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What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?

What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?

Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is ideally treated in infancy but having said that our center has done a number of untreated adults or adults whose original surgery did not come out well. A consultation with a craniofacial center with multiple sub-specialities that deal with these disorders would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Im a carpenter and sometimes have blood in my nose. Could it be from sawdust?

Im a carpenter and sometimes have blood in my nose. Could it be from sawdust?

In a way-DRYNESS: The sawdust most likely causes an irritation and dryness of your nasal passages and the normally moist mucosal lining of them. This irritation and dryness predisposes you to rhinitis for sure as well as possible epistaxis (nose bleeds). Best for you to use a mask or re-breather if constantly around saw dust, and prevent the condition before it continues to happen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a carpenter cuts off his finger with a saw while working, would he bleed to death?

Can you tell me if a carpenter cuts off his finger with a saw while working, would he bleed to death?

Not necessarily: Not if bleeding was controlled with pressure. He should seek medical care for the wound immediately. He may need wound debridement, antibiotics and tetanus. Is some cases a digit can be reattached. ...Read more

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Good day. Im 41 yrold carpenter, am mod-heavy drinker, a little stressed and get sick every morning where I dry heave just after I wake up.

Good day. Im 41 yrold carpenter, am mod-heavy drinker, a little stressed and get sick every morning where I dry heave just after I wake up.

Daily dry heaving: How long since first having daily dry heaving? 1 week? 1 month? 1 year? Any blood with dry heaving? Abdominal pain? How much alcohol is "mod - heavy drinker"? Drink every day? Abnormal bowel movements? Chest pain when dry heaving? Smoker? Recommend stop drinking and make appointment with your doctor. If problems get worse, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp. How do I treat them.

Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp.

How do I treat them.

Dear Mindy: It sounds like you are suffering. Do you have skin lesions? Have you seen a physician for this? There are many different causes for problems involving the scalp. I know that some bees & carpenter ants can burrow - but they don't actually burrow in or under human tissue. Would encourage you to have this evaluated by a dermatologist. It sounds like this is quite stressful - would also recommend >. ...Read more

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My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

Yes: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. Unpainted pencils only a problem if baby bites off chunks and chokes on them. I don't believe that the paint on pencils is a problem if they are made in the us. I have reservations for any painted material coming out of china as they may have toxic material in the paint. ...Read more

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Just wondering started Paxil (paroxetine) for my panic attacks 10 mg it's been a week and my heart rate is very rapid when i'm at work . I'm a carpenter?

Just wondering started Paxil (paroxetine) for my panic attacks 10 mg it's been a week and my heart rate is very rapid when i'm at work . I'm a carpenter?

Be patient: It takes two to four weeks for you to see full effects of paxil (paroxetine). Initial common side effects are some stomach upset and may be head aches, rarely it can cause activation; feel activated, restless and energetic than usual. Perceived heart racing is common in anxiety but if it persists contact your physician. ...Read more

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What to do when im so tired and my body is aching, after doing carpentry works.

What to do when im so tired and my body is aching, after doing carpentry works.

Rest: Relaxation and sleep are the best remedies for aching and fatigue. Also consider pacing yourself, if possible, so that you dont try to do too much in one day. ...Read more

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The top knuckle on my right thumb is swollen and painful.There is a bb sized lump on the left side of the knuckle.I can't bend my thumb.This seems to happen when I am doing carpentry and using my hand

The top knuckle on my right thumb is swollen and painful.There is a bb sized lump on the left side of the knuckle.I can't bend my thumb.This seems to happen when I am doing carpentry and using my hand

Osteoarthritis.: The lump you describe is probably a node which commonly occurs at the joints of the hand digits as a result of osteoarthritis. If it occurs at the joint adjacent to the fingernail, it's called a heberden's node; if it involves the middle joint, it's termed a bouchard's node; the one you have has not been given an eponym. ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more

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What is dual retraction syndrome?

What is dual retraction syndrome?

Typo?: There is no such thing. Do you mean Duane's Retraction syndrome? If so, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_syndrome It's a rare congenital cause of strabismus (unable to move eye normally). If that is not what you meant, please ask your question again and clarify. ...Read more

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What is deletion syndrome 22q.11?

Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more