I have had an infection in my finger for About 8 days?

Hi, I have had an infection in my finger for About 8 days. I believe that it is paronychia. A few days ago I noticed severe pain in my left underarm, and the following day I began to have flu like symptoms. I have full body aches, fever, and the pain with the finger, as well as swelling. Not really sure if this is something that I can treat at home , or if I need to seek my doctor. Thank you so much .

Age: 19
Medications: None
General Information: I was at a spring last Saturday and I feel like I had a cut on my nail and may have gotten something into my finger to cause this.

Had low risk exposure to hiv?

Had low risk exposure to hiv. Had 4 tests – 4th gen 20, 36 and 95 days. Also rna at 26 days. All neg. Have small post.cerv lymph nodes, many dr’s examined and all smaller than 1 cm so they’re not concerned. I had unprotected sex with my wife 16 days after event. My wife had a nose bleed 70 days later in presence of my toddler. My toddler got full body Rash. ive been told i’m conclusively negative but terrified i infected my whole family. Please help. What does ARS rash look like? Dr. said it’s just dry skin but it started on stomach and chest, then moved to back, then arms and thighs. Stomach and chest better now but thighs stronger, so its kind of moving. 12 days now. Since I was told I was conclusive I neevr told pediatrician. does my daughter need to be tested?

Age: 31
Medications: none
General Information: I had no symptoms besides the small lymph nodes. I first felt the nodes 30 days after the exposure so tested again at 36 days (4th generation). I was told the combination of those tests (20 days 4th gen, 26 days pcr/rna, and 36 days were conclusively negative by infectious disease specialists. I tested again for peace of mind, full std panel, at 95 days. All negative. But I’m terrified somehow my baby got infected. My exposure was no inter course, but there was some fluid transfer as my fingers touched myself after being in her. Also she put her fingers in my butt for about a minute and she may have had her fluid on her fingers, im not sure.

I have the flu and bronchitis to go with or some type of lung infection?

hey Im pretty certain I have the flu and bronchitis to go with or some type of lung infection I’m taking niocitran my question is do I need to go see a doctors to get a prescription for antibiotics or will the niocitran do its job iv never taken it before as I live in Australia and not sure we even have it there, I’m over sees atm so not sure what to do cheers for the help

Age: 21
Medications: niocitran
General Information: cough, trouble breathing, headaces, sore overall body feeling sluggish

Can shingles affect the gastro intestinal tract?

Can shingles affect the gastro intestinal tract? Since a bout of shingles in Dec. 2017, I have experienced lack of hunger, queasy stomach and sometimes stomach pain when ingesting food. When food has been taken, bowels become erratic and sometimes with spontaneous movements. Movements sometimes occur two or three times a day tho little food is eaten. Sometimes bowels appear to contain micous. Movements occur with little or no normal indicators such as stomach growling or gas passing. Occurences sometimes by just standin from a sitting position with no prior need to excrete felt before standing.

Age: 58
Medications: tylenol

I was recently diagnosed with the H. Pylori stomach virus?

I was recently diagnosed with the H. Pylori stomach virus. I have been put on an antibiotic regimen. I have felt extremely nauseous during this time.
My issue is for the past two nights I have had diarrhea in my sleep and woke up to quite a mess. This has never happened before. Could this have been caused by the H. Pylori?
Please tell me that’s all it is and it will go away.
I am a 51 year old male.
I appreciate your help…

Age: 51
Medications: Tinzanadine, niacin, ambien, hydrocodone, morphine, amoxicillin 500mg 2 tabs 2xday, clarithromycin500mg 1-2xday, prevastatin, fenofibrate, omeprazole 20mg
General Information: I have had 4 unsuccessful back surgeries. The last one approximately 5yrs ago.

My shirt touched the bathroom stall, could this result in me getting anything?

Not so much a medical issue as it is a question regarding general health. I have bad OCD and my shirt touched the bathroom stall wall at work today and I wanted to know the likelihood that this could result in me getting anything based on a normal day (perhaps touching the part of the shirt impacted due to an itch or something as well as rubbing my eyes if they get itchy/tired). I know this is a really weird question but I really need an answer to alleviate my stress (Yes I am on medication and yes I’m normally fine. This issues is an exception but I need answers all the same).

Age: 20
Medications: Prozac

May have tonsils and my gastroenterologist thought I had ulcerative colitis, need second opinion?

Age: 27
Medications: Claritin-D
General Information: – Age : 27

– Sex: Male
– Height: 5’9″ (175.26 cm)
– Weight: 179 lbs (81.19 kg)
– Race: Caucasian/Hispanic Mix
– Duration of complaint: several months for tonsils; since yesterday for rectum

– Location (Geographic and on body): California; Mouth; Rectum

– Any existing relevant medical issues (if any): Possibly have Ulcerative Colitis
Current medications (if any): I take an antihistemine
Include a photo if relevant (skin condition for example)

I really appreciate any medical advice given; I’ve been trying to get ahold of my primary for the past 3 days only to get the voicemail so I’m here trying to figure out what’s going on. Thank you for taking a look even if you aren’t able to leave a reply.

