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How Can I Keep From Choking If I Lose A Piece Of Mouthguard
What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more
I have had a flipper tooth for many years and there is food stuck on the plastic part, i can't get it off no matter how hard i try. How can i?
I don't have access to a night guard and I have a jaw clenching problem. What can I use in the mean time to stop myself from clenching so much?
Relaxation technique: If night clenching-try to do some type of relaxation prior to going to bed as night time teeth clenching is often(but not always) a subconscious release of daily tension and stress). Try not to do work, or read an intense story or even watch the news before going to bed because that additional stress can set off your clenching episodes. Also, see a dentist for a custom made mouth guard ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A piece of glass cut the middle of my tongue while eating food. What else should I do? I used ice to stop the bleeding. Do I need a Dr. or RX?
Glass injury: Superficial cuts to the tongue generally heal quickly, with no intervention required. You can rinse mouth with water after eating to loosen debris. One risk of glass injury is a shard of glass remaining in the wound. This can be identified with XRAY, however the tongue is highly sensitive and I suspect you would notice it. Given bleeding has stopped, no further action required. See Dr if problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of Plastic off an icee wrapper trying to make a small whole what will happen Iam suppose to have a bypass in 3?
See a podiatrist: See a podiatrist. Unless it is very superficial and you can easily grab it with a tweezer, otherwise let a podiatrist do it. ...Read more
I have a hole in the roof of my mouth. I have a Denture piece so I can eat, drink and talk is there any surgery or something more permanent I can do t?
How do I clean my bruxism nightguard? I have the hardest material because I chew the soft ones flat.
Can I soak it? In what? How long?
Can you tell me if i cut down 200 calories a day, will i lose a reasonable amount of weight in like a year or so?
Not diet alone: Weight reduction is not based on calories reduction alone. It needs input from diet change - most esteemed healthy diet based on science is Mediterranean or Metabolic syndrome diet) This is to avoid processed foods . Eating in moderation where you are not feeling full would be best way to minimize overeating. You will also need to combine muscle building activity with cardiovascular activities. ...Read more
I have GERD which makes it hard to eat how I used to. Its been a year and a half and I've lost weight. How can I put/keep weight on in a health manner?
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Check w/your doctor about how much would be your optimal weight. He/she may suggest a food plan. Include lots of protein. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I am likely to make moving my bowels difficult if i eat 12 pieces of chewing gums at a time?
No: It makes no difference. If you use gum with artificial sweetner, you might have loose bowels. ...Read more
Stay active: Car accidents vary greatly in severity, so there is no way to totally prevent soreness in every person. If you are having severe pain and it was a major accident go to the er. If not or you were already checked in the er, try to resume regular activity as much as possible. Gentle stretching and low impact aerobic exercise like walking and swimming can help you recover. See your primary if problem. ...Read more
I'm 5'7" & 107lbs(48.5kg/170cm) How can I gain healthy weight? And how can I get people to stop asking if I have a problem when full from a kids meal?
Full consultation: I suggest you consult a physician on Health Tap or your personal physician. There are many factors to be considered including what, when, how, and how much you are eating. You may need blood tests and a full physical examination. As far as other people go, you can't control what other people say or think. You can only express your feelings and needs, make a request, and then choose how you respond ...Read more
Occupational therapy: It would help to work with an occupational therapist to develop and practice methods for dealing with challenges like this. http://www.aota.org/consumers.aspx as your doctor for referrals. These therapists are expert in developing creative solutions for managing daily lifestyle problems. They can help you with not just the getting into & out of car dilemma, but much more also. ...Read more
I am a diabetic and i need someone to tell me how much and what to eat on a daily basis i can not get the hang of it something like a menu ?
Not on the internet: There is no way to give you all the quality dietary information you need to be able to live the rest of your life with diabetes - just on the internet. Have your physician set you up with a good registered dietitian to answer all your dietary questions. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more
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