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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
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
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
Constant, extreme discomfort/soreness along with UTI symptoms the day after sex? Is it treatable at home?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By blood transfusion: In thalassemia patients who are very anemic, and have symptoms from their anemia, periodic transfusions is the usual treatment. If they have had many transfusions, their bodies will get iron overload from the past transfusions (chelation therapy to remove iron may be needed). The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only with surgery: Hypermetropia or hyperopia is a refractive error where the optical elements of the eye are too weak for the length of the eye. Commonly this is known as farsightedness. Glasses and contact lenses can be used to improve the vision but do not change the size or shape of the eye. Refractive surgery may treat the problem, if indicated. ...Read more
Very much so: "lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more
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