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Is there a doctor or medical student on SC???

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Salaam alaikum

Eid Mubarak to all brothers & sisters,

As the title of the post asks if there is a doctor, medical student, or medical professional on this site??? I'd like to ask/ discuss some important things with him/her. Since I don't have medical insurance at the moment, I can't visit a professional, else I'd have to pay almost $150-200. It's not in my pocket right now is all.

Thanks & salaam!

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50 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

My nephew got foot-hand-mouth enterovirus for Eid. Two hospital trips. Since the incubation is 3-6 days we are trying to figure out how he got it.

Has there been an outbreak there? Did he leave the house? Maybe your sis picked up the virus from one of her patients. It can spread via direct contact. How is the baby now ?

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I don't know how much you already know about this disease but here are a few important points...

  • Self-limited: No treatment is necessary because the disease will resolve in about 7 to 10 days.
  • Prevention: Keep your nephew away from daycare and other settings that involve direct contact with others. This disease also spreads via nasopharyngeal secretions so ensure that he covers his mouth whenever coughing. Standard sanitization methods like regular hand washing, refraining from sharing utensils, etc. are recommended. 

I hope that this helps and keep us updated. 

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Just now, Ali6 said:

I don't know how much you already know about this disease but here are a few important points...

  • Self-limited: No treatment is necessary because the disease will resolve in about 7 to 10 days.
  • Prevention: Keep your nephew away from daycare and other settings that involve direct contact with others. This disease also spreads via nasopharyngeal secretions so ensure that he covers his mouth whenever coughing. Standard sanitization methods like regular hand washing, refraining from sharing utensils, etc. are recommended. 

I hope that this helps and keep us updated. 

Should I privately message you & starlight? I don't know whether I can discuss this issue on here. What are you & starlight's specialties??

Let me know what works for you guys.

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15 hours ago, starlight said:

Has there been an outbreak there? Did he leave the house? Maybe your sis picked up the virus from one of her patients. It can spread via direct contact. How is the baby now ?

 

9 hours ago, Ali6 said:

I don't know how much you already know about this disease but here are a few important points...

  • Self-limited: No treatment is necessary because the disease will resolve in about 7 to 10 days.
  • Prevention: Keep your nephew away from daycare and other settings that involve direct contact with others. This disease also spreads via nasopharyngeal secretions so ensure that he covers his mouth whenever coughing. Standard sanitization methods like regular hand washing, refraining from sharing utensils, etc. are recommended. 

I hope that this helps and keep us updated. 

Assalamallikum,

Thanks you two. I just got back from seeing him. lf l didn't do that l'd couldn't sleep.

His fever broke from 104F*+. His skin is blotched with red and it feels like a gritty sponge when l smoothed my fingers over his skin. there are no blotches or pimples on his face.

But as soon as he saw me he got excited -as usual, the only exception being was when l held him the night he went to the hospital- and then rolled up from his pillow on the floor and low-crawled to me before l could get my shoes off. He then tried to climb into my lap -not big enough- and he can stand on his own better than on the 4th of July. His energy and activity level is 90% of normal l figure. He ate pretty good, chomping on large red cherries and then had his very first cous-cous which he ate several spoons of. Then he gulped down a pint of distilled water.

When l left he was getting into that pre-sleep cranky mood.

So he is better, ahamduallah.

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