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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have anal fissure result to anus tight. Can you please tell why this happen?It is due to loss of blood supply in anus or due to inflammation?Or else

I have anal fissure result to anus tight. Can you please tell why this happen?It is due to loss of blood supply in anus or due to inflammation?Or else

Yes and yes: pain at the anus can cause spasm and decrease blood supply . This exacerbates the fissure and the whole problem becomes cyclical . Most often can be cured with a topical cream or ointment. Resistant ones need surgery ...Read more

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My lips suddenly became bigger to the point of deformity. Could that be due to oral hygiene. What could be the cause and how do I reverse it?

My lips suddenly became bigger to the point of deformity. Could that be due to oral hygiene. What could be the cause and how do I reverse it?

Allergic Reaction: If by "suddenly" you mean within the last few minutes, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction (possibly anaphylaxis) to something you ingested. You should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

See an ENT doctor: Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of the throat. Generally they shrink with age, but can become infected and require removal. Occasionally, they can reappear, but one would never see tonsils grow on a tongue. Any growth should be checked out and probably be removed by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen lips after I go to the dentist?

Swelling: Be sure to let your dentist know about this so he can evaluate your last treatment. He will evaluate what was done in your last treatment. Level of concern is possible allergy to latex as well as materials used for the procedure. Sometimes a patient can play or chew on lips after a procedure while they are still numb from the anesthetic. Medications need to be evaluated too. ...Read more

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My throat irritation leads to breathlessness sometimes and it's difficult to eat food. What could be the problem?

My throat irritation leads to breathlessness sometimes and it's difficult to eat food. What could be the problem?

Differential diagnos: the causes are multiple, but included are "heart burn"....most common, wherein "acid reflux" travels up food pipe and can cause "throat irritation" given your difficulty eating food. Other causes include esophageal spasm, Schatzki ring. Another possibility is allergy related "post-nasal drip" causing throat irritation. You ought to see an internist and/or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could lead to a sore tongue?

What could lead to a sore tongue?

Many causes : There are many causes for a sore tongue. The most common cause is biting it. There are also canker sores, viruses and other infections that can cause pain. Most things will heal in a few days. If your pain is increasing, you have difficulty eating, doesn't go away in a week you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. Sooner if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What leads COPD to cause people's ankles to swell?

What leads COPD to cause people's ankles to swell?

COPD: COPD reduces the patient's ability to exhale resulting in wheezing and shortness of breath. Recurrent episodes of bronchitis can occur as the disease progresses. Severe COPD can also cause low oxygen levels, heart failure (which can cause ankle swelling) and death. ...Read more

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Can trigmenial tightness in face cause skin to look slightly abnormal? Like a bit more puffier? What's the best medication to get rid of inflammation?

Can trigmenial tightness in face cause skin to look slightly abnormal? Like a bit more puffier? What's the best medication to get rid of inflammation?

Can be painful!: Not sure what trigeminal "tightness" is. Trigeminal neuralgia is pain associated with the trigeminal nerve & is usually experienced as burning, sharp pain in the cheek, forehead, temples & jaw, pain around eyes, aching teeth, ear aches & feeling of fullness in sinuses.Puffiness is not usually described. Anti-inflammatories are not particularly helpful. Neurontin, Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta have been used. ...Read more

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What can cause your lip to have localized swelling and cause a sore on your lip that is not a cold sore?

What can cause your lip to have localized swelling and cause a sore on your lip that is not a cold sore?

Plugged gland: small secretory glands are plentiful in the lips and can expand as cysts that can become infected. Colored swellings, or swellings that are getting larger should definitely be discussed with your practitioner. ...Read more

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What could cause the frenulum in your mouth to swell & be painful?

What could cause the frenulum in your mouth to swell & be painful?

Trauma or : Infection are the most common reasons for a symptomatic frenum. Consult with your dentist, even if the symptoms improve. There may be an issue that needs to be addressed. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?

What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?

See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There are many tests that can diagnose salivary gland disorders. These tests help determine the cause of salivary gland symptoms. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Is it possible to have a heart attack/stroke due to stress from extreme chronic bilateral hand pain?

Possible: Not very likely unless there are other risk factors smoking obesity high lipids hypertension stress of any sort can be an issue and pain is a stressor. ...Read more

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How to cure bruised, swollen lips due to a dumb accident?

How to cure bruised, swollen lips due to a dumb accident?

