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When To Worry About An Earache
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Out of curiosity. If I have a reaction to an earings mettle in an old ear piercing what is the worst that can happen? It cant close up right?
Heat: Often kids have some releaf if they put their hurt ear down on a heating pad or compress at a low heat level. The diffuse heat messages going to the brain seem to deminish the ear pain some.If over 6mo i prefer ibuprophen for the discomfort. Sx lasting more than 3 days deserve a doc's review. ...Read more
Why do some people sneeze an pass gas at the same time, I that something I should be concerned about. It happened an hour ago?
Just happens: No cause for concernGet a more detailed answer ›
Is this pain behind my ear and there is pressure behind my right eye something to worry about? just to let you know i have pmr.
What does it mean when you suddenly get numb in your hand? Sometimes that happens to me when im about to have a sinus headache.
Is having an obsession about having to must clench my jaw knowing its irrational and worrying people will notice it as odd if I do it. Is this OCD?
What to do if I'm 29 weeks pregnant and just wondering around this time is there anything in particular that I need to be doing to prepare for baby?
Plenty of things: First of all, you must do everything during your pregnancy to eat properly, exercise, and follow your OB MD's instructions. Secondly, if this is your first pregnancy, there are classes to prepare you for childbirth usually available at the hospital. Thirdly, there is the small matter of the baby's layette and "stockpiling" diapers. ...Read more
I am 25, is the continuous abdominal discomfort is something I need to worry about?! I am an emotional person who stress gets to her
Get checked out: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy or drive, decreased libido/performance, hives & other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food & substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea & abdominal discomfort, headaches & more significant neurologic problems, etc. Get eval. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel slight pain, similar to a bruise, where I received an epidural? Will it go away? Should I talk to the doc about this?
Yes: Both skin local with a small needle, and the larger epidural needle, are used for the epidural itself. Also, multiple attempts may be made before success. Therefore, some of that type of pain is expected. However, any incresing pain, leg weakness or bowel or bladderdysfunction after the numbing is worn off should be reported to a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is it normal to get sleepy or drowsy when having a headache ?? Or is that something to worry about
I recently asked a question about when a person swallows a roach during sleep what could happen when should we worry signs to watch for.
Digested like oyster: The stomach contains very powerful acid which can melt nails..Yes, the metal nails. Thus, the roach will be killed by the stomach acid and digested like other foods. Men and women of nature consume insects all the time--when they run out of food in the wild/woods. Insects are good source of proteins--although the roach is not very appetizing, it won't harm you swallowing one... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why conversation difficulties happen? Mostly feels awkward when over phone or direct i have nothing to talk about. is it my fear or else?
Psychodynamic tx: Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about social anxiety. Usually social anxiety is not just about being in crowds. Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do. Lets find the right professional for the job ...Read more
I have an ear pain after i've removed ear wax with earwax drops. Please tell me what should I do because pain is not going away. Thank you. Daniel?
See below: You should have some one exam your ears. ...Read more
I have tinnitus in my right ear I recently had an ear infection from step throat is it something to be concerned about or will I need to consult a doc?
What to do and what not to do when having a double seeing after concussion. It has lasted for 11 weeks?
Be seen: You would certainly want to be seen and evaluated. You could potentially have something still going on in your head like a subdural hematoma. It is also possible that in the same injury in which you sustained your concussion, you might also have injured the muscles that assist in moving the eye, which can also cause double vision. ...Read more
My knee cracks when i behind it. It does give me any pain. Should i be concerned with this or do I need to talk to a physical therapist?
No pain: I would not worry about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gum swelling: is caused by a variety of reasons. Some common causes include: gingivitis, tooth abscess, malnutrition or systemic disorders. To reduce gum swelling, keep good oral hygiene, rinse with a warm saltwater solution, drink plenty of water and take NSAID OTC for pain and inflammation control. Remember, the only way to treat exactly what is causing the swelling is visiting your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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