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Burning Up
From hot tempers to flaming fevers, The Doctors reveal what you need to know to stay cool.


Can excessive anger trigger a stroke? OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton has the answer.


Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears describes the symptoms of scarlet fever , which can be life-threatening if left untreated.
 


ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains why it’s important to know your baseline body temperature.
 

Soothe the Scorch
The Doctors offer soothing solutions to burning body ailments.


The Doctors share at-home tips to treat a sore throat. Plus, learn when you should see a doctor.


Are canker sores contagious? Family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross explains the difference between canker sores and cold sores. 

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• Dr. Sears explains the health benefits of grilling

Flaming Feet
Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee sorts fact from fiction when it comes to treating athlete's foot and offers the best at-home treatments for the condition.

• Vinegar: Fact. Dr. Lee says a vinegar soak can help minimize bacteria and fungus on the feet.
• Yogurt: Fiction. Yogurt would make your feet too moist, allowing for more bacteria and fungus to breed.
• Garlic: Fiction. Dr. Lee says this pungent seasoning is better off in your food than on your feet.
• Corn starch: Fact. Corn starch can absorb moisture in shoes and on your feet, which would help stop the production of fungus.
• Vapor rub: Fact. The best treatment, according to Dr. Lee, vapor rub contains a drying agent called thymol, which greatly reduces the symptoms of athlete’s foot.
 

Sizzling Skin Conditions
From fire ant bites to an uncomfortable bikini line, The Doctors tackle scorching skin ailments.


Learn what you should do if you come into contact with fire ants.


An anonymous viewer steps into The Doctors’ medical confessional to ask what she should do about an embarrassing cyst on her bikini line

Infant Acid Reflux

Dr. Sears offers tips to alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux and GERD in infants and advises parents not to give adult medications to their children.

Permanent Sunburn?
Missy, 50, says she started noticing brown patches on her arms two years ago. Embarrassed by the condition, she keeps her arms covered at all times and says that if she must wear short sleeves, she wears heavy makeup to conceal the spots. She says she’s been fanatical about protecting her skin from the sun for the last 15 years, but fears that her years of playing in the sun as a child may have taken its toll.

Missy joins The Doctors in the procedure room, where Dr. Lee explains that her patchy skin, called Poikiloderma of Civatte, is very common and usually appears in a person’s late 30s or 40s. Generally caused by excessive sun exposure, Poikiloderma is difficult to treat. A combination of topical creams and conservative laser treatments is the best course of action.

Dr. Lee uses a fractional CO2 laser on Missy’s arms to deliver small columns of laser light to vaporize the skin at a controlled depth. She advises that it will likely take several treatments to reverse the damage on Missy’s skin and says Missy will still need to protect her skin in the sun to avoid a recurrence of the patches.  

Hot … Or Not
From your wardrobe to your thermostat, The Doctors discuss your health habits at home.


Learn the ideal temperatures for your home to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.


Men: Are your grooming habits hot ... or not? The female Docs weigh in on male fashion and hygiene trends. 

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