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Likely Brother Treated
Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?
If my brothers family has been sick this week and we are supposed to visit this weekend how likely are my children to catch their colds?
Contagious: Fairly likely. Viral illnesses are highly contagious. Not sure how old your kids are but I would expect the kids may catch the illness, so base your decision on that. ...Read more
Yes: The likelihood of others in a family getting ocd. Where one person has OCD is 3 to 5 times higher than that of a family where no one has ocd. Over a lifetime the chance of someone in the general public getting OCD is about 2 to 3 per cent. Learn as much as you can about OCD and if you think you may be developing the disorder, get the help you need to treat it. The earlier the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should get seen: Constipation severe enough to cause impaction is not normal. It is worthwhile being evaluated. General advice for people with constipation: drink plenty of water, get aerobic exercise (eg walking at a brisk pace 20-30min/day), eat a high fiber diet and add fiber supplements if necessary. Avoid nuts, cheese, other foods that tend to constipate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference between polycythemia n leukemia my brother was just told he may have polycythemia i'd like to know what it is and can it be treated thanks?
Polycythemia: Polycythemia means elevation of hemoglobin /red blood cells level. It can be caused by different conditions. In general is divided into 2- primary bone marrow problem ( polycythemia vera) vs secondary. Treatment will depend on what it is/what the cause. Phlebotomy/removing blood to keep hematocrit below 45 if it is p.Vera +/-other drug i.E Hydrea (hydroxyurea) etc. The risk for leukemia from p vera is 5-10%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get bleeding tendency? Is he right?
Bleeding tendency: A bleeding tendency has many possibly causes -- these are best evaluated by your primary care doctor in conjunction with a hematologist (blood specialist). ...Read more
(my brother had scavies )how do you get rid of scavies in your after bein treated for it and no longer have it?
Scabies: See your dermatologist. It should only take a maximum of 3 applications of medicine on days 1, 2 and 8 to cure scabies you have to put the medicine on every area of your entire body. The medicine will kill the scabies but they are still in the skin. They are dead in the skin and can still itch. It takes about 1 or 2 months for the skin to shed the organisms. You should not see any new areas dev. ...Read more
My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family
Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriends brother just got diagnosed with scabies. Should I be treated too? She is already being treated as well as her whole family.
May be: If you have come in Physical contact with him, or if you share the same household with him, if you have shared Linens, clothes, furniture , utensil etc with him and if you are having any unusual itching or skin rashes, you may want to get examined and be treated. Otherwise by casual contact one does not get scabies. Hand washing, cleaning clothes & linens in very hot water & soap is advisable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I had a question is it true that a male's sibling can determine the sex of his baby? I heard that if a guy has many brothers or many sisters he would be most likely to have a son or daughter. I heard you have to share a father with the siblings though
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