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I seem to have cold urticaria (aka- cold rash). What can I do?

I seem to have cold urticaria (aka- cold rash). What can I do?

Antihistamines: Take a combination of over the counter long acting antihistamines like Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec and ranitidine 150 mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Why does live blood analysis seem so unacceptable by md's if done by a truely qualified professional. This is innovative and ahead of its time?

Why does live blood analysis seem so unacceptable by md's if done by a truely qualified professional. This is innovative and ahead of its time?

Double blind: Controlled trials: have these "truely qualified professionals" conducted any double-blind controlled trials of their testing methods? I will be glad to serve as an honest broker in testing the validity of such tests, as long as these "professionals" are willing to subject themselves to the standards of the day that a reasonable person expects of science. ...Read more

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28weeks 3days pregnant based on u/s date. Measuring 33 doctor doesn't seem concerned but what could measuring 5weeks ahead mean/indicate?

28weeks 3days pregnant based on u/s date. Measuring 33 doctor doesn't seem concerned but what could measuring 5weeks ahead mean/indicate?

Probably OK: The precision of ultrasound for 'dating' a pregnancy decreases as the pregnancy goes on. So a dating ultrasound is more accurate at 6 weeks than at 28. The facts that growth is progressing well and that the amniotic fluid is nomal are very reassuring. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Is pulp capping a good substitute for a root canal? I've been told I need to have a root canal, but am scared to go ahead with it. I've done seem reading, and pulp capping seems like it might be an option. Can I ask my dentist about it, or am i misunderst

Is pulp capping a good substitute for a root canal? I've been told I need to have a root canal, but am scared to go ahead with it. I've done seem reading, and pulp capping seems like it might be an option. Can I ask my dentist about it, or am i misunderst

Pulp Cap: First, understand what a pulp cap is. The function of a pulp cap is to irritate the nerve just enough that it encourages the tooth to lay down another layer of tooth structure called secondary dentin. This will act as a roof like structure between the nerve tissue and the restoration. If nerve tissue is not vital, a pulp cap will not suffice, root canal treatment will be necessary. ...Read more

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Due for 2nd remicade (infliximab) inf wed. Pcp put me on augmen. For what seems to be unresolved sinusitis. Having facial pain. Would you go ahead with inf?

Due for 2nd remicade (infliximab) inf wed. Pcp put me on augmen. For what seems to be unresolved sinusitis. Having facial pain. Would you go ahead with inf?

Ask your PCP: Ultimately this is something that you are going to need to discuss with your pcp prior to the infusion. Some ultimate decision depends on your overall immune status. ...Read more

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Seax power very weeck?

Seax power very weeck?

Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use steam rooms?

only: Following strictly the instructions (usually posted) and after asking your own dr (who knows you well, only if he approves it. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does romney seem so young?

Why does romney seem so young?

Depends: I think most believe he looks his age. Given his millions he certainly could have improved things with a little cosmetic surgery. Given the election, you will have little chance to follow this man in the near future. His own party is currently attacking him and his strategy. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my meds seem to work?

Why doesn't my meds seem to work?

Depends: What are the medications and for what are they for? Sometimes medications can take a few days to a month to work. Consult with your doctor, to see how quickly the medications should work. ...Read more

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Can I get crabs from a toilet seat?

Can I get crabs from a toilet seat?

Highly unlikely: Pubic lice are caught by sexual activity and do not live long off their host. Get treatment and be checked for other sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, non gonococcal urethritis. ...Read more

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Is the ice bucket challenge a scam?

No: It is simply raising awareness for a rare but devasting neuromuscular disease: you can send a check if you don't like ice water. ...Read more

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Will steam help a person with a cold?

Will steam help a person with a cold?

Steam with a cold. : Breathing in steam through the nostrils will help someone with nasal or sinus congestion to breathe better by thinning out the congestion and facilitating its drainage. It's a nice natural way to provide some symptom relief. ...Read more

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Could women 'heal'/seal up downstairs?

Could women 'heal'/seal up downstairs?

