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What to do if I cannot feel my esophagus, I don't know if I can breathe! Should I get gills?

What to do if I cannot feel my esophagus, I don't know if I can breathe! Should I get gills?

The esophagus: Is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. It can't be felt and has no impact on breathing. Are you referring to the trachea? ...Read more

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I have a small cavity under my gum line on a crowned molar & have been told that it must be extracted. Is this the only solution? Gill

I have a small cavity under my gum line on a crowned molar & have been told that it must be extracted. Is this the only solution? Gill

Hard to say...: ... your dentist has examined the tooth and together with the help of a radiograph s/he has determined that the tooth is unrestorable. Without knowing the extent of the decay or the periodontal condition of the tooth, it is difficult to dispute the diagnosis. If you feel otherwise, then a second opinion from another dentist who can examine you would be wise. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen thumb from fish gill prick better?

What is the best way to treat a swollen thumb from fish gill prick better?

Puncture wounds from: Fish spines in fins or gills can be really serious. A variety of marine bacteria can be at work including streptococcus iniae and aeromonas and no cholera vibrios. You ought to see a doc if the swelling continues or you have fever or chills. ...Read more

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My tongue is sore on both sides and no matter how much water I drink I remain with dry mouth feeling. Both sides of my tongue look like fish gills,

My tongue is sore on both sides and no matter how much water I drink I remain with dry mouth feeling. Both sides of my tongue look like fish gills,

Not enough info: Dry mouth can be caused by a number of differrent factors, and guessing what your problem is will not help you. That's why you need to be seen by a local physician for a complete medical history and an examination to determine if there is some underlying medical problem. ...Read more