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Why Do Some People Pick Noses Isnt That Unsanitary And Gross
My kids always pick their nose and eat it. How unhealthy is that what are some ways I can kick this rabbit?
Nose picking: While this is a disgusting habit, there is no medical problem from swallowing what is essentially one's own mucous. I would try using a reward system if a day passes without you seeing them engage in this behavior. ...Read more
So why are we all rubbing or noses with our finger and scratching our heads when they don't itch? Is it just human habit?
Scratching head: PROBABLY A HABIT. BE CONSCIOUS OF IT AND . . . STOP! ...Read more
Casting: of a fracture usually immobilizes the joint above and below the break! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Why do some people sleep talk? And sometimes wake up to drink some water and not even remember they did..? Or randomly call your name? Is there a cure
Happens to all: You are apparently tall yourself. Tall people have no greater incidence of bad coordination than do average or short people. This is widely distributed. Those with a lack of coordination can take training with sports medicine experts to improve that if that is important. ...Read more
Pheromones: Most vagina's have a scent that may or may not be detectable to anyone other than an potential sexual partner. Pheromones are secreted by your body by mother nature for just that purpose. If the scent becomes an "odor" than have a obgyn md check for infection. ...Read more
What are those creamy little lumps that end up in your mouth and where do they come from? I don't often get them but did as a kid.
Yes: By "cut up, " i assume you're referring to female "circumcision, " also referred to as "genital mutilation." this refers to removal of the clitoris and sometimes decreasing the size of the vaginal opening. It is practiced in some cultures, but has plenty of downsides without any benefits or medical justifcation. It's a practice that should be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The world is new!: Everything in the world is a new experience to kids. While you and i know are armpits usually stink at the end of the day, a kid isn't sure of that. They explore the world to find out what is or isn't - that's what makes them so fascinating. They are not stuck with stereotypes and all the old wive's tales in their minds. They are starting form scratch and building their own ideas from experiences. ...Read more
Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?
The why questions: Often in medicine the "why" questions can lead to debate but no accurate answer. This is that type of question. It is what it is. Genetics determine your anatomy. ...Read more
Maybe: To be eligible for blood donation you should be healthy, at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law, and weigh at least 110 lbs. Visit the red cross website for more information. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements. ...Read more
Why do people feel a lot pleasure when their favorite sports team wins even though they have nothing to do with the victory?
Fans: People like to feel connected to the team they support. They are happy when they win and sad when they lose. That's what it means to be a fan. ...Read more
Depends how often: It depends how often you pick your nose and if you stick your finger all the way up there. Just as some people have expanded their ear lobes by sticking in GIANT earrings, you can do the same by repeatedly sticky your large fingers into your small nose hole. but it depends how often and how big is the finger compared to the nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vegetarian Diet: Balanced Vegetarian Diet with vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and dairy products is healthy. One kind of Vegetarian Diet is not for every one's liking. Some vegetarians eat fish for Protein as they think that there is not enough Protein in vegetarian Diet In reality, needs of Protein intake are met by grains, lentils, beens nuts, milk,yogurt, cheese and nuts. Fish will not make their body sick. ...Read more
Everything goes in: Children particularly the younger ones put everything in their mouth. They don't know better they are just experimenting. We, being the responsible ones need to keep their environment safe from these dangers. Batteries particularly can be very dangerous, not just choking. The battery acid can eat through their bowel wall. ...Read more
Sleep phase.: Depends on what sleep phase they're in. Those in deep sleep will not move because all of the muscles go limp and the brain is relatively inactive. Those who are moving around are in a lighter phase of sleep. Some people, such as those with sleep apnea, may spend all night in a superficial phase of sleep. ...Read more
Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?
Crooked teeth: This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space. Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! consult with an orthodontist to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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