VAGINAL REJUVENATION: Vaginal rejuvenation is performed by a select type of plastic surgeon with gynecological training. Discuss with your current OB for referral ...Read more

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What causes feelings of shame and guilt?

Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read more

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Why do my senses suddenly seem so acute?

Why do my senses suddenly seem so acute?

Sensitization: I have been asked similar question--see under sensitization--essentially the neurotransmitters in brain change some voltage channels in brain cells to give a different response--so same stimulus get translated differently. ...Read more

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Is sitting in a steam room good for you?

Is sitting in a steam room good for you?

Steam rooms: Ancient cultures have always used steam rooms to help relax and detox from the stresses. I think it can help people to relax and feel better but make sure you are well hydrated when doing that since you do lose alot of water. ...Read more

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Why can't I seem to think clearly anymore?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My son seems to have a behaviour al problem?

My son seems to have a behaviour al problem?

I usually recommend: Discussion about the specific behaviors with the pediatrician or your family physician to start with. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do things seem so loud and/or so bright?

Why do things seem so loud and/or so bright?

Sensitization: Some processes translated in nervous tissue has multiple step processing like sounds tranferred to words--this require mechanical to electrical then chemical changes---in migraine light get bright because first messanger which is tolerable trigger a second messanger which is different from usual and may be painful--called allodynia--like I have headache and my hair hurt when i touch it. ...Read more

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Why do I seem to gain weight in the evening?

Why do I seem to gain weight in the evening?

Fluid retention: Could be fluid retention from a relative dehydration which catches up w you by the end of the day. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol. Consider sodium restriction and drink 2-3 liters of water a day. ...Read more

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How can I steam vegetables in a slow cooker?

How can I steam vegetables in a slow cooker?

Short time: Use the high power, put the vegetables in a collander that fits in the cooker (or some kind of wire screen) and then cook for 1/2 – 1 hour. You cannot use a slow cooker for the full cycle as you will turn most vegetables into mush. ...Read more

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Why does time seem to slow down when I fight?

Why does time seem to slow down when I fight?

Peace, man!: They say time flies when you are having fun. Guess time crawls when fear of injury, death and pain are present. Unless this is your job, find a kinder hobby that is fun enough to make you feel that time is flying! ...Read more

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Has anywone successfully stopped feeling shame?

Has anywone successfully stopped feeling shame?

Shame: Shame is a ubiquitous human emotion. According to brene brown phd, it is "the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging." understanding & caring for ourselves helps lessen the impact of this feeling when it arises. A great book to read: "I thought it was just me (but it isn't)" -- by brene brown phd. ...Read more

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It was slammed repeatedly into a hard surface?

It was slammed repeatedly into a hard surface?

Hand injury: Please see MD for x-rays, 3 views of hand to rule out fracture, splinting for protection, pain control, tetanus vaccination, and surgical referral if needed ...Read more

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How come my temperature never seems to be normal?

How come my temperature never seems to be normal?

What's normal?: The mode of taking a temperature is important, with oral or rectal most reliable. There is a range of normal temps. There are very few diseases that cause consistently low temperatures when measured accurately. True fevers, with temperatures above 100f or so, that persist or recur need to be evaluated by your pcp. Feeling hot or cold with normal temp can be caused by thyroid or other diseases. ...Read more

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I cannot seem to lose or gain weight, what to do?

I cannot seem to lose or gain weight, what to do?

Consider working: With a nutritionist or a personal trainer. ...Read more

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How can I get my son to use seat belts in the car?

How can I get my son to use seat belts in the car?

Persistence : Children often will challenge family rules and guidelines. Simply not driving the car while he is unbuckled or after he undoes his buckle/car seat can be very effective. Some children are particularly adept at 'escaping' from car seats/seat belts. Simply pull over, calmly ask the child to get back in, and check to ensure everything is snug. Staying calm, but firm takes the 'sport' out of it. ...Read more

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Why does everybody seem to get sick in the winter?

Why does everybody seem to get sick in the winter?

Cold : Most cold-weather illnesses like influenza occur in that season. The cold-weather decreases peoples immune resistance. The cold weather puts more stress on people's heart and lungs making them more susceptible to illness ...Read more

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