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Bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil.Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils.Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more
Learn to hide it: You're eighteen years old and you can't put sexual thoughts out of your mind or always avoid getting excited. Learn to keep others from noticing. Briefs are better because you can keep it in the center pointed up. Put your hands in your pocket. Pull down on the hoodie. Stand crooked. It's part of the adventure -- and even fun -- of your new body. Best wishes. ...Read more
Service: Bad habits are best broken with equivalent good habits. A spiritual context, like god or nature, helps also. Positive thinking and service of some kind to others are ways of taking attention off yourself and occupying you with socially redeeming activity. Behavior you have associated with the "bad" habit is best avoided if possible. Exercise and diet are other positive endeavors that help. ...Read more
Really?: This is an issue we can't answer in 400 characters .I recommend you consult any helpful resources:dr, marriage consult, psych, church.Marriage is tough-don't become a statistic-find help and figure out the problems and try to fix them. ...Read more
Depends: You will not know for sure unless it is examined and x-rayed. However, the elbow & certain bones of the elbow are very unforgiving for a fracture and will usually limit significantly your range of motion in the elbow joint. There may or may not be swelling of sifnificance but there will be pain and limitation. If there is concern, see a pcp, urgent care center, orthopedist or er for exam & f/u. ...Read more
ALL OF THEM!: You could probably read your baby the newspaper and he/she would still enjoy it! reading to young infants involves closeness, voice patterns, comfort and models a respect for reading which will last their entire lives. Babies love short rhyming books and love to have the same books read over and over! pick what you like, then go from there. ...Read more
No controlled studies have been done.
Some women report transient swelling, and are happy.
It is certainly only transient, lasting for 8+ hours by reports.
Don't purchase a large supply if you are going to try it!! ...Read more
Healing a fracture: You need to speak to the orthopedist, or er physician who treated you. You make no mention of the type of fracture you have. One of those physicians is the best person to ask for a meaningful answer. Good luck. ...Read more
Any: Any eating habits can be broken. It just takes work and commitment. If junk food is your vice, try consciously substituting that with cut up vegetables for example. If too much soda is your problem, work on reducing your consumption and drinking water instead. ...Read more
You don't: You want to get a boner / erection when you are close with somebody that you like in a romantic way. She won't be offended. In fact, this must happen if you are going to be a father someday. If anybody has told you it's wrong to get an erection like this, make a mental note that person is a fool or just not to be trusted. And congratulations on your changing body and on growing up. ...Read more
Books to read: (Sorry - I can't view anything other than the question you have listed and that you are 35 years old). How about reading books that will stimulate your brain, coax your creativity and enhance your knowledge. ...Read more
Yes It Can.: While there are many causes of male impotence, known today as erectile dysfunction (ed), alcohol use is a common cause. This type of ed has a simple treatment: do not associate alcohol use with sex. Stop drinking! if one's ed does not resolve by stopping drinking of alcohol, make an appointment with your primary care physician. As mentioned above, there are other causes of ed. ...Read more
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Question?: Osteopenia means your bones don't have enough calcium salts (mineral). This is similar but not quite identical to osteoporosis. You need to see your doctor and probably need evaluation by an endocrinologist, since at your age this isn't expected. You should be checked for vitamin d and calcium levels, for starters. Don't delay, you are at increased risk for fractures. ...Read more
Live: Improving yourself in all aspects means you learn from living. You learn from things around you, from people and cultures, from experiences. Reading will certainly help with finding things out and vocabulary, speech, syntax, etc. But best to improve is learn from living, from all the pains, from all the good and the bad, and avoiding painful ones in the future. I hope this is inspirational enough. ...Read more