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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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I had my scan yesterday at 14 weeks at my ob & it showed marginal placenta previa- will I bleed as my uterus stretches if my placenta is to migrate up?

I had my scan yesterday at 14 weeks at my ob & it showed marginal placenta previa- will I bleed as my uterus stretches if my placenta is to migrate up?

No.: The placenta does not necessarily "move" a much as the uterus simply grows.

Usually for something like this, a follow up scan is done in the third trimester to see if the previa has resolved. The majority do. ...Read more

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Seax power very weeck?

Seax power very weeck?

Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more

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How do they do a dexi scan?

How do they do a dexi scan?

DXA: Dxa = dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.
There are various units which can be used to measure bone density (for example heel units). The most common and probably most accurate is the test performed on a table. You are in the supine position on a table and a technologist will position you to acquire a low dose x-ray of various locations. Usually spine, hip, and radius regions are performed. ...Read more

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So you have seen this before?

Nonspecific question: This question is very general/nonspecific. Please provide more details. ...Read more

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Can I get crabs from a toilet seat?

Can I get crabs from a toilet seat?

Highly unlikely: Pubic lice are caught by sexual activity and do not live long off there host. Get treatment and be checked for other sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, non gonococcal urethritis. ...Read more

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What is a ctg scan? What is an afi?

What is a ctg scan? What is an afi?

Fetal health: CTG is cardiotocography, a device monitoring fetal heart rate and contractions during pregnancy. Also called electronic fetal monitor (EFM). Amniotic fluid index (AFI) is a measure of amount of amniotic fluid in cm. Determined by ultrasonography and is measure of fetal health. AFI normal values 8-18. ...Read more

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Is the ice bucket challenge a scam?

No: It is simply raising awareness for a rare but devasting neuromuscular disease: you can send a check if you don't like ice water. ...Read more

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Can multiple TIA be seen on imaging?

Can multiple TIA be seen on imaging?

Unlikely: Tias generally leave no marks on the brain when looked at with brain imaging. If TIA leaves a mark, we consider it a stroke. Some argue that tias can have changes on the brain imaging in the first few days which then often disappear. ...Read more

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How can an NT scan determine gender?

How can an NT scan determine gender?

Nt scan and sex: NT is the ultrasound appearance of neck tissue in the first 3 months of a pregnancy. In a study of 56, 000 pts, for an unknown reason, the neck in females is about 10% thinner. Http://s3.amazonaws. Com/publicationslist. Org/data/kevinspencer1/ref-184/pnd2009_29_578_581.pdf
The measurement is to exclude Down's, not for sexing. Most reliable is to wait until you can see a penis later in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Were can I go get seen without my id?

Were can I go get seen without my id?

Health department?: You would need to call around and ask if they would see you without your ID. Identification is used for many reasons in medical offices and you would just need to call and ask if you could be seen without an ID. The local health department might see you without an ID but some offices might not be comfortable with this. ...Read more

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Could women 'heal'/seal up downstairs?

Could women 'heal'/seal up downstairs?

VAGINAL REJUVENATION: Vaginal rejuvenation is performed by a select type of plastic surgeon with gynecological training. Discuss with your current OB for referral ...Read more

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What is staging scans and plan for sx?

What is staging scans and plan for sx?

Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival.

Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read more

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What do sand fleas look like on humans?

What do sand fleas look like on humans?

Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...Read more

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What are infilitrates seen in a right apex?

What are infilitrates seen in a right apex?

Infiltrate rt apex: Isolated filtrate in any part of lung is a shadow seen on xrays which normally is not there. Most of the infiltrates are due to infectious process like pnumonia, tuberculosis or other infections. Some times you need more images and cat scan to define the shadow if it does not clear with standard therapy. ...Read more

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Could I still get tan if I wear sun screan?

Could I still get tan if I wear sun screan?

No: Effective sun screens stop the rays that lead to a tan. If a tan is your goal, then being mindful of the long term consequences of sun exposure, then you must leave of the screen until the tan appears. ...Read more

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How often can I need to undergo full body scan?

How often can I need to undergo full body scan?

Difficult: To answer. Why are you getting scans (to assess response to treatment, determine change over time)? Are these ct or possibly pet/ct scans? The healthcare provider who has ordered scans before is in the best position to answer your question. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask at my 12 week scan?

What questions should I ask at my 12 week scan?

Pregnant?: Too early for sex of the baby. Are there more than one fetus? Is the heart beat strong? Is there enough fluid? Am I anemic? What is my sugar level? That should help. ...Read more

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How can I get my son to use seat belts in the car?

How can I get my son to use seat belts in the car?

Persistence: Children often will challenge family rules and guidelines. Simply not driving the car while he is unbuckled or after he undoes his buckle/car seat can be very effective. Some children are particularly adept at 'escaping' from car seats/seat belts. Simply pull over, calmly ask the child to get back in, and check to ensure everything is snug. Staying calm, but firm takes the 'sport' out of it. ...Read more

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If I must use restroom on plane, how do I clean seat?

If I must use restroom on plane, how do I clean seat?

Not worrisome: The airline fares limit the socioeconomic background of your fellow flyers which limits the risk of catching anything from a toilet seat (rare anyway). From an esthetic standpoint, you can use toweling supplied in the lavatory to wet and wipe and then dry and wipe. If this is a serious issue for you, you should carry a small supply of wet wipes or alcohol wipes with you to do this task. ...Read more

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What exactly is a rectal seal and how can I correct it?

What exactly is a rectal seal and how can I correct it?

A rectocoele: Is a weakening of the muscular wall between the rectum and vagina, usually caused by thinning if the muscle layers due to multiple vaginal deliveries. Mild to moderate rectocoeles can be managed with diet and fluid but more symptomatic ones require surgery with reconstruction of the muscular wall anatomically or with mesh. See a colon and rectal surgeon or a urogynecologist specializing in treatin. ...Read more

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How I can send my scan video to know if I have baby boy?

How I can send my scan video to know if I have baby boy?

Wrong site: The public HT site is for general medical information. Questions (by the thousands) are presented at random to thousands of docs that visit the site daily. We have no access to any uploads, scans, labs you may have and your questions are not linked. There is a paid concierge service that has some of those capabilities. Read site info if interested. ...Read more

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What are the seats for sale in nitrobids. Com good seats?

Oh my!: This is about as far from the topic of medicine as you can get. Try another site. ...Read more