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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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What does it mean when you clean your belly button with cotton buds and it's bleeding about and smells? Need my kind putting at rest

What does it mean when you clean your belly button with cotton buds and it's bleeding about and smells? Need my kind putting at rest

Potential serious: Should have no foreign material, bleeding, odor or drainage.
There is an isue and needs care and complete diagnosis-hernia, infection, cyst etcs. ...Read more

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From few days I get white cotton type thing attached to my stool. what is that ?My stools are inconsistent , sometime hard and sometime fragmented?

From  few days I get white cotton type thing attached to my stool. what is that ?My stools are inconsistent , sometime hard and sometime fragmented?

Mucus: These are most likely mucus strands and your symptoms are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome in view of alternating loose and somewhat constipated stools. If you have further concerns, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation,advice and treatment. In the meantime include adequate fluids and fiber in your diet and this could include daily metamucil. ...Read more

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Hi my baby girl seems to have a blocked tear duct and a little bit of sleep/pas forms there very quickly after cleaning it i use warm water and cotton wool any thing else I can try it only started this morning she is 3 months old?

Hi my baby girl seems to have a blocked tear  duct and a little bit of sleep/pas forms there very quickly after cleaning it i use warm water and cotton wool any thing else I can try it only started this morning she is 3 months old?

Depends on situation: This is common in infants & given some time & growth the blockage stops on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple treatment involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over the tear sac of the eye which may push out any debris blocking it ...Read more

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My 19 year old daughter has been releasing a wet cotton mass looking thing when she has a bowel movement. Is this something serious?

My 19 year old daughter has been releasing a wet cotton mass looking thing when she has a bowel movement.  Is this something serious?

See a GI doctor: This does not sound normal, but without seeing it and obtaining a full history and exam it is impossible to guess at what this may be. Please have her see someone soon. ...Read more

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I have a "growth" that kind of dangles from my right tonsils. throat has felt tender a few days the thing moves if i touch it with a cotton swab.

I have a "growth" that kind of dangles from my right tonsils.  throat has felt tender a few days  the thing moves if i touch it with a cotton swab.

Papilloma of pharynx: You may have a papilloma, a benign growth on mucosa. You should seek the attention of an otolaryngologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is that in my 91 yearold dads urine that looks like cotton?

What is that in my 91 yearold dads  urine that looks like cotton?

Sediment: Most likely sediment which precipitates out of urine in those who don't empty completely when voiding. This would be fairly common in a 91y/o due to prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Don't recommend it.: I don't know for certain what an ordinary cotton line would be, but I do know that dental floss is made to not leave fibers behind as you use it. Floss is the best thing, therefore, to use. ...Read more

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Why do I experience great discomfort and pain during my internal exams, even the cotton swab feels like a pointed skewer?

Why do I experience great discomfort and pain during my internal exams, even the cotton swab feels like a pointed skewer?

Vaginismus: involuntary vaginal spasm and pain, may be structural or psychological. Mention this to your GYN. Procedure are available to help and certain lubricants will make you more comfortable. Question?- do you experience pain during sexual intercourse or oral sex/penetration? ...Read more

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After getting a shot, can we scrub the area with cotton?

After getting a shot, can we scrub the area with cotton?

It is not: necessary to scrub the area with anything. Just wash with soap and water. Scrubbing will just cause irritation. ...Read more

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Where do I find cotton root bark? What is it used for in medicine?

Ask a pro: Cotton root bark (from the cotton plant) has several folk uses. There have been some clinical studies but not a lot, and I cannot find out how good the quality of the studies are for the ones that have been done. For a description of what it is purported to do see this page: Gossypium hirsutumhttp://www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cotton-root-bark ...Read more

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Is cotton better for athletes in the heat?

Is cotton better for athletes in the heat?

No: There are new blends that pull the moisture away from the skin and these seem to be better. ...Read more

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What is cotton fever?

What is cotton fever?

Related to IV drugs: Cotton fever is associated with IV drug use especially heroin. It relates to the use of cotton to filter the drug. It is caused by a bacteria that is found in the cotton. It usually resolves without therapy. ...Read more

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What is cotton fever?

What is cotton fever?

Cotton Fever: Cotton fever can occur after illicit drug injection with symptoms of fever, rapid heart rate, headache, shortness of breath, nausea ; chills. It is associated with a bacteria called pantoea agglomerans. ...Read more

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How possible is it to be allergic to cotton? What are symptoms if so?

How possible is it to be allergic to cotton?  What are symptoms if so?

Possible.: One may be allergic to just about anything. Symptoms would be the same as with any other allergy - skin rash on exposed areas. If the cotton fibers were aerosolized one could have itchy, watery, red eyes and watery, sneezing nose. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cotton that is placed in bottles of pain relievers?

What is the purpose of the cotton that is placed in bottles of pain relievers?

To make you happy: When i asked around by this i was given several reasons. The ones that made most sense to me were:
1) prevent pill breakage when shaken
2) it makes the customer happy because there is a nice clean fluffy white cotton ball - that way you know it is a fresh bottle and not used. ...Read more

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Is wearing a thick cotton winter shirt in the summer harmful for the skin or body?

Is wearing a thick cotton winter shirt in the summer harmful for the skin or body?

Not: Harmful. Just may be a bit warm. Question is why are you wearing a heavy shirt in summer. ? Are you always cold. See your doctor. Maybe some different tests could help you feel better ...Read more

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Why do medicine bottles have cotton & paper in there? R they supposed to be fresh to be effective?

Why do medicine bottles have cotton & paper in there?  R they supposed to be fresh to be effective?

Protection: They protect the pills from breakage. The label will have an expiration date for the medication. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a discoloration and a 2yr long itchy area also has stingy sperm like cotton what is this?

My boyfriend has a  discoloration and a 2yr long itchy area also has stingy sperm like cotton what is this?

Hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) causes skin darkening and discoloration that show up as spots, or as large patches on a person's body. This is because cells that normally produce brown pigment evenly across your skin go into overdrive and produce too much melanin. This happens because of an inflammatory reaction in, or to an injury to, the skin. ...Read more

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Im worrying about my 7 year old boy alot, silly things like him having accidents, choking on things I feel like im trying to wrap him in cotton wool?

Im worrying about my 7 year old boy alot, silly things like him having accidents, choking on things I feel like im trying to wrap him in cotton wool?

Concerned parent: You're being a loving, caring, concerned parent. [i'd use bubblewrap myself; then he can have fun popping the bubbles :-)] unless your concerns are preventing restful sleep or causing ulcers or panic attacks, i shouldn't worry. Being a good parent is full of worries such as those you described & more. Be concerned but not overly protective. See comment. ...Read more