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Week of November 11, 2002

    Question:   I am a 34-year-old female with problems of bloating, belching, feeling full all the time, abdominal pain, and I get a burning sensation in my chest when I lie down. I have found out that I have IBS and digestive problems...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am a 23-years-old adult Indian and have a severe dandruff problem, I have adopted many remedies to prevent it but all in vain. I am hopeless now, because it is causing hair loss. Is their any prevention to dandruff?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Until age 12, living in a rural area meant an annual attack of poison ivy. I was especially allergic to it and would often miss school due to my eyes swelling shut. At age 10 my mother found out about a possible cure, a 3 year series of shots (3 each year). Each year the allergic reactions lessened until age 12 when they stopped all tegether. I could roll in the stuff unaffected. That is until age 30...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer