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Do I have to treat everyone in the house?

Do I have to treat everyone in the house?

Depends on reason: Please send your question to healthtap again, with details about why you might need to treat everyone in the house. Is there a head lice or whooping cough outbreak at home? For head lice and whooping cough, everyone may need to be treated (can also depend on age). Each question is seen independently by our medical experts, so each question must have enough details by itself. Thanks! ...Read more

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Hey we have a case of noro virus in our house and i tend to go crazy when i hear about these flu what can a person do to avoid getting it or a treatme?

Hey we have a case of noro virus in our house and i tend to go crazy when i hear about these flu what can a person do to avoid getting it or a treatme?

Wash your hands: The best way to prevent any gastrointestinal illness is diligent hand washing with soap and water. Hand sanitizer would not be sufficient. Sterilizing all surfaces at home will help too, to decrease the chance that there is already a contaminated surface that you could touch. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel hot when everyone else is cold ? I have to have the air on even in the winter time please help

Why do I always  feel hot when everyone else is cold ? I have to have the air on even in the winter time please help

Thyroid status: Skinny or fat? If skinny you may be too hot and chilling due to sweat and ultimately high temp altrernatively due to high thyroxine ., sounds high volume or capacity, call your urologist or pcp. R. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my attic has asbestos in it ? I don't want to go up there in case I breathe some in.

Asbestos: You cannot tell. Try and get the records from the year the home was built. (get this from the town). Based on the codes at that time it will tell you if asbestos was very likely used. ...Read more

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How do I tell the special people in my life that i'm going away for a while to get the help that I need?

How do I tell the special people in my life that i'm going away for a while to get the help that I need?

Just Tell Them: The "special people" in your life will be supportive of you getting the help you need and you cannot tell them in a wrong way. Try writing down what you want to say; find a quiet time and simply tell them what is on your heart. ...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 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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I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?

I live in a house with fifteen other people, two have the stomach flu and more are starting to get it. What can I do to avoid it?

Wash everything: Make sure everything you touch has been wiped off with soap and disinfected. Flu is transferred from people to people so clean- clean- clean! ...Read more

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How do I know what is causing the pain in my shoulder? Who is the best person to see so I do not waste my time and money?

How do I know what is causing the pain in my shoulder? Who is the best person to see so I do not waste my time and money?

Depends: There are some options to consider: 1) if you think it is a pinched nerve - neurologist. 2) if you think it is a bone problem - orthopedic surgeion. 3) if you think it is a muscle problem - physical therapist trained in osteopathic manual manipulation. 4) don't have any idea - family physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a horrible fear of dogs. what to do if I get in conflict with one?

What to do if I have a horrible fear of dogs. what to do if I get in conflict with one?

There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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If i move from atlanta to somewhere else in the southeast, would I have to do allergy shots all over again?

If i move from atlanta to somewhere else in the southeast, would I have to do allergy shots all over again?

Allergy Shots: Not necessarily. Different clinics have different policies, so this will be an important part. Call allergy clinics where you are moving and ask their policy. The allergist in atlanta might even be able to send your skin testing and prescriptions to the new allergist who can write your serums from that information. ...Read more

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Why do people say that arizona is the best place for people to live who have allergies?

Why do people say that arizona is the best place for people to live who have allergies?

Better air quality : And less pollinating trees/ grasses are possible reasons. But in the metropolitan areas there are still issues with air quality due to exhaust matter from traffic. ...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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I live in the same house with my family, but i dont understand why mosquitos bite only me!!, and how to prevent them to bite me?

Use bug: Repellant or skinso soft if that works. It's always a marvel in a group why those critters seem to gravitate to one person. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to make a presentation on homeschooling in quebec?

What to do if I have to make a presentation on homeschooling in quebec?

Dept of Education: You need to contact the Department of Education to find out the laws governing home schooling in your province ...Read more

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What is the hardest type of doctor and why . Also how many years do they have to go to school for ?

What is the hardest type of doctor and why . Also how many years do they have to go to school for ?

Depends on you!: Every doctor goes to medical school for a period of four years after undergraduate school. Then, there's residency - and that can take anywhere from 3 to 6 years, plus advanced fellowships beyond this for further specialization. But what's hard for one person may be easy for another. It often boils down to personal "fit.". ...Read more

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What to do if I have to stay in the hospital?

What to do if I have to stay in the hospital?

Relax: Try to understand what is going on. Ask questions, make sure you understand your options, if any. Make sure you understand who is your main doctor and who are the specialists involved in your care. Enjoy the ride! ...Read more

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Both of my kids have had a minor head injury at some point and im sure not their last. How do I know when to treat at home and when to go to the doc?

Both of my kids have had a minor head injury at some point and im sure not their last. How do I know when to treat at home and when to go to the doc?

Vomiting & LOC=worry: Loss of consciousness (loc) from the head blow or subsequent vomiting warrants a call to your pediatrician, or a visit to your local emergency department. While worrisome, a knot on the head rarely amounts to serious injury except in the very young infant. Another more difficult sign to check--but very useful--is to check the pupils. If the pupils are unequal in size, this is most concerning. ...Read more

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