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Has Anyone Had Any Luck Getting Rid Of Mono Quickly
Yes: I have a handful of patients who have had surgery (vitrectomy) for their floaters. Usually they have to be bad enough to affect activities of daily living. For example one patient had them so bad that if they floated in the way of her central vision she could not see on coming vehicles while driving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: There are a variety of medications that can be used to decrease your acne. They won't necessarily get "rid" of them forever, but you may get less flare-ups. Keep your skin clean, but don't scrub. Avoid picking, popping or poking at the pimples- it is more likely to cause an infection or scar. See your doctor for effective medicines you can try. ...Read more
My girlfriend has been feeling dizzy for the past 2 days and she had ate a brownie with thc in it . Is there any way she can get rid of this ?
Cultured: This can be frustrating... Have a specimen cultured to make sure treatment is adequate; aometimes partners also need to be treated. Also, sometimes older, lesser known/used treatments that were used before today's antibiotics became popular, will work well. One such is a vaginal suppository known as boric acid. Just some options to think about.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after stomach virus symptoms subside can I kiss my husband without fear of getting sick as well?
Kiss his cheek...: It's impossible to know here what caused your husband's illness (or therefore the time to his complete recovery or at least lack of infectivity), but you are certainly appropriate for wanting to avoid getting sick too. Assuming fecal-oral spread of his disease, make sure he washes his hands well, avoids food preparation, and for the time being just kiss him on the cheek until he is good as new. ...Read more
Can try to : Optimize your bowel habit like staying hydrated, good insoluble fiber intake, remaining active, avoiding straining too much on the toilet, avoiding spending too much time on the toilet (no phone, books, ipads), avoiding heavy resistance exercises(like squats) that cause you to Valsalva/strain too much. In the end a hemorrhoid may resolve with time. ...Read more
What's the cause?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more
Antiviral: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
What are my chances of getting herpes from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it?
How do you know?: How do you know that that person does have herpes if he's never had an outbreak? He may have had a positive antibody test, which means he's been exposed to the virus, but does not necessarily mean he has active hsv. If he has active disease he should be on an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) to minimize the chance of transmitting it to others. ...Read more
Hi doctor, I was wondering are there any ways I can get rid of a UTI without the help of antibiotics. I get them really frequently since I had my son?
You need to: make sure to stop using any douche products, wipe front to back only, empty your bladder after vaginal sex and avoid any anal intercourse or oral sex performed on you. Then work on improving your immune system by taking raw garlic and vitamin C daily as well as exercise once daily. If you still have problems, you can try taking cranberry pills or juice daily and Azo which is an OTC med. ...Read more
If I worked with a co-worker who had the stomach bug/virus, what are the chances of me getting it?
That depends: on things like how direct or close your contact was. ...Read more
Hi, I have lots of milia on my scrotum that have been there for a few years. Is there any way I can treat them or get rid of them?
I broke up with my girlfriend and i'm seeing that drinking doesn't getting my life any better ? not having a lot of good friends!! any suggestions
Take your time. : It's not unreasonable to feel sad for quite some time after a breakup. Don't try to force the sadness away, and don't try to cover it up by drinking. It'll pass with time. It's normal. And don't resort to self-damaging bad behaviors. ...Read more
With : With a partial hysterectomy the ovaries and fallopian tubes can be left in place, and the uterus (or part of the uterus) is removed. There is a possiblity of a tubal pregnancy, where the egg can be fertilized by a sperm, and start growing in the fallopian tubes. Either that, or the fertilized egg can implant in what isleft of the uterus. Neither one of these situations is safe for the fetus or the mother. You will need to see you doctor asap if you suspect pregnancy because this can be fatal to the mother. ...Read more
(my brother had scavies )how do you get rid of scavies in your after bein treated for it and no longer have it?
Scabies: See your dermatologist. It should only take a maximum of 3 applications of medicine on days 1, 2 and 8 to cure scabies you have to put the medicine on every area of your entire body. The medicine will kill the scabies but they are still in the skin. They are dead in the skin and can still itch. It takes about 1 or 2 months for the skin to shed the organisms. You should not see any new areas dev. ...Read more
I have a 8 month old son and he has had diarrhea for some time now, how can I get rid of it without taking him to the hospital?
I have MRSA in both ears, which i've had for a long time. How can I get rid of it? Dr tried many meds already. And, is it dangerous or contagious?
Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment: For symptomatic patients I have actually filled their ear canals with bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. After several days the ointment warms up and slowly comes out of the canal. This improves the canal skin and should cure the mrsa. You will need to find an ENT to help you with this. ...Read more
Possible.: Chances are as an adult you may have already had it. Infectious mono is a common illness and 90% of adults have antibody against the virus which indicates prior exposure. It is not particularly contagious, but may be shed in secretions for years after the infection. Reasonable to avoid contact for the acute period. ...Read more
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