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What Are Slime Molds And Do They Affect My Health
Mold: Slime mold is a broad term describing protists that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi, but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Their common name refers to part of some of these organisms' life cycles where they can appear as gelatinous "slime". This is mostly seen with the myxomycetes, which are the only macroscopic slime molds. And possibly... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small blisters under my upper lip.Im not sure what they are and how they started but they are white in color.
please help me get rid of this, i?
Lip problem: Blisters contain fluid. If this describes your problem, see your doctor for advice, as they can be serious. On the other hand, you might be seeing harmless salivary glands that are quite prominent in some people. If you are concerned your doctor can check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Handheld mirror: Take a look using a handheld mirror. The external portion of your genitals is called the vulva and it consists of outer lips (labia majora), inner lips (labia minora), the clitoris, the urethra and the entrance to the vagina. The vagina is the tube that connects the vulva to the uterine cervix. ...Read more
I'm a dentist and I use latex gloves all the time...Are they dangerous snd what are there health hazards do they cause uterine cysts?
What will mold in my house do to me? What are the health effects of black mold in the house? I have some black mold in my home, which i can't seem to eradicate completely with any level of cleaning.
Respiratory probs: Generaly mold causes respiratory problems, such as runny and congested nose and sometimes asthma. Some individuals also develop sinus disease. Not all black mold is stachybotris, the dangerous mold. Apply bleach to all mold you see and keep the area dry. Mold thrives on humidity, get an dehumidifier and turn it on all the time to dry up the area that grows mold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have these smaller red bumps on my lower butt and am not sure what they are. They are spread out and do not itch. Do you know what they are?
Keratosis pilaris?: They might be kp, which is plugging of the tiny blonde hair follicles. This happens to people on the backs of their upper arms, their buttocks, sometimes the fronts of their thighs. Kp is harmless, but if you want to try to improve the lookand feel, try cerave sa lotion (available at drugstores) twice a day. ...Read more
How do I get ridd of the pimples on my ass's skin? They are really incomfortable and they appear constantly
Two of my kids are sickle cell carriers, the health visitor and my doc said this will not affect them. How do they know this?
Historical fact: The presence of trait (carrier status for sickle cell) is common.It comprises 8% of the afro-american population of the us. It is thought by many to provide some resistance to malaria among those exposed in the african continent. Over the kids lifetime there are no significant effects. Identification of carrier status is now routine in the us with state screening. ...Read more
I have these bumps on the side of my nose they are like the color of my skin and they are quite noticeable what can I do? What are they? Please help
If we use are attic fan I cough my head off, why? What allergies are still outside that will affect me
Pollen: Attic fans blow air out of your house through the attic, and therefore bring air in through open windows and doors. Pollen from the outside would be my guess on the cause of your cough, but if it is persistent, and present even without the fan on, see your primary care provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have 2 red-ish swelled bumps and they tend to smell are they hemorrhoids and how do i stop the smell?
Could be: Without an exam, it is difficult to answer your question. Hemorrhoids can appear as reddish/bluish bumps. The smell could be related to liquid stool seeping around the hemorrhoids. See your doctor/surgeon for an exam. You may be able to treat them conservatively, or you may need surgery to have them removed. An exam would be necessary to know the best treatment. ...Read more
I really need some answers! why are my teeth so yellow and what are some good products that actually work?
Various treatments: Yellow from years of staining foods. For mild discoloration, or for someone who wants minor color change, try crest whitestrips. But i think you want a moderate or major color change, see your dentist. I have had great success with 1 or 2 in- office zoom! led treatment and dispense custom fit home trays with either 10%, 16% or 22% nitewhite or 14% daywhite. Or kor whitening system. ...Read more
I know that there are chemicals that affect our brain in choclate and alcohol. are there in other food and drinks? and what effects do they have?
Foods are chemicals: many foods contains chemicals that influence brain activity, like coffee ...Read more
I need to work tilll 70. What are the things I can do that most affect how old I look as a woman?
Nutrition is key: Working for the joy of the work is not as stressful as working because you need the pay to survive. A great summary of "what's aging you" is at: http://bit.Ly/a72atv. Environmental toxins also need to be minimized with antioxidants. I would be happy to discuss this with you. You can contact me through my website at: http://bit.Ly/pakfq2. ...Read more
I have what I consider a large amount of aspergillus/penicillium in my house and I have young kids. What are the health risks if we are healthy?
Molds: are ubiquitous,especially aspergillus and penicillium, present indoors and outdoors.If you believe u got an overload, you may want to clean your environment and keep it dry as much as you can.As for health effects,we are all exposed,the problem develops when our immune system can't have it anymore and starts reacting,this happens even with expected loads of molds present around us,wish u wellness ...Read more
I have these dark bumps on the tips of my toes and they make my feet look really dark they don't hurt or anything but I have no idea what they are ?
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