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What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

Varies: Sometimes incontinence. Possibly not bathing as often or changing clothes as often for some. ...Read more

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Body Odor (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Body odor? ANS: hard go describe but you know it ...Read more


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Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read more

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Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Most of the time: The most common age is 18-24 months, but it could also present in neonates and older kids . I had one patient last year that was 7 years old. ...Read more

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How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about 4.5%. The median age at diagnosis is about 70. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer. So, relatively speaking, it is a common cancer, but it is not extremely common. Most people won't get colon cancer. ...Read more

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Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more tolerant to the environment it tends to be mitigated in nearly 3/4 of involved patients. ...Read more

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Why do both young children and adults over the age of 65 commonly get cancer?

Why do both young children and adults over the age of 65 commonly get cancer?

Accumulate same hits: The development of cancer is related to the accumulation of oncogene hits. In children the paired chromosomes may have acquired the two needed genetic hits, i.e. APC gene mutations, while in adults acquisition occurs over a period of time. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Yes, but rarely does: For reasons still poorly understood, schizophrenia is relatively rare until after puberty, but there are well-described cases in children as young as 4 years old. Aftter puberty, the risk rises, with the peak risk at 18-20. Research suggests this is related to major changes in brain architecture that occurs during puberty, but we still do not understand what causes the disorder. ...Read more

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How come children develop sweat glands (and body odor) at puberty?

How come children develop sweat glands (and body odor) at puberty?

Puberty: The hormones stimulate these glands as well as the cells that develop hair. The different ph of the sweat leads to different bacterial growth, leading to body odor. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Not usaually: Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers. ...Read more

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Is dying in your sleep rare in a 23 yo female?

Is dying in your sleep rare in a 23 yo female?

Extremely rare: More concerning is why, at age 23, you would be concerned about dying in your sleep. If this is a preoccupying fear that you find yourself obsessively worrying or perseverating over, this could be a sign of depression, anxiety, OCD, or other psychiatric problems. In someone with a profile that mentions depression and anxiety, such as yourself, I would worry that better control of those is needed. ...Read more

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Why do most adolescent girls in us have distorted vision of their body?

Why do most adolescent girls in us have distorted vision of their body?

Media images: Youngsters draw the conclusions about their appearance from the images projected in movies, magazines, tv and other means of publicity. The fashion industry is an especial offender requiring sickly thiness in models. Girls especially aspire to this modeling despite obvious differences in their own structure and heredity. Fortunately most grow out of it but for a few it is deadly. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

Unsure of ?: Body awareness relating to the child's ability to understand how their body moves can be improved with certain exercises. The negative effect can be where the child's coordination may be more awkward which may lead to clumsiness. http://www.livestrong.com/article/548037-body-awareness-for-kids/ ...Read more

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Why would young children and teens have problems with staying in shape?

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Why would young children and teens have problems with staying in shape?

Lack of moving : Kids nowadays spend most of their time sitting in front of electronic gadgets instead of physically playing outdoor. The also consume a lot more unhealthy processed food and drinks. ...Read more

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How come children develop sweat glands (and body odor) at puberty?

Puberty: The hormones stimulate these glands as well as the cells that develop hair. The different ph of the sweat leads to different bacterial growth, leading to body odor. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has body odor, any deodorant suggestions for children? Should we be concerned?

My 9 year old daughter has body odor, any deodorant suggestions for children?  Should we be concerned?

Andrenarchy?: The first signs of puberty beginning is axillary odor. The adrenal gland begins producing androgens that mature sweat glands and sweat production begins. Good hygiene is necessary as well as deodorant use. There is nothing to worry about unless the child has other significant secondary sexual characteristics such as thick pubic hair, breast growth, vaginal discharge, acne. ...Read more

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What causes body odor?

What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...Read more

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What causes bad body odor?

Agree w Dr. Carlin.: There are also possible medical causes. Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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How do I decrease body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. ...Read more

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How can I control my body odor?

How can I control my body odor?

Can be: Caused by poor body hygiene or secondary to food or medication you ingested. Also, make sure that you're not the only one who smells the odor before initiating an investigation. ...Read more

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What can cause a sour body odor?

Different things: I'd like more information. Is this an odor that's been persistent, or just appeared recently? Is this an odor that only you're aware of, or other people have noticed? Do you have any other medical diagnoses (such as diabetes)? Barring common issues such as hygiene or diet changes, some causes of a new sour odor include hormonal imbalance or possible infection. ...Read more

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I have body odor after showering?

I have body odor after showering?

Use...: Unscented anti-bacterial soap, under arms, center of chest, crotch, rear. I realize there is some controversy about superficial anti-microbials, but no argument against them has stood up. You should have less odor. ...Read more

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How can I handle excess body odor?

Daily soapy showers: Body odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of sweat in skin fold areas, such as your armpits. Shower daily with antibacterial soap, and use an antiperspirant to reduce sweat production. ...Read more

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Is there a diet to reduce body odor?

Is there a diet to reduce body odor?

Perhaps: If your diet is rich in foods like garlic , onions, etc. And other pungent foods then eliminating these may help. If your odor persists and your diet is ok then you might want to to see your doctor and get tested for any metabolic abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are good ways to reduce body odor?

B.O.: Wash more frequently and use an antibacterial soap. If regular deodorant does not solve the problem, consult a dermatologist. Use a topical antibiotic which works very well in most cases. The problem really is due to a certain type of bacteria eliminated early with with topical antibiotics. If you use regular deodorant use it only at night! ...Read more

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Canexcessive showering cause body odor?

No: They can't as long as the water is clean and your towel isn't mildewed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body odor?

Bromhidrosis: Body odor or bromhidrosis is a very difficult problem. The first thing to diagnose is whether about the odor is really there. Often, the patient feels that he or she smells bad, but objective observers do not believe this is the case. Since body odor generally results from sweat glands in the armpits and groin, these areas can be treated to eliminate bacteria which caused the odor. Dermatologists. ...Read more

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How do I tell my friend he ha body odor?

Be kind: Your his friend so you need to tell him. Be direct. Let him know that you care about him and want the best for him but if you notice, others do too. Let him know this makes you uncomfortable but let him know this can be fixed. Usually it is just a hygiene problem solved by washing body and clothes more frequently and using deodorants. Sometimes there can be medical or dental cause. ...Read more

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How early is to early to have body odor?

Can start very early: Body odor, aka bromhidrosis, is caused by several components of the skin flora, most commonly corynebacterium, propionibacteria, and staph aureus. If persistent in spite of deodorants, it can usually be managed with a topical antibiotic known as clindamycin. While body odor is more common starting around 9 years of age, it is well-documented in children that are much younger. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to reduce body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. ...Read more

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How can I stop having very bad body odor?

How can I stop having very bad body odor?

Find cause to RX: If your odor is caused by poor hygiene, you should be able to improve it by washing body, hair and clothes more regularly and using deodorants. Sometimes it can be from dental problems so if it seems related to the mouth, see your dentist. Sometimes it is related to what you have eaten/drunk so be careful to avoid strong-smelling things even alcohol. If these measures fail, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take something to reduce body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of body odor to form?

Bromhidrosis: The chief cause of body odor is a small bacterium which is said to be gram-positive. This bacterium grows in the axillary or arm pit regions of the body as well as the groin and other areas. Since it is the main culprit in bromhidrosis or as we commonly know it b.O., it is wiser to use a topical antibiotic that any of the other solutions available over-the-counter. ...Read more