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Could I be exposed to lead by being close to a old shutter that contains lead paint (didn't touch it).

Could I be exposed to lead by being close to a old shutter that contains lead paint (didn't touch it).

No: Wash your hands. Only way for lead to effect you is if you ingest the lead. Example, children often have lead poisoning when during their hand-mouth development stage, they place objects in their mouth. ...Read more

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My vision occassionally blinks like a camera shutter taking multiple pictures, there are no bright flashes in the periphery, any ideas?

My vision occassionally blinks like a camera shutter taking multiple pictures, there are no bright flashes in the periphery, any ideas?

TVO: Your description sounds like transient visual obscurations. This could be related to ocular migraine or can be related to any cause of elevated intracranial pressure. You need to see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My vision occasionally blinks like a camera shutter taking pictures while my eyes r wide open. Eye dr said eyes are 100% fine. What's my next step?

My vision occasionally blinks like a camera shutter taking pictures while my eyes r wide open. Eye dr said eyes are 100% fine. What's my next step?

Blepharospasm: This is probably about the muscles outside of your eyes that are spasming and causing the involuntary blinking. I would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have osgood schatters. I also play vball. My knee has really been hurting me. What could I do to help with pain besides stop playing vball? Brace/tape

I have osgood schatters. I also play vball. My knee has really been hurting me. What could I do to help with pain besides stop playing vball? Brace/tape

OSD??? get it check: OSD??? I do not think so - OSD can only happen in people with open growth plates... at 20 years old - that would not be likely. ..you may be having a tendinitis in the same location but at 20 years old you can not have OSD. ..you can try ice/NSAIDs and a counter force brace/wrap but definite care would be adequate and sufficient rest ...Read more

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A couple of days ago my ears just started feeling pressure and now everytime I burp or yawn, my ears start shuttering or shaking iinside. I'm pregnant.

A couple of days ago my ears just started feeling pressure and now everytime I burp or yawn, my ears start shuttering or shaking iinside. I'm pregnant.

Ear pain: pregnancy?: When pregnant, mucus surfaces in your auditory canals become swollen, and this mimics ear infection type symptoms. Sinus obstructions are also more common in pregnancy. See your healthcare provider and he/she can advise medication to relieve these symptoms. This is similar to blocked ear canals when swimming, and is not necessarily an infection. ...Read more