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Are you able to smoke with tonsillitis?

Are you able to smoke with tonsillitis?

NO: If i told you "no, " does mean that you (or your spouse) will stop smoking? Do yourself and you children a huge favor - stop smoking! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

What cultures are the less likely to come?
Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

Do not understand: If you are asking whether your doctor should be understanding you and you them, all doctors have an obligation to obtain a translator if there is difficulty with communication because of language skills. ...Read more

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What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

What cultures are the less likely to come? Are you able to understand your patients and are they able to understand you?

Depends on area: I have all nationalities and cultures come into my office. Most of the time the the patients children do the intrepreting for me. Sometimes the patient will bring in a friend as a translater. And yes, there are some patients that do not speak any english and this is very difficult situation for me. ...Read more

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Can you suffocate if you have a great deal of phlegm in your throat that your not able to cough up?

Can you suffocate if you have a great deal of phlegm in your throat that  your not able to cough up?

Possible: Increased amounts of phlegm/mucus could cause issues with breathing. For example, some people in the hospital setting for example with underlying emphysema or pneumonia, etc. May require suctioning of the mucus to prevent issues. If you are 94 and having increased mucus with trouble breathing, you should get checked by a dr. Asap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?

How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?

Respiratory protect: First, don't use noxious chemicals in closed spaces, second, wear an n95 mask or other adequate face mask to keep dust out of you airway, and third, don't wait so long to clean. ...Read more

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How many times do you need to get tonsillitis before you are offered a tonsilectimy?

How many times do you need to get tonsillitis before you are offered a tonsilectimy?

It depends: Seven episodes of tonsillitis in a 12 month period will meet the indications for tonsillectomy. There are other tonsillitis indications. If any one episode becomes chronic, which means no resolution after 3 months, this also meets the criteria. If the tonsillitis is accompanied by a peritonsillar abscess, a tonsillectomy is often done after one episode. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to cats and want to live with someone who has one should you?

If you are allergic to cats and want to live with someone who has one should you?

Tough question: Living with someone means both sides must make compromises. Ask yourself would you live with that same person if they smoked and were unwilling to quit or smoke outside. What kind of relationship will you have if the well being of a cat is more important than yours? ...Read more

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If you have hepatic encephalopathy, are you still able to smoke weed?

If you have hepatic encephalopathy, are you still able to smoke weed?

Not a good idea: The brain takes a long time to recover from any injury or illness. It is a very finely-tuned and delicate instrument. Adding a chemical that disrupts its normal functioning, even if pleasurable, is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Do you have to get tested , for you to be able to get any form of antibiotics or penicillin?

Do you have to get tested , for you to be able to get any form of antibiotics or penicillin?

Usually you need: some clinical determination that you have an infection that will positively respond to an antibiotic medicine before you can get antibiotics in the USA. In other countries, you can self treat with certain (usu older) antibiotics, though there are problems. Allergic reaction, failure of treatment, harmful side effects and microbial development of resistance to antibiotics are other reasons. ...Read more

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What should you do if diagnosed with occupational asthma due to allergies to laboratory animals.?

What should you do if diagnosed with occupational asthma due to allergies to laboratory animals.?

AVOID: The best thing would be to work in a different lab without exposure to the animals. If not possible, the asthma is treated with anti-inflammatory, preventative medications and bronchodilators as in all asthma patients. ...Read more

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Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?

Use HEPA filters: Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type. Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well. ...Read more

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How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to get oral cancer?

How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to get oral cancer?

Oral cancer screen: First get checked out by your dentist with an oral cancer screen. There are a variable of screening tests, which may be covered by your insurance. If the dentist feels an area is of concern, you may be referred to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. If possible, try to quit. The duration of chewing tobacco is not as important as getting evaluated and quitting. It is a known risk factor. ...Read more

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How do you know if your mentally stable enough to be around other people? (without seeing a doctor)

It is a learning pro: This is something you learn as you grow older and become more confident of yourself. You need to develop a healthy self esteem which will give you the confidence to interact with others and share your life and opinions. For you to acquire this confidence you need to work hard and be good in your daily work, feel good about your accomplishments.. Then you will find out that you are no different tha. ...Read more

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If you have COPD and are in an enviroment with mold can you continue to live there?

If you have COPD and are in an enviroment with mold can you continue to live there?

COPD and mold. : Mold is definitely a trigger for allergies and asthma. If there's a component of hyper-reactivity to your COPD then you may very well be triggered daily by the presence of mold. ...Read more

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Are you able to eat with a dental flipper?

Are you able to eat with a  dental flipper?

Yes: Depending upon the expertise of the dentist as well as the quality of the lab technician, the fit and comfort may vary but one generally can eat adequately with a flipper. They come in both hard acrylic with metal clasps and flexible ones with pink clasps. Be aware, flipper are a quick inexpensive tooth replacement and only meant to be a temporary fix. ...Read more

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What tips would you give to other people who are fighting cancer?

Due to good treatme: Cancer is curable in about two thirds of all cases. In the one third where it is more advanced and has already spread widely, we can often prolong survival with good treatment. The solution is to find the best oncologist you can locate by searching/researching and have him/her as your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

HPV TREATMENT: Yes an ENT CAN BIOPSY If they see a vocal cord polyp. Pathology will determine the strain and appropriate treatment will be recommended. HPV CAN BE TRANSMITTED VIA ORAL SEX. In women with HPV they need to be monitored closely with Pap smears if it develops into cervical dysplasia it needs to be treated surgically. It MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. Also you should notify sex partners if HPV is diagnose ...Read more

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How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to develop oral cancer?

How often do you have to chew tobacco in order to develop oral cancer?

Better chance: Tobacco usage in any form and in any frequency increases your chances for mouth cancer by exposing your tissues to hundreds of toxic chemicals proven to cause cancer. Why take the risk? Stop all forms of tobacco use and enjoy life! ...Read more

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If you were home sick with lupus, arthritis, asthma what are some ways to pass time?

If you were home sick with lupus, arthritis, asthma what are some ways to pass time?

Mental and physical: Mental and physical engagement. Do not "rot." keep your mind and body engaged in some stimulating activity, albeit mild. Watch less tv. Do not eat, for lack of things to do. Read, write, walk, use hand weights, engage in conversation. And, as important, be optimistic! ...Read more

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What can you do to run with asthma?

What can you do to run with asthma?

Various methods: Exercise induced asthma is a very common condition. Work out a plan with your physician who may recommend using your rescue inhaler prior to running (if necessary). Cold air asthma is also linked to this type of condition when running outside in the winter. Your running may take you through "tirgger" infested areas as well (pollen, animal dander, etc) if this is is, you may conside alternate routes. ...Read more