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Doctor insights on: I Heard About Those Eye Lash Lengthening Products What Are Your Thoughts On Them

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I heard about those eye lash lengthening products. What are your thoughts on them?

I heard about those eye lash lengthening products. What are your thoughts on them?

They are safe, but..: They should be confined to the lashes, since they may permanently affect eye color, turning blue eyes to brown. They will lower the eye pressure as well and cause the eyes to appear red and inflamed if they get onto the white part of the eye, the conjunctiva. ...Read more

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Do teeth gap bands really work? I have researched them and ordered them from Ebay.com and they were only for 5 dollars. I have watched reviews of this product many times of Youtube.com and people say that they work. But I want to ask the professionals.

Do teeth gap bands really work? I have researched them and ordered them from Ebay.com and they were only for 5 dollars. I have watched reviews of this product many times of Youtube.com and people say that they work. But I want to ask the professionals.

EBay : Ebay and youtube are not the places to seek medical or dental care products unless specifically recommended by your physican or dentist. Use of this product to close a gap between the teeth (diastema) could lead to serious dental problems such as: 1. Loss of teeth from accelerated movement leading to bone loss and severe mobility. If you have any type of gum disease this would be particularly concerning. 2. Resorption of the roots of teeth due to accelerated tooth movement. 3. Crooked teeth due to the inability to control the direction of movement. 4. Opening of spaces behind the teeth being moved leading to a bigger esthetic problem 5. Gum problems if the elastics slip underneath the gum tissue. Finally, this product causes a tipping movement without root repositioning. This will cause the gap to recur. Proper treatment for a anterior diastema is bodily movement of all the front teeth, where the teeth and roots remain vetical, in order to keep the spaces closed. There are many reasons for spaces between teeth that this product cannot fix. If there is prominent tissue between the teeth then movement will not take place. If all the front teeth are flared out the rubber bands will only pull the front teeth together and not correct the flaring. Please consult with your dentist to see if you can benefit from use of this product, and if he /s she approves, only use it under their direction. Ideally you should obtain an evaluation by an orthodontist to determine your options. I also recommend that you read all the "fine print" regarding the use of the product as they try to absolve themselves of liability for the use of the product. ...Read more

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My friend cuts her nails too short, they bleed slightly and are painful. I want to warn her about the effects of doing this, what are the dangers?

My friend cuts her nails too short, they bleed slightly and are painful. I want to warn her about the effects of doing this, what are the dangers?

She already knows: It sounds like your friend is now aware of two of the main side effects of cutting your nails too short - Pain and Bleeding. The other significant risk is Infection. Depending on how she cuts them, she can also increase her risk for ingrown nails if they grow back incorrectly. ...Read more

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I keep getting these giant zits om my ear lobe. They are huge?? Do you have any idea what the heck they are? And how to prevent them?

I keep getting these giant zits om my ear lobe. They are huge??  Do you have any idea what the heck they are? And how to prevent them?

Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of inflammation and pus formation is close by, you could have epidermoid cysts. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision. ...Read more

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First spots are occuring under eyes skin than lines are arround them about 8 per undereye skin..Can anybody help me are they wrinkles? Am only 19

First spots are occuring under eyes skin than lines are arround them about 8 per undereye skin..Can anybody help me are they wrinkles? Am only 19

Eyelid Dermatitis: Eyelid dermatitis is a skin inflammation that occurs on the eyelids. It can create dry, flaky skin on the eyelids or an itchy rash, depending on the exact nature of the inflammation. It can affect eyesight if the eyelid becomes swollen or if the skin flakes off and irritates the eye. Try otc Hydrocortisone but if that does not work see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What do people with epilepsy do about getting pulled over by the cops?

What do people with epilepsy do about getting pulled over by the cops?

Varies by state: Most states require you stop driving for 2 years after being diagnosed with a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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I'm dressing up for holloween and i want to put on those eye lenses that make my eyes look scary, are they harmful?

I'm dressing up for holloween and i want to put on those eye lenses that make my eyes look scary, are they harmful?

Be cautious: You can order these from an ophthalmologist who will make sure they fit safely and properly. If you are an experienced wearer you can usually make this determination by yourself. Properly fit they are not harmful for short term wear. They are not approved, however, by the fda. ...Read more

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Fingerprints on both hands have horizontal lines on them. These lines werent there when I was younger. So many I doubt that they are scars from injury?

