I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done

Patient: I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done,with a gold crown, about 25 years ago. Could this be an abcess? They lymph nodes are not swollen

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Gender: Female
Age: 70
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing

Doctor: hi,
thanks for posting your question on Health.is.edu.

there is a high possibility of this lump being an abcess.

you will need a   antibiotics such as amoxycillin and then you will need an x ray

the x ray will determine if you have a

1) gum abcess
2)root abcess

the treatment for both varies is

please DO NOT apply heat, this tends to spread the infection around the face.

please feel free to ask any follow up question you have

Sincerely

Dr. Craig

My forearms are very itchy, no rash at all

Patient: hi there , my forearms are very itchy, no rash at all

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Gender: male
Age: 33
Already Tried: Calamine lotion

Doctor:

a few questions for clarity:

1) any medical problems

2) any medications

3) any new products (detergent , soap)

4) are your arms exposed to sun?

5) any other symptoms- fever, cough, cold etc

6) are you an allergic type?

7) How long have you had this?

That should do it for now- then I can answer efficiently for you!!

Patient:

1) any medical problems – NO I AM IN VERY GOOD HEALTH

2) any medications – NO

3) any new products (detergent , soap) – NOT THAT I CAN REMEMBER,

4) are your arms exposed to sun? YES

5) any other symptoms- fever, cough, cold etc – NO

6) are you an allergic type? – I WAS AS A CHILD. MILK, DUST ETC.. I JUST GREW OUT OF IT.

7) How long have you had this? FOR 1.5 YEARS , NOT ALL THE TIME THOUGH.

Doctor:

OK
There are many cause of itching- unexplained to us, but there are ways to clarify.

Being a healthy man and Continue reading My forearms are very itchy, no rash at all

A couple of my fingernails are curling downward as they grow.

Patient: A couple of my fingernails are curling downward as they grow. Is this due to a poor diet?

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Gender: female
Age: 60
Already Tried: nothing

Doctor: Fingernail changes are due to SO many things, it is hard to say without a picture.

But in general, if your fingernails are strong, but curling this is less of a concern than if they are weak and “bendy”.

Specifically:

Curling down is very much associated with respiratory problems- asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and the like.

Iron deficiency will produce pale nails which can curl.

There are many other causes-

See this site at Mayo-

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/WO00055

There has not been shown that any dietary change can produce real changes.

However, it depends on what exactly is wrong.

Here is a site talking more about nutrition- but in general, protein, calcium, Vit, B and C have all been used to give better nail health.

http://www.essortment.com/lifestyle/bestvitaminshe_senw.htm

So-

You want to be examined- think of the nails as the windows to Continue reading A couple of my fingernails are curling downward as they grow.

I have been having some rather serious anxiety for no reason

Patient: Hello I have been having some rather serious anxiety for no reason combined with aggravating depression for about 3 months solid. It comes in waves – I feel nromal about 20% of the time and then revert back to teh high anxiety and depression feeling the rest of the time. I noticed that these symptoms all started in June when they put me on high blood pressure meds (Lisonopril 20-30mg). I talked to the doctor already about ity and he shrugged it off. Some days I think I need to just drive down and check myself in to a mengtal hospital it gets that bad.

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Gender: Male
Age: 50
Already Tried: I tried talking to my Doctor – he shrugs it off. I contacted a family friend who is a Phd Psychology professor to ask him for a referral – he blew me off like I was bothering him. No help. No answers. Just reading on the internet.

Doctor: Greetings and welcome to Health.is.edu ,

Do you have memory impairment, fatigue, dizziness, headache?

what are the other drugs you are taking?

Patient: All of the above – not too many headaches but just one this morning when I woke up.
Other drugs are for Diabetes – Insukin N and Insulin R 50u ea 1x daily

Doctor: Thank you for the information,

The depression, stress, anxiety , woory and other psychological causes may cause such symptoms in you.The other possibility could be the sid effect of the drug lisinopril.

The drug lisinopril may cause the CNS symptoms like dizziness, headache, ataxia, memory impairment, tremor, peripheral neuropathy, confusion, insomnia, somnolence, hypersomnia, irritability, and Continue reading I have been having some rather serious anxiety for no reason