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Doctor insights on: Family Nudist Camps

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I have a remstar lite cpap machine, does anyone know how I can hook it up to a battery source so that I can take my family camping?

I have a remstar lite cpap machine, does anyone know how I can hook it up to a battery source so that I can take my family camping?

Try radioshack: There are some battery adapters and cigarette lighter adapters that work very well with most of the respironics machines like the remstar. You will need the universal brick to convert but I recommend taking it into a place that makes such adapters and trying them. Have fun camping! ...Read more

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Planning a 1-week family (5 y.O, 9 y.O) camping trip in colorado this july. Any vaccinations for the kids? Should I bring any vitamins or supplements?

Planning a 1-week family (5 y.O, 9 y.O) camping trip in colorado this july. Any vaccinations for the kids? Should I bring any vitamins or supplements?

My Colleagues: Drs maes and arcurro have this covered. But to emphasize, there are no extra vitamins or supplements available proven to help any health issues in this situation. ...Read more

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Is there a minimum age before a dental implant procedure can be performed? Out 14 year old son lost an eye tooth during a camping accident with some family friends, and they were not able to get to a dentist until it was too late to save the tooth. He rea

Is there a minimum age before a dental implant procedure can be performed? Out 14 year old son lost an eye tooth during a camping accident with some family friends, and they were not able to get to a dentist until it was too late to save the tooth. He rea

When growth stops: The short answer is yes! There is s minimum age, and it may be as early as eighteen, but I can not tell you the number. What determines the suitability of a young patient for implant placement in the mouth is time when they reach the end of their growth spurts. Girls are usually a little earlier that boys.

We used to talk a lot about taking x-rays of the wrists and making a determination about when the growth centers fuse, (epiphyseal fusion), but a more accurate determinant now is the lateral cephalogram. On of these x-rays taken at a time when your son's shoe size stop increasing, and then another 4 - 6 months later, and if superimposition show s complete overlap and now growth he will then be ready for the implant phase of treatment. Now in the mean time you want to maintain that space where the tooth is missing. I recommend either a removable partial flipper for a just a few years, or if the relationship between the upper and lower teeth permits you could bond a false tooth between the teeth on either side of the space. I hope this helps dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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Is camping safe anymore? So many horror stories

Camping: Camping is a wonderful activity for the whole family. The "horror stories" that you mention are blown way out of proportion because they get so much news coverage, but they are actually quite rare (no one reports the safe, uneventful camping trips). Safe camping requires that you do some homework. Know the natural hazards (waterfalls, caves, natural predators (bears, etc.) and know poison plants. ...Read more

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Must I send my child to camp with other gifted kids?

Must I send my child to camp with other gifted kids?

No: There is no reason you must do that. However, if your child would like to attend, and you can afford to do so, then it maybe a good idea. However, if you are sending your child, just to send them, then I would not do so. ...Read more

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Does it help to send a child to fat camp for his fatness?

Maybe or maybe not: You know, it won't help at all as my expertise says so. ...Read more

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What must I consider when choosing a science camp for my child?

See below:: What is the camp's philosophy-curriculum and developmental apporoach to the subject. What is the facilitiies/locale, personnel and format of the camp? Testimonials from others who participated? Cost for room and board? Eligiblility criteria? Age groups/coed? ...Read more

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Would camping out in the wilderness every once in a while be a good thing to do?

Why not?: Do you like the wilderness?
Do you like the outdoors?
Are you prepared to "rough it"?
Do you like camping?
Are you afraid of wild animals?
Do you have the right equipment?


These are questions you should ask yourself before you go camping. ...Read more

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I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?

I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?

Hematoma: You probably have a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) caused by the trauma. It will gradually dissipate over 2-3 weeks depending on the size of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wash face while camping?

What is the best way to wash face while camping?

Wipes: You can bring pre-moistened towelettes that are made for that purpose (or just bring kiddie wipes) if there is not a clean water source near by. ...Read more

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Am I more susceptible to giardiasis when camping?

Am I more susceptible to giardiasis when camping?

Depends on exposure: Animal contamination of lakes and ponds may make camping a riskier event than sitting at home. Access to purified water and proper boiling of your utensils can lower your risk if you use lake or well water for cleaning. Boiling your water for 10 minutes will illiminate the threat if you are unsure of the water. ...Read more

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What's the best breakfast you can eat if you have band camp?

Complex carbs.: For sustained energy through the morning of band camp, focus on complex carbohydrates and fiber. Foods like high fiber breakfast cereals, multi grain bread for toast and berries, will keep you going. A B complex vitamin will help your body use the carbohydrates efficiently. ...Read more

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Having trouble in summer camp. Will counselor tell my partnets?

