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A 25-year-old member asked:

do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

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Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No: The exact opposite. It increased sex hormone binding globulin. Therefore acne and hair growth is less.
Dr. Ayman Shahine
Cosmetic Surgery 32 years experience
PROGESTERONE ONLY OC: Yes it may happen because the body could metabolize the progestin in the birth control pills into an androgen, a male like hormone, which in turn can show the symptoms u mention.

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Both of my older kids had chronic ear infections; does this mean my new baby will, too?

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Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Family history - mother's and father's, and sibling's - can suggest a predilection for ear infections, but it is only a tendency, not definite. If there is a family history, monitor closely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could birth control cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: Any medicine can upset your stomach and cause stomach pains -- including birth control pills. I'm worried because you mentioned breathing problems. Please talk with your doctor right away. Stomach pain and trouble breathing could be acid reflux. But it could also be more serious. Chest pain, shortness of breath, and severe leg pain can be signs of blood clots. Please get help!
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
OTC or Rx: You can start with simple over the counter antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (get generic store brands to save money). If those don't work, your next step is to start with your pcp and you may benefit from nasal steroid sprays (flomase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhincort)!or antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin, patanase).
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unlikely: If he eye injury was severe enough to change the focus of the eye, you likely are not an ideal candidate for lasik. Sometimes, with limited scarring of the cornea prk can be used to clear the cornea - this is lasik without the flap performed directly on the anterior corneal surface.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

My body keep on giving odd reaction, it trembles up from my chest through the throat until the jaws, so to the hands. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
General Practice 20 years experience
...: Could mean fatigue, are you sleeping 6h-8h every night? Do you wake up at the same time most days? Do you drink 3qts/water daily? Do you walk 30 minutes every day? If not, your body is tired and wants to sleep, so will have to be shaken, or shivered, to wake up. If you walk 30min daily, avoid fried & sugary food, drink 3qts water daily, you see the difference.

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