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Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Swelling with a : Dark discoloration is usually due to venous congestion... The pooling of blood in the feet and lower legs as a result of gravity and incompetent veins. A vascular surgeon would be a good starting point for you. ...Read more

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I'm getting bad smelling nigthsweat that turn my bed sheets yellow?

I'm getting bad smelling nigthsweat that turn my bed sheets yellow?

Time to see Dr.: Smelly yellow sweat should be evaluated by a Doctor. There are multiple conditions that can cause this. ...Read more

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Why do my feet sweat so much at night..No socks go bed and have to kick covers of feet most nights year round d?

Why do my feet sweat so much at night..No socks go bed and have to kick covers of feet most nights year round d?

Hyperhydrosis: There are many reasons for night sweats esp hands and feet. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the problem like tb, blood diseases or cardiac problems. It could be hormonal as well... Make a comprehensive physical exam for blood work and a full checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

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My legs keep sweating at night from the knees down.its that bad it's soak the sheets?

My legs keep sweating at night from the knees down.its that bad it's soak the sheets?

NIGHT SWEATS LEGS: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? CERTAIN INFECTIONS CAN CAUSE THIS. MANY MEDICATIONS CAN TRIGGER THIS CONDITION. ASPIRIN, TYLENOL, (acetaminophen) ANTIDEPRESSANTS, AND OTHERS. IF IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME, YOU HAD BETTER SEE YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more

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Any tips on long haul flights overseas for people with bad lower backs?

Any tips on long haul flights overseas for people with bad lower backs?

Back Problems: As the flight allows, stand up, stretch or walk in the Aisles. Many of my patients with bad backs - receive auricular acupuncture with small indwelling needles (that remain in for 1 to 7 days) the day before the flight. The ASP needles can really help. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my 1 yr old to go in public pool with all the chlorine ?

Is it bad for my 1 yr old to go in public pool with all the chlorine ?

No: But the chlorine might be very irritating to his/her eyes (or anyone's eyes, for that matter). ...Read more

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21 y/o female. Legs sweat bad in my sleep. Lately been soaking my sheets. Sometimes nausea is associated while trying to sleep. going on for 2 years?

21 y/o female. Legs sweat  bad in my sleep. Lately been soaking my sheets. Sometimes nausea is associated while trying to sleep. going on for  2 years?

Hyper hydro sis?: Could be overactive parasympathetic nervous system, could be hyperthyroidism. You should talk to your doc and get a thorough work up. ...Read more

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Why does sleeping in the family bed cause sids?

Why does sleeping in the family bed cause sids?

Not the family bed: It is not specifically the familiy bed that leads to sids. And still despite risk factors there is not a known cause to the condition. Babies cannot protect the airway and should be free from loose clothing and bedding at night. Also parental or other siblings in bed may lead to infant injury, especially if those sharing bed have other illnesses or conditions. ...Read more

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How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

How can I keep from burning while tanning in a tanning bed?

Avoidance: Tanning beds can pose a serious potential threat to health (skin cancer). Recommend that you avoid them altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm looking for sock to keep my feet from sweating and smelling bad?

I'm looking for sock to keep my feet from sweating and smelling bad?

It's not the socks: You need to see a doctor to make sure there is no bacterial or fungal infection. ...Read more

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Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Are back braces good for 'hunch backs' ?

Maybe: All depend on your age and if you are refering to a codition call dorsal kyphosis.You need to see an spine specialist and if he feels the codition needs bracing certanly a brace for the proper indication works ver well. ...Read more

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My room is small and stuffy. I rarely dust. I always see dust in the sun rays. Can all this dust get into my lungs. Cause health prob. All stuff dust?

My room is small and stuffy. I rarely dust. I always see dust in the sun rays. Can all this dust get into my lungs. Cause health prob.  All stuff dust?

Maybe: If the dust includes things you are allergic to it might be a problem but usually you just cough out stuff your lungs don't want ...Read more

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Are pillows bad for your neck?

Are pillows bad for your neck?

Let me help: You need a pillow to support your head. If not, your neck will be straining all night. I guess if you feel more comfortable without one, than fine, but it's probably a bad idea. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

I'm a 28 year old female. I get discomfort  behind my knees and blue feet from sitting? My hands turn purple sometimes too. Is this ok?

2 possible reasons: One reason would be poor circulation from your veins. The second could be a problem with the thermostatic mechanism in the brain that regulates how you respond to temperature changes. This can be a raynaud's phenomenon or acrocyanosis. ...Read more

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At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

Numbing of hands ins: You need to see a spine specialist to r/o any reason for spine bones to compress upon the nerves to cause those symptoms. Once that is ruled out; other avenues can be explored eg blood levels of vitamin b12; or any local bolt lesion or cyst to compress upon nerve or compromise blood supply. ...Read more

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When i stand for some time or do some effort,my feet and hands turn tomato red and warm.people keep asking me wuts wrong/ mid twenties healthy ?

When i stand for some time or do some effort,my feet and hands turn tomato red and warm.people keep asking me wuts wrong/ mid twenties healthy

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Hands red and warm: Too many reasons to discuss without much more information. I would recommend you ask your Dr and go from there. ...Read more

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I had real bad itchy feet getting worse made my toes nail getting bad and black , skins off ?

I had real bad itchy feet getting worse made my toes nail getting bad and black , skins off ?

Itchy feet: Many times a foot infection caused by a fungus can give this presentation. Are you diabetic? Do you have an immune disorder? These conditions can contribute to your problem too. If the skin is slufing off, you may have cellulitis from all the scratching you are doing and you can get your skin infected. Please call to make an appointment with your physician or podiatrist. You will need medication. ...Read more

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What kind of bed is best for a bad back? Soft, medium, firm? Spring, air, water, or memory foam? Thanks!

