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What Can I Do About My Hsp
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 2 more doctor answers
Allergies: Depends how bad they are, you can take over the counter antihistamines and if they don't provide with relief, you need to start with your primary doctor for more prescription medications, such as nasal sprays and if these don't help, you need to see an allergist and they can advise you what else to do. ...Read more
Controversial answer: Fibromyalgia in my experience has 3 main causes: sensitivities (ex to sugar, gluten), toxicities (ex. exposure to heavy metals), & ligament inj or hypermobility syndromes.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Functional medicine drs are also a good place to start as they deal w/ the sensitivities & toxicities.Prolo/neuroprolotherapy help many of my pts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery/ palliative: The surgical correction of Hammertoes is reserve for people that have tried different conservative treatment and they have failed. This surgery and recuperation is very easy when done with the right technique. Swelling is the most common complain after surgery, and is easily treated with compression and/or a steroid injection. This surgery is not as bad as people think. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy and/or: Medications abound - but they have drawbacks. They work best in combo w/ good CBT therapy. Also, for very mild cases people can find relief through meditation, yoga, exercise and involvement in good healthy interests - including spiritual and religious groups that match your values. Best! ...Read more
Lots You Can Do!: #1: Learn more! See What is Anxiety by Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC http://bit.Ly/xueau5 Everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. #2 Try CBT- http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; ACT-http://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; Mindfulness Meditat- http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read more
Poor circulation: See either a interventional cardioloigist or a vascular surgeon and be tested. A non-invasive vascular study or a dopler can help to determine blood flow and if there is an occlusion present. ...Read more
Depends : On why they are swollen. You can elevate them, but the key is finding out why they are swollen. Is this all of a sudden? Any varicose veins? On any medication? More info is needed, i think it would be prudent however, to let your internist know of this finding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritable bowel: Ibs is a chronic condition with no known cure, but it can be managed. The first step is having a good physician that makes you feel comfortable, is non-judgmental and involves you in treatment decisions. Treatment mainstays include fiber, elimination of gas-producing foods, exercise, and antispasmodic medications. ...Read more
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