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Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Toes on left foot get very red and extrmely painful when standing. Redness goes when pressure off foot.Worse in hot weather Ultrasound and xray ok

Toes on left foot get very red and extrmely painful when standing. Redness goes when pressure off foot.Worse in  hot weather Ultrasound and xray ok

Increased blood: Your blood vessels are dilating, increasing blood flow to the area. This could be normal for you, but there are some medical conditions which cause this to happen too. See a circulation specialist to look into further if it is causing you distress ...Read more

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I have a painful bump under my left nostril it so red and hurts if any pressure is applied to it. I have no idea what it is or how to stop the pain ?

I have a painful bump under my left nostril it so red and hurts if any pressure is applied to it. I have no idea what it is or how to stop the pain ?

Abscess: You did not send a picture with this but what you describe sounds like a small abscess which is a part of the skin that has under it an infection. You can apply warm compresses to it to try to make it open and drain but you really should see a physician and get a culture from what is inside if possible and be started on antibiotics. I would go to an urgent care or your own MD ASAP. ...Read more

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My nephew has a rash on buttocks and back of thighs. It's red and bumpy, he's 7. Can it be something viral?

My nephew has a rash on buttocks and back of thighs.  It's red and bumpy, he's 7. Can it be something viral?

Hard to say: Without seeing the rash up close, it's hard to diagnose. Please make sure his doctor takes a look -- then you'll know the cause and treatment for it. ...Read more

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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more