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Is it okay to me immature at 18 yrs old almost 18yrs old? I like disney movies and things and other children like things
Find a balance: At 18 you are no longer a little child, but not yet an adult. It is normal to still be a bit immature. Even adults like disney movies and occasionally child-like things. Think about how many people get married at disney world. The trick is to find a balance between between these two worlds and know when it is ok to act "immature" and when you need to act more grown up. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son with autism is severely obsessed with mickey mouse and keeps calling the disney store?
Small red dots on chest and back, I noticed them after a trio to disney where I drank and ate lots of different foods?
Picture?: I guess need more info. Could heat and humidity. Infection or possible allergy ...Read more
Going to disney for a wk. Last time we did we walked 70+ miles and our feet were in immense pain. Any advice to avoid that this time around?
Walking: Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes and rest your feet at night. ...Read more
Been reading about the Disney Land Measles problem, and I'm wondering - can I get this current form of measles even though I am 20 and vaccinated?
Maybe: Measles is measles, it hasn't changed. We started giving 2 doses of the MMR in the mid 90's to bring up the protection level. You should be protected. However, if you missed a dose or either dose was mishandled you may not be immune. Your doc can run antibody levels on you to see if you are protected. ...Read more
I am going to Disney next week I m supposed to start my period that week but I want to start now so I will be done by then. What can I do to rush it?
It takes time: It takes some time for anything to work. Unfortunately, I don't think that there is anything that will make your period start immediately. I wish I could be of more help. ...Read more
I'm 24 and have viral pleurisy breathing is fine pain on left side now and than would it be safe to go to Disney world and on rides?
Mgt: If the pain is mild, it should be fine. I would advise not taking any rides requiring excessive exertion during your recovery. ...Read more
2 yo opened child proof kids vitamins -Disney gummy vitamins - prob ate about 2 or 3. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Can my 20 mnth old take disney princess gummies multivitamin n mineral supplements on bottle says 2 and older?
When a theme park ride warns not for pregnant women, does it apply to all stages? I am 4.5 weeks pregnant & going to disney world.
Hubby's hlth screen shows 7.1 A1c level. Is this an urgent crisis? Going to disney fd/wine fest in oct. Does he have to miss out? Can treatment wait?
Not crisis: But why wait. There will always be another reason to wait further, until he develops preventable but uncorrectable problems. Why not start now? He can easily continue treatment at disney or anywhere else in the world. Stop making excuses for denying his illness -- it will shorten his life unless you acknowledge it and treat it properly. ...Read more
Disney crowds make me VERY nervous/panicky. Dr Rx'd me 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam). I took it. Calmed me but made me sleepy & uninterested. Any other recs?
If it is just related to Disney, you could reduce your time there, or you could try to go when it is not as crowded. If that is not an option, you could close your eyes and imagine yourself in a wide open space, or look at pictures of one, such as Yellowstone park.
If it is really bothering you, and it prevents you from functioning, or going outside your home, then medicine tretament may be best ...Read more
I have LBBB, but no other heart problems. Checkups all good, even cath came out good. Will riding rides at Disney cause me any harm?
Rides: There should be no added riskGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to do the rides at Disney World at 6-7 weeks pregnant? We've had the vacation planned for months and just found out I am pregnant.
3 yr old with fever 101.1. In Disney. Could it be related to not enough rest, too much sun, not eating and drinking enough? She doesn't seem sick.
Hello there! After a full weekend of walking in disney world, my legs are chaffed. Some is healing fine, but some spots are raw. Best way to treat it?
Chaffed skin: An otc cortisone cream if red and itchy and also a good moisturizer like cetaphil. ...Read more
Get check up!: You need to go over what's happening with your doctor. It sounds like you may be having low blood pressure if this happens when you get out of bed. But I'm not sure based on the info in your question. Anytime you have ongoing dizziness, and episodes of blindness (!), you must be seen! ...Read more
I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?
Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. Your scarring may be a hypertrophic scar instead of a keloid because it is in a location of motion. See your doctor for options. ...Read more
Failed to mention in an earlier question that I have flat feet. About to do some serious walking at disney. Are new balance shoes a good idea?
Can be: I personally love new balance. However, what I love most about them is the many types of shoes they make for many types of feet, as well as insoles. Plus living near the outlet is nice. The most important thing is finding a pair of shoes of any brand and/or orthotics that work for you. Footwear experts, especially at stores that cater to runners...Or doctors specializing in foot/ankle can help. ...Read more
Man I went to Disney land and on our last 2 days I started experiencing this shortness of breath and rappid heart beat following by me getting scared and having to sit down and get my thoughts together so my heart stops beating so fast.
Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath with rapid heart beat, including asthma and other lung diseases, heart arrhythmias, heart failure, and anemia. Anxiety or panic attacks can mimic the same conditions. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more
We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?
Blood clot: I wouldn't chance it. The clot could break loose and cause major problems. However, check with your doctor and get his opinion. ...Read more
6 yr old headache, nausea, stomachache, last chest X-ray had swollen lymph node now has 1 in neck, didn't want to go to Disney? Not hungry Any idea
See your doctor: These symptoms could be a viral infection, but if you are having X-rays already, please contact your doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more
Every dinner I eat is low carb and quite varied!
how about grilled tuna, grilled yellow squash and onions (spanish), and a greek salad. Dry wine is optional. Tea (unsweetened and water should be had! Don't like fish? Cube steak with baked sweet potato fries (minimal olive oil brushing), and salad! So many choices! ...Read more
When I scratch my leg where I scratched turns white and don't get color back for about 5 minutes and ive been really dissy?
Dizzy: Sounds like you may be a little anemic. If you are having heavy periods,,, then it is possible that you may be short on your blood level. Have your doctor check a lab test for this level. ...Read more
I may have lpr me and my wife tired working lot don't feel like cooking. Which TV dinners are healthiest And low in acid? Healthy choice?
None: TV dinners are not meant for ' healthy choice '. Almost all of them has high sodium (600 to 700 mg of Na) sweet dishes has corn syrup 50% 0r more of fructose. If You want' healthy choice ' go and make yourself a sandwich along with salad and some fresh fruit (and give a break to your wife) ...Read more
What TV dinners are healthy and low in acid bec I can find some low in sodium well under 1500? Me and wife don't feel like cooking working lot.
Salt is the issue.: There are plenty of low-calorie options for frozen dinners. However, in order to flavor the foods while keeping them "healthy", they tend to have less fat and more sodium. Plus, I believe the sodium helps to preserve the food anyway. So it will be difficult to avoid the sodium in low-fat frozen dinners. Better to cook a lot and save, getting several dinners out of your efforts. ...Read more
Rice should not be taken in dinner / low quantity can be taken/high rice intake during dinner. Which is correct?
Moderate amount: The saying that you can eat or drink most things in moderation is generally true, as long as one has no sensitivity to that product, or that the food is omitted because of certain diseases (such as celiac spruce and wheat products). There really is no down side to eat small to moderate amounts of rice within other foods or aside from other foods. ...Read more
My BP 45mins after dinner is 80/60. I'm 19 years old and currently having my exams. Is it unhealthy for it to be so low?
Not necessarily: How was the BP taken? By automatic machine? These can be inaccurate. One reading or several? Correct size cuff used? Are you in otherwise good health? Any medical problems? On any medications? Good diet? Unless you are have dizziness or fainting or symptoms of excessive fatigue, a systolic BP of 80-90mmhg is not necessarily worrisome. ...Read more
Little time to shop or cook, want to lose weight. Should I just buy those frozen low-cal dinners?
Many roads to Rome!: My suggestion:instead of frozen dinners-frozen peas, broccoli, spinach, carrots, . Ready to put in the pan fish, chicken, . ..Ready salads..., fresh, cleaned, ready to steam, cook, broil, . Ready salads and through on top, anchovy, olives, cheese, dress with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, lemon. No microwaving please. High quality concentrated to keep you nourished & full. No mayo, no ready dressing, no preservati. ...Read more