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What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

What is the foodborne illness red tide? Bama jam?

Algae Blood: Red tide refers to an algal bloom that accumulates rapidly some associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful effects, generally described as harmful algal blooms. Humans can become seriously ill from eating oysters and other shellfish contaminated with red tide toxin. Not all are red and not all vary with the tides. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of hives but without redness.?

I have all the symptoms of hives but without redness.?

Hives: Hives that itch and are pale and raised are still hives. Hives that do not itch may be a genetic problem. ...Read more

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Is redness around the anus a symptom of sle?

Is redness around the anus a symptom of sle?

Usually no: Perianal involvement is not a typical area of lupus involvement. May be dermatitis, sign of hemorrhoids, or rectal problems. Treatment with a topical steroid can help, and an e aluation by a GI doctor for rectal disease is recommended. ...Read more

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Hi there what are the symptoms of penis thrush redness of the glans?

Hi there what are the symptoms of penis thrush redness of the glans?

Thrush and others: If you are uncircumcised, a yeast infection (thrush) could do this, but so could be "nonspecific" banalitis, bacterial overgrowth, or other causes. Best to be professionally evaluated. Or you could try simple hygiene first -- retract foreskin and wash with soap and water twice a day -- then get care if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

Remove it from skin.: I've had fiberglass in my skin, so I know it's miserable. 1 method: add 1 cup epsom salt into boiling water. Add this mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Method #2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off. Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. ...Read more

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Will eyeberry food supplement help reduce the symptoms of mh orbital pseudotumor such as redness, swelling, and pain?

Will eyeberry food supplement help reduce the symptoms of mh orbital pseudotumor such as redness, swelling, and pain?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read more

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Infectious cellulitis for a month, treated with antibiotics. Syntoms clearing but redness still there (not bright red). How do I know when it's gone?

Infectious cellulitis for a month, treated with antibiotics. Syntoms clearing but redness still there (not bright red). How do I know when it's gone?

Redness: Will subside slowly after an infectious process. It's also typical to go from a red color to a purple color before returning to the normal skin color. Depending on the level of infection it may take a couple months for the residual effects to clear up. ...Read more

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Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Can be: Mild rosacea gives you only some redness. Most of the case, it gets worse as you get aged with harmful uv and/or other factors (sometime wine or even social gathering). ...Read more

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Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?

Throat sore 2.5 days, no other symptom. Poss. Exposure to strep. Just looked--looks like canker sore surrounded by redness, s. Palate. No worry?

May be viral: If there is a single sore and you have no other symptoms (no headache, no stomach ache, no fever), the sore throat may well be a virus. Treatment for that is supportive. If you develop any of the above symptoms in addition, however, and do not have symptoms such as stuffy nose or cough, see your doctor to make sure you do not have strep. ...Read more

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I had sex 6 days ago, my first symptom I noticed was the center of my vag was enlarged, itching, redness, tiny bumps, and red patches on one side?

I had sex 6 days ago, my first symptom I noticed was the center of my vag was enlarged, itching, redness, tiny bumps, and red patches on one side?

Herpes: Should definitely be seen by a doctor. But could be herpes. Definitely be seen by someone so that you can be properly diagnosed. Herpes is often painful and you didn't mention that in your description, but tiny bumps can be suggestive of this. Could be an allergic reaction, but important to make sure it's not a std. ...Read more

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I ve UTI without symptoms, however lots of valval and vaginal redness and burning, could this mean that UTI has now into vaginal area or vice versa?

I ve UTI without symptoms, however lots of valval and vaginal redness and burning, could this mean that UTI has now into vaginal area or vice versa?

See answer: I am not convinced that you have a UTI unless a urine culture has been done to verify it. A urinalysis alone would not be adequate and likely inaccurate given your description of vulva and vaginal redness and burning which is more consistent with a vulvovaginitis and which would contaminate any voided urine sample. In general, UTI and vaginitis are separate conditions and treated differently. ...Read more

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With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)

With cellulitis (child), how long after oral antibiotx start should we see less symptoms? (swelling, redness, warmth in arm) (bactrim)

24-48 hours: It takes some time for the meds to work. Initially, antibiotics first stop the spread of infection before symptoms abate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fleabitis my mothers ankles is red and swollen and hot to the touch...She also has some redness on her upper thigh

What are the symptoms of fleabitis my mothers ankles is red and swollen and hot to the touch...She also has some redness on her upper thigh

Symptoms: Symptoms from flea bites include small red bumps with a red halo around a small hole. This leads to significant itching. Thrombophlebitis symptoms can include pain in the body area where a blood clot has developed in a vein. The vein is tender and warm. There can also be redness and swelling of the part of the body effected. Wasn't exactly sure what you were dealing with, so included info on both. ...Read more

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What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

Red cheeks can have: Many causes: acne; rosacea; dry skin; lupus; irritation from skin care products, polycythemia, etc. Both singulair (montelukast) & ventolin can cause facial redness as part of an allergic reaction (swelling of face, lips, throat) which should prompt u to seek medical help immediately. Singulair (montelukast) can also cause a rash. Suggest see fp for exam & treatment if required. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like abdominal skin redness go away quickly?

Depends on cause: This depends on the cause. If infection (cellulitis), this needs antibiotics. If sunburn, it will improve. If eczema or psoriasis, it may linger unless treated. There are a large number of reasons for skin redness, and an answer depends on the cause of the redness. ...Read more

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What can cause the top of my nine yr olds penis to itch. No redness and dr found no symptoms like eczema. Botched circumsision?

What can cause the top of my nine yr olds penis to itch. No redness and dr found no symptoms like eczema. Botched circumsision?

Contact dermatitis?: Sometimes a nine year old is not the best at toilet hygiene and after urination there may be some urine present on and around the glans. Urine is irritating and cause itching, or later redness, rash in the area. Also the moist, warm environment make things even worse. Circumcision issues is unlikely as cause for the itching. Use some baby wipes after peeing for a week and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience itchy, swollen and redness vagina with grayish discharge. Maybe twice or trice a month. What are this symptoms?

Sometimes I experience itchy, swollen and redness vagina with grayish discharge. Maybe twice or trice a month. What are this symptoms?

Yeast infection: You can try OTC vaginal suppositories or gel for yeast infection for 5-7 day treatment course as directed on the package. If this doesn't resolve the issue, you will need to be examined for a more definite diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

A itchy redness or rash has appeared on my inner foreskin recently. Antiseptic cream helps but it never goes away. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Balanitis: Sounds like Balanitis. One can try some over the counter steroid and antifungal creams. You may have to get a prescription. Depending on your risk factors and the size of the 'bumps' one could consider herpes. ...Read more

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My teenage son has poison oak. What can I do to relieve his symptoms? (itchy, redness, rash)

My teenage son has poison oak. What can I do to relieve his symptoms? (itchy, redness, rash)

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more