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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- No matter what the question, no one can stump Dr. T. Glenn Pait with UAMS. He's cracking open up his medical mailbag to answer your questions.

These are the questions he covered:



-For Christmas, my daughter gave me a lamp made of salt blocks. She said this would help my allergies. If it's true, I think I shall buy a salt lamp for my brother who has a lot of allergies.



-My health-minded, athletic son is now eating chia seeds. Is this healthy eating and should I give them a try? I'm a 51 year-old man in good health.



-I've been on-and-off antibiotics for the last six months. My gynecologist has tested my urine and it's always come back negative for any bacteria. I haven't seen my doctor in about three months. Is it worthwhile to go back to see my doctor or should I find a new doctor. Signed, Frustrated.



-I'm a middle-aged man who has a problem with my blood pressure. A friend says I should drink black tea. He says black tea has helped him and will help with my blood pressure. I know you get a lot of questions about coffee and foods, I hope you will address my black tea question.



-I've heard a lot of talk about the flu and the cold on television, I still remain confused. How do you know you have the cold or the ugly flu?



-Does taking anti-fever medication when you have the flu make it worse?



-I will soon go into the hospital to have gynecological surgery. My nurse sister said I should take chewing gum with me and this will help in the after-surgery period of time. I'm curious - - will chewing gum help me get out of the hospital sooner and hasten my recovery?



-Sometimes when I work out, I do it too vigorously. Is it best to use aspirin or would you suggest something else like Ibuprofen?



-Is it good for a pregnant woman to eat nuts such as peanuts? Also, are the nuts good for the baby?



-Is a nipple test a good substitute for a mammogram?



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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