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A girl has semen on her RIGHT hand, but wipes it off immediately with kleenex. 5-10 minutes pass, hand dry, goes to pee, wipes w/ Left hand, any risk?
Almost impossible: For semen to fertilize an egg, it has to be deposited into the vagina and at the right time of the menstrual cycle. What you describe is very unlikely to have any risk of pregnancy. However, always practice safe sex, some sexually transmitted diseases could be transmitted through contaminated hands. ...Read more
Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 15mo old baby boy.i noticed lately he often scrathes his privates.no rash noted but still scratches it with irritability.we use cloth diapers and pampers dry?
Use scent/dye free: Are you using scent and dye free detergent to wash his cloth diapers? Avoid using fabric softener in the cloth diaper wash. Also use hypoallergenic wipes to clean his diaper area. Sometimes babies will have sensitivity to a brand of disposable diapers. Hopefully these changes will help. ...Read more
Coughing remedies for a 2.5 yr old?? Tried V- vapor rub on feet too.. Vaporizer ... Steam bath for 30 min.. Honey... Elevation.. Suction/saline
Cough: One thing to remember is that cough is a protective reflex. They are coughing for a reason and we don't want to extinguish cough aggressively. The next thing to consider is: how bad is the cough? How long has it been there for? What other symptoms? If there is an underlying process like wheezing, sinus infection or allergies then addressing the primary cause is going to be the mainstay of treatmen ...Read more
My babby 1 yr.she diagnosed as eczema .she keep on scratching .red patches below waist.is cetirizen sol decrease itching?.is dove soap ok ?what all th
Hold on: This is about a 1 yr old.....please see a doctor. ...Read more
Should be OK: Just about the safest soap to use. ...Read more
Does rub 0,5% Benzalkonium Chloride kills Adenovirus(Conjunctivitis) from clothes and hard surfaces?
I have severe hot itchy rash under breasts from sweating. Intertrigo?? have tried numerous treatments including nystatin, miconazole, clortromizole , dial soap. hibiclenz , oatmeal soap, cetaphil soap, witch haze, lemons, iodine, apple cider vinegar
Moisturise: Normal to peel and will stop apply eucerin or such moisturiser. ...Read more
friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?
Depends ..: The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Roseola is most commonly caused by a virus called hhv-6 (human herpes virus-6, and you can only get this illness once. There are, however several look alike illnesses caused by different virus groups including hhv-7, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, and parainfluenza viruses that can closely resemble roseola and would fool most anyone. ...Read more
Yes: A moist cloth at room temperature may aid in reducing fever, particularly if rubbed on the skin vigorously. But this is only a temporary expedient. There is seldom a need to reduce fever unless it is producing cardiovascular compromise or making the person feel unbearably uncomfortable. ...Read more