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Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more

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Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc, common in perimenopause?

Is dysgraphia (whole words), forgetting things like a coworker's name, your own zip code, paying bills, etc,  common in perimenopause?

Dysgraphia is a : specific learning disability that presents at school age. Signs & symptoms include, but are not limited to, illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty composing writing & thinking & writing at the same time. Menopause can be associated with short-term memory & concentration problems, but not the long-term memory deficits you describe. ...Read more

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Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Hahvwuxnwosb hair Sydney due dhdicks Dixie child ?

Hahvwuxnwosb hair Sydney due dhdicks Dixie child ?

Unclear : Please rephrase your question. We would love to help you! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Big drop in mental concentration post (mild)exercise&dizzy&nausea in past-why?Struggle w/ normally easy things, can't focus, spaced out.

Big drop in mental concentration post (mild)exercise&dizzy&nausea in past-why?Struggle w/ normally easy things, can't focus, spaced out.

Depression: Is a mood disorder and a serious medical condition. There are many different types of depression disorders. At the same time there are many effective treatments and self-help strategies. If clinical depression is suspected, you should be referred to a psychiatrist for management. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

What techniques are clever ways to make a 9 year old child eat new foods?

Hunger.: No food or snacks or sweetened drinks for long enough, and they will become much more open to the idea of a new food. ...Read more

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What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!

What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!

Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more

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Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more

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2 yo opened child proof kids vitamins -Disney gummy vitamins - prob ate about 2 or 3. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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2 yo opened child proof kids vitamins -Disney gummy vitamins - prob ate about 2 or 3. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Not really: just observe, if any abnormal symptom call his pediatrician or go to urgent care, he'll be fine, good luck in child proofing your place ...Read more

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Arent organic foods just a yuppie liberal prestige thing?

Arent organic foods just a yuppie liberal prestige thing?

Definitely NO!!!: Sounds like you have quite a prejudice against organic foods. Numerous research studies show organic foods contain significantly higher amounts of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants- up to 10 times more antioxidants! they also, of course, have much lower levels of pesticide residues and pesticides have been associated with increased risk of many serious illnesses like cancer...(cont. In comments). ...Read more

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Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more

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Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...Read more

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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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Why do I lyk to eat soil and chalk?

Why do I lyk to eat soil and chalk?

Pica.: You have a condition called pica. This means that you eat things that are not considered a nutrient. Some pica patients have iron deficiency. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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I ate chalk at 32 weeks and have been nibbling on it for about a weeks will it hurt my baby ?

I ate chalk at 32 weeks and have been nibbling on it for about a weeks will it hurt my baby ?

Not a good idea: Many people in the south of the U.S.A. eat things like dirt and chalk but it is not recommended when you are pregnant. Please notify your OB MD of this practice to make sure certain fetal testing is done to assess your baby's health. ...Read more

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Hi there, am i right when i say you can become ill or have a slight fevor or high temperature when eating chalk? Thanks.

Hi there, am i right when i say you can become ill or have a slight fevor or high temperature when eating chalk? Thanks.

UNANSWERABLE: I do not believe that the science of eating chalk is included in any medical school curriculum. I cannot imagine though what eating chalk has to do with any kind of fever. Fever seems the least likely consequence of eating chalk. ...Read more

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I have a white almost wet chalk-like discharge. It doesn't smell and it doesn't itch down there either.. What is wrong with me?

I have a white almost wet chalk-like discharge. It doesn't smell and it doesn't itch down there either.. What is wrong with me?

Vaginitis: Usually yeast infection but can be bacterial or even trichomonas vaginitis or STD. See your family doctor or obstetrician gynecologist for specific diagnosis treatment and exam ...Read more

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How come my teeth feel like chalk after i brush them?

How come my teeth feel like chalk after i brush them?

Tooth paste film: This may be residue from the tooth paste you are using. You may need to brush your teeth using just water to remove anything left on your teeth. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my teeth feel like chalk after i brush my teeth?

Any reasons why my teeth feel like chalk after i brush my teeth?

