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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Down Slanting Palpebral Fissures

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Standing expressionless in front of mirror is one deep horizontal line wrinkle. Can oculoplastic surgeon do this surgery without forehead scarring?

Standing expressionless in front of mirror is one deep horizontal line wrinkle. Can oculoplastic surgeon do this surgery without forehead scarring?

60 years old with : only one horizontal line on your forehead? Congratulations! A variety of "fillers" are available currently. Surgery is not usually required, certainly not as a first step. Be diligent in finding a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation & discussion of which product is best for you, depending on how long it lasts & its benefits vs. its risks. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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Can an upper eyelid surgical approach (to avoid visible scars on forhead) be used to decrease a horizontal forehead deep crease?

With difficulty: It is possible but difficult to do this through the upper lids. A more effective approach is endoscopically through small incisions hidden behind the hairline. Unless you are bald, that is the way to go. ...Read more

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Lower spine trouble, problem sitting, feel like laying down most of the time. Only 28 years old. Does constant work keep spine from aging? Treatment?

Lower spine trouble, problem sitting, feel like laying down most of the time. Only 28 years old. Does constant work keep spine from aging? Treatment?

Several things asked: For how long you are dealing with back pain? Any trauma or strenuous activity prior to onset (ex., lifting something heavy)? One of the problems to consider with problem sitting is a disc derangement. Usually this could be treated with medication, physical therapy, and if no improvement get an MRI. Facet joints also is in differential. Heavy lifting can make problem worse. ...Read more

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Eyelash problems: some are leaning to the right or left, bent towards eyeball, and some are sticking straight out. Why?

Eyelash problems: some are leaning to the right or left, bent towards eyeball, and some are sticking straight out. Why?

Inflammation: When the eyelid margin (where the lashes come out of the skin) is inflamed, its contours can become distorted. This forces the lashes to become misdirected. Certain medications (glaucoma medications, for example) can also cause lashes to grow long and disorderly. Rarely, eyelid cancers (basal cell, squamous cell...) can also distort the lids. See an eye doctor if this is new. ...Read more

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Loose skin in lower cheeks and under eyes just at an age of 21, what should I do.I can't afford laser treatment, what are the natural alternatives?

Loose skin in lower cheeks and under eyes just at an age of 21, what should I do.I can't afford laser treatment, what are the natural alternatives?

Doesn't make sense.: At your age, unless you have underlying medical issues you should not have age-related facial changes. If you feel like you have abnormal skin, see a dermatologist. If you smoke, stop- this will age you prematurely. My suggestion is that if you choose to see a cosmetic surgeon, see a busy one with a good reputation who won't be tempted to offer you a procedure you won't need. ...Read more

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Looking for Down syndrome due to endocardial cushion defect. Why?

Looking for Down syndrome due to endocardial cushion defect. Why?

Very common problem : Endocardial cushion defects are often seen in down syndrome. If it is detected prenatally, you would want a test to check if the baby has down syndrome. ...Read more

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Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy.There is no bleeding also.Only irritation.It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy.There is no bleeding also.Only irritation.It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

No, but ...: No hemorrhoids or fissure will not affect the pregnancy, but pregrenacy does increase intra-abdominal pressure and that can worsen hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Use a natural fiber such as citrucel and eat smart to keep your bowel movements soft and regular to reduce the effects of pregancy on hemorroids and anal fissure. Try not to sit on the toliet very long and try not to strain. ...Read more

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Have a retinal disattachment 8 yrs ago....now no eye vision....suggest some further treatment or solution....my eye black colour is fading down?

Have a retinal disattachment 8 yrs ago....now no eye vision....suggest some further treatment or solution....my eye black colour is fading down?

See ophthalmologist: It seems as if you have no vision in this eye despite attempts to repair the detachment. If there was trauma at the time, the eye can degenerate. We consider intervention for eyes that look bad or are hurting. See your ophthalmologist to assess your current situation and you should be seen regularly to protect the remaining eye. ...Read more

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I have developed aberrant fibers 4m orbicularis oculi to oris after left TMJ surgery because of TMJ#.is there any cure? Left cheek moves up when I close left eye

I have developed aberrant fibers 4m orbicularis oculi to oris after left TMJ surgery because of TMJ#.is there any cure? Left cheek moves up when I close left eye

Maybe Botox: Sounds like you had an injury to the facial nerve and some of the regenerating nerve fiber got crossed. Difficult problem. Botox may help. Seek advice from your TMJ surgeon. If that is not helpful, see another TMJ surgeon for a second opinion. Hopefully one who used botox. ...Read more

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Have habit pulling upper lip over some of bottom lip and keeping it there to make my bottom lip look smaller. Feel this exerts pressure on upper teeth/maxilla could this lead to resorption of maxilla?

Have habit pulling upper lip over some of bottom lip and keeping it there to make my bottom lip look smaller. Feel this exerts pressure on upper teeth/maxilla could this lead to resorption of maxilla?

No: Your habit should not cause resorption of teeth or maxilla. The one exception would be if you had an insufficient band of attached gingiva with a frenum pull which would cause gum recession and possibly loss of tooth over time. Perhaps something can be done with orthodontia to improve your facial appearance so that you no longer have to engage in that habit. Why not go for a consult to find out? ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Skin at where lashes grow (close by eyecorner) n the eye corner are itch so bad, recurrent itch, tried 10 different medicines from 2ophtamologists, help?

Skin at where lashes grow (close by eyecorner) n the eye corner are itch so bad, recurrent itch, tried 10 different medicines from 2ophtamologists, help?

Blepharitis: It sounds like blepharitis, inflammation of the eyelid. Your body's natural oil builds up on the edge of your eyelid around the lashes. Normal bacteria eat the built up oil and then secrete a toxin which irritates the eyes and eyelids. Hot compresses and removal of the oil through a special cleaning technique called lid scrubs helps. Sometimes antibiotics and flax seed oil are necessary. ...Read more

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Do external hemorrhoids shrink & disappear completely? Or is there always a tiny bit left outside, or a skin tag, etc.

Do external hemorrhoids shrink & disappear completely? Or is there always a tiny bit left outside, or a skin tag, etc.

Usually: Does not disappear completely, if you look carefully enough in form of a small skin tag. ...Read more

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What are the vertical ridged striations in my fingernails caused by, and is this cause for alarm?

What are the vertical ridged striations in my fingernails caused by, and is this cause for alarm?

Soft nails: A number of concubines can result in linear striations poor nutritional state, low vitamin levels. Two products which can strengthen the nails are deramanail and genedur. The addition of oral digestive enzymes is useful for strengthening weak nails according dr jonathan wright of the tahoma clinic. ...Read more

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What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for chondromalacia patella? Will these treatments stop my knees from cracking so loud/often? Im only 21

What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for chondromalacia patella? Will these treatments stop my knees from cracking so loud/often? Im only 21

Usually time: True chondromalacia is caused by irritation of the back of the kneecap against other structures of the knee. Usually pain is a main issue. If all you have is cracking, this does need need specific treatment. Surgery is not indicated for this problem altho may help some conditions that are similar. Quad strengthening is key, and tylenol/otc meds often helpful. Ice after exertion, too. ...Read more

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15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?

15y son 140lb 170cm concaved chest crowded teeth no high arch mouth face  a looks normal 2 stretch marks on back no other symptoms Marfan syndrome?

Diagnosis ?: Are you asking us to give you a firm diagnosis for your son's symptoms over the internet? You need to have your son be seen by your own primary care physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Also need to have your son be seen by a local dentist to evaluate any dental abnormalities. ...Read more

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Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more