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I go swimming almost every day. When i put my swim cap on i get a massive erection. Is this normal? And if not what should I do?

I go swimming almost every day. When i put my swim cap on i get a massive erection. Is this normal? And if not what should I do?

Inopportune Erection: Nope. There is nothing to explain this situation. Usually if you are not thinking of sexual things or looking at the other scantily clothed swimmers then things should settle down. But, i would predict that a swimming cap has nothing to do with being sexually aroused. ...Read more

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Swim cap to suffocate lice, would this work?

Swim cap to suffocate lice, would this work?

Old time method: The cap paired with a load of baby oil kneaded into all the scalp hair was once used.Since lice can hold their breath for about 18 hours, its effectiveness was/is spotty. It works by suffocating the lice. ...Read more

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Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs if I have a perforated eardrum from a middle ear infection?

Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs if I have a perforated eardrum from a middle ear infection?

Controverisal: There is constant back and forth between the experts on this very issue, and no consensus has been reached yet. My practice is if you are on appropriate therapy for the infection, including topical drops like ciprodex, then you can safely swim in clean water (no rivers or lakes). It is essential, however, that you follow up closely with doctor to make sure the ear and perforation has healed. ...Read more

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Have middle ear infection with perforated eardrum.Waiting to see ent. How long to heal?Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs?

Have middle ear infection with perforated eardrum.Waiting to see ent. How long to heal?Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs?

Weeks to Months: The perforation may heal in a few weeks, or may take up to a few months.Some perforations require intervention. This may take the form of a paper patch to promote healing (a simple procedure by an ear, nose and throat specialist), or surgery. However, in some cases, the perforation can last several years and will be unable to heal naturally. ...Read more

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What are histex sr caps?

What are histex sr caps?

Cold and allergy med: Histex sr is a combination sustained release formulation of brompheniramine (an antihistamine) and Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant). Used to treat allergy and cold and flu. ...Read more

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What is hyal joint caps use for?

What is hyal joint caps use for?

Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more

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I think i dislocated my knuckle cap. How to fix this?

I think i dislocated my knuckle cap. How to fix this?

Splinting.: Sometimes it needs to be surgically fixed - but it needs to splinted in extension. See your orthopedic surgeon for possible ligament damage. ...Read more

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What are caps on insurance?

What are caps on insurance?

Payout limits: Read your policy. Most limit total payout for a lifetime, or an amount for a given illness, or the amount for certain drugs, etc. One more example of the fact that medicine is not controlled by doctors or hospitals but by insurance companies. ...Read more

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Can my sons silver caps be removed?

Can my sons silver caps be removed?

Yes: See a dentist or pediatric dentist for evaluation. They can be removed and they can discuss the options with you. ...Read more