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No.: Hysterical e-mails to this effect have been circulating almost as long as e-mail has existed. The usual message is that harmful substances such as aluminum and parabens can be absorbed through the underarm skin. There is no credible evidence that any substance in deodorants or antiperspirants is absorbed in any amount significant enough to cause you harm. ...Read more
Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?
For some yes : For some children all of those things play a role in exacerbating symptoms and can be seen more frequently in a child who had many infections and antibiotics starting at a young age. Antibiotics kill the good as well as the bad bacteria in our guts and can disrupt the balance and lead to dysbiosis and inflammation which can be precursor for leaky gut and allergies. This is not specific to autism. ...Read more
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
Can enter either: Hiv can enter any mucosal surface, such as the inside of the mouth, vagina, urethra, anus, and even the eyes. Hiv-infected blood on intact skin does serve as a barrier of protection to prevent the entry of hiv. However, in the mucosal surfaces, it is much easier for HIV to cause infection, especially if there are microscopic cuts/lacerations or ulcers in these areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more
Probably not: The concern is that oral sex admits the virus through the tonsils or other head-and-neck lymphoid tissue. Epidemiology shows it's not very efficient; women just aren't getting it from women this way, and catching it from a man seems difficult. Safe stuff (barrier protection, monogamy with someone hiv-negative) is still by far your best choice. ...Read more
Lassa fever dangers: This disease is dangerous -and is transmitted by 'dust' or aerosols. Mice/rats contaminate food supplies and then you have the issue of what to do with the food that's contaminated. The best thing, I believe, would be to throw it all out, since you don't want to create dust or aerosols while cooking. It's infectious after all. Technically boiling temps kill the virus, but is it worth the risk? ...Read more
In an inguinal hernia, does the intestine enter through the processus vaginalis or can the abdominal contents enter the inguinal canal via some other way?
Both: Indirect inguinal hernia is through where the processus vaginalis was or is. Direct inguinal hernias come directly through the muscular floor of the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias come through the space next to the main blood vessels to the leg. Colelctively, this area is known as the myopectineal orifice. Thanks for asking! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Auto-inoculation: E coli is normal in our intestines; everyone has it. If in the throat, it usually gets there by auto-inocuation, i.e. someone's own hands from poor toilet hygiene, then touching the mouth or lips. Also more common in special circumstances, like being in the hospital, taking antibiotics, or immune suppression, e.g. by advanced cancer or other illnesses. ...Read more
agn askn! General que=why does HIV semen reach tonsil on perfrmn BJ? shouldnt it enter 2 oesophagus? does fud we eat enter stomach/tonsil? plz ans
Tonsils R in throat: Anything swallowed goes past the tonsils at back of throat, before it separates into airway & esophagus ...Read more
Swallowing: Greetings. The contraction actions of all the muscles involved in swallowing will propel the food into the throat. The hard and soft palate slant downward and the uvula causes the food to be directed into the hypo pharynx. So muscles and anatomy makes the food go down not up. ...Read more
Not likely.: While anything is possible in medicine, even this, it is unlikely. The vagina has an acidic environment the kills most bacteria so the uterus does not get infected. Having said this, urinary tract infections from e.Coli can result from sexual activity, and moreover, venereal diseases, like chlamydia certainly can get to the womb and cause pelvic iflammatory disease, and infect the baby. ...Read more
Not sure: Fungi can grow in almost any live substance, some of which would be classified as foods. You can see it on breads, fruit, cheese, etc. Fungi can also grow on and in people -- both living and dead. Some feel that candida (which is a fungus) grows more liberally when fed by sugary, high carbohydrate foods. Sorry if this does not answer your question in the manner you wish, but it's my best try. ...Read more
I have lost 75 pounds in 6 months and no entergy and no appetite and I stay on my monthly 3 weeks every month?
