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Dear Doctor, I am Faisal and I have my height problem in my life, my height is 5 ft 7 inches I want to increase my height 5ft to 10 inches to above.?
How old are you:
How old are you? 5, 7 is not bad that more than average height specially in your area
if you pass puberty the only way to increase your height to wear boots with higher heel
you can exercise and stay fit that might not increase your height but good muscle body will give the impression of a bigger body
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I'm currently majoring in pre-made, due to circumstances I did fail a few classes but retook them & passed. Any advice on med school admissions?
Very difficult: The competition to get into medical school is fierce. If the courses you failed were among the prime criteria such as organic chemistry and biology, then you have a tough road ahead of you. It will help if you have medical/ scientific extra curricular and summer activities. A favorable score on the MCAT test would also help. ...Read more
Cell overgrowth: The fancy terms are follicular hyperkeratinization and epithelial hyperproliferation. This medical jargon means that the cells lining the pores are growing too quickly and producing too much keratin which covers up the pores. Otc products like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can help combat this. My favorite prescription medication for blackheads is tazorac (tazarotene) gel/cream. ...Read more
A bit unsure: Of exactly what you mean. The major sign of facial redness is just that, redness in the face. If your questions is why does this happen when you exercise is related dilated capillaries (superficial small blood vessels). This is normal. The harder you work out, you'll likely see more redness. ...Read more
If you have mail order prescription will one more refill available 2 wk after the final refill by date can you get full or partial refill?
Rx: You would actually need to find out the policy for that mail order pharmacy. ...Read more
Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician (24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read more
See neurologist: Facial numbness can be caused by many items, including dental and jaw issues, viral involvement of cranial nerves, issues at base of brain. Might consult with your dentist initially but if no answer, a neurologist can certainly help. Facial numbness is not usually the presenting sign of ms>. ...Read more
I'm writing a book, in which the character is involved in a major car accident. What are procedures in the ambulance, and possible fatal injuries?
Liver laceration: Emergency medical personnel usually arrive at the scene, they may have to extricate the patient from the vehicle using power instruments to break through doors or cut out glass, apply a cervical collar and place the patient on a spinal board, perform CPR if necessary, apply a tourniquet around bleeding limbs, or start ivs and fluids. Fatal injuries include liver laceration or splenic rupture. ...Read more
Pills and topicals: The pills should not interfere with your gentle magic facial, but your skin could be more sensitive than usual. Please be careful. ...Read more
Have now missed 2 periods? Have a few symptoms nothing major. I tested a week ago but was negative. Partner had vasectomy 3 years ago. Could this fail
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
What do I need to know when choosing a good cream for facial wrinkles? I am overwhelmed by the great diversity of anti-wrinkle creams available online. Each of them promises to be the magic cure. What should I take into consideration when choosing the rig
Retinol: In general, the best results are regular use of a retinol. ...Read more
I hve done many tests, pain in all 18 tender points, my final diagnosis fibromyalgia. Can it be that I hve another condition makin me unable to write?
Yes: Have you consider a visit to a neurologist? ...Read more
The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?
Besides meds, prescription deoderants and botox, what other treatments for hyperhidrosis are out there? Facial, axillary are the main areas.
Heat ablation: There are several treatment options now available for excessive underarm sweating. Most of the new treatments are still "off label" meaning not fda approved for this purpose, but using energy based devices like ultrasound:ultherapy®, radio frequency:thermirf® and laser: precision tx, have shown to be very successful. ...Read more
Huge large marble size cyst on mid left cheek. Doctor wants to remove it but could it possibly hit my facial nerve and cause paralyzes?
Unlikely: All your questions regarding this cyst and the proposed surgery should be directed to the surgeon who is intimately aware of exactly where it is, what will be done and any likelihood of complications related to the surgery. It is your right to know as all patients should be fully informed regarding risks, etc. Your surgeon will be more than happy to discuss this with you prior to the surgery. ...Read more
Mri shows I have small fibroid on right submandibular gland. Is the surgery major? Does it damage my facial nerves? Better to do in india or u.s?
Yes, perhaps ENT: Major in that facial nerve could be injured. Scar on neck. Facial nerve injury rare but possible. There are very skilled surgeons in both US and India Make sure surgeon is board certified ENT doc. ...Read more
Esophagus biopsy taken distal and mid r/o EoE. Final diagnosis says reflux distal esophagus and active with rare intraepithelial eosinophils. Help?
Your biopsy is fine: You do not need to worry about your Biopsy report as it does not indicate anything significant. If you have symptoms of Acid Reflux (hear burn and frequent burps), you should take an antacid on a daily basis. You can choose between (Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid (Less expensive) or Prilosec which is more effective but may be slightly more costly. ...Read more
I have had facial flushing for the past 6 months. Gall bladder removed 1 week ago. Flushing still, pain in mid back. Palpitations. No carcinoid. Help?
