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Can you tell me what the orthapedic syndrome is called when an adult is knocked kneed and pigeon toed?

Can you tell me what the orthapedic syndrome is called when an adult is knocked kneed and pigeon toed?

Genu Valgum: Would describe the knees and either metatarsal adductus or internal tibial torsion could explain the pigeon toes... ...Read more

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Will johnson and johnson head to toe baby wash clog pores if used on adult skin, especially the face?

Will johnson and johnson head to toe baby wash clog pores if used on adult skin, especially the face?

No: Haven't heard of johnson & johnson baby wash clogging anybody's pores, regardless of whether a child or adult is using it. ...Read more

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Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

It could be related: Toe walking could be a result of a tumor putting pressure on the nerves or brain area that control the muscles of the foot. Consult your doctor for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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Get good tingling sensation from head to toe when skin rubbed/massaged. Is it true that stimulates excess growth hormone causing adults to grow taller

Get good tingling sensation from head to toe when skin rubbed/massaged. Is it true that stimulates excess growth hormone causing adults to grow taller

No.: No one with closed epiphyses of the long bones can grow taller with growth hormone--the bones just grow thicker. There exists no scientific evidence that massage helps children or adolescents with short stature to grow faster--they need injections of growth hormone by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Several nonenhancing WML frontal lobe. Adult onset bed wetting. Numb toes for3 years. Horrific day migraines. Docs are stumped. Any ideas?

Several nonenhancing WML frontal lobe. Adult onset bed wetting. Numb toes for3 years. Horrific day migraines. Docs are stumped. Any ideas?

Numerous possibiliti: Ina 33 yo female, MS would certainly be a consideration among other possibilities. Have you seen a neurologist? Have you had a lumbar puncture. Consider a full neurology workup. ...Read more

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How can I prevent foot odor on my adult soon?

How can I prevent foot odor on my adult soon?

See below: Make sure he's not wearing the same shoes every day; they need time to dry out from feet sweating. Spray interior with lysol (kills fungus) or deodorizing foot spray. Use deodorizing inserts. Wear socks & change them daily (more often if feet sweat a lot). Wash feet with deodorizing body wash. ...Read more

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Babinski reflex in adults one foot and the other foot didn't have any reaction would that be?

Babinski reflex in adults one foot and the other foot didn't have any reaction would that be?

Spine or brain: Babinski reflex suggests an upper motor neuron disorder. Since the spinal column and the brain are organized into "halves, " one-sided babinski suggests a lesion on one side of the spinal cord, brainstem, or brain. It could be as simple as an entrapped nerve or as serious as a stroke. Neurology consult is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal blood pressure for a 6-foot-tall adult?

Please describe the normal blood pressure for a 6-foot-tall adult?

Ideal Blood Pressure: Ideal resting blood pressure should be below 120 for the top number (systolic) and below 80 for the bottom number (diastolic).

Stage 1 hypertension (high blood pressure starts at 140/90.

If you have other medical conditions, your goal range may vary. ...Read more

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I will soon be having surgery to stabilize my painful residual adult club foot. One part of the surgery is navicular?

I will soon be having surgery to stabilize my painful residual adult club foot. One part of the surgery is navicular?

Depends: It all depends on what is the residual of your club foot.
Sometimes it entails a fusion of the hindfoot and a talo-navicular fusion particularly if you are suffering from arthritis. Osteotomies with or without fusions maybe required. ...Read more

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My adult son has a pain in his left foot, right below the ankle. There's no redness or swelling, but limps when he walks. He's a security officer.

My adult son has a pain in his left foot, right below the ankle. There's no redness or swelling, but limps when he walks. He's a security officer.

Ankle pain: Need more information than you have given. How long has he had it, does anything make it feel better, any injury, etc. ...Read more

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My adult daughtet has bad, blistering foot exzema. What is the best treatment or prevention?

My adult daughtet has bad, blistering foot exzema. What is the best treatment or prevention?

