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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
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User :   oh behind my left earlobe there is like bumpb it feels like a line of some sort
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ok
User :   im 16 and like i picked at it and it didnt do anything
User :   i feel no pain only when i press on it
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is it one bump or more bumps that feel like a line?
User :   i have no other symptoms or anything
User :   its one bump
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is the bump over the bony part behind the ears? or is it in the soft part?
User :   bony
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does it itch? or pain?
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is there redness around it?
User :   no itch no pain
User :   let me check on redness
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ok
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i would recommend you not to pick on it
User :   okay
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wait and see, if its is not infected, it should go off in two-three days time
User :   and eh theres allitle redness
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if it gets bigger or painful
User :   ive had it for allitle are you sure its not brain cancer or a tumour?
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or if you fell feverish
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then get it examined
User :   no i dont feel feverish
User :   i have very high anxiety and this just makes it worse
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no it wont be brain cancer/tumor if its a small bump
User :   oh are they bigger?
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for your anxiety you will need to see psychologist, take anti aniety medaications if bad, and also practice relaxation techniques
User :   yes
Doctor :   you will have other symptoms too if brain tumor is uspected
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dont get worried
User :   thats the problem im a worrier haha
User :   i also smoked alot and quit and i smoked again but now i really quit
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you will have vomiting, headaches not getting controlled, visual disturbances, weakness in body, all depending on the area the tumor is present
User :   oh so you dont think i have anything serious
Doctor :   that is really good that you have quit
User :   yes
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i really appreciate it
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no as of now nothing to worry
User :   okay
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if in doubt
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get it examined by your physician
User :   what could it be though and okay
User :   like what do you think it could be
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and do not pick on it
User :   i wont
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it could be anything from a simple pimple or a heat boil to a folliculitis
Doctor :   so just wait and watch
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and get a examination done to
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see if it is a heat boil or a folliculitis, then
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you will need to start antibiotics
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either topical or oral
User :   whats a heat boil?
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heat boils are
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eruptions in skin
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seen during any cause that will lead to body producing more heat
User :   oh okay
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or due to any infection
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The primary treatment for most boils is heat application, usually with hot soaks or hot packs
Doctor :   but if it gets filled with pus and getsbigger
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then antibiotics are needed
User :   wouldnt that become allitle noticable
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they are caused mainly by germs which enter the sweat glands or hair follicles
Doctor :   if they grow big , yes, they wil become noticeable
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   well yea
User :   i just wanted to know anxiety symptoms
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User :   i feel i have tunnel vision and i am having a hard time with memory allitle
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i get allitle spaced out like i feel i am going to have an out of body experiance
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i will help you with the various symptms of anxiety
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ok
User :   and when i work out my heat beats fast
User :   and i feel very entergetic after i work out
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ok
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Because each person has a unique chemical make up, the type, number, intensity, and frequency of anxiety symptoms will vary from person to person.
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working out or resting , taking a hot water bath, relaxing in hot water tub
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all of these help to relax
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and get over the anxiety symptoms
User :   i do all of this
User :   and idk it helps but not as much
User :   i also notice i am depressed alot
Doctor :   that is really good, you should continue doing these.
User :   like i feel i have noone
User :   but i do have peopole
User :   people
Doctor :   you will need to meet a psychologist
User :   yes
User :   i know
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who will help you to realize what is causing your symptoms
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and also help you to avoid them in future
User :   and with the ear thing you really dont think i am going to die from it?
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such that you dont get these attacks
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no , you will not
User :   okay
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if you are very much worried about it, i would recommend you to get a examination done for it though
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   oh yes and can intense work out and not getting enough rest and water make you tired during the day
Doctor :   yes definitely they will mak eyou tired
User :   okay
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as almost all the processes in th ebody require water
User :   thank you i just wanted to make sure
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be it respiration, digestions, everything
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so make sure you replenish water ad electrolytes when you work out
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