What kind of  bed is best for a bad back? Soft, medium, firm? Spring, air, water, or memory foam? Thanks!

Whichever works.: Firm generally provides the best support, but some patients find they are more comfortable with something else. Find the one that fits you best. ...Read more

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I tanned in a bed in april and burnt really bad on my back and butt. I still have a tan line from it. Is it bad and will it eventually fade?

All tan lines : Ultimately fade. All tanning beds are bad. :( 3 words: sunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. And stay out of tanning beds. ...Read more

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I'm having this awful throbbing in the middle of my back left side. Sometimes hard to get out of bed. If i touch it hurts bad. What's wrong?

I'm having this awful throbbing in the middle of my back left side. Sometimes hard to get out of bed. If i touch it hurts bad. What's wrong?

See your doctor: You need to be examined and have a history and physical taken. Possibly x-rays depending on duration and severity of your symptoms. With that very general description it could be many things. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of increasing pain at the back of my thighs, started in august, sometimes fall back into bed or chair pain is so bad.?

Many causes possible: I do not have enough specific information to make an educated list of possible diagnoses. You need to see a doctor and have a carefil examination - perhaps blood tests, x-rays. Can start with clinic, or pcp but may need to see orthopedics or neurologist or other specialist. Dont't delay; would be best if you can go when you have an attack of pain. ...Read more

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Disc issues/frequent back pain. Need new bed, most say firm is best, but they hurt. Too soft can be bad too. Best type of support for sensitive back?

Disc issues/frequent back pain. Need new bed, most say firm is best, but they hurt. Too soft can be bad too. Best type of support for sensitive back?

Both!`: A firm boxspring/matress with a top "layer " of gel will soften the places where bone pressure occurs but keep your back "alligned" well Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Ihave pain in my lower back so bad i can't bend sitting is very hard . I hardly can get out of bed. Is a sharp pain when i try and do those things h?

Incomplete info: Did this happen while doing some activity and how long ago. If this is 1st. Attack then it will likely improve with rest, motrin, hot baths but could take 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain to be so bad that i can not roll over in bed?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If the pain is so bad you can't roll over in bed i would recommend seeing your physician sooner than later. ...Read more

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What can I take for sever back pain. It is so bad that I can't get off of the couch/ my bed?

What can I take for sever back pain. It is so bad that I can't get off of the couch/ my bed?

Heat/motrin: If it is so severe you can't get up you probably need to see a doctor. The best things you can do at home are to use heat on your back and alternate 400mg motrin with 1000mg tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Do not take the tylenol (acetaminophen) more than 3 times per day. Do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have liver problems. Do not take motrin if you have kidney problems. See doctor if you need more pain relief. ...Read more

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I am active duty military n sleep on a bad barracks bed, I have a lot of lower back pains, how can I relieve my back and new bed is not an opition?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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I am active duty military n sleep on a bad barracks bed, I have a lot of lower back pains, how can I relieve my back and new bed is not an opition?

Egg Crate/Foam Pad: When i was in iraq i had the same problem. You can get a memory foam pad or "egg crate" pad at the px for not very much money. That really helped my back, maybe it will help yours? If the problem is that the mattress/springs are too soft, you can try some 1/4" plywood under the mattress to stiffen it up. An air mattress might help, too. ...Read more

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My back hurts so bad that I slowly have to relax into bed; it feels like my lower back is twisted. I haven't injured anything. What could be wrong?

My back hurts so bad that I slowly have to relax into bed; it feels like my lower back is twisted. I haven't injured anything. What could be wrong?

Spasm muscle: If no injury- sometimes prolonged sitting, driving, work at desk ... wrong ergonomic position... can cause tightnes of back muscles. It can be very painful and cause " as a twist" sensation. Heat and stretching, relaxation can help, gentle massage. If pain more severe you need to see Doc to check for other possible causes. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

Position: If you lay on your back keep you knees bent a put a decent roll under bent knees at all times. If you sleep on your side still keep your knees bent but please a pillow between your knees. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for chronic back pain from bad bed?

New bed: I would suggest starting with a new mattress. Rest, gentle stretching and heat are good treatments in addition to otc nsaids. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts, i feel like is my spine, it hurts so bad... Could it be my bed?

My lower back hurts, i feel like is my spine, it hurts so bad... Could it be my bed?

It could be related: Or due to lifestyle choices like smoking, overweight and no regular exercise . There could be other reasons for back pain that cause referred pain to the back like a kidney stone. Also modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. ...Read more

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Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad .?

Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a back strain will improve in time. Rest, otc meds for pain, gentle stretches, massage, body work, etc can all help. Work on core strength once the pain is gone. www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain. ...Read more

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Last night i was only asleep for like 5 hours layed in bed for like 6 hours trying to fall back asleep, is this bad? Getting 12 hours of sleep?

Last night i was only asleep for like 5 hours layed in bed for like 6 hours trying to fall back asleep, is this bad? Getting 12 hours of sleep?

Seek help: Set aside a quiet hour before you go to sleep.Turn off electronic devices, listen to soft music, take a warm bath, but above all consult your doctor to help you combat your mood swings. ...Read more

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I have a large dent on the back of my skull and about a month ago I started getting bad headaches were I couldn't get out of bed. Need answers ?

I have a large dent on the back of my skull and about a month ago I started getting bad headaches were I couldn't get out of bed. Need answers
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Need an exam: I don't suspect that the dent is causing the headache but it would be advisable to have a physician exam that in person. As for the headache, it it's fairly consistent and new then again, a consultation with a physician is recommended because there are a broad range of causes for headaches such as tension headache, sinus headaches, migraines, neuropathies, muscle spasms and spinal issues. ...Read more