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Self Retaining Retractors
Face flares up, dry tight feeling skin, yawn then skin cracks and scabs, doctors not dealing with problem, only give antibiotics. Self conscious. Help?
Eczema: You may have severe excema or another condition none as autoimmune. Please see a specialist ( dermatologist or rheumatologist). ...Read more
Rule out other mass: The first question is whether this is in fact a scar or a lesion. It would be wise to see the urologist to be sure that it is not something more worrisome. It is important to know how long it has been there, what the initial injury was, and whether it is painful. Penile skin usually scars very well by 6 monthes; therefore, it is important to have this evaluated to determine if treatment is needed, . ...Read more
Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glans below foreskin is very sensitive. Flowing water, soap and water are unable to remove the sticky smegma.How to clean smegma ?
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No need to separate: Best to deal with all as they are each so closely inter-related. ...Read more
NO!: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
My brother MS sufferer 75 y/o has urine blockage[ inability to urinate] self catherization by caretaker. Makes life very difficult. Any solution?
Perhaps: Recommend a visit to a urologist, as maybe prostate issues, causing urinary complaints, but ravages of ms and associated prior urinary tract infections may have culminated in permanent bladder problems. An ileostomy could be considered. Likely, at this point, the ms is "burnt out", and the usual disease modifying agents are unlikely to benefit. Check current meds for bladder adverse effects. ...Read more
In your opinion will a spirometer help expand lung capacity? Should i buy it? Want to expand capacity, talk better, less tense + enhance projection
Incentive Spirometer: Using this device does not necessary help your lung capacity. It will however help prevent a condition called atelectasis. This is when the bottom portion of the lungs collapse a bit causing increased risk of pneumonia. We use this in a hospital routinely to help prevent pneumonia especially after surgery. ...Read more
What causes difficult emptiness of bladder (emptiness in 2-3-4 times with Valsalva's manoeuvre) in a 31yr isterectomized (+menopaused) obese woman?
Bladder not emptying: Incomplete bladder emptying can be due to several reasons- 1.) Bladder neck compromise with the hysterectomy. 2). A lack of estrogen to the urethra from the vagina. The floor of the bladder and roof of the vagina are the same.3.) Nerve issues with the bladder. A GYN Urologist or Urologist can perform Urodynamic testing and confirm a cause for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.
See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minor CP & spasticity issue. To better voice projection/annunciation, What is really more important - breathing techniques or reading aloud?
How to build up your self confidence?. I don't believe that i could be successful.I lack self confidence!whats the solution?
Seek help: Make an appointment with your doctor and speak with him or have him refer you to a pdychiatrist for help. ...Read more
Says?: I would describe this generalization as not entirely accurate. ...Read more
If bothering to you: What you observed and reported could be just unique and normal for you as long as being not hurting or bothered mentally and physically. If yes, cicumcision would the ultimate solution for symptomatic long foreskin. So, seek evaluation & counseling, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode of RQPWJC. ...Read more
Anything requiring holding a grip (from writing to using a power tool), produces marked, persistent pain/tingling in that hand. Both hands. Ideas?
Hand pain: Pain, tingling in the hand suggests nerve impingement or damage. Anti-inflammatory medications and neuropathic pain medicine (gabapentin) can provide relief of the pain. Occupational therapy and wrist splints will help reduce the pain too. If the symptoms persist then a neurological evaluation and a nerve test can identify the cause of the pain and tingling. ...Read more
Is forward head posture normal in some people? I'm struggling to correct mine with excercises (age 24)
Could be a problem: If the head is jutting forward & there was a time when it didn't or didn't as much you should be checked for possible scoliosis or other structural problems of the cervical/thoracic junction of the spinal column. Also, there may some spasming going on with the neck muscles themselves which need to be addressed. If you'd like to chat look me up at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Self esteem & sx: Surgery can correct a physical problem. Low self esteem is a psychological one and cannot be treated with surgery. Some people who suffer from low self-esteem due to a physical deformity can be helped from cosmetic surgery but low self-esteem from another cause will not be solved. An experienced surgeon's most important job is to figure out whether to operate or not! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I'm able to retract my foreskin easily when non-erect or 50% erect, 70%-somehow and painless, but can't when 100% erect. Is this curable with stretching?
? Due to frenulum: Frenulum is small web between urinary opening ; underside of foreskin. This will not respond to stretching ; may need to be divided. Very minor office procedure under local anesthesia. However, application of prescription strength steroid cream, such as 0.1% Betamethasone to tight area, twice daily for a few weeks, whilst trying to stretch would likely help. ...Read more
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Too much salt (sodium) in your diet can cause you to retain water. Therefore, paying closer attention to what you eat can help. Just beware of hidden sodium/salt in lots of daily foods that don't necessarily taste salty. On the other hand, you can retain water due to heart failure and/or kidney failure. Liver failure can also do this. Less serious but still a problem is venous insufficiency. ...Read more
Vena cava syndrome??: See a doc!Get a more detailed answer ›
Salt: The most likely reason is eating more salt than usual, which can lead to fluid retention. Limit your sodium intake to 2000mg a day and drink plenty of water and other non-salty liquids. Lemon juice and vinegar are two mild diuretics that you can incorporate into your diet, say on salad. If the retention persists, please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 9months, she is becoming darker by every day. Is there any way to retain her fairness ?
No Therapies: Skin color is a genetically determined trait & great variability exists even among siblings. Infant skin is commonly lighter at birth however by 6-9 mos permanent skin color becomes evident & babies may fall anywhere along the skin color spectrum; pre-determined by their unique family heritage. There are no skin lightening therapies for babies. Human colors are like flowers; so many, so pretty! ...Read more
How do I retain my current body size and lead a healthy lifestyle since I just finished dieting and have reached my ideal body?
Dieting.: basically, if you had to diet, your regulatory controls of what to eat are broken and never coming back. You can only decide if you are gaining or losing weight that day. Typically people gain 2 pounds, go back to dieting to lose it, gain/lose/etc. BUT at ideal weight, this is ok. Exercise is probalby MORE important for weight control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Doesn't exist: If there was just a pill one could take to have better memory, the world would certainly be a different place! this magic pill does not exist. Improving memory comes with time and maturity in kids, but also with behavioral interventions if he is struggling.Make lists, write things down, put appointments in a daily planner or cell phone appointments. Guide him in learning how to manage and organize. ...Read more
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