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Cheek swelling: In bulimia, your cheeks can enlarge due to salivary glands swelling. http://tinyurl.com/lhe7pck the best way to cure this is to get treatment for your bulimia so that you stop the self-induced vomiting. Your cheeks will eventually return to normal size. There are both outpatient and inpatient eating disorder programs which can help you. http://tinyurl.com/zorn5. ...Read more
Neighbors cat attacking chipmunk (chip seemed healthy.) Pulled cat away & carried it home. Have small scratch, should I be concerned abt rodent-borne?
Probably not: IF the chipmunk appears healthy, and the scratch was minimal, then the change of acquiring rodent born problem is minimal. Just clean the scratch thoroughly and apply something like bacitracin oint to the area. If signs of increasing redness or drainage, then set you provider. Tetanus shots are up to date, right? ...Read more
It's been over a week of no purging and the swelling in my chipmunk cheeks still has not gone away. How long will it take? Is there permanently damage
Can take months: The swelling in your cheeks comes form irritation of the parotid glands from the stomach acid. Staying well hydrated and continuing to not purge will help the parotid glands return to normal. Gentle massage of the glands may also help. You need to be patient and seek treatment for the bulimia. There is not usually any permanent damage but it can take many months to return to normal. ...Read more
My face has swollen gland "chipmunk cheeks" from purging. now on the road to recovery and very discouraged by them. How long will it take to go away?
I have 'chipmunk cheeks' , is there any cosmetic procedure to get rid of it and have a skinny face?
Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of the mouth. Chubby cheeks should be treated conservatively because as we age , fat loss from the deeper areas of the face appears and is often restored with fat grafting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While rescuing a chipmunk from the jaws of my cat, the chipmunk bit my finger, and peeled back a flap of skin. Cleaned with soap and water. Worry?
Make sure tetanus: If it is a small flap of skin and easy to tape down and not continuously bleeding than you should be able to just tape it down with cloth tape. Make sure that your tetanus toxoid is up to date and that you watch for signs of infection(redness/streaking/hot to the touch). If you happen to develop any of those signs you should go to your primary care provider and have it checked out. ...Read more
Biggest problem is my hearing is terribly distorted. On the phone voices sound exactly like the chipmunks in the xmas song. I use nasonex (mometasone) and astepro?
Get hearing test: You need an audiogram by your local ent. It might be a eustachian tube problem (which may be helped by allergy meds) but you can't know till you check your hearing out. ...Read more
Tooth abscess: It's extremely important that you contact the dentist who treated you immediately. The swelling and fever are likely the result of a serious infection that is not yet under control. These things can go downhill very quickly and require immediate attention. It might require further drainage, an increase or change in antibiotics, and certainly careful monitoring! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. You have to eat, just keep it healthy and you'll be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer