The Doctors: 50 Questions From 50 Ages
The Doctors tackled a giant subject on the show: 50 Questions From 50 Ages. From toenail fungus to prenatal vitamins and everything in between, find out answers to questions from viewers of all ages.
The Drs: Why Are Some Medications Taken With Food?
First up was Christine, 60, with a question regarding food and medication. Why do some medications need to be taken with food? Dr. Travis Stork explained that some medications can irritate your stomach, so food can help protect it. No matter what, always follow the instructions.
The Doctors: Cause Of Menstrual Cramps
Alynxia, 26, wanted to know why she suffers from terrible menstrual cramps, while some women have none at all. All women can agree that period cramps are the worst, but not all women experience them the same way. Dr. Lisa Masterson explained that cramps occur when the uterus contracts, allowing its lining to be shed during menstruation. When oxygen is cut off from the muscle, it can cause intense pain. It’s important to talk to your doctor about cramps, because they can be preventable.
The Drs: Cause Of Car Sickness
Siblings Arden, 7, and Emerson, 10, wanted to know more about car sickness. Why do they feel sick in their dad’s car, but not their mom’s? Dr. Jim Sears explained that car sickness happens when your brain receives conflicting signals about motion; that’s why it’s much worse when you read or watch a movie in the car.
If one child gets sick, the other one is likely to feel nauseous as well, especially if he or she is already prone to car sickness. Dr. Sears’ advice for Arden and Emerson’s dad was to slow down. Oftentimes, driving fast can worsen car sickness.
The Doctors: Cosmetic Treatments for Rosacea
Enid, 61, had a question for Dr. Andrew Ordon. Can people with rosacea have cosmetic treatments like fillers, Botox or laser resurfacing? Dr. Ordon said that you can have dermal fillers, but it’s not a good idea to inject them directly into inflamed areas with rosacea.
The Drs: Orthopedic Inserts For Feet
Sarah is a 24-year-old hairstylist who suffers from intense pain in her legs and feet after long days at work. She called in to The Doctors to find out more about what she can do to treat this issue.
Dr. Stork recommended finding shoes that are deep enough to fit orthopedic inserts. These can be very helpful for people who are on their feet all day. He also suggested visiting a podiatrist, who can also provide proper inserts.
The Doctors: Clear Skin During Pregnancy
Stephanie is 29 and said that her skin is only clear when she’s pregnant. So how can she avoid acne when she isn’t pregnant? Dr. Masterson said that 41% of women experience better skin during pregnancy, and this is all because of hormonal changes. She suggested looking into birth control pills, because many times acne is cause by hormonal imbalances.
The Drs: Does Lifting Weights Stunt Growth In Children?
Ed, 36, wanted to know if it was okay to take his 14-year-old son to the gym with him, in order to prepare for baseball season. But will lifting weights stunt his growth? Dr. Sears said that resistance training is a great way to avoid sports injuries, but first, check with your child’s doctor to make sure that he’s good to go. There are no studies that show lifting weights stunt a child’s growth.
The Doctors: Can Mouthwash Cure Toenail Fungus?
Corey, 37, wondered if mouthwash can cure toenail fungus. Dr. Stork said that no, it does not. However, there are ingredients in mouthwash, Thymol and Eucalyptol, which have antiseptic properties used to treat skin. Dr. Ordon said that laser treatments are far more effective in getting rid of fungus.