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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
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
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
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
See below: There are no studies showing that this would help. ...Read more
Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter ?
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
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 !????
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
M south indian.Should a 12 year old girl/boy be allowed to use internet or parents should set guidelines about when and how long internet to be used?
Internet: Using the internet is a privilege.If you are abusing the privilege then guidelines should be imposed. ...Read more
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
I'm 16 year old and i'm only 160cm tall , isn't there any medication to get me taller and do porgen make a good deal?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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