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Whats Risk Of Complications From Ear Tubes In Child
What is the percent risk of my child catching polio versus the percent risk of my child having a bad reaction to the vaccine?
Enough to ponder: An asymptomatic polio carrier can get on a plane in the third world, fly to your state & enter your mall/store/ population & the germ can be in your local for wks & be passed to your kid. The inactivated polio vaccine has negligable issues & prevents a deadly disease. If we are lucky and can eliminate polio from the world we can stop the shots. Until then accept that the germ can be next door. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unvaccinated child with measles. What is the chance of a child dying or having severe complications from the measles?
Low: It is theoretically low. Risk of HIV infection is dependent on the amount of viral load and the method of transmission. Unless it was bloody emesis, the viral load should be low. Although the eye is covered by mucous membrane, there are antibodies in the tear film that theoretically can help prevent viral . Contact your infectious disease service and ask what prophylactic medication you should take at this point. ...Read more
At what age can my infants ears go under water during a bath without a high risk of getting an ear infection? The father had ear infections as a baby.
No Restriction: Babies can get ear infections with nasal congestion, a cold, allergies or when around smoking. Water entering the ears from the outside does not cause ear infections unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Healthy babies can safely get water in their ears with no problems. In fact, this may help soften wax in a baby ears, as we do not recommend the use of q-tips. So no worries! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more
What's the likelihood of getting meningitis from a potentially untreated sinus infection of one month?
What is the risk?: I seriously doubt that this question can be correctly answered. Overseas, can be anywhere in the world beyond the east coast and the west coast. The risk of birth defects vary widely through out the world. Adding each country's incidence and averaging them out would not give you a reliable answer. Limiting the geographical area of your querry may give you a better response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of cardiac problems resulting from ibuprofen use if stroke runs in my family?
It varies: If parents have had one child with a neural tube defect their risk of having another child with a defect is about 3 %. If they have had two children with the defect their risk increases to about 7 %. A parent who has a neural tube defect also has about a 3 % risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. All of these risks can be lowered significantly by maternal Folic Acid ingestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Live in Smyrna, GA. A little bit of water went up my nose in the shower. I'm terrified of the risk of contracting the brain-eating amoeba. How likely?
Every operation: Has potential risks versus potential benefits. Your surgeon goes through a complex decision tree whenever he sees a patient for possible surgery. If your potential risks outweigh the potential benefits, he will not perform any operation. Go see a surgeon, he can figure it out for you. ...Read more
Can having a history of several ruptured ovarian cysts prevent me from having children in the future?
What is to be expected during the removal of a child's adenoids and tonsils along with placement of ear tubes?
Improvement: You may be surprised to know that this is wrong in my opinion. There are better ways of treatment. Tonsils and adenoids are very important parts of the immune system. Removing them is too simplistic. I have found repeatedly that diet comes into the picture. Remove the "junk"! ...Read more
Recently recovered from peritonitis and sepsis resulting from a ruptured appendix.Does this increase my risk of any diseases in the future?Like ulcers
Not really: The old scar tissue may make any future surgeries somewhat more difficult. Glad you're better. ...Read more
Could a baby of 18 months with high levels of lead in her system be the cause of a diagnosis at age 6 of autisum spectrum disorder.
Can contribute: But depends on length of time of exposure. If significant it can certainly compound symptoms formation. Definitely, the goal is to stop exposure to lead asap and to ensure this by ongoing blood work at least once per year. But it is not the only factor. Other big one is genetics. And Medical work up is key: genetics testing, hearing/vision testing, eeg (you listed) to check for seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I placed 3 drops of Cortisporin in my ear canal which suffered a bleeding, open wound. Risk of systemic absorption of Neomycin? Afraid of ototoxicity.
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