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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 more
Hi there, Does regular use of sleeping pills have any negative long-term or short-term effects? Thanks, Sean Are Sleeping Pills Okay?
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 more
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 more
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 more
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.
Metabolism: Some peoples' metabolism is just faster than others, so they need more calories for same activity level. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! The size of your vehicle is a factor in car safety as well, but this is not specific to your baby. ...Read more
Have you seen any cases where PID developed in 3 weeks? Also, any cases where it caused no pain in a manual exam?
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
My wife has piles and she has seen a dr but she not getting any better instead the pain is getting worse and she can't even sit?
Time To see a. .....: Proctologist. May need banding or hemorroidectomyGet a more detailed answer ›
I am 53 and got three molars sealed today but one feels too high will this resolve on its own? I am able to eat without problems.
It will: The sealant will be worn away quite shortly (but it will still protect the pits and fissures it was applied to). ...Read more
Do waist trainers/body Shapers really work? I've seen it getting more and more popular and want to try it out to reduce my waist even more
No-not permanently: I think these are marketing stunts--they just compress your body--possibly not letting you eat/drink much but they are not permanent and not at all a good solution. ...Read more
Had follicar scan. One main follicle right side measures 14, one on left 12. Cycle day 10. Does it mean that I will release 2 eggs this month?
I was given injections to produce follicles. Until a couple of days back the eggs were showing on the scan. But now no eggs are visible. Pls help.
May not have matured: While many different protocols can b used to help stimulate follicle growth and production and ultimately ovulation, oftentimes some of the follicles that were visible early on fail to mature completely. This can b due to a lot of things many of which we can't always explain. This does not mean that u can't make them in the future but u may need to attempt more cycles. ...Read more
Hi, I want to Know if you see anything not normal in this scan, even the slightest thing. Any infection or illness, please. It is important. Thanks?
Can't see thescan: I don't think that you can upload images here. If you would like to do so, you can do this on Healthtap Prime and a doctor can be consulted to review this. Check it out and see if it is a possibility for you. ...Read more
Why do I get scars even from surface scratch wounds? And how can I treat injuries better so they won't scar, I don't scratch them off when they itch.
What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket, or even name.
Here are some. ..: More transparency to personal general and health-related profile will lead to higher accuracy in answering the question so to be closer to what you need. General public is not supposed to know your privacy. ...Read more
EF rate of 0% on hida scan. How dangerous is it to live with this until I have it removed? Also fattening food doesn't bother me so can I still eat it
How long after starting Forteo would you recommend a Dexa Scan to see if the injection is even working? And what do you consider improvement? Was -3.7
Started workin out and I'm doin the Saran &vaseline wrap when workin out everytime I go to gym it seems like wasting time cause I eat wrong foods help?
MIL 76yrs has a BP of 155 to 160.Was seen by dr & meds reviewed & changed. Even after a week BP is 160.Even treadmill came ok. Is this bp ok for her age?
Hypertension: For patients 60 years of age and older, the JNC 8 guidelines recommend treating to a target of 150/90 mm Hg. In the SPRINT trial, investigators report that treating high-risk hypertensive adults 50 years of age and older to a target of 120 mm Hg significantly reduced cardiovascular events by 30% and reduced all-cause mortality by nearly 25% when compared to patients treated to a target of 140 ...Read more
I get cold very easily. Even sea breeze for a long time gets me cold. Night when I feel chill and guess to catch up cold I cover my whole face & sleep?
Check with doctor: It is a good idea to see your doctor so he can order some blood work to make sure you are not anemic or hypothyroid. ...Read more
During the time of first taking diabetics control medicine its became up down but problem seen appetite and unable to eat any food and please advis prob?
Don't understand: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. Either try to rephrase it or consult your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more
I can not get pleausere from activity or nature which was previously enjoyed by me, I can not feel pleasurable sensetion even after seen a great natural scene since 5-6 years. I m getting very hungry also daily and I eat many times in a day also. No one c
Depression: Your question got cut off, but it sounds like you may be dealing with depression that has anhedonia -- loss of pleasure in usual activities -- as a strong feature. If you're on medications for this, they may also be stimulating your appetite. Please work with your psychiatrist on this, as I'm sure s/he will want to help resolve your symptoms as much as possible. May need dose adjustments/changes. ...Read more
Bacitracin: Can be used.Get a more detailed answer ›
No food restrictions: No food will make you heal a scar better or worse... Take multivitamins. ...Read more