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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant, extreme discomfort/soreness along with UTI symptoms the day after sex? Is it treatable at home?
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
Developing small bumps on arms, appear as "very" small ant bites, I believe it is from the mold in my old home...is it going to be permanent/treatable?
Sure it is: Treatable. See your doc for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
4 year old has one spot of ringworm on his arm. Will calamine lotion help with itching? Is this treatable at home or do we need to go to pediatrician
With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?
Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BIliary obstruction: You would be foolish to ignore surgical options if this is a gallstone, cancer, or bile duct stricture. Non-surgical cholestasis is often due to some medication and finding which one and going on something different is your physician's task. If you have primary biliary cirrhosis or one of the other medical illnesses that produces cholestasis, talk with your physician abound an adjunct supplement. ...Read more
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