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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Caution: To use topically or ingest. Either way i would avoid the product. ...Read more
Itchy vagina, cottage cheese like discharge.Please suggest some ointments/medicines available in india, as i live in india. Thanks in advance.
Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?
Probably not: Stage 4 breast cancer requires a lot more than just a dietary supplement. Its very important that she follow her oncologists recommendations. If she wants to to try a nutritional adjunct, there are total immersion programs for cancer. Some examples are Dr Lorraine Day's 10 Step Program for Cancer Treatment and Eden Valley Institute of Wellness. These are both great adjunctw. Best wishes! ...Read more
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant; could the herbal ingredients in my shampoo (tea tree oil, coltsfoot extract, nettle) affect my baby?
Hi,I am trying for baby more than a year.i found fertile aid medicine.it hv got red clover,Siberian ginseng root extract,chaste tree berry,ginkgo?
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Hello doctor mare skin black hai kuch bhi lagati hu frak nahi padat please koi aisa prouduct batye?
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Are belvita chocolate crackers, coconut soup (had lemongrass), and thoroughly cooked italian sausage safe during pregnancy? I had those today @ 7w1d.
Yes: That sounds like a delicious lunch. As a general rule it is better to ask before eating something you are concerned about. ...Read more
What to do if I am in search for a website that sells essential oils, natural supplements and herbal remedies online in america. Anyone?
Yes - rare: A child in Bruce County developed trichinosis from pork in 2013. ...Read more
Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.
Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum.General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...Read more
Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more
Just in the U.S.: Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Licensed doctors, so most of the information here is about diseases and medications found in the U.S. However, many human questions and conditions are universal across the globe. Feel free to ask your questions, but foreign medication names probably won't be recognized. ...Read more
Breast growth?Vitamine, fenugreek, dong quai, fennel seed, kelp, l-tyrosine, watercress, blessed thistle, dandelion, red clover, aloe vera, pueraria.M, sepiliftii
Photosensitivity: Some people are sensitive to sunlight and develop what we call a photosensitivity dermatitis. I attached a link below re this condition. Is Sean on any meds? Several meds and classes of meds are associated with developing photosensitivity rash as well. Hope this helps. Best of luck http://dermnetnz.org/reactions/photosensitivity.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does regular use of sleeping pills have any negative long-term or short-term effects?
Are Sleeping Pills Okay?
Yes: You may become physically or psychologically dependent. Many medications for sleep, including OTC ones, can impair normal sleep stage progression leading to less restful/rejuvenating sleep. There can be a role for chronic use in sleep disorders and if a related mental disorder is improved with adequate sleep. Make your Dr. aware of your use of all substances including over the counter ones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
This is continuing my question about Sean ...he is breathing hard and fast ...and wheezing a lot?
Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?
Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pica?: Pica is disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as clay, chalk, dirt, paint chips, or sand.It can be from an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Too much ingestion can lead to intoxication in children which can result in an impairment in both physical and mental development. Eating paint chips containing lead can cause brain problems. ...Read more
Sand walking: Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement. Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not certain what: you are referring to but I have noted that some Western medical providers are leery about Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...Read more
Many Possibilites: How you relate to food and eating around others can be due to many things. Do you have concerns about your teeth, how you chew? Did you have a traumatic experience around meals or preparing food? Do you have questions about your body image, shape, size, weight? These are all questions best answered talking with a counselor and or physician. ...Read more
I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?
Could be: Discuss with your doctor about this problem. Certain condition like low thyroid hormone, deficiency in iron or other vitamin or other medical condition can affect your memory and concentration. Your doctor can run some simple blood work to rule things out. Good luck. Also, don't forget to eat right, sleep well and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Is there a scan which will show everything that is wrong with you, and can even detect microfractures? If so, which scan is it?
Not exactly: Every test has advantages and disadvantages to it, based in part on what you are looking for. When looking for a small fracture in a specific area of the body, an MRI is usually the most sensitive. When looking at the whole body, a bone scan is best, but it is not very specific. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
What causes kids to eat their snot and how can you stop this??? And unfortunately I've seen kids in their LATE TEENS supporting this habit!! Yuk!
Nose: Have you ever pondered why the fingers fit so perfectly up the nose? As soon as we get hand eye coordination, everything goes to the face. Perhaps that form of behavior was a protective mechanism that helped keep nostrils clean. Kids do gross things. They're curios and the younger ones still have oral tendencies. It will stop before they start middle school! ...Read more
What causes some people to have very big appetite ? I seam to need to eat twice as everyone around me . I'm 5'7 and 164 lbs and not gaining weight.
Any truth to growth enhancing pills or exercise programs on Net that claim they can help people grow, some up to 30 to even 45 years old or just scams
Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so i hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Scars are permanent. You still months left they heal all the way. Til then they will be more noticeable. Massage, topical silicone and sunblock are reasonable ways to make the scar the best it can be. Remember uv energy [sunlight] can tan a scar and make it more noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient Preparation: You can't eat or drink anything at least 4-6 hours before the scan, but not more than 24 hour so it's best to schedule your test early in the morning. Keep your doctor informed about any medications you are taking. Usually, all opiate type pain medications (morphine, codeine, etc) have to be stopped 6 hours before the test. You may take your other medications with a sip of water. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have you seen any cases where PID developed in 3 weeks? Also, any cases where it caused no pain in a manual exam?
Yes: Developing in one week can also happen even few days initially there may be no pain on manual exam later there is tenderness. ...Read more
I tested positive for heroin using a drug swab test. Never even seen heroin let alone use. Any ideas what caused this?
May never find out: From time to time, labs make mistakes. Specimens get switched. Technicians make clerical errors. Poppy seeds may have cross-reacted. Or if it's just a swab and there is no second test, a simple false-positive 'for no reason.' a test result cannot have any medicolegal consequence unless it is confirmed by a second test that uses a different chemical principle. ...Read more