Fingerprints on both hands have horizontal lines on them. These lines werent there when I was younger. So many I doubt that they are scars from injury?

Fingertip wrinkles: from a change in turgor or the fingertips blood flow and capillary refill, can change the shape and the firmness of a finger, this includes circulation, blood flow in and out , also thyroid , fluid or electrlytebalance, sweating or hyperhydrosis and of course immersion in water for a prolonged time. ...Read more

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Why are so many of my tech friends obsessed with measuring everything they do and wearing the latest devices? Are they hypochondriacs?

Why are so many of my tech friends obsessed with measuring everything they do and wearing the latest devices? Are they hypochondriacs?

Do you mean OCD: Unless your friends behavior strongly affects thier lives so as to be disruptive, then you really can't call it an illness. People who gravitate toward technology tend to be more detail oriented than others, which is a good thing because tech requires precision. Remember the carpenter addage...Measure twice, cut once. A little obsessiveness in tech can be good. ...Read more

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I see in reading some of these posts about the side effects and how they will substitute gabapentin for topamax (topiramate) what if your doctors have you on both?

I see in reading some of these posts about the side effects and how they will substitute gabapentin for topamax (topiramate) what if your doctors have you on both?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Not uncommonly used combination, possibly to treat mood instability, headaches, wt. Changes or side effects. Consult the prescriber for exact reason. ...Read more

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Dear dr i would like to ask about the bleaching pills , are they safe or do they have some serious side effects?

Scam: If someone told you to buy glutathione to lighten your skin, consider calling your local district attorney. These people prey on the regrettable wish that people in many countries have for a lighter skin. There are creams that work but will end up disfiguring you. Put the effort into being physically fit & being a lifelong learner instead & even where light skin's prized your life will be great. ...Read more

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My hair are getting grey at the age of 21. What should I do to stop them?

My hair are getting grey at the age of 21. What should I do to stop them?

Sorry: You should check family photos--if mom or dad or grandparents grey early, it is genetic. It is better than early hair loss. If no one in family tree greys early, should see your dr to check for medical condition. ...Read more

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Birth control that's in your skin? I heard of 2 methods thats are put in your skin what are they called and are they expencive?

Birth control that's in your skin? I heard of 2 methods thats are put in your skin what are they called and are they expencive?

There : There are two forms of birth control that are given by injection. One uses an implantable rod, which is a matchstick-size, flexible rod that is put under the skin of the upper arm. It is often called by its brand name, implanon. The rod releases a progestin, which causes changes in the lining of the uterus and the cervical mucus to keep the sperm from joining an egg. Less often, it stops the ovaries from releasing eggs. It is effective for up to 3 years. The cost of the exam, implanon, and insertion ranges from $400—$800 the other is a birth control shot often is called by its brand name depo-provera. With this method you get injections, or shots, of the hormone progestin in the buttocks or arm every 3 months. There is a new type is injected under the skin. The birth control shot stops the ovaries from releasing an egg in most women. It also causes changes in the cervix that keep the sperm from joining with the egg. The shot should not be used more than 2 years in a row because it can cause a temporary loss of bone density. The loss increases the longer this method is used. The bone does start to grow after this method is stopped. But it may increase the risk of fracture and osteoporosis if used for a long time. Office visits to obtain your prescription and the birth control injections range from $50 to $200; follow up visits for additional injections are usually between $20 to $40. The cost for your quarterly injection ranges between $30 and $75. ...Read more

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My eyelashes keep falling out and I'm not sure why? I don't sleep with makeup on. Any solutions or treatments to make them grow and stop falling out??

My eyelashes keep falling out and I'm not sure why? I don't sleep with makeup on. Any solutions or treatments to make them grow and stop falling out??

Eyelid hygiene: Make sure to clean your eyelids and lashes well each day with warm water and a wash cloth. Scrub horizontally for 10 seconds in the shower or at the basin. If you have mastered this technique and are still wanting more lash growth you can ask you local eye doctor to prescribe Latisse (bimatoprost). ...Read more

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I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

Useful: These lenses are prescribed for people who need vision correction but have more than the average amount of eye dryness or have surface changes of the cornea which prevent the use of ordinary lenses. The ...Read more