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Has anyone had any luck getting rid of mono quickly?

Has anyone had any luck getting rid of mono quickly?

Most: Most people serologically positive for ebv past infection are unaware they had the disease. That said, 25 percent become mildly to extremely i'll. ...Read more

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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Has anyone had vitrectomy recommended to get rid of floaters? How bad were they?

Has anyone had vitrectomy recommended to get rid of floaters? How bad were they?

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 more

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Is there any way of getting rid of pimples i have had them for six years now?

Is there any way of getting rid of pimples i have had them for six years now?

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

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I have battled BV for 2 years with no luck. How can I get rid of it and get my life back?

I have battled BV for 2 years with no luck. How can I get rid of it and get my life back?

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 more

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How long after stomach virus symptoms subside can I kiss my husband without fear of getting sick as well?

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

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How can i get rid of hemoriad that ive gotten after birth?

How can i get rid of hemoriad that ive gotten after birth?

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

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I've been having diarrhea for the past 2 days. How can I get rid of this fast?

I've been having diarrhea for the past 2 days. How can I get rid of this fast?

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

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Have you got any good ideas on how to get rid of cold sores?

Have you got any good ideas on how to get rid of cold sores?

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

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What are my chances of getting herpes from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it?

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

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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?

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

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I kissed a girl who has mono. What can I now do to lower my chances of getting infected?

I kissed a girl who has mono. What can I now do to lower my chances of getting infected?

Don't kiss her again: ...and here's a link which may help: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/infectious-mononucleosis-prevention ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dermatologist: If they don't bother you, forget about it. They can be individually teased out. The smaller they are the more tedious it is. No sutures or dressings. Small scabs heal in a week. But they need to be done one at a time so it can be a long process. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have had a part hastermy in 2005 are there any way i can get pregnant n/a

I have had a part hastermy in 2005 are there any way i can get pregnant n/a

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

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(my brother had scavies )how do you get rid of scavies in your after bein treated for it and no longer have it?

(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

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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?

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

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What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

What are the chances I will get glandular fever if my boyfriend has it?

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