On today’s Dr. Oz Show, Doctor Oz “went wild” and answered the 50 most embarrassing questions us Dr. Oz fans wanted to know! This is a no-embarrassment zone, remember? I’m going to write the questions and answers down as faithfully as possible, as he sometimes goes so fast it’s hard to catch it all.
The first five questions were shown in a video segment, and apparently Dr. Oz gets bombarded with questions everywhere he goes!
Question #1: Can you recommend an exercise program for me? This was an airline passenger asking, and Dr. Oz got right down on the floor in the airport to show him some moves.
Question #2: What can a person do for knee and joint pain? This was the airline pilot and Dr. Oz recommended chondroitin sulfate supplement.
Question #3: What are these strange bumps? Dr Oz diagnosed a classic rash on his makeup artist before a show.
Question #4: What is making my nails so thin? A biotin deficiency could be the cause. The recommended solution is to get more B vitamins in her diet
Question #5: What are these strange marks on my arms? Doctor Oz even diagnosed stretch marks at a festival!
Question #6: What is making my tongue so ugly? A tongue with ugly dark marks on it is nothing to be embarrassed about. The cause could be a medication that stained it, and the solution is to scrub your tongue with baking soda on a toothbrush.
Question #7: Is brown waxy stuff in your ears normal? Wax is a natural protectant for our ears and sometimes it happens where people jam-pack it in with q-tips. You should never put anything in your ear that is smaller than your pinky finger. To remove excess wax buildup, put a few drops of mineral oil in your ears at night. In the morning the wax will wash right out.
Question #8: Is it normal to pass gas after having an orgasm? Dr. Oz says that is completely normal, and it happens because in order to have an orgasm, the nervous systems of the body have to let go. If this really bothers you, simply try using Beano before meals to reduce the amount of gas you have.
Question #9: My belly button smells bad. Why and what should I do? Dr. Oz says this is a very common issue, it’s just that most people don’t check it. The main cause is lint collecting in your belly skin, plus dead skin cells, combining with sweat to grow bacteria which then gets smelly. You can use a q-tip to clean it out with rubbing alcohol, then apply an antibacterial ointment.
Question #10: How do I get rid of toenail fungus? A dark nail bed on your toe might not be a fungus, it could be an infection, especially if you think this is caused by trauma, such as from running a lot. Dr. Oz’s home remedy for this is a few drops of tea tree oil in some sunflower oil. Apply a couple times a day and let it soak in. This will clear up a bacterial infection, however–not a fungal infection.
Question #11: How can I hide or get rid of acne scars? The solution for small scars is a cream that contains retinol, which will stimulate new collagen production to plump up the pits. For bigger pits, dermatologists do have solutions, the most important thing is to not be embarrassed by old acne scars.
Question #12: Why do I always get headaches after sex?
Question #13: I suddenly fainted while singing with my choir. Why?
The answer to both these questions is a change in blood pressure and blood flow to the brain happened. When your blood pressure goes up too quickly, you get headaches. When it drops too quickly, you faint..
Question #14: Why is it I get brain freeze when I eat ice cream? The reason is that your blood vessels expand and send a signal to your brain. Your brain interprets this as pain.
Question #15: I always wake up with eye boogers. What’s happening? Eye crust is a sign that your sinuses are plugged up. Try a saline spray to clean them from the inside out.
Question #16: What can I do to stop my eyes from twitching? Caffeine could be a culprit. Limit to only two cups a day.
Question #17: Is a low carb diet the cause of my terrible breath? Yes. Add a fistful of carbs a day to your diet to get your body out of starvation mode.
Question #18: I’ve been losing weight and my hair is thinning out too, is the weight loss the cause? Hair is made of keratin, and not getting enough protein in your diet causes loss of keratin. It’s a warning sign that your diet is too harsh. Add one boiled egg a day or a fistful of nuts.
Question #19: Can at-home treatments erase stretch marks? No. The only thing that works is laser treatments at a dermatologist. Don’t waste your money.
Question #20: I didn’t lose any weight on colonics. Did I do something wrong? NO. The most you can lose with colonics is a half pound, and most people gain that right back anyway. Dr. Oz does not like colonics because it removes both the good and bad bacteria from the intestinal walls.
Question #21: My tattoo looks sad after losing weight. Do I have to live with that? Unfortunately yes. Skin is like silly putty, when it gets stretched due to weight gain, it doesn’t really shrink back too well. For best results, don’t try to lose more than a pound a week.
Question #22: The more greens I eat, the more my stomach gurgles. What can I do? Eat more whole grains with those greens.
