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What are symptoms I should look for if I have mold in my apartment?

What are symptoms I should look for if I have mold in my apartment?

Various: Could be allergies or irritation. You could have any symptoms, but since I am an allergist i will focus on those. Cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, itchy (skin, nose, eyes, ears), nasal congestion, snoring, post nasal drip, increased mucus production, etc. See an allergist for testing. ...Read more

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I have black mold in my house, and im not sure if im suffering from symptoms?.How would i know?

I have black mold in my house, and im not sure if im suffering from symptoms?.How would i know?

Agree With Above: Some studies reviewing patients with black mold related illness have found that most patients have multiple other health problems that cause their symptoms not their mold exposure. Also mold testing companies often do inadequate testing, not comparing indoor and outdoor levels on the same day. If you are concerned see an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rabies? When should I see a doctor if I think I have it?

What are the symptoms of rabies? When should I see a doctor if I think I have it?

Immediately!: If you were bitten by an animal known to have rabies it is imperative you seek immediate medical attention. If you were bitten by an animal such as an unknown dog, raccoon, opossum, bat you also should seek immediate medical attention because these animals carry higher risk for rabies. Rabies can be fatal and there is an available vaccine that can be used post exposure. ...Read more

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I have cockroaches in my house, what should I do, are they hazardous to health?

I have cockroaches in my house, what should I do, are they hazardous to health?

Roaches: are usually associated with "dirt" and can technically carry organisms and contaminate what they "touch" There are a number of household bug sprays which "advertise" that they can "control" the problem however a PROFESSIONAL exterminator is the only sure way of eliminating the problem! If you RENT your L:ANDLORD should provide this!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are signs i would get if i had a cancerous disease in my mouth?

What are signs i would get if i had a cancerous disease in my mouth?

Listed below: The most common are: white, red, or red/white patches in the mouth, a sore that won't heal, bleeding in the mouth, pain or trouble swallowing, loose teeth, trouble chewing, lumps in the cheek or neck, enlarged lymph nodes, ear pain, weight loss. ...Read more

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I am worried there might be something wrong with my lungs. What are some symptoms I should look about for and how do I tell if I should see a doctor?

I am worried there might be something wrong with my lungs. What are some symptoms I should look about for and how do I tell if I should see a doctor?

See doctor if...: Patients with lung problems will often have coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My dog tested positive for hookworms. I was wondering if i could have gotten them and what would be the signs and symptoms of hookworms in humans?

My dog tested positive for hookworms. I was wondering if i could have gotten them and what would be the signs and symptoms of hookworms in humans?

Depends: Which hookworm? Necator americanus is most common in the usa, although dogs may be infected with ancylostoma caninus. There are no specific symptoms common to this infestation, except for anemia which may occur with heavy parasitosis. Occasionally these worms may be seen in the stool, but best diagnosed by sending stool specimens to the laboratory (may take several specimens). ...Read more

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Hi there can u tell me what I should look for if I have got philmosis in adult what are the signs?

Hi there can u tell me what I should look for if I have got philmosis in adult what are the signs?

Phimosis?: A guy has phimosis or partial phimosis if he cannot pull his foreskin back so that the head of his penis pops out completely. With no phimosis, the head of his penis (the glans) should be fully visible, with no foreskin covering any of it. ...Read more

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I am worried that I have the beginning signs of MS. What symptoms should I be looking for and how should I document them before scheduling a consult?

I am worried that I have the beginning signs of MS. What symptoms should I be looking for and how should I document them before scheduling a consult?

Signs of MS?: It's not impossible, but you're in a low-risk group. For information about the manifestations of MS, look at the websites of the MS Foundation & the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. ...Read more

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Hello, I am in need of a dentist, I have no insurance and I am in constant pain, is there anything I can do to be seen, helped!!!

Hello, I am in need of a dentist, I have no insurance and I am in constant pain, is there anything I can do to be seen, helped!!!

Absolutely: Most people do not have dental insurance, but they still take care of their teeth. You will somehow need to budget those expenses into your lifestyle... even with insurance, there is still out of pocket expenses for major work. Dental schools, hospital based programs, and low cost clinics may be the answer for you. ...Read more

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If I have a MRSA skin infection, should I be tested to see if I am a carrier? Also, suggestions on cleaners to wash house down now that I know I have

Check out CDC: 1st the CDC (center for disease control) has a GREAT website resource for you. Look up CDC MRSA. You could be considered infectious. Soap on your body may reduce MRSA, you may use alcohol to spot kill MRSA on your body. Bleach will kill MRSA on floors etc. Hot water and soap should reduce or neutralize most MRSA on laundry. MRSA now occurs in our environment- no way to "remove" it. Be well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes are really dry and have been for ages?

What do you suggest if my eyes are really dry and have been for ages?

Dry eye: Dry eye is common. Rejuvenate tear film: apply heat to eyelids without burning your skin (hot towel in hot water; avoid pushing on eye); re-heating when towel gets cold (this will open the meibomian glands) and use artificial tears 4x/day during day & gel in pm. See eyemd otherwise. Good luck; see my blog for full instructions: step ladder approach for dry eye: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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I do not have a spleen. I have a temp of 100.8 and am very weak. I do not have any other symptoms. Should i go see my dr?

I do not have a spleen. I have a temp of 100.8 and am very weak. I do not have any other symptoms. Should i go see my dr?

Sepsis: Yes, patients with out spleen (splenectomized) have higher risk of acquiring certain infections. If you are not feeling well, better to have you checked by a health care provider. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would i tell if i got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would i tell if i got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

Signs of infection: What is normal following the removal of wisdom teeth: varying degrees of swelling and discomfort depending upon the difficulty of the extractions and your body's response to trauma. Signs of infection: increasing size and spread of swelling each day after first 24-36 hours, feeling or warmth, fever and chills. Any questions or concerns? Call your surgeon. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I think I have sand fleas they are painful and itchy what should I do ? I received meds from the doc for the infection but the bumps still appear

I think I have sand fleas they are painful and itchy what should I do ?  I received meds from the doc for the infection but the bumps still appear

Itchy: U could try some calamine, camphor phenique, hydrocortisone, or itch-x topically for the itching. If still itchy can take some oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but I do not recommend topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Avoid scratching it as much as possible that usually just makes it worse ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 18 yrs old and have smokes a couple of cigarets, just for social occasions. I kinda wanted to have a cigar, how bad are they for your health?

What do you suggest if I am 18 yrs old and have smokes a couple of cigarets, just for social occasions. I kinda wanted to have a cigar, how bad are they for your health?

Very bad: Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical, and the adverse effects of tobacco products are well known to everyone. Even occassional use can lead to addiction. Is your recreational use worth the risk? ...Read more