It’s TMI Tuesday! The Doctors answer viewers’ most embarrassing, awkward and uncomfortable health questions. No topic is off limits!
The Doctors are joined by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban to tackle two common but embarrassing butt problems.
Dealing with Drooling
Did you know that the salivary glands can produce more than a liter of saliva every day? Learn the causes of drooling and prevention tips from family dentist Dr. David Shouhed. Plus, discover when you should worry that drooling could be a warning sign of a more serious health problem.
Medically known as onychoschizia, nail splitting can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, prolonged submersion in water or repeated exposure to nail polish remover. The condition can also develop from previous injury or trauma to the nail or nail bed. Podiatrist Dr. Ali Sadrieh explains that split nails are relatively common, but they can put people at an increased risk for fungal infections. In extreme cases, the nail may need to be removed so that the nail bed can be treated for infection. This process allows doctors to supervise the new nail growth to ensure that all signs of infection have been eradicated.
Kari Wuhrer’s Positive Body Image
Film and television actress Kari Wuhrer is known for her sex appeal, but an uncomfortable situation she experienced on a film set ended up giving her a whole new perspective on herself and her body image.
As a rising Hollywood star in the early-to-mid '90s, Wuhrer, then 21, was convinced that breast augmentation would help boost her career as a recording artist, model and actress. Looking back on her decision, Kari feels that it was naive, as she was unaware at the time that breast implants required upkeep and future surgeries. Ten years after her initial breast enhancement procedure, Kari received new implants, but she soon began to experience complications. She documented her decision to have her implants removed in an article published in a 2002 issue of Glamour magazine.
"Within six months, [the implants] encapsulated," Kari explains. "My right breast got hard. I wasn't symmetrical anymore. It was painful. I knew something was wrong, so I just got rid of them. That chapter of my life was over, and a new one had begun," she says. Kari has since become a wife and mother of three children.
"Being a mom has given me a new perspective. What's become more important to me now is to be an example," she says. "I need my kids to see that I love myself because that's how they're going to learn to love themselves."