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Bug Bite Prevention
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got bit by a mosquito which had white spots on its back. What is the possibility of me getting dengue Or malaria? What are the preventions?
Mosquito: You are probably referring to Aedes albopictus (asian Tiger). These were brought to the US. They bit anytime (and start in the afternoon) -they do transmit equine encephalitis. With regard to dengue/malaria - your risk will depend on whether it is endemic where you live ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard a cold/sinus inf. can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in ears.That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?
No: Hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals may be effective for wax removal, however has nothing to do with a cold or sinus infection. The ear drum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear and eustachian tube, unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Remember, you can "spray the front window of the house with a hose, the people in the living room won't get wet." ...Read more
Hello, I was wondering if you would chat with me for a bit about my anxiety. Although I have scoliosis, which is my main concern, my GAD has has prevented me from seeing a doctor.
Many docs: Would be happy to help. Consider completing a formal HealthTap Prime consultation. ...Read more
I catch cold very fast and it last for about a week......What preventions I should take. ...Abd yes which medicine, organic cure is more acceptable.T?
Good hygiene: Cold viruses are spread mostly by droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected person spread via their hands to another surface that they may touch. The next person to touch the same surface can transfer viral particles to the eyes or mouth. Frequent hand cleaning can help reduce this transmission. You can help keep your immune system healthy by regular exercise and eating fruits and veges. ...Read more
Solid ground: Wellness - our good health - is the solid ground that we stand on. Imagine running on rocky ground or quicksand. Easier to get hurt and we don't get as far, right? It's no accident that eating right, exercise, solid sleep, work/play balance keep us well and prevent things like heart disease, stroke and cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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