Question #23: My thighs bang together when I walk…what can I do? To burn fat, you have to do gentle aerobic exercise…just get a little breathy and you’ll burn fat. For upper thigh reduction, Doctor Oz recommends doing squats while standing on a BOSU Ball. This will improve your balance, strengthen your core muscles, burn thigh fat and even work your heart a little too.
Question #24: My belly button is really large from gaining weight. When I lose weight will it shrink? YES. Just like in pregnancy, the belly button will shrink again after the weight goes away. If it stays large however, it could be an umbilical hernia, so see a doctor.
Question #25: I sweat all the time and it comes through my clothes, what can I do? Try wearing fabrics that don’t cling to the skin, like cotton (avoid nylon).
Question #26: My jiggly arms bother me the most, what can I do? The best exercise is to use a quart of milk to do triceps extensions.
Question #27: How can I get rid of my smelly feet stench? Put baby powder in your shoes to absorb some of the moisture.
Question #28: Whenever I shave, I get terrible razor bumps, why? A dull razor can irritate delicate skin. Throw it away after a few uses and always keep it dry.
Question #29: I have hair growing under my chin. What is the best way to get rid of it?
Question #30: Is it ok to pluck grey hairs?
The answer to both these questions is that one of the best things you can do is pluck your hairs. Be sure to get the root.
Question #31: Are bumps on my nipples normal? These are normal. They are not even part of the nipple, they are little glands that secret fluids. BUT, if they become red, scaly or flaky, then they might be an infection or even a cancer. So watch for changes.
Question #32: Are inverted nipples normal? Could they mean something is wrong? Doctor Oz says when they are from childhood, then inverted nipples are normal. But if they suddenly become inverted, then something could be wrong so see a doctor. However for normal cases, there’s nothing to worry about. If it bothers you a lot, you can see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for correction.
Question #33: Is there anything I should eat to prevent my terrible hemorrhoids from flaring up? Eat whole grains and drink lots of water.
Question #34: I have awful skin tags in my armpit. How do I get rid of them?
Question #35: I have a nasty wart on my hand, what should I do to get rid of it?
The answer to both questions is to have a doctor freeze them off. It only takes about 10 minutes and it’s an easy procedure.
Question #36: My whole body is really oily, especially my face and hair. How can I fix it? Try a Vitamin A supplement.
Question #37: Every time I eat, I could fall asleep right at the table. Is there a such thing as a food coma? YES! When you eat a meal, your body focuses on digesting properly and getting rest.
Question #38: My husband is always adjusting himself down there. Could there be something wrong? This happens because there’s not enough room down there and it’s usually normal. But if he has a lot of itching down there, it’s possible he has jock itch. Look for a painful, itchy rash in that region. Use an anti-fungal powder or cream as directed. Try switching to boxers if he currently wears briefs.
Question #39: My wife constantly burps at night, could something be wrong? The classic culprits for burping are wine, caffeinated products like dark chocolate, milk and beer. You can take simethicone products to help with this, or just cut down on whatever is causing you to burp so much.
Question #40: Can my husband’s nose-picking habit make me sick? Dr. Oz didn’t really answer this question, he just recommended using a Neti Pot to clear out your sinuses.
Question #41: I have the nastiest flakes, it’s like a snowstorm on my shoulders. What can I do to get rid of my dandruff? Try a shampoo that contains ketoconazole. Leave it on for five minutes.
Question #42: I seem to get UTI infections often, what can I do to prevent them? Drink peppermint tea.
Question #43: How can I prevent these fine lines that are appearing in my 30′s? Use a moisturizer every morning that contains an SPF 30. Sun damage is the main cause of wrinkles.
Question #44: Why do my toes point in different directions? It could be a bunion. If your shoes don’t fit correctly and you have intense pain, be sure to see a podiatrist.
Question #45: What can I do to fix my husband’s smelly mustache? Dr. Oz’s 60-second quick-fix is to use a toothbrush dipped in witch hazel to clean that mustache!
Question #46: How can I fix my spouse’s hard calluses on her feet? They bother me when we’re snuggling! Dr. Oz recommends mixing Epsom salts with some olive oil and massaging that mixture on the feet. It will soften and help remove the calluses.
Question #47: How can I fix my husband’s bad body odor? Try corn starch and lemon juice to soak up moisture and get rid of the smell.
Question #48: How can we fix my husband’s snoring? Try nose strips to open up his airways. He’ll breathe better and you will sleep better too.
Question #49: I talk in my sleep and say embarrassing things. Why am I all of a sudden starting to do that? Doctor Oz recommends keeping a sleep log and if it persists, see a sleep specialist.
Question #50: How can I boost my libido? There are two ways. Women should try Black Cohosh; it improves sexual function, especially after menopause. Take about 40 drops in water, twice a day. Secondly, the most important thing is to start talking to each other. Improving communication strengthens a relationship.
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