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Question of the week: Delores ibanez et al reported in allergy 59; 1127:2004 an association between latex from the poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) & asthma. In at least 1 patient skin testing was positive to latex from the poinsettia & natural rubber latex. Inhalation challenges with poinettia extract but not latex rubber triggered asthma. Poinettias & not xmas trees may be the cause of xmas time asthma attacks! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?
Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a C-section a week ago & if don't pump every 3 hours my boobs get extremely painful & hard. Is pumping the only way to prevent/stop this? I don't nurse because he wouldnt latch on. My nurse said my breasts were full
What did your doc sa: Say if u are not going to breast feed they should ahve told u that u need to get a tight breast binder and use ice packs and take Motrin and do not stimulate or pump your breasts as if u do your milk will keep coming in, your breasts will get hard for a few days and engorged then they will go down, there used to be meds u could take, but now there are none they should have told u that ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are they pregnancy symptoms or some kind of sickness ? I have been having diarrhea and i've been feeling sick . I don't feel like eating either i just take a few bites and then don't want to eat anymore. Is this normal ?
Symptoms : Symptoms of pregnancy can include: lack of a period, feeling tired, swollen and/or tender breasts, nausea, headaches, backaches and frequent urination. Diarrhea is not usually a symptom of pregnancy. If your diarrhea does not resolved, please see your doctor. Of course, if you have been sexually active without protection then you could become pregnant. ...Read more
Would my period change if I diet and exercise? I recently started a diet which includes juicing and I exercise as well. I also drink hot lemon water every morning. My period came 5 days earlier than usual is that normal?
I have a super sore throat. I had a white spot on the back of my throat where my tonsil used to be.( I got a tonsillectomy a few years back) Now the area has swollen up into a painful lump. I have an earache as well.
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decrease fat: In order to decrease fat you need to eat less (decrease your caloric intake) and increase your metabolism (exercise more). You will not be able to work on getting rid of the problem areas of fat until you get down closer to your ideal weight. The only other way to reduce fat would be surgically with liposuction or other similar cosmetic procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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