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  • 15 minutes ago

    Mono/kissing - how long to wait?

    Over the past few months I've been exhibiting symptoms of mono, and I was officially diagnosed about 10 days ago. I have been symptom-free for a week. I'm wondering how long it is *recommended* that I abstain from kissing my significant other. I know that I COULD be contagious for as long as 18 months after symptoms go away, but that that is by no means a universal experience. I'm wondering if I should behave as if the damage has already been done, since we were kissing in the weeks and....
  • 1 hour ago

    Swollen tongue

    My adult son has had the left side of his tongue swell up considerably. It has dramatically affected his speech. The right side of his tongue appears normal. He has been to a primary care, Internist, ENY and Oral Surgeon. None have any clue. CAT Scan and MRI are clear. Ruled out allergic reaction because it has only affected one side of his tongue, and has not gone down in 3 months, despite rounds of antibiotics and steroids. This week, he woke up unable to raise his right arm above shoulder height....
  • 2 days ago

    Musty Smell In Nose

    28 y/o female, fairly good health. Experiencing a chronic, intermittent musty smell in nose since 2010. Lived with grandmother for a long time whose house is believed to have mold behind the walls. No history of sinus issues and no effect to taste. Kind of annoying. What could this be?
  • 3 days ago

    My question

    I went to the doctor for a sore throat and a runny nose. He told me to take. Motrin and Tylenol together. I forgot to ask him a question. Can I take Benadryl with these or should I take it separately?
  • 3 days ago

    nasal and facial pain

    Hi. I am male, early 40s, generally very healthy. I suffer daily from nasal and facial pain, usually starting in the left side of my nose and progressing to the left side of my face. Right side is never affected. The pain starts every day when I enter the air-conditioned office at work, but can also be triggered by pollutants such as smoke. The pain diminishes when I leave the office, but does not disappear entirely. Some history: Until about 20 years ago I never had any nasal problems. And then....
  • 3 days ago

    What's in the back of my throat.

    In may, I was extremely sick due to black mold poisoning, and allergies to cats while living with 4. I moved into a house in January with these problems, was very ill. One night I felt swollen in my neck and my tonsils were bloated and covered in white puss. After moving out and recovering i still suffer from tonsil stones I have to pick out. I have no health insurance. Today I looked in the back of my throats and saw some pockets and when I poke them they hurt. Any ideas?
  • 4 days ago

    Hairy Throat/Nausea

    Hello. I am a 39 year old sinus sufferer and use Clariton spray on a regular basis now as I had issues with other sprays. It has helped with sinus issues greatly, yet there are times I feel like there is hair caught in my throat. No issues swallowing but just a constant feeling like this. I also have an issue where when I'm talking a lot I have the feeling that I need to vomit. I can drink water but it doesn't seem to help alleviate it. I eat pretty well and don't smoke/vape/etc. and....
  • 5 days ago

    Is my thyroid under-active?

    I recently went to the doctor for a check up because I'd gained thirty pounds, felt fatigue that got worse after exercise, and my eczema was flaring up. I got blood work done, and found that my TSH level was at 4.830, my CRP at 3.8, my cholesterol 233 (I'm only 22 years old), triglyceride 203, and LDL Cholesterol 133. My doctor says that he thinks it's just allergies that have my CRP high and that my cholesterol isn't that bad, nor the TSH high. I just wanted a second opinion, since....
  • 5 days ago

    Clear liquid oozing from Cochna section of ear Need Help!

    I woke up this morning with a clear ooze coming from the outer canal of my ear. It's not messing with my hearing or hurting my inner canal, but when I clear the liquid out the area it's coming from starts to feel raw and sting, then when the ooze comes back it stops hurting. I just got over tonsillitis and my right ear (the one oozing) was affected as well, but felt fine for about 2 days. I though maybe it was an infected wound and put a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide on it and it started....
  • 6 days ago

    Hear pulse in ear...Is there a FIX for this? It drives me crazy!

    I see several asked and answered posts about thecreasons why we can hear our pulse in our ear, but I don't see that anyone has answered if this can be corrected so we don't need to hear this anymore. Can we inject a filler between the ear canal and artery to widen the space and therefore muffle the noise or something?