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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Does not drinking sufficient water lead to peeling and somewhat scaly skin around the fingers?

Does not drinking sufficient water lead to peeling and somewhat scaly skin around the fingers?

No: This represents a dermatitis which may be a contact allergy. You may be touching something at work or home that is causing fingers to peel. Hydrocrotisone may help. Stronger creams and allergy testing is available form dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can sperms be active and able to cause pregnancy if washed with soap and water? (Still wet from washing , drips from upper body to vagina)

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Can sperms be active and able to cause  pregnancy if washed with soap and water? (Still wet from washing , drips from upper body to vagina)

Here are some...: In reality, this Q was answered, but probably not in the exact way the inquirer want to hear, despite being needed to hear. Repeat: Almost no odd to conceive, but still do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. ...Read more

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Evertime that i work up a sweat, my face burns and breaks out really bad from the sweat. Can i be allergic to my own sweat or retaining to much salt?

Evertime that i work up a sweat, my face burns and breaks out really bad from the sweat. Can i be allergic to my own sweat or retaining to much salt?

Cholinergic urticari: Sounds like a condition known as choline rigid urticaria when the body temperature rises, usually due to exercise, flushing, hives and itch can occur. Simple therapy is to use something like a non-sedating antihistamine like fexofenadine and possibly adding an h2 blocker like ranitidine. ...Read more

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Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin.  Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out.  Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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My face skin reacts and gets red and itchy after every facial moisturizer I use. Can skin adjust to something that might initially irritate it? Should I give the moisturizers more time to see if my skin calms down to adjust? Is this possible?

My face skin reacts and gets red and itchy after every facial moisturizer I use. Can skin adjust to something that might initially irritate it? Should I give the moisturizers more time to see if my skin calms down to adjust? Is this possible?

Marine fish oil: Please avoid skin products that contain alcohol, which are drying. Ingesting good fat is the best way to go, i.e., good quality marine fish oil. Coconut oil is also good. You can put a few tblspns. Into hot cereal in the A.M. Or cook/back w/it. Irritation usually gets worse w/continued use. ...Read more

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How to treat dry cracks on skin. Does drinking water hydrate the skin or is it myth and does showering daily really dehydrate skin?

How to treat dry cracks on skin. Does drinking water hydrate the skin or is it myth and does showering daily really dehydrate skin?

Hydration: Drinking more water will not repair skin cracks or make skin moister. The act of bathing hydrates the skin while washing but then as the skin dries the stratum corneum ( upper layer) dries and in fact can result in more skin dryness and irritation ( esp if hot water or harsh cleansers). After bathing briefly with gentle soap apply a rich non fragranced cream or ointment to skin to trap moisture. ...Read more

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Is normal to have anal inritation ? I dintbuse toilet papel ,wash my area carefully with avenosoap and water and let it dry

Is normal to have anal inritation ? I dintbuse toilet papel ,wash my area carefully with avenosoap and water and let it dry

No: Dryness, irretation from food, toilet paper, fabrics, detergents, can cause it. In your case fungus seems to stand out. Antifungal cream,,Ironing your undergarment,avoiding indoor pets, public pools, ,anal sex is important. ...Read more

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Soft and oily looking stool. Toilet water gets a sheer like oily, and a lot at once. Occurs often. Havent been able to identify potential triggers etc?

Soft and oily looking stool. Toilet water gets a sheer like oily, and a lot at once. Occurs often. Havent been able to identify potential triggers etc?

Oily stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more

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I get hives and rashes when my body gets heat or exposed to sun etc.., and it's itching a lot like needles poking.please suggest me some help?

I get hives and rashes when my body gets heat or exposed to sun etc.., and it's itching a lot like needles poking.please suggest me some help?

Physical urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is not allergy. There is direct stimulation of twitchy mast cells when you are sweaty. Antihistamine will help. Zyrtec is best. Generic cetirizine is the same thing for less cost. Standard dose is 1 pill [10mg] a day. Some people take 2 or 3. Even 3 a day is usually well tolerated but a few people will feel drowsy. ...Read more

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Unable to pass stool and difficult to pass wind.?

Unable to pass stool and difficult to pass wind.?

Some concerns: Your age of 23 suggests a number of possibilities: 1) irritable bowel syndrome; 2) adult hirshprung's disease or rectal dyssynergia with pelvic floor dysfunction; 3) relatively acute procto-colitis due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.; 4) ano-rectal disorders (like anal fissures, rectal prolapse, large prolapsing hemorrhoids with pain); 5) neurologic damage. Get checked please. ...Read more

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Does water clear skin ? To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

Does water  clear skin ?  To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

No: Water alone will not clear your skin. If you have acne you can trying over the counter benzoyl peroxide product.If you do not see any improvement after a few weeks or it is to irritating, then she a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Now matter how much water and fiber i take, i'm always dehydrated, causing my stool to be hard and dark. Solutions ?

Now matter how much water and fiber i take, i'm always dehydrated, causing my stool to be hard and dark. Solutions ?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can washing with soap and water kill all sperms on hands instantly and will it make them inactive to cause a pregnancy?

Yes: Sperm on your hands do not cause a pregnancy. Washing you hands with soap and water will kill sperm instantly. Sperm must get into the vagina to cause a pregnancy. ...Read more

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When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?

When i wear powdered latex gloves, some parts of my skin turn red, become dried and itchy. I have to work with gloves. So what is the solution?

Gloves: You might be allergic to the latex in the gloves. They make very good gloves out of nitrile. They are inexpensive and are almost like latex and are disposable. Otherwise you could use vinyl gloves but they are not as stretchy. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more