A female asked:
i'm 18 and i have a general weakness in my appendages and tingling in my fingers after getting black out drunk two days ago. is this something serious?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Yes, very serious: The most serious issue is your lack of judgment. It is illegal for you to drink alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, By getting "black out drunk" you are exposing yourself to sexual abuse. and other accidents. Stay sober!
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How many times per day should I have my baby do "tummy time"?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Often: The more "tummy time" your baby gets, the rounder her head will be and the easier it will be for her to learn to roll, sit and crawl.
Tummy time - as much as possible!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How many hours a day should my baby be sleeping?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in General Practice
Depends on his age: Babies need less sleep as they age. The following is the average amount of sleep babies need at different ages; each individual baby is slightly different.
Newborns: 16-18 hr/day (half during the day, half at night)
3 months: 15 hr/ day
9 months: 14 hr/day (but now it's 10 hr at night, 4 during the day)
2 years old: 13 hr/day (most at night with a 2 hour nap)
4 year old 11 hr (no nap).
6.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
Son had chicken pox vac 11 days ago. Wen to bbq party today, some infants there. Are they safe?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Chicken pox vaccine has been studied since the late 70's and a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated. The vaccine virus is a much weakened strain that has the same structure as the wild virus so it can turn on the immune system but seldom cause harm. In some cases an infant may shed vaccine virus, but normal kids have negligable risk.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incontinence experience fecal urgency or a strong, sudden urge to move their bowels & may not always make it to the toilet. Others cannot sense the urge and soil their undergarments with solid stool w/o awareness.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my period not to have started after taking birth control pills for two days?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Your period shouldn't start until the end of the pack during the placebo portion. During days 22-28.
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