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Why do my ears hurt so much when I try to swim to the bottom of the pool?

Why do my ears hurt so much when I try to swim to the bottom of the pool?

Pressure change: The pressure of the water against the air in the outside of your ear drum becomes so high it causes pain. Holding your nose and blowing air into the middle ear equalizes the pressure between the outside of the drum and inside instantly stopping here pain. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles swell up so much when flying? What can I do to stop this as it looks awful on the beach!

Why do my ankles swell up so much when flying? What can I do to stop this as it looks awful on the beach!

Support hose: You are a bit young, but could simply be fluid accumulating in your legs from having them "hanging down" and not moving during the flight. Wear compression stockings (20-30 mm hg) when flying and move your feet + legs periodically. Stay hydrated. Given that you are on zantac (ranitidine) at 30, i suspect a dietary/metabolic issue issue as well. Zantac (ranitidine) can deplete mg - consider supplement. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wear a heavy rucksack and it makes my shoulders hurt so much i find it hard to lift my arm at the end of the day. What can I do to ease the pain?

I wear a heavy rucksack and it makes my shoulders hurt so much i find it hard to lift my arm at the end of the day. What can I do to ease the pain?

Should pain. : Icy towel/pad application over the shoulder at begin, after 24 hours you can try heating/warm pad. Avoid forceful movement of the joint. If there is no improvement after the conservative treatment, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about the ball of my feet hurting? It hurts all the time . I have fybro can that make them hurt ? It hurts to walk all the time.

What can I do about  the ball of my feet hurting? It hurts all the time . I have fybro can that make them hurt ? It hurts to walk all the time.

Seek podiatrist: Seek out a local podiatrist who can help you with an orthotic insert or padding. Fibromyalgia can certainly make things more uncomfortable. If you are not already getting treatments for the fibromyalgia, then you should also take care of that as well. ...Read more

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What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

What to do if my ear builded up too much wax to the point my ear is starting to pain. My friend told me to use warm water and vinegar, will that work?

Blocked ears: Please do not try to clear your ears by yourself. You may puncture eardrum or worse. Please see your doctor who will clean them out easily and safely. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I like to blow air through my eyes if i plug my nose and blow really hard, i can get air to come out of the corner of my eye. It doesn't happen all of the time - only when i really concentrate and push extra hard. Anway, recently after doing this for so

I like to blow air through my eyes if i plug my nose and blow really hard, i can get air to come out of the corner of my eye.  It doesn't happen all of the time - only when i really concentrate and push extra hard.  Anway, recently after doing this for so

While : While your friends may find this entertaining, there are some disadvantages to what you are doing. You may inadvertently plug the tear-drainage duct with mucus, which would cause your eye to water chronically. In addition, the high pressure you describe may damage delicate nasal tissues and lead to infection. If your pain persists, you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I use anything to make my normal lube go back to normal? My vagina is extra dry to the point where I want to cry.

Can I use anything to make my normal lube go back to normal? My vagina is extra dry to the point where I want to cry.

See your gyn: At your age that is not normal often seen in menopausal women, you may need estrogen cream or other lubricators but u neeed an exam by your gyn and u may need blood work or cultures. ...Read more

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The heels of my feet hurt really bad. Even when I first get up in the morning & out of my bed, they hurt. What is this pain? What could I do to fix it

The heels of my feet hurt really bad. Even when I first get up in the morning & out of my bed, they hurt. What is this pain? What could I do to fix it

Plantar Fasciitis: It is worse in people with high arches and those who wear poor shoes and those who go bear foot. Anti-inflamatories, ice, stretches, arch supports, never going bare foot are some of the things that help. See your doctor or a Podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do ?

My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do ?

Interesting : Well this is a first for me, and therefore is have to guess a bit. You may feel better just by the forced closure and rubbing action delivered to your eye through the eyelids. The pressure may stimulate some tearing, real lease of oil and mucous secretions thereby making your eyes more comfortable. I advise doing something different. Use warm compress to closed eyes, artificial tears. Better 4 eye ...Read more

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Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

Why does the lower part of my stomach hurt so much when I try to sleep on it?!

Could be a problem: A doctor can evaluate to see what the patient is talking about. The "lower part of the stomach" means different places to different people. Causes of pain there could be muscular (sore ab muscles), intestinal (such as constipation), a tumor (many types, luckily uncommon), etc... A patient can keep a diary of symptoms on a big calender, to help his doctor figure things out. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the gait on the inside of my left knee not so much hurt now but can still feel it in the way i stand or at times sitting ?

How can I get rid of the gait on the inside of my left knee not so much hurt now but can still feel it in the way i stand or at times sitting ?

Gait: Gait is the way that you walk. Are you talking about altering your gait or pain or soreness of the inside of the knee? ...Read more

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Why does the arch in my foot always hurt after dance class and what can I do to prevent that?

Why does the arch in my foot always hurt after dance class and what can I do to prevent that?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the feet, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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When trying to make sure I have full range of motion in my neck, do I measure to the point I can move it, or to where it starts to hurt?

When trying to make sure I have full range of motion in my neck, do I measure to the point I can move it, or to where it starts to hurt?

It depends: For your therapy where it starts to hurt would be most convenient. Then you could also measure the extent of movement so that would be your goal to attain from your therapy ...Read more

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My right ear feels like it has water in it all the time. Doesn't hurt but want to know what i can do to fix it. I tried ear drops and clean my ears?

My right ear feels like it has water in it all the time. Doesn't hurt but want to know what i can do to fix it.  I tried ear drops and clean my ears?

See your doctor: You may want to be seen by your family practice physician to make sure you do not have an ear infection. Antibiotics may be needed to improve symptoms. It is not recommended to use q-tips in ears since they can generally pushed wax back into the ear canal. ...Read more