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Are the treatment for rabies as painful as I hear?

Are the treatment for rabies as painful as I hear?

Nope: Post exposure rabies shots (shots following a suspicious bite) used to be more painful and involve more shots. They still have that reputation, but they are just like any other vaccine now. You do need a series of shots, but it's only 4 shots over several weeks instead of 14 - 30 shots. Here's more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/rabies/medical_care/. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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Why would one's bursa sac above their knee be swollen continuously for multiple years and not respond to any basic treatments, like RICE and the like?

Why would one's bursa sac above their knee be swollen continuously for multiple years and not respond to any basic treatments, like RICE and the like?

Repeated trauma?: Dear RCook, I am sorry to hear about problem. Is the swelling accompanied by pain? If not, maybe this is a chronic change that will not go away. If there is pain, I wonder if there is repeated trauma like working on your knees, or chronic infection. Good luck ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis require surgery? And if so, what is involved i researched as much as i can, but have not found the answers i've been looking for. What is involved in a surgery for diverticulitis. I have heard multiple stories from multiple sources and

Does diverticulitis require surgery? And if so, what is involved i researched as much as i can, but have not found the answers i've been looking for. What is involved in a surgery for diverticulitis. I have heard multiple stories from multiple sources and

First : First of all, diverticulitis usually does not require surgery and can be handled medically with antibiotics. If surgery is required it can frequently be done with a resection where they can reattatch the colon right back together. In some cases depending on the severity of the diverticulitis and/or location, a temporary colostomy may be needed until all the infection heals. Without knowing the specifics of the case a single answer is not possible. ...Read more

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I would like help. affected by rubella virus disease. is there any treatment for it. if so say where the treatment is?

I would like help. affected by rubella virus disease. is there any treatment for it. if so say where the treatment is?

?? too vague: Affected by rubella virus ??? No details. Rubella is harshest on the unborn, producing permanent injury to the eyes (vision), organs (poor function),nervous system ( small brain with delay and impaired performance). The affect on the older kid is relatively minor.Injury to the nervous system tends to be permanent and treatment supportive. ...Read more

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More and more consensus that mental health inpatients should be treated as near to home as possible, but what is the evidence for this?

More and more consensus that mental health inpatients should be treated as near to home as possible, but what is the evidence for this?

Family interaction: Treating close to home can allow for family interaction & /or family therapy. However, in some situations one may need to travel further to obtain specialized care. ...Read more

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Why are modern day U.S docs so against gerson therapy and so for pushing antibiotics and steroids?I know first hand the therapy is a miracle in itself

Why are modern day U.S docs so against gerson therapy and so for pushing antibiotics and steroids?I know first hand the therapy is a miracle in itself

Limited data: Much of the data in regards to the gerson therapy is not considered the type of study, as in the randomized control study, that is considered the gold standard for assessing efficacy(effectiveness). Much of the studies are retrospective studies (reviews of past cases) which has inherent issues for assessing effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is sclerotherapy painful? For sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids (following my doctor's advice). Those are unpleasant and painful enough. Is the procedure painful and what are the possible complications?

Is sclerotherapy painful? For sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids (following my doctor's advice). Those are unpleasant and painful enough. Is the procedure painful and what are the possible complications?

The : The procedure is usually painless like sclerotherapy in other veins in the body possible complications include allergic reaction to the material (sotradecol), skin sloughing and minor bleeding. A thrombosed hemorrhoid will become painful after sclerotherapy and drainage in the office should relieve the discomfort. All in all sclerotherapy is an excellent alternative for the selected patients that are candidates for this form of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best holistic treatment for rsd? I was diagnosed with rsd in 2009. The condition has slowly progressed into something which, at times, can be quite painful. I have treated sporadically, but do not want to take over-the-counter or prescription

What is the best holistic treatment for rsd? I was diagnosed with rsd in 2009. The condition has slowly progressed into something which, at times, can be quite painful. I have treated sporadically, but do not want to take over-the-counter or prescription

Desensitize: I practice allopathic medicine but one of the most important treatments for rsd or crps is therapy, especially desensitization therapy and that does not involve medications or procedures. Have your doctor send you to such physical therapy if possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a highly recommended OTC treatment for lice? I have tried several ones and the results were not successful.

What is a highly recommended OTC treatment for lice? I have tried several ones and the results were not successful.

Most don't work well: Most otc treatments don't work very well. Ovide, available by prescription usually gets rid of them in one treatment. See your physician if you want them gone. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mes enteric panniculitis? Is there any herbs that can help ? See specialist soon but wondered what to expect as far as treatment.

I was diagnosed with mes enteric panniculitis? Is there any herbs that can help ? See specialist soon but wondered what to expect as far as treatment.

See below: Herbs will not help in this situation. Immunosuppressive agents are often used as well as surgery. If a biopsy is positive for igg4, you may be a candidate for Rituxan (rituximab) which shown a lot promise with treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. If a person is having nose bleeding. If is possible for her to do esthetic treatments, such as criotherapy or microdermoabrasion? Thanks

Hello. If a person is having nose bleeding. If is possible for her to do esthetic treatments, such as criotherapy or microdermoabrasion? 
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Depends: If the nose bleed is due to a coagulation problem, then the treatments you mentioned would not be advisable. Nose bleed is usually not due to coagulation defects, but it would be prudent to consult your doctor for advice. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have been having a long standing fissure in both soles especially at the heels, they are somehow painful. what is an appropriate treatment for this?

I have been having a long standing fissure in both soles especially at the heels, they are somehow painful.  what is an appropriate treatment for this?

Foot Fissures: You may consider emollient creams like Eucerin foot cream, but fist be checked by podiatrist , doctor to make sure a fungal infection is not complicating the picture. Milk baths which contain lactic acid ( soaking in milk) for 20 minutes 2-3 time a week for 2 weeks may help as well. ...Read more

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If I am diagnosed with adult ADHD what would a doctor most likely try first as far as treatment goes? Is there a specific medication doctors usually go to first?

If I am diagnosed with adult ADHD what would a doctor most likely try first as far as treatment goes? Is there a specific medication doctors usually go to first?

Yes: The standard of care recommends using a stimulant medication on first pass through. That would be a methylphenidate or amphetamine derivative. If this is not effective then a look for comorbidities would be the next step. ...Read more

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I have had allergic reactions to the MMR and the tdap as an adult. Iam still experiencing symptoms from the tdap. It is mandatory to have take the flu shot where i work. I am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last

I have had allergic reactions to the MMR and the tdap as an adult. Iam still experiencing  symptoms from the tdap. It is mandatory to have  take the flu shot where i work. I am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last

Speak with Doctor: You cannot be forced to take the flu shot. Though it is much safer to be vaccinated against influenza than to contract this deadly virus, you can speak with your primary care doctor who can help you to advise your employer of your decision not to get the flu shot. ...Read more

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Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available. should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?

Pls tell me the most effective&extensive HPV vaccine for men that is soon 2 b/currently available.
should cover as many stains as poss not just 16&18?

Gardisil 9: In the US, the Gardisil 9 is the newest version of the HPV vaccine marketed by MERCK .It covers 9 strains of the HPV associated with disease, 7 more that the bivalent 16/18 vaccine. The US FDA approval is for age 9-26. Whether this is available or not in England is not something I have access to. ...Read more