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I Have Hayfever All Year Round What Shall I Do
See an allergist: An allergist can confirm your allergies, recommend environmental measures depending on what you are allergic to (suchas keeping windows closed, use recycled air in car, wash sheets weekly in hot water etc. )you can take allergy medications (antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, saline rinse nose daily)) to alleviate your symptoms. Consider allergy shots to permanently treat your allergies. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plastic surgeon: Consider seeing a plastic surgeon. Extra skin can be removed surgically. ...Read more
Rule out anaphylaxis: Be sure it's not anaphylaxis first - which can be a medical emergency. Throat swelling, dizziness, wheezing in addition to the hives, especially following insect sting (venom), common allergic foods, or a dose of medication. That's a call to 911. Otherwise, a good start is oral antihistamines: Benedry, Zyrtec, Allergra or Claritin (loratadine) plus a steroid cream. If worsens, get seen. ...Read more
Hello I am 18 years old and I do smoke, what does it mean when I have phlegm in my throat, a tight chest, and I am wheezing. What should I do to help?
Hello I am 47 years old and lately I have been very upset all the time anything bothers me what can I do about that?
Anxiety: Confide in someone you trust and feel close to and talk openly as to what might be bothering you. Often times the obvious stressors evade us until we talk out load with another person and are open to honest feedback. If your struggling continues consult a mental health professional to uncover causes and to develop better coping strategies. Also try the anti anxiety app on your phone. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keratosis pilaris: I see this frequently when there's a personal or family history of hay fever, asthma, allergies, sinus problems. Sometimes associated with tiny pale bumps on cheeks and elsewhere, like upper arms. I don't know of specific treatment, but have recently had a patient try topical Mirvaso 0.33% gel which helps reduce redness in a condition called rosacea. It's Rx product & expensive. ...Read more
Confirm, alternative: Allergy to antihistaminics is very rare. Fortunately other antihistaminics are availble to help control allergic symptoms. Confirmation is recommended since inactive ingredients of medications (such as corn starch or lactose) might also cause symptoms similar to allergic reaction. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: Is there a diagnosis? If new then go in, if occurs with increased anxiety it could be part of a functional somatic syndrome, a pain condition for which there is no evidence of tissue damage.Tx depends on where u r in pregnancy but Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg helps anxiety, mood and pain.If insomnia, past wk 12, 1mg Clonazepam b/f sleep x10 n helps it wrk faster. Get seen though if this is a new problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir I got married 6 months ago, I want baby but I try my best but still she is not pregnant what can I do and what kind of medication I wil?
Consult your GP: You both need to go consult with your GP ...Read more
Check with PCP: If you are coughing long enough and it gets worse, you should get a check up with your doctor. It's difficult to say without examination. It might be walking pneumonia and you need prescriptions for antibiotics, but may be some sort of virus, common cold, which will go away soon. ...Read more
Depend ....: For one with long but retractable foreskin with no recurrent infection/inflammation, do nothing but keep up regular topical hygiene as usual. If not retractable and/or with recurrent irritation from infection/inflammation, circumcision is the surest measure to take for long-term care. If still in doubt, see Urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more
I am 60 yrs old , I have a terrible itch on my clitoris. What can I do to stop the itch? Thank you
Clitoral itch: The most common causes for a clitoral itch in a 60 year old woman are: atrophic changes from low estrogen in menopause, a skin condition called lichen sclerosis or a yeast infection. You can try using an over the counter steroid cream such as hydrocortisone. If that helps, it's probably lichen sclerosis. But the only way to get a diagnosis is to be examined by a gynecologist. So schedule a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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