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Electrocautery for big pores in the face? Is it effective??

Electrocautery for big pores in the face? Is it effective??

No: It is not a permanent solution. Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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What's the best technic for amygdalectomy? Why most of doctors make electrocautery? Is it safe for adults? Any risks?

What's the best technic for amygdalectomy? Why most of doctors make electrocautery? Is it safe for adults? Any risks?

Be careful: Best success rates are 33-100%, but the complication rate ranged from 0 to 42%, whereas the mortality rate was as high as 3.8% best candidates are younger. Needs to be done at a center with a team of experienced psychiatrists and a functional neurosurgeon very familiar with psychosurgical procedures to select appropriate surgical candidates. ...Read more

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I have NF1 and have several little bumps on my face that are quite bothersome. Im going to have some removed via electrocautery. Is this a good option?

I have NF1 and have several little bumps on my face that are quite bothersome. Im going to have some removed via electrocautery. Is this a good option?

Can provide relief: If by bothersome you mean due to painful compression of underlying nerves or even from a cosmetic perspective then, an experienced surgeon or dermatologist should be able to do a good job. Chances are, however, that those bumps may return in the future and you'll have to redo the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have HPV and is reccuring after electrocautery.. How can I prevent it? I sometimes suffer from itching in my balls also.. Is it because of hpv?

I have HPV and is reccuring after electrocautery.. How can I prevent it? I sometimes suffer from itching in my balls also.. Is it because of hpv?

Condoms: Hpv tends to recur and the best prevention method is the uswe of condoms. Even if condoms are used, hpv can still recur since the virus may still be present in the penile skin. Nevertheless, a condom is the best method for prevention. Hpv does not cause itching of the testicles (balls). ...Read more

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If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

I was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma under my toe nail, I removed it by electrocautering, for how many days should I feel pain after the operation?

Depends: On your pain threshold. Normally tender to touch or in closed, tighter shoes for about a week. May be longer depending on how much of the nail bed has been involved. Nail bed has to harden so it is not so sensitive to touch. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more