Dr. Pait's Top 11 medical mailbag questions

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's one of our most popular segments on 'THV 11 This Morning' -- Dr. T. Glenn Pait with UAMS cracks open up his medical mailbag to answer your questions.

    With hundreds of questions submitted, he's chosen his Top 11 medical mailbag questions of 2013:

    -I'm a 55 year-old woman in good health. It has become obvious the back of my teeth are smooth. When discussing this with my daughters, they were not so sure this was good. I think it's quite appealing. I thought I'd ask you.

    -I am very conscious about my BMI. I am counting my calories very closely. Are there foods that contain negative calories?

    -Is it true that spray-on sunscreens are dangerous?

    -During the summertime I wear flip-flops. A friend told me I should wash my hands and feet after wearing flip-flops. Can flip-flops truly be unhealthy?

    -I take my kids to the public pool. Some mothers use swim diapers on their children and they say the swim diapers will protect other kids and will not contaminate the water. What do you think about swim diapers?

    -Are insects a good source of protein? Can you eat insects raw and how do you know if you are allergic to insects before you eat them?

    -I'm allergic to tree and grass pollens. Are there any foods I should avoid if I have these allergies?

    -I'm a 60-year-old man and I don't like getting a flu shot. My daughter tells me the flu shot can help my heart. I told her if you, Dr. Pait, tell me the flu shot is good for my heart, I would get a flu shot.

    -My mother told me I must wear a bra all the time because a bra is the only way to prevent my breasts from sagging. Is it true that wearing a bra prevents sagging breasts?

    -I've always been told that eating an apple will keep you, the doctor, away. Is that true? Are green apples just as good as red apples for your health? Is apple pie considered a health food because it has apples in it?

    -I'm a young mother with an infant. I was told I should not share my utensils with my babies and should always clean pacifiers by washing. My friend told me that's not recommended; it's not good for your baby. What are your thoughts?

    Click on the video to hear his answers. And if you have a question for Dr. Pait, you can send it to askthedoctor@thv11.com.


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