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Safe Skin Test Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
What is injected in your arm when getting a TB skin test and is it safe for the baby to get the test when 21+ weeks pregnant?
Yes: This skin test uses parts of the killed protozoan parasite. However it is only useful in cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis. If you have suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis(systemic) the test is useless and cannot detect internal disease. Serologic testing using Elisa or IFA can be useful. CDC Lab: http://1.usa.gov/1CSXNdC Walter Reed Leishmania Lab: http://bit.ly/1zdBrT7 ...Read more
May be: Alcohol is a poison and does not do any body any good. It would be prudent to abstain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is a skin test for food allergies reliable? If i've tested negative can I assume that I am safe ingesting all types of foods?
Yes and no: Yes skin testing is reliable fr acute histamine mediated allergic reactions. No you may not be safe ingesting all food types as we have other pathways for food allergies...That cause eczema, GI upset, diarrhea, congestion, etc. These reactions are not life threatening like an acute reaction. Pay attention to what you eat and how you feel. A whole food plant based diet is still the best for most. ...Read more
If a person has a positive PPD and reticulonodular infiltrates on their lungs, as well as a positive Cocci skin test, is it safe to say have AIDS?
No...: See your doctor for an HIV test if you to rule out a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. The test results you listed are indicative of other illnesses, not HIV. As you should be getting treated by a physician, discuss with them your concerns and for all necessary testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received the letter today for my free smear test every 3 years and I am pregnant now 8 weeks & 3 days it is safe to have smear test during pregnanc?
If I never and I mean never get a period, one is that safe and two how will I know i'm pregnant without a test or when to test?
Needs evaluation: If you have never in your life had a period and are above age 15 you need to be evaluated for something called primary amenorrhea. This is very important. If you have had periods in the past but not now you should still be evaluated for secondary amenorrhea to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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