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Are Battery Powered Blade Razors Better Than Sharp Ones
Probably not, but: I use them anyway. It feels like i'm getting a closer shave. Yes, i know that's not a scientific answer, but in general we do or choose things that make us feel better; doctors are not much different when it comes to their own habits and cares. ...Read more
No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Until i started useing the electric myself i thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective. ...Read more
Do electric tools that clean someone's teeth work better or worse than old-fashioned scraping? The modern tools don't take much time and seem worse.
Both work well: The ultimate goal is to remove all deposits on the tooth and root surface. They both work well when used properly and the clinician is diligent. Most dentists and dental hygienists use both as necessary and may favor one or the other based upon their own personal preferences. The expertise and care of the operator is key, rather than which particular method is used. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: With any toothbrush, the key is consistency and proper technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that an electric toothbrush will do the job for you, you still have to make sure to get to all your teeth and all the surfaces. A manual toothbrush used properly can be just as good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Studies say no: A properly used toothbrush will perform equally good as an electric brush. That being said, an electric toothbrush aimed properly is likely easier to use for some patients, especially those with dexterity problems. A good three minute brush, 2-3 times a day, that covers all of the tooth surfaces and the gums is sufficient. There is no magic in an electric toothbrush, it is about aiming properl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So worried reused disposable razor 6 times and shaved directly under hot water. Can this cause cancer through chemicals leaching from the razor?
Cancer: Quite unlikely but be sure to keep your razor clean. ...Read more
Are there better microphones in some hearing aids than others. I wear rexton and hear myself very different. It sounds sharp and echos. Thanks?
Hearing Aids: You are welcome. This is one of those areas of practice in which individualization is essential. A good otologist will be able to take you through all of the brands and earpieces available until one suits you. ...Read more
No: If you're just getting back into exercising, start with walking or low-impact aerobics. You'll need a good, basic athletic shoe, which shouldn't break your bank account. If you're not sure what to get, shop around at athletic shoe stores and choose a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes. They should feel good as soon as you put them on and shouldn't rub. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO! : Great question! in this case, more expensive is not necessarily better. Latex is cheap and is the best protection against std's, including hiv. However, natural lambskin condoms "feel like you're wearing nothing at all" and are safe for latex-allergic people. Although they're as effective at preventing pregnancy, they do not protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
Do the far infared gloves for raynauds really work? Are they more effective than ordinary gloves?
Sensitive nerve ends: By god's creation or so , our superficial skin structures are supplied with very sensitive nerve endings and pain receptors , may be a natural mechanism to protect from environmental stimuli . Since paper cuts very superficial cuts we feel lore pain than deeper cuts. ...Read more
Fragile virus: This virus will die very quickly out of the body. On the other hand, if you are using a sharp implement previously used by somebody with HIV disease (which is not smart), and it has fresh blood on it, this can well transmit HIV if you then cut yourself. This entire scenario is quite improbable. If you get HIV it is from sex or exchange of intimate body fluids like blood through shared needles. ...Read more
Haircut at Shopping Mall in Thailand The Hairdresser Quick used Cut Throat Blade not sure if New one for my Sideburns caused nips and smallcuts HIV?
I have been feeling brief electric shock pains in my left chest region, perhaps 2-4 every hour for a day They are very sharp, painful, but very brief.
Is there a: reason you need to know this? If you are contemplating this experiment I would strongly recommend you call a help hot line or 911 immediately ...Read more
Does buspirone cause like shocks? cant explain them other than little electric twitches right underneath skin they are only 5 mg 3 times a day
Maybe. : If the symptoms persist or if you are concerned, please contact the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Right hand consistently colder than left. Color is normal. I'm a righty. Play tennis & use mouse often with computer. Cardiovascular problem??
It may be.: If causing problems would encourage medical eval. Take care. ...Read more
Got electric shock to scrotum 8mo ago. Difficulty orgasming w/o mental stimulation and penis/testicles feel less sensitive than 1yr ago. Prognosis?
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