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what do you recommend if i have a fear of germs and constantly wash my hands?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mysophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, psychiatric medications, Exposure therapy or hypnosis.

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My face has been extremely dry, now that i'm pregnant should I be using a different face wash?

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Wash less: Every time we wash our skin, we strip it of essential oils that are secreted to protect our skin. Definitely switch your facial wash and even consider washing less. Use a moisturizer as well.
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Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing. It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before the menstrual period. Cettain foods tend to aggravate acne: nuts, peanut butter, chocolate; dairy products (cheese, milk) in excess, and sugary foods. While washing is beneficial, it cannot rid your face of the blemishes.
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What might cause a lot of pain in the fleshy part of my hand below the thumb?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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A 35-year-old female asked:

My ring finger on my left hand hurts really bad on the knuckle. It has a knot on the side of it. Could I have possibly tore a ligament or something?

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Several Options: If you recentry injured the area of concern, then a tendon injury is possible. If not. You could have developed a ganglion cyst which tends to be common in the wrist and hand. I would have a physician examine it to find out what would be the next step.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

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Doubtful: Group b strep infection in newborn, typically acquired from colonized birth canal, can be serious. Pregnant mother should receive penicillin. Don't fool around. Garlic used to be hung around the neck to ward off bad germs & spirit in the medieval era.

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