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Older daughter likes drs/dentists who are nice with pretty offices younger one wants smart ones experienced with elders. Which is right for me at 90?

Older daughter likes drs/dentists who are nice with pretty offices younger one wants smart ones experienced with elders. Which is right for me at 90?

Age40-65: Drs dental or medical are human beings. No body is perfect all the time. Beauty is not necessarily associated with wisdom or viceversa. There are professionals that are more experienced in certain diseases or more experienced in certain procedures even inside of each specialist. My bias is that medical professionals age 40- 65 are at the top of their carrees. ...Read more

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Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?

Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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New carseat rec are rear-facing longer. My kids seats can rear-face til 45lbs- my kids weigh 36 but are 6&4. What is reasonable for micro-preemies?

New carseat rec are rear-facing longer. My kids seats can rear-face til 45lbs- my kids weigh 36 but are 6&4. What is reasonable for micro-preemies?

Question unclear: If your 6 & 4 yo were micro-premies , it never hurts them to be rear facing if the seat is so designed. Protection from the forward head snap & spinal cord stretch is the primary reason for this recommendation. You can see an interesting video at www.Joelsjourney.Com reflecting the neck injury of a 35 lb boy who was forward facing. If you have new micro-premies, a car bed may be in order. ...Read more

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Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Is glow in the dark stickers bad for small children's eyes?, i intend to install them on the ceiling of children's room, my kids are 18 m and 5 yr.

Not a problem: The light intensity is very low from these and should pose no problem unless you make them so entertaining that they stay awake longer than you had hoped. ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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Why do lots of my boomer friends look a lot heavier than their parents did at their age? Food? Exercise? Other?

Why do lots of my boomer friends look a lot heavier than their parents did at their age? Food? Exercise? Other?

Many reasons.: Thanks to vaccines & antibiotics, baby boomers are living longer & perhaps healthier with less infectious disease/illnesses. Chronic disease are developing later in age. Quality of life is much improved-less disability. Perhaps we should indeed thank medical technology and improve nutrition/public health initiatives (less tobacco use). Unfortunately, statistics reveal more obesity/sedentary ways. ...Read more

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Some people i work out with are 20 years older yet don't seem old. Most are retired faculty who go each am to fitness class. Which factors count most?

Some people i work out with are 20 years older yet don't seem old. Most are retired faculty who go each am to fitness class. Which factors count most?

The current state of health: Living a lifestyle of correct eating taking care of yourself by seeing your doctor regularly as well as exercising rarely over lifetime can help you appear healthier than others regardless of patients at her initiatives in her 70s it can actually outperformed many patients after anciently because they've been living a good lifestyle for many years this is what we encourage proper eating regular exercise. ...Read more

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I suffer from dust mite allergy for like 5 years. I'm doing immunotherapy shots for 3 years, and no substantial good results.And drugs don't work.Why?

I suffer from dust mite allergy for like 5 years.  I'm doing immunotherapy shots for 3 years, and no substantial good results.And drugs don't work.Why?

Ask the allergist: Too many variables to answer this. Your diagnosis or shots could be wrong. You should ask the allergist or physician who is prescribing the shots and if you cannot get a satisfactory answer consider a second opinion with another allergist. Look for allergists certified by the american board of allergy and immunology. A good source is the website of the am academy of allergy: aaaai.Org. ...Read more

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Ive read solvents like glue r harmless recreation items if WE INHALE VAPOURS we get high.As a Doc,would u recommend solvents for recreation for teens?

Ive read solvents like glue r harmless recreation items if WE INHALE VAPOURS we get high.As a Doc,would u recommend solvents for recreation for teens?

Silly myth: The popularity of huffing is based on the high & lack of an easy "drug test" that would get you found out. However, part of the high you would experience is dramatic evidence that the vapors are affecting your brain cells,actually injuring & killing them, and they don't grow back.There are other toxic effects, but this is the main one.Do this and you eventually end up so retarded you won't care ...Read more

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Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies!i`m a young chef, last year at this time ;developed a nasty food allergy.Went for testing all negative. I can`t diarize, food consumption, because i work with all types of food!?

