From ages 6 to 71, The Doctors take health questions from every generation!
Do you have a question? Ask it here! “We love hearing from you so log on and let us know what you’re curious about,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
Does Food Help the Medicine Go Down?
Christine, 60, asks: Why do you take some medications with food?
“Not all medications need to be taken with food but if the prescription suggests it, it means maybe the medication can irritate your stomach. That’s why it’s so important to keep the instructions and follow the instructions when you take your medication,” Dr. Travis says.
Getting Rid of Rosacea
Enid, 61, tweets: Can people with rosacea have cosmetic treatments like fillers, Botox or laser resurfacing? Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon has the answer!
Beat up Feet?
Sarah asks: I’m a hair stylist and on my feet for 10 hours a day. By the end of it my feet and legs are throbbing! I’m only 24 years old, so I know this can’t be a good thing. Any recommendations for new shoes or tests I should get?
Can Mouthwash Cure Fungus?
Corey, 37, wonders if soaking your feet in mouthwash can cure foot fungus.
Dr. Travis says that this remedy hasn’t been proven; however one of the ingredients in mouthwash is thymol, which is also found in some powders designed to treat fungal infections. Eucalyptol, another ingredient made from eucalyptus oil, is said to have antiseptic properties and it is sometimes used for fevers and infections.
One Cup or Two?
Arnold, 57, wants to know what’s healthier: Drinking one cup of strong coffee or multiple cups of weaker coffee?
It’s recommended that adults limit themselves to 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine per day, which measures to about two to four regular strength cups of coffee.
The Audience Asks ...
The Doctors clear up health "he-said-she-saids" from the studio audience.
• Does your handedness influence your heart health?
• Is fish oil really good for you? Can dryer sheets keep mosquitoes away?
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Down the Wrong Pipe
Linda, 56, says: Sometimes when I’m eating, food goes down the wrong pipe and it takes me over 15 minutes to stop coughing! How can I prevent it from happening?
In adults, choking most often occurs when food is not chewed properly. Talking or laughing while eating or drinking too fast may cause a piece of food to get sucked “down the wrong pipe.” If it doesn’t block the airway completely your body will start coughing to clear your throat. If you tend to eat quickly without chewing properly, you may be prone to this reaction, so slow down and refrain from talking while eating.
Kyle, 18, says he received a tattoo last July and is still experiencing pain and tenderness. Is it possible that it’s infected?
Michael, 47, says, "I just noticed that one of my teeth is a little loose and nothing out of the ordinary happened to it. No trauma or anything! Is that normal? What can I do to fix it?”
Dentist Dr. Ashley Herbert explains that this is a common occurrence and that healthy teeth will experience some movement, as they are attached to bone and gums by fibrous tissue called periodontal ligaments; however, if your tooth has more movement than normal, this could be a sign of periodontal disease.
Asthma and Exercise
Zenna, 20, says she used to love to run but now has exercised-induced asthma. She asks how she can burn a similar amount of calories without becoming short of breath.
Lisa, 44, asks what’s a normal amount of hair to shed every day.
“It is normal to lose about 50 to 100 individual hairs per day,” Dr. Travis says.
If you notice bald spots or overall thinning, be sure to consult your physician. Certain factors such as stress, anxiety and giving birth can cause rapid hair loss over a short period of time.
Itching for an Answer
Nancy, 33, says, “A few hours after I shave my legs they itch like crazy! It’s always a delayed reaction and I can’t stop scratching. What can I do?"
The Fruits of Your Health
Larry, 71, says he knows too much sugar is bad for your health, so if fruit naturally has sugar, is it possible to eat too much fruit?
The American Heart Association suggests women should have no more than 30 grams of sugar per day and no more than 45 grams for men.
Can the Computer Ruin Your Eyesight?
Josh, 38, asks if squinting at a computer all day at work can ruin your eyesight.