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Menieres Disease...: Is episodic vertigo associated to loss of hearing and tinnitus ( noise or ringing in the ears. Has no cure. Comes and goes unpredictably. Some drs. Prescribe Antivert or Meclizine during vertigo. Onider hearing aids if sensorineural hearing loss. Avoid odium/salt.Limiting caffeine intake, reducing alcohol consumption, ceasing smoking, and managing stress are also advisable, as they may trigger it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any: Ent doctors who have special training in the ear are called otologists. Some older ENT doctors who trained before specialty boards concentrated their practices on the ear and have a huge experience in performing mastoidectomies. The key for you is to find a doctor who does a lot of ear surgery. The more procedures he or she does the better they are at it generally. ...Read more
Otologist (to whom my regular ENT referred me) noticed some of my tonsils were not removed despite having a tonsillectomy 6 mo ago. Is this normal?
RESIDUAL TONSILS: Depends on the technique used. generally, tonsilectomy removes the tonsils completes. If the surgeon just debulk them or reduce them, you will see some residual tissue. The residual tonsil tissue may become infected or inflamed in the future and require additional surgery. If you had surgery for obstruction, then I don't expect any further problems with sleep apnea or obstruction. Why Otologist? ...Read more
Use a barrier method: In order to prevent the transmission of stds you have to avoid contact with any skin or body fluids. For fellatio some people use saran wrap to create a barrier, or dental dams (thin material that dentists use to create a barrier in the mouth. A condom can help reduce risk for transmitting disease, as long as only the portion of skin covered by the condom is touched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just found out that one of my good friends has chron's disease. Is it considered a terminal disease?
Fifth Disease: Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms. Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More the opposite!: Not only is this not true, but in many cases having one disease increases the odds of getting another.For example, having diabetes significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Having parasites often leads to food allergies which can lead to other health problems.Having chronic infections lowers immunity increasing risk of other infections. Treat any disease to reduce risk of others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms of Crohn's: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the GI tract. It frequently involves the last part of the small intestine and/or the colon, but can involve other areas. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue and fever. Occasionally, it can cause symptoms by irritating other areas such as the joints, eyes, liver, kidneys and skin. (see pic). ...Read more
Smallpox: Smallpox with vaccination and control has been eliminated although there are a few vials of active virus felt to be in the deep freeze in Russia and the US. Polio is close to this and is only stopped by the politics of Africa and Asia.Work is being done also on onchocerciasis with markedly fewer cases currently and the hope soon of elimination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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