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Can one contract Ebola through shaking of hands?

Can one contract Ebola through shaking of hands?

That depends...: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth, eyes or any open wound. A person with active disease is needed > ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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I noticed for over 15years, I have been experience unusual shaking of hands. What can I do to keep my hands steady? Thanks

I noticed for over 15years, I have been experience unusual shaking of hands. What can I do to keep my hands steady? Thanks

Tremors: can be very un-nerving or downright life altering. If the shaking occurs mostly at rest and disappears when you move your hands purposefully, that is a resting tremor and will need treatment. If the shaking is in circular, rhythmic motion in addition to being a resting tremor, then you need to get to a neurologist or family doctor to get tested for Parkinson's. Other movement disorders possible ...Read more

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28yr old female,sudden shaking of hands and arms making it hard to hold pen.no other symptoms accompanying.happens now and then.what could it be from?

28yr old female,sudden shaking of hands and arms making it hard to hold pen.no other symptoms accompanying.happens now and then.what could it be from?

Tremor: if its both hands and you do not loose consciousness its not seizure. If its tremor it can be from many things. Medication, low blood sugar, kidney infection (rigors) or familial tremor. See a neurologist if you and your doctor can't sort it out. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Had 1 eeg done didn't show secure still having garbled speech lots of shaking of hands arms legs becoming more aware of what's going on can't talk?

Had 1 eeg done didn't show secure still having garbled speech lots of shaking of hands arms legs becoming more aware of what's going on can't talk?

Prob not a seizure: I'm not sure what your exam showed, but if you had these symptoms while you had the EEG, it would have been able to show whether you were having a seizure or not. Based on the premise that you retain awareness, it does not sound like a seizure, at least not a generalized seizure. ...Read more

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Autism and hand flapping?

Autism and hand flapping?

Self-stim: "hand-flapping" is a prominent form of self-stimulation. It is not clear why it is common in autism, but may have to do with anxiety, an inability to "connect" meaningfully outside of oneself (which seems to be what autistics have in common with blind or deaf persons, who also hand-flap and "stim" a lot), and/or difficulty with effective communication (like retarded persons, who often also "stim"). ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more