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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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I have a severe itch that just started occurring. It worsens when I lay down and lessens when I stand up. It occurs from head to toe and i can't sleep?

I have a severe itch that just started occurring. It worsens when I lay down and lessens when I stand up. It occurs from head to toe and i can't sleep?

Dry skin?: it could be allergy,or dry skin. the confusion part is the change between sitting and standing? my advice apply skin lotion before going to bed,and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg at bed time and see if that will make it go away. ...Read more

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I feel a shockwave shooting sensation from my head to my toes, what could this be?

I feel a shockwave shooting sensation from my head to my toes, what could this be?

Perhaps spinal cord: You may be describing l'hermitte's sign (named for a neurologist). It is a shock running from the neck into the rest of the body. It can be seen in multiple sclerosis and various spinal cord problems. I suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Babies: babies have poor temperature regulation and cn feel cool ...Read more

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I have on and off itching from head to toe. What could be the cause?

I have on and off itching from head to toe. What could be the cause?

Pruritus: It could be a side effect of a medicine your taking or an allergic reaction to something else. Did you recently begin taking Niacin as a supplement? That will do it as well ...Read more

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Can you tell me what causes on and off itching from head to toe. why?

Can you tell me what causes on and off itching from head to toe. why?

Could be allergeis: Could be allergies, possible blood abnormality. So see a doctor for blood work and evaluation and possible cause. ...Read more

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Very suddenly I hurt to the touch from head to toe, felt fine all day, noticed when showering, hurt to scrub hair! Progressively getting worse?

Very suddenly I hurt to the touch from head to toe, felt fine all day, noticed when showering, hurt to scrub hair! Progressively getting worse?

Needs evaluation : Thanks for your question! I think you need to be seen by your doc so they can go through your history and examine you! ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more