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I live in Irving and have chosen not to vaccinate my son. But cannot find a pediatrician. I really need one in the Irving, Texas area.?
So sad: I find it sad that so many parents fall victim to the anti vaccine disinformation they find on the web. Do you really believe that a few clicks on the mouse and reading make you a better authority on the subject than those who dedicate their lives to children. I hope you can find someone that can educate you before your kid suffers a significant illness due to you. ...Read more
I need a family dr., gynecologist, fertility dr. And dentist in the las colinas/irving, tx area or grapevine, tx area. Can anyone help me?
I just found out I'm pregnant at baylor in irving. They did a vaginal sonogram but they couldn't see anything is that normal for early pregnancy?
Yes: It may be too early to see the sac. Sometimes gestational sac is not visible on ultrasound until 5weeks after conception. ...Read more
My immune system is attacking my organs and systems. I have done long-term iViG with some cognitive improvement; however I need an expert?
Don't quite: Understand what you meant by your statement about your immune system and cognitive improvement! However, if you need an expert to decipher your condition, kindly go to a University / Teaching Hospital to see a rheumatologist first, with possible input from an Immunologist, good luck ...Read more
Sudden onset knee pain not a result trama I've had problem about a week now I've tried icing and compression which relieved some pain.?
Could be soft tissue: The knee pain with sudden onset can be little cartilage pieces that break loose. However if the pain is outside the joint, tendon strain, knee cap subluxation can also cause sudden pain. Ice, nsaids such as motrin. With any persistent swelling, see MD for arthrocentesis and perhaps a cortisone shot ...Read more
I hit the side of my head hard 1 week ago on point of hard chair. No symptoms except very tender/sore. Have been icing area. Still tender. Any advice?
Scalp hematoma: Area is bruised, and will take time to fully resolve. If you feel sick, have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more
My body starts shaking when m doing some work standing in kitchen or ironing clothes. Abrupt nausea attack n loud n fast heartbeat?
Hormonal maybe: Panic attacks have identical symptoms but would be extremely unusual to be provoke by the activities you name. It's possible. Catecholamine surges, responsible for such symptoms could be occurring for other reasons. Only a physical and emotional inquiry with your doctor will help get an answer. ...Read more
Burning/pinching headache left side. Worse during the day at my desk. Better at night when massaging and icing my neck. Sore back and shoulders.
Plan: The symptoms you describing often associated with tension and a overwhelmed stress. You need enough rest and sleep, the first of all. Your work at the desk required alternation with some exercise for neck during the day. And make appointment with doctor for neck XRay and physical therapy. Evaluation and treatment. You too young to have these problems and need to rid of them. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store (sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?
Cake is safe: Cake and icing are safe to eat in pregnancy. Foods to avoid in pregnancy include: unpasteurized cheeses and dairy products, deli meat, predatory fish. Other fish such as salmon and tuna should be eaten sparingly, no more than 1-2 times a week. Make sure you are drinking enough water, at least 2 liters a day. Congratulations ...Read more
I have shin splints and I asked my coach what to do and he said stretch. What are some good stretches to help along with icing and kt tape?
How can someone like my dad chew 2 tins for 40 years and not get cancer and some people get irvin like 2 years. His mouth was really bad though!
Good question: From 16 yr old, you are smart, every one who chew, or smoke do not get cancers some times many years of assault on our body cells is needed, which causes damage to dna, immediate repair mechanisms go into action, preventing cancer cell formation. Your dad had good genes, now it is your mission to stop and tell him that you love him and want him to be around for many years, he will change. ...Read more
The pain in my achellies and the side of my shin doesn't stop when I run on the treadmill. I did some icing and took rest too. What should I do now?
Rest the tendon.: If you have Achilles tendinitis or shin splints you are going to have to rest so the tendon can repair. It might take longer than you think. It might be something else. If resting it, not running, doesn't help after a week then see your doctor. It can take a long time to heal. Stretches slowly may help. ...Read more
Bumped top back leftside of head 30 hours ago when stood up&had strange burn sensation in nose on impact. What was that? Still icing, sore when touched.
What is cause: Why are your legs sore? If training could be anything from shoe wear, running surfaces and type of training you are doing. For acute soreness after activty icing and elevation is best with simple stretches. Warm whirlpool, deep massage may help in between work outs. Persisent soreness should be evaluated.. ...Read more
Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. Non weight bearing activity while recovering. ...Read more
I'm 2 weeks post partial meniscectomy and have some swelling and lots of tenderness beneath my knee. Icing isn't helping a lot. Would massage help?
Sprained my a week ago. I have been icing it & wrapping it. It is sore & stable but not painful. However it is bruised, swollen & sometimes numb?
Your what?: Missed what you sprained. Try resubmitting please so we can help! ...Read more
How do I tailor this program to my chronic illness (multifocal motor neuropathy). Some weeks I will be able to do more exercise (swimming) but every 4th week is IVIG treatment so I can't exercise that week. Chronic Illness?
Are you sure?: I am not aware of any precaution on exercise after IVIG and I have prescribed this treatment often enough. Do check with your doctor to confirm the need for this precaution. ...Read more
I have myasthenia gravis&curious about pain and weakness. I'm doing ivig 's taking my meds, my muscles get sore & "feel" weak. Is this my mg acting up?
Maybe low grade: Symptoms fluctuate do to the nature of a neuromuscular synaptic process, and exertion can exceed control on occasion. Do not get discouraged, as weakness and fatiguability is part of the landscape here. Glad you doctor is using mixture of meds. A few months of ivig should provide added stability. ...Read more
Hello I jumped wel playing basketball the exactly a week ago and I have sharp pain on the bottom / lower left side of my heal on my right foot. Noticed some bruising and been icing as much as I can. Any other suggestion? I can walk on my front of the foo
Every week some area of my body has a muscle strain for a few months now. Why? Should I worry? Tired of icing and ibuprofen.
Muscle strain: Hi, have you started exercising after a long time? Do u watch ur posture while walking, sitting at the desk and while working with computers? It definitely means your muscles are not strong enough, you need to train them and start exercising, start with stretch exercise. ...Read more
My right hand has numbness and some swelling in the two smaller fingers and my right elbow is tender. I've been icing the elbow should I emoblize it?
Many question though:
When and how did this happen? Any injury?
Do you have any associated medical conditions like RA or SLE?
Do you do repeated work using Right hand?
Icing is good. Anti Inflammatory medicine like Advil/Aleve may give you temporary relief.
You may need to get examined in person if continues to get worse. ...Read more
I fell asleep Sat while icing my back. When I woke up several hours later I had lots of blood in urine. No longer visibly bleeding but back still sore?
Stung by wasps multiple times on hand and wrist 2 days ago. EXTREMELY itchy, swollen, and some of the arm is pale red. Been icing it often...
Try antihistamine: Consider taking AH up to 4 x daily of necessary. Topical anti-itch lotion may help. For severe cases, a short course of steroid may be needed. This is not an anaphylactic reaction however, ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although it is very rare. There is usually some underlying medical condition that they may or may not be aware of, things like problems with the heart, brain, lungs, etc can suddenly kill someone. If you are concerned about your health, please follow up with your physician; if you are grieving the loss of someone, your physician may be able to help get you in touch with a counselor. ...Read more