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Q. i have white spots on testicals

A1if i had white spots on my testicals,,i would be in sombodys emergency room right now....i suggest you get a dr......mrfoot56
A2white spots on the skin can mean several things...it could be an Eczema, a fungal infection, a viral skin infection of some kind... it might be a good idea to check it up with dermatologist.

Q. Is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?

My fitness instructor suggested me to have brown eggs instead of white eggs so is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?
A1I have to agree with you. Never heard of any difference between the two and it doesnt sound reasonable that one is better to your health than the other...
A2The only difference is its color and cost, primarily. Brown eggs are laid by chickens that are somewhat larger than their white ova-spurting counterparts and have red feathers and earlobes. The cost of extra feed that it takes to nourish brown layers is passed along to you as a higher price than white eggs. Some believe that brown eggs are superior. But the American Egg Board gets to the yolk of the issue—brown eggs do not differ from white eggs in nutritive value, quality, cooking characteristics, and flavor or shell thickness.

Q. Is it possible for teenager (13-25 years old) to have a white hair? (For tropical people) If possible, why?

A1And example of how it looks in poliosis:
http://dermis.multimedica.de/dermisroot/en/1269324/image.htm
A2Yes. It's called poliosis, and it is part of a disease called vitiligo, in which part of the skin lose it's color and becomes white (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo.

And, of course, it's possible that a teenager would have white hair just lik that. My friend had white hairs (although most of his hair was dark) since age 15. So far, he's alive...

Q. is there cause for alarm if i have a white thick discharge?

AHello, ruffdee, if the discharge is white, and NOT causing any itchy feeling, burn sensation, and not smelly, it probably still is in normal range.
But once you feel itchy, burning, its color turns yellowish or greenish, and it has bad smell, it might be a sign for an infection, and it is recommended then you to find a doctor to get the specific therapy to cure the infection.
"Stay healthy always.."

Q. hey how about having brown rice in place of white or boiled rice…….?

A1Brown rice is a good carb, plus I personally think it tastes delicious.
A2Yes…good it’s a very good source of manganese and other mineral like selenium. Brown rice is very good as compared to white rice. In white rice some nutrients are lost which must be included in our diet. They are mostly vitamin like B1, B3, B6, and iron, phosphorous. White rice also misses essential fatty acid and fiber.

Q. My 11 y/o son eyes appear to have a slight yellow in the whites toward the corners.

I am assuming he will need blood work, but does anyone have any idea what may be the cause?
AIf it's not a spot, but rather a diffuse color, it may be jaundice - high levels in the blood of a substance called bilirubin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaundice).

If your child is generally healthy, and this change appeared without any overt problem (e.g. liver disease or blood problem), or your child had fever or fasted recently, this jaundice may represents Gilbert syndrome. It's a syndrome of slightly elevated levels of bilirubin, and considered not dangerous.

You may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000301.htm

Q. can i get a short explanation about white blood cells and their job? what does it mean if i have a insafition

AWhite blood cells (WBC's) are the ones responsible for the immune system in the body. The white blood cell count rises in cases of infection, steroid use and other conditions. A low white blood cell count can have many causes, which need to be further evaluated by a doctor.
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