What’s Normal with Dr. Evelyn Minaya

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:40 AM, January 26, 2015

Aired August 12, 2015

Body Symmetry
Dr. Evelyn Minaya explains that nobody’s body is perfectly symmetrical. You may have a subtle difference in length between arms, legs, size of breasts, etc. and that is perfectly normal. She advises to know your body:  if you notice a drastic change, then it’s time to call your physician.

Cold Sores
Cold sores are herpes. Dr. Evelyn Minaya explains there are two types: Herpes simplex 1 and Herpes simplex 2. The ‘2’ refers to the genitalia and herpes 1 is the dreaded cold sore. Even kids are exposed to it – once you have the virus you can never get rid of it. The virus is highly contagious and is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact.

If you’ve have the chicken pox at any point in your life, then you’ve had herpes zoster. Dr. Evelyn’s most important tips are to not touch it, and to not touch other people with it. You definitely should not share lip products either. Eighty percent or more of the population has it, so it is common.

Monthly Cycle for Women

Do you and your female coworkers, friends or family get their periods around the same time? Dr. Evelyn Minaya says this is very normal. Although there is no scientifc data to explain why this happens, but it's very common.