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Beds For Bad Backs
Time to see Dr.: Smelly yellow sweat should be evaluated by a Doctor. There are multiple conditions that can cause this. ...Read more
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
Feet turn purple when sitting and red when standing and laying. Been to hospital twice and a doctor. Said I'm to young (18) to have bad circulation?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Have been hang drying my clothes in my closet with the doors shut for over a year now, could the possible mold/mildew cause serious health problems ?
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?
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
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
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
My clean bed sheets were damp but mostly dry when I put them on my bed. Could this cause mold? Are there any health concerns?
Ans: You should have your sheets completely dry before you put them on the bed ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
My back has been hurting really bad. It's hard for me to move around and I can only lay in bed. The pain is all over my back and neck. What do I do?
Friend says bed frame that is very low is bad for back as it is harder to sit up or get out of bed compared to higher bed. Is that true?
NO: There is no better or worse bed frame or matttress. It's all individual. Use what works for you ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only mornings hurts bad to lift myself up off bed.from however I slept either back or shoulder.severe pain.. then I'm fine rest of day?
Muscle: If this gets better throughuot day. Stick with Nsaid. Should resolve in 2 or 3 days. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had really bad back pain for the last 2 days. I can't move from my bed. It's also swollen. I'm not sure what to do. Help!?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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