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My father has kidney deseas he does dialisys about 3 months. How can I take care of him?What should I do on these days? Thanks a lot
Dad on dialysis: Your attention to your father depends on his needs. If your father can take care of his activities of daily living, you make not need to take a lot of time helping. If this is not the case, speak to the social worker at his dialysis center to see if any assistance can be given to him. When he goes to dialysis, if he is transported to his center, you can have some free time to tend to yourself. ...Read more
My 5yrdaughter has pneumenuia should she go2school&when? I got her fever lwr but the ER didn't do anything4her . She has bad asthma what can I do 4her
Daughter: Why didn't the er do more. Take her back and ask them to help her since infictions make. ...Read more
I have autoimmune neutropenia (currently untreated), my husband has novovirus - anything I should do to protect myself?
Wash hands....: All members of the house should be good about frequently washing of hands (hopefully there are doing this always while you are neutropenic). Typically the infections we most worry about with neutropenia are bacterial related, but if you got a fever because of the norovirus you would most likely need to get evaluated (depending on how low your neutrophils counts are). ...Read more
My brother has mono, my sister has tb, pcp pnemonia, are there any precautions i need to take when around them?
I just found out my brother has been taking around 150mg of zinc daily and now he's sick what should he do does he need to go to hospital?
What can I do if my 16 yo son has been recently diagnosed with autism and is denying he has any problems, what should I do?
My son has had pneumonia befor and i belive he has asthma he was the same symptoms of reacurring pneumonia what do I do do I take h to the hospital?
I think my 14 year old daughter might hve depression and or bipolar , how do I know if she does she won't go to a doctor?
Talk to her: Adolescents with mood disorders often won't seek help on their own. As her mother, you can talk to her about your concerns. Let her know that her health and happiness is your highest priority, and that you want to help her get what she needs to succeed in life and be well. Pick goals she has and align her mental health needs with those that would lead to her better meeting her needs. Find a qua. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I know my boyfriend has some kind of mental health issues, but i'm not sure what. How do I get him help?
Talk to him about: Your concerns. Let him know you are worried about him and that you think therapy could help. If he is reluctant, offer to go with him to the 1st session. Good luck and let us know if we can help in any way. ...Read more
Good info: Start by learning about PTSD at the National Center for PTSD web page http://www.ptsd.va.gov/ If your Dad is a veteran, some good books are out there. "Thanks for your service" by David Finkel is excellent. With good treatment, your Dad has the potential for progress. Let him know you're interested and encourage him to seek expert help. It makes a difference that you care! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
36wks pregnant and have been in contact with a child now diagnosed with Scarlett fever. Should I be concerned about baby? Do I need to co tact GP?
Seizure what 2do: For all seizures, it is wise to help someone to the floor, turn them on one side, to prevent choking, and wait about 1-2 minutes. Most seizures end after this. If she does not wake up at all in 5 min you should call 911. If it is her first seizure, she should get lab tests today and contact her doctor. If it is not her first seizure, she should contact her neurologist for instructions. ...Read more
Seek immunization: You are having a chance to see, first hand, the results that individuals pay for the anti-immunization fraud. If your brother dies or suffers brain damage, he has my sympathy. The immunization is 90% effective, and we depend on others to keep the community herd immunity up. If you've not been immunized, phone your physician and insist that you get the injections now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boiler had a leak and I'm not sure if I have mild carbon monoxide poisoning, how will i know and what should i do?
Carbon Monooxide: A carbon monoxide blood test is used to detect carbon monoxide poisoning. Poisoning can happen if you breathe air that contains too much carbon monoxide (CO). This gas has no color, odor, or taste, so you can't tell when you are breathing it. The test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood that has bonded with carbon monoxide. ...Read more
My mother suffers from schizophrenia and doesn't take her medicines and also she doesn't agree to visit a doctor what should I do? I am worried!
Not unusual: Sometimes people have unrealistic fears about medications or maybe she has had bad experiences with the side effects of medications. A good place to start would be with some education. Perhaps your health care provider would agree to a consultation session with your mother just for educational purposes where her concerns and options could be addressed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call doctor or 911: Seizures in newborn infants are not common, and could signal a serious condition. Signs of seizures in your newborn include lip smacking, eye or lip twitching, eye deviation, and arms and leg rigidity. If any of these happen, call your doctor or 911, since you don't know how long the seizure will last. Causes of newborn seizures include infections, low sugar, and certain genetic conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 29 weeks pregnant. I have a small fever, body aches, and nausea. I have a 4 year old daughter and don't want to risk getting her sick. What do I need to do, what could this be, and should I be worried?
A contractor came with a open bleeding wound on hand. He handshake with me and also touched everywhere in my house. I don't know his health status. Should I worry of any contagious disease? Do I need any cleaning of the house? I am 36w pregnant.
My friend just got back to uni after spending 3 days in hospital with viral meningitis. Should i be worried? Doctor apparently said he could return. My dad is immunosupp. So i don't want him to getit
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