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Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more

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How might hand washing affect our family's health at home?

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How might hand washing affect our family's health at home?

Decr infxn rate: Hand washing, regardless of whether at the hospital or at home, has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of disease transmission. This means lower infection rates, whether hospitalized or not. Check out following 3 links: http://www.Cdc.Gov/handwashing/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/handwashing/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hand-washing/hq00407. ...Read more

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Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Usually a splint: Initial conservative care for cts is a wrist splint. I would advise an evaluation by a hand surgeon . If you are having continuous symptoms of numbness and tingling you need to seed a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Do schizophrenia & multiple personality disorder go hand in hand?

Do schizophrenia & multiple personality disorder go hand in hand?

No: They are two different disorders. Perhaps you are thinking that the possible hallucinations that come with certain types of schizophrenia are different "personalities?" multiple personality disorder (dissociative identity disorder) is very rarely diagnosed and has quite a bit more to it than different behaviors. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Is clinical dental hygiene or dental assistant a good career path?

Is clinical dental hygiene or dental assistant a good career path?

Yes, but ...: I am biased. Just like any career paths, you have to make sure it is what you enjoy doing. Usually we work 4 days/wk, so you will enjoy 3 days off. Dental hygienists will make more $, but they require more training. I would recommend observing or shadowing in dental offices before deciding on a career path. ...Read more

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Suggest some hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Suggest some  hand excises for remedial hand palsy in wrist and fingers?

Six pack hand : Six pack hand exercises are easy to look up online. Just search and you'll find many diagrams. It's easy to find these online ...Read more

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Found counsellor with yrs of exp. Working with adhd. He offers diagnosis using standard psych tools/family questionaire etc. Will his diagnosis have weight with dr?

Found counsellor with yrs of exp. Working with adhd. He offers diagnosis using standard psych tools/family questionaire etc. Will his diagnosis have weight with dr?

ADHD: The eval sounds fairly standard. If DX adhd i might suggest considering neuroptimal neurofeedback before meds. Ped assns recommend it as a first line modality. You can contact zengar.Com to find neurofeedback trainer in your area or arrange for a home training unit. ...Read more

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Is flossing really important in dental hygeine?

Is flossing really important in dental hygeine?

Yes: Flossing well daily takes only minutes and is the only way to remove the invisible bacterial film (plaque) that is responsible for tooth decay between teeth and gum disease. There is no other disease which affects over 90% of the population, but which is largely preventable for less than $10 per year, but that is the case for gum disease and many patients just don't want to accept that fact. ...Read more

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Hand washing vs hand sanitizer? Which is better when done performing blood draws! would hand sanitizer prevent me from getting infected?

Hand washing vs hand sanitizer? Which is better when done performing blood draws! would hand sanitizer prevent me from getting infected?

Both work.: It's my understanding that hand washing and hand sanitizer are both good; certainly they are far better than not washing hands. If you are drawing blood, wear gloves. Don't re-cap needles, because you really can get stuck. If you should have a needle stick injury where you are in contact with a patient's blood, call your supervisor, the nursing supervisor, or the employee health department. ...Read more

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Is the tongue scraper an important tool for oral hygiene?

Is the tongue scraper an important tool for oral hygiene?

It can help: But brushing, flossing, and regular dental hygiene visits are even more important. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

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What are some tips on overcoming hand washing ocd?

Exposure: Exposure therapy is a form of behavior therapy that involves systematically facing your fears in a planned way. Set up a plan to start exposing yourself to the fear without washing and change the way you think about it. ...Read more

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Oral hygiene - which is most important: brushing teeth, flossing, or brushing the tongue?

All: Brushing removes plaque from your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease. Flossing aids in removing plaque between your teeth preventing gum disease. Brushing your tongue improves home care by removing sulfer producing bacteria implicating in causing bad breath. ...Read more

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Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?

Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?

OCD is one type of: an anxiety disorder. IF you have that it is very treatable. There are mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD. Although anti-depressants can play a role in treatment, please don't use them w/out good psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Is hand soap effective at removing germs to wash dishes?

Yes: Hand washing with use of a soap or detergent can be effective in removing germs. Also, alcohol based "hand sanitizers" can serve this purpose. ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more