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Does the penguin cold cap therapy work ...To keep hair from falling out due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Does the penguin cold cap therapy work ...To keep hair from falling out due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Sometimes: It is very uncomfortable and cumbersome but works in some patients. The hair loss during chemotherpay is completely reversible and usually 100 days after end of all chemotherapy your hair will grow back. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Not the world's: healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air until the odor has completely dissipated. Seek medical help if he has any difficulty breathing whatsoever. ...Read more

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This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Rec: to replace this habit. ...Read more

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What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?

What are the best options for types of hip replacement. metal on metal, metalon plastic, porcelan cap, etc. which one last the longest. i?

Many options: There are many choices when it comes to the materials used for hip replacement surgery. The most thorough study of implants materials to date comes from the Australian Joint Replacement Registry- an extremely large collection of data from thousands of surgeries. The best material at this time seems to be Oxidized Zirconium (known as Oxinium) with highly cross-linked polyethylene. ...Read more

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I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried i won't poop it out. ?

I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried i won't poop it out.
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Swallowed plastic: Foreign bodies swallowed are often dismissed as inconsequential. Most pass through, especially indigestible items. The major concern is that the size and shape of an object may lead to it lodging in the intestine and cause bowel obstruction---a medical emergency. And plastic does not image well on xrays. Passing the cap may be felt to signal passing, but straining stool can also be done. ...Read more

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Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be be 12 year old boy - hit by a plastic be be in knee cap

Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be be 12 year old boy - hit by a plastic be be in knee cap

Hello, : Hello, you describe his knee as red and swollen. Signs of infection include: swelling, erythema (redness), warmth, tenderness, possible drainage, possible red streaks coming from lesions as well as fever, when more advanced. This should be medically evaluated as he may need antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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Please help i was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then i wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will i get herpes ?

Please help i was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then i wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will i get herpes ?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...Read more

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Can you die from chemo?

Yes you can: Different chemos have the potential to cause death in many ways: low white cells leading to serious infections, low platelets causing bleeding, heart problems or kidney failure. It is not common to die of chemo side effects but as always, the benefit has to outweigh the risks everytime we use these drugs. ...Read more

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Could i go from chemo to life suport?

Could i go from chemo to life suport?

It depends: it depends on what kind of Cancer you have and what all has been done for you already. If the chemotherapy has been fully utilized, then it is good to switch over to Palliative care. Life support means different things to different folks. You should seek a palliative care specialist. ...Read more

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How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

Not likely a problem: It has been used by some to decrease the metallic taste from some chemo agents on a very limited basis. There is minimal data thus far. Unlikely to interfere with chemo. ...Read more

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What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

Very small amounts: Chemotherapy is very rapidly metabolized in the body after being given. Some have half lifes measured in minutes and other in hours to days. That means most chemotherapy is completely metabolized to inactive products with in hrs to days after administration. Any residual amounts are so small that they would be destroyed by the heat in cremation and would slowly become inert under burial conditions. ...Read more

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What is adjuvant chemo?

What is adjuvant chemo?

Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo is chemotherapy that is given after curative surgical resection of a cancer. It is given to reduce risk of recurrence of cancer. ...Read more