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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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