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What is a good goggle for sore throat can stress cause pimples to appear on body?

What is a good  goggle for sore throat can stress   cause   pimples to appear on body?

Chloraseptic: I recommend Chloraseptic for your sore throat. Stress can contribute to acne for sure, thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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Some sort of sore on the side of tongue near the back, hard to see posible ulcer hurts a lot when talking and eating, how to treat how long will take?

Some sort of sore on the side of tongue near the back, hard to see posible ulcer hurts a lot when talking and eating, how to treat how long will take?

Mouth Sore Ouch!: The most common sore of this sort in a 16 YO is an Aphthous Ulcer which is most commonly caused by a virus. They are very painful but usually only last 7-10 days then resolve. cold soft food works best that is not spicy or salty or has any vinegar on it. ...Read more

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Is there a name for an allergy to cold water? I get itching to full blown hives. What tests can they do to determine? Any info on the allergy?

Is there a name for an allergy to cold water? I get itching to full blown hives. What tests can they do to determine? Any info on the allergy?

Physical urticaria?: Urticaria (hives) associated with exposure to water has moe than one cause. It may be a non-allergic (physical) urticaria. There are other, even rarer causes. Some may be due to an allergic antibody (ige), others associated with rare diseases. Do symptoms occur with exposure to cold? Do you have any other symptoms? Try an antihistamine before getting wet, but see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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I would like info on POTS how to manage it and what diet to follow and how to make the sensation of spinning stop. What is the best doctor to see?

I would like info on POTS how to manage it and what diet to follow and how to make the sensation of spinning stop. What is the best doctor to see?

POTS: is managed by a neurologist most often. If one has syncope or near syncope upon standing I look for evidence of neuropathy and will often get An EMG.NCS or other studies ( Holter 24, prolonged ( 40 min) tilt table test, echocardiogram and other studies depending on associated conditions ( connective tissue disease ) There are 3 medications that are used that require monitoring supine BP ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes blood on the brain of a child could it possibly be sinusitis?

Unlikely: A complicated sinus infection in a child can result in lots of problems but it would be rare to have bleeding in the brain from that alone. ...Read more

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Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.

Biopsy: The only sure way to diagnose is by taking a biopsy and have a pathologist examine the tissue. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to give a meaningful opinion without examining you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why can you only see a hernia on a scan when there is a bulge under the skin? Do they diagnose them based solely on symptoms?

Why can you only see a hernia on a scan when there is a bulge under the skin? Do they diagnose them based solely on symptoms?

Imaging: The diagnosis is made clinically and the ultrasound is done for confirmation. Hope this helps. It safely gets you the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a vein to protrude on the side of one's forehead?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a vein to protrude on the side of one's forehead?

Yes: Visible veins on the side of the forehead are normal branches of the superficial temporal vein. They are noticeable on people with pale skin and also those without very much subcutaneous fat in that region. They are normal and require no therapy. ...Read more

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How can you treat a rash on a infants neck and what causes it?

How can you treat a rash on a infants neck and what causes it?

Depends on situation: Rashes are quite diverse in their origin & approach to treatment.Without looking at the rash or having you describe it in more detail, it is difficult to reccomend a rx. I would have it looked at if it seems to bother baby. Most infant rashes are transient & many self heal with simple bathing & avoiding aggravating lotions. ...Read more

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My mother has swelling on her lift side adjucent to ear. Plz tell me what may be the possible cause and remedy and precautions. ?

My mother has swelling on her lift side adjucent to ear. Plz tell me what may be the possible cause and remedy and precautions. ?

See the doctor: Swelling in that location can be from several different sources depending on whether it's in front of or behind the ear including lymph nodes, parotid gland, and mastoiditis. She needs to be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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My new doctor will soon put me on a feeding tube due to constant dysphagia which is an injury from the botox. How will this nutrition help me?

My new doctor will soon put me on a feeding tube due to constant dysphagia which is an injury from the botox. How will this nutrition help me?

PEG: A feeding tube is placed percutanously..called a PEG tube (Percutanous Endoscopic Gastrostomy). If he feels this is necessary, which is a pretty big thing by the way, then the Botox has at least temporarily interfered with your ability to swallow solid and liquid foods without taking them into your lungs. People can die from aspiration...the nutrition is to save your life. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Can any doc tell me what's the best scar treatment for a large 1st-2nd degree burn on the leg?

Burn scar: Improving a scar from a burn depends on a few things. When did the burn occur? how large is it? What does it look like. If you were recently burned, it will take up to a year for the scar to mature. In the meantime, stay out of the sun to avoid excessive pigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by rubbing of diaper?

What is the best way to heal a pressure sore on a toddler's abdomen caused by rubbing of diaper?

Clean and moist: Keep the wound clean with a very mild cleanser such as cetaphil twice a day and keep with wound moist with an occlusive ointment such as vit a&d, petrolatum, zinc oxide and avoid subsequent shear or stress forces. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O. ...Read more

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What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist rule out a skin condition on vagina ? Have burning all the time doctor can't figure out what is causing it please help!

Can a dermatologist rule out a skin condition on vagina ? Have burning all the time doctor can't figure out what is causing it please help!

Maybe.: This is the kind of thing that can't be diagnosed over the internet. If your regular doctor can't figure it out, and you've seen a gynecologist who also can't figure it out, then it's worth having a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

Hard to tell: Hard to tell by just looking at lesions. But mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. http://www.mollysfund.org/2015/04/mouth-sores-lupus/ Moot point. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds and await work up. ...Read more

Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more