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Im alergic to the outdoors can I open the windows? So its important to open the windows sometimes how can I do that?

Im alergic to the outdoors can I open the windows? So its important to open the windows sometimes how can I do that?

Just prepare: If allergic to outdoor allergens (pollen, mold), when exposed you likely will have to deal with symptoms of allergy. A variety of over the counter medications are available to help you deal with the consequences. However, one can choose to be immunized with allergy shots if it is important to function outdoors (law enforcement, landscaper, builder) without need for medication and side effects. ...Read more

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How do you turn on an otoscope?

How do you turn on an otoscope?

Otoscope: Depends if it is battery operated or operated by electrical power. ...Read more

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Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Yes! Many benefits!: Prenatal yoga has many benefits, including increasing muscle strength & flexibility, reducing back pain & other discomforts associated with pregnancy and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Proper relaxing and breathing during labor and delivery is the very best natural technique to reduce pain. See http://pregnancy.More4kids.Info/110/benefits-of-prenatal-yoga/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could "work my way up" to doing the boat pose in yoga?

Can you tell me how I could "work my way up" to doing the boat pose in yoga?

Yoga: There are so many poses in Yoga that as you go through a regular routine of them you MAY gradually be able to to the Boat pose more easily. We all have certain poses that are more of a challenge than others and having inner peace about that (and other things life hands us) is also a fruit of yoga. Shanti and good health. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to jump in an ice hole after myocarditis?

Can you explain if it's safe to jump in an ice hole after myocarditis?

Myocarditis: I'm not sure why anyone would want to jump into an ice hole whether they had myocarditis or were perfectly normal. I wouldn't recommend jumping in an ice hole for a patient who had a history of myocarditis, the stress might cause trouble. ...Read more

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What do I need to do or wear to stay outside longer when it is cold?

What do I need to do or wear to stay outside longer when it is cold?

Layers: The general rule is dress in layers over the torso and trunk. Heat loss is fast from the head, so a cap or hat is needed. Use thermal socks, thinner but warmer than wool. Cotton chills, wool kills, so, use synthetics designed for winter sports. ...Read more

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What can you do to dry out an open wound faster?

What can you do to dry out an open wound faster?

Don't want to: Wounds heal faster when kept moist and covered. Drying them out and allowing a scab to form impedes wound healing. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to use an elliptical with a meniscus tear?

How long do I have to wait to use an elliptical with a meniscus tear?

Ask for protocol: Did you have an arthroscopic menisectomy (removal) or repair? In my patients that have an isolated meniscal repair i suggest riding a bike at 4-6 weeks with a high seat. If a menisectomy is performed recovery may be faster, and with a meniscal transplant things progress slower. You should ask your physician for info on their protocol... ...Read more

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What to do if i did the salt and ice challenge, how can I make it heal quicker?

What to do if i did the salt and ice challenge, how can I make it heal quicker?

Really bad idea: Your skin is injured from excess temperature. It has inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) may help.. Avoid further damage by using protective dressings if skin is open and minimize further trauma. A visit to a doc is probably a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn with blisters that have opened. However, I want to go to the indoor pool and swim tomorrow. Is it safe?

I have a sunburn with blisters that have opened.  However, I want to go to the indoor pool and swim tomorrow.  Is it safe?

Go 2 MD, not pool.: A regular sunburn, being a first degree burn, would not blister. Deeper burns, more concerning burns, second degree burns, are the ones that blister. So you shouldn't be going to the pool. You should be going to a doctor right away for an evaluation of this burn. ...Read more

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What causes "water on the knee"? How long can it take to go away? Why do doctors not want to drain the knee?

What causes "water on the knee"? How long can it take to go away? Why do doctors not want to drain the knee?

Inflammation: This is called a knee effusion and is the result of joint inflammation or damage. As a rheumatologist i strongly favor joint aspiration as it is often very valuable in establishing the cause. Also, a cortisone injection done at the same time can help quite a bit with improvement of the swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What can I take to make it easier to keep my eye open longer until it heals?

What can I take to make it easier to keep my eye open longer until it heals?

Artificial tears: I am assuming you have a corneal abrasion and the eye wants to reflexively close. Artificial tears are best. Topical anesthetics taken over a long period of time can cause problems like an anesthetic corneal ulceration. Sometimes, dilating the pupil can reduce the uncomfortable effect of bright lights. ...Read more

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If your body is healthy, how long does it typically take for an open wound (a deep hole) from an abscess to heal and close?

If your body is healthy, how long does it typically take for an open wound (a deep hole) from an abscess to heal and close?

Simple answer is: weeks with the right treatment. can take months depending on size, location, etiology, treatment, and associated co-morbid conditions ie diabetes, vascular dz etc. complete healing with remodeling can take a year. ...Read more

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How do you know when your hobby is turning into an addiction?

How do you know when your hobby is turning into an addiction?

See below: When it is taking over your life, you dissociate from friends and family, your job is affected, you don't take care of your health, and you start to feel guilty or that is negatively affecting your life and relationships. ...Read more

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How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?

Ask your doctor : I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general i tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your inguinal surgery was relatively minor (for example, only skin deep) then your doctor may feel a quicker return to activity is ok. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming with threadworms? and if not when can I?

Can I go swimming with threadworms? and if not when can I?

Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your doctor for a prescription medication. You may consult this site for information. ...Read more

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I had to use a regular hand saw to cut open the coconut. If stranded on an island, how do you open a coconut? Does it explode if you cook it?

I had to use a regular hand saw to cut open the coconut. If stranded on an island, how do you open a coconut? Does it explode if you cook it?

Sharp object: My son can open a coconut in about 30 seconds with the edge of a sharp piece of steel like a fence post or the edge of a sharp rock edge by hitting it repeatedly. I would think cooking would build up pressure and explode it not to mention that you'de denature the beneficial vitmins and nutrients with the heat. Have fun with it! ...Read more

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