Family medicine question and answers…

Do sterile gloves decrease wound infection rates (compared to clean nonsterile gloves) when minor skin surgery is done?  No.  Sterile and nonsterile gloves yield a comparable number of skin infections.  So, if your doctor wears clean nonsterile gloves while taking off your minor skin lesion, that’s okay.

How long do hot flashes associated with menopause last?  They last a median of 7.4 years.  (Yes, a really long time.)  It was even found that women who begin to have frequent symptoms early in their perimenopause experience, have symptoms for a median of 11.8 years, including 9.4 years AFTER their final menstrual period.  Black women experience hot flashes longer with median time of 10.1 years.  Good news for those who are Japanese and Chinese as hot flashes occur for a median of 5 years.  flickr.com/photos/ petahopkins/ 10113965984

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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