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Dr. Risha Raven

Family Medicine
Covington, IN

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Rural family practice doc in Illinois. Active in Obstetrics, Pediatrics, office medicine and teaching. Raising 6 children and assorted livestock on a small pesticide free farm.

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Family Medicine

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English

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6 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Risha Raven
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rest and vit C /zinc: First, keep breastfeeding as often as able to pass along your protection to your infant. Plenty of rest and fluids are important both for immunity and for milk. Any medicine safe for a newborn is safe for a nursing mother if not overused. Megadosing vitamin c (enough to dry your nose, but not enough to cause diarrhea) helps. Check www.Infantrisk.Com for specifics for over the counter medications.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Risha Raven
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: After a normal birth it takes hours to weeks to recover. If you are breadtfeeding well and bleeding less than a normal period flow, you can enjoy any activity that doesn't exhaust you or increase your flow. Prolonged standing and walking may be a bit much. You also don't want to be around smoke or germs or be away from your newborn for long. If you had a c-section or had complications, check first.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Risha Raven
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nerve trauma: When nerves are bruised or the nearby tissues swell and pinch the nerve, you can get numbness, tingling or sharp or burning pain. To help the nerve heal, massage and exercise the area as able. Consider chiropractic. Make sure you are getting your b vitamins, zinc, vit c & e, and (if not contraindicated) Aspirin daily to help circulation and healing.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Raven is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Raven is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!
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