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My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a child be mentally disabled if the mother has had measles in her past?

Might it be possible that a child be mentally disabled if the mother has had measles in her past?

Depends on situation: If the mother had rubella during the pregnancy of the child that child may be deaf/unable to speak & or mentally handicapped.If the mother had measles in the past, it would not have any effect on a future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why might someone be on D5 1/2NS with ceftizoxime?

Why might someone be on D5 1/2NS with ceftizoxime?

IV fluids: Those are a type of IV fluid and it is often selected when the patient is not able to eat (say they are going for surgery the next day). The D5 keeps the cellular metabolic cycle running (TCA cycle), without going into ketoacidosis. The 1/2 Normal Saline part is fluid and salt that's supplemental to the body. If you have questions about a patient's treatment -feel free to ask the prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Girl at work's kids have dengue fever from being overseas. Is it possible to get it if only had contact with the mother? She doesn't seem to be sick

Girl at work's kids have dengue fever from being overseas. Is it possible to get it if only had contact with the mother? She doesn't seem to be sick

No: you need a vector, a mosquito, to transmit the virus, casual contact doesn't transmit it, you need to visit an endemic area to catch the disease. Check this link for more info: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Do you think that a child could be born mentally ill, or it comes from his interactions with his world?

Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www.Truehope.Com for some really great information. ...Read more

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Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Possibly: The strain matters here. Generally hsv i causes cold sores and mouth ulcers, and is common with children. Hsv ii is the genital variety, generally contracted through sex. However, both types can cause problems in the alternate areas, so it is possible to become infected through an atypical route like you describe. ...Read more

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My friend believes she has a urinary tract infections. Her parents may not be buying her antibiotics cuz they are expensive. What can she do?

My friend believes she has a urinary tract infections. Her parents may not be buying her antibiotics cuz they are expensive. What can she do?

Not expensive: Walmart ; other stores have $4 prescriptions, including many antibiotics. No excuse for non-treattment. Unfortunately no reliable alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Would i not having a mental illness or anything like that be able to have a successful relationship with someone who has a schizoaffective disorder?

Would i not having a mental illness or anything like that be able to have a successful relationship with someone who has a schizoaffective disorder?

You could: But you have to be ready for what might come your way. Like any relationship, it might not work, despite your best efforts. ...Read more

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When might a person know his constipation needs to be dealt with by a doctor/nurse?

When might a person know his constipation needs to be dealt with by a doctor/nurse?

Constipation: If you eat a lousy diet low in fiber and fluids, miss bowel movements for many days, have painful and laborious (lots of unhelpful straining) evacuations, inability to push the stool out and notice frequent blood-staining of stools, you need to see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to have sex with someone who has epilepsy?

Would if be okay to have sex with someone who has epilepsy?

Safe for whom?: If the epileptic individual's seizures are well-controlled and he/she is taking aeds (anticonvulsant drugs) as prescribed, there is minimal risk of triggering a seizure. ...Read more

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If you have sex with someone who has hodgkins disease, will it be passed on to you?

If you have sex with someone who has hodgkins disease, will it be passed on to you?

No: Hodgkin's lymphoma is not transmissible by sexual contact or by blood transfusion. You're at no risk. If the patient is currently undergoing chemotyherapy when you have sex with them they might be at some increased risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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My father in law has just been diagnosis with superficial siderosis. Hiw could this be treated. Any clinical trials? Willing to travel. He is 73.

My father in law has just been diagnosis with superficial siderosis. Hiw could this be treated. Any clinical trials? Willing to travel. He is 73.

Sign not disease: Superficial siderosis is a sign of a disease called Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy not a disease entity itself. Clinicaltrials.gov has several ongoing clinical trials that are currently recruiting. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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A friend of mine : if you ever were abused sexually as a child could there be anyway to tell , for all she knows shes a virgin ?

A friend of mine : if you ever were abused sexually as a child could there be anyway to tell , for all she knows shes a virgin ?

Could still B virgin: Sexual abuse can take many forms without hymenal perforation. Abuse could have been just playing with childs genitalia, placing a penis anywhere on a child or in a child's mouth, masturbating on a child, making a child touch or kiss an adult's genitalia. Thus, there may well be no physical evidence in later life, of previous sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Our nanny is visiting a child in the icu, diagnosed with encephalitis 2 weeks now but without known cause. Could this be contagious to our 7 month old?

Our nanny is visiting a child in the icu, diagnosed with encephalitis 2 weeks now but without known cause. Could this be contagious to our 7 month old?

Unlikely: Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that are often transmitted by insects or other means, not person to person..By 2 wks out & in a hospital environment, the caretakers & visitors all follow protocalls that are designed to avoid spread of the germ. ...Read more

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Is it true that encephalitis can be contagious if i work in close proximity with a client?

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Encephalitis: encephalitis is associated with confusion, altered mental status and you need to seek medical attention - please skip work if you indeed do have encephalitis ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone who has been physically abusive to ever not be abusive again? And could medication help with this?

Is it possible for someone who has been physically abusive to ever not be abusive again? And could medication help with this?

Abuse: It is absolutely possible. I really like your attitude and good intentions. You could try writing out a list of behaviors which are positive and based on no abuse. Then, you can plan your work and work your plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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