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Does Anyone Know Of A Home Treatment For Sciatica
Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ice: Stretching.Get a more detailed answer ›
UTI: Sometimes it is possible to 'flush' the UTI with lots of fluids. As well, both Cranberry and Blueberry juice contain elements that interfere with bacterial attachment to the lining of the urinary tract, and may help head off infection. Should you be having fevers, back pain, nausea, vomiting, or feeling otherwise unwell, you should definitely seek treatment from your doctor. ...Read more
Antibiotics at home: is the best "home remedy" for UTIs. Drinking lots of water can help a lot. Constipation needs 2B treated as it can both cause & prolong UTIs. There is no documented study showing anything other than antibiotics will "cure" UTIs. UTIs may eventually "burn" themselves out if you drink lots of water & urinate frequently. ...Read more
Does anyone know if acupuncture is a good idea for treatment of rsd/crps ? I would really like to come off these meds.
TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Very complex disorder. I disagree with another clinician who recommeded "see your dentist, and then a rheumatologist". Things you can do include soft diet, jaw stretching exercises, antiinflammatory medication. Avoid clenching and grinding of your teeth. Meditation will help. Avoid unecessary stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for polysystic ovarian syndrome for some one who doesn't ever want kids?
oral contraceptives: And spiranolactone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breathing exercises: The relaxing, or 4-7-8 breath, is very helpful. Once you practice it a little, you'll always have it with you and can use it without anyone else noticing. Instructions are too long for this space, but go to: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00521/three-breathing-exercises.Html and look at "exercise 2: the 4-7-8 (or relaxing breath) exercise. Enjoy. ...Read more
Mononeuritis multi: Mononeurotis multiple is a clinical description indicating many isolated neurologic symptoms. It is usually associated with central nervous system, inflammatory or infectious causes. Only when it has been determined what the underlying cause is can a treatment be considered. Go see a clinician asap. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For UTI: Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial): careful wiping after bowel movements stay well hydrated empty the bladder after sexual activity wear loose-fitting cotton underwear cranberry tablets only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse - this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
What type of treatment can be given when lupus-like symptoms do not quite warrant a diagnosis? Do I have to wait for a true diagnosis to get relief?
A correct diagnosis: Get a correct diagnosis now. People with lupus can have a variety of symptoms that can be present in other conditions. If you do not have lupus you have something else. This needs to be defined and then you get help now. Waiting for a diagnosis that you may never get is not going to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a cure for hypochondriasis? If no, how does one aleviate the symptoms? I have this condition.
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can happen if a lupus patient gets pneumonia? What sort of treatments would they receive, and for how long?
Confirm, monitoring: Pneumonia can be due to lupus per se or infection. The diagnosis must be confirmed.If it is confirmed infectious, they should receive antibiotics and very closely monitored. If they are on immunosuppressives, they may need tapering of immunosuppressives depending on the lupus disease activity. They should be under close supervision by md and most often requires rheumatologist input. ...Read more
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