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Doctor insights on: Treating Chickenpox In Toddlers

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How is chicken pox different in adults than children?

How is chicken pox different in adults than children?

Worse: Usually adults would ill seriously. Another type of "chicken pox" in adults is called shingles(herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

Does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

See below : Shingles is the reappearance of the chicken pox virus in adulthood after a period of stress or immunocompromise. You must have had chickenpox earlier in life to develop shingles. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months. If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma. ...Read more

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Can all children who suffer scarlett fever often go blind later in their lives?

Can all children who suffer scarlett fever often go blind later in their lives?

Never seen it happen: I have treated many over the years and have never seen or heard of this happening as a result of "scarlet fever". Today with rapid diagnosis and treatment of strep infections we see fewer complications of the disease. The scarlet rash produced by some strains of group a strep has been relegated to a visual curiosity. It no longer means things will be worse for this episode of strep, it is the same. ...Read more

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Is herpangina contagious in adults?

Is herpangina contagious in adults?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...Read more

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Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Smallpox&varicella : Small popx and varicella viruses are different and one cannot cause the other. ...Read more

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Why is diphtheria mortality higher in children and adults over 40?

Why is diphtheria mortality higher in children and adults over 40?

Respiratory compromi: Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise. ...Read more

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In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

In what year did the united states begin requiring chicken pox vaccinations for children?

Variable: The feds don't make this rule. At least for now.Each state sets it's vaccine policy as either requirement for entry into daycare or public school facilities or state supported secondary schools.Check with your state health department. ...Read more

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What is the best Vitamin booster for toddlers in nursery school?

What is the best Vitamin booster for toddlers in nursery school?

Vitamin : Vitamin boosters are not necessariy for toddlers. The best thing is a good all round diet with if you like a good all round vitamin for children ...Read more

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May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

Yes: RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA ...Read more

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Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read more

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Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Which is the new medication for treating autism in children and teenagers?

Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more

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Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?

Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions. ...Read more

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Are those afflicted with ADHD classified as a 'vulnerable adult'? This is in regard to the 22 year-old grandson of a close family friend who has adhd.Two years ago, two adult men in their late 40's had asked him to move in with them. They immediately bega

Are those afflicted with ADHD classified as a 'vulnerable adult'? This is in regard to the 22 year-old grandson of a close family friend who has adhd.Two years ago, two adult men in their late 40's had asked him to move in with them. They immediately bega

Unfamiliar term: Not sure of the context of "vulnerable adult" as a specific label. Certainly, adhd that lasts into adulthood is associaated with a wide range of increased risk for bad outcomes, and certain individuals with adhd retain a social immaturity that might make it easier for others to prey upon them. However, that is far from universal and more related to immaturity than adhd per se. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more