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My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

Do you mean rosacea?: This is a chronic skin condition causing red cheeks and sometimes acne. People with this genereally blush easily. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically harmless. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Roseola (Definition)

A viral infection with a few days of high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the fifth day after the fever breaks--usually seen ...Read more


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My mother has chilblains. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has chilblains. What is it in a nutshell?

Dermatology: Chilblains also known as chilblain, pernio and perniosis are small, itchy swellings on the skin, which are not painful at first, but can become painful - they are acral ulcers; ulcers affecting the extremities. They are a localized form of vasculitis that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold. ...Read more

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My mother has blepharitis. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has blepharitis. What is it in a nutshell?

Inflammation lids: Blepharitis is a kind of dandruff of the eyelids and lashes. It features a scaly dry deposit on the lashes and adjacent skin with itchy bacterial overgrowth underneath. The lids itch, can be red, lashes may fall off and occasionaly the lids are crusted with dry secrtions. Treatment is to clean off the deposits and apply a steroid antibiotic combination a couple times per day for a while. ...Read more

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My daughter has neuroblastoma. What is it in a nutshell?

My daughter has neuroblastoma. What is it in a nutshell?

Nervous system tumor: Neuroblastoma is a tumor that starts in nervous system cells, usually from the sympathetic nervous system. The most common site is in the abdomen often starting in the adrenal gland. It is a cancer of children. Its prognosis is variable with some resolving spontaneously and others very aggressive. It is treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Younger children do better. ...Read more

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My daughter has hemothorax. What is it in a nutshell?

My daughter has hemothorax. What is it in a nutshell?

Blood: In a nut shell- not much, in the chest, it can be a problem (sorry, couldn't resist the set up line). Hemothorax is blood in the pleural space, and it can lead to big problems if the blood is not evacuated as completely as possible. It can be caused by trauma or by some medical procedures (e.g. Biopsies). Blood can "harden" around the lung, causing lost lung function and sometimes chronic infxn. ...Read more

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My mother has bumps on toes. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has bumps on toes. What is it in a nutshell?

Could be many things: More detail would be required to tell you what she has. Location, size, how long. ...Read more

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My son has hepatitis a. What is it, in a nutshell?

My son has hepatitis a. What is it, in a nutshell?

A viral disease: Several viruses r known to cause inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). They are named by the sequence in which they were discovered (i.e., a, b, c, etc.). Hepatitis a is usually transmitted from infected stool contaminating what you eat or drink. It is rarely extremely severe, recovery produces lasting immunity. There is a very effective vaccine available when in areas with poor hygiene. ...Read more

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My mother has coronary spasms. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has coronary spasms. What is it in a nutshell?

Prinzmetal angina: Printzmetal angina. Acute vasoconstriction of a coronary artery. Multifactorial, may lead to sudden cardiac death, acute coronary syndrome, st elevation myocardial infarction, low cardiac output syndrome, pump failure to include some. Depending on severity and location of the area of the coronary that vasoconstricts, this will determine the risks of untoward events. ...Read more

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My mother has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. What is it in a nutshell?

Significant disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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My mother has aortic stenosis. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has aortic stenosis. What is it in a nutshell?

Small valve: The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts, allowing the blood to flow from the heart to the aorta which supplies the body. When aortic stenosis occurs, the aortic valve narrows, impeding the flow of blood put of the heart. If the patients develops any symptoms, surgical replacement is needed. ...Read more

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My father has cerebral aneurysm. What is it in a nutshell?

My father has cerebral aneurysm. What is it in a nutshell?

Blister: Weak spot in vessel where a blister forms. This is called an aneurysm. Often treated with coil embolization or surgical clipping. Can be life threatening. Needs to be followed with cta or mra. ...Read more

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My father has allergic rhinitis. What is it in a nutshell?

My father has allergic rhinitis. What is it in a nutshell?

Nasal allergies: Allergic rhinitis occurs when airborne allergens like pollens, animal dander, and dust mites contact the lining of the nose of a sensitized individual causing acute symptoms like sneezing and itchy, runny nose and nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis can worsen asthma and chronic sinus disease and can significantly impact sleep, job performance, school performance and overall quality of life. ...Read more

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My son has compartment syndrome. What is it, in a nutshell?

My son has compartment syndrome. What is it, in a nutshell?

Trauma vs exertional: A muscle is "wrapped" in a layer of fascia and multiple muscles are encased in a compartment along with nerves/arteries. In comp.Syn., the pressure in the comp is too high and comp. Contents are being "crushed". Permenant/ irreversible damage can ensue. It is a surgical emergency.Typical cause is trauma. Exertional comp syn is a much milder version due to overuse, is benign, is treated non-surg. ...Read more

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My mother has dementia with Lewy bodies. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has dementia with Lewy bodies. What is it in a nutshell?

Dementia: It is a form of progressive dementia, like alzheimer's dementia. The patient may have hallucinations and parkinson's disease like symptoms as well. ...Read more

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My mother in law has addison's disease. Is it hereditary? Should i be on the lookout for it in my son?

My mother in law has addison's disease. Is it hereditary? Should i be on the lookout for it in my son?

Could be: Autoimmune adrenalitis is associated with a variety of autoimmune problems in other endocrine glands all of which can be expressed in other family members. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a swollen toe, which is really red in colour. Is it possible this is infected?

My 2 year old daughter has a swollen toe, which is really red in colour. Is it possible this is infected?

Yes-infection likely: The hallmarks of infection are REDNESS, SWELLING, pain, and increased warmth. Sounds like your daughter has at least 2 of these... I would touch it and see if it's hotter than the other toes and ask if it hurts. It's possible she has an ingrown toe nail? or sustained a localized injury that allowed an infection to occur. Best to show it to the doctor who can evaluate. It's very important. ...Read more

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My daughter has bud in her breast for about 1 year.Its is mostly big.How long does it last?Hope is is not a big problem!

My daughter has bud in her breast for about 1 year.Its is mostly big.How long does it last?Hope is is not a big problem!

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch ; one side may emerge weeks or months before the other and starts changes that can take 3-5 years to complete. Your pcp can confirm this process. ...Read more

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My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed mononucleosis. What is it exactly?

EBV infection: Mononucleosis is an infection caused by the ebstein-barr virus. Typically this infection causes a sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, and occasionally an enlarged liver and spleen. The infection also is associated with a feeling of loss of energy. This infection is contagious, can last a long time, and enlargement of the spleen is a risk if involved in contact sports. ...Read more

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My mother has lupus. What is the best medication for her?

My mother has lupus. What is the best medication for her?

Type of lupus: What type of Lupus does she have. There are many types and each one has specific therapy. Also people with lupus can have multiple different types of manifestations and each of these manifestations are treated in different ways. Also different rheumatologisst may treat the same manifestation in different ways because different treatment will work. Have her bring you to her next visit. ...Read more