We’ve all been guilty of ear digging. Most of my patients say they do it because they can’t stand the thought of earwax in their ear canal. Others will simply say that ear digging feels “shiok”. Imagine their surprise when I tell them that the ear canal is a self-cleansing organ which doesn't need to be cleaned!
You feel your tooth hurt, and the ache radiates all the way up to your temples. You feel as if there is an electrical storm going through your brain and your brain’s convulsing in sheer excruciating pain.
You’re thinking it’s the end. "Just take it out doctor, end it all."
Whilst the straightforward approach to resolving a damaged and inflamed tooth is simply to extract it out, the consequence of doing so is quite jarring.
There will be a gaping hole in your smile, or a hole in the arch that makes chewing difficult.
This guide explains how the PicoLaser can help you with your pigmentation problems.
It's time to end the stigma. My name is Darren Toh, and today I will be guiding you through all the avenues from which you can seek help in Singapore if you feel that you are suffering from Depression (or other mental illnesses).
Before we begin though, there is something I need to point out.
For the past two weeks, I have been unable to get proper rest.
It wasn't because of any life stressors (such as losing a loved one); I had been started on new medications and simply couldn't fall asleep.
I was yawning every 5 seconds with my eyes closed, and despite lying on my bed for 2 hours, I was still unable to fall asleep. Needless to say, I was frustrated.
The situation was tolerable at first. However, by day 3, I was starting to lose it. I had become noticeably more irritable, clumsier and generally miserable.
Time and time again, whether you are a seasoned marathoner or the neophyte jogger, you've probably heard this: Running too much will hurt your knees.
As a physiotherapist who runs frequently, I'd be a millionaire if I was given a quarter everytime I was asked, "Physio, will running damage my knees?" or being told, "You're a physio, you should know that running will damage your knees!"
The consent forms have been signed, your scans are done and the money’s been paid. Your super-organised smart-phone gently reminds you that this day next week, your orthodontist will finally be fitting your Invisalign aligners. A sudden panic drains you.
Yes, you've heard all the horror stories from friends – no snacking, no selfies, no social life! You ask yourself, what have I signed up for?!!
Hello everyone, I am Darren Toh. I have written for DoctorxDentist in the past about depression and mental illnesses, you can read about them here:
Today, I'm going to talk about something very interesting that I'm certain has crossed everyones' minds: INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALISATION
I'll be breaking down the legal mumbo-jumbo for everyone so that you can have a better understanding of what rights the patient has when it comes to the law.
If you ever asked a women one thing she would change about being female, it would almost definitely be periods. Not only are periods bloody and painful (or bloody painful), they're also associated with the notorious PMS.
So, is PMS a ploy created by a secret organisation of women designed to give females a free pass for being grumpy once a month? Or perhaps it was a term coined by sexist males who didn’t take females seriously and wanted to put everything down to "hormones"?
I was thinking about the next viral post to write about, when my sister suggested I write about Zika. It's been one week since Patient Zero was found in Singapore, and I remember that fateful day as my colleague was activated while we were out having dinner and drinks. I wanted to get said colleague to guest write this entry, but as she's a private person, I whatsapped her instead. Here is how that conversation went down.