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My10 months old daughter Sarah has been coughing for two weeks do I need to make an Dr appointment or buy o.t.c med.
What herb may I take for absence of period I am 40 yrs old and trying for a baby thank you. Sarah?
You need to see you OB Dr for work up to see why you are not having periods.
it could be a thyroid problem or premature ovarian failure or pituitary failure or some other hormonal problem. This all can be evaluated by blood work
They will also advise you of the risk of pregnancy at age 40 & increase risk of birth defects.
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Sarah woke up this morning with an extremely stiff neck. As the day goes on it seems to get worse. Anything we can do?
?: If Sarah has fever, or if she's drowsy or confused or has a headache, this is a medical emergency in which minutes count - take her to the closest ER right now. If she's perfectly well except that her neck hurts, a neck brace and some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will go a long way in relieving her symptoms which are muscular and will just take time to fully subside. ...Read more
I have a 5 year old daughter Sarah that has a hard cough, she's stuffy and she gets on and off fevers. I have been giving her Triamedic cold& cough.
Seek med attention: Especially if she has had coughing over a week or develops heavy breathing. ...Read more
Are baileys irish coffees (coffee with whiskey/alcohol) bad for you? Since it's essentially combing a downer and upper?
Bailey 17, is vomiting with no nausea then eating normally then violently vomiting with no warning. Should I worry?
Concerning: Yes, that recurrent nausea and vomiting, if forceful or projectile is of concern and can be seen with severe inflammation of the stomach lining (acute gastritis) or with a mechanical obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract especially if severe abdominal pain or cramping are also present. I recommend an evaluation in the hospital emergency room for prompt care. ...Read more
Could be normal: I am not certain what your question is. Eye color varies widely, as does how prominent any person's eye vessels may be. As always, if there is a concern about an abnormality, an eye doctor visit can be very helpful. ...Read more
Hi I'm Sarah and I have a irregular period and I don't know when I'm ovalating and me and boyfriend is trying to get pregnant and nothing is working?
Consider it a: Blessing. At your age you should be working on getting a good education so that you may have a better life and provide a better environment for your children when you have them. You should use contraceptive to prevent pregnancy wait to have children, after you have a career and marriage. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant nd I have a sore throat my body aches and pains in my stomach and im bailey eating food what should I do?
Sore throat.: Especially since you are pregnant, the symptoms you describe need to be checked out today. I am concerned that you aren't able to eat and your abdomen hurts. It could be serious! ...Read more
Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?
? why not deodorant?: If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution. Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., . ...Read more
Is it hard for the body to digest raw food such as salads in comparison to steamed or boiled veggies? What you suggest?
Both are fine: Our bodies were designed to be able to get nutrition from food even before we learned to cook. Life's already difficult enough without people making problems for folks who've discovered how much fun it is to eat their vegetables raw. Truth be told, I'm glad you're neither living entirely on vegetables, or ignoring their goodness like so many folks do today. ...Read more
Breakfast-boiled eggs lunch-salads and supper-steamed vegetables plus drink lots of water. Could I lose weight?
I see that you are: Pregnant. Please see your doc for an appropriate food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My husbnad's feet stink! It's fowl! We have tried everything from baking soda to sprays to odor eaters. How do we stop his feet from stinking so badly?
Hyperhidrosis: Use over the counter certain dri pads daily. Spray the feet with men's spray deodorant twice daily. Place antifungal powder in the shoe. See a podiatrist because he may have a bacterial or fungal infection causing the odor and he may need prescription medicine to cure it. ...Read more
I injured my toe, it hurt, swelled up and bruised. Put ice on it and strapped overnight badly. After 2 weeks looks like a lolly and has internal itch?
Weight bearing?: If you are able to bear weight on it and move it then it's probably not broken. An xray can tell for sure. A blood collection under the toenail can evolve into wonderful colors. If ithere is painful pressure under the nail then a simple procedure to drain can provide instant relief. Otherwise be patient and the itching is a sign of healing. Eventually the nail may be pushed off by a new one. ...Read more
So earlier today, I accidentally kicked a Stray brick and hurt my Big Toe Badly. It hurts to walk and is blue on the nail. What do I do?
Big toe: You have bleeding under the nail. Go to the ER. They can release the trapped blood under your toe. At the same time they will take an x-ray to rulel out a fracture of the big toe ...Read more
I got sprayed with maximum strength pepper spray on my leg, . It burned badly. I wiped it with soap but it's red. Is this ok? Could this be toxic?
Ouch must have hurt!: As long as there is no blistering or breaks in the skin you should be ok. The redness is like a sunburn and if its painful taking Ibuprofen and using aloe or other skin products that contain vitamin e can help. If there is blistering then without knowing how much area is involved I would advise seeing a doctor. Other than the local injury there should be no toxicity from this exposure. ...Read more
My 6wk old baby girl has stuffy nose for a week & coughing badly for 3 days. Trip to the clinic today got Saline spray for nose but nothing for cough?
I’m on omnicef for strep throat. Can I also use chloraseptic spray to numb my throat? It hurts so badly I can’t eat and I have hypoglycaemia.
Yes: The spray or lozenges are fine. None will interfere with the medication. ...Read more
Have sore throat for a week now and coughing badly without mucus for 4 nights at night. Have my second bottles of cough mixture and throat spray?
Symptoms: You have had symptoms for a week. I would suggest it is time to get care. ...Read more
Bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil. Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils. Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor. If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more
It can be: This is why many forms of dance have become very popular practices for exercise. It involves an aerobic component along with significant muscle control and many positions require significant power/explosiveness. ...Read more
Wound care: What is your tetanus status? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then a tetanus shot would be prudent. The lesion needs to be cleaned with warm soap & water. Can you reach the area to do that or know someone who could? If you have really dirty or thick road burn or equivalent - it would be good to have wound care done by a health care professional. Take care. Nsaid's for pain. ...Read more