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Can One Strain Mutate Into Another Strain
Do what helps: Traditional wisdom is ice for first 24 hours to limit inflammation then heat after to reduce spasm and stiffness. While this approach works well for some injuries (like a sprained ankle) i don't find patients usually get much relief from the ice portion (likely less inflammation and more muscle spasm). Heat helps most people but in the end, do whatever works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more
Use proper mechanics: By using proper body mechanics and by staying in good physical shape with regular exercise incorporating flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular training. Try not to fatigue muscles by getting a good night sleep and taking appropriate breaks when doing repetitive tasks that involve prolonged positioning like bending as well as those with bending and rotation. ...Read more
Higher dose: You have 2 choices the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed for people 65years of age and older. This higher dose flu shot results in a stronger immune response and reduces the complications from the flu virus infection in elderly people. Take one as soon as it is available in your area ...Read more
Are all probiotics the same as Align? Is Align the only one with that specific strain? Are they all just as good?
What to do if i need to use the restroom, but it bleeds when i strain and there's swelling on one side of the anus, what do I do?
Anal swelling/bleedi: Most likely swelling of the external hemorrhoids and the bleeding is most likely hemorrhoidal in nature as well. At 47 years of age, you should be evaluated by a colon and rectal surgeon to check your hemorrhoids as well as to do any necessary workup to clear your colon (colonoscopy) of other pathology. They can make recommendations to help your constipation as well. ...Read more
Fam membr had stom flu feb 27th. Has it again today. Is it possible this is the same flu strain or diff one? Can you get the same flu so soon again?
Unlikely: The issue is what you are calling the flu and if was correctly diagnosed. Most people self diagnose and we have no confirmation. If you have fever, body aches, cough with malaise during flu season, then we treat empirically waiting for confirmation. Your member probably had a viral syndrome then perhaps another or a complication like sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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