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Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

OTC anti-inflamitory: The treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is aimed in reducing and alleviating the presenting symptoms. Here are the following interventions for cubital tunnel syndrome:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

These can help in alleviating the pain and inflammation that took place in the affected area

Avoidance of trauma to the "funny bone" area where he ulnar nerve is. ...Read more

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2 months ago I sprained my ankle and everything was healing up nicely, but then a week ago it started hurting again and now I can't bear weight on it?

2 months ago I sprained my ankle and everything was healing up nicely, but then a week ago it started hurting again and now I can't bear weight on it?

Needs more time: You must let things heal fully. Stick to flat shoes, avoid sports and take it easy. If things do get better soon, speak to your doc about this. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen lymph node on right side of panty line for past year. It started out size of pea and currently size of a nickle. It varies in size?

I've had a swollen lymph node on right side of panty line for past year. It started out size of pea and currently size of a nickle. It varies in size?

Lymph node: Most lymph nodes are benign in origin, but one that has been present for a year and grew in size may be biopsied to get a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood clots a week before your period? They started on sunday about the size of a nickle now they bigger and more frequent?

Is it normal to see blood clots a week before your period? They started on sunday about the size of a nickle now they bigger and more frequent?

Not normal: If you normally have regular cycles, and now are experiencing bleeding unrelated to your cycle, then no it is not normal for you. Check a pregnancy test if pregnancy is possible. Also, this is a good reason to check with your ob/gyn about a visit. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period since december. Now a week past my 4th missed period I start flooding, have had nickle-sized blood clots and really pale?

I haven't had a period since december. Now a week past my 4th missed period I start flooding, have had nickle-sized blood clots and really pale?

Missed cycle: You've experienced a missed cycle; probably because of anovulation. Anovulation happens when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How willlockjaw start?

How willlockjaw start?

Tetanus: Tetanus (lockjaw) usually starts with mild spasm of the jaw as well as the chest, neck, back and abdomen. ...Read more

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When will I start showing?

When will I start showing?

Everyone's different: Everyone will "show" differently depending on their body type. There is no real normal. At 12 weeks the uterus is just above the pubic bone. At 20 weeks it reaches your belly button. Some people will show earlier and some later. Both are normal. ...Read more

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When will I start to show?

When will I start to show?

Depends: It really depends on your height and weight, your muscle tone, and how many children you have had. Some people show as early as three months, some don't show until 7 months. ...Read more

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When does ED typically start?

When does ED typically start?

Highly variable...: Most of men may start experiencing ED from their 40s, and getting worse and becoming more often over time. But ED may occur in men of any age. More? To formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html. ...Read more

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When does a child starts eating?

When does a child starts eating?

Solid food: Solid foods are initiated at 4 months old. Usually start off with rice cereal as it is easily digestable till 6 months old or one new 1st stage baby food, single kind such as pears by itself, spinach, apple sauce etc every 4 to 5 days. In case of allergic reaction, it will be easier to pinpoint what your baby is allergic to.
Or start solids at 6 mos old directly w 2nd stage baby food. Plus formula. ...Read more

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How do I start to get healthier?

How do I start to get healthier?

Getting healthier: To start the journey to better health, improve your diet by eating more plant based foods, less process foods, drink water rather than caffeinated drinks, exercise, and manage stress. ...Read more

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What month do you start showing?

What month do you start showing?

It varies: Skinny women will show much earlier than those that are fat. Some women go through their entire pregnancy without any one noticing that they're pregnant. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to crawl?

When will my baby start to crawl?

Variable...: ...Some as early as 9 mo, some only learn to crawl after they learn to walk. It seems to be related to a basic personality trait. ...Read more

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When do kids start to use pronouns?

When do kids start to use pronouns?

2 years: Like dr. Park said, around 2 years kids start using pronouns. When they are younger and your are talking to them and promoting language development remember to say things like "mommy is making breakfast" instead of "i am making breakfast." this is easier for them to understand. Talk lots to your children- they love it and learn many social cues this way. ...Read more

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How to beat a cold before it starts?

How to beat a cold before it starts?

Wrong Season: I am not sure why anyone in the U.S. during the summer would be asking this question. But, the answer, of course, is to not get exposed to the virus. But, once you have the virus there is no medication, potion, supplement to take to prevent the illness the virus causes. ...Read more

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When can my baby start sitting down?

When can my baby start sitting down?

Sitting: Babies start sitting around 6-9 months. They can attain abilities in their extremities sooner, as part of normal motor development they seem to mature "from the extremities to the core". ...Read more

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When can I start eating soldid food?

When can I start eating soldid food?

Solid food?: Not sure of the question? Have you been ill? As a rule...when you are feeling better, ok to try to advance diet ...Read more

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How do you start a healthy lifestyle?

How do you start a healthy lifestyle?

Health: The keys here are 3 things: excellent diet, moderate exercise and stress reduction. These 3 things are most responsible for a healthy lifestyle. You may not accomplish it all at once, but through a systematic program, aided by professionals, you should be able to achieve all three. You will feel really good both physicially and mentally! ...Read more

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How should a smoker start exercising?

How should a smoker start exercising?

Smoking and Exercise: First of all, you need to stop smoking. Next, a walking regimen would be the best way to start exercising. Gradually build up your distance and time of walking. ...Read more

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When do women typically start to show?

When do women typically start to show?

20 weeks: Although this may differ depending on the body types of people, pregnant women will typically start to show around 16-22 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whenever I jog, I start coughing. Why?

Whenever I jog, I start coughing. Why?

Exercise-induced: Coughing can be an atypical symptom of exercised-induced asthma. Recommend seeing your primary care doctor to see if bronchodilator use before exercise can prevent or reduce the severity of cough. ...Read more

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Can you start showing at 4 to 5 weeks?

Can you start showing at 4 to 5 weeks?

Early pregnancy: Belly may appear bigger early in pregnancy due to bloating and not really due to size of baby. ...Read more

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When do kids start forming good habits?

When do kids start forming good habits?

Very early: Learned behaviors start at 6 mos.; you can teach a lot by a year. At 15-16 mos., a toddler will " do what you do, not do what you say, " so model what you expect of him. At 18 mos. Developmental age a child can understand " time-out." "Little people" by Dr. Ed Christopherson is a good book. Keep your rules short, & what you want, e.g., "feet go on the floor, "not "don't stand up in that chair." ...Read more

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What's the best way to start your diet?

What's the best way to start your diet?

With the next bite: To have a successful weight loss diet, it takes lots of planning including looking at recipes and creating shopping lists, scheduling prep time, making a "date" with yourself to sit down in a pleasant setting to eat and enjoy a healthful meal. Please see my guides to healthy eating, etc. For more tips including the value of recording or using an app as an aid. (i added links in the comments below). ...Read more

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When can my baby start to eat anything?

When can my baby start to eat anything?

Baby food: You can start baby food between 4-6 months of age if the baby is ready for baby food. ...Read more

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What age should you start to wear bras?

What age should you start to wear bras?

Depends: Everyone is different. There is no specific age when you need to start wearing bras. Usually when the breast tissue begins to develop and enlarge is a good time to start. ...Read more