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Week of August 20, 2001

    Question:  After brief sun exposure my chest and neck will get red, and become intensely itchy. This has been happening for the past couple years in the summer. I have tried using different sunscreens, but they don't seem to help. Other than completely covering up, is there anything I can do to prevent this? And why would this happen?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am a 29-year-old African American woman. I have had one pregnancy which resulted in a twin birth. I have always had painful and irregular cycles. I have about 4 cycles a year and bleed each cycle from 10 - 21 days. I can't take birth control pills due to the awful reaction I have to them. I have thyroid test, sonograms, pelvic exams, etc. Nothing found. Should I be concerned? Is it important to have a certain number of cycles a year?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Can men catch yeast infections from having sex with a women with a yeast infection, and if so what are the symptoms? Can women catch a yeast infection sexually from men?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer