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I recently developed an itchy rash on my arms and legs. I changed body soap days before it started. Is my eczema flaring up, or am I allergic to the soap?”
If you find expired supplements in your medicine cabinet, there's likely no risk in taking them, but you should still throw them out.
A reader asks about taking Neurobion Forte in place of mecobalamine and folic acid after a stroke. Here's what you should know.
When you have rheumatoid arthritis, getting a cold or the flu can add stress to your immune system and make your symptoms worse.
Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.
Lung capacity can be drastically decreased by respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma. Learn more about the complications of having a reduced lung volume.
I woke up this morning with a massive headache. After 3 cups of coffee, I still had the headache. I just checked my blood sugar, and it was 81. Is this normal?
When you are recovering from pancreatitis, your doctor may put you on a soft, bland diet. Expect to load up on foods like applesauce and scrambled eggs, and to avoid spicy foods.
Children actually need more protein per pound of body weight than adults because they are in a stage of growth and development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. But is there such a thing as to much? Find out how much they should be having for their age?