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What is blepharitis and how do I know if I have it?

What is blepharitis and how do I know if I have it?

Common: Blepharitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the eyelid margin. It can cause redness, tearing, itching and burning of the eyes. Once identified, the condition can be easily managed. Consult your eye doctor if you have any of those symptoms to see whether they are caused by blepharitis. ...Read more

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Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more


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What is preeclampsia and how do I know if I have it?

What is preeclampsia and how do I know if I have it?

See below: It is an illness characterized usually in the latter stages of pregnancy by fluid retention in the legs and face and alarmingly increasing BP measurements. Untreated it can lead to stroke and even death and fetal demise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma or what is it?

How do I know if I have asthma or what is it?

See a doctor: The signs and symptoms of asthma--shortness of breath, wheezing, cough, chest tightness--are not specific enough for you to make your own diagnosis. Heart disease, gastroesophogeal reflux, sinusitis, allegies etc. May produce similar symptoms. Asthma is diagnosed based on a history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. If you are concerned you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mono, how do I know if my liver/spleen is swollen?

What to do if I have mono, how do I know if my liver/spleen is swollen?

Found on exam: If you know how to look for it the liver edge can be detected below its normal position and the spleen could be felt on the left side of the abdomen. I know of few people who could realistically judge either on themselves.The physician can determine this on physical exam or ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is hypothermia? How do I know if I have it?

What is hypothermia? How do I know if I have it?

Hypothermia : It's when you are out in the cold too long and first signs would be cold sensation ...Read more

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How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection, and how do I know if its something else?

How do I know if I have a yeast infection, and how do I know if its something else?

See your doctor: Is the only way to differentiate. Sometimes women have two kids of infection. Yeast is typical thick, white, cheesy and itchy. ...Read more

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What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

Adult ADD: First, in our over stimulated lives, most of us at times feel we cannot get it all done, and are overwhelmed. I often see this question as a cry for help. True attention deficit diagnoses should be made by a competent mental health provider. The diagnosis usually includes a childhood history of these symptom and/ or treatment for such. Get tested and get some help if it is warranted. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?

How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?

Never heard of it!: I have not heard about this term..Abdominal migraines! i assume you have some sort of pain in the belly. If you are concerned about what you might have, you need to go see your doctor and get tested. There is no reason to worry about something without knowing what it is. So go get a check up by your doctor soon.At your age it is unlikely to be anything serious, yet you must find out what is going. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eye is constantly dripping, what is it and how do I make it go away?

What can I do if my eye is constantly dripping, what is it and how do I make it go away?

Lacrimal obstruction: The eye drains, the lacrimal canals, are probably obstructed in some way. Mostly these are spontaneous in women, but in men are usually due to trauma. There are a few rare other causes. Check with your ophthalmologist who can make the diagnosis, and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

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What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

No such thing: Asthma refers to airway inflammation and does not occur on the skin . However atopic dermatitis has at times been referred to as a form of asthma on the skin. The analogy however is not quite accurate. (twitchy lungs in asthma, itchy skin in AD). ...Read more

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What is skiers thumb? And how do I know if I have it?

What is skiers thumb? And how do I know if I have it?

After a fall: When a skier falls on their poles the thumb can get trapped and the injury is in the joint near the base of the thumb. That's why people wear the straps so the pole can break away during a fall. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not think I have measles. what disease is this?

What to do if I do not think I have measles. what disease is this?

Disease Diagnosis.: There isn't enough information to venture a guess. Medical evaluation may help to clarify the diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am not to sure on what foreskin actually is, so how do I know if I have it or not?

Hello doctor, I am not to sure on what foreskin actually is, so how do I know if I have it or not?

See details: You have it unless you have been circumcised. If you have been, then you don't. Why would you decide to ask this question at age 49? ...Read more

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What to do if I have lockjaw and it hurts?

What to do if I have lockjaw and it hurts?

Not Lockjaw: Yeah, tetanus requires some kind of wound inoculating the skin with bacteria. But you may have a temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome. If this continues, please see a TMJ specialist dentist for some diagnosis and help. James dillard, md. ...Read more

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What is food poisoning and how do I know if I have it?

What is food poisoning and how do I know if I have it?

Nausea, vomiting: Most of the gastroenteritis we are diagnosing is actually food poisoning. Nausea and vomiting, with or without diarrhea, is likely due to food poisoning. Usually, symptoms resolve in 24 hours or less. I recommend drinking just healthy juices for several days after a bout of food poisoning, so that your gut can rest and heal and you can still get nourishment. Then, follow a bland diet for sev days. ...Read more

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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

An inflammation of the eyelid that causes swelling, itching, or redness of the eyelid, and forms crusting around the base of the eyelashes. ...Read more