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What is it called when you have a skin condition that when you get bit by a bug and it leaves a scar no matter what you do?

What is it called  when you have a skin condition that when you  get bit by a bug and it leaves a scar no matter what you do?

Unfortunate: There are many reasons for scar formation. You body's response to injury is the primary determinant of the appearance of the scar. With bug bites, other factors may come into play like: allergy, toxins or infection. For a specific diagnosis, you will need to see a doctor. A board certified dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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This is a follow up question i had a runny nose and i did what every person would do I sucked it up , would that have anything to do with the eye?

This is a follow up question i had a runny nose and i did what every person would do I sucked it up , would that have anything to do with the eye?

Possibly: Tear ducts from eyes drain into nasal passages; so infection or allergies can affects eyes as well as nose. Nasal saline spray should help nose; flush eyes with eye moisturizer. Allergy meds may help. If develop fever or purulent nasal discharge, see doc for exam & treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has a red spot in her eye, is that bad?

What can I do if my mom has a red spot in her eye, is that bad?

Probably not: Sometimesstraing like coughing, sneezing or straining can cause red spote. Of corse if this is after being out in the wind or gardening it represent a foreign body on the surface. If she is taking blood thinners this can be serious if iy is spontaneous. If in doubt seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a friend that is 54, white, female. she has a soft spot like a newborn baby and it is rapidly getting bigger. What would be the cause????????

I have a friend that is 54, white, female.  she has a soft spot like a newborn baby and it is rapidly getting bigger.  What would be the cause????????

Hart to say but....: I would arrange for her to see her doctor as soon as it is convenient. This could be a blood collection or infection under the scalp but it could be something much more important. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore, does that mean I'm going to get it in the eye and inside my mouth?

Not necessarily : To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold sore is new, your healthcare provider may prescribe topical or oral antiviral medications, which can help the sore heal more quickly and limit the amount of virus present. ...Read more

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When will I be able to tell if my baby will have a big nose or just a regular one?

When will I be able to tell if my baby will have a big nose or just a regular one?

It should be obvious: If a relative has a big nose that was not obvious in infancy and you are suspecting the same, wait and see. What would you do about it anyway? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a concussion is it brain fluid or a runny nose?

What to do if I have a concussion is it brain fluid or a runny nose?

Brainfluid runnynose: This is a very important question as the spinal fluid leak can masquerade as a runny nose. We use the tem rhinorrhea for fluid leaking from the brain into the nose. There are old school tests such as measuring how much glucose is in the fluid but only an MRI or CT scan of the brain can show if there is a skull fracture which is a very common cause of the serious condition known as rhinorrhea. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 33month baby boy with a blister in his mouth how can I get rid of the blister?

What to do if I have a 33month baby boy with a blister in his mouth how can I get rid of the blister?

Be seen: Not enough info. Where is the blister in the mouth? Is it painful? Affecting how he eats? Near the teeth? Best to be seen and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has been constipated for a week. What can they do? Will this hurt their health?

What happens if someone has been constipated for a week. What can they do? Will this hurt their health?

Constipation: Not having bowel movements for prolonged period of time can be hazardous to your health. Normal bowel habits from 2 times a day to 2 bowel movements a week. Not having bowel movements for a week called obstipation can cause fecal impaction inflammation of rectum and or colonic dilatation and possible rupture of colon. One must take necessary action( see a doctor) for bowel regimen and/or enema. ...Read more

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If a 9 week old baby has a staccato cough does she coughs everyday and a lot during a day or it can happen once a day? How to know if it is a staccato

If a 9 week old baby has a staccato cough does she coughs everyday and a lot during a day or it can happen once a day? How to know if it is a staccato

Staccato cough: Is a very distressing cough, your baby will be sick, unable to feed , will breath fast, if this is the case you need to see your child's doctor right away, or even if you're just in doubt, see your doctor, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

Head trauma: Assuming no loss of conciousness or symptoms of a concussion, application of an ice pack to diminish swelling and Acetaminophen or ibuprohren for pain is all that is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddlers to be afraid of water? Also what can I so for my toddler if he wets the bed a a lot?

Is it normal for toddlers to be afraid of water? Also what can I so for my toddler if he wets the bed a a lot?

Typically-developing: toddlers can have fears. If he's scared of hot or rushing water or water on his face, run his bath before he gets in the tub. Get 2 small watering cans, one for him & one to rinse his hair with. Fill it from the sink. Put a bath cloth over his eyes. Get tub crayons, paints & toys only for bath or pool. Bedwetting is normal till age 5, if he's never been dry for 6 mos. Pull-ups are ok at night. ...Read more

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What would cause my nose to be red a lot of the time, people always ask me if I have been in the sun. It does get more red if cold or hot.

What would cause my nose to be red a lot of the time, people always ask me if I have been in the sun. It does get more red if cold or hot.

It seems cold or hot: Causes dilation of u blood vessel which causes the redness in addition u may be getting anxious. ...Read more

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I have a cold and from that i got a runny nose and it makes my eyes water. How can I treat that to make it go away fast? Like in an hour!

I have a cold and from that i got a runny nose and it makes my eyes water. How can I treat that to make it go away fast? Like in an hour!

You can't cure cold.: Can treat symptoms. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to ask if you could help me with my eye, I have had a whitehead ( Or something else that looks white) on my eyelid and it's been there for a while. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Do you have any advise? Thanks

Hi, I would like to ask if you could help me with my eye, I have had a whitehead ( Or something else that looks white) on my eyelid and it's been there for a while. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Do you have any advise? Thanks

Sty: A sty is a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple. In most cases a sty will begin to disappear on its own in a couple days. In the meantime, relieve the pain or discomfort by applying a warm washcloth to your eyelid. If lesion persists or there is effect on vision see doctor ...Read more