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What Do You Know About Mrsa How Much Should Average People Worry
MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics. You can pick up MRSA almost anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you didn't know anything about childhood obesity, what would you want to know about it?
How to prevent: you would want to know how to prevent it- through good eating practices, making good food choices, being active , and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Limit screen time to TV and video games to no more than two hours daily. Try to get one hour of moderate to rigorous activity daily. Limit sugar sweetened drinks daily. ...Read more
Preoccupation: If your worry is getting in the way of your life you need to wonder if it might be excessive. All of us deal with uncertainty (i might have cancer now) all the time, but for some of us that worry gets in the way of having a life. So that you might as well be sick. In fact some people with hypochondriasis report they actually feel relief when they discover an illness (usually unrelated). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nosey docs: Obviously not because they are nosey... Since both account for probably a good bit of the eventual diseases people will develop it helps docs advise and counsel, monitor health risks, for diagnosis, detection of addiction and hopefully treatment for those who need or want it. It also helps misdiagnosis and treatment errors since both impact on metabolism or lab results.... Really, you know : ). ...Read more
What to do if I do not know how I'm going to live at this height forever. what other options are there to grow?
Accept Yourself.: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way to become taller ...Read more
Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers. ...Read more
Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can ask them: And maybe someone will have an answer...the site is geared for medical/health info so if that's what you need answered this would be appropriate place, if it is more technique oriented i would suggest you google... ...Read more
Be proud: It is common today for a patient with a chronic disease, especially one as difficult and cruel as lupus, to know more about it than the vast majority of physicians. The era of physician as all-knowing expert has given way to that of guide and partner in managing your illness. In turn, you can share your knowledge and experience with others on the many lupus blogs and support groups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have been taking baclofen for about 7 weeks . So far nothing.. Does anybody know how long it takes to work?
Depends: But should be seeing something by now. May need dosage adjustment, change in medication or other treatment. If you haven't improved yet, time to return to doctor. ...Read more
Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm still shorter even for a shorter stature of a filipino. What to do if i'm sad about this. What do you think should I do?
Depends: Long toes are usually not an issue unless there is associated pain or shoewear problems. If long, slender fingers are also seen, sometimes connective tissue diseases can be present. In his case, an evaluation by a healthcare professional may be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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