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18. Don't wanna go to the doctor/tell parents. Yellowish light greenish discharge. No smell. Itchy and dry. Help/advice. (Had STD before)?
Ok pregnant now & my baby's father is mixed (b/w) & i'm full african american. What will my child look like? Ppl say she'll look mixed.. idk wbu?
Time will tell: Genetics are amazing and impossible to predict. Your child will look perfectly the way she is supposed to look; however, it is impossible to speculate on the skin tone. Congratulations, take care of yourself, and look forward to getting to know your beautiful daughter. ...Read more
My grandma bought IBS medicine 4 me from her acupuncturist who said it's safe.It's called Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan.Try it or stick to gas-x,tums, etc?
Worth trying: Chinese formulas like this have been used by millions of people for thousands of years and are often safer and more effective than western meds. It is worth a try. Also try a low FODMAPs diet- see http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc ...Read more
Very strong smelling urine darker in color fever 99.9 in ear..not dehydrated...been going on for 2 weeks dr. today & test sent off today...infections?
Yes: 2 year old? Its possible they had a strep untreated. Its good you went to the doctor today. 2 weeks is a long time for a young child to be ill ...Read more
I'm 50 years old I have a very light Yellow discharge is rhat ok it doesnt stain my panty just a very light yellow stain nothing big?
Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more
I'm a boy..My moms black and my dad's white.I got dads complexion and moms hair.can anything be done to change my hair texture permanently?
I exclusively breastfeed my baby whom i just fed for 5 min before he spat out some milk (youghrty texture) with very dark red/brownish strands!
Eval: baby needs to have an evaluation by a doc, this is not normal .It may be swallowed maternal blood, but could have other causes as well. ...Read more
My grandaughter is mixed, 1/2 white, 1/2 African American. If I grease her hair, can she still get lice?
Yes: All you need to get/keep lice is be exposed,have a scalp. Having hair gives them something to hide in.Since they can selectively hold their breath up to 18 hours at a time, your oiling might work if the kid kept her head buried in grease/oil 24/7.Though sometimes offered as a home preventive treatment, this is a messy myth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 weeks pregnant called my ob and he says nothing to worry about but i'm spotting brownish in color i'm scared?
Yes: That is not a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi im 4 months pregnant & my natural hair color is starting to show so i was going to purchase ammonia free brown hair dye to dye my hair.Is this safe?
Ask your OB doc: I tell my pts to wait until they are out of the 1st trimester for any hair dyes that would be 13 weeks. ...Read more
My 33 yr. Old son (who knows everything, just ask him) is taking nitric oxide pre-workout powder before he goes to the gym every my 33 yr. Old son (who knows everything, just ask him) is taking nitric oxide pre-workout powder before he goes to the gym eve
Ineffective: Typically, what is touted as "nitric oxide booster" is l-arginine powder. L-arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is released from the endothelium and causes vasodilation. Typically, people eating a normal diet have plenty of arginine in their diet to make nitric oxide. There is no proven performance advantage for taking l-arginine before training or competitive exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's a neonatal physiological jaundice? my doc. says my 3 days old girl has signs of Jaundice & kept under some kind of blue light & breastfeeding.
Jaundice!: I am somewhat confused. Physiologic jaundice is expected and doesn't require treatment. Peaks between 3-5 dats old and is <12.9 level. As a normal physiologic mechanism the fetal hemoglobin changes to adult hemoglobin after the baby start breathing. That blood destruction and formation releases the precursors of bilirubin the yellow pigment. Several pathologic conditions may increase it further as ...Read more
I'm in Ontario Canada & want to know protocol w/ medical file when Doc retires. Shouldn't they transfer file to new doc? Mine is charging for copies.
Charges: In NOrth America it is the norm to pay if you want copies of your medical records. There is a cost factor associated with this. ...Read more