Im 44.Im on no meds other over-the-counter med for acid reflux.I hav no entergy, sleep a lot.And have ED problems.My apptite is slowley going away. And have long and short term memory loss, and depreson?
Male Menopause: This sounds like the metabolic syndrome: pre-diabetic, mildly overweight, lethargic, and most likely with low testosterone. You do not have to live with this at your young age...Not any more. A good men's health expert should be able to put all of this together and provide you with a comprehensive plan to get back to feeling normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your choice: If there is a question you would like to ask a doctor, use this space. There is a 150 character limit, so keep it brief and provide helpful details. How sick? How Long? Symptoms? Or any general medical question you may have. ...Read more
At first in sex am wet inside but as he try's to enter i feel dry is their something wrong with me ?
Nope!: You're normal. Just need some more foreplay perhaps. Some women do need extra help w/lubrication regardless of foreplay. If that's the case, try water-based lubricant. Popular brand name in states is KY altho http://www.Askmen.Com/dating/love_tip_150/188_love_tip.Html prefers others. Sorry but i don't know what's available on your side of the pond. Good luck! ps make him wear a condom each time. ...Read more
I don't feel good on the medications. I want to take it but it shouldn't enter my system. Can You help me with that?
?: What are you taking. Now your question is very vague. You need to see the prescribing doctor and discuss your feelings with your doctor ...Read more
My son is 29. He locks up himself in his room when his younger brother enters the house. Is this hatred or what. What should we do?
Are these your own facts or is this from the Wikipedia entry as the Wikipedia entry is the same and is looking for a source reference?
We can't cross-: reference your previous entry. So I don't now what your original question is or what the response was. The medical provider responding might have used Wikipedia as a resource. I tend not to use that as a reference because some of the information needs confirmation. ...Read more
I'm so scared of sex because of past times there's always pain when he first enters so I can't even get aroused anymore. I don't know what to do.
Please see answer: I would suggest an adequate foreplay before the intercourse ...Read more
Hole too small? I am 4' 8" my BF is 6' 1" and his member is 8" and quite girthy. It's very painful when he tries to enter me (even when wet). What do?
Painful sex: You have to take your time. Explain what is happening and ask your partner to go slowly. The vagina can stretch a lot (think about childbirth), but it's best if you go slowly, and use a lot of lube (KY Jelly, Astroglide, etc). If you are on top, you can control speed and depth better, so try that. Good luck! Don't forget the contraception. ...Read more
I go to store buy some groceries.As soon as I enter I forget what I came 4 .I open my phone to Google something I forget. what is wrong with my memory?
Many reasons: There can be many reasons for this, including attention disorder, cognitive dysfunction, drug use, alcohol abuse, etc. See your primary care physician for a complete review of your medical history and to undergo a physical exam. You might be referred to a neurologist or psychiatrist depending on the findings. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mildcognitiveimpairment.html ...Read more
They work as well...: They work as well as wearing a rubber band, a friendship bracelet, a lucky charm, or any other bracelet or item that makes the person feel better, stronger, more confident, more lucky, more prepared to meet the challenges of the day, etc... So, in that manner, they do work. Or, looking at it another way, they don't work at all. It all depends on the wearer's perception. ...Read more
Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, chronic sinus problems, caffeine withdrawal, chronic illness (such as anemia) or allergies can cause low energy. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin test?: I believe what you meant was "skin" test in allergy, we use the skin test to find out whether a person has acquired an antibody (called ige) against certain allergens often selected based on your geographic locale, history etc. A positive response would confirm the diagnosis in question. Indications for skin test include hay fever , itchy eyes, food allergies, and bronchial asthma. ...Read more
More energy: (1) Make sure you're getting 6-9 hours of sleep on a regular schedule. (2) Eat small frequent meals (every 3 hours or so) containing lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. (3) Supplement multi-vitamin and B complex. (4) Maintain a positive outlook towards life. (5) Get baseline blood testing done, if you have not to this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer