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Yes: Emergen-C is perfectly safe to give to 12 year olds. The main ingredient is 1000 mg of Vitamin C. While this exceeds the recommended daily intake, there is evidence that the optimal dose is much higher and 1000 mg is a reasonable daily dose for most people. See www. Lef. Org/magazine/2008/4/Newly-Discovered-Benefits-Of-Vitamin-C/Page-01 ...Read more
Only a story: It is only a story, some one with 50/50 chance of survival, life and drama around that person, adam lerner character is fiction, possible to have such disease. ...Read more
What an interesting: Question. Bottom line - I don't know. However here is one possibility. St. Teresa of avila was stricken w malaria. After suffering a seizure people thought she was dead & dug her grave. However she awoke after 4 days. She was paralyzed for 3 years. She imputed her recovery from paralysis to saint joseph. In her autobiography she wrote "i took for my advocate and lord the glorious saint joseph. ...Read more
Joseph is a healthy 9 year old. He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?
See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. Upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more
Joseph keeps coughing for about 10yrs. Doubt that it is due to bad weather, acid reflux, what to do will help him to cure? Seek for doc but still the same
Anxiety/BP med?: Some folks develop a habit of coughing from habit and anxiety, especially if it is a "non-productive" or no phlegm cough. Psychologist can help. It may also be due to a blood pressure med but please see you doc and don't go off any medicine w/out checking w/him or her. The very best to you. ...Read more
Is Dr. Joseph Kalbac still practicing Orthopedic Surgey. My aunt needs an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedist she broke her shoulder, needs asap?
U need 2 take her-: -2 an ER. They will evaluate her & set U up with an orthopedic surgeon 2 treat her that day or it may B splinted & an appointment made 4 her continued care. If severe enough the orth guy/ gal may come in 2 the ER then. ...Read more
Hi I hope u can help me? My mother in law has this big whole on her leg and the drs here in saint joseph missouri keep telling her that she is ok
Defer to the Doctor: The word "hole' is ambiguous and incomplete for any kind of medical description. If physicians have seen it and have pronounced it 'okay' (again not in any way a medical term) then there is little we can add to this description as written. ...Read more
Was my surgery on my finger necessary? In september 2010 I smashed m finger and I went to st. Joseph hospital because the cut in my finger was about two inches long and showed what appears to be bone. The hospital doctor reviewed my finger and a upon a s
It is very difficult in an open from such as this to answer your specific question. So I can not do that. What I can tell you is that a laceration on a finger that crosses the creases or folds at a certain setoff angles will initially not sam to affect the finger but with regular healing lead to a contracture (or tightening) of the scar and creases. The case of a laceration and missing skin that is closed tightly, this may occur too. One way to prevent this tightening is to "break up" the scar with additional inciosns at special angles to the laceration or scar and or add skin of skin graft. Even in this situation with a well applied and oriented skin graft and a well done surgical release of a tight scar, further tightening an contracture can occur. So it may seem that initially a finger feels loose, but later feels tighter. One has to ask, "what if the skin graft wsa nver done? " and the answer may be that if it were not done that the finger would feel even worse than it does now.
If someone has a result of a procedure that they are not happy with, the best thing is to go back to that doctor or seek the advance of another and see if anyitng else can be or needs to be done rather than question the need for the first procedure. Bu hopefully by reading the previous paragraph you you understand the complexity of this situation and that while initially a finger may seem looser, it can tighten up just by the direction of the scar that forms.
Finally there are other factors, general health, compliance, motion, pain, smoking, alcohol, genetics and many other factors that affect scar and scar tissue formation. Some are prone to keloids, others to dupuytrens contracture. Some have subtle arthritis in a joint adjacent to a scar while others have a concurrent joint injury (a sprain) that leads to increased stiffness ...Read more
Of the skin can be from a number of fungal species. The treatment is usually either Topical anti-fungus medications both OTC and by Prescriptions but in many cases ORAL anti-fungal medications by Prescription are necessary! In short...get an exact diagnosis....get an exact Treatment!
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Hey! I have olive skin (middle eastern origin), and I want to lighten my skin so I can have fair skin. Is this possible with lemon? Or should do I something else? Thank you for your help and attention. Kind regards, Josef
Spf, lemon is ok, hq: To help even out your skin tone and make it look it's best, the most important step is to limit sun exposure and wear daily sunblock, preferably spf 30 or higher with zinc oxide. Some at home remedies may include using lemon, but be careful not to irritate your skin which may lead to dark spots. Once you feel tingling from the juice if the lemon, wash it off. Other options include hydroquinone cr ...Read more
I need to have a partial knee replacement. Who is the best ortho doc in san jose, ca or san francisco to do this?
Dr. Alexander Sah: Dr. Sah is in menlo park as well as fremont and is part of the reknown joint replacement program at washington hospital. He is a partial knee replacement specialist. ...Read more
Same: They need the same as the rest of us, Lean Protein as meat, chicken, fish, beans and legumes. Carbohydrates as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats- unsaturated, Nuts and seeds, Plenty of water for re hydration and to help the kidney work to get rid of waste. Their calorie requirement may be higher due to their activity, but the types of foods are the same. Also include dairy ...Read more
Not abnormally so: Most people are not exactly 98.6. Many factor effect body temperature including time or day, the way it was measure oral, usually lower, vs rectal. As we age our body temp varies. Not to worry even it 96.3 is your temp that is not unhealthy. ...Read more
Non-organic food: Foods grown with pesticides, like glyphosate have been shown to contain these chemical residues and may be quite harmful. If you want to avoid toxic exposure, it is best to buy organic produce when available, especially the "dirty dozen" (http://www. Ewg. Org/foodnews/) other toxic exposure may be in your food or http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/04/does-this-chemical-make-me-look-fat. Html. ...Read more
Eat healthy: Old-timers will tell you about oysters as a source for zinc. Truth is, feeling great about your body will probably get things going sexually. Hit the gym hard, avoid the worst of the grease, salt, and sugar, and the extra lean muscle and stamina should be exciting for both of you. ...Read more
Tell us more: Unhealthy diets include any diet that makes you gain fat, unsupplemented vegetarian diets, and weird "spiritual" diets. If you have no special health needs, you can probably eat what you wish; there's lots of money to be made offering unscientific dietary advice. A registered evidence-based dietician can help you with choices. Good luck. ...Read more