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I have stain teeth, yellowish in particular, I want it to be completely white. Thanks?

I have stain teeth, yellowish in particular, I want it to be completely white. Thanks?

Whitening: There are whitening procedures available both in dental offices and take home with different degree of success rate pending on different variables like age, diet, smoker or not, etc. Which would need a touch up every now and then. Another option would be ceramic veneers ...Read more

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If I am new to sex is it normal to have light pink stains on underwear during the first few times? Thank you :)

If I am new to sex is it normal to have light pink stains on underwear during the first few times? Thank you :)

Sex: Yes this is common. You probably have small micro tears in the vaginal canal from penile entry. The small amount of blood is mixing with vaginal secretions and causing a pink frothy residue. Just clean your vagina after sex to prevent urinary tract infections, with water and non abrasive cleansers. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of black stains in my underwear? It is almost a week now. I'm already done with my period. Please help. Thanks.

What could be the cause of black stains in my underwear? It is almost a week now. I'm already done with my period. Please help. Thanks.

It may be spotting: Of dark blood. Dark blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. May be residual from your period or hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Severe ocd. I was washing my cum stained underwear with hot shower and saw hot shower steam or water vapour. Is that water vapour clean? Thanks

Clean, but...: If one has bad OCD with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, it doesn't matter that the shower water and its vapor are clean... but rather, he must believe they're clean. Note that semen from healthy guys is clean, semen stains are very clean because germs tend to die when dried out, tap water is clean due to modern water treatment. Also, we are adapted to the usual microbes on/in/around us. ...Read more

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I put a sticker on my hand and when I took it off it left a dark stain on my skin I tried to exfoliate it but it didn't work, is it serious? Thanks

I put a sticker on my hand and when I took it off it left a dark stain on my skin I tried to exfoliate it but it didn't work, is it serious? Thanks

No: It caused your skin to get inflamed. This made the skin make more pigment in the area. This is called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Having brownish discharge, just stains, not like a period. I am 11 weeks pregnant. What does it mean? Thanks.

Having brownish discharge, just stains, not like a period. I am 11 weeks pregnant. What does it mean? Thanks.

Several options: The cervix easily bleeds during pregnancy (usually spotting) and may react this way to intercourse. If brown, this usually indicates no active bleeding yet vaginal infections may also present this way. See your doctor if this continues or is accompanied by bright red bleeding and/or cramping. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to fix caries stains? I have a brown carie stain on my front tooth that I really want to get rid of. Will it go away with teeth bleaching? Can I do it at home? Thanks

Is there anyway to fix caries stains? I have a brown carie stain on my front tooth that I really want to get rid of. Will it go away with teeth bleaching? Can I do it at home? Thanks

Caries: If you really want to get rid of caries you need to see a dentist for treatment. The on, y way to fix caries, cavities with by having the decay removed and the tooth restored. This will look like your natural tooth. Without treating this will get bigger, look worse, be more painful. ...Read more

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If I use coal tar shampoo for seborheic dematitis on scalp, won't it stain my blond hair? Is there an alternative that wont? Thanks!

If I use coal tar shampoo for seborheic dematitis on scalp, won't it stain my blond hair? Is there an alternative that wont? Thanks!

Will stain: Several dandruff shampoos are useful. Besides tar you can get selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid, and zinc pyrithione shampoos. The generics are just as good but cost less. You will see selsun, nizoral, head & shoulders, T-Sal, DHS, etc. You can use in a daily shower and wash ears & face while you are at it. ...Read more

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My mom recently got these white stain on her legs, thighs, hands, and arms. What is this and how do we get rid of it. Thank you.

My mom recently got these white stain on her legs, thighs, hands, and arms. What is this and how do we get rid of it. Thank you.

Tinea versicolor: She may have a fungus known as pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor it is caused by a fungus and can last about 6-8 weeks. You can try using selsun blue shampoo or consult your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cleared up. Thanks anyhow.

Cleared up. Thanks anyhow.

Wonderful: Good to hear all is well. Peace and good health! ...Read more

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To dr rick koch, what is mean BP thanks?

To dr rick koch, what is mean BP thanks?

Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does growtaller4idiots really works? Thanks :)

No: If you look at their advertisements - it is apparent that this is foolhardery. Claims like "GUARANTEE You Will Be At Least 2-4 Inches Taller In 8 Weeks! ” are not responsible. ...Read more

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What is Paraffinum liquidum? Is it a safe ingredient? Thanks

What is Paraffinum liquidum? Is it a safe ingredient? Thanks

Wax: It is basically liquid wax. Mainly used topically as a vehicle for a medication. Limited uses when ingested by mouth since it can cause side effects like malabsorption of vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the effect of too much using of neb. In toddlers? Thanks :)

What is the effect of too much using of neb. In toddlers? Thanks :)

What's in the neb?: It depends what medication you are administering in the neb. If it is albuterol, which has stimulatory effects it may cause an increase in the heart rate, agitation, sweating, hyperactivity. If it is an inhaled steroid like budesonide, you should not see any acute side effects, however different studies show long term use may effect growth temporarily. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 so I steal growing? And what is the way for growing? Thanks

Growing up: It is very unlikely at age eighteen that you will grow any taller. ...Read more

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What are the causes of globus pharengeous? Thanks

What are the causes of globus pharengeous? Thanks

Reflux and PND: Anything that causes swelling in your pharynx. This can include larynopharyngeal reflux and postnasal drip. ...Read more

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Hey doc this is k d im 5ft9 sorry bout that. Thanks?

Hey doc this is k d im 5ft9 sorry bout that. Thanks?

You are 32.5%=obese: Log on to the national heart lung and blood institute for some guidance. ...Read more

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Hi dr my heglovin is 185 is that normal and my firritin is 17 is that normal thanks?

Hi dr my heglovin is 185 is that normal and my firritin is 17 is that normal thanks?

Hemoglibin: Your hemoglobin is high additional work up needed. Can be driven by low oxygen tension. Do you live at altitude. Were you a smoker with underlying lung disease. There is a condition called polycythemia rubra vera which is a bone marrow condition treated with phlebotomy. You need to complete evaluation which includes arterial blood gas measurement and if normal erythropoitin level. ...Read more

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My penis is 5inch is that ok? Thanks

My penis is 5inch is that ok? Thanks

That's just fine: This is right at the average for a guy when he's excited. The pictures on the internet have created something of a distorted idea of what a guy is supposed to look like. A guy who's really big is at a disadvantage -- he's incompatible with many women, has less ability to stimulate the most sensitive nerves at the front & probably can't get as hard. Enjoy what you have & use it responsibly. ...Read more

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Hell, II think I need a psychologist, thanks?

Hell, II think I need a psychologist, thanks?

Need a psychologist: Yes, you are probably correct. Call your doctor for a check up and referral. ...Read more

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I have crohns, but I am always constipated, any recommendations? Thanks!

I have crohns, but I am always constipated, any recommendations? Thanks!

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is otc and works well without stimulating. You should get by with this just find the right dose. Talk to your doctor and make sure that is ok or if they have different options. ...Read more

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