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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Is TB of thyroid contagious?

Is TB of thyroid contagious?

No: For TB to be contagious, you have to be coughing. The most contagious form of TB is TB of the larynx, followed by pulmonary TB (tb in the lungs). Tb involving other organs generally is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Pass on: Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious. ...Read more

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Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of rash as well as the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can mono be contagious if someone who has it kisses you on the neck? I quickly used hand sanitizer on the area and took a hot shower.

Can mono be contagious if someone who has it kisses you on the neck? I quickly used hand sanitizer on the area and took a hot shower.

Unlikely: Mono is transmitted through saliva. So one can get it from kissing through sharing saliva or contact with saliva such as use contaminated utensils or exposure to cough or sneeze. If saliva is not shared, it is unlikely that mono would be transmitted. ...Read more

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Is Tinea/ringworm on back of neck contagious?? My husband has it and I apply his anti-fungal cream.... How can I protect myself?

Is Tinea/ringworm on back of neck contagious?? My husband has it and I apply his anti-fungal cream.... How can I protect myself?

Wash hands: Ring worm is not that contagious. You were exposed to it before your husband realized that he had ringworm. Wash your hands with soap after you apply the cream. ...Read more

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Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?

Scabies vs allergic: If no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash, like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits, groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does. Wash all affected clothes house. Animals, try bendaryl, hydrocortisone oint. Otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. If scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more

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How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism?

?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more

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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more