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Can Lyme Disease Go Away On Its Own
Lyme disease: Lyme disease needs to be treated . A small percentage of patients may go into remission with out treatment though rare. I am not aware of any study that evaluated what happens to such untreated lyme patients . Such untreated patients may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness or some forms of chronic disease. ...Read more
Yes it can: Chlamydia almost always is cleared by the immune system, without antibiotics. It takes a few months or even a year or two. In the meantime it can cause terrible damage to the reproductive system. If one partner is infected and the other has a negative test, it is possible the test missed the infection; the tests are good but not perfect. The partner with the negative test still needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Most STDs are cleared by the immune system over time. But not trichomonas, which usually persists even if symptoms (vaginal discharge, etc) improve. If you think you have trich, see a doctor to confirm it. Also test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. If diagnosed w/ trich, get treated with metronidazole (Flagyl®, generics) or tinidazole (Tindamax®). Your sex partner(s) also must be treated. Good luck! ...Read more
No, see an OFP: Atypical odontalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is best defined as persistent pain in apparently normal teeth or adjacent oral tissues. The management of AO is extremely difficult and no single approach has proven to be universally effective. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If polycythemia occurs in a newborn, either as the result of maternal diabetes, placental insufficiency, or maternal-fetal transfusion at delivery (e.g., delayed cord clamping) then the extra red blood cells will slowly be removed naturally by the infant's body. There is no therapy required. Rarely, polycythemia is associated with an underlying hematologic problem, in which case it will persist. ...Read more
Can swimmer's ear infection go away on its own.? And how long will it take for it to go away on its own.
Yes : More than 90% of bronchitis episodes are viral illnesses from which one should recover from with time and antibiotics are not necessary. If the bronchitis lasts more than 3 weeks then a chest x-ray is warranted to make sure there is no pneumonia, in that case antibiotics could be tried out. Also if you have other medical problems that predispose you to bacterial lung infections..Talk to your doc ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may or may not: If the etiology or the cause of a medical condition is not understood its behavior remains unpredictable. I have noticed more and more cases lately of suspected gastroparesis, sometimes even diagnosed with a gastric emptying study that we struggle in treating successfully. Sometimes details get missed: supplements, OTC meds, recreational or prescribed drugs, dietary preferences, etc. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Sinusitis can be due to inflammation, viral or bacterial infection. Up to 2/3 of cases will resolve on there own. All you may need is saline irrigation, antihistamine, decongestant or a steroid nasal spray. If the symptoms last longer than a couple of weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Not likely: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have ...Read more
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