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Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Exercising when Ill: Please stop. Yes. Of course a 'tepid' bath is safe. But, exercising when you are feverish? Shall we have a heart to heart about being unwise? Stubborn? When one is ill rest is indicated. The dictionary definition of rest is "to not work". In my practice i always extend that definition to: "to not work out". ...Read more

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Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Sea sponge pessary: Sea sponges are used by women who have a uterine prolapse and seem to be wll tolerated. They are also used by young girls instead of tampons. ...Read more

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Is the today sponge effective ? If so how effective is it ?

Is the today sponge effective ? If so how effective is it ?

Yes it is effective: Yes the Today sponge is effective. According to literature the Today sponge's effectiveness is at 89-91%. Birth control pills when taken properly are actually more effective. But the Today Sponge is not protective of STD's, Please use condoms for protection. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more

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How effective are contraceptive sponges?

How effective are contraceptive sponges?

Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more

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Why are your lungs more like sponges or balloons?

Why are your lungs more like sponges or balloons?

More like balloons: Lungs maintain their expansion by a tight seal to the chest wall. Like a balloon, if that seal is broken, the lung will collapse inwards. Sponges have a lot of cavities, but will maintain their shape whether full of water or air, or not. You can squeeze a sponge to a small shape but it will quickly expand to its usual shape. ...Read more

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I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

Psychiatric consult: Since we don't know all that goes into your obsession with wet sponges, i suggest you see a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. You could have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, and this can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. You'd have opportunity to discuss these issues in detail so you get the appropriate help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have you used a cervical cap, diaphram, or sponge for bc?

Have you used a cervical cap, diaphram, or sponge for bc?

All local methods: Most women do not like doing those messy methods, at your age there is a low dose bcpill loloestrin- only 10mcg estrogen - the safest dose or i would offer u if u want no more kids an in ofice tubal, no incisions, takes 5 minutes easy, safe and effective. ...Read more