The Drs: Seizures Triggered By Ne-Yo
One woman has an extreme reaction whenever she hears a song by pop artist Ne-Yo. He name is Zoe and she’s 26 years old. She has epileptic seizures within seconds of hearing the seizures voice. The seizures started in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she discovered the strange music connection. Her doctors didn’t believe her at first, but then they were able to prove it was true.
Zoe joined The Doctors over the phone from the U.K. and she shared that she actually had brain surgery to try to fix her seizure problem. Zoe said she would wear headphones everywhere she went listening to music on her phone.
The Drs: Musicogenic Epilepsy
Dr Christi N. Heck from Keck Medicine of USC said she has seen it before, and it’s actually called musicogenic epilepsy. She said this particular trigger is very unusual, while about one in 26 people in the U.S. have epilepsy. She said the most common seizure trigger is flashing lights, but sometimes it can be very strong sounds.
Dr Heck explained that seizures are like electrical storms, because our brain works by electricity. There are certain electric properties that are normal, but people with epilepsy have “electrical storms” that occur out of nowhere, which start in one area of the brain and then spread.
The Drs: Should You Pick Your Scab?
“To pick or not to pick?” is a very common question when it comes to scabs. The Doctors showed a video that was “tough to watch” to say the least. A young boy picked off a huge scab off the outside of his arm, and naturally decided to record it. Dr Drew Ordon explained that you shouldn’t pick your scabs, because scabs are nature’s natural Band-Aid. Our skin forms natural clots using platelets, and in the scab are growth and healing factors to help keep the injury healthy.
Scabs will naturally fall off after a week or two, when the healing process is complete. By picking a scab, you risk infection and bleeding. Dr Ordon said if you’re compelled to pick, put an ointment on it and cover it up. The scab is there for a reason, so don’t pick!