Possibly: It sounds like you recognize that your behavior is beyond the norm. Consider the effect of your actions, mostly on others as this is the concern of counselors and camp officials. Observe your fellow campers who stay out of trouble, and try to find ways to have fun without bothering anyone and and probably your parents will not be informed with a reversal of the misbehavior. ...Read more

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What information must I give my childs camp director about his molluscum?

What information must I give my childs camp director about his molluscum?

See below: I would let the camp know that he has the molluscum. You can even google search for educational hand outs. But, they should know ahead of time. ...Read more

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What are the most common animal bites when camping?

What are the most common animal bites when camping?

Mosquitos.: By a landslide.

Of animals with teeth, probably raccoons - they are not shy about rummaging through peoples' belongings. ...Read more

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I sprained my shoulder, what should I do about camp'?

See a doctor: Be evaluated to make sure that it is safe to go to camp. You do not want to increase the injury while away from home and good medical care. ...Read more

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I need to know what is done in a cancer detection camp?

It varies: A full physical examination, including oral exam, is standard.

Then, if you have had vaginal bleeding, they do pap smears. If you have had a chronic cough, they do a chest x-ray or send you for ct scan.

You get a mammogram if indicated and possibly a psa test. ...Read more

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How can I help my child avoid a mid-morning energy crash at camp?

How can I help my child avoid a mid-morning energy crash at camp?

Watch the carbs: Starting the morning with simple carbs sweet cereals, bagels, pancakes and syrup etc raise Insulin levels and later cause low blood sugar. ...The crash. Complex carbs like oatmeal grains, lean meat/protein, eggs cheeses are great. If there must be sugar always eat a protein, lean meat etc so the low blood sugar later does not go as low to avoid the crash. ...Read more

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Will camping and making smores every day hinder my ability to lose weight as well?

Will camping and making smores every day hinder my ability to lose weight as well?

Funny!: If your camping activities (hiking, collecting wood, making fires, carrying water, rock climbing, playing ring toss, etc.) offset the 242 calories in each s'more you eat, you'll be ok. Keep majoring in activity and minoring in eating and you'll be ahead of the curve. ...Read more

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I am so excited to be going to church camp that I can't even sleep. Does anyone have any tips to help me?

I agree w Dr. Ali.: 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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I got bitten on my thigh by an insect yesterday when I was camping, and now the area feels very firm, what is this?

I got bitten on my thigh by an insect yesterday when I was camping, and now the area feels very firm, what is this?

Allergic reaction: Probable reaction to the venom of the insect. Take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec, apply a hydrocortisone cream 3Xs a day and cold compresses periodically for short periods until the swelling and redness goes down. These bites can sometimes get infected so watch for a whitehead developing and if it does, you will probably need an antibiotic. Witch Hazel applied to the bite helps itching ...Read more

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I have never had more than a few pimpals. But I have suddenly broke out all over my face, after camp. I'm not sure how to approach this.

I have never had more than a few pimpals. But I have suddenly broke out all over my face, after camp. I'm not sure how to approach this.

PIMPLES AFTER CAMP: DID YOU EAT A LOT OF 'SMORES?
A LOT OF NUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER?
CHOCOLATE?
WERE YOU ABLE TO WASH YOUR FACE 2 OR 3 TIMES DAILY?
YOU APPROACH IT BY VISITING A DERMATOLOGIST!
AND SOON! ...Read more

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On a camping trip, my son´s GH is stored at 50F instead of 40F. Can he still use it? How fast does GH lose its potency if stored a few degrees above?

On a camping trip, my son´s GH is stored at 50F instead of 40F. Can he still use it? How fast does GH lose its potency if stored a few degrees above?

OK if. ..: If the period of time it was out of ideal temp was less than 72 hours, it will be fine as long as the temperature was as you indicated. If it was at all much warmer, this window closes quickly. ...Read more

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Last day najla came back from camping with a hot dark red face burned from the sun like someone burned it with real fire the skin is burned whattod?

Last day najla came back from camping with a hot dark red face burned from the sun like someone burned it with real fire the skin is burned whattod?

Red & blistered?: Sounds like sunburn. If blisters, then she has 2nd degree burn. Even without blisters, it can be painful, as you know. Use cool compresses. You may find topical Aloe/benzocaine combination to be a soothing option. If this is not helping or child is not improving, then seek clinical advice. Hope that helps.
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