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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, someone 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 overnight 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 an upon an 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 a 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 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
Good afternoon... I'm a nxtplanon user, is it safe for me to take shou shen su pearl slimming capsule? The ingredients are not indicated on the box...
No: It is not safe to a medication, vitamin, or supplement if the ingredients are not listed on the package, if one or more of the ingredients sounds suspicious, if the advertising looks too good to be true, if it's promises seem based on a myth or a fad, etc... Be wise. ...Read more
No research: Shen bu xin wan is a chinese herb used for symptomatic relief of palpitations. It has been used in insomnia, anemia and anxiety. Unfortunately there no double-blind studies showing that it even works. It is unclear what are active ingredients. Talk to your psychiatrist before you go on any herbal supplements. ...Read more
I have been playing basketball in the past 2 weeks my right leg above my ankle on the front shen part feels real warm butt not to the touch?
I like sex. I love having sex with bf having big penis. But shen he enters his penis into my vagina it gives me unbearable pain. How to bare/stop it.
Gentle with good lub:
The described scenario happens too few women, but gentle entry with good lubrication will timely dilate and loose the vaginal tightness except occasional few having painful vaginal spasm (vaginismus); if so, see gyne-doc for counseling and rx timely. For the time being, need to communicate with your bf for passionate cooperation, and be gentle; it not, just need to stop if unbearable.
Best... ...Read more
Right shoulder sharp pain that's also hurting in the neck. Hurts with every movement. Started shen I lifted a kid while skiing. Been getting worse. Help?
Shoulder pain: You might have dislocated your upper arm. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
How long does a doctor have to be practicing before he/she is considered good? Is a 7-year residency at st. Joesph medical center in phoenix, az good?
A few years for most:
In general sweet spot" for doctors is a few years out of training but not too many. However, doctors are like any other professionals -some are better than others. Seven years in residency should count for something, but not if it was a five-year residency! To check the quality of the doctor look at your state licensing body.
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/searchcriteria.asp. ...Read more
Hey dr in San Jose.
It was not an ear infection. I guess she thinks is fluid behind my ear drum. Not sure that's a good thing or a bad thing?
I got more over the counter stuff. Advil and sudafed mostly. I guess the pain might last
Obstructed ET: Douglas, It's not possible to direct your comment to a specific doctor through this Q & A app. You can direct a message to a specific doctor by using Concierge. IF you had a cold recently followed by congestion and discomfort in one or both ears it's likely due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. See: http://bit.ly/ZZ8ufv for treatment with Flonase see: http://bit.ly/1MJuqLD ...Read more
Social rejection: Shunning is an act of socially rejecting someone, and is generally done by a group. It can be formal, as with a church towards a member felt to be acting against its dogma. It can occur with other communities as well. There is avoidance of contact, and turning away from the person -- even to the point of not looking at him or her. Depending on circumstances, this can be very upsetting. ...Read more
Severe allergies?: Constant PND from allergies is one possibility. The other is a viral infection that can lead to a sinus infection. If the symptoms persists for?2-4 weeks or more, then it could lead to chronic sinusitis. Go see your doctor. A nasal spray (flonase) may be the only thing you need. ...Read more
DXA: Dxa = dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. There are various units which can be used to measure bone density (for example heel units). The most common and probably most accurate is the test performed on a table. You are in the supine position on a table and a technologist will position you to acquire a low dose x-ray of various locations. Usually spine, hip, and radius regions are performed. ...Read more
Not on this forum.: We cannot send you a message from this forum. If you would like to consult with a doctor, there are two ways to do so: on Healthtap Prime which is a virtual urgent and immediate care type of platform that is staffed 24/7 by doctors of various specialties. Or: to consult with a specific doctor or specialist, check the Concierge page to find doctors who have virtual practices on Healthtap. ...Read more
Unknown symptoms: Aside from routine examinations for general health, you should seek help when you have pain, unknown discharge, rashes, ill feeling that persists, inability to do things that were easy before. Any symptom that causes an unknown problem is a cause for seeking help. Best to see a general medical doctor and avoid the crush of an emergency room,. ...Read more
Not any old tea.: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more