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Worst Ehrlichiosis Symptom
No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movements) for which there is an fda approved medicine and psychiatric symptoms usually with disinhibition. Any child of a patient has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. One should see a movement disorders neurologist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nausea: Nausea can come along with many types of conditions. However, it's not a symptom leading to the diagnosis of any kind of fatal insomnia [an exceedingly rare condition anyway]. Here's a site with all kinds of information about nausea: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/vomiting_and_nausea/article_em.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Early lyme disease often causes symptoms such as fever (usually mild), fatigue, headache, muscle/joint pains, swollen glands & a bulls-eye rash starting within 2 days to a few weeks after being infected, but these symptoms may be brief & not everyone will have a fever. Once this early stage resolves, many other symptoms eventually develop, but fever is not a common symptom of chronic lyme disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?
None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more
No: You have asked about sporadic fatal insomnia many, many times now -- and several of us have suggested that you consult a neurologist and sleep medicine physician if you are concerned about having this illness despite multiple reassurances that it's highly unlikely. We want you to have any evaluations you need, and so i suggest the same as my colleagues have. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/food poisoning.Symptoms didnt subside.2nd diagnosis mild hepatomegaly & severe bacterial infection.Did Food poisoning cause liver problem?
Possibly hepatitis: Could be food borne Hep A. You should see a gastroenterologist for a more extensive workup ...Read more
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Suspicion: There are different types of ehrlichiosis in the us: monocytic ehrlichiosis, ewingii ehrlichiosis and granulocytic anaplasmosis. All are caused by rickettsiae bacteria carried on ticks . The disease is diagnosed by history and exam and examining the white cell count and other common labs. There are antibody tests to confirm but can take time and rarely unreliable. It is better to begin treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment depends on the age and stage of illness. If you are an adult and come from a high risk area for lymes disease then usually a 14 day course of Doxycycline is used. If the patient is pregnant or a young child Amoxicillin is used as an alternative . For late stage treatment hospitalization is usually required, antibiotics given through veins and other symptoms managed. ...Read more
Different Germs: Two totally different germs. Erilichiosis is caused by a ricketsial bacteria lyme is caused by a borellia spirochete. They both may have very similar symptoms, can be spread by the same ticks, and have similar treatment. Erlichiosis does not cause the classic ecm bullseye lyme rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the severe abdominal pain a effect of ehrlichiosis? Pain not like nausea but more pain like? How old does that pain last once on the dixoy.
Question about Lyme disease and erlichiosis - where in the u.S. Do you have to worry about these things?
See below:: Risk of lyme disease: northeast, from maine to northern virginia; upper midwest, including most of wisconsin, northern minnesota and a sliver of northern illinois. "emerging risk" regions: illinois-indiana border, the new york-vermont border, southwestern michigan & eastern n. Dakota. Ehrlichosis: southeastern & south-central United States, from the eastern seaboard to texas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could antibiotics used to treat a sinus infection have also successfully treated a concurrent erlichiosis infection?
Is hypochondriasis actually a disease. Why does a mild symptom of any kind make me think of the worst. I actually feel I have the described symptoms?
Hypochondriasis : Hypochondriasis is one of the somatoform disorders, a group characterized by physical symptoms suggesting a medical disorder. But the physical symptoms present cannot be fully explained by a medical disorder, substance use, or another mental disorder. In hypochondriasis, the person does fear having a serious medical condition. These fears persist despite negative diagnostic tests & reassurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast Infection: Redness, burning, itching, swelling and white, clumpy discharge without odor are typical. ...Read more
Had TMJ for just over two years. Worst symptom is stiffness in front of ear is it realistic to expect it to resolve, does it just take a long time?
Constant pain under right shoulder blade. Worst when laying on back and when lift arm. Can it be gallbladder? No other symptom
Chronic rhinitis for 2 years. Tried everything. Worst symptom = thick mucus PND. Would Azelastine spray be worth a go? How long to test it for?
Today I felt really dizzy, at times I felt like I was going to pass out. My period is due in 2 days, this symptom is the worst it's ever been?
Pre-menstrual dizzy?: The question is whether you typically get dizzy at this time near your period? Different times in your cycle are associated with changes in blood pressure, water retention, & the frequency of skipped beats. You may want to have your blood pressure checked, and especially visit your doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. If you pass out, are breathless, or dizzy concerns you, call 911. ...Read more