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Old 18th May 2020, 21:22   #3061
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Had you stopped and restarted exercises/yoga recently or suddenly increased the intensity of exercises? In that case, it is more likely to be just muscle pain or maybe a pull or strain. You need to go easy a bit or stop the particular exercises till the pain resolves and then restart on a slower and gradual pace.
You can get back to running/planks/yoga once the pain subsides.
Lifting weights may be avoided if it indeed is a hernia.
Pain is not a common early sign in a hernia. What we look for is called a "cough impulse". You can consult a General surgeon if symptoms persist.
The doc I visited did performed "Cough impulse" test. He neither ruled out nor confirmed, but advised me to avoid everything that puts pressure on my abdomen. I presume it could be the starting stage

Yes, I did increase the intensity of the exercise considerably..speed of running on the treadmill recently. Just 2-3 days into it & the problem of pain in the groin area. I see this could be one of the possibilities. I have stopped doing everything that puts pressure on the abdomen & see how it turns out after a week or so.
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My 11 year old son has this recurring problem of inflammation and cracks in both the corners of lips. He applies Boroline and it tends to subside but comes back again.
His water intake is adequate but his salt intake is also more. Could this be a cause?

What is the solution? Is there any home remedy?
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My 11 year old son has this recurring problem of inflammation and cracks in both the corners of lips. He applies Boroline and it tends to subside but comes back again.
His water intake is adequate but his salt intake is also more. Could this be a cause?

What is the solution? Is there any home remedy?
If it is a recurrent problem, you should consult a paediatrician.

Medically, we would call it "Angular cheilitis". Commonly dryness, especially in winter can cause it.
But if it is recurrent, there could be nutritional(vitamin deficiencies) or infections (fungal/bacterial). Nothing to worry though. A consult with the paediatrician should solve the problem.
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Is there anything that we can take to increase our immunity against the Covid-19 virus?
There is a recommendation from AYUSH ministry in this link.

What else can we do?
I am not a doctor, but from what i gather, Vitamin D plays an important role in building immunity against viral illnesses, like Covid.

So firstly it is important to get your Vitamin D levels checked, and if not sufficient, either take supplements or if it is borderline, get plenty of sunshine.

Other Vitamin that helps immunity is Vitamin C. Again you can take supplements, but its advisable to get it from food sources if possible. So plenty of fruits and vegetables should do the trick. In India we are blessed to have the Amla "Indian Gooseberry" which can be taken in either raw form ( a bit of a challenge) or powdered form (much more palatable). It's a powerhouse of Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Hope that helps.

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The doc I visited did performed "Cough impulse" test. He neither ruled out nor confirmed, but advised me to avoid everything that puts pressure on my abdomen. I presume it could be the starting stage
Did your doctor mention anything about ultrasound sonography? Rather than staying in uncertainty, I think you should do ultrasound which will clarify what exactly it is.
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I am not a doctor, but from what i gather, Vitamin D plays an important role in building immunity against viral illnesses, like Covid.

So firstly it is important to get your Vitamin D levels checked, and if not sufficient, either take suppliments or if its borderline, get plenty of sunshine.
Yes, Vitamin-D plays a very important role in building immunity against Covid-19. Doc advised to take Drise tablet (60000 IU) one day in a week for four weeks (A total of 4 tablets only) with a daily dose of Becosule tablet(contains vitamin B complex and Vit C). At this juncture, it is very difficult to check if one has the right amount of Vitamin-D, hence its suggested to take the supplement & its harmless even if one has sufficient quantity already available.
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Did your doctor mention anything about ultrasound sonography? Rather than staying in uncertainty, I think you should do ultrasound which will clarify what exactly it is.
Thanks. No he didn't. It makes sense to get the complete picture & act with certainty.
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Came across this well-researched article wrt Vitamin D and coronavirus: https://medium.com/the-method/should...9-63d922f24953
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I have 3-4 mm gap between the two upper incisor teeth, a condition which I came to know is called Midline Diastema. My teeth have been this way since childhood, and I never bothered to get them corrected since there were no functional inconveniences due to this. I have received a lot considerate comments from people in my circle to get it corrected, and I think it's time I do something about this for good.

I would like to opt for a permanent solution even if it takes time and demands extra care and precautions, rather than opting for temporary cosmetic additions like Veneers. Is this condition curable by orthodontics using braces? I'm planning to consult a dentist soon, and would like to know about possible options from fellow BHPians in this field.

