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What is mace?

What is mace?

Mace: Is tear gas phenacyl chloride dissolved in hydrocarbon solvent to make tear gas. This gas was replaced by less toxic chemical oleoresin capsicum in usa, although older form is still in use in other countries. P.S.: i know all this from a close friend who worked for smith-wesson co. ...Read more

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When do toddlers need a malone procedure (mace)?

When do toddlers need a malone procedure (mace)?

Not enough info: Could you please explain the toddler's medical history and any procedures/surgeries that have been done? Cannot answer without this additional information. ...Read more

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Is the MACE study of benefit in Cardiology as some Drs on Healthtap say stop Aspirin others say take all 3 blood thinners for 89yr old for stroke & MI

Is the MACE study of benefit in Cardiology as some Drs on Healthtap say stop Aspirin others say take all 3 blood thinners for 89yr old for stroke & MI

Triple therapy: Here are the essentials. if a coronary stent was placed, dual antiplatelet medications are required to prevent clots on the stent. This means aspirin + (Plavix or prasugrel or brilinta). If stroke was from Atrial fib, need an anticoagulant (Coumadin or xarelto or eliquis or pradaxa). If both conditions, all 3 are recommended for the shortest time possible. Bleeding risk is clearly higher. ...Read more

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I am 26 yo. Is it scary to get checked for hupothyroidism?

I am 26 yo. Is it scary to get checked for hupothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: No, it is not scary. The physician will ask about symptoms of hypothyroidism (fatigue, weight gain, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, etc.) do an exam of your neck to check the thyroid and some other tests such as tendon reflexes. Then a blood test will be done to check thyroid hormone levels. The results of all this information will be put together and a diagnosis then made. ...Read more

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I need to get scary and muscular?

I need to get scary and muscular?

Lifting is good 4 u: This is going to take a lot of hard work doing resistance in the gym. Don't try steroids -- instead of looking great and earning respect (good "scary"), you'll damage your health and probably act stupid (bad "scary"). An hour a day five times a week minimum if you want impressive muscles, and get some creatine and ask your physician if an electronic muscle stimulator is right for you. ...Read more

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Is it scary going to the gynocologist?

Is it scary going to the gynocologist?

in my opinion NO: A lot more scary to have your gallbladder removed and a gastric sleeve , both are surgeries you have listed as having, a good well trained gyn should explain everything and be gentle, a lot more scary if u have something that could have been diagnosed and then it turns into something bad cause u didn't get examined. ...Read more

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Scare to use tampons for first time..... Tips?

Scare to use tampons for first time..... Tips?

First tampon try: Tampons can easily be inserted around and through even a virginal hymen with care. Try lubricating the end of the tampon with a water soluble gel like K-Y and then place a leg up on a chair or toilet seat. Find the vaginal opening, then hold your breath and gently push down like you are going to have a bowel movement while inserting the tampon.(Valsalva maneuver) to open the vagina easier. ...Read more

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What is this brown recluse spider scare about?

What is this brown recluse spider scare about?

See below: Brown recluse spiders (loxoceles genus) have venomous bite that can cause a lot of problems medically. This is what all the scare is about. The major problems don't happen to everyone bitten but severe medical issues can result. ...Read more

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How do you recover from a series of scary dreams?

How do you recover from a series of scary dreams?

What r they saying.: Sleep state is unconcious, and not 'controllable': a 'mind of its own'. Dreams reflect recent daytime activities in the context of all your life's brain-imprinted complex neuronal connections (which is why artificial intelligence will remain rudimentary). Let ur conscious state consider the dream: share details w someone who knows u. Don't over-analyze. Laugh @ it, conquer it, they'll go away. ...Read more

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Can scary events cause a child to suppress memories?

Can scary events cause a child to suppress memories?

It is possible.: The brain /mind connection has a way of protecting itself from constantly reliving painful traumatic memories. ...Read more

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Horrible scary thoughts creating anxiety, what to do?

Horrible scary thoughts creating anxiety, what to do?

Get help!: Encourage you to seek counseling or psychiatric evaluation to accurately determine what is going on and what type of treatment plan would be beneficial to you. ...Read more

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What are these scary thoughts I get during a hangover?

What are these scary thoughts I get during a hangover?

Fear and Anxiety: Some people experience increased levels of anxiety and fear when they consume alcohol. If this is the case, minimize or eliminate your use of alcohol to minimize or reduce the fear and anxiety. ...Read more

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Any advice/tips to make a first mammogram less scary or painful?

Any advice/tips to make a first mammogram less scary or painful?

Relax: Have the mammogram right after menstrual period when the breasts are less swollen. Relax is best advice as the picture is taken very fast. Talk with the mammography technician throughout procedure. ...Read more

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Will a scary haunted house harm my baby if i go I am 10 weeks tommrow?

Will a scary haunted house harm my baby if i go I am 10 weeks tommrow?

No negative effect: The short term effect of a haunted house will release some stress hormones but not much more that the daily life of a pregnant lady trying to be comfortable. Go if you wish. ...Read more

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I am seriously scare of injection . How ? ): got any ideas to minimize the pain ?

I am seriously scare of injection . How ? ): got any ideas to minimize the pain ?

Try these: Don’t look at needle. Ask area to be numbed w/ Lidocaine cream. Use squeeze ball w/ opposite hand & arm. Put something cold on opposite arm: brain cannot think of 2 things at once & will notice cold, not shot. Keep arm relaxed. Ask nurse to converse of something unrelated. The shot lasts an instant and hurts less than a bump but, if severe, consider a driver & anxiety medicine or hypnosis breathe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

Can you tell me if trans fats are really harmful or are they the latest nutrition scare?

BAD BAD BAD: Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowers your HDL ("good") cholesterol. ...Read more

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