Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 9, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 16

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, July 9, 1973
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•r.ri,.« f4' , it fits (aalesbura Reaister-MQi)/ Galesburg, III. Mohday, July ,9, 1973 it Datura Simr Cream Aids Sore Tongue Or. Lamb By LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Sometime ago I read your column on the sore tongue. I used to have this problem and a specialist recommended to me that I take a mouthful of sour cream and Hold it in my mouth for some time. Repeat this regularly, even as often as every hour. It worked for me, and I 'd like to pass on this recommendation to- other people. Dear Reader — I did write a column about geographic tongue. This problem causes rv&sed spots on the tongue, some soreness, and it may change dramatically overnight. I was surprised to receive a large volume of mail concerning' this problem, and most of the letters assured me that this condition could be cured. The various remedies that have been recommended for curing it have included the gamut from hold­ ing'sour cream in the mouth to various vitamins, mouth wash es," throat lozenges and just about as wide a variety of suggestions as the number of letters, received. I'm always happy to have reader's suggestions, and sometimes it helps me to understand the confusion people have about medical problems. , No Known Treatment , The truth is, there is no known treatment for geographic tongue. The problem is, not all sore tongues are geographic tongues. The tongue is a very good indicator of many medical disorders. This is why the doctor -asks a patient to stick out •he,, tongue, and takes a good look at it during a medical examination. You can see evidence of some vitamin deficiencies from the tongue, you can find evidences of anemia, and there are many other important things to observe during the examination of the tongue. Whether or not you can do something about a sore tongue depends on what's causing it. If it's due to a vitamin deficiency, then of course this problem can be corrected. If it is the chr.nges of the tongue associated with certain anemias, correction of this underlying problem will change the character of the tongue. The point I would like to make to the large number of you who sent in letters of treatment for geographic tongue is that you're probably all correct in the point that many of these forms of treatment are helpful for certain sore tongues, but not for all sore tongues, which gets me back to my original statement, "not every sore tongue is a geographic tongue." Not All Measles To emphasize the point a little more, not all skin rashes are measles. A skin rash could be chicken pox, scarlet fever, or even secondary syphilis, or such exotic illnesses as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. TJJie treatment of the skin rash depends on what causes it. The same applies to changes in the tongue. The treatment of the problem of the tongue, including sore tongues, depends on what's causing it. For those changes in the tongue that are really geographic tongue, I am sorry to say that we really do not have a specific treatment at this Ume. For those who have changes in their tongue associated with vitamin deficencies or pernicious anemia, there are suitable treatments for these disorders. A symptom is a symptom, it is not a diagonis, and this is why a doctor has to take fairly complete history and j an examination to find out what it is that's causing the symptom, then treat this problem and not the symptom itself. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news* paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new booklet on constipation, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Constipation" booklet. By FRANCES DRAKE Look in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlook is, according to the stars. FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10,1973 March 21 to April 20 (Aries)— The position of Mars indicates an extremely active day. Things should move along briskly — and you with them. But don't scatter your energies. April 21 to May 21 (Taurus)You may have a tendency now toward discontent, irritability with persons who do not understand you. Recognize this possibility and determine to control such feelings. May 22 to June 21 (Gemini)— Consider all propositions carefully, to determine whether they are really worthwhile — and advisable at this time. In any case, don't be guided by your emotions. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer)— Check spur-of-the-moment comment, actions. You could step into trouble through heedless tactics. With diplomacy and good judgment, however, you should have a good day. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo) — Do, pot become witlessly involved in so many activities that you neglect the ones pertinent NOW. Conditions excellent for useful discussions, new contacts. Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo)As with Gemini, curb emotions and do not let them become a i factor in vital decisions. Take! steps to develop a latent talent. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra)Emphasize your originality. The eyes of superiors are on your efforts, and worthwhile ideas and new methods could lead to a fine up-grading of your status. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio)— Stress self-control and self-reliance. Don't count too much on the cooperation of others. Plan a workable program and make all commitments judiciously. Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittarius) — Tricky in spots, day will demand close attention to plans, good follow-through, efficient methods and a careful eye to details. Avoid making rash promises. Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) — Fine stellar influences now stimulate your special gifts. Look beyond the immediate for true perspective. Intuition should be keen now. Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 (Aquarius) —A good day for handling business transactions successfully and for gaining ground through some rarely used talent. Avoid tendency toward procrastination, however. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces)— In dealings with others, be sure to note their reactions. The right word at the right time could be a big factor in putting over ideas. YOU BORN TODAY have been endowed with a fine intellect, a lively imagination, extraordinary intuition and unusually high standards and principles. CARD of THANKS We wish to sincerely Thank all our kind relatives and friends during our open house for our silver wedding anniversary, and especially to our son Howard for hosting the celebration long to be remembered. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thtyor When it comes to buying an existing property or building a new home we at Home Savings want to help. Many many times the experiences we've gained over the years can be very helpful to you, the prospective home owner. Our friendly home loan or Build officers know property values, building trends and the areas in which you desire to live. We can help . we wa nt to help. Stop in today and visit, there's absolutely no obligation. • • • When You Finance Your Home At Home You Hove These Advantages I I COMPETITIVE RATES • NO RESTRICTION ON ASSUMPTIONS • PRE-PAYMENT-PRIVILEGES • UP TO 25 YEARS TO PAY • QUICKEST NO RED-TAPE SERVICE AROUND See the Model City of Galesburg on Display in Our Homestead Room We Have Hundreds of Home Plans That You Are Invited to Browse Through. IMGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION SO EAST MAIN STREET PHONE 342-4145 1

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