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Doctor insights on: White Lithium Grease

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Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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If water appears white on MRI why does fat also appear white? (as fat is hydrophobic)

If water appears white on MRI why does fat also appear white? (as fat is hydrophobic)

Different scans: An MRI study is made up of several individual scans of the body part. Some scans image anatomy in different orientations (cross sections vs. Sagittal - like attached image). But other scans change scanning parameters to display different tissue properties. It is very complicated, but simply stated - t1 weighted images have bright fat; t2 weighted have bright water. ...Read more

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Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Is eating raw brown sugar better than white refined sugar ?

Sugar is Sugar is...: Nope. No difference at all in how your body perceives these sugars. Remember that sugar is the problem in obesity and that sugar should be limited when trying to live a healthy life style. ...Read more

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Thick off white clumps in vagina? No itching/burning. No std's. Smells slightly of french fries/ wet cardboard. *not like cottage cheese.

Thick off white clumps in vagina? No itching/burning. No std's. Smells slightly of french fries/ wet cardboard. *not like cottage cheese.

Study it: If the discharge is new and persistent, the only way to truly identify it is to look at under the microscope a few other simple tests. A specific diagnosis will lead to a specific treatment. ...Read more

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Would white nail polish turn teeth white as well?

Would white nail polish turn teeth white as well?

No: White nail polish is not formulated for oral use. It will not adhere in a moist environment, it is toxic, and it can damage your oral soft tissue . Do not use in oral environment. Your local dentist will know best what is clinically right for your teeth. Many dentists have a 'no charge' consult. Take care... ...Read more

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Toasted pitta bread slightly brown/burnt be4 - no oil would acrylamide be formed? also would baked potato in oven without oil for 1hr? cancer causer?

Toasted pitta bread slightly brown/burnt be4 - no oil would acrylamide be formed?  also would baked potato in oven without oil for 1hr? cancer causer?

Life is not that way: One potato or one piece of bread, burnt or not, does not cause cancer. Life doesn't work that way. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." Avoid unnecessary chemicals and suspected toxins when possible, but live life without so many worries. Here in California, everything causes cancer, as evidenced by the Cancer Warning Signs that are posted in every single building I have set foot in. ...Read more

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I bloat when I eat white bread like white castle. Is it the quality, the white bread or gluten?

I bloat when I eat white bread like white castle. Is it the quality, the white bread or gluten?

What's on the bread?: Maybe it's what eaten with the brea at white castle and not the brea itself. Bloating is very common an can be from a variety of dietary factors especially fat / grease. ...Read more

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WHITE bumps on end of tounge,WHITE film also dietbetic type 1?

WHITE bumps on end of tounge,WHITE film also dietbetic type 1?

Could be candida: or thrush, see your doctor for culture and prescription ...Read more

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Can consuming cannabis oil lower your white blood cell count?

Can consuming cannabis oil lower your white blood cell count?

Good Question: Although I am not aware of a specific study on cannabis oil and wbc, there was a study showing that hemp seed which contains thc as its active component has long term toxicological implication such as bone marrow suppression with respect to the concentration given on the erythrocytes of mammals. It is recommended that individuals who have anemia or immunosuppression not use thc on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin.I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin.I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

No, see a Doctor: It does not sound normal, does sound infected, and may be transmissible. You should be evaluated by a doctor--yours, or urologist or county health dept "std clinic" or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have bright yellow stains on white shirts, and yellow stuff on my armpits they smell horrible. deodorant and soap isn't helping ? Tried drysol too

I have bright yellow stains on white shirts, and yellow stuff on my armpits they smell horrible. deodorant and soap isn't helping ? Tried drysol too

Hyperhidrosis: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/treatment/con. I thought the Mayo Clinic site provided thoughtful and comprehensive advice regarding treatments for Hyperhidrosis. Medications, surgeries are discussed. Best of luck to you and have a nice day. ...Read more

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Why do white plaque stick in teeth?

Why do white plaque stick in teeth?

The dextran capsule: Plaque mainly consists of streptococcus mutans--a bacteria that produces a sticky capsule made of polysaccharides (dextran) which sticks to the teeth and is the matrix of plaque. This bacteria then metabolizes carbohydrates into lactic acid. The Lactic Acid erodes the tooth enamel that it is stuck too and creates dental cavities. ...Read more

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Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Sodium free  beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read more

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Sticky white water & jelly type discharge from vagina bad smell&i also got rashes where that discharge touch my trouser stick with skin any treatment?

Sticky white water & jelly type discharge from vagina bad smell&i also got rashes where that discharge touch my trouser stick with skin any treatment?

Vaginal discharge: White watery malodorous vaginal discharge could be bacterial vaginosis, a foreign body left in the vagina or a number of other causes. Please see your gynecologist right away to determine the exact cause. ...Read more