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In the event u have myiasis is it advisable u leave the learve to live their life span in the body of the individual infested?
Myiasis: No, although maggot therapy has been used to debride necrotic tissue in wounds, you are talking here about a malignant infestation. The larvae need to be removed by a trained surgeon. The wound is cleaned daily after the larvae are removed. Proper hygiene of wounds is very important when treating myiasis. Sometimes medication is given, depending on the type of larva that causes the infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?
Infection: I think these infections should always be treated and I think that at 88 to leave them untreated could lead to a painful end and the amount of time before the end occurs is indeterminable ...Read more
My vagina is stuck in a state of yuckiness. What slows down the cell turn over (shedding of dead skin) and makes discharge pool rather than flow out?
Get tested: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
What is the ph level like outside of the human body? Does HIV usually died within seconds of leaving the body in trace amounts?
PH is irrelevant: It would help to know why you are concerned. HIV is never, ever caught by exposure to the virus in the environment. Asking if the virus survives in the environment -- regardless of pH, temperature, or anything else -- therefore is irrelevant, if your concern is possible exposure and infection. But to answer the question directly, HIV dies rapidly when blood or contaminated fluids dry out. ...Read more
If your brain stem is the only thing working in your brain .& your took off life support and live 2 days .if left on longer is there a chance of livin?
Sorry for this ques.: In my opinion, life=hope & NOBODY can predict with 100% certainty that a person CANNOT miraculously recover until there is literally not 1 single live cell left in the body. Having said that, tests exist which can give virtual 100% certainty that there'll be no turn around. BTW, if the brainstem's working so is the rest. Likely problem is not enough ELECTRICAL JUICE to turn the engine over. ...Read more
Live in Smyrna, GA. A little bit of water went up my nose in the shower. I'm terrified of the risk of contracting the brain-eating amoeba. How likely?
Hard to say.: Depends entirely upon the underlying disease and the patient. Your doc knows the answer to this. ...Read more
Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1,500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Raynaud's and I'm thinking of accepting a job in Northern Canada. In winter the average temperature is -25. Is it safe?
Presume you mean: A vertebral body, because you cannot remove the entire spine. Usually this is done for cancer traveled to the bony spine, but longevity/length of survival depends on many other factors...Is that the only site of disease? Time from initial diagnosis to the new finding. How "healthy" is the patient, vigorous and out of bed and chair or sedentary? Did you ask the operating surgeon? Ask! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the type: Type1 --life expectancy is slightly reduced compared to general population due to the possibility of fatal bone fractures and complications related to type 1 type2 most cases die within first year, due to res failure or intracranial hge type3 lifespan may be normal with physical handicaps type4, 5, 6, 7, 8 may have normal life span with deformities. ...Read more
A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?
About 80 years: Varies from country to country: e.g. Japan - 86.4; hong kong - 86; france - 85; switzerland - 84; United States, at about 81 is rankedc something like 40th in the world. For the most part, we are a fat, sedentary lot, with a stressful lifestyle, with little ability or understanding of how to relax, how to enjoy life, how to make work enjoyable, how to savor every morsel of food, yet stay thin. ...Read more
Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more
Vanished: When the lake is no longer visible its done. But sometimes the iron left behind can pigment the area so people think they need more. I use photonic lasers not cauterization bec it works best for my patients. Keep in mind there are stem cells which will want to keep angiogenesis or venous lakes occurring. So, sometimes ti needs repeating. ...Read more
What percentage of the people in Africa is infected with aids now? Is it at the point of no return?
There's still hope: The prevalence of HIV depends on the country, but it can be shockingly high in some places. However, there is still hope. Yesterday npr ran a story about botswana, where rates are very high, but where the government is now supplying treatment for all citizens. Treating people with HIV drastically reduces transmission, and can even slow the epidemic. ...Read more
My wife had a very stressfull life in her childhood.Due to which she takes lot of tensions in her current life and is not happy most of the time.
What is your q uesti: You question is unclear.Please submit a question. ...Read more
I read that antibiotics might become useless in the next decade because of resistant bacteria? Will this mark the end of modern medicine? Terrified!
No: About 60 years ago, the only antibiotic we had was penicillin. Most bacteria have been resistant to it for decades. Whenever bacteria become resistant, drug companies develop new antibiotics to fight them. Unfortunately, 80% of antibiotics are not used on people, but on farmed animals, so to fix the problem, we really need to fix our animal farming practices. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer