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I'm looking for skincare products that work. I seen Youthshield Naturals but can't find any reviews. Do you know anything about it and is it good. Ty?
Cosmetics contain: A lot of toxins. As you do your research for good quality products, please keep that in mind and check the ingredients, especially w/lipstick. Peace and good health. ...Read more
ACNE PLZ: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. No lasers. ...Read more
What is sero-sangweous fluid (i know I spelt it wrong) can you give in depth info on the subject? Ty
Serosanguineous: Serosanguineous is usually a term that is applied to a surgical wound in the post-operative period. Literally a mixture of blood (sanguineous) and serous fluid (blood without red cells). It is common post-operative finding in areas that would continue to collect blood after the surgery is complete. The blood breaks down (the serous fluid). It is usually not serious and simple aspiration treats it. ...Read more
Hi there, butrans 20mg patch 1 a week for the past 10 months. I was wondering how long it takes to come out your system completely. TY?
Potentially a month: Or even more. Buprenorphine is a very long-acting drug, and its major metabolite is also very long-acting. It is bound to serum proteins and both the parent drug and its metabolites can be detected for weeks after chronic use. Eventually only the metabolites are detected, but depending on the sensitivity of the method used for testing, it can be detected for more than a month out. ...Read more
My son is almost 4, won't go on potty. When he has a bm it looks like he is in pain, he will stand and squirm like it's uncontrollable. Help, ty?
Pediatrician time.: I'd seek an exam by his pediatrician to diagnose and to obtain clear diet and possibly other behavioral suggestions. Also, if there is a good child psychologist available, they might help. I did play therapy w/ an uptight, serious 4yo boy. He built an big wood block castle, then crashed it with noise and glee. Then, the asked to "go potty" for the 1st time in days. I was amazed to see it work. ;-). ...Read more
My b/p has been running high the last 3 or 4 days, so I uped my b/p meds. This am my b/p is 190/104. What can I do to help lower it. Ty joyce?
Call your Dr today: Don't self-adjust w/o a plan from your dr--that is how mistakes are made and people pass out. At moment, opposite still your problem, despite upped dose, so need to call your dr for new plan and possibly new med. If get headache or chest pain, head to emergency room. ...Read more
My BP is usually 100/60 or below but the past two days it's been 10-15 points higher Systolic and 5-10 points higher diastolic. Should I worry? TY!
My hight 164cm weight 74, 4kg age 23, what is my ideal weight I should be and their is a diet or exercise pattern to get there before chrismas? Ty
Look in the mirror. If oyu have good muscle and narrow waist your weifght is ideal. If you have weight around your middle you need to eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 fresh raw or cooked vegetabls and 1 fruit a day, slow carbs, high quality protein, and good fats every day, get 7-8 hours of sleep, and move a lot through teh day every day. Try jump roping. This is a life style
for life. ...Read more
Which is greater, 0.1 ng/ml or 0.03ng/ml? I am assumin because aftr the dot. It says. 1 an the other says. 03 so is the. 03 a lower level? Ty
Correct: 0.1 ng/ml > 0.03 ng/mlGet a more detailed answer ›
I want to start eating healthier I am in good shape but just want to eat better breakfast/lunch/dinner do you know any websites or any suggestions? Ty
There's no one diet that's best for everyone but some general principals for optimal diet- eats lots of fruits ; veggies, good quality protein, avoid gmo's, minimize sugars/starches/fried foods.
My favorite overall website re: diet: http://bit. Ly/1dh
my essay (still in progress) on pros ; cons of various diets: http://bit. Ly/gagviu
why eat organic food/avoiding gmo's: http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
What is the healthy weight for a 16 year old 4'10" female, I currently weight 144 but don't know if I should do anything besides maybe eat better, TY:)?
100-110lbs: Eat a healthy diet with 7 or more servings of fruits and vegetables and 80-90 grams of protein per day. (4oz chicken or fish=30grams protein) Limit carbohydrate and sugar intake. Get 150 minutes of cardio per week along with resistance and core exercise. Expect to lose 1 pound per week. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
It's probably rare: Doctors don't have a crystal ball to look into the future, which means a doctor cannot predict whether or not a person will have some rare reaction. That's the way life is. However, in 25 years of practice, I have yet to meet a patient who is allergic to plain Tylenol containing only acetaminophen. ...Read more
I'm a smoker. Latelly I've been feeling really smoked filled lungs at the end of the day, what do you think it is? Ty
I had a Cyst drained. My Dr said I can take a shower the next say I did 4 get to ask though do I leave it bandaged in shower or not? Ty
Unbandaged: The shower will help cleanse the wound. Dry gently and cover with new bandage ...Read more
I have a mature test tomorrow mornin to join the college for welding techniques pls let me know if I can do that with all my health issues Ty?
Good luck: If your diseases are well controlled you should be fine. I am not sure what the test consists of, but relaxing before your exam and believing in yourself will be key. ...Read more
Sleep hrs recom? I'm trying to find out from what window is a good amt. Of hrs to aim for optimal sleep health. Not under sleep nor over, Ty Dr!
7 to 8 hrs: Is what I recommend to my patients, however no two people are the same, and sometimes our "sleep needs" can change as we age. 7-8 hrs is generally believed to be the average time needed for a good night's rest. During your period you may need a little more sleep than usual also, and that is normal. Pleasant dreams! ...Read more
Weight 225 ht 5'7 age 49. pear looking affect. Any diet plan suggestions? One that tell you what to eat daily. Other than payweight watchers etc t.y
Low calorie: Watch your calories. Avoid processed foods with unnatural ingredients. Find filling, low calorie foods like whole wheat. Also pay attention to what u drink-soda, alcohol, etc can have a lot of calories. Exercise regularly. To lose weight u need to burn more calories than you consume. Read on Mediterranean diet and see if you can follow. In the end, it's lifestyle changes rather than specific diets ...Read more
I'm a 42yr old woman and have in last couple months off and on I get itch internally and pin pricks randomly comes and goes. Could it be hormones? Ty
Yes: If you are getting vaginal itching it could be from dryness secondary to hormonal changes. If you have an associated discharge you may want to make an appointment with your primary care doctor to rule out infection ...Read more
Have 18yr old broken collarbone, causing problems now. Conflicting opinions whether it can be fixed or not. Can it be fixed? Is it too old to fix? Ty
See below: Saying something can be fixed is not the same as saying it should be fixed. There are multiple issues, but probably the most important are your current level of symptoms and function, and a specific diagnosis for what is causing any problems you may be having. If you have a nonunion of a clavicle fracture, that is pretty simple to fix. If it is healed, but still hurting, that can be complicated ...Read more
I usually have a body temp of 97.9 but today all day it is 99.i don't feel sick at all no headache and eating fine. What could it be. TY for your care?
My daughter 6 in sep has a headache at front, woke up in night with it and this morning and yesterday, think she getting cold please give advice ty?
Dr.'s are telling me to be vegetarian. I'm having a hard time adjusting. Is a baked/steamed potato w/veggies etc a day bad? It helps keep me full. Ty!
Potatoes OK, also...: Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes etc. But a strict vegetarian diet is not for everyone. While it's wise for all of us to eat mostly vegetables, occ. Wild salmon, organic chicken or grass-fed meat may be ok for you. No problem with baked/steamed potatoes- avoid fries! I highly advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet-see http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more
If I were to start a drink of vinager and other spices would it affect medicines that you take. I just want to be sure cause I take a lot of meds. Ty?
Meds: I don't think that vinegar and spices would interfere with your medication as long as it was not taken at the same time ...Read more
Conflicting stories about eating raw honey from store, is it ok or is there a reason not to eat it if it says raw. Can't find real honey all fake. Ty?
Little reason to eat:
Honey in any form is full of sugar. Although promoted as a remedy for various ailments in the old Medicine world, it has no medical uses that the modern science can discern.
My advice to you is not to eat anything too sweet (Honey is sweetest) as sugars are bad for your body as they lead to increase in weight which can cause multitude of other medical diseases like Diabetes and Heart disease. ...Read more
What can I give or do for an EXTREMELY gassy, possibly even colicky baby??? Medications, techniques, etc any advice would be Greatly appreciated!!! Ty
Hi dtd mon morn cording 2 d8s I shud ovulate thurs bt had pain in ryt ovary area yest dinner he away now 4 wk wot r chanc of getng caught this tym? Ty
No sense: I do not understand your question. Please type in out in complete sentences without all the abbreviations and I will try to answer it. Thanks. ...Read more
Activity after LASIK: Most eye surgeons would consider a week to be enough time before hitting the punching bag. At least a month before sparring. Absolutely check with your surgeon and follow his instructions. ...Read more