• How easily can you get a deadly Germ from swimming in a lake?

    I live in Texas and was swimming at the lake today called Possum Kingdom almost anyone from the area knows of it but I think I swallowed a little bit of water today not a lot but I’m curious if there’s a chance of swallowing a deadly germ and getting sick? Possibly dying
    I live in Texas and was swimming at the lake today called Possum Kingdom almost anyone from the area knows of it but I think I swallowed a little bit of water today not a lot but I’m curious if there’s a chance of swallowing a deadly germ and getting sick? Possibly dying
    6 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Can having a thin blanket give you a cold?

    I’m visiting my boyfriend and he only gives me one thin blanket. It’s super cold outside and in his room. He said I can’t catch a cold from that, but my throat is super sore.
    I’m visiting my boyfriend and he only gives me one thin blanket. It’s super cold outside and in his room. He said I can’t catch a cold from that, but my throat is super sore.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • DO I HAVE A PARASITE (GRAPHIC IMAGES)?

    I went to a third world country back in February. I have stomach pain occasionally; however I have seen worm like things in my stool once. I also have “seeds” in my stool every time I have a BM and when squeezed a tiny white thing comes out. Is this a parasite and if so what kind? Please help.
    I went to a third world country back in February. I have stomach pain occasionally; however I have seen worm like things in my stool once. I also have “seeds” in my stool every time I have a BM and when squeezed a tiny white thing comes out. Is this a parasite and if so what kind? Please help.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should I be worried about salmonella or anything? ( even though I already am worried )?

    I believe my aunt served us slightly raw chicken, it looked cooked on the outside but seemed tough for me to eat which I thought was weird and then when I checked on the inside of the chicken it had a little redness in it and I just completely lost my appetite. I'm so scared because I don't want to get... show more
    I believe my aunt served us slightly raw chicken, it looked cooked on the outside but seemed tough for me to eat which I thought was weird and then when I checked on the inside of the chicken it had a little redness in it and I just completely lost my appetite. I'm so scared because I don't want to get salmonella or anything, and I only ate the crunchy outside part of the chicken and the part that didn't have redness before I noticed that there was redness and i took a few bites, not really big bites
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it possible for a mild UTI to go away on its own?

    Yes, I’m aware of the risk of it turning into a bigger thing, but what are the chances it’ll go away on its own?
    Yes, I’m aware of the risk of it turning into a bigger thing, but what are the chances it’ll go away on its own?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should my pregnant wife take the whooping cough vaccine?

    Doctor wants to give her the TDAP vaccine at our next appt. I m skeptical about any and all vaccines so I m not sure what to do.
    Doctor wants to give her the TDAP vaccine at our next appt. I m skeptical about any and all vaccines so I m not sure what to do.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • The nurse covered the TB skin test with a bandage and result is positive?

    I went to do a two step tb skin test for graduate school and the nurse that administered it tightly covered the wound with a bandage and told me not to remove it. 48 hours passed by and I went to have it checked, turns out to be a positive. They sent me to lab to do the Quantiferon TB-Gold In-Tube (blood test) and... show more
    I went to do a two step tb skin test for graduate school and the nurse that administered it tightly covered the wound with a bandage and told me not to remove it. 48 hours passed by and I went to have it checked, turns out to be a positive. They sent me to lab to do the Quantiferon TB-Gold In-Tube (blood test) and the results are negative. I just moved from another state and my insurance didn’t cover for it, it cost me over $300. Do you think I have the right to battle it as they were not suppose to cover the injection spot with a bandage and they didn’t give me any instructions on not itching or applying warm or cold water when it itches. Which increases the chances for a positive result from the first place that pushes more people to do an extra test.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What could I be sick with?

    I have all of the symptoms of a cold, but I’m vomiting too. What could this be? I think it might be the flu but I’m not sure. I don’t have a fever.
    I have all of the symptoms of a cold, but I’m vomiting too. What could this be? I think it might be the flu but I’m not sure. I don’t have a fever.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Purple tonsil?

    Best answer: ER? No. See how it goes with the antibiotics and you should not go to different UCs as there is no continuity--no one can follow what changes are going on. Stick to one or better a primary.
    Best answer: ER? No. See how it goes with the antibiotics and you should not go to different UCs as there is no continuity--no one can follow what changes are going on. Stick to one or better a primary.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you donate blood if you have the sickle cell trait?

    My school is having a blood drive and I want to donate blood but I have sickle cell trait (not the full disease). I wanted to know if I'm able to donate blood and what are the risks if I do?
    My school is having a blood drive and I want to donate blood but I have sickle cell trait (not the full disease). I wanted to know if I'm able to donate blood and what are the risks if I do?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I accidentally drank from a cup that was also drank by a person who threw up. What do I do to combat possibly getting the stomach bug?

    Best answer: You can't get sick from that. Vomiting once and 12 hours ago would be from eating bad food, NOT a stomach virus... (which wouldn't survive more than a minute or two in a glass of water anyway.)
    Best answer: You can't get sick from that. Vomiting once and 12 hours ago would be from eating bad food, NOT a stomach virus... (which wouldn't survive more than a minute or two in a glass of water anyway.)
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Whole family has stomach bug sickness bug before my exam?

    I have this very important exam I've been studying for for sooo long and basically I have to do this exam otherwise I have to do it next year and then all this hard work will be for nothing. However it's 2 days before my exam and 3 of my family members are sick with a stomach virus! Just my luck!! I just... show more
    I have this very important exam I've been studying for for sooo long and basically I have to do this exam otherwise I have to do it next year and then all this hard work will be for nothing. However it's 2 days before my exam and 3 of my family members are sick with a stomach virus! Just my luck!! I just know I'm going to get it as I share a bathroom and a kitchen and they've been vomiting everywhere and not being hygienic. What do I do?? If I am sick on the day of my exam I won't be able to do it because I don't want to accidentally throw up in front of everyone & im gonna feel so sick I'm not going to do my best. Just feeling depressed atm because I just know I'm going to get it. I'm the only one in my family that hasn't got it yet. I know it's not their fault but I just hate them for getting a sickness bug out of all things a couple of days before the biggest day of the year for me
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago