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NO: Babies should not be allowed to chew things. It can be a source of infection, he might swallow the object accidentally, metals can be dangerous if chewed from the object. ...Read more
Maturity: Depends upon the age but basically a child young enough to raise this issue should be escorted by an adult. If the adult is female, a child below puberty can accompany mom into the ladies room. A child past puberty probably should be mature enough to go into the men's room on his own. ...Read more
OK to drink: It is generally desirable for one to drink vegetable juices regularly. The exception would be if you have allergy or sensitivity to some vegetable or food, or a condition that is worsened by vegetables. ...Read more
Yes they can: If they are surrounded by a group of circumcised bigots. ...Read more
My brother is 28yo and at the ymca he changes in the kids locker room cause he hates the adult ones is that ok at all?
Probably not ok: At 28, he is a grown man. So, if there is a problem with the adult locker room, he should be able to convince the ymca management to fix it (because the management wouldn't want problems). Otherwise, anatomical adult males should change in the men's locker room, and anatomical adult females should go to the women's locker room. Young kids needing supervision can go with the adult supervising them. ...Read more
Should I go get my finger checked I got it slammed in a locker now it hurts to bend it and it swelled up. Could it be broken or just jammed?
Broken: If it is swollen and you can't bend it, it may be broken. See a doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: The size of your penis cannot be changed or altered by medications. It will continue to grow through puberty so do not focus on the size before then. If by chance you are still concerned about having a small penis, you will need blood tests to evaluate your hormone function and if low, medications may be needed but this usually not needed. ...Read more
How likely is it to get fungus on your feet from not wearing flip flops in the men's locker room?
Not very likely.: We used to worry about fungus being spread in locker rooms, showers, etc. Now the thinking is that these fungi are pretty much everywhere, and it is the environment of the shoe (dark & damp) which allows them to get established on the feet, especially between the toes. Washing your feet daily with soap and water and wearing clean dry cotton socks are strong preventative measures. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my friend slammed my thumb in my locker last tuesday and it bled a lot but it didn't hurt?
Likely no: If it bled a lot then stopped, and now it functions normally without pain, then it probably has healed completely ...Read more
This morning during my third period and went into the locker room and went to go to the br really quick and I m not sure if my tampon fell out but I couldn t find the string so I put another one in but now I m not sure if it did fall out or the other one
Get it checked: It is possible that the first tampon is still there. You can feel inside your vagina with your finger and try to locate and remove it. If you can't tell for sure if it is still there or not you should go to an ob/gyn or women's healthcare nurse practitioner and have an exam. A "lost tampon" in the vagina will typically cause foul discharge and odor but you shouldn't wait for symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Atheltes foot fungas can reside on any moist surface. You are decreaseing your chances by not exposing your self to pools and locker rooms that have a high amount of traffic from people and moisture. ...Read more
My locker door slammed on my finger, and now its red, hurts and might be swollen. What should I do?
Start with a cold compress. Crushed ice in a plastic bag, wrapped in a towel (never put ice directly on skin). Apply 10 minutes, off 10 minutes, repeat.
See a medical professional to have finger checked. Could be broken, might just be bruised. Can't tell without checking. ...Read more
I had my tetanus shot 3 years ago. I was cut by the door of a locker which caused me to bleed. Should I be worried about getting infected?
Infection alert: You should be covered for tetanus but you could develop a staph or strep infection. Be on the lookout for redness, throbbing or discharge. ...Read more
Can HPV spread via formites? I'm scared of going to public bathrooms and locker rooms after reading about how HPV could remain infective for a ~7 days.
What to do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment? Was walking on locker room floors.
Should a person with eczema avoid locker room showers because he/she might pick up serious infectious diseases?
NO: Prudence and phobia are different. One is useful. The other is crippling. ...Read more
Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess, the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.
Hello.: Hello. Bacteria like to live in moist environments. When we sweat, bacteria can flourish. We all have bacteria on our skin. The bacteria create substances that have "foot smells". If the feet are not ventilated, more sweat will build up. Think about what makes a locker room stink- gym shoes. Why do gym shoes stink more than our other shoes? - because we exercise and sweat in them. ...Read more
My son slammed locker door on finger. How can I tell if it's just a sprain, jammed, or broken finger? He says hurts to move it.
Xray: The most accurate way is performance of radiography or xray of finger. Sprains and soft tissue injury in general are shorter in duration of symptoms. Deformity, point tenderness, discoloration, interruption in movement are signs of fracture. Any or all of signs and symptoms may not be present and vary in degree. ...Read more
Hit head 5 months ago hard on the corner of a locker. Was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia. I just barely hit my head again. Am I OK? Slight HA
Sounds ok: "Barely hit my head" sounds minor enough that nothing should become of it. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff, " but do worry if one gets a giant smack on the head. ...Read more
I am 71 have CAD recently have some PVCs after exercising mostly. I take a statin and sometimes have fast heartbeat. Have lo BP so cant takebeta locker?
Not certain what: Your question is. PVC's after exercise can be normal but may also be a sign of progression of CAD. Fast heart beats in a patient with CAD can be very bad or nothing at all. We have medications to help elevate your blood pressure in order to be able to use beta blockers. Sounds like you need to focus your questions and get checked out by your health care provider. ...Read more
3 wks ago hit face into locker. Docs say everything alright. Noticed brace wire was bent. Teeth shift. Tips/help?
See DDS/ ortho: Which doctor did you go to? Did you see your dentist and orthodontist? Any mobility should be noted by the dentist and possibly splinted by the orthodontist if needed. Follow up x-rays may be needed to make sure the tooth is not devitalized. ...Read more
Punched a locker last night and a bulge immediately appeared behind knuckle. After icing it went away, now have mild pain and full motion. Diagnosis?
The common story here is that this is one of the most frequent causes of fracture. Pounding on something when one is angry is a common problem on how to hurt oneself. I would hope this is just an injury that is not a fracture, but if the pain persists you may want to get an x-ray to see if the bones need to be realigned or casted.
Lesson learned: deal with anger in healthy ways. ...Read more