Picture of rectum (please note purple bumps towards the top and the big bump at the center right):


Picture of tonsils(to note, my last test for many stds revealed that I didn’t have anything. Have not had sex since then.):


I will be seeing my primary at some point but I’m here to see how severe it is and if there are any things I can be doing to lessen the issue. Thanks again for taking the time.

Other things to note:

– my last gastroenterologist thought I had ulcerative colitis but started to feel that he knew longer knew and referred me to Cedar Sinai so that they could figure it out. Unfortunately I can’t afford to go.

– I’ve had the tonsil issue since October 2017 got tested for stds and put on various antibiotics with no resolution.

– This bump(I first noticed it yesterday) seems to be a result of overeating last weekend(it was a cheat day; I have had a very strict 1400 calorie diet the other 6 days of the week for the past 2 months) that resulted in me having many bowel movements the following morning. I was curled up in the fetal position from the amount of bowel movements (for reference, I have a very high pain tolerance). I also had a butt plug in me for several hours two days ago.

I have been battling a sinus / strep throat infection for a month?

I have been battling a sinus / strep throat infection for a month. I am on my forth antibiotic. It started as a sinus infection then after the first round of antibiotics i started running fever, went back to doc suspecting fever and tested negative for flu, but positive for strep. Took the whole dose of those antibiotics and started feeling some better. But then ended back at the drs office with the sinus infection still there. went on another antibiotic. Well, there are obviously not working because i am now running fever again. Any thoughts?

Medications: Lamictil and Topoxam

I’ve been short of breath, I’ve had a tight feeling in my chest?

I’ve been short of breath, I’ve had a tight feeling in my chest, I feel like I can’t get any air so I’m gasping for air, out of breath after I’ve done anything and no energy. It’s been since yesterday. I’ve never had it before so I’m very worried. Any advice on what it could be?. Thanks

Age: 39
Medications: Metformin, co codamol, fluoxetine, gliclazide
General Information: I’m diabetic. I’ve been having trouble swallowing the last few weeks. I seemed to have a cold since Christmas. A blocked or runny nose and a terrible cough. It doesn’t seem to go away

Is Sildenafil safe to take with Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz?

Hi. I’m presently on Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz for HIV and thinking of using sildenafil (A Viagra Alternative) to help with my ED problems. Is it safe to take both HIV meds and Sildenafil at the same time?

Age: 59
Medications: Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz

Sick for a week, pain, nasal congestion, fatigue, out of breath?

I’ve been sick for a week and the symptoms are:
Pain all over my face (mostly around my temples.. makes talking and chewing difficult. It feels like muscle pain) nasal congestion, fatigue, out of breath a lot, chest infection? When I breath in or out it causes me to cough(some times wet sometimes dry). And dry mouth no matter how much water I am drink in.

Age: 25
Medications: None
General Information: Have not seen a doctor

Fever of 100, migraines, can I take care of this at home?

symptoms: stomache for 2 weeks now after everytime i eat, about a week ago major headaches and migraines (which is rare for me)and they were constant,id take Advil or Tylenol but it would only dull it , about 2 days ago i started throwing up about 15mins every other hour or so,today i started running a fever of 100, to 102,and a very recent thing, i am extremely constipated, which isn’t unusual for me but now its to the point im not going to the bathroom at all and its become painful.

about me: DOB: 10/12/98, 5’2, 160lbs.

medical history: bladder surgery in 2003, cue fever 2011-2012, cat scratch fever 2012.

Age: 19
Medications: wellbutrin 200MG, seraquil 50MG.
General Information: i have not seen a doctor. i was wondering if i should or if this is something simple that i can take care of at home.
additional info: my stomach hurts all the time. like a sharp stabbing pain. along with my headache that is CONSTANT. its never stopped hurting. my sleep has been effected very much by all of this, i get maybe 3 to 4 hours of sleep.

I got a nasty blister on my foot and I swelled up?

Hi there i am unsure if any of these could be related but, I am holiday in new zealand and the day before yesterday I got a nasty blister on my foot. Later that evening that swelled up. In the morning I woke to find that it had gone down but instead both my eyes were badly swollen so much it affected my eyesight. I also noticed that on my arms I had a bit of a red rash. It went down over a few hours and this morning the same eye swelling has happened again. Please help

Age: 19
Medications: None…just the pill
General Information: As I am holiday it will be difficult

I was diagnosed with Type A influenza with bronchial thickening, is this anything to be worried about?

Hello…I am a 50 year old female. I was diagnosed with Type A influenza three weeks ago, on December 24, 2017. I continued to have the regular flu symptoms for several weeks and was experiencing quite a bit of coughing and some chest pain. I went to an urgent care center on January 9, 2018 to follow up, at which time they completed a two view chest X-ray, and I am attaching a copy of the results. The doctor indicated that I did not have pneumonia, but prescribed azithromycin to be safe, which has helped. He said I may have had bronchitis. I just saw the chest X-ray results today and see that it mentions “bronchial thickening” which made me concerned (I suffer from health anxiety). Is this anything to be worried about? I did have a CT scan and ventilation perfusion (?) scan of my lungs back in 2005, which showed mild bronchiectasis in both lungs. I have never smoked, am in good health and have never had shortness of breath, etc. Thank you for your assistance!

Age: 50
Medications: Azithromyacin