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I am small boned, 5'4, female with more of a triangle figure (less on top) - Is weighing 100 pounds okay? I have to much extra weight on me @110 pound
Don't know: Never heard of "triangle wires." orthodontists use rectangular wires to control the torque of the roots of the teeth. They use triangular elastics to help teeth in opposite jaws to settle into each other. Never heard of triangular wires, however. If you can give more information i would be interested. ...Read more
Basically no: The concern is a skin infection here traveling to the cavernous sinus and causing thrombosis. I heard this as a first-year medical student and got all worried about my acne doing this, and got set straight by an annoyed house officer. Acne won't go to the deep structures, and if you have a cellulitis on your face, you're going to get treated anyway. ...Read more
What kind of bug bite do I have? It seems to be rather small but 3 dots in a triangle on my leg. Is it anything to worry about?
Unknown: There are only a few bugs that leave a distinctive enough wound to tell what they were made by.Your description is fine, it just doesn't provide enough to tell the type of bug. ...Read more
I waxed my nose, like I usually do, then came across article shouting "TRIANGLE OF DEATH" I am now concerned, am I going to be alright? I think its BS
Triangle of death: While dr oz is correct when he says that infections in that area do have the potential to spread to the brain, calling it the triangle of death is a bit extreme. My suggestion would be to use nose trimmers rather than waxing. If you feel you need to wax, clean the area thoroughly with a safe antiseptic. Then, if you notice any blood or inflammation, wash the area immediately and keep it clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer