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What is herps?

What is herps?

A common virus: 'herpes' = herpes simplex (hsv): the virus that causes oral & genital blisters. Hsv is a common std. After infection with HSV the virus hides in sensory nerves for the rest of our life. There is no cure. At various times the virus reactivates & causes another case of painful blisters. The blisters can be treated & prevented with antivirals. People with HIV have more frequent & severe HSV infections. ...Read more

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What is an hra?

HRA: Health reimbursement accounts or health reimbursement arrangements (hras) are internal revenue service (irs)-sanctioned programs that allow an employer to set aside funds to reimburse medical expenses paid by participating employees. Using an hra yields "tax advantages to offset health care costs" for both employees as well as employers. ...Read more

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Hey, is anyone here?

Hey, is anyone here?

And the light is on: Yes, we are here and the lights are on. HealthTap Basic is an interactive service that provides free public health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided mainly by US-licensed doctors (as of 2018). HealthTap's premium services in the US include Prime and Concierge, in which patients see doctors via private, virtual eMedicine visits to get care. ...Read more

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What's a hydel heria?

What's a hydel heria?

Let me explain: Hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube passes on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through this opening and cause a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Sores that won't heal?

Sores that won't heal?

Would be a good: Reason to see dermatologist, in case this is a skin cancer or related to an area with poor circulation. ...Read more

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My shave is very hard?

My shave is very hard?

Coarse hair?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I h ave pain in my heals?

I h ave pain in my heals?

Heel pain: Heel pain can be common, and often activated by inadequate arch support or improper shoe wear. People whose jobs have them on their feet all the time, are at more risk for heel pain too. Posible causes can be variant of plantars fasciitis, tendonitis, or a heel spur. Try nsaids and rest to start, if persisits, see a dr. For an evaluation and possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to heal a cut faster?

How to heal a cut faster?

Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widened when you use the muscles under it, then movement will keep it from coming together. Clean it with mild half strength soap, and cover with Bacitracin twice a day. Don't pick. Avoid moving the affected part (a splint may be required). ...Read more

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It's hard for me to per?

Per???: I believe this is a typo. Can you re-post and clarify? If not, tell us what per means, please. Also, add how long this has been going on, any other symptoms, and include any over the counter meds you take in your list of meds. Ask again! Proof your question before posting. Typos can be the very dickens! ...Read more

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I have a hard time pooing?

I have a hard time pooing?

Constipation: Hi lisa, start with the basics: water, exercise, and eating frequent meals. Try to avoid laxatives or harsh colon cleanses. You can also try prunes, green tea, and greens in general. It could also be that you are stressed. Whatever you do, do not strain to have bowel movement. This can produce hemorrhoids. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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How do you get it to heal?

Heal it?: Please tell the physicians here what "It" is so they can help you with your problem. ...Read more

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How can I stay hard longer?

How can I stay hard longer?

Erection: If you're experiencing premature ejaculation it's best to seek help from a sexology clinic. You can also get help for other issues to do with sexual performance there. Taking a medication like Viagra or cialis or using a sex aid like a cock ring (Google this) may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Have you heard of choleslo?

Have you heard of choleslo?

CholesLo: It is on the market as a cholesterol lowering supplement. Its efficacy is questionable. There is no good clinical trial data to support its effect. Hence it might work or may not. Adverse effect data is not known. ...Read more

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I get a big bit in my hart?

Rephrase question: I'm not sure what this question is asking. Please rephrase and resubmit. ...Read more

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Is it hard to lose baby fat?

Is it hard to lose baby fat?

Can be: I read a statistic once that said most women never lose their pregnancy weight. It takes discipline. You must eat most fruits, vegetables and unprocessed foods. You must exercise everyday. ...Read more

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Having a hard time swalling

Having a hard time swalling

See your doctor: If you mean difficulty swallowing, this can be a sign of a serious condition which should be checked out by a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Why is it hard for me to eat?

Tough question: It is abnormal to not eat. So begin by seeing your doctor for evaluation. Start with a good history and exam. ...Read more

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No one answers questions here?

No one answers questions here?

The lights are on...: The lights are on, and many volunteer doctors are answering members' questions throughout the country. Just send in your question from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have a common question, there may already be an answer because very likely, another member has recently asked it. Be sure your question is written in good english, without many abbreviations, and please spell drug names. ...Read more

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I'm not sure how to post here?

You just did: Go ahead and ask a question, try to be as specific as possible to get the best results. ...Read more

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How long before my wound heals?

How long before my wound heals?

Depends: Depends where the wound is, how it was inflicted, how "clean" it is, and how it was managed or taken care of after the injury. ...Read more

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How to get rock hard errection?

How to get rock hard errection?

If problem, see Dr: If not achieving this on own (or not any longer), should discuss options with your dr or urologist. History & exam will screen for any medical issue causing this that may need treatment, and meds can be prescribed to help, or educate about alternatives (vacuum/ring/etc.). ...Read more

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How can you heal wounds quickly?

How can you heal wounds quickly?

Wound healing: This is too general of a question since there are many types of wounds in many different locations that affect the healing rate.
There are arterial, venous, pressure, trauma, mixed wound types, vasculitic wounds, just for a short list of the most common types of wounds. Each of these has their own treatment and healing course. ...Read more

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What herbs will help heal a cut?

What herbs will help heal a cut?

Calendula is one: Calendula (calendula officinalis), or pot marigold, as an ointment or a tea applied topically can help heal a cut. To make tea from tincture, use 1/2 to 1 tsp. Diluted in 1/4 cup water. You can also steep 1 tsp. Of flowers in one cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, then strain and cool. Test skin first for any allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard having quints?

Why is it so hard having quints?

Quintuplets?: Why would that be easy? Five children at once will tax any family. The children may have health problems due to a) earlier birth, b) competing for maternal resources, and complications due to the physical difficulty of birthing five babies at one time. ...Read more

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Can u find. A nurse. On here to?

Can u find. A nurse. On here to?

No: No I don't think so. I think healthtap is only for doctors and dentists to answer questions. ...Read more

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Does my baby understand her name?

Does my baby understand her name?

Yes: At about 6 months of age, most babies will respond to their names. This may be a look, a smile or the baby " talking". Remember nicknames take hold also, so be careful not to use demeaning ones. ...Read more

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I hava apain in kidny what to do?

See a doctor: Many people think they have a pain in the kidney, but it may or may not be the kidney. There are many things in the abdominal area that cause pain in the same regions. Need to know more history, type of pain and quality of pain. If it is the kidney, you may need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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TO GET A GOOD ANSWER FOR HIM/HER.

TO GET A GOOD ANSWER FOR HIM/HER.

Huh?: I don't understand your comment. Please re-phrase as a specific and clear question. Re-ask so that we can try to be of help. Take care. ...Read more

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What herbs suppress the appetite?

What herbs suppress the appetite?

Bee pollen...: There are a few herbs that accomplish this. Bee pollen, fennel, chickweed and something called garcinia cambogia have been reported to decrease one's appetite; and may even boost your metabolism. As with any 'herbal' remedy I counsel all my patients to talk to their doctors about it; as there may be unexpected interactions with other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What could really help heal a cut?

What could really help heal a cut?

Good wound care.: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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How can I use herbs for good uses?

Google: Different herbs have been reported to affect different symptoms and body parts. Google the specific herb you are interested in to find more information. ...Read more

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How does a Wound heal by itself?

How does a Wound heal by itself?

Near miracle: Wounds that are deep fill in from the base with granulation tissue while the skin contracts and covers the granualtion tissue in an attempt to reestablish continuity. In larger wounds, there is a deposition of connective tissue/scar that closes the gap. ...Read more

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Ever heard of jimsom weed? What for

Ever heard of jimsom weed? What for

Jimson weed: Herb with strong anticholinergic properties, teens are using jimson weed as a drug. Plant parts can be brewed or chewed. Effects include tachycardia, dry mouth, dilated pupils, blurred vision, ballucinations, confusion, combative behavior, and difficulty urinating. Severe toxicity has been associated with coma and seizures. ...Read more

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