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What is HPV and how do you get it?

What is HPV and how do you get it?

Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans.Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more

Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...Read more


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Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Sex, observation: Hpv is sexually transmitted. It can causes changes on your cervix which if are low risk may resolve when your body produces antibodies to it. However if high risk if not treated with biopsies it can progress to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Hepatisus needtoknow if it is contagius and how you getthis and what to do to get rid of it

Hepatisus needtoknow if it is contagius and how you getthis and what to do to get rid of it

See answer: Hepatitis a (hav), hepatitis e (hev) and possibly hepatitis f (hfv) are transmitted by enteric, that is digestive or by fecal routes. Hepatitis b (hbv), hepatitis d (hdv), hepatitis c (hcv), hepatitis g (hgv) and ttv, ...These types of hepatitis are transmitted by the parenteral route, parenteral meaning viruses introduced by all other routes except through the intestinal tract. Get tested for tx. ...Read more

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What is thrush and how do you get it--is it contagious?

What is thrush and how do you get it--is it contagious?

Fungus/yeast infectn: Thrush is Candida Albicans infection, a common fungus or yeast. Common in babies, under dentures, or if your resistance is comprimised. Usually white surface which can be rubbed off to reveal a red base. Also can be at the corners of the mouth. Treat the cause, and or use anti-fungal medicines. Contagious? Shouldn't be. Candida is "normal flora". ...Read more

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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how do you get it?

What is colitis and how do you get it?

What colitis is: Colitis (c) is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.It can be caused by infection, loss of blood supply to the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, and invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen. Bacteria than can cause c are shgiella, salmonella and e. Coli, among others. See a gastroenterologist for more information. ...Read more

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What is and how do you get rsv?

What is and how do you get rsv?

Droplet spread: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is contagious viral disease that may infect a person's lungs and breathing passages.Most children will catch RSV by the age of 2 years.RSV spreads rapidly among children. While most will recover in 1 to 2 weeks, even after recovery, infants and children can continue to spread the virus for 1 to 3 weeks.Infected person coughs or sneezes into air,by droplets. ...Read more

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How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

Look for any growth: Any new growth would be suspect as potential cancer. Your doctors can help with the diagnosis. Sometimes they have to do a biopsy of any new growth if it does not settle down in 2 weeks. The cause of this cancer is not always clear cut. ...Read more

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What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

Dermatologist: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and may prevent new lesions from developing. Treatment by dermatologist may include antibiotics, steroids etc.Hidradenitis this starts at puberty, persists for years. ...Read more

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What is scabies and how do you get it in general?

What is scabies and how do you get it in general?

Mite: Scabies is a microscopic mite that inhabits human skin and is contagious. It multiplies on the body and causes an itch and resultant rash. It can be remedied by appropriate treatment with Permethrin or lindane. ...Read more

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What is jock itch and how do you get it if a girl?

What is jock itch and how do you get it if a girl?

Anyone can get: Jock itch is the common name for a fungal infection of the groin or genital area. It's also known as tinea cruris. Anyone can get it. It's thought that it can be spread from the feet to the groin, by bath towels or other ways. Fungi love areas that are warm, moist, and dark. ...Read more

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What is mono? how do you get it?

What is mono? how do you get it?

Saliva: Mono is usually caused by the EB virus and for many it will happen as an unremarkable viral infection in early to mid childhood.If so you would be immune. If not, adolescent or adult mono tends to be more intense and lengthy.It can pass through the saliva of asymptomatic persons either through direct or indirect contact. ...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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What is mrsa? How do you get it?

What is mrsa? How do you get it?

Antibiotic resistant: MRSA is a common infection (Staph) that is resistant to the most common anti-Staph antibiotics. It can spread from the location where it enters the body - sometime very rapidly - and cause large, non-healing wounds. The infection spreads by contact with an infected individual. Treatment requires aggressive treatment, antibiotics based on wound culture, debridement of necrotic tissue. ...Read more

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What is ovulation and how do you know when you get it?

What is ovulation and how do you know when you get it?

The release of an eg: The release of an egg from the ovary that occurs as part of the normal menstrual cycle. The symptoms of ovulation may be very vague, mild pelvic pain, some mucus-like vaginal discharge. It can be tested for with bloodwork, or urine ovulation prediction kits. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is myxoma and how do you get it?

Could you explain what is myxoma and how do you get it?

Cardiac tumor: It can present in all age group and commonly occur randomly but some times, a part of genetic syndrome. It is a gelatinous structure arise from the chambers of the heart, cause obstruction of heart valve, throw blood clots. In some people it can cause unexplained fever, weight loss, skin rash and joint pain. MRI or ultrasound of the heart help diagnosis. Surgical removal is usually curative. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

How do you get rid of threadworms and is it contagious?

OTC meds/yes: There are a variety of over the counter products that may help you rid someone of threadworms.They come with names like pinx. There are also prescription meds that will work.The worm is passed througn eggs that contaminate bedclothes, play areas, etc and end up on fingers. They travel though the mouth to your digestive tract where they infect you. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more

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What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

The "cold": Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the common cold viruses.It accounts for 80% of the colds & other upper airway problems in season.It is acquired thru contact with the secretions or droplets.It infests the upper airway, injuring nasal & respiratory cells causing drainage.You self heal with minimal immunity & can get it every year.Small babies can have major pbs with the drainage &wheezing. ...Read more