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Old 27th October 2020, 13:41   #3136
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A query for a friend: 30 years old male with no underlying health issues and physically fit. He sometimes, quite suddenly, has very itchy lower legs/feet. The subsequent scratching is hard enough that it causes bleeding. This happens once every few months although now he tries to not scratch despite the itchiness.

What could it be? He has a family history of diabetes and Crohn's disease but does not suffer from either condition himself.
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Ideally it would have been better to have a photograph of the affected region to rule out any lesions. But since you said it was sudden and havent specified of any lesions, the most common cause for sudden itching of lower limb is usually reduced care of the feet, especially adequate moisturization. But it would do good to also check his blood sugar levels. As of now, would suggest adequate moisturization with any good moisturizer, reduced usage of soap. Betnovate ointment is a steroid ointment that can be used for topical application, be sure not to stop it suddenly but to taper it i.e. twice a day for a week. Once itching reduces, once daily for a week, then alternate days, then 2 days a week. finally once a week and then stop. If there is bleeding, donot use betnovate, first use fucidic acid ointment.

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Old 29th October 2020, 20:30   #3137
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My 9yo son was supposed to have his polio booster this August. Due to prevailing situation I decided to delay couple of months. We are working from home / online class, so no venturing out. Is it safe to delay it, if yes how much can I push it? Thanks.
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My 9yo son was supposed to have his polio booster this August. Due to prevailing situation I decided to delay couple of months. We are working from home / online class, so no venturing out. Is it safe to delay it, if yes how much can I push it? Thanks.
Better get it done soon. My sister in law has a 1 year old and they have been getting her vaccinations done on time to the extent that they found their building sealed for covid when they came back from one vaccination
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My 9yo son was supposed to have his polio booster this August. Due to prevailing situation I decided to delay couple of months. We are working from home / online class, so no venturing out. Is it safe to delay it, if yes how much can I push it? Thanks.
I have heard that some hospitals are providing drive through kind of vaccinations. You stay in the car and the nurse comes and gives the vaccinations to the kid in the car. Check if that option is there somewhere.
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My 9yo son was supposed to have his polio booster this August. Due to prevailing situation I decided to delay couple of months. We are working from home / online class, so no venturing out. Is it safe to delay it, if yes how much can I push it? Thanks.
This should not be a bit issue. Get an appointment at a private clinic and try to get the first appoint of the day/session, if possible.

It may cost a bit to get this done at a private clinic but that should be Ok I guess since it helps in avoiding contact with more people.

I have had a couple of surgeries done for my family members last month with me staying with them at the hospital for an extended period and we also have regular followups and tests that get done at hospitals which have different floors/buildings for Covid patients. If you are able to manage and stay careful, you are very likely to come out safely.


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rajivr1612's post has got me thinking. Given that we have regularly administered OPV till the age of five, is the booster dose really necessary?
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Hi I recently purchased a Rossmax blood pressure monitor from amazon for 990/- it's a manual type device with stethoscope and works perfect.

My dad is 73yrs old and hesitatant for a doctor visit. His readings are 170/110. He has started with brisk walks in the morning now and if it does not reduce even by a small percentage in a month. He will have to visit a doctor.

Any advise on the above readings, is that normal. He is non smoking, non alcoholic person.
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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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Hi,

Just came across your post. Yes the space between two central incisors is called as midline diastema.

Good that you consulted an Orthodontist. You also have impacted third molars, which will require extraction (incidental finding).

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Hi I recently purchased a Rossmax blood pressure monitor from amazon for 990/- it's a manual type device with stethoscope and works perfect.
I've heard that it takes skill and practice to manually take blood pressure readings, and that even the pros can get different/unreliable results. At a little more cost, maybe those of us who want to monitor our blood pressure should stick to the electronic devices. What do the docs think?

NB. My wife has high BP and monitors it using such a device. I don't have a BP problem and don't even know what my BP is, except docs always tell me it is lower than average.
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I've heard that lower than average.
Most internet reviews claim that electronic devices don't give correct readings. Especially when battery is even marginally lower.

Hence bought a manual one.
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My dad is 73yrs old and hesitatant for a doctor visit. His readings are 170/110.
I am no doctor but surely it looks way above the normal. Anything above 150 systolic pressure at that age will be considered as hyper tension and may require treatment. But check if your readings are accurate. I have 2 manual Sphygmomanometers for my father. Both never agreed. Finally I bought an electronic cuff type. The readings tallied with the doc's readings.

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At a little more cost, maybe those of us who want to monitor our blood pressure should stick to the electronic devices.

NB. My wife has high BP and monitors it using such a device. I don't have a BP problem and don't even know what my BP is, except docs always tell me it is lower than average.
The technology has advanced these days. Recently there is plethysmography blood pressure monitor - albeit a bit expensive - measures blood pressure without a cuff and it does the job pretty accurately too. What's more it also measures SPO2 - Oxygen level and your ECG. Apple watch uses plethysmography to check the blood pressure and pulse IRC. I have a condition called as Sleep apnea and the doc advised me to monitor my ECG regularly.
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My dad is 73yrs old and hesitatant for a doctor visit. His readings are 170/110. He has started with brisk walks in the morning now and if it does not reduce even by a small percentage in a month. He will have to visit a doctor.

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The BP reading is quite high for your father's age. The cut off is 140/90. More than the systolic(140) the diastolic (90) is crucial. He needs to be on antiHypertensive stat. Also low salt diet, regular walking helps a lot. Please get him a health check up and a appropriate consultation at the earliest.

Regarding the discussion comparing manual vs automated BP measurement, the manual measurement needs skill which can be acquired but the newer automated machines are cheap and reliable. Take note the trend of BP is more important than an occasional reading. Do measure and chart it regular basis. There are many apps available to keep your trend and it goes a long way to help your doctor to align your medications accordingly.

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I have 2 manual Sphygmomanometers for my father. Both never agreed.
Take both to a competent place for service / calibration.
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I never thought teeth sensitivity may hit this hard. Since last week I'm getting teeth sensitivity on my right side. I've been brushing since last 4 years using Dabur Red toothpaste and a medium tooth brush.
Saw a dentist. In one of the teeth there seems to be erosion. Recommended for a combination of Sensodyne type of toothpaste + soft tooth brush. Things have got improved since last one week. BTW I've been using Dabur Red paste since last 3 years. I suspect if this paste is too hard/erosive for our daily use? One of my relative in her late 30s who used Dabur Red had similar sensitivity issues and her dentist asked her not to use Dabur Red.
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Take both to a competent place for service / calibration.
That is a problem Backseatdriver. I donated both to a doc (friend of mine) and he tells me nothing is wrong with them. I always knew somewhere something is wrong. I didn't know it was me.
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