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Do you have to stay away from sick people with leukemia?

Do you have to stay away from sick people with leukemia?

Depends: It depends on the leukemia, treatment, and other factors. Some leukemias may not be treated (cll rai 0) or due very well as a "chronic disease" (cml treated with gleevec). Other leukemias may increase risk of infection (eg, cll with low immunoglobulins; AML on chemotherapy, etc). Standard precautions to avoid obviously sick people are reasonable. How vigilant to avoid people depends on above. ...Read more

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What foods do you have to stay away from when dieting?

What foods do you have to stay away from when dieting?

Sugar/saturated fat: Fill yourself up with organic (pesticide free) fruits and veggies. It will give you high nutrient value and less calories than processed foods and desserts, which are high in fat and sugar. Avoid anything that has "high fructose corn syrup" as an ingredient. Avoid foods that have added sugar, including alcohol, which converts to sugar in your body. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say to try and. Stay away from sweets if you have scabies?

Why do doctors say to try and. Stay away from sweets if you have scabies?

No clue: Although it is said that those with scabies have a craving for sweets. Likely an old wives tale. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay away from water if I had episiotomy?

How long do I have to stay away from water if I had episiotomy?

ASK YOUR OB: Who delivered you, that is your ob's job to tell you all of that before u go home, just like i tell all of my pts so call their office today and follow their instructions as they know what type of epsiotomy u had and if you had any other problems down there. ...Read more

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I have CRPS. What food do I stay away from?

I have CRPS.  What food do I stay away from?

Define your CRPS: Uncertain which complex regional pain syndrome you have. While there is no specific food studies to advise you to avoid, some patients will note that certain foods increase their pain. Is this what you have found. We can not recommend any specific ones to avoid. ...Read more

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People keep telling me they think i'm bipolar and I seem to have all the symptoms, where do I go to get tested?

People keep telling me they think i'm bipolar and I seem to have all the symptoms, where do I go to get tested?

Seek expert help: The primary way to evaluate someone for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is through a specialist such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. A self-questionnaire can give you a clue to possible illness but does not tell you if you have it. Diagnosing bipolar disorder is extremely difficult and should be left to specialists. A primary care physician may provide you with a referral. ...Read more

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How do I stay away from anorexia? I don't want to catch it.

How do I stay away from anorexia?  I don't want to catch it.

Not contagious: Anorexia is not a contagious illness. It has restricted eating and a relentless pursuit of thinness, often presenting in females during adolescence. Cultural attitudes about thinness may support it, but there may also be some biological vulnerability and genetic aspects predisposing people to develop it. Appreciating your entire self regardless of weight may help you "stay away from" it. ...Read more

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Do you think I should eat and what foods do you think I should stay away from in order to prevent constipation?

Do you think I should eat and what foods do you think I should stay away from in order to prevent constipation?

See below: Increase fluid intake (drink more water) and eat foods high in fiber such as fruit (i.e., raspberries, apples), bran, whole grains, vegetables (i.e., broccoli, beans, peas). Avoid or decrease intake of dairy (i.e., cheese, ice cream), fast food, or processed foods. Physical activity is also recommended to improve symptoms. The NIH website on constipation has some very useful information too! ...Read more

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How come i get nervis around people? I think I have to drink when i be around people or i rather be alone.

How come i get nervis around people? I think I have to drink when i be around people or i rather be alone.

Expert Eval First!: Caution: see clinical psychologist/psychiatrist first for accurate diagnosis! // anxiety disorders assn bc has self-help tools 4managing/overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment 4social anxiety will involve putting urself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2others u fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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What to do if i love food. I can't stay away from food. I eat do I stop?

What to do if i love food. I can't stay away from food. I eat do I stop?

Well, we need food: to survive. Really enjoying food is a good thing. Now - if you have a food addiction (an unhealthy relationship with food) that can be another matter. If so, have you considered becoming involved in Overeaters Anonymous? It is a supportive, confidential group where you can learn a lot about yourself and learn how to cope without always relying on food. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay away from dry skin?

What can I do to stay away from dry skin?

Moisturize daily: Dry skin is best treated with a good moisturizer daily. This works best after a shower when your skin is already moist. Avoid hot showers because they tend to dry skin even more. In general, the thicker the moisturizer, the better they are. So vaseline is better than creams which is better than lotions. Newer moisturizers like cerave contains ceramides that help hydrate the skin even more. ...Read more

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What to do if i get anxiety from places i've never been to or being in a room full of people I do not know. How can I fix this?

What to do if i get anxiety from places i've never been to or being in a room full of people I do not know. How can I fix this?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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What foods to stay away from if you had hypothyroididm?

What foods to stay away from if you had hypothyroididm?

Stay away from : Stay away from junk food, regardless of hypothyrodism. Make sure your hypothyrodism is being optimally managed. Consume a mindful and varied diet (greens, fruits, vegetables, etc.). Avoid fatty greasy and fried foods. Don't take in more calories than you need. And say away from junk science. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anxiety from places i've never been to or being in a room full of people I do not know. How can I fix this?

What to do if I have anxiety from places i've never been to or being in a room full of people I do not know. How can I fix this?

Social anxiety : appears to be the issue. You can best know what your diagnosis or issues are by making an apt with trusted counselor/doctor and explaining fully your history and family history so they can best guide you. The more info you have the better you are in knowing in whats going on. YoU may have to learn how to increase social activity slowly to feel more comfortable and its possible. Good luck. :) ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have bronchitis ? I know I have to stay away from dairy products but I don't know what else to eat to make me feel better and not dizzy.

What can I eat if I have bronchitis ? I know I have to stay away from dairy products but I don't know what else to eat to make me feel better and not dizzy.

Bronchitis: With bronchitis there are no dietary restrictions. Eat whatever you feel like eating. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. You should recover soon. Take care! ...Read more

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Are hypnic jerks bad? If so, how can I make them go away? I've heard that many people wake up from them, but i don't. People have told me I have them.

Are hypnic jerks bad? If so, how can I make them go away? I've heard that many people wake up from them, but i don't. People have told me I have them.

Sleep start: Sleep start is a normal finding and causes no known harm. Some people just feel a jerk in there whole body, and you do not need that somebody else tell you. Some people also feel that they are falling down. My experience as a sleep doctor tells me that this event if more frequent when you are worried. There are other body movements that can be a sign of a disease. www.lasleepdr.com. ...Read more

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I tend to chase people away with my sarcasm, how do I stop doing this or should I stop?

Timing is everything: You may in fact be one of the funniest people in the world. However, in you're not good at reading social cues, and waiting your turn, others will likely turn away. ...Read more

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I have acute internal haemorrhoids. It comes and goes without warning what am i doing to cause them and how can I make them go away once I have them?

I have acute internal haemorrhoids. It comes and goes without warning what am i doing to cause them and how can I make them go away once I have them?

Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (; with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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Where are some good places i can go to get away when i feel stressed?

Where are some good places i can go to get away when i feel stressed?

Individual: Where you feel comfortable. I go hiking in the mountains or walk in the woods or on the beach. Figure out what you find calming - whether it be a place or a state of mind and go there. ...Read more