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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Mycogel ( for seborrheic dermatitis ) that has zinc pilodate and copper can interact with salt water of the beach and harm my skin?

Mycogel ( for seborrheic dermatitis ) that has zinc pilodate and copper can interact with salt water of the beach and harm my skin?

Unlikely: Sea water is not likely to interact with the medication, though it will wash it away and you may need to reapply the treatment. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

Is warm water foot bath with sea salt good home treatment for an ingrown toenail? Is the sea salt beneficial?

So the : Water will initially soften the nail and the salt can help kill infection if one is present but at sametime it can also burn. Best bet is to see foot doctor because you risk further infection playing around with it. ...Read more

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How can type 1 inner ear decompression sickness be differentiated from combined hypothermia, overexertion, and exhaustion? Normal dive, 47ft for 38min with an ascent rate of 58 ft/min. Flooded drysuit in 38f water combined with 200 yd hike uphill with 80

How can type 1 inner ear decompression sickness be differentiated from combined hypothermia, overexertion, and exhaustion? Normal dive, 47ft for 38min with an ascent rate of 58 ft/min.  Flooded drysuit in 38f water combined with 200 yd hike uphill with 80

Inner : Inner ear dcs is an extremely rare form of dcs and is not likely based on your dive profile. It is most commonly seen in deep dives with heliox mixtures (edmonds et al, diving and subaquatic medicine, 2002) and may be associated with changes of breathing gas at deep depths as a result of isobaric counterdiffusion (brubakk and neuman, physiology and medicine of diving, 2003), neither of which was present in your dive history. Additional history with regard to the onset of symptoms (during the dive, immediately after dive, delayed onset after dive) could help to differentiate iedcs from other etiologies. It would also be helpful to know whether the symtoms have improved or resolved, and if so, when. Physical examination would provide helpful information in making an accurate diagnosis. Iedcs can be associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitis (ringing in the ears). Inner ear barotrauma may present with many overlapping symptoms, so direct visualization of the ear drum and hearing tests would be mandatory before a diagnosis of iedcs can be made. Although i believe that iedcs is very unlikely in your case, the only way to be sure is to be examined by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is there a benefit to pre-cleaning china, bowls, silver and used metal pots and pans with paper towels before putting in dw?

Is there a benefit to pre-cleaning china, bowls, silver and used metal pots and pans with paper towels before putting in dw?

Is this the venue?: Sorry, but I fail to see what this has to do with anything medical. Perhaps you shoild repost it on CleanTap. ...Read more

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Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?

Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?

Maybe: Epsom salt contains magnesium. If it gets in the GI tract, it will cause diarrhea. It is also a drying agent and may irritate "sensitive" tissue. It is good to reduce scar tissue, stop constipation and to remove warts. ...Read more

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"does foot reflexology help with diabetic foot numbness?" i message my feet daily after bathing an drying well.

"does foot reflexology help with diabetic foot numbness?" i message my feet daily after bathing an drying well.

No...but try this: Diabetic neuropathy can occur even when bs is controlled but the first thing you want to focus on is keeping your numbers at goal. Capscaicin is an otc cream that is known to help this neuropathy and a supplement called metanx which needs prescription can also help. Otherwise there are meds that can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my toes & fingers to get ice cold indoors with plenty of heat and no chill in other parts of my body? Excellent health, BP 120/70, BMI 20.

What causes my toes & fingers to get ice cold indoors with plenty of heat and no chill in other parts of my body? Excellent health, BP 120/70, BMI 20.

Raynaud: This sounds like raynauds syndrome. This is a condition where the blood vessels in the fingers clamp down and therefore the hands/fingers get cold. This can be a very painful condition. Treatments can include calcium channel blockers and topical nitroglycerin. ...Read more

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Blood from IV start went into shoes and seeped into socks.rinsed shoe, sock and foot with water and soap and continued to wear for shift HIV anxiety?

Blood from IV start went into shoes and seeped into socks.rinsed shoe, sock and foot with water and soap and continued to wear for shift HIV anxiety?

Probably OK: assuming you had no open wounds on your foot. Your facility probably has a procedure in place for this type of event. To document the incident and protect yourself, you should notify your supervisor and/or contact your Human Resources, employee health, or Risk Management department to see what you need to do. ...Read more

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Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?

Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read more

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Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body

Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body

Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on the nails and skin daily in healthy individuals. Many people have onychomycosis and tinea pedis without having rosacea and dandruff, so there does not appear to be a direct link. ...Read more

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Why is epinephrine not used in some areas (e.g. fingers, toes or nose)?

Why is epinephrine not used in some areas (e.g. fingers, toes or nose)?

Blood flow: Epinephrine causes small blood vessels to constrict which can stop blood flow in small vessels. There are only small vessels in fingers, toes, nose... there is a small risk you could end up with gangrene (tissue death) from lack of blood supply to these areas if you inject them with epi. ...Read more

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In an area i live, water are bore water(bit salty). Its affecting my skin and hair fall is increased.Would adding dettol in bath water reduce the prob?

In an area i live, water are bore water(bit salty). Its affecting my skin and hair fall is increased.Would adding dettol in bath water reduce the prob?

No: Dettol contains a toxic agent. It is an anti-septic. The bore water may contain pesticides and other pollutants that are toxic not necessarily bacteria or other micro-organiisms. Best not to bathe in bore water that is causing hair loss. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hydrogen gas being generated in my water heater and severe skin lesions that present as chicken-pox and shingles?

Is there a connection between hydrogen gas being generated in my water heater and severe skin lesions that present as chicken-pox and shingles?

No: You have a viral infection that was sleeping in you since you had chicken-pox as a kid. There's no cure but antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, can reduce the pain and duration of shingles so see a Dr. Things in your home or environment have nothing to do w/ Herpes Zoster. Also, hydrogen is not a toxic gas. See a Dr! ...Read more

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Help with flattening feet with high arches needed. Any good orthotic found in stores?

Help with flattening feet with high arches needed. Any good orthotic found in stores?

Some choices are: Superfeet, spenco, and powerstep. With feet like you describe, it is possible that a custom orthotic would be best. You should visit with a podiatrist to see what the best treatment options are for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more