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What is the likelihood you can get scabies?

What is the likelihood you can get scabies?

Possible: Scabies is a mite that burrows under the skin and receives nourishment from the skin. They can live for about two weeks in clothing and bedding by feeding off the skin cells that exfoliate. If you are in close proximity to someone with scabies or in an environment where there are scabies mites on furniture, carpets, etc. You may also walk away with some mites. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Is there a way you can get scabies on your genitals?

Is there a way you can get scabies on your genitals?

Intimate contact: Scabies transfer on skin to skin contact. So if your genitals contact someone's skin that has scabies, you could contract them on your genitals. If you suspect you have scabies, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and safe and effective treatemnt. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a parasite in your urinary tract? If so how can you get rid of them?

Is it possible to have a parasite in your urinary tract? If so how can you get rid of them?

It's possible: BUT, they are more likely acquired in third world countries and much less common to get in the US. If diagnosed, there are medications that can treat a parasitic infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a very contagious disease that you get from doorknobs and surfaces?

Bleach mixture: Apply to area wearing gloves. A brand that you could buy premixed with towelettes would be chlorox wipes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Confusing question: Eczema is not caused by the smallpox vaccine but can worsen due to many stressful processes. Smallpox vaccine has also not been given to the general population in the us since about 1980, after the world health organization declared it extinct. When it was available, it was never given to patients known to have eczema because of a major life threatening complication from the vaccine. ...Read more

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What is it you can get from tampons? Amd what are the symptons?

What is it you can get from tampons? Amd what are the symptons?

TSS: Toxic shock syndrome (tss) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin that can occur if you forget and leave a tampon in you too long, thus causing a bacterial infection in your vaginal area that can spread. Symptoms can include:a sudden high fever, low blood pressure (hypotension), vomiting or diarrhea, confusion, diarrhea, head aches and a general ill-feeling. ...Read more

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What is trichaminis? And how can you get ride of it? And can the man be the carrier?

What is trichaminis? And how can you get ride of it? And can the man be the carrier?

Bacterial infection.: Bacterial infection - often localized to the urogenital tract. Requires antibiotics for treatment. The male is often the carrier. If you think you have this you and your partner should be seen and tested and treated together. ...Read more

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If you have a heart attack, what are the chances that it will be fatal and what are the chances that you will survive it?

If you have a heart attack, what are the chances that it will be fatal and what are the chances that you will survive it?

Depends: Call 911 take an aspirin get to cath lab we save most! if one has some suggestive symptoms, get checked if one has bad habits get right! prevention is best! stop smoking lose weight control BP cardiovascular exercize. ...Read more

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What is the chance you will get aids from somebody that is infected, the first time you have unprotected sex with them?

What is the chance you will get aids from somebody that is infected, the first time you have unprotected sex with them?

Depends: That depends on what kind of sex you have, the individual's viral load, and too many other factors to list. Giving you a number is not possible or helpful. Remember that every HIV infection comes from a single encounter, which in some cases can be the first or only encounter with that individual. However, the chances of becoming infected increase with multiple encounters. ...Read more

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If you get the flu shot, what is the chance that you will get the flu?

If you get the flu shot, what is the chance that you will get the flu?

Depends on strain: At any given time there are possibly as many as 6-7 strains of flu circulating in different parts of the world. The flu vaccine that is developed every year relies on international surveillance to select the 3 most common strains to be included in the vaccine. More than 3 diminishes the effectiveness.Air travel can bring any strain to your local & if exposed to a non- vaccine strain, u may get it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent and get rid of cold if you have one?

What is the best way to prevent and get rid of cold if you have one?

Rest: While there's no guaranteed pill or medicine to get rid of a cold (although vitamin c has had mixed results), the best thing you can do is rest. Avoid alcohol (it could irritate your throat more), heavy exertion, and exposure to smoke. Colds usually get better no matter what you do. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What are the possibility for someone with an inverted womb to get pregnant and what are the ways that it can be possble?

What are the possibility for someone with an inverted womb to get pregnant and what are the ways that it can be possble?

Yes: Usually the prognosis for this condition is excellent, as it does not cause any specific diseases or problems. Occasionally, it can make childbirth more difficult, though. Your doctor will be your best source of information, since she or he can tell you about the size and configuration of your own uterus and whether it will affect your health in any way. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get rid of chlamydia without.Going to the doctors?

Is it possible for you to get rid of chlamydia without.Going to the doctors?

Not likely: Anything is possible but this std should be treated with prescription medication, and as importantly you should be extensively tested for other stds. When you have one, the risk of more than one is very real. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to get cancer of the heart?

Please tell me if it is possible to get cancer of the heart?

Yes, rare: Most cancers in the heart are there because a tumor elsewhere spread to the heart. Cancers arising primarily in the heart are very rare but cancers can arise in the muscle of the heart, lining of the pericardium and lining of the heart and major blood vessels. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to only have the physical conditions of Marfan syndrome and if so how can I get rid of it?

Please explain if it is possible to only have the physical conditions of Marfan syndrome and if so how can I get rid of it?

In your genes: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in in the gene that codes for fibrillin-1. You cannot change your genes. Abnormal or deficient fibrillin production affects the structure of your eyes, heart, blood vessels, and bones and ligaments. The severity of effects in different individuals is highly variable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it possible to have dry skin and spots at the same time?

Can you tell me how is it possible to have dry skin and spots at the same time?

Don't understand: what you are referring to by the term "spots". If you can resubmit with clarification - we may be of more help. ...Read more

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What is herpes? Where can you get it and how ?

What is herpes? Where can you get it and how ?

Herpes: Herpes is two viruses. They cause a permanent, non-curable infection of the skin and the associated nerves for that patch of skin. The simplex or "type one" is formally known as oral herpes. It is found in 75% of americans and is usually caught from family members when a child. The other, type two is known as genital herpes and can lead to significant trouble with pregnancy, delivery and hiv. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the all the kinds of cancer you can get is you are a man/male?

Can you tell me the all the kinds of cancer you can get is you are a man/male?

See below: A nearly completely list would be far too long for this forum. See these sites for common cancers. For men, prostate, lung, colon, pancreas, lymphoma, leukemia are among the common ones. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/data/men.htm http://www.Cancerresearchuk.Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/incidence/commoncancers/ http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of PID and how is it diagnosed?

Can you tell me which are the signs of PID and how is it diagnosed?

PID: Pid is a sexually transmitted disease usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. Pelvic pain, discharge or a fever, or no symptoms can occur. It can damage to the fallopian tubes and cause infertility. If diagnosed early, treatment will reduce any risk for complications. Still, the only way to know if there is any residual effect is to evaluate the fallopian tubes with a hysterosalpingogram. ...Read more