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A 25-year-old female asked:

i can always pop my ears, at will, they always feel blocked. but once i've popped them then i swallow, it goes back to normal. what is this?

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Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 39 years experience
Eustachian tube dysf: This is a sign of Eustachian tube dysfunction Chew gum Drink fluids Warm inhalation

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When is it ok to pierce my baby's ears?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Although it is considered safe to have a baby's ears pierced i generally do not pierce infant ears. I usually wait until the child is old enough to ask for them. If your baby does have earrings i recommend taking them out at night (after the holes have healed) to reduce the risk of accidental swallowing/choking.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal that my child arches her back and thrusts backward when something's upset her?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: This is a form of temper tantrum and is best ignored after making sure your child is not in a position to hurt herself. Do not try to appease her by giving her what she wants or trying to not upset her. She is smart and will learn to manipulate you if allowed.
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How do I clean my baby's ears?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Warm washcloth: Hello, babies are really a lot cleaner than we (adults) are. The only real dirty place on a baby is the diaper area. There is no real reason to clean the inside of your baby's ears. A warm washcloth to the outside will work just fine. Soft and gentle is the way to go. Try not to put water in the canal, as that can be irritating to the little ones.
A 34-year-old member asked:

My rubella test came back positive, I was told that this is a good thing. Is this true?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: It usually means you have a positve antibody titer to the rubella virus, suggesting you have immunity.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I continue to work out, despite a back problem?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Do core work: You may want to alter your workouts to incorporate more core stabilization routines and try more cross training. Avoiding certain workouts may help like rowing and , heavy weight lifting especially squats and deadlifts as well concentrating on less weight with increased reps.

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