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I have a problem that after passing urine, the droplets keep coming out for few minutes which causes severe hygiene problems. Medications and remedies?
Urethral milking ...: Toward the end of each urination, try milking your urethra by sweeping/wiping urethra from the perineum (way behind sac) toward the scrotum / along the whole urethra for 3-4 times and shaking off the "last" drops before zipping in your penis, and see what may happen. This non-drug maneuver has helped many men annoyed by postvoid dribbling as what you have experienced. Best luck ... ...Read more
My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?
Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasnt tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more
I take Lunesta (eszopiclone) for severe insomnia, but am also interested in sleep hygiene to augment this medication. Any suggestions?
Sleep routine: Try to get yourself into a sleep routine such as stop working and stimulating your brain an hour prior to going to sleep, put some soothing music on or a read, drink some sleepy time tea and/or have some melatonin (if it's not contraindicated with other meds you may be taking), sleep in total darkness, don't sleep with a television on or use electronic devises 30 mins before sleep. ...Read more
10 years ago while in dental hygiene school, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I fought taking medication as long as I could until it was impossible! After s?
Your question?: I don't understand your question. Please resubmit with a clear question so we may better respond. Take care. ...Read more
ENT told me I have cobblestones. Under medication but nothing working. Have persistent halitosis and white tongue, even with good oral hygiene. ?
Allergy: cobblestoning of the throat usually indicates allergy, tonsilar cobblestones are a good source for halitosis ...Read more
What are all of the causes of insomnia (both mental & physical)? Also, how can one treat insomnia if good sleep hygiene has failed to help?
Many things: Could cause insomnia Speak to a physician to rule out medical issues if they do not find medical cause, it may be connected to stress. You may want to consider working with a psychologist to reduce stress. Also learning self hypnosis is a highly successful way to cure stress related insomnia. ...Read more
What is chance of contracting hepatitis if one gets skin cut on neck of 4mm by hair trimmer.At barber in 3rd world country with no hygiene.What tests?
Hepatitis: Yes, this is one way to get hepatitis, but hopefully if you travelling to a foreign country you have been immunized against hep a ; b. For hep c you would need an open wound into which fresh blood was inoculated. Why not do your own hair trimming? ...Read more
Chronic canker sores, tongue looks like world map. One spot clears then appears on other side. Excellent hygiene. What is causing this?
If someone has herpes rashes on one part of penis during first outbreak, can it cause second outbreak elsewhere on penis? If maintain proper hygiene
Hygiene not an issue: It will come in same place each time. It does not spread once it is established. ...Read more
Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?
Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read more
Last week a dentist gave me two amalgam fillings (one directly next to a gold crown) immediately after a hygiene treatment.Since then my mouth is pain?
See your dentist: If your teeth are bothering you where you had your filling(s), there could be a few reasons why. 1- your bite is off which your dentist can easily fix. 2- the filling is deep because you had a deep cavity. If your cavity was close to your nerve your tooth may be sensitive up to 6-8 weeks and if it continues longer or is painful anytime them you may need a root canal. Either way see your dentist. ...Read more
What can I do to keep from having to get a new filling in the same tooth every year? For the most part I have good dental hygiene, and rarely get cavities. But I do have one molar on the lower right side of my mouth that seems to have a new or expanded ca
Yes: Dr. Charles mayo of the famous mayo clinic is reported to have said over 90 years ago, that "if you keep your own teeth you can expect to live 10 years longer". Good oral hygiene should help to keep teeth a lifetime. Remember decay and periodontal disease are both infections and you must learn the proper way remover the infection. Ask your dentist or hygienist to teach you and not just show you. ...Read more
Not designed for it: Currently there is no legal medicine that is designed to induce vivid dreams but some do have such side effects--the relatively new and famous is chantix--a medication to help people stop smoking. The dreams are quite vivid and can actually be frightening, but not all folks taking it experience such dreams. Have good and pleasant dreams, not scary ones. ...Read more
Dr, I have a black furry tongue, is it transferable to my girlfriend. I have good oral hygiene, don't smoke, don't use any un prescribed drugs?
Whats wrong? (red, hard, tender, swollen, noitch, painful, lump, nopus, in-grown) inner-left buttock; half-year long;teen;good hygiene;no drugs no doctor apt.
Perianal abscess: This is most likely a perianal abscess. You can think of it sort of like a pimple. It's basically a gland that gets clogged and then infected with bacteria. Don't worry, it usually doesn't have anything to do with hygeine. Try sitting in a warm bath with epsom salts to help soften up the area. If it gets worse, sometimes it needs to be surgically drained. ...Read more
Healthy living: Classical authors describe hygiene primarily in terms of cleanliness (personal, wound); today we think of it as cultivating mental attitudes that are likely to result in your being productive and fulfilled, avoiding practices like smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, and overeating, good sleeping habits, and staying physically fit. ...Read more
Handkerchefs: Disposable ones are ok. Old technique was washable ones. ...Read more
How do you remind a demented individual or make her understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precations?
My son goes to a special need place.I try so hard but he still doesnt do the basic things he should do.Changing, hygiene, dress etc. what should I do?
What form of: treatment or program is he enrolled in? Are you talking about a school, an outpatient or day treatment? Sounds like your son might need a higher level of care but its hard to assess from the question. Share your concerns with the head of your son's current program. Perhaps s/he can direct you to another source of help, or add one to make your current program more effective. ...Read more
Mental Hygiene: Mental hygiene is the study of the development of healthy mental and emotional habits, attitudes, and behavior and the prevention of mental illness. Another is: the branch of psychiatry that deals with the science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health, and of preventing mental disorder through education, early treatment, and public health measures. It's best to start early! ...Read more
Here's a reference on the history of the term, "mental hygiene":
mental hygiene is the set of practices conducive to the preservation of mental health. Those practices have changed over the years, but taking care of physical health , meditation, socializing, taking time for gratitude, etc. Might all be mental hygiene practices. ...Read more
Huge: Mental hygiene covers all those practices helping us to have good physical and mental health. Therefore, things like structuring the day so that is not too overwhelming, journaling, sleeping adequately etc, can be considered both preventive and curative measures ...Read more