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blackhead on palm of hand, why?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Means nothing: There's plenty of keratin and enough sebaceous glands to produce this occasionally.

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Yes: Exposure to second hand smoke is a major health concern, especially in babies and children. Babies exposed to second hand smoke are at higher risk for asthma, ear infections, respiratory infections such as pneumonia, and have a higher incidence of sids. Furthermore, it has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer in women who were exposed as children.A smoke free childhood is the best kind.
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What can I do about my child's busy hands during diapering?

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Do I need hand therapy if I have surgery?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Depends: This may depend on what kind of surgery you have and how stiff your fingers and wrist are. Oftentimes, you will be given a set of exercises by your surgeon, which may be enough. However, if you are not making progress, or are having a lot of pain or swelling, your surgeon may have you see a hand therapist.
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Is nail fungus contagious? Yes it is

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Yes: It is contagious but conditions have to be right for it as well. The list of additional reasons for it to take hold is long.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do wrist fractures occur in people with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
With less energy: It takes less energy from falls to cause a wrist fracture in an osteoporotic person. Also, the fractures can be more "smashed" into pieces with ostoeporosis.

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