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Had chickenpox as a young child

I'd like a medical opinion. Having chickenpox as a child I was isolated at home in a darker room for a few days. Is this to remove heat to the skin that one gets from exposure...

Is it a spider bite?

So I have four little dots, it was just two at first but now I see four. They kinda hurt but it itches more than they hurt; is there any way it is a spider bite?

If my daughter has a viral infection, why did the doctor prescribe antibiotics?

I read online that antibiotics are ideally prescribed for bacterial infection. However every time my daughter has a viral infection the doctor prescribes an antibiotic. Why?...

Inner tip of penis opening is white and a dull pain. I believe I have HPV.

The very tip and partial inside is white and sometimes hard and my hole wanted to close. The inside is red and painful. I do have a test for HPV coming up. I do have a bad UTI...

Can a shingles infection come on the buttocks and thighs?

I have an infection around my buttocks and thigh which looks like shingles. But I thought you could only get shingles on the upper body. Can shingles appear on the buttocks?...

My father's wound test detected E.coli bacteria. Is it fatal?

My dad had a minor fall that left a wound, the wound started to spread across the leg and, despite of medication, was not getting cured. We did a pus culture test that indicated...

Is strep throat contagious? How can it be prevented?

My husband was recently diagnosed with strep throat. He was immediately placed on antibiotics, but it took a lot from him to go to the doctor? How contagious is strep throat?...

Is herpes an infectious disease?

My ex-husband has been diagnosed with herpes around his mouth. I've read that this disease can spread through skin to skin contact, and I saw him and my daughter share a glass...

Is there medication required for pink eye?

My daughter has gotten pink eye from school, so the doctors have given her eye drops. But, because this infection is so contagious, we feel like she needs some medication alongside...

Do I have pinworms?

Yesterday I noticed little white thread looking things in my feces and I've had animals who have had worms before so I know what they look like but I never see them moving. I...

Is there a way to prevent the hand foot mouth disease spreading in children?

My daughter goes to preschool, and some children have been infected by the HFM disease. Is there a way to prevent this disease from spreading in children?

Is herpes cold sores an infectious disease?

My husband is recently suffering from cold sores. I am very worried that this might infect my 6 year old son as he keeps going near my husband. What are the chances of the disease...

Can typhoid pass from mother to baby?

My baby is currently 9 months and was on breast milk until now because my wife is currently suffering from typhoid fever after traveling. Can the infection pass to the baby even...

Can typhoid cause hearing loss?

My wife is 38 years old and has been diagnosed with typhoid fever after traveling to Brazil. She has been unable to hear for the past 24 hours, and the doctor said that this is...

Is pneumonia an infectious disease?

My husband has been recently detected with pneumonia. Is there a chance that the infection could even spread to my kids?

How is H.pylori infection treated?

My mother has been diagnosed with H. pylori infection and it has affected her stomach badly. She is unable to retain food due to this and has become very weak. What is the treatment...

I suddenly have pus filled pimples around my underarms. What is it?

I am 27 years old and I have pus filled pimples all around my underarms. I don't have acne anywhere else. Could this be some kind of an infection? Which doctor should I go to?...

How can one distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection?

My son keeps getting a mild cold with every changing season. While the doctor keeps saying it is a viral he also prescribes antibiotics. I always thought antibiotics are for...

Can my chest infection pass on to my child?

I am currently 5 months pregnant and I have acquired a severe chest infection. The doctors have immediately put me on antibiotics but I am extremely worried if the infection will...

What is the way to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

I have a minor wound in my leg that seems to be slightly infected. The doctor sent the pus for a culture and the report says it is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. What does...

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