Keep: Foot dry, change shoes daily, give skies 24 hours between wearing them and moisture wicking socks. Have steroid cream on hand for flare ups. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Yes, but it's rare.: I only ever saw 1 case of an adult who got full-blown hfm from a child. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

Yes.: Although it usually affects little ones (younger than 5), adults can also get hand, foot, and mouth. The disease is caused by a group of viruses, and you are most contagious in the first 7 days. Even after the symptoms pass, you can still be contagious for weeks. Since the virus is transmitted by contact with nose/throat secretions, hand washing is key! The alcohol based gels work even better! ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

Yes!: Specially after the adult touched a blister or changed the diaper of an infected child and DID NOT WASH THE HANDS.
The virus can stay in the stool for several months and may spread to others. Often the disease breaks out within a community. ...Read more

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I've always sat with legs crossed or one foot resting on my leg. Can poses like those cause an adult to increase height like I hear yoga can do?

I've always sat with legs crossed or one foot resting on my leg. Can poses like those cause an adult to increase height like I hear yoga can do?

No: Yoga doesn't increase your "height" so to speak, as in increase the anatomic length of your spine, but rather can improve your posture. So while you may measure "taller" it's related to your spinal alignment being "optimized" rather than true anatomic elongation of your spine. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof a foot fracture in adults?

What are the symptomsof a foot fracture in adults?

Pain, bruising, edem: Pain, bruising, swelling (edema), numbness due to swelling, inability to bear weight or full weight, iniability to wear a shoe due to to above. Some fractures are rather unremarkable and just require rest and protection while others require casting or even surgery. Get check, get an x ray and sometimes even an MRI is required. ...Read more

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How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

Easy to catch!: You bet! The virus is spread via nose and throat secretions, blister fluid and poop. You're most contagious during the first week of symptoms although you can shed virus for several weeks later. You can return to daycare or school when your blisters are healed. Adults can sometimes get hfm disease but usually happens to kids under 10 years old. ...Read more

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I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

Phleb-oy-tis??: Only if it was a can of Manischewitz gifilte fish. Otherwise, you're in the clear. Yes, there are superficial arteries there, but only veins can get"phlebitis, "which is unlikely to begin with, but even if one got inflamed and developed a small clot, it being superficial (like the artery), there would be no way for it to get into the deep veins & travel "up the body" (like, into the lungs). L'chayim!! ...Read more

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Can adults get hand, foot mouth disease?

Can adults get hand, foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Yes: This is an illness that is usually experienced in childhood & has more than one strain. If experienced in childhood, the immunity gained is likely lifelong. However we occasionally see this in adults. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

Yes: Yes they can, though much less likely to than a child. Those who are elderly or immunocompromised are more likely. Symptoms are similar to those for kids - itchy bumps on hands and feet with blisters in the back of the throat. Unfortunately no tx - just treat the pain and itching and wait for it to resolve. ...Read more

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When hand-foot-mouth is caught by both children and adults, how long does it last?

7-10 days: Hand-foot & mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral illness, most often affecting children, but may also affect adults. Most pnts. Recover in 7-10 days. There are very rarely serious complications, but these can be severe. It is most contagious during the 1st week after exposure, so practice good virual hygiene (wash hands, limits personal contact)>. ...Read more

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Hand foot mouth syndrome in adult chemotherapy? Any suggestions gor reducing discomfort and pain?

D/w your oncologist: Hand food syndrome can be an adverse event of chemo like 5-fu or xeloda (capecitabine). Apply lotion as frequent as possible to your hands. Udderly smooth cream, aveno's or whatever lotion you like. Avoid hot water when you wash hands. For mouth pain- use magic mouth wash, or try orajel. Some pain medication may be needed if topical is not enough. Most importantly, you should discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?

YES: Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral illness not to be confused with the cattle illness hoof and mouth.
It is contagious and an adult can get it if he or she has not had a previous infection with the virus or if immunosuppressed. It is a self limited illness that only on very rare occasions can cause serious complications. ...Read more