The Doctors Unscripted: Uncomfortable Body Issues

Four doctors, one stage, no script and tons of surprises! From kissing conundrums to earthworm poop facials, anything can happen on The Doctors Unscripted.

The Doctors taste food-flavored vodkas. From bacon to salmon, can they guess which is which?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon performs a surprise cyst-removal procedure.

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork demonstrates how to set a broken bone in the wild using hiking equipment. 

Is it OK to kiss while sick?

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By age 40, more than 95 percent of adults have caught a virus known as mononucleosis, or mono, which is also known as the kissing disease. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes mono, and most commonly affects school-age children.

Many of those infected with EBV will never show signs or symptoms, but will carry the virus for the rest of their lives. Mono is highly contagious and commonly spread through saliva, so take care not to share food, utensils, glasses or toothbrushes.

Symptoms of mono usually appear four to seven weeks after infection.

• High fever
• Severe sore throat
• Swollen glands and tonsils
• Swollen spleen
• Abdominal pain
• Constant fatigue

“The virus of a cold is not spread through saliva,” Dr. Travis says. “So, technically, kissing [with a cold] is OK.”

Kissing and cavities
The importance of kissing
Kissing's effects on the brain
The science of kissing

Diaper Changing
The Doctors get a surprise guest with a smelly situation. Dean’s wife left him alone with their 6-month-old son, Hudson and a dirty diaper.

The Doctors show Dean simple tips for changing a baby’s soiled diaper:

• Thoroughly wipe the baby clean.
Apply diaper cream or ointment as needed.
Make sure diaper straps are facing backwards.

Fire Safety
Do you know what to do in case of a fire? Luke Perisin, from the Orange County Fire Authority, gives Dr. Lisa a lesson in how to correctly operate a fire extinguisher.

When using an extinguisher, always follow the P.A.S.S. rule:

Dare The Doctors

Executive producer Carla Pennington gives The Doctors dares to perform! Will they complete them?

Seafood is a low-fat, high-quality protein full of great nutritional benefits. Will Dr. Ordon rise to the challenge of eating an exotic delicacy?
Earthworm excrement is rich in anti-aging minerals, and is said to promote glowing skin and remove fine lines and wrinkles. Will Dr. Travis undergo an Earthworm Poop Facial?

P: Pull the pin out.
A: Aim the hose.
S: Squeeze the top handle down.
S: Sweep the area from side to side at the base of the burning material.

Luke advises not to touch the cone at the end of the hose, because it can become very cold while in use.

Fire escape plan
Fire safety action plan
Kitchen fire safety
Fire safety at home
Stop, drop and roll
At-home fire drill

The Doctors demonstrate what to do if you see someone choking.

How to perform the Heimlich Maneuver:
Source: Heimlich Institute

For Choking Adults:
1. From behind, wrap your arms around the victim's waist.

2. Make a fist and place the thumb side of your fist against the victim's upper abdomen, below the ribcage and above the navel.
3. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into their upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Do not squeeze the ribcage; confine the force of the thrust to your hands.
4. Repeat until object is expelled.

For Choking Infants:
1. Lay child down, face up on a firm surface and kneel or stand at child’s feet OR hold child on you lap facing away from you.

2. Place the middle and index fingers of both hands below child’s rib cage and above navel.
3. Press into child’s upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust—do not squeeze rib cage.
4. Repeat until object is expelled.

*Note: Don’t slap person’s back as it could make matters worse

Life-saving CPR techniques
Infant CPR


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