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A 38-year-old member asked:

what should be done to get rid of the flu really fast?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not possible: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will help to shorten the course but there are no miracles here.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not really fast: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.

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What are some tips to reduce or rid the occurrences of seizures, aside from taking the meds?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Discuss neurosurgery: Do not stop taking your medications until advised by your neurologist/seizure specialist.. Ask your neurologist to discuss stereotactic evaluation at a neurosurgical center performing these tests as well as treatments. You may or may not be a candidate. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of my son'sclaustrophobia?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Therapy: You must be very patient and seek the help of a child psychiatrist and a therapist, avoid situations where he might feel uncomfortable or "closed in". Do not avoid the issue, but help him confront it with the help of professionals . Also make sure the adults around him do not project behaviors that the child will pick up on.
A 26-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of excessive blushing? I blush so often that I've begun to exclude myself from situations that require me to communicate with people .

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Excessive blushing: People normally blush when they get excited, angry or embarrassed. Blushing can be triggered by scpicy foods, alcohol or hot temperature. Excessive blushing, however, can be due to social anxiety or panic disorder. Or medical conditions such as carcinoid syndrome, rosacea, or systemic mastocytosis can cause blushing. If you know the triggers such as foods, avoid them. I suggest you see a doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of postnasal drips?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Postnasal drips: Often antihistamines and/or decongestants.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Do you need to see a doctor for help getting rid of a postnasal drip?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You may try a couple: Things like sudafed with breakfast and loratidine at bedtime and see what happens. Otherwise, see your doctor if no better.

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