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Why would Sean break out and itch when he goes out side when it's hot and humid?

Why would Sean break out and itch when he goes out side when it's hot and humid?

Photosensitivity: Some people are sensitive to sunlight and develop what we call a photosensitivity dermatitis. I attached a link below re this condition. Is Sean on any meds? Several meds and classes of meds are associated with developing photosensitivity rash as well. Hope this helps. Best of luck http://dermnetnz. Org/reactions/photosensitivity. Html ...Read more

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Hi there, Does regular use of sleeping pills have any negative long-term or short-term effects? Thanks, Sean Are Sleeping Pills Okay?

Hi there, Does regular use of sleeping pills have any negative long-term or short-term effects? Thanks, Sean Are Sleeping Pills Okay?

Yes: You may become physically or psychologically dependent. Many medications for sleep, including OTC ones, can impair normal sleep stage progression leading to less restful/rejuvenating sleep.

There can be a role for chronic use in sleep disorders and if a related mental disorder is improved with adequate sleep. Make your Dr. Aware of your use of all substances including over the counter ones. ...Read more

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This is continuing my question about Sean. ..he is breathing hard and fast. ..and wheezing a lot?

This is continuing my question about Sean. ..he is breathing hard and fast. ..and wheezing a lot?

ER now!: These symptoms can quickly threaten young Sean's life. Please go to the emergency room or urgent care center immediately for evaluation of this respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Sean is 7 has fever, achy, chest congestion ans runny nose. Cough also rapid heart beat. We gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Sean is 7 has fever, achy, chest congestion ans runny nose. Cough also rapid heart beat. We gave him OTC meds should we go to er?

Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read more

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My 5 years doughter likes to eat sand. What could she be lacking?

My 5 years doughter likes to eat sand. What could she be lacking?

Pica?: Pica is disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as clay, chalk, dirt, paint chips, or sand. It can be from an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Too much ingestion can lead to intoxication in children which can result in an impairment in both physical and mental development. Eating paint chips containing lead can cause brain problems. ...Read more

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My LDL is 212 should I eat flex seads?

My LDL is 212 should I eat flex seads?

Medication: It is unlikely that lifestyle modifications and supplements would get your LDL to goal. You will likely need medications. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Sand walking: Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement. Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee. ...Read more

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Have you even seen these arguments in favour of not banning the chinese meds?

Not certain what: You are referring to but I have noted that some Western medical providers are leery about Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...Read more

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I'm embarrassed to eat around people or be seen with food. Is this a mental condition?

I'm embarrassed to eat around people or be seen with food. Is this a mental condition?

Many Possibilites: How you relate to food and eating around others can be due to many things. Do you have concerns about your teeth, how you chew? Did you have a traumatic experience around meals or preparing food? Do you have questions about your body image, shape, size, weight? These are all questions best answered talking with a counselor and or physician. ...Read more

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I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?

I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?

Could be: Discuss with your doctor about this problem. Certain condition like low thyroid hormone, deficiency in iron or other vitamin or other medical condition can affect your memory and concentration. Your doctor can run some simple blood work to rule things out. Good luck. Also, don't forget to eat right, sleep well and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Is there a scan which will show everything that is wrong with you, and can even detect microfractures? If so, which scan is it?

Is there a scan which will show everything that is wrong with you, and can even detect microfractures? If so, which scan is it?

Not exactly: Every test has advantages and disadvantages to it, based in part on what you are looking for. When looking for a small fracture in a specific area of the body, an MRI is usually the most sensitive. When looking at the whole body, a bone scan is best, but it is not very specific. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What causes kids to eat their snot and how can you stop this??? And unfortunately I've seen kids in their LATE TEENS supporting this habit!! Yuk!

What causes kids to eat their snot and how can you stop this??? And unfortunately I've seen kids in their LATE TEENS supporting this habit!! Yuk!

Nose: Have you ever pondered why the fingers fit so perfectly up the nose? As soon as we get hand eye coordination, everything goes to the face. Perhaps that form of behavior was a protective mechanism that helped keep nostrils clean. Kids do gross things. They're curios and the younger ones still have oral tendencies. It will stop before they start middle school! ...Read more

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Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so I hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read more

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Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

Can scars be removed by medication even after 6 months of the initial injury?

No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read more

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How do I prep for a hida scan? And could pain pills affect the scan even. If its 5 days away

How do I prep for a hida scan? And could pain pills affect the scan even. If its 5 days away

Patient Preparation: You can't eat or drink anything at least 4-6 hours before the scan, but not more than 24 hour so it's best to schedule your test early in the morning. Keep your doctor informed about any medications you are taking. Usually, all opiate type pain medications (morphine, codeine, etc) have to be stopped 6 hours before the test. You may take your other medications with a sip of water. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drive my baby around in a small car, even if I keep her in the back seat?

Is it safe for me to drive my baby around in a small car, even if I keep her in the back seat?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! The size of your vehicle is a factor in car safety as well, but this is not specific to your baby. ...Read more

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I tested positive for heroin using a drug swab test. Never even seen heroin let alone use. Any ideas what caused this?

