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Permanent Marker Genitals Harm
This afternoon I put some magnesium oil on my genitals (scrotum). Will this cause me any harm or is it harmless? Thank you.
It's fine: It's harmless, and your scrotum will survive. If you get a rash, then you'll know not to do it again. One thing to be aware of is that fungi like moisture, so in general it's a good idea to keep you groin and genitals dry to avoid fungal infections (jock itch). But an occasional application of oil isn't going to hurt you. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant just used stud 100 male genital desensitizer with my husband will it harm the baby I'm scare?
Stud100: The active ingredient of Stud 100 is lidocaine. No studies have been done as to its effect on a fetus ...Read more
Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?
Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read more
No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. Which has over 120 different types, all causing different kinds of warts. Most types are benign but some progress to cancer. In pregnancy, the warts can sometimes grow large, but they usually don't cause problems. Most people catch one type of this virus or another. We don't believe genital warts pose any risk to babies during delivery. ...Read more
My genitals are numb and have been numb for about a week now. I can't get aroused. Is this normal? Permanent? Treatable?
Depends on cause: This can be something simple like pressure from a bicycle seat, or more serious. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. It doesn't sound normal. ...Read more
Herpes: Nope. There is no cure. There is coming in the future hopefully a vaccine to prevent and possibly a vaccine process to suppress the viral shedding of those infected. ...Read more
What's the mechanism behind impotence with the use of beta blockers such as Tenex (guanfacine)? Is the impotence permanent? Do beta blockers remain in the genitals forever?
Multiple: Mechanisms, both due to the distribution of the receptors that the medication works on. Beta-blocker appear to prevent dilation of the vasculature of the penis that lead to erections in addition to altering the nerve response for orgasm. It is reversible with stopping the medication and the medications are cleared by the body (which organ depends on which betablocker). ...Read more
Do waist shapers force fat to your hip area, are the results permanent? I heard these do more harm than good, just want a professional opinion
Not a good idea: Think of your body like a balloon, like the long ones that people make animals out of. If you squeeze and tighten one section, the stuff (air in a balloon, all sorts of stuff in a human) being squeezed must pop out in a different section of the balloon or the body. Where else would all the stuff go? Abdominal muscles are vital to supporting the back & abdomen. A corset interferes with ab. Muscles. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old and since 13 or so I've been on and off about 20 or so anti-depress. And anti-psych. I'm off everything now but could permanently harm?
Yes: Depending on the conditions, your disease may progress without treatment and you may experience progressive cognitive losses. ...Read more
I find that if I miss breakfast & lunch, I feel super weak. Will be smarter going forward. But worried I've already caused permanent harm of some kind?
Will 108 mg of methylphenidate cause permanent harm to your body? And if possible what would be the quickest way to get it out of your system?
My son is almost 4 yrs old and has been on duphalac lactose to help constipation since 3 yrs, is that harming him & is there another permanent solution?
No harm, but...: Long-term use of lactulose is probably fine, but 6 - 12 months of treatment is usually sufficient for childhood constipation. Regular prevention of constipation includes increased water, more fruits and vegetables, and whole grains/other sources of fiber. Regular sitting on the potty is important as well. Once you have this going, try weaning him off of the lactulose over the course of a week. ...Read more
Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read more
Have permanently harmed my body? I'm 30 and had smoked 10years. I was slightly over weight but now am smoke free and physically fit
See below: I doubt there is a permanent damage. It is a good thing that you stopped when you did. Please check with your doctor for follow-up. ...Read more
Discogram: A discogram is used to evaluate a particular pattern of back pain that involves sitting intolerance and relief with recumbancy. Placement of needles into the disc spaces to perform a fluid pressure test should be well tolerated but there are some concerns that it may accelerate degenerative changes in the tested discs. The most common risk would be infection but the rate should be less than 1%. ...Read more
I took D-mannose for 2 days but I think I took too much. Felt discomfort and dull pain in kidneys. Feel better now. Did this harm my kidneys permanent?
No: D-mannose is a type of sugar found in a number of fruits and available in dietary supplement form. Though typically touted as a natural remedy for E. coli UTIs, there is currently a lack of clinical trials testing the use of D-mannose supplements against UTIs. Possible side effects: bloating and diarrhea. Many web sites report possible kidney damage in high doses, but basis of this is unfounded. ...Read more
My toddler ingested paint from a toy train that was made in china and I didn't realize it. I did a lead test which was negative but positive for chromium. Will this cause him permanent damage or harm?
No: A variety of chromium compounds appear in paints ("chromo" means "color"); the only chromium compound that's supposed to be a problem is the hexavalent chromium, and it would surprise me greatly if this was the form on a toy even from china. Chromium is actually an essential nutrient and a dubious dietary supplement. ...Read more
Yes!: This is a permanent disease. Whoever gave you this should have been on remitive therapy. That said, you may have more inherent immunity and outbreaks can be few and far between. If you get into a new relationship, should should be on remitive therapy yourself and advise your partner of your condition! ...Read more
Does alcohol affect a person's brain or body permanently? I mean if he stops drinking, will he be harmed?
Can daily oral sex (swallowing discharge) benefit or harm partner? For male n female? Foods for inc. Semen volume naturally and permanently???
No harm: There is usually no harm from daily oral sex. However, sexually transmitted diseases can be spread in this way as well, so that is the potential for harm. Human papillomavirus is frequently spread through oral sex, since it so prevalent. No foods I can think of to permanently increase semen volume. ...Read more
Would spending 20 minutes inside a auto repair garage with definite tire & gas fumes and potential airborne asbestos fibers cause any permanent harm?
No: You would need much longer and recurrent exposure for any permanent harm ...Read more
Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)
Humans have hair: We humans are mammals, and mammals have hair. It is unnatural to have no hair. Nobody should have a goal or desire to have no hair, because having hair is one of the 4 characteristics of mammals. The other 3 are: we make milk for our babies, we have backbones, and we are warmblooded. Having hair is a normal part of our identity. If a woman has excess hair, her doctor might check her hormones. ...Read more
Using dovobet ointment on psoriasis since 12 now 19. occasionally on genital area. What could be the side effects? Permanent? I have stopped now.
Depends on how used: Avoid any but occasional use in folds such as genital. Likely to cause atrophy [thinning] of skin there. Using large amounts, more than 2 oz per week, might produce enough systemic absorption of steroid to be a problem. Atrophy of skin is not permanent, but is slow to recover. Generally safe. You forgot to indicate the benefit. Why did you stop? Best result is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Experiencing persistent genital arousal (pgad) after a week on zoloft. If I stop taking zoloft, will my pgad go away? Did I permanently damage my body?
Change in med:
Please consult the doctor who prescribed Zoloft and discuss your issue with her/him. It may be feasible to provide a different medication for your disorder.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more