A 21-year-old male asked:
small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Embryonic variant: These are actually quite common. Painless, hard and small lumps in front of the earlobe. Commonly either a cyst or cartilage material. Usually it is something that you are born with but shows up later in life. To be safe, have it seen by a doc, preferably an ENT specialist. They can remove it if there are any concerns. Best !
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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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Can I bathe my baby when he has tender skin spots on his hands and feet, etc?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: It is ok to bathe your baby, even with tender spots or a rash. However if your baby seems really uncomfortable you may want to make an appointment with your pediatrician. Remember babies do not need a bath every day- this could dry out their skin and make it prone to peeling or increased tenderness. Instead, bathe every 2-4 days.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Lately i've had skin rashes and itchiness. Should I use calamine lotion or aloe?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?
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Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option.I'm 29 yrs old male.Im also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely to help: If you do not want medication , try not eat too much meat especially red meat , shell fish, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Elevated uric acid is a bad metabolic disease not just painful gout, it will damage blood vessels including coronaries, best advice take medication.
5.7k viewsReviewed May 02, 2019
Last updated Nov 8, 2015
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