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How many doctors practice pain neutralization?

How many doctors practice pain neutralization?

Not sure: There are many physicians who practice pain management. Pain "neutralization" wouldn't be exactly the same thing. All doctors, to some extent, practice pain management, since pain is a unifying symptom for a great many health concerns. We try our best to "neutralize" pain, but pain is also a valuable part of our nervous systems, and it is harmful to remove it entirely. ...Read more

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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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Can healthtap doctors prescribe antibiotics for strep throat?

Not on public site: You need to read the site information and know the difference between the public information site (this one) and the paid Healthtap prime concierge site. This site does not diagnose or treat anyone for anything.It rovides information on a range of topics. If you find a willing doc on the concierge site, that is licensed in your state,they may agree to provide some services. ...Read more

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Why can't infectious disease doctors cure mssa?

Why can't infectious disease doctors cure mssa?

We can and do: I don't know why you say that. We do it every day. There are many antibiotics active against mssa.The most commonly used are intravenous nafcillin or cefazolin and oral dicloxicillin and cephalexin.Some mssa infections are difficult to cure such as infections of artificial joints, pacemakers, aicd's and prosthetic heart valves. These usually require removal of the device and prolonged antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Sleep Specialist: You could talk to your ent, but you can also talk to your primary care physician about snoring. He/she may refer you to a board certified sleep specialist md to determine if your just have primary snoring, or a more complex problem called sleep apnea. You can then discuss your options for teatment. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

How do integrative doctors treat candidiasis?

Fungus Infection: It depends on location again. For babies you give oral Nystatin solution. If located in the skin give Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Periodontists: Periodontists are dental specialists who have gone through 3 or more years of specialty/residency training after dental school, for proper treatmnt of all arrays of periodontal diseases, dental implants, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction in oral cavity. ...Read more

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How can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

How can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Communication!: You need to find two practitioners who are willing to try to communicate. I've had some chinese medical doctors who have absolutely refused to talk to me, and others who are happy to collaborate on patients. Even though western and chinese doctors look at the body in different ways (biochemistry versus chi, meridians...), it does not mean they cannot talk and collaborate. Pejman katiraei. ...Read more

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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat barrett's esophagus?

How do complementary doctors treat barrett's esophagus?

Follow MD advice: What are complementary doctors? There are effective conventional treatment for barrett esophagus. Untreated, it may lead to persistent heartburn, bleeding, scarring, obstruction of esophagus and in some cases to cancer. ...Read more

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Why are doctors reluctant to diagnose gout?

Why are doctors reluctant to diagnose gout?

We are not, usually.: Gout can mimic a number of other diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and infected joint (an emergency). While gout classically affects the big toe, it can affect other joints or many joints at once. Labs/exam may not always be enough to diagnose. The most accurate way to diagnose gout is to collect fluid from the joint and analyze it under a certain type of microscope. ...Read more

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What medical condition do orthodonists treat?

What medical condition do orthodonists treat?

Quite a few: Orthodontists treat malocclusion, delayed eruption, missing teeth and failure of teeth to develop. Orthodontists also treat problems of the TMJ and Snoring/Sleep Apnea. Almost all orthodontists perform palatal expansion. Most do surgical orthodontics in conjunction with Oral surgeons. Many orthodontists are certified to use lasers to correct labial frenums. & tongue ties. More but out of words. ...Read more

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Are HealthTap doctors able to refill existing prescriptions when in-person primary care doctors are unavailable?

Are HealthTap doctors able to refill existing prescriptions when in-person primary care doctors are unavailable?

Contact Health Tap: Ask your question or it may be answered in the FAQ section of HealthTap.com. Depends upon the medication! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Why can't doctors here prescribe medication to patients in Australia?

Why can't doctors here prescribe medication to patients in Australia?

Licensure.: While we can recommend medications that we would prescribe, we can only actually prescribe medications in our states of licensure. ...Read more

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Why can doctors use dental records to identify a body? Are our teeth all unique?

Why can doctors use dental records to identify a body? Are our teeth all unique?

Somewhat: Restorations, positions of teeth, and the way they occlude (your bite) are all somewhat unique when combined. The radiographs taken of the deceased can be compared to those taken when they were alive to confirm with a high degree of probability who the person is. ...Read more

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Do all docs & nurse practitioners need to have liability insurance to practice?

Do all docs & nurse practitioners need to have liability insurance to practice?

No: Doctors (and presumably also nurse practitioners) need to have a license to practice. Malpractice liability insurance is purchased by doctors unless the insurance is too expensive, which has actually happened in some states, creating a malpractice insurance crisis . . . Meaning that the amount a doctor earns from providing patient care is not enough to pay malpractice insurance premiums. ...Read more