Cold compress: Cold compress will help.Make sure there is no open wound.If there is any go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I notice two toes are red and swollen . Can improper support in shoes cause overcompensation of the toes and cause this? Or what else can it be ?Thnkx

I notice two toes are red and swollen . Can improper support in shoes cause overcompensation of the toes and cause this? Or what else can it be ?Thnkx

Foot or Shoe.: Shoes, for a host of reasons, can cause many problems in the foot. Compensation, whether in the foot or elsewhere in something to discourage, due to it's deleterious effects on normal function. Having said that, I would be more inclined to consider the fit of the shoes, in terms of length and width, rather than the supportive function. Without knowing your foot's bio-mechanics, it is hard to say. ...Read more

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Bite plane is causing the roof of my mouth to swell. What can I do to fix this?

Bite plane is causing the roof of my mouth to swell. What can I do to fix this?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What causes your urethia to become swollen and sore?

A number of causes: Could be due to infection, trauma, contact dermatitis from soap or detergent, eczema or other atopic dermatitis. Best to have it looked at by a physician and get a urinalysis. If you are sexually active it would probably be wise to get chlamydia and gonorrhea screening too. ...Read more

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Swollen lips suddenly when wake up in the morning, how to treat if the swollen due to bite insectt?

Swollen lips suddenly when wake up in the morning, how to treat if the swollen due to bite insectt?

Steroids: Benedryl is great if taken shortly after the bite. But in addition, amedrol dosepak( steroid) will reduce the swelling quickly! call your dr. Asap! ...Read more

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Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

Swollen Lips: Consider going to an er if the swelling is persisting since you might need an Epinephrine shot and high dose antihistamines. ...Read more

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Do you get swollen lips from kissing?

If too much force: If the kissing is too intense, it can certainly induce lip swelling. Another much less likely possibility is when you are allergic to a food (such as nuts) and the one you kissed had eaten it within a few hours prior. ...Read more

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What could cause purple swollen lips?

Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read more

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Does diabetes give you swollen lips ?

Does diabetes give you swollen lips ?

Not usually: Diabetics can get dry, cracked lips which may give the appearance of swollen lips. This may be a result of a yeast-like infection that affects the corners of the mouth. If you have a problem with your lips that does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

Time ; possibly ice: It will take time for the swelling to reduce, possibly ice may reduce inflammation, but never place cold directly on skin (have a thin cloth barrier) to avoid frostbite. ...Read more

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What is the best way remedy swollen lips?

Ice on and off: Generally, the lip swelling can be reduced with ice pack placed for 20 minutes off. ...Read more

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I always wake up with swollen lips, what's the remedy?

You need to: Be examined by a physician to determine the cause and them the appropriate treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause and (desi) remedy for swollen lips.?

Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be taken and/or topical steroid swabbed on the area. If there is a cut or infection, antibiotic may be needed. Go see your dentist! ...Read more

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How long does a reaction from ricin causing swollen lips last?

Ricin overdose : Ricin overdose results in nausea, diarrhea, tachycardia, hypotension and seizures. If the extend if your symptoms are swollen lips you should look elsewhere for the cause. If you feel that you have a serious problem, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has swollen lips after kissing and making out. Anything wrong?

Girlfriend has swollen lips after kissing and making out. Anything wrong?

No: Hyperemia - increased blood flow to the lips - excitement, and heavy, prolonged kissing. ...Read more

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What do I cure to my swollen lips caused by kissing? How long it last before its heal?

Swelling and kiss: To get rid of swollen lips fast apply cold compress, Aloe Vera gel and do not be too aggressive on your lips. ...Read more

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Rritated, itchy , dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?

Rritated, itchy , dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?

First determine why: First, try and get to the cause of your lips reacting this way- allergies, mouth breathing, etc. Then possibly concentrate on how to help heal the lips. If the source remain, you will keep on getting the symptoms. ...Read more

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How to cure my swollen lips which occurred by removing the dead/dried cells from my lips. It has been more than 1 month and still my lips is swollen..

How to cure my swollen lips which occurred by removing the dead/dried cells from my lips. It has been more than 1 month and still my lips is swollen..

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped or damaged lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. ...Read more

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How to cure bruised, swollen lips due to a dumb accident?

Cold compress: Cold compress will help.Make sure there is no open wound.If there is any go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to shrink down very swollen lips?

How to shrink down very swollen lips?

Histamine blockers: Try histamine 1 blockers (such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, zyrtec, claritin) with histamine 2 blockers (such as zantac, pepcid, tagamat). Also try some ice packs for less than 5 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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