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If my son has chicken pox, how can I prevent it from spreading to other children? my

My youngest son has chicken pox. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from spreading to my other children? They have been vaccinated, but I am still nervous.

Is there a vaccine for herpes?

My husband has been diagnosed with herpes. Is there a vaccine to prevent the same from spreading to me? What can I do to prevent it?

Does every sinus infection need an antibiotic?

Every time I feel like I get a sinus infection, my doctor prescribes antibiotics as a last resort. Are antibiotics necessary for sinus infections?

Longevity of HPV Virus

Hi there, I got HPV genital warts almost 4 years ago, I had to go for a few initial treatments to a clinic to get the warts burned off, but other than that I’ve had no sight/symptoms...

Can you get a UTI from sexual intercourse?

My wife recently had a urinary tract infection. Is it possible that I could get it from sexual intercourse?

Streptococcus infection

In the fall of 2018, there was a company in a military imitation war game on a former Soviet base. Slept for 4 days in barracks, where the life of the Soviet-era army was fully...

Why does my family suffer from cough and cold so often?

Everyone in my family seems to be suffering from cough and cold so often. What could be wrong?

Is the pneumococcal vaccine important?

I came across an optional vaccine called pneumococcal for my younger baby which was not available at the time of my elder son. Is this vaccine important?

My daughter got scratched by my dog. Will she need a tetanus shot?

My daughter is 7 years old and while playing with my dog got accidentally scratched on her face. Nothing major and no blood, but there is a welt. Will she require a tetanus shot?...

Why do I keep getting strep throat?

I have strep for the third time this year! What could be the reason for this recurring infection?

For how long should I keep my child at home after chickenpox?

My daughter had a bout of chickenpox and is now recovering. How long should I keep her at home?

Is it okay if a healthy adult misses a flu vaccine?

This year I had an 8 month period where I didn't have health insurance and I missed my yearly flu shot. Is it okay to pick back up on it next year?

Are the measles contagious?

My eldest son was diagnosed with the measles. He's currently on treatment, but I'm scared that my daughter could also catch this disease. Is my daughter at risk?

What causes the hand foot mouth disease?

There have been about 6 cases of HFMD in my daughter's school, and I'm scare that my daughter would be diagnosed with it as well. What is the main cause of this disease? How...

Why does my child keep getting strep?

My child gets strep twice per year. This has been happening the last 3 years and I'm really worried. Is there a serious problem?

When is the earliest time per year a child should get their flu shot?

I know most people get them in the summer and early fall, but is there ever a time that's too early? Or what's the best time?

Are there different stages in HIV infection?

I would like to seek information about HIV disease. My close friend was just diagnosed. How does the disease progress in a person? Does treatment actually help or does it just...

Should I be concerned about dengue?

I've seen on the news that there have been a couple of dengue-related deaths around the world. As someone living in the US, should I be concerned?

What is the treatment for the NIPAH?

I read on ABC about this virus recently. I know it's spreading only in India but I researched into it and saw that there were cases in both Malaysia and Singapore. How dangerous...

Are there still cases of swine flu?

A few years ago, there were a lot of cases of swine flu in the United States, and if I remember correctly, a few people died from it. Now, I hardly hear of it. Are there still...

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