Food allergies: In adults, a majority of food adversities are not allergies but are termed food intolerances. Standard allergy testing is confusing. Work with an allergist to analyze and carefully investigate things. Consider a leap test. ...Read more

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How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?

How to feed 6 month old baby with homemade solids outside? For instance with rice&banana/apple? How to save food fresh for 4/5 hours outside?

Bananas: Bananas are to easiest solid food to use outside. Keep a ripe banana in the peel until time for eating. Use the back of a spoon to mash the banana and voila you have a solid food snack. Other homemade solids need to be kept refrigerated on ice while not serving. ...Read more

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Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Yes: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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What treatments keep sinus issues from backing up into ears? Am an adult, year-round hearing problems + Allergies all year. Nasal sprays don't work.

What treatments keep sinus issues from backing up into ears? Am an adult, year-round hearing problems + Allergies all year. Nasal sprays don't work.

Well : Sinus irrigation is still the most important learn proper technique with noal saline using a proper sprayer. Netty. Pots only clean the nose and do not keep the eustacian tubes clear . Spray with compounded budesonide is often quite useful . Find a patient ENT and staff willing to work with you and not just write scripts . Technique is important ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Hi, 
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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I cant find new footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet and hands. my old sneakers and shoes are fine. any ideas?

I cant find new footwear that doesn't give me hives on my feet and hands.  my old sneakers and shoes are fine. any ideas?

Rash v hives: I suspect your problem is from a rash (which lasts more than a day) vs hives (which subsides in a few hours). It appears that you are allergic to certain material in the new footwear. You may consult a derm or allergist to patch test you to shoe materials to find out the culprit. It is unusual to get rash on your hands from the shoes Any recent contact with poison oak/ivy? ...Read more

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I have an 18 months old daughter who has a brown spot on the palm of her hand next her thumb. It was not their at birth and I'm concern about it. Do you have any idea what may be the cause?

I have an 18 months old daughter who has a brown spot on the palm of her hand next her thumb. It was not their at birth and I'm concern about it. Do you have any idea what may be the cause?

Brown dot : It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, it is best if you show it to to her pediatrician during the next well visit. Unless it is getting bigger then call sooner. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

I'm a 29 year old woman with Graves Disease, lately I have been experiencing stiffness and joint pain, moreso in my knees, ankles, and hands. Idea?

Graves disease: I presume you are taking medicine to control your thyroid or you have had the thyroid treated with radioactive iodine. I do not relate the symptoms you are expressing to Grave's disease. You must quickly arrange to see your doctor ASAP. If things are really that bad I would go the nearest Emergency room today and find out what is wrong. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?

My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand.  Mild tremors, muscle atrophy.  Ideas?

Don't delay: Those symptoms generally suggest a neuromuscular problem (with myriad possible causes/diagnoses) and should be evaluated right away. See your pediatrician, who can examine your son and who will likely refer for a consultation with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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My 29 yr old friend that's a girl has pain in the inside area under her left thumb. It's a sharp pain that feels better when it's rubbed. Any ideas?

My 29 yr old friend that's a girl has pain in the inside area under her left thumb. It's a sharp pain that feels better when it's rubbed. Any ideas?

CMC Synovitis: As a hand surgeon i can tell you i see more patients with basilar thumb problems than carpal tunnel these days. The joint is inherently not very stable and young females can develop really painful instability of this joint. The concern long term of course is development of arthritis so i would definitely get this checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My 7 month old grandson has "thumb tack" size (diameter) bump/lesion on the side of his scalp. Not compressible. Not seemingly painful. Any ideas ?

My 7 month old grandson has "thumb tack" size (diameter) bump/lesion on the side of his scalp. Not compressible. Not seemingly painful. Any ideas ?

