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My 2 year old got minor bit from wild cat. What are the chances of infection and rabies? I washed bit and animal control watching cat for 10 days.
Continue to monitor: Although rabies is relatively rare- it still occurs in the animal population in the us. In sonoma county ca where I live, we had rabies in a cat recently. It is prudent that animal control is watching the cat (also likely testing the cat). Continue to watch the bit. If you see increased redness, streaks or pus, have your child seen by the doctor. ...Read more
I am not able to control my anger and start screaming at my husband like an animal. This mostly happens during menstrual cycle days. How can I control?
Can animal saliva make birth control less effective? Like if it gets on your skin or you kiss the animal if it's your pet
Why would it?: I'm curious, why would you think that it would? ...Read more
No junk food:
Avoid eating junk food and prepares food that has flavor enhancers in them. These include msg, soy protein isolate, protein isolate, carragenan all there to make you eat more.
Avoid fructose and high fructose corn syrup. Eat more protein and vegetables preferably organic and aviod bread and dairy products and you will lose weight. ...Read more
Diet and exercise.: In general, cardiovascular exercise on most days of the week, choose natural foods low in fat and cholesterol, limit sodium to 2000mg daily, shoot for 35 grams of fiber daily. Focus on lean proteins (nothing fried), fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals. Fish (grilled, baked, broiled) will help lower cholesterol and raise the good HDL cholesterol, also important in one with high BP. ...Read more
Self esteem: Jealousy is often fueled by low self esteem, insecurity or past relationships that negatively influenced your ability to trust others. On the surface, build up your own perspective of yourself (self esteem) and see if that helps. ...Read more
Start w med eval.: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Varied reasons: Deliberately harming animals can sometimes be found in individuals who have an antisocial personality disorder. It may provide these individuals with a perverse sense of pleasure. Some times people take out frustration or anger on their pets, because they feel unsafe taking it out on people. ...Read more
If you drink heavily or to black out or just too much you may find that you cannot control your drinking. You can make plans but if you have the ism of alcoholism you may need to give up the control and ask for help.
Help is there. There are addiction counselors or addiction psychiatrists. There are detox and treatment centers. There are group therapy programs such as aa. ...Read more
Face Fears: Facing one's fears head on is called desensitization or habituation therapy. You need to face your fears until you have a panic attack and then, do not do anything to try and make the anxiety go away. Allow the anxiety to wash over your body and you will eventually set yourself free from the anxiety. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Check and see if you're on any medicines that would alter your emotions. As one matures, we're able to control our emotions better. May want to consider meditation or any of the eastern arts that help with calming your emotions. ...Read more
If you mean you want to delay ejaculation, there are effective techniques for doing that, which are taught by sex therapists. Among sexual "disorders", premature ejaculation is one of the easier ones to treat.
Although you might find online help, sex therapy often requires personal guidance one on one (one on two is more accurate), because of factors unique to a relationship. ...Read more
Tough question: The desire to lose weight and control the diet is very difficult for most people. You will need support on a regular basis so probably the most effective way to control the diet is to join a group like weight watchers or overeaters anonymous to get help and support from others. ...Read more
It can be hard:
No one has found the magic cure, though there are a lot of different approaches. Engaging ins some other healthy behavior when you have the impulse to overeat can help. One of my former associates has found that "mindfullness" approaches or "intuitive eating" helps some people with overeating:
http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/intuitiveeating. Asp. ...Read more
Multiple techniques.: Simple methods for overcoming premature ejaculation is to use regular or desensitizing condoms. Behavioral methods exist, such as the "stop and squeeze" method where sex is stopped and pressure is placed behind the tip of the penis, delaying ejaculation. In certain cases, medications such as ssris may have a role. Work with your partner & find out what works best for the both of you. ...Read more
Complicated question: If you're not diabetic yet - then it's all about good diet and exercise. If you are diabetic, then you still need to have good diet and exercise, but medications are also very important in controlling your sugars. After diagnosis w/ diabetes, I like to have my patients coming in every 3-4 months to talk about management and really make sure they understand how to control their sugars. ...Read more
Not a single disease:
"cancer" is not a single disease. Lung cancer is caused by different things than colon cancer or breast cancer or cervical cancer. There is, and will likely never be, a single "magic bullet" to "cure cancer." each of these diseases must be tackled separately.
That having been said, much headway has been made in many cancers, such as prostate cancer. Stay tuned, more to come! ...Read more
Zoonotic disease: Is the term.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not sure that I: Understand your question. However, there are many things about our body's that we can control. Perhaps you could resubmit and clarify this question more. ...Read more
Learn them: With the help of a therapist you can work through your feelings and then choose how you want to act instead of acting impulsively to feelings. Psychotherapy can help one move from "reacting" to ones feelings to "reflecting" on ones feelings and then acting out of wisdom. Be well, . ...Read more
May I rephrase?: I'm not an expert on feelings, but perhaps you are asking, "How can I have relationships in which I do not need to be in control, but can enjoy the give and take between true friends / teammates / partners? Given what has perhaps happened to me in the past, how can I be comfortable relating to others as equals rather than as toys? " Talking / mind work can reprogram you. Ask your physician. ...Read more
I have known some: Individuals who had very poor interpersonal skills with people but whom got along with great w animals. They frankly had little use for most people but had a passion for pets. I believe that they perceived the relationships with animals were safer. They may have in part been more comfortable with animals because of their own difficulty relating to other people. ...Read more
Getting help.: The biggest help that I can provide is to point you in the direction of therapy. You clearly have issues that need to be worked through. Therapy can be a safe place to make life changes. This will give you a better chance of developing into the person who you want to be. Take care. ...Read more
Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more