Type of Toothpaste?: Some toothpastes and/or mouthwashes can leave a "chalky" feeling in your mouth. Try using a toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (most toothpastes do). Remember you should floss too :-) some medications that you are taking may also cause your teeth to feel that way as well. Of course, if you have not visited your dentist in awhile, that might help too. ...Read more

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When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

Depends: Your baby can play with chalk as soon as he realizes that the chalk should be used on the ground or chalkboard and not be put in his mouth. Not that the chalk is particularly harmful, but if he breaks a piece of it off in his mouth, he could choke on it. Scribbling with chalk can be a lot of fun with babies, as long as they realize it's not food! ...Read more

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There's a chalk spot in my kidney, what's the cause and harm of it?!

There's a chalk spot in my kidney, what's the cause and harm of it?!

Ask doctor...: How do you know a spot in kidney being chalky, by x-ray or CT or MRI? If yes from either one, why did you have it? But, in many laypersons' mind, a chalky spot could represents the presence of non-moving stone in the kidney. More? Ask your doctor timely for details since s/he possesses more info about you than anyone online. ...Read more

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Im a bit ashamed but i find myself liking the smell of johnsons baby powder and i sometimes eat it, i even eat small chalk stones will it kill me?

Im a bit ashamed but i find myself liking the smell of johnsons baby powder and i sometimes eat it, i even eat small chalk stones will it kill me?

PICA: Pica is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, or sand. In your case, it is not recommended to eat baby powder, as that substance is not intended for consumption. You should see a psychiatrist for your craving and want to consume this substance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a recent addiction to eating chalk. Why is this and what is the reason and how to treat it?

I have a recent addiction to eating chalk. Why is this and what is the reason and how to treat it?

Pica: Pica occurs when a person repetitively eats substances which usually provide no nutritional value. Recommend evaluation by your physician as rarely the pica is driven by a nutritional deficet. Once, this is evaluated, work with a therapist is usually beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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Is breathing in large amounts of chalk dust dangerous?

Is breathing in large amounts of chalk dust dangerous?

Yes: Chalk dust, talcum powder, & similar fine substances can creat problems in lungs similar to "black lung"; they're all forms of silicosis & can compromise lung function. Wear a mask/filter if exposed to such materials. If already exposed, see fp/pulmonologist for lung function tests. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Most urine: odors are not from medications ..they are from DIETARY INTAKE! In any case CONCENTRATED urine has a more powerful odor and I suggest that you should INCREASE YOUR FLUID INTAKE!!!!!!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is eating chalk is harmful?? im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

Is eating chalk is harmful??
im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

YES: This is called PICA- a form of eating and behavioral disorder. Please seek medical and psychological consultation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really dark brown (almost black) hair and I want to chalk dye it. how can I easily and make it actually show?

What to do if I have really dark brown (almost black) hair and I want to chalk dye it. how can I easily and make it actually show?

Please consult w: a beautician. This article will tell you what to do step by step: http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/960857/how-to-chalk-black-hair ...Read more

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I have craving for eating chalk ?? Is it harmful for me ??? what are the reaons for eating chalk ?? and If possible can i get rid of it ?

I have craving for eating chalk ?? Is it harmful for me ??? what are the reaons for eating chalk ?? and If possible can i get rid of it ?

You need medical: eval to determine the reason for what is likely Pica. You may have vitamin/mineral/ nutrient deficiency or it could be a mental health issues. ...Read more

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I have fibro. With chronic pain all over my body, and frequent fatigue. Many of my ailments get chalked up to fibro. How do I tell if they aren't?

I have fibro. With chronic pain all over my body, and frequent fatigue.  Many of my ailments get chalked up to fibro. How do I tell if they aren't?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is usually diagnosed by history and physical examination with the existence of specific tender points in the body. It is a big mimicker and its symptoms can resemble other pain diseases including neck and low back disc disease. However, it is still a diagnosis of exclusion and if something else is suspected, it should be ruled out before we blame the symptoms on fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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