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How do you treat a 70 year old patient with digital clubbing?

Treat the cause: Treat the condition causing the clubbing. Clubbing is usually the sign of an ongoing medical process. ...Read more

Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more


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Doctors can you tell me how often should a 68 yr old man have a colon proceedure for internal checking?

Doctors can you tell me how often should a 68 yr old man have a colon proceedure for internal checking?

Every 5 years...: The average person aged 50 and over should have colonoscopy every 5 years to check for premalignant polyps/changes. If someone has a personal or a family history of colon cancer or a personal history of premalignant polps, then the screening interval may be shorter such as every 2 to 3 years. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Hello , i'm a waterpolo player 17 years old and my question is : can I use protein for a better fit body ? If yes what do you recommend me to use ?

Hello , i'm a waterpolo player 17 years old and my question is : can I use protein for a better fit body ? If yes what do you recommend me to use ?

Glad you asked!: Great sport! i love being in the pool or lake. Get enough protein, but no need to overdo it. More than 20 grams as a post-workout extra probably provides no benefit. Whey / soy powder is very cheap, but tofu & lean meat / fish are tastier. The real physical gains come from the exercise itself -- building muscle and trimming fat. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter ?

Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter ?

Supportive care..: There are no medicines that will shorten the duration of this disease (caused by a virus). Make sure that she does not get dehydrated during this time. Pain relief with Ibuprofen can help. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?

Yes: This is a virus infection, named for the commonly found spots on the periperal limbs and oral cavity. These are sometime confused with chickenpox, but commonly come from a different family of viruses called coxsackie a. (possibly also certain enteroviruses, too). So, anyone can get this virus by contact with infected individual. ...Read more

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I'm a 14 year old female with the height of 5' 2" i want to grow 5" TALLER , if i still can how could I do it !????

I'm a 14 year old female with the height of 5' 2" i want to grow 5" TALLER , if i still can how could I do it !????

Wait & see: Unfortunately, you cannot guarantee how much taller you will become, if at all. Increase in height can only occur if your growth plates are open. In the meantime, eat right, exercise regularly & get enough sleep. ...Read more

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My niece is being diagnosticade with a kawasaki disease, can you tell me what risk are that she will be a normal 3 year old girl she's loosing fingers and toes skin and can't sit or walk yet, is cure for this rare illnes

My niece is being diagnosticade with a kawasaki disease, can you tell me what risk are that she will be a normal 3 year old girl she's loosing fingers and toes skin and can't sit or walk yet, is cure for this rare illnes

Evaluation needed: Kawasaki disease is a well described but not completely understood disease. You have described the presenting symptoms, all of which will resolve with proper therapy. If her fever has been less than 7days and she gets ivig soon, that is good. The next step is making sure she doesn't develop coronary artery aneurysms that are what we really worry about. This will be sorted out and most do well. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 yr old female & a "borderline" case of hypothyroidism (therefore i can't receive prescription hormones). Anything else i can do to treat it?

I'm a 22 yr old female & a "borderline" case of hypothyroidism (therefore i can't receive prescription hormones). Anything else i can do to treat it?

No borderline: There is no borderline, you either have it or you don't. It's like pregnancy and death - there is no borderline. At your age your appropriate lab values are different than the "normal" values your doctor may be looking at. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How to cure wheezing problems in a 10 yr old child, who seems to need ventolin every winter?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 10 yr old child, who seems to need ventolin every winter?

Stepwise treatment: An evaluation for mild asthma would be helpful with addition of a low dose inhaled corticosteroid medication. Generally these types of conditions can be easily controlled but not necessarily cured but with some monitoring of the condition usually excellent results can be achieved. Some will improve with age. A dust free environment especially where the child sleeps can help. ...Read more

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Hi im a Student at fort Vancouver high and I'm doing a paper on carbon nanotubes being used to treat CF I would like to speak to a pulmologist ?

Hi  im a Student at fort Vancouver high  and I'm doing a  paper on carbon nanotubes being used to treat CF I would like to speak to a pulmologist ?

See answer: Questions in this Q & A box cannot be directed to a specific physician or specialty. You can consult a pulmonologist via Health Tap Concierge. ...Read more

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How would you know that a 10 month old child is infected with TB ?

How would you know that a 10 month old child is infected with TB ?

You would not: This is not always an easy diagnosis and can only be made by an experienced physician. Requires cultures and other testing. ...Read more

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How are young children treated for cavities? Our two year old has a cavity, for which she's going to be treated next week. We're wondering what that procedure entails for young kids and if there is anything special we need to do beforehand? Our dentist ju

How are young children treated for cavities? Our two year old has a cavity, for which she's going to be treated next week. We're wondering what that procedure entails for young kids and if there is anything special we need to do beforehand? Our dentist ju

With care: Jule, you should really talk to your dentist. A child is learning as they grow up. A good, early dental experience is key to a life time of healthy happy teeth. Pick a dentist or pediatric dentist that is skilled in the handling of small children. They have many techniques to make the experience an easy one. Set them off on the right foot and dental care will not be scary for them. ...Read more

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How do I know if a child with age of 12 years old has an adhd?

How do I know if a child with age of 12 years old has an adhd?

ADHD: There are several assessment tools that can help determine if your child has adhd. Talk to your pediatrician about how best to go about this. If your child is just now, at age 12, developing symptoms then it is not likely that this is adhd and you may want to consider other possibilities. Poor sleep or interrupted sleep may give similar stmtoms to adhd symptoms in children. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 16 year old boy with head lice, help please?

What to do if I'm a 16 year old boy with head lice, help please?

Tell your parents.: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be ...Read more

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Help, can I expect my hand's width to grow if i'm a 19 year old guy?

Should be finished: There are growth centers in the long bones of the hand that can be analysed on x-ray to see if more growth is possible.At 19 most males have stopped so i wouldn't expect much. ...Read more

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How should I expect to feel after an ivig treatment. I'm a 76 year old male living with cll thanks?

How should I  expect to  feel after an ivig treatment. I'm a 76 year old male living with cll  thanks?

IVIG treatment: There are 2 ways to receive igg- IV or subcutaneous. Iv preparations, sometimes cause infusion reactions - headache, chills, rashes. Either the rate of infusion, certain premedications or changing the product can minimize these reactions. Once you receive a few doses, you should have more protection against common infections, which should help you feel better, due to less infections. ...Read more