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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?
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
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
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
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
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