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Did your doctor mention anything about ultrasound sonography? Rather than staying in uncertainty, I think you should do ultrasound which will clarify what exactly it is.
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... or suddenly increased the intensity of exercises? In that case, it is more likely to be just muscle pain or maybe a pull or strain. You need to go easy a bit or stop the particular exercises till the pain resolves and then restart on a slower and gradual pace.
You can get back to running/planks/yoga once the pain subsides.
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The pain has completely gone. Slowly tried certain poses which caused the pain earlier & noticed it's very much comfortable now. So it's most likely due to injury caused by increasing the intensity of the exercise. Decided not to risk with high intensity exercise as I move forward. Thanks
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Doc's,

What is the procedure now to visit a hospital for fever symptoms. A family member is having high temperature but no other symptoms and she has never stepped out of the house for the past 3 months.

Can we just walk her in to any hospital OPD or should it be a Covid specialty hospital? And will they check for Covid in first place or will diagnose it as any other viral flu?
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What is the procedure now to visit a hospital for fever symptoms. A family member is having high temperature but no other symptoms and she has never stepped out of the house for the past 3 months.
If there was an exposure(even suspected) to COVID19 positive person or cough with respiratory distress please visit a COVID19 specific hospital. If there was no exposure and reasonably maintained social distancing and hygienic norms and not hailing from a Red zone then any good general physicain would do. If there are no distressing symptoms except for high fever an online consult with a good physician/family physician would do. PM for specific recommendations.

Meanwhile keep taking paracetamol every 6 hours, tepid sponging to keep the temperature low and drink plenty of fluids.

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Thanks. No he didn't. It makes sense to get the complete picture & act with certainty.
If your doctor is a surgeon or if he is with good experience trust his judgement and visit him once again if not better. Doing an ultrasound without sufficient clinical suspicion is of no use. Investigations are done based on clinical background, nothing could be uncertain like an unnecessary investigation.

By the history you have given it appears like a strain of inguinal ligament and muscles around it. It can happen when you run faster particularly in a treadmill where you use longer strides in order to keep up with the speed. You end up hurting knee, groin strain and low back ache. Give rest for some time and visit your doctor again.

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My 11 year old son has this recurring problem of inflammation and cracks in both the corners of lips. He applies Boroline and it tends to subside but comes back again.
His water intake is adequate but his salt intake is also more. Could this be a cause?

What is the solution? Is there any home remedy?
Please get him checked by a Paediatrician once the Covid season settles down. Cracking of lips may be due to Vitamin deficiencies, but there shouldn't be a reason to develop vitamin deficiencies in otherwise healthy children. Please make sure he drinks adequate water and keeps himself well hydrated.
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If there are no distressing symptoms except for high fever an online consult with a physician would do.

Keep taking paracetamol every 6 hours, tepid sponging to keep the temperature low and drink plenty of fluids.
Hi! Watch for breathlessness, confusion, dehydration, sick look and chest pain. If any please goto a hospital.

If no complaints, please follow as recommended above- paracetamol 6th hourly, better to follow isolation.
If persistent fever for three days or other symptoms get an online consult atleast.

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My 11 year old son has this recurring problem of inflammation and cracks in both the corners of lips
Hi! It seems like vitamin deficiency. If you hav any vitamin syrup, try using it.

Other things to try are better oral hygiene, plenty of water, give fresh fruits & vegs likes apples, oranges, mosambi, bananas, carrots and cucumber.

Either way since it is a recurring issue i would recommend you consult with your pediatrician after covid19 settles .

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Request some advice from an orthopedic Surgeon.

There is continuous pain in my left foot after i was doing a fast walking for an hour 2 weeks back. The surface is concrete to be precise and started fast walking after a gap of 40 days in this lockdown period.
First i thought it might be a mild sprain and started applying Volini spray + Ice Pack, But the pain continue to be there for more than 2 weeks now. The pain is specifically in the Fascia ligament and heel bone area. I stopped fast walking once the pain started.
The pain is not severe, but it is mild and continuous. There was mild swelling in the beginning in the ankle but it is not there now. I could say the pain is increasing a bit when try to stretch the toe.
I thought of visiting an Orthopedic Surgeon, but little hesitant to visit hospital at this situation unless if it is really required.
Can you please suggest how I should treat it?
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