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Busy Dizzy

Monday, July 21, 2014


Question

Recently I started to feel dizzy after sitting down working on a small object for a few hours; is that normal?

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Rash or Razor Burn?

Monday, July 14, 2014


Question

I have a lot of zits on my pubic area. I believe it was caused from shaving. I've tried taking a break from shaving for a week and have used several creams, and warm water recommend for the bikini area. It's not itching or burning, but there are a lot of zits so they are just bothering me. Also, I don't think they are ingrown hairs because there is no hair growing out of them. And they won't go away. Do you know what the problem could be?

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Stye In My Eye

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Question

My eye near the medial upper lash line is red, puffy and painful when I blink occasionally. I believe it to be a stye. How do I get rid of it?

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Managing Increased Thirst

Monday, June 30, 2014


Question

Today I noticed myself being way thirstier than usual. It feels like I can drink water and still be thirsty sooner than usual. Why might this be?

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Losing My Hair

Friday, June 13, 2014


Question

If I've been experiencing hair loss as a side effect of a medical condition, which is currently being treated, are there any products out there that help my hair grow back more quickly? I know Pantene has a minoxidil solution but would that work if when my hair falls out almost all of the time the follicle comes out as well?

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