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Does 'Sage Salvia officinalis' help reducing excessive hand sweating (palmar hyperidrosis)?

I read it has anti-hydrotic properties and can be used for preventing and treating excessive sweating, but I cannot find if any research has been conducted that confirms the efficacy.
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Why do skin calluses not heal sometimes and remain tough until they fall off?

Bar exercises such as pull-ups, toes-to-bar etc. usually cause skin calluses on one's hand, just below the place where the fingers are connected to the hand, e.g.:. So the skin in these areas hardens,...
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Thumb RCL reconstruction - Abductor Pollicis Brevis vs Palmaris Longus

Tearing the Radial Collateral Ligament in the thumb seems to be way less common than tearing the Ulnar Collateral Ligament in the thumb and so I'm having trouble finding relevant information on Google....
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Heat loss from extremities

I have a rather peculiar and random question about heat loss during cold weather. The head, the hands and the feet all emanate a great quantity of heat and are important regulators in mantaing ...
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What might require a hand to be immobilized for a period of time?

I am attempting to write a story and am stuck on a question of medical significance. Can anyone describe a health issue for which a proper treatment might require bandaging / immobilizing one or both ...
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What is the name for an underdeveloped MCP joint in the thumb?

Lets say a person is born with both thumbs unable to "bend" more than 5 degrees at the MCP joint (center or middle joint). This picture is of a thumb bending well over 45 degrees at the same joint.
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How do I recover from a torn wrist ligament?

I tore my wrist ligaments and cracked a bone when punching. It is the 4th week and my hand is better but when I try to do push ups it hurts. My doc told me that ligament tear never heals. Is it true?
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Can Videogame physiotherapy help with dorsal hand pain?

I am thinking how to alleviate irregular bilateral dorsal hand pain. The origin can be C7/C8 dermatomes or radial/ulnar nerve. Etiology can be excessive sitting on camping chair (some hours daily) ...
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Weakness in a finger (pianist)

I'm a professional pianist and have been playing for eight years now. I recently noticed a problem in my left hand: if we enumerate the fingers consecutively, 1 beeing the thumb, my fourth finger is ...
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Why does hand lotion make me feel thirsty?

I noticed a few years ago that when I use hand lotion, I get thirsty. Is there any medical/scientific reason this happens?
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Are there any issues with missing this hand tendon?

If I pinch my thumb and little finger together with my hand facing up and then roll my hand towards me, palm side up, I see a tendon 'pop' out of the centre of my wrist. It appears only some of my ...
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Washing hands after going to the washroom to prevent epidemy

There is widespread agreement that one should wash its hands after going to the washroom. However, a large fraction of the population does not wash their hands. These types of signs became fairly ...
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What is the effect of soap on a blister?

Assume that you have a blister on a finger. It's open. Is there a problem if you wash your hands with soap (for instance liquid soap in a public toilet)? What could be the effect of soap on a blister? ...
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Do “liver spots” ever scab up and peel off

I have had a liver spot o my left hand about the size of a dime for many years, at least 10 and more likely 20. A few weeks ago it started to change appearance, at first appearing to turn a darker ...
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Prophylactic effect of hand sanitizer

My workplace has inside the bathrooms two options for cleaning one's hands, both sinks with soap and towels, and a dispenser for alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When opening the door to the bathroom one ...
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Is there a safe way to increase bones length?

I'm not sure if I selected the appropriate stackexchange sub-site, probably I had to use 'biology' instead, but I think those ones of you, who are doctors, are familiar with biology as well. I'm just ...
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cure for mirror movements

I am 15 years old. i exhibit mirror movements in respect to my hands. when i move my right hand my left hand automatically moves and vice versa. is there any cure for these movements? whilst doing any ...
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How can I make a finger splint for a baby?

My 7 month old son has Camptudactyly, in which some of his fingers do not open all the way. The specialist who diagnosed him agreed that it would not do any harm to (judiciously) try a homemade ...
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Why my hands are thin and stomach has a lot of fat [closed]

Even though I eat a lot food, my hands are very thin but I have a pot-belly. I eat 3/4 KG of rice daily which is more than normal but I still don't gain weight in my hands. What could be the cause ...
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Gamekeeper's thumb - long term healing

I hurt the base of my right thumb about a year ago. The immediate area swelled up, so I saw a doctor soon after who diagnosed it as gamekeeper's thumb. I wore a splint for a two weeks and everything ...
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How to tell the difference between not so serious wrist, finger, arm pain/strain/weakness and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many people now a days, use the computer a lot. A very lot. I'm guessing it's normal to feel some slight discomfort, small pain regularly in your dominant hand, wrist, and/or underside of forearm if ...
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Right wrist pain from using computer mouse [closed]

I'm Shimmy, almost 30ish, Male, 6', 158 lbs. I'm a heavy computer user and sit in front of my homedesk for long intervals (5-18h daily). I use the computer mostly for working with text (software ...
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How can I treat calluses on my palms?

I've been going to the gym for about a year, and because I didn't wear gloves at first, I developed some calluses on my palms. They don't hurt much, but aesthetically, they aren't the most beautiful ...