The Doctors: TMI Tuesday
The Doctors welcomed two special guests, urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz and cosmetic dentist Dr. Karent Sierra, for a discussion on embarrassing health topics. The Doctors’ “TMI” Tuesday featured information on waxing, ingrown hairs and other things you might not want to ask your doctor face-to-face.
The Drs: How To Remove Ingrown Hairs
A Doctors viewer had a question about removing body hair. There are many options for women including shaving, waxing, creams and laser hair removal. Some are easier, and less painful, than others, but it’s no secret that the rate of grooming injuries has been on the rise.
Dr. Travis Stork said that 83% of grooming injuries involve a razor. Razors can be dangerous, especially when maneuvering tricky areas. Dr. Spitz said that electric razors are much safer, although you should still be extra careful.
Sometimes ingrown hairs will occur. For treating them, Dr. Andrew Ordon suggested gently lancing the hair with a sterile instrument. Or, if that’s too gross, just leave it alone!
The Doctors: “Dirty Little Secrets” Game
You would think that the doctors know each other pretty well by now, but to test their knowledge of each other’s bad habits, they played a “Dirty Little Secrets” game. Can you guess which doctor indulges in each guilty (or gross) habit?
- Who used the same drinking cup for weeks without washing for beer and water?
- Dr. Travis Stork. During college, Dr. Travis didn’t know a lot about germs. “I was sick every other week, and now I know why!” he said.
- Who says they’re guilty of re-wearing dirty underwear?
- Dr. Jim Sears. “It’s happened more than once,” he admitted.
- Who says they pee in the shower?
- Dr. Andrew Ordon. And, he’s not ashamed of it.
- Whose guilty pleasure is chili cheese fries?
- Dr. Jim Sears. He orders them from the drive-thru and hopes that no one will recognize him.