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When is high blood pressure an emergency?

I'm 45 years old, female. My blood pressure is high often. However, I'm usually able to tell when it's high and I do what I can to reduce it. When should I be concerned about...

Can lymph nodes swell due to a tattoo infection?

I'm a 32 years old male and just got my first tattoo around my ear. Now the lymph node under my right ear is swelling. Can lymph nodes swell due to a tattoo infection?

How to treat a heat stroke?

My husband had a heat stroke after he was dehydrated. Can I do anything at home to treat him?

Why does it hurt at the when I finish peeing?

Hi, for about 1 week, it hurts when I finish peeing. I haven't had any bleeding and my urine has been fairly clear. Does this pain mean that I have a kidney or bladder infection?...

My child has panic attacks. What should I do?

My son has panic attacks frequently--the first couple of times we took him to the emergency room, but now we actually try to take care of him at home. Do you have any tips to...

What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

After eating chicken curry, I experienced both diarrhea and stomach pain. Are these symptoms of food poisoning? What's the best thing to do for it?

What to do if a 3 year old child has a high fever of 103 degrees?

My 3 year old child has a high fever of 103 degree, and I know that a high fever is common in kids this young. I gave him Motrin to see if the fever goes down--should I take him...

Is it possible to have a small heart attack?

I'm an older man, and a few weeks ago I had chest pain and shortness of breath, and I had to lie down for a while. It passed, but now I'm wondering if it was my heart. You can't...

Do I need to go to the hospital after using an EpiPen?

I just got an EpiPen after learning I have a serious allergy to nuts, but I'm still learning how to use it. Luckily, I never had to use it yet--but if I do, would I need to go...

When should I be worried about a fever in my child?

My daughter has a 102 degree fever, and she's really young--about 4-years-old. This fever is really high and concerning. I want to take her to the emergency room, but my mom...

Does congestive heart failure cause cardiac arrest?

I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few months ago, and have been consistently dealing with the side effects. I've been managing it in the best way I can. But if...

Are chest pains always an emergency?

My mom was having chest pains the other day, and I wanted to take her to the hospital but she told me that she was okay and refused to go. It turned out that she was dealing with...

How many chest compressions should I do in case of a heart attack?

If someone has a heart attack around me and need chest compressions, or CPR, how many chest compressions should I do to help them?

Can stroke be identified early in a person?

Are there any early signs and symptoms of a stroke?

What are the risk factors associated with a stroke?

My father had a stroke 3 months ago and is still recovering from it. What are the risk factors associated with a stroke?

How can we revive a person who passes out?

What should be the first steps to revive a person who passes out from drinking alcohol?

I took emergency contraceptive 2 days after sex. Can I still get pregnant?

I had an emergency contraceptive pill 2 days after I had sex. Can I still get me pregnant?

My 3 year old shoved a bead in his nose and I can't get it out!

My 3 old son got into his older sister's beading kit and shoved one of the beads up his nostril. I can't get it out! He seems fine but the bead is definitely up there! Should...

How do I help my father if he has a heart attack?

My father has a very bad heart. He lives with me now. What can I do to help him if he has a heart attack at home, while I wait for an ambulance to come?

How should I prevent heat strokes?

We were vacationing in Mexico and my daughter had a heat stroke because she was dehydrated. All is fine now and she was taken care of, but what can I do to prevent this from happening...

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