May never find out: From time to time, labs make mistakes. Specimens get switched. Technicians make clerical errors. Poppy seeds may have cross-reacted. Or if it's just a swab and there is no second test, a simple false-positive 'for no reason.' a test result cannot have any medicolegal consequence unless it is confirmed by a second test that uses a different chemical principle. ...Read more

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I am 53 and got three molars sealed today but one feels too high will this resolve on its own? I am able to eat without problems.

I am 53 and got three molars sealed today but one feels too high will this resolve on its own? I am able to eat without problems.

It will: The sealant will be worn away quite shortly (but it will still protect the pits and fissures it was applied to). ...Read more

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Do waist trainers/body Shapers really work? I've seen it getting more and more popular and want to try it out to reduce my waist even more

Do waist trainers/body Shapers really work? I've seen it getting more and more popular and want to try it out to reduce my waist even more

No-not permanently: I think these are marketing stunts--they just compress your body--possibly not letting you eat/drink much but they are not permanent and not at all a good solution. ...Read more

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I was given injections to produce follicles. Until a couple of days back the eggs were showing on the scan. But now no eggs are visible. Pls help.

May not have matured: While many different protocols can b used to help stimulate follicle growth and production and ultimately ovulation, oftentimes some of the follicles that were visible early on fail to mature completely. This can b due to a lot of things many of which we can't always explain. This does not mean that u can't make them in the future but u may need to attempt more cycles. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to Know if you see anything not normal in this scan, even the slightest thing. Any infection or illness, please. It is important. Thanks?

Hi, I want to Know if you see anything not normal in this scan, even the slightest thing. Any infection or illness, please. It is important. Thanks?

Can't see thescan: I don't think that you can upload images here. If you would like to do so, you can do this on Healthtap Prime and a doctor can be consulted to review this. Check it out and see if it is a possibility for you. ...Read more

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What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket, or even name.

What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket, or even name.

Here are some. ..: More transparency to personal general and health-related profile will lead to higher accuracy in answering the question so to be closer to what you need. General public is not supposed to know your privacy. ...Read more

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EF rate of 0% on hida scan. How dangerous is it to live with this until I have it removed? Also fattening food doesn't bother me so can I still eat it

EF rate of 0% on hida scan. How dangerous is it to live with this until I have it removed? Also fattening food doesn't bother me so can I still eat it

Gall bladder: This appears to be a ticking time bomb in view of either a nonfunctioning or obstructed gall bladder, especially if you're experiencing symptoms. An abdominal surgeon should be involved in your care. ...Read more

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Started workin out and I'm doin the Saran &vaseline wrap when workin out everytime I go to gym it seems like wasting time cause I eat wrong foods help?

Started workin out and I'm doin the Saran &vaseline wrap when workin out everytime I go to gym it seems like wasting time cause I eat wrong foods help?

Lean protein/fiber: Is what you should be eating. Increase exercise and decrease calorie intake. Everything else is just a gimmick or a shortcut ...Read more

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MIL 76yrs has a BP of 155 to 160.Was seen by dr & meds reviewed & changed. Even after a week BP is 160.Even treadmill came ok. Is this bp ok for her age?

MIL 76yrs has a BP of 155 to 160.Was seen by dr & meds reviewed & changed. Even after a week BP is 160.Even treadmill came ok. Is this bp ok for her age?

Hypertension: For patients 60 years of age and older, the JNC 8 guidelines recommend treating to a target of 150/90 mm Hg. In the SPRINT trial, investigators report that treating high-risk hypertensive adults 50 years of age and older to a target of 120 mm Hg significantly reduced cardiovascular events by 30% and reduced all-cause mortality by nearly 25% when compared to patients treated to a target of 140 ...Read more

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I can not get pleausere from activity or nature which was previously enjoyed by me, I can not feel pleasurable sensetion even after seen a great natural scene since 5-6 years. I m getting very hungry also daily and I eat many times in a day also. No one c

I can not get pleausere from activity or nature which was previously enjoyed by me, I can not feel pleasurable sensetion even after seen a great natural scene since 5-6 years. I m getting very hungry also daily and I eat many times in a day also. No one c

Depression: Your question got cut off, but it sounds like you may be dealing with depression that has anhedonia -- loss of pleasure in usual activities -- as a strong feature. If you're on medications for this, they may also be stimulating your appetite. Please work with your psychiatrist on this, as I'm sure s/he will want to help resolve your symptoms as much as possible. May need dose adjustments/changes. ...Read more

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Why I always dizzy. Even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Why I always dizzy. Even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Assessment: There are a number of possible causes for dizziness. Can not diagnose you. Since this is a chronic symptom - would encourage you to seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What type of scan/exam can detect enlarged adenoids?

What type of scan/exam can detect enlarged adenoids?

Office exam: In office nasal endoscopy by an otolaryngologsit would detect adenoid enlargment, for young children who might not tolerate this exam a simple x-ray could assess size of adenoid tissue. ...Read more