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Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more
With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?
Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor treats paronychia of the fingernails? Would that same doctor be able to treat a loosened large toe nail? The toe nail was injured on a lava rock and is barely attached. Will it grow back if removed or falls off? Would like to see the s
I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated
Question not clear: I am sorry. Your question is not clear. If you have no medical problems, then what do you "wanna get treated" for? If you just want to have health insurance just in case you get ill or injured, your best options are to get a job with health insurance, search the internet for various (high-rated) health plans. Your best policy will most likely be a high-deductible policy (cheapest, but covers big $. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There Are None: This is a complex behavior & we must start by trying to understand where it is coming from. I presume you are talking about a child who is bullying another. I would want to know if that child is the subject of some mistreatment. Does s/he live in a chaotic household? Do his/her parents condone aggressive behaviors towards others? As w/many behavioral issues, we must strive to understand first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New Class of Drug: Rock inhibitors or rho-kinase inhibitors are currently under investigation for glaucoma therapy by at least 2 pharma companies. They show promise in animal models and early phase clinical trials. They may have some unwanted side effects and probably will not be on the market for several years if they are approved by the fda. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?
Rest: Rock climbing puts a lot of stress on the small tendons and joints in the hand. We really weren't designed to hang by our finger tips. The swelling and bruising is a sign of overuse or strain. I would recommend that you rest the hands until they feel better. This could take a few weeks! if the pain returns as soon as you start climbing again, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Pelargonium sidoides: Pelargonium sidoides, an herb native to south africa, has been proven to be a very effective treatment for colds. After 10 days 78.8% of those using this extract were clinically cured vs. 31.4% of those taking placebo. It shows even better results in acute sinusitis & bronchitis! it is widely available at health food store & even many pharmacies as "umcka." please see my comment for useful links:. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more
Unclear: It's unclear based on your description. It is true that everyones stomach will enlarge with a full meal - and it is possible that it might feel more firm. If you are experiencing any other related symptoms, it is possible that you would benefit from an exam. Other factors such as your age and risk factors for GI tract diseases might also put more urgency around an exam or endoscopy. Hope it helps! ...Read more
Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.
Unlikely but possibl: In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can find out: The inheritance of various mental conditions is very complex. You should seek the services of a genetic counselor. These professionals are usually available at women's obstetric and children's hospitals. ...Read more