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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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Is female orgasmic disorder treatable with home remedies?

Is female orgasmic disorder treatable with home remedies?

Maybe: Primary anorgasmia (never had one) vs secondary anorgasmia (stopped having them) is important. Change in hormones, low hormones, bad technique, a hooded clitoris, stress, inhibition and many other things may be causing the problem. Most women have their first orgasm via masturbation. If that is not working either, then its time to get help from your family doc. This can be fixed most of the time! ...Read more

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I have been told I have lymphangitis. Is this something treatable at home?

I have been told I have lymphangitis. Is this something treatable at home?

No.: Lymphangitis is an acute inflammation and/or infection of the lymph glands. Lymphatic vessels drain all areas of the body and if there is an infection present, it will drain to local lymph nodes via lymphatic vessels. But lymphangiitis usually means a serious infection where the vessels themselves are spreading infection and could become sepsis (blood-borne). Needs antibiotic. See your doc. ...Read more

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Constant, extreme discomfort/soreness along with UTI symptoms the day after sex? Is it treatable at home?

Constant, extreme discomfort/soreness along with UTI symptoms the day after sex? Is it treatable at home?

No, not if: U have a uti, though it generally takes more time for an infection to set in than just overnight, try Pyridium (phenazopyridine) and aleve 2 2x per day and call ur doctor monday if not getting better. ...Read more

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I recently, 1 week ago, had my right lobe removed from my thyroid. I now have a large hard lump above my surgicial site. (hematoma) is this common and/or home treatable?

I recently, 1 week ago, had my right lobe removed from my thyroid. I now have a large hard lump above my surgicial site. (hematoma) is this common and/or home treatable?

See your surgeon: If you had surgery 1 week ago, you should have a follow up appointment with your surgeon soon. Call his/her office and describe what you have. They will determine if they need to see you soon and move up your appointment. If it gets worst or cause problem breathing, call the surgeon and go to the er. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis treatable?

Is dermatitis treatable?

Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many different reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin". Depending on the cause will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism treatable?

Is astigmatism treatable?

Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography. ...Read more

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