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Lacerations: Many people don't realize that a blow does not need to be from something sharp to produce a bleeding "cut" on the skin. There are subtle differences between incised wounds and true "lacerations" from blunt trauma. Most of these require no treatment beyond simply keeping them clean / common first aid. Gloves worn properly will help minimize skin tearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reintroducing grains after paleo, and i feel sick. Is my body freaking out from "foreign objects" or did grain-free cause grain intolerance?
This is the norm: Grains are really hard on a person's gut but for most of us our gut gets used to it. However, when you stop eating grains for a time and then add them back you are asking your gut to adjust too quickly to eating grains. Your experience is the norm rather than the exception. Were you to keep eating grains things would eventually improve though they will never feel as good as not eating them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't do steroids!: Simply, don't do them! Your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll the short-term bulking effect of these agents to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide. I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on.The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life. Don't! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet, exercise plus?: Diet, exercise, radio frequency (internal & external), ultrasound (internal & external), laser (internal & external?), suction extraction, nutational, cavitation, cryotherapy, injection lipolysis (mesotherapy), mechanical disruption, hydrotherapy, and many more. Every day we are inundated with new methods that make claims that are truly difficult to evaluate and compare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to a Psychiatrist: Start off by going to a Psychiatrist for help with this condition. These feelings may be the symptoms of an underlying brain or mental disorder. Or they they may be symptoms of Gender indentity or gender dysphoria. The doctor will be able to help you with a diagnosis and a plan for treatment. I hope that one day you will be comfortable in your own skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It will not make you short, fat, stupid, hairy, bald, infertile, an unfit spouse / parent, or insensitive to the needs of others. All of these questions come to HealthTap on a regular basis, and it's unfortunate that there are still so many people offering disinformation intended to frighten young people. Think about that one special person in your future, and enjoy yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic Resistant: Dr Giannone discussed tolerance and tachyphylaxis, BUT also consider antibiotic resistance as another phenomenon in which the body "gets used to medication" The scenario commonly seen today is the use of antibiotics haphazardly for viral upper respiratory infections. Antibiotics should be used for bacterial infections and saved for clinical scenarios that fit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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