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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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Is thalassemia treatable?

Is thalassemia treatable?

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 more

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Is hypermetropia treatable?

Is hypermetropia treatable?

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

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Is paget's disease treatable?

Is paget's disease treatable?

Yes: Paget's disease is very treatable. I have several paget's patients who do very well on yearly Reclast (zoledronic acid) infusions. ...Read more

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How is anisometropia treatable?

How is anisometropia treatable?

Many ways: Anisometropia is a difference in the prescription between the two eyes. For most people, wearing glasses can treat their anisometropia. If the difference between the two eyes is large, contacts may be a better solution. Laser vision correction is also an option for many. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Is lumbago a treatable condition?

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 more

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Is anisometropia treatable in adults?

Yes: Anisometropia is a difference in refractive error between the two eyes. This is commonly treated with glasses or contact lenses. As long as there is no amblyopia, glasses and/or contact lenses should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis treatable?

Is encephalitis treatable?

Sometimes: There are limited direct antiviral treatment opportunities for encephalitis, specifically those caused by herpes simplex virus. For others, symptomatic supportive treatment such as controlling intracranial pressure tend to be the first line of treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

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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Is neck arthritus treatable?

Is neck arthritus treatable?

No treatment needed: If it is not bothering you. When symptomatic, see a spinal specialist, to initiate conservative management, which will be likely all that will be needed to properly control symptoms related to this. ...Read more

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