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Matthew swallow a flat, glass, oval-shaped marble. It is maximum 2.5cm in diameter and 0.5cm thick. Can it come out or do we need an intervention?
Pediatrics: In all likelihood, Matthew will easily pass the marble within the next few days. Try to check for it in his bowel movements. Encourage eating of bananas, apple sauce, apple juice, prunes, other high-fiber foods & keep him well-hydrated. Make sure those remaining marbles are out of reach...call your doctor if he starts complaining of pain or blood in stool. ...Read more
Hi there. I've never had any nightmares. My dreams are very odd tho; think Tim Burton themed/Alice in Wonderland (during Trazadone dosing). Unusual??
Dreaming restored: Dreaming is normal but often disappears with depression. Dreams may be kicking in again with Trazodone as you feel better. Discuss your dreaming pattern with treating doctor or psychiatrist. If dreams persist as scary or nightmarish, ask about adjusting Trazodone dose. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dr Matthew wilson told me to count 38weeks to September 18 to get the day I got pregnant/ovulation day but having trouble help doc where are you.
Count forward: It is easier count 14 weeks forward from your due date on a calendar and then the approximate conception date is 1 year earlier. Even easier, just ask your doctor to look at their "wheel" which calculates all these things. You can also estimate by adding 2 weeks to the first day of your last menstrual period. ...Read more
7yo cannot say th sound (matthew). Had speech therapy from 2-4 yo. Is this cons age app, or should I push for eval bc of prior speech problems?
Cd. Be a problem: If your son was born hearing english and he still can't say "th", he would probably benefit from speech therapy. Can he do initial or final "th"? It does matter. This could be a problem with using the muscles that make this sound or it could be a more straight-forward anatomic problem. If the school does not consider this significant enough to warrant therapy, a private therapist can help. ...Read more
I spent years building huge pecs, now I hear they offer pec implants. Is that what matthew mc has?
Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while. But nothing seems to be working!
See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more
It can: It is important to look at what your calories are coming from (i.e. Fat, carbohydrates, or protein). If you are eating a lot to match the calories that you burn, you are probably in a good balance, which could explain your weight stability. You may want to consult with an endocrinologist if you think that your metabolism is out of balance, however. ...Read more
Is it bad to have a fast metabolism? Is hard for me gain weight, no matter what I eat I would burn it the next day.
Normal: Unless you are underweight nothing to worry about. Thyroid disorders, among others, may cause such issues. ...Read more
My eye burned and itched 36 hours ago. No matter in my eye. My vision seems to be getting more foggy.?
No difference: Innies don't live any better or longer than outies. There is probably some web site dedicated to their respective cause, but to most it just doesn't matter. ...Read more
If j & j is as gentle to eyes as water why do my eyes burn no matter where I am? Fresh soft hard from many different places.
Baby shampoo is not actually as gentle as water. That is an advertising slogan. It is more gentle than many shampoos. Try diluting it by half with water before shampooing. It will rinse from your hair more easily and burn less.
Tap water does burn slightly in the eyes, mainly due to differences in salinity. If your eyes burn a lot, you may have inflammation of the surface of the eye, allergy, dryness. ...Read more
We burned our fireplace for a couple days. It's been a week, and no matter where I am, I still occasionally smell the wood burning. Why? Sinuses?
Soot: If you got soot in your clothes, or all over your house that would explain it in part. It is possible that there is soot lodged in your sinuses, but you would see it when you blew your nose. Clean your house, do the laundry, and try a nasal wash with saline if the smell still doesn't go away. ...Read more
Everytime I eat, no matter the portion size is bloats me and always come back up. I also have pains above my belly button, what's this?! I can't eat.
I have pain directly above my belly button. It hurts when touched and sometimes when I move. Dr can't see me till next Tues. Will taking half of an Ambien (zolpidem) for the pain make matters worse?
On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?
Complex question: Why did u get an MRI? FLAIR is "fluid attenuation by inversion recovery, " 1 of many ways that MRI signals r obtained. Hyperintensity means the signal was stronger than expected. I suspect this is an artifact of MRI, unrecognized by the radiologist. If you are feeling no different than before, & if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much. Http://www. Actaneurocomms. Org/content/1/1/14 ...Read more
Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what I do.?
Doctor can check: The central area from the bottom of the ribs to the belly button is called the epigastric area. A person with severe pain should be evaluated by his primary care doctor or at the E.R. Possible causes include pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, gall stones, twisted bowel, damage to big blood vessels in the abdomen, etc., etc... ...Read more
Had brain MRI due to numerous symptoms. Says: mild to mod deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden. Can I get that in "for dummies" language?
Unfortunately, the phrase is very nonspecific. It can be seen from anything from normal aging to actual disease conditions. You should see a neurologist to determine if the findings seen on your MRI are relevant to your symptoms.
It's also helpful to compare any previous MRI's of the brain you may have to do this new one. Stability of findings, in general, more likely predicts something benign. ...Read more
Pain constant from belly button 2 rib cage also on left side and them goes 2 bottom of hip bone. Doesn't matter if eat or not, since friday noon time?
See a doctor: There‘s many possible causes. You should see a doctor to get a full check up and find out the true cause. ...Read more
Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?
Need eval: You need medical evaluation for your complaints. I would start with evaluating your neck as I would be concerned there is something going on in your cervical spine that's causing some pressure on the spinal cord which could cause your symptoms. Also concern would be diseases that cause what is known as peripheral neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Good luck ...Read more
Terrible anxiety... Terrible heart burn no matter what I eat.... Tight chest and feel like I can't take deep breath with headache.... Lightheaded too?
I have dizziness, hot and cold flashes, blurred vision, migraines, fatigue, and constant exhaustion no matter how much sleep I get. Also heart burn.
See neurologist but: I suspect that you all also suffering from anxiety-depression. ...Read more
What causes me to get sick from burn off of charcoal burning grills I can't eat the food without getting sick, headaches, stomach aches, weak eyes puff, dizzy, weak. This can last several days (4 to 6). No matter what food it is. Gas grills or wood burning
You may be reacting to any one of a number of things. Charcoal grills produce poisonous carbon monoxide gas, so you need to use it in a well ventilated area. When meats are cooked on a grill; the fat that drips below onto the charcoal & can form polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pahs). The pah rises with the smoke and becomes absorbed in the meat as well as being inhaled. Heterocyclic amines (hcaâ€™s) can form in meat due to the heat released during grilling. Charcoal contains coal dust and limestone which can also become airborne and can be inhaled. Patients who are treated with activated charcoal can have an allergic reaction with hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
I suggest you keep your distance from grills and grilled meats. Stay well. ...Read more
Bunion: Conservative management for a bunion may include wearing specialized shoes with wide, low heels or an increased medial pocket. Orthoses may help. For your hike, I would carefully select your shoes or wear a medial bunion pad to reduce irritation. Applying ice when you are resting can help with inflammation. If you still have pain, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help. ...Read more
It may matter: Certain medications are more effective if taken at certain times. Also, some medications need to timed around meals or activities. Blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, osteoporosis medications and some antibiotics would be some examples of these. Consult with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist for more information. ...Read more
Cold: The only tales about butter and grease are not useful or effective. Reach in your freezer and get a bag of peas or corn and put that on the burn for 10-15 minutes. This will relieve pain, prevent the burn from deepening and frequently will cause any delayed effects from happening. If the skin comes off or is charred, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Not sure what: You are referring to by "they". Can you repost and be more specific? ...Read more