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Sophie has a water bubble in her ear, and she can't seem to get it out. She claims it may be from swimming. Home remedies aren't helping.
Tip: 1. DO NOT use a cotton swab to dry the ear. 2. Tilt head to the side with the plugged ear. 3 Pull ear lobe downward to allow the water to drain out. 4 Hold a blow-dryer a few inches from plugged ear to dry ear. ...Read more
Pacifiers: Yes little babies love to suck, it is a part of their developmental stage and they need to have enough of it before 18 months of age to avoid oral fixation. That is one of the reasons we always recommend breast feeding because it gives them more sucking than bottles. ...Read more
Hello this is brinley. We just finished consulting. Can you tell me which pharm in boston you sent the script to? Was it the one in east boston?
Remember this: Mode of asking questions isn't private. So I would avoid asking questions through the general forum. But it was through Walgreens on 1 Central Square East Boston, MA. ...Read more
Measurements of vintage hollywood ladies, sophia loren, 38-24-38 marilyn monroe, 36-23-37 ava gardner, 36-23-37. How did they get and keep that fig?
Mostly genetic: Body image is too often a distraction. Be healthy and fit as you care to be. Mostly be with those who love you. Give to those who you can. ...Read more
Sippy cup: I would wait until she is able to hold the sippy cup by herself. ...Read more
Not usually: Pepto-Bismol is usually fine to take when it's expired for a couple of years unless of course you're allergic to it ...Read more
My husband watches porn and masturbates. I asked him to stop. He told me no. Is it bad that he won't stop?
If he watches only: Adult porn, watches it & masturbates only in private, keeps ALL porn locked away from your kids, & curtails pleasuring himself for work, parenting & spousal duties, it may not be an addiction, but marital counseling is vital if he won't engage in mutual problem-solving with you. If he won't go with you, seek individual therapy to help you think about what's best for you & safest for your kids. ...Read more
I just received an invitation to attend the Congress of future Medical Leaders in Boston Massachusetts. Have any doctors on here been to it before?
Here are some...: Congratulate you for bringing such inquiry; though unable to offer its answer, I wish one of my colleagues may provide right info for you. But I would still need to remind you of my view as follows: Revealing the truth & facts of life should be the 1st step to improve the future, not political correctness and commercialism, both obscure and cover up the truth leading to more and more calamities... ...Read more
My niece sophia had 12mth check up her head went thru a big growth spurt almost abnormally what can this mean?
Macrocephaly: Monitoring with head circumference charts will give the answer. See her ped. ...Read more
Hi, I'm traveling with my one month old daughter to Boston next week, she hasn't gotten her shots yet. Any recommendations on how to keep her safe?
If flying, make sure: Her nose is not blocked. If stuffy/mucousy, put 3-4 saline nasal drops & suck with bulb syringe. Use pacifier during trip. Avoid crowded places; keep away from persons with cold/cough/fever. Practice frequent hand washing. Make sure temperature is maintained, cover properly from wind or sun. Remember: 1st sign of infection is poor feeding, lethargy, poor muscle tone, fever or low temp. Nice trip! ...Read more
Not likely: If farm raised and not just captured from yellowstone, then the risk of parasites would be no higher than the risk for under cooked beef. ...Read more
Off Nuva ring: The Nuva ring is keeping the cycle artificially regular. Going off it, just allows what is underneath to come out again. If you're having irregular periods, there are many possible causes so if it keeps up, it's a good idea to have some testing to figure out the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
Have you ever heard of bison meat being more nutritious and less fattening that regular meat you get from a cow?
I might be moving from Boston to Denver. Are there any health risks or benefits associated with that change in altitude?
If I had sphis or herpes and it's been 5 months since I have had sex with person would I know wether or not I'm positive or not with no symptoms?
Not much of appetite lately. Yesterday felt very full/bloated w/ some pain after half a bison burger. Today I have forest green diarrhea. Just normal?
Diarrhea: There are many potential causes for this, but would not become concerned unless it becomes persistent. If this was related to something you ate it should clear up in 3-4 days. If not, you might want to get seen. ...Read more
I have scoliosis, wore boston jacket ages 8-14 23hr/d now at age 23 I'm in severe pain a lot and painful to do everyday task could it be getting worse?
Scoliosis changes: The curve associated with scoliosis can change even after puberty but the changes occur more slowly. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a spine surgeon specializing in scoliosis surgery. They will likely start with conservative physical therapy to strengthen you core muscles. But it is good to get established in case the curvature of your spine changes and surgery is needed. ...Read more
It's been 6 months I accidently bumped into my gf gential unprotected by accidenti haven't had any symptoms is it safe to say I don't have herpes/syphil
STDs must Test: I think that this forum is great. But, it does not replace the simple activity of getting to your family doctor and getting evaluated or tested for the concerns one has. There is no way to answer your question in this forum. You probably do not have the infections you describe. But, it is easy to test and then you can stop worrying. ...Read more
Depends on reaction: Please tell us what kind of "allergic " reaction you had to ibuprofen. If it caused asthma, the only drug you may take is a Cox-2 specific one. If the reaction was hives or swelling, you may be able to tolerate another kind of NSAID (be sure to read the generic name of the drug). Consider consulting an allergist. ...Read more
Dana Farber: Acute promyelocytic leukemia can have an excellent prognosis, but the first few days are often risky due to bleeding problems. It's relatively rare, so it requires an experienced hematologist to treat. The dana farber cancer center is an excellent resource in boston, part of the harvard medical school program. ...Read more
Chronic pain: Both stimulators work by the gate control theory of pain. Stimulating the sensory fibers blocks the pain fibers. A trial of spinal cord stimulation is performed first. If the pain is significantly reduced then a permanent stimulator is placed. Some stimulators are now MRI compatible. Discuss with your physician which system is best for you. ...Read more
I have really bad cellulite on my butt cheeks and I am only 30, please suggest an effective treatment in Boston, MA.
Please start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor.
You are likely to be referred to a skin specialist.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?
Pacifier use: It was not mentioned how old the baby is, 2 years or 2 months. If the baby is 2 months old pacifier use should be discontinued by 6 months of age. I have not seen any problems with teeth with pacifier use at this age since the teeth usually come through around 9 months of age. If the child is 2 years old it's use should be immediately discontinued. ...Read more