My children have got MEASLES?

My Name is (…), i am Health worker and i am in Somaliland East Africa,
My question is ;
4 of my children have got MEASLES three of them are in the first four days and they are 8years, 4years, and 2years while the other one is becoming recovering , these children are rejecting oral feeding they are coughing and vomating and high fever the rashes does not apear on their body except the mouth, so far please send me your advice. Thanks.



I woke up on Sunday morning with an awful metallic taste in my mouth?

Hello, Female age 40. I woke up on Sunday morning with an awful metallic taste my mouth. It was there when I swallowed food/drink. It has persisted to get worse over the last few days. It is extremely difficult to eat due to the taste that occurs when I swallow and now even smell. I went to urgent care yesterday and the physician did not have an answer other than to put me on antibiotics thinking maybe it could be an infection. I have been congested in my nose for and may have sinus infection but it has not been confirmed. Have you experienced patients that have come to you with this issue in the past? Please advise. I started taking amoxicillin yesterday. Today the metallic taste is at its worst since.



I have struggled with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), been on antibiotics 3 times?

I have struggled with a UTI, been on antibiotics 3 times (twice the same, one time other one tested with urine culture). UTI is finally gone.

Still have a pressured and annoying feeling towards bladder, pelvic region probably called. Ultrasounds made both outer and inner, nothing to see..

What is wrong with me? It’s fairly annoying to be spending money and nothing found constantly.. help!



My husband has been coughing up phlegm with bright red blood?

My husband has not been sick or had any virus, but Thursday he was couging in the morning and coughed up phlegm with bright red blood about 6 times a day. 2 times it was just streaked red, but the other times it was about 1tsp. Sinced that first event, he has coughed up phlegm and blood (bright red and an clump about 1 1/2 inch across–not streaked. The sputum an phlegm does look bubbly). He did have gastric sleeve surgery well 2 years ago and has been doing well with it, although he does sometimes have reflux. Would irritation or ulceration in esophagus cause coughing up blood? What other things could cause this?



My husband experiencing intense foul smelling night sweats?

My husband is 32 and experiencing intense foul smelling night sweats. He wakes up drenched and freezing and the smell is pungent and sour – not like body odor.
He is also experiencing sexual performance issues and what he describes as less sensitivity and the inability to maintain an erection.
He has been on antidepressants for approximately 6 months and switched to Prozac approx. 3 months ago for anxiety and depression. He is under a significant amount of stress and our marriage has been on the rocks for some time as well. I’m assuming all of these are linked, as he is an otherwise healthy, young guy. He had a vasectomy 3 months ago as well, but I’m not sure if that is relevant.
The night sweats concern me because they seem to be getting worse and nothing seems to help whatsoever. The smell is terrible and really makes me worry something is wrong. I’m worried about him and just want to help. Any advice is appreciated.

I have been diagnosed with tuberculosis disease, but me and my family doubts this diagnosis?

Hi.
I have been diagnosed with tuberculosis disease, but me and my family doubts this diagnosis.
I had a tuberculin skin test which appeared to give negative results.
After a week of coughing with smelly phlegm and fever, the fever is gone, the phlegm is not smelly anymore and I have little to no cough at all anymore.
Though I did have an x ray thrice which showed an activity in the right upper lobe of my lungs, i still don’t think it’s tb.
could it be some other minor illness?
i feel perfectly fine and energetic right now. could it be a wrong diagnosis? thanks in advance.

Male, 17



I have petechiae, spontaniously appearing on my thighs and calves, need second medical opinion?

I saw a doctor about petechiae, spontaniously appearing on my thighs and calves, the CBC i got was normal. However my legs continue to be covered with diffrent petechiae. Its been over three weeks that this started, and it comes on in large patches about twice a week, covering about half of my thighs, or all of my calves. Could we be missing something?



I had an acute EBV antibody test done can i rule out the very rare fatal disease SCAEBV?

Hello doctors, Recently i had an acute EBV antibody test done. all 4 panels came back negative, even though i am very symptomatic. With these results can i rule out the very rare fatal disease SCAEBV (Severe Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus Infection)???



I managed to get Epididymitis after a fall whilst showering?

Good afternoon. I managed to get Epididymitis after a fall whilst showering. 2 days ago. I did a short work shift afterwards in absolute agony. My question is how long would it be wise to remain at home resting until it is safe to return to work? I work in a commercial kitchen as a kitchen porter, and some degree of heavy lifting, as well as a large amount of walking around is required. My pain is still present, and severe today, with pain relief barely helping, and my next work shift is tomorrow morning. What should I do?



I was in contact with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) patient?

Yesterday I was in contact with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) patient. He put his hand on my head to pray for me about three minutes or so. He did not touch me anywhere else and I had my gown and gloves on. He was diagnosed with MRSA by nasal swab. Am I infected? How can I get tested to find out if I am? I know the signs and symptoms of MRSA and do not have any, but I’m just afraid I am infected know.

I have several very itchy, red, bumps spread randomly on my arms, legs, and stomach?

Hi, i was wondering if someone could help me with a skin rash/bump/bite. I have several very itchy, red, bumps spread randomly on my arms, legs, and stomach. I have yet to find anything that works for it. None of the diagnosis from the doctors have worked. I thought it could be from my father having targeted chemotherapy at home. But, that was quickly shot down by his doctor. I am not positive it is contagious. It seems to have varied, but still traveled, to all the household members. Each one different and not responsive to any treatments. Any help would be great!

I have low grade fever, that persists for 3 to even 6 months I cannot lead a normal life?

Hi, my name is (…). I’m 30 years old. Last 3 winters I have low grade fever, that persists for 3 to even 6 months. I have diagnosed Hashimoto’s and on eutirox medicine, with ups and downs of hormones. I’m told that fever can’t be from Hashimoto’s, but blood test didn’t show anything. I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling tired, sleepy… I cannot lead normal life.
Thank You very much!



I’ve been sick for over a year now not being able to do basic human things?

I’ve been sick for over a year now. I’m 29 female. Symptoms include: low vitamin d, underactive thyroid( normal now took levothyroxine),occasional heart palpitations, pale skin, swollen hands legs abdomen, dizzy spells, orthostatic hypotension patterns with symptoms, lung mucus production with cough, insomnia, constipation, pain in lower back shoulders hips legs. So far I’ve had a tilt table test(negative) heart ultrasound( negative) sleep study( negative) 24 hour urine collection with a cortisol level 4 points above normal. I went from functioning to now not being able to do basic human things like dishes and grocery shopping. So far my doctor just keeps telling me he’s not sure what’s causing all this.