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Just starting to feel a cold coming on. What kind of smoothie should I take to nip it in the bud?

Just starting to feel a cold coming on. What kind of smoothie should I take to nip it in the bud?

None, really.: A smoothie won't prevent you from getting sick, and has no real preventive benefit against infectious illnesses. Antioxidants in fruits in a smoothie are beneficial for health in general, but if you're on your way to getting sick right now, I'm afraid a smoothie will not help. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I am getting claudication like my ancestors. How can I nip it in the bud?

I'm afraid I am getting claudication like my ancestors. How can I nip it in the bud?

DONT SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!: The most important risk factor for claudication is smoking. Control you cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes (if you have diabetes). Exercise by walking at least 20-30 minutes at least four times weekly. If you can take one Aspirin daily. But most importantly....Stop smoking now! ...Read more

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I've developed a nervous habit of scratching my face. My face is very cut up and bleeds quite a bit, what can I do to nip this in the bud?

I've developed a nervous habit of scratching my face. My face is very cut up and bleeds quite a bit, what can I do to nip this in the bud?

Anxiety?: It sounds like you might be suffering significant anxiety symptoms. My advice is to see a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. If you don't feel comfortable doing that as an initial evaluation then talk to your primary care physician in order to be appropriately managed. ...Read more

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My grandmother said it's okay to give my five week old cat nip tea. Is it okay? What are the effects of catnip tea in a baby?

My grandmother said it's okay to give my five week old cat nip tea. Is it okay? What are the effects of catnip tea in a baby?

Do not give: A five week old baby should be fed only breast milk or infant formula. There is no reason to provide any other sort of liquids to the child. Catnip tea has certainly not been rigorously tested in this age population - avoid it. ...Read more

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I got mild frost nip on my toes and they turned into hard white callouses. Now they are very sensitive and dark red around the affected areas?

I got mild frost nip on my toes and they turned into hard white callouses. Now they are very sensitive and dark red around the affected areas?

Normal progression: If it is in fact frost nip and not frostbite, then this is normal. The callouses are dead skin and the surrounding red areas are irritated tissue. It the skin starts turning darker, please see your primary care provider immediately. ...Read more

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After having white milky discharge before..Now im 7 days away from my due im having a light brown discharge. Had protected sex. Pregnant? Senstive nip

After having white milky discharge before..Now im 7 days away from my due im having a light brown discharge. Had protected sex. Pregnant? Senstive nip

Am I pregnant?: Any answer here would be just a guess. It is too early to do a pregnancy test. You had 'protected' sex so it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Good for you for knowing how to prevent pregnancy. If your period does not come on time then it is time to get a test. ...Read more

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My bf went a lil ruff on my nip about a week ago and now its really sore, swollen and scabby. I pick at scabs so now its oozy. Idk what to do..It hurts?

My bf went a lil ruff on my nip about a week ago and now its really sore, swollen and scabby. I pick at scabs so now its oozy. Idk what to do..It hurts?

Your nipple may: Be infected if it is painful, swollen and has discharge. Is it warm to the touch? I would encourage medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Headache followed by bilateral scintillating scotoma. Is that a migraine and how do I nip it in the bud?

Headache followed by bilateral scintillating scotoma. Is that a migraine and how do I nip it in the bud?

Start med early: Most likely this is a migraine with aura; because there is an aura, recommendation would be to take a tryptan as soon as you think it might be coming on. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs of age but my breast still 32a. It stopped growing since i was first yr highschool. And my nip is not fully grown too. what's to do or drink?

I'm 20 yrs of age but my breast still 32a. It stopped growing since i was first yr highschool. And my nip is not fully grown too. what's to do or drink?

Nothing you can do o: Do or drink! You need to see an internist to have your hormone levels checked! Or GYN specialist! You may not be producing the normal hormones for your age? Are you having regular periods? If do less likely a hormone abnormality, ...Read more

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Pd due13th never came. Bn seeing a sm drop of blood on t.P every so often light pink or light red and clear, stringy. Breast nip hurting 3wks nowhelp

Pd due13th never came. Bn seeing a sm drop of blood on t.P every so often light pink  or light red and clear, stringy. Breast nip hurting 3wks nowhelp

Chance of pregnancy?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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My period should come from 4 days ago but it doesn't because I am stressed and my nipples really hurt because of the peroid what should u do to my nip?

My period should come from 4 days ago but it doesn't because I am stressed and my nipples really hurt because of the peroid what should u do to my nip?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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During pregnancy how should a possible dog bite be handled? It was a nip although you can see puncture spots, blood was not visible only red color.

During pregnancy how should a possible dog bite be handled? It was a nip although you can see puncture spots, blood was not visible only red color.

As if nonpregnant: Should be dealt with in the same way - urgent medical attention to check for infection, antibiotics (here the doctor may need to take care in their choice if pregnant) and tetanus injection if required. Please seek urgent medical attention to sort this out. All the best. ...Read more

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