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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get bursitis? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get bursitis? Is he right?

Yes: Itit could be something causing pain beside bursitis. If it is bursitis recurrent in type should be treated. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get folliculitis? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get folliculitis? Is he right?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the folliculitis. You need to know the cause before you can know if it needs to be treated. A dermatologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?

Like if one person is severely allergic to something, how likely is it that their sister or brother will be allergic as well?

Moderate: It depends on the type of allergy. You inherit the ability to be allergic, what you become allergic to depends on a number of factors, including exposure. Families share exposures to dogs, etc., so we do see that increased frequencies of that type of allergy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If my brother has ocd, am I more likely to develop one?

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 more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get palpitations? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get palpitations? Is he right?

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 more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rectal impaction? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rectal impaction? Is he right?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I cough up blood? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I cough up blood? Is he right?

See a doctor: There are a number of reasons that you can cough up blood some of which are very serious. You should see a physician to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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My grandmother, father, and brother all have psoriasis, is it likely that I will get it too?

My grandmother, father, and brother all have psoriasis, is it likely that I will get it too?

Maybe: It is more likely than the general population. 70 per cent of people with psoriasis have a family history of psoriasis. With multiple family members it is possible but not 100%. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get athlete's foot? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get athlete's foot? Is he right?

No: Athlete's feet can be treated effectively with otc antifungal preparations, such as lotromin or lamasil. If they do not work, then you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get febrile illness? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get febrile illness? Is he right?

Depends: Fever can be caused by many different conditions, some of which will resolve on their own. Many times fever can be a sign of serious illness. You should definitely see a doctor if your fever is persistent or recurrent. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get bleeding tendency? Is he right?

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

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(my brother had scavies)how do you get rid of scavies in your after bein treated for it and no longer have it?

(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

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My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

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 more

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My girlfriends brother just got diagnosed with scabies. Should I be treated too? She is already being treated as well as her whole family.

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 more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get acne? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get acne? Is he right?

Depends: Treatment for acne depends on many variables. All them in your control. Your age, your gyn history, your medical history, how severe the acne is, whether the acne bothers you or not. Just cause its there doesn't mean you have to treat it. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get loss of memory? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get loss of memory? Is he right?

Needs to be checked: Some memory loss can be corrected or reversible. Others may not. He may be depressed or stressed out. The neuropsychologist is the best bet for the evaluation of early memory loss after all the lab workup and imaging studies of head are negative for any pathologic changes of memory loss. The treatment of the memory loss is based on the outcome of the neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get finger swelling? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get finger swelling? Is he right?

Swelling: Finger swelling has many possible causes, and it best evaluated by a physician when the finger is actually swollen. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

Oral ulceration: The most common form of occasional ulceration in the mouth is a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). There is no really good treatment for these (although lots of things have been tried); most people just wait them out for 4-7 days. Unless you have unusually severe symptoms you do not need to be treated. If, however, an ulcer were persistent and chronic rather than occasional, then it should be checked. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated by a dermatologist because once in a while I get a boil. Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated by a dermatologist because once in a while I get a boil. Is he right?

Not really: Best to discuss with your family doctor or pediatrician. Occasional boils are common, rarely indicating a serious disease, and usually only requiring preventive treatment. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

Chest pressure: Generally, your brother is correct. Chest pressure that (1) feels like squeezing or pressure just under the breast bone in the middle of your chest; (2) that gets worse with exercise and (3) goes away with rest should always be checked. For people in their coronary prone years (after age 40), even with 1 or 2 or these 3 symptoms should be checked. Otherwise you do not needed to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My second brother has been diagnosed with chronic sleep apnea. How serious is this condition? And how's treated? I'm worried.

My second brother has been diagnosed with chronic sleep apnea. How serious is this condition? And how's treated? I'm worried.

Needs to be treated: Sleep apnea can be treated, and can lead to some negative health consequences if left untreated. Generally treated with CPAP or BiPAP mask worn at night and cured with weight loss if overweight. ...Read more

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My brother had epilepsy cousin also has; how likely is it that I am a carrier or will/may be affected later. I'm 19yo and bro and cousin are younger?

My brother had epilepsy cousin also has; how likely is it that I am a carrier or will/may be affected later. I'm 19yo and bro and cousin are younger?

Unlikely: Highly unusual for you to develop epilepsy at this point, as most of the hereditary events will occur at an earlier age. However, you could be a higher risk for post-traumatic seizures if you experience a significant head injury. If you indeed are pre-occupied with your future, an eeg might reassure you, but unless you truly have an episode, would not recommend. ...Read more

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