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a specific test for acne?

Is there a specific test for acne?

Not really: Seek consultation with dermatologist for evaluation and design of a proper skin care program which suits your particular skin. There are many products on the market, not all of which are effective. Faithful skin cleansing with antibacterial soaps and acidification products are strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

No: Not really. Multiple sclerosis is diagnosed by clinical exam, history and MRI of the cns. We do perform a lumbar puncture that can confirm oligoclonal bands as lab tests. The combination of all these factors play a role in the diagnosis of ms. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test for allergies?

Is there a blood test for allergies?

Yes: Yes, blood can be sent to test for allergies, however the "gold standard" is allergy skin testing. This identifies the important allergens in your area, and also demonstrates that the patient reacts to those allergens. If the skin is so irritated, or you cannot stop taking antihistamines or cannot cooperate with skin testing, blood tests are used as an alternative method. ...Read more

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Is there an accurate blood test for candida?

Is there an accurate blood test for candida?

Culture: A culture from the site with suspected candida infection is the usual way to make the diagnosis. Blood test is not necessary except in unusual cases of disseminated candidiasis. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for hemosidiroses?

Is there any treatment for hemosidiroses?

Difficult. Phlebotom: Hemosiderosis is a serious disease where iron deposits into various organ tissues causing destruction if tissue and disease. The disease depends on where the iron is depositing. Common areas are the lungs causing pulmonary hypertension, the liver causing cirrhosis, the pancreas causing diabetes. Rx is geared toward removing iron (phlebotomy, chelation), and treating the organ diseased. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for chlamydia?

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Is there a treatment for chlamydia?

Yes: Several different antibiotics can be used.

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Is there a blood test for lupus?

Is there a blood test for lupus?

Yes: There is a simple blood test for lupus called an "ana" (for antinuclear antibody). It is positive, or detectable, in about 20% of healthy people, so it is only helpful as an initial screening. A doctor can ask questions, perform a physical exam and order further tests to figure out if a positive test indicates lupus. A negative test is very reassuring. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than the weil-felix test for late diagnosis of tick bites?

Is there anything other than the weil-felix test for late diagnosis of tick bites?

The weil-felix tests: Are for rickettsia and in this context rocky mountain spotted fever. Not a great test there more sensitive and specific tests. If one is suspected to have rmsf treatment is given before the diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for case of pid?

Cultures and exams: Pid, pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. The diagnosis is based on cultures, physical exam, and imaging studies such as pelvic ultrasound and cat scans. Left untreated, the damage can be permanent. ...Read more