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Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have frostbite. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Keep warm: Frostbite is caused by overexposure to severe cold. Risk factors for getting frostbite include taking medicines called beta blockers, having diabetes or peripheral neuropthy. Prevention is the best way to avoid frostbite and that includes dressing properly whenever going out into cold conditions. Hand/foot warmers may be purchased inexpensively and are a great help. ...Read more
Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have cirrhosis. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have melanoma. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Avoid sun exposure: Melanomas mostly occur in skin exposed to sun and avoiding sun exposure will help. You may wish to conduct routine surveys of your skin, especially by a medical professional, including taking pictures of any and all pigmented lesions and monitoring the appearance and change in appearance of the lesions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have bipolar disorder. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Early treatment: It is important to recognize the mood swings early. Studies show that the more episodes you have the more frequent and the more severe the episodes become. Talk to a psychiatrist who can help you decide how prone to the illness you may be. Getting and staying on a mood stabilizer will dramatically effect your level of functioning and greatly diminish the severity and frequency of episodes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Developmental: Brain aneurysms are developmental abnormalities, occurring at the branches of brain arteries, where the internal elastic membrane is absent. Their development is not under our control, but the one thing we can do is to make sure we keep out blood pressure in appropriate range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sir/mam my mother is having breast abscess.We first operated it but now the abscess is growing again on breast and hand?
Need eval & good tx: Firstly, make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Secondly, if abscess is large enough- incision and drainage may be required to remove the puss. Culture and sensitivity should be done to help antibiotic selection. She should receive a good regimen of antibiotic for a good period of time. Later, when the culture is back- antibiotic type can be adjusted accordingly. A good wound care is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i have a spot on my palm that i first discovered two months ago and i recently noticed its growing i have pictures if u need them
Interesting: Unfortunately this public HT site has no capacity for us to view uploads. The subscription site HT Prime has some of those features but this ones does not. If you can start over & describe it better with size/shape/color/ etc. someone may be able to comment. Otherwise just have someone look at it locally. ...Read more
I injured my right middle finger first joint >18 months ago.There is a lump(cycst?) growing at joint. The lump covers 50% of joint Is surgery needed?
Depends: It really is based on what the "lump" is, whether or not it is causing symptoms, and what an exam of the rom and stability of the joint is. There certainly could be the possibility of removing it if it is causing symptoms or inhibiting your function of that finger. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Have you ever first hand seen organ "tissue death" that makes organs fail what caused this is this rare or common?
All the time.: Body parts wear out, especially if you don't take care of them. I've seen organs fail because of arterial blockages (heart, kidney), viral infections (liver, heart again), inflammatory conditions - usually auto-immune (pancreas, brain, kidney, lungs), alcohol / drugs (pancreas, liver, brain, heart), and other causes. Common or rare depends on your perspective. Most people don't live in a hospital ...Read more
Have you first hand ever seen organ tissue death so bad it caused the organs too fail if so what caused it and was this common?
Symmetric pain in elbows. First in right elbow as im right handed and now i'm started suffering pain in my left elbow too. What can be diagnosis?
COLD WATER: Rinse the burn under cold water for 10 - 15 minutes. If it's over a joint, blistered / peeling / open areas, or severe pain, get seen today. ...Read more
If too tall, see Dr.: If one did grow taller last year, there can be growth this year. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. There's not much a person can do that changes height. If a teen is too tall, his doctor (at his ANNUAL CHECK-UP) can see if there is anything to be worried about. ...Read more
It is possible: I have seen one case in an emergency room stint of a mountain climber doing glacial trekking, and he fell asleep with his privates over an ice protrusion and developed a freeze of the skin of his testicular sac. This qualifies as frostbite although little serious damage was done in this case. Frostbite is simply a freezing of the skin and deeper tissue under the right (wrong?) circumstances ...Read more
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