Rheumatology: Go to see a rheumatologist he or she can sort it out for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Can facial peels help diminish my childhood scar? I have had a scar just under my left eye since I was twelve years old. Now in my mid-20s, I would like to diminish the look of this scar. I want to have facial peels because they are less invasive than oth
Sometimes: It depends on the scar. Seek a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Other "less invasive" options also exist, but the most important thing to consider is the likelihood of improvement. ...Read more
I have small patches of flaky skin on my facial area, specifically the hairy areas. Appears similar to dandruff. Areas affected include eyebrows, mustache, and it is starting to show ip in my goatee. Slight redness, mild itching, but no major inflammation
Sore/swelling in nose affecting facial symmetry, recurrent boils, major daily fatigue interfering with functioning.
Infection: Recurrent skin infections or boils in the nose may be due to staphylococcus colonizing this region and a course of effective antistaphylococcal antibiotic like dicloxacillin May be needed to permanently clear you of these recurrent infections. Infections of this area if the face are potentially very dangerous and must be taken seriously. ...Read more
What can cause facial tingling on both sides and tingling in shoulders and mid back? Can it be caused by stomach virus?
This is a neurological manifestation of some peripheral nerves irritation called peripheral neuropathy. The reasons can be multiple: heavy metals you may come in contact with, thyroid/parathyroid hormonal problems, diabetes, collagen diseases including le (lupus) and scleroderma. But it also can be just simple anxiety or as a preliminary symptom of possible shingles to come.
See ur md! ...Read more
I'm afraid of Sporadic Fatal Insomnia. I have had insomnia since mid July, and I've developed muscle spasms, stiff neck and panic attacks.
Very: Rare and if present are universally fatal. Do you have memory loss, difficulty ambulating, bizarre behavior. Express your concerns to your doctor. Sleep study may be helpful. Either way try live with less stress as worrying could lead to anxiety and cause insomnia which then feeds the anxiety ...Read more
Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches
Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
Had all tests neg & facial biopsy show seb derm but biopsy missed main rash. Possible to have seb derm as well as lupus? Fatigue, joint pain, rashes
Seborrhea vs Lupus: Have you been diagnosed with lupus? Certainly symptoms of joint pains, malar rash and fatigue can be due to lupus and the can be together. ...Read more
CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.
Eustachian tube dyfx: You are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more
Nerve damage, what should he do? My husband had the main nerve in his right arm removed because he suffered a near fatal gun shot wound to his chest. He has limited mobility in his right hand, as he can not write, tie his shoes, button a shirt and anythin
Nerve Repair: Your discription indicates an injury to the lower trunk of the brachial plexus which contributes to the ulnar nerve that controls the hand. The timing from the injury is key as the optimal time for nerve repair is within the first 4 months. Grafts can be placed across the nerve resection site. If it has been longer than 6 months, the potential for nerve regeneration with any technique is bleak. ...Read more
I pass out after eating. Major muscle weakness in limps and abdominal pain 5 to 10 minutes into eating with facial swelling pain difficulty swallowing.?
ER-now: Go directly to the ER-NOW! Your symptoms are suggestive of many serious issues. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS!! ...Read more
What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea
Hello.: Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read more
Cool discipline plan: 123 magic was created by thomas phelan to take out escalating ask, talk, persuade, convince, yell, threaten, (feel like hitting) syndrome parents feel when they are unable to get a child to do what is being asked of them. Pick up toys, get ready for school, stop whining, tantrums, teasing, etc. Method works with no excess talking and no emotion. Lots of positive portions too are built in. Lovely! ...Read more
Facial cost: It depends where you go, where you are and what kind of facial. If you are new york, ca, or a resort destination and go to a resort spa, a 50 min. Facial can cost up to $250. Go to a local luxury day spa or a dermatology office and spend $75-120. Go to a cheap place with no amenities or ambiance and spend $60-80. ...Read more
Facial fat is related to overall body fat. The only way to eliminate fat from the body is to metabolize it (burn it off) or to have it surgically removed (liposuction).
The appearance of a 'fat' face may be an indicator of another disorder (cushing's syndrome) if the overall body fat level is within normal limits. An md can evaluate this with lab tests. ...Read more
In most cases,:
You want to preserve facial fat - because we tend to lose it over time, and if you take it out now, it can accelerate the appearance of aging later. During facelifts, we try to keep it and reposition it to the best location.
Other than liposuction of the neck, it would be rare for me to recommend liposuction of the face itself. ...Read more