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Face Feels Like Putty
Why does Metamucil make me stool kind of "stringy like"at times. Kind of strings together , i thought this would "soften" not be like icky silly putty?
Stringy stool: Stringy stool is a symptom with many causes, benign and not so benign. Metamucil itself doesn't usually cause stringy stool, but it may have unmasked this symptom. If it is pencil like and persists more than two weeks it may be a sign of luminal (phenobarbital) obstruction. Flat ribbon like stools can be seen in irritable bowel syndrome. If it persists, it should be evaluated further by your doctor. ...Read more
Not sure: Why would silly putty make your hands hurt? Might try just stopping the silly putty and see what happens. ...Read more
My rehab chart says to aaron, pres, heat and stretch, reverse putty scraping. Could you explain layman terms?
Hmm: Knowingthe problem under treatment would help clarify.I can try to interpret some of it. Aarom is probably active and/or assisted range of motion. Not sure of pres. Heat and stretch basically is telling the therapist to heat the joint/muscle/ligamemts or tendons in question then stretch them. Reverse putty scraping? That is a new one to me. Do ask your therapist if you are interested. ...Read more
It's not a suntan, my skin is rubbing off so much in diff places that when I collect it in my hand it looks like thick putty- jaundice or vit defi ?
Confused?: Your statement is the very definition of when one needs to see a physician and not be searching on the internet. Please sign off of the internet and go see a Dermatologist or your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
No----but: Hair is not like a plant. Nutrition of hair is only from its blood supply. "fortified fruit" is meaningless nonsense. A 20 yr old man with thinning hair is very common, related to genetics & hormones. See a dermatologist, bringing all meds, vitamins, supplements, & hair products. ...Read more
Gum graft done 10 days ago. Putty material in roof of mouth moves around when I eat, but won't come out. I don't want to swallow it, what can I do?
Call ur periodontist: The periodontal packing is locked between your teeth and may be moving around a bit after ten days. You say that it won't come out, so the chances of swallowing it are very, very slim. Get in touch with your periodontist and see him/her soon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Head feeling odd?: Please send another question to healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you mean that you feel too much blood going to your head, or do you feel light-headed as if not enough blood is getting up there (may occur with a bit of dizziness and the vision graying out and then coming back)? New illnesses with fevers often cause such head sensations. Send us another question! thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I really don't know.: It is one thing if it feels like something is crawling on your skin or just under the skin. But your description implies something deeper. I wouldn't feel comfortable guessing about the cause. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Overthinking: In chinese medicine, when your head feels like it's working overtime, we call it "over-thinking." some of this comes from the huge amount of information we deal with daily in our digital age and it may also be from your biochemistry. Check with a clinical psychologist to learn some stress management techniques. There's lots of reason to hope. ...Read more
Soft spot: Spot spot on scalp may represent a wen. Consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
See a doctor: Need far more info and an exam to arrive at any reasonable conclusions. ...Read more
Head pressure: Pressure there on bending forward can be due to mild strain/inflammation of the musculature or ligaments in your neck which attach to the occiput(back of your skull). If that's the only time you experience the symptom and you have good range of motion of your neck, it doesn't appear to be a serious issue like a bulging disk or arthritic spur. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more
Tinnitis: What you're describing is ringing in the ears or Tinnitis. A new found cause for this is jaw clenching and bruxism or night grinding of teeth. The TMJ or jaw joint is right in front of the ear and when inflamed can cause probs like this. See your dentist or physician to get started on the right track to help. There are meds to help too. : ) ...Read more
Face numbness: Is it just on one side or all over the face? How often you get this and when? Could u describe the symptom a little bit more? ...Read more
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