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Skin Test For Dehydration
Excessive somnolence: If you have daytime sleepiness, there is a screening tool called the epworth sleepiness scale. If you get a score greater than 10, you have have a sleep problem and should see a sleep specialist to review. Need a sleep study. There are some blood tests that are commonly done when someone is tired all the time such as a complete blood count or thyroid function test, which help determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control blood sugar: A common infection from high blood sugar is thrush (also called monilia) caused by candida yeast infections. There are treatments for the yeast infection (eg, monistat, or Fluconazole by mouth) but the most important factor for cure and to preven trecurrence is getting the blood sugars under control. ...Read more
Does a bilirubin blood test detect all reasons for jaundice or just some medical conditions? What would be the best test to to take for jaundice?
Lupus biopsy: Biopsy of lupus has a number of features that lead to diagnosis: a thickened basement membrane, vacuolar alteration of basal keratinocytes and superficial and deep inflammatory infiltrate. Lupus has a number of different forms in the skin and there are times when it is not easy to differentiate it from other types of skin inflammation. There are other tests to support diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can late-stage Lyme, EBV, HHV6, or lead toxicity cause a malar rash? Blood test - for lupus. Skin biopsy - for rosacea but + for general inflammation.
Visited Dermatology ,possible DLE in Ears and Scalp,slight Loss of Hair about 100 a day.Blood test and Urine Normal would both tests confirm if SLE?
What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?
Hemoconcentration: Usually, the blood counts are the ones mainly affected by dehydration due to hemoconcentration resulting from dehydration. Your hydration status can easily be determined by the color of your urine and your urine specific gravity. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day would normally be sufficient but when you are under the sun and imbibing alcohol, you'll be doubly dehydrated. Alcohol is a dehydrant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have a positive Quest Diagnostics blood test for a food allergy, could a skin test give a stronger confirmation? So many positives for foods!
Blood tests: for food allergies are somewhat unreliable - as there are many problems with cross reactivities on the assays. Unless you have had a particular event like you were unable to breathe or throat swelling after eating a particular food and are sure there was nothing else causing it- then these results may not be clinically important. Pollen/ and environmental allergy testing is much more reliable. ...Read more
Achy, fatigued, hair loss with no answers from doctor. Thyroid blood test is ok- Is lupus a possibility and what blood test to ask for?
No news is good news: No answers from doctors because there is no definitve answer, if any doctor suspects a specific condition he/she would work on it, fatigue and hair loss aren't only common for thyroid disease or lupus, several other conditions share them, and could simply be without a specific reason, at any rate, ANA screen if negative, is a good test for ruling out lupus, wish you wellness, ...Read more
Is it possible for langerhans cell histiocytosis to affect pregnancy results like a blood test or home pee test?
No: It will not do thatGet a more detailed answer ›
Is an IGE allergy blood test as accurate as a skin test? My skin test from 1 year prior to IGE blood test showed additional allergens.
Likely complementary: Although prick skin test is considered better in detecting food allergies the results of blood tests are complementary. I often order the blood test first in a case of a food suspected of causing anaphylaxis. If the result is negative or equivocal, then I would proceed with a skin test prior to a food challenge. The results are at times discrepant. ...Read more
Can tuberculin skin test and effect the test results of a hemogram test. i have high lmphocyte and ESR count after tuberculin test. please advice?
Not expected: Unless you have a violently positive skin test (whole arm swells up for example), no systemic effect is expected. ...Read more
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