Many possibilities: If brown, probably a birthmark. If red, probably an angioma (also a birthmark). If flesh-colored, probably a mole, or any of several benign skin tumors. There is really no way to narrow it down further than that without physically looking at it, so have your doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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My 4 year old developed a small pea sized bump on his index finger. I tried poking it with a pin but it was just pure skin. He says it does not hurt. Also he could not feel when I poked it. Do you have any idea what it could be and what I can io n do to m

My 4 year old developed a small pea sized bump on his index finger. I tried poking it with a pin but it was just pure skin. He says it does not hurt. Also he could not feel when I poked it. Do you have any idea what it could be and what I can io n do to m

Without a photo...: hard to say. Posting a photo could help with the diagnosis. Also, how long has it been there? Any other bumps anywhere on him or on anyone else? Sounds like it could be a simple wart, especially since you say it's "pure skin." Unfortunately, there's not proven treatment for warts; most go away on their own over time. If it persists, looks infected (red, warm, painful), then go see your doc. ...Read more

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I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

Varies: Causes include medications, familial tremor (at your age, much less likely to be other non-familial. ) Depakote is a common cause. Anxiety can, too. ...Read more

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My hands keep getting pins n needles in them any ideas?

My hands keep getting pins n needles in them any ideas?

Hyperventilation: The bilateral nature of symptoms makes cervical spine entrapment neuropathy unlikely. Some medicines could cause the symptoms.If symptoms persist a neurology evaluation and EMG is in order. ...Read more

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For the past two wks, the top of both hands wake me up at night in horrific pain. Ideas? Seemed to have started once i started pt for neck issues.

For the past two wks, the top of both hands wake me up at night in horrific pain.  Ideas? Seemed to have started once i started pt for neck  issues.

Nerve impingement: You should tell your therapist and doctor about these symptoms. Also your pillow may be placing your neck in a position at night that exacerbates the problem. Make sure your pillow is providing enough support to keep your head in a neutral position. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Is it a good idea to get surgery on my hand or let it heal by itself?

Let it heal: Without knowing what thew problem is, it is always better to see if your body can heal itself rather than jump to surgery for most overuse problems. ...Read more

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I woke up this morinng and found my hands swollen. 20 yo male. Any ideas?

I woke up this morinng and found my hands swollen. 20 yo male. Any ideas?

Not Sure: Hard to say what is going on. If you had no symptoms when you went to bed, but awoke with swelling, i would be concerned. You can try ice and elevation along with ibuprofen. Things like a lot of salt intake, or overuse could cause this type of problem, but if it persists, get it checked out to rule out arthritis. ...Read more

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Any ideas why (hand) sanitizer have an expiration date?

Any ideas why (hand) sanitizer have an expiration date?

Rubbing acetone: Rubbing alcohol turns into acetone over time, usually becoming ineffective after about two years from manufacture. hand sanitizer has a high concentration of alcohol. ...Read more

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My daughter has bliusters on the palm of her hand that look infected but keep poopin ujp, any ideas?

My daughter has bliusters on the palm of her hand that look infected but keep poopin ujp, any ideas?

Microscopy: The best way to know what this is, is to get a sample of the blister and fluid and examine this under a microscope. Also culture both and view with gram staining, if it's a bacterial problem. There are other infectious and immunologic problems that are best evaluated by a skin specialist, or dermatologist, or possibly an allergist ...Read more

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My hand hurts sometimes. Like its cramped (bones hurt). Any ideas what it is?

Diabetes?: Retinopathy, 44, -hmmm suspicious for DM type II. c Check yourH A1c and urine. If there is numbness in the hand consider Carpal Tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel entrapment. If there is actual cramping, rebreathe in a paper bag or newest idea--eat something very spicy. Finally, if the pain has a pattern other than your entire hand, you may have neck problem. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in my hands, feet and legs. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Pain and numbness in my hands, feet and legs. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Many possible causes: There are many potential causes for symmetric numbness in the hands and feet. Metabolic disorders like diabetes, neurological disorders, including spinal disorders and even masses compressing the spine can cause numbness. Sometimes circulatory problems can cause numbness in the hands and feet. If the numbness is chronic and unremitting it is best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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