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Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of ...Read more
I think I have what is called smegma irritation on my clitoral hood? It's red and sore to touch, no sores lesions how to cure?
See answer: Good hygiene and wash with mild non-allergenic soap and water and avoiding any potential chemical irritants (spermicidals, lubricants, fragrances, colored or scented tissue paper, etc) is generally all that is needed. Can also apply short-term a topical over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day. ...Read more
Piles = Hemorrhoids:
There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins).
1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set in.
2. Soften your stool: keep from bearing down hard when having a bm so that the clot doesn't grow
3. And finally, steroids to shrink up the inflammation. ...Read more
Aluminum chloride: Antipersperants with aluminum chloride are good--need liquids or gels with higher concentration. The canadian hyperhidrosis advisory committee treatment guidelines recommends an aluminium chloride hexahydrate salicylic acid gel as initial treatment for underarm, hand or feet. Botox can be used under the arms. Oxybutinin (ditropan) is a pill. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0072. ...Read more
MR Guided u/s tx: Exablate is mr-guided ultrasound treatment. A list of providers may be found at www.Insightec.Com. In california there are centers for fibroids and for cancer. The fibroid centers are at universities in sandiego and la and the bone metastases centers are at standford and the city of hope, and i hope you find this information to be useful. ...Read more
For herpes sores?: Oral antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. To prevent future outbreaks, one can ask his primary care doctor about preventive options. ...Read more
Liver cancer: If possible, curative resection will be the best to do. If not a good candidate for surgery- if localized- radiofrequency ablation, tace, gamma knife may be considered. In metastatic disease- when the cancer has spread beyond the liver for instance to the bone etc- palliative treatment with sorafenib should be considered. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more
Stretching Release: Soft tissue release, a technique that works to break up adhesions & scar tissue, improves mobility & circulation to the tissues. It is deep tissue massage & assisted stretching but should not be painful. Str is reported to hurry up healing time of muscle and tendon injuries. It’s different from other methods in that the muscle or tendon is pressed on at the same time the muscle is stretched. ...Read more
Relative rest: The only thing that fixes this is relative rest, decrease your routine until symptoms improve. This is not one of those pains you should "run through, " this only prolongs the suffering. Also make sure you are not over-pronating and stretch your calf muscles to make sure they are not too tight. ...Read more