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Herbal Treatment For Repeated Hand Washing
I have two irregular shaped, coin size red patches on left inner and right outer wrists from hand washing in hot water. Moisturizer makes it sting. What is the best product/treatment to use?
Repeated hand washing is a symptom in which a person washes his hands many times a day, because he feels he must, even though his hands are already clean. Repetitive actions are compulsions, and can be a sign of an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Repeated hand washing for normal reasons is fine to do, such as when a doctor washes his hands ...Read more
Is there any treatments on over comming exssesive hand washing after each blood draw? I belive I have ocd:(
Yes: Excessive hand washing is one sign of ocd, but this needs to be evaluated and diagnosed by a mental health professional. If it turns out you have ocd, there are several effective treatments available, including medications and certain types of therapy (cbt). I don't know if you're the one performing or receiving the blood draws, but anxiety often makes ocd symptoms temporarily worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: It would help to know more about your injury. Homeopathic arnica is legendary for treating these types of injuries, both internally (12c or 30c potency) ; topically (see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). Vitamin c ; zinc help injuries to heal. Acupuncture may help; microcurrent therapy ; cold lasers often help injuries to heal. Meriva (form of curumin) is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
Behavior therapy: Consider a form of psychotherapy called "exposure and response prevention" (erp). It might take a little research on your part to find a psychologist who is trained in this form of treatment. If you want to try self help first, get the book "stop obsessing!: how to overcome your obsessions and compulsions" by edna foa. Medication may also have a role, in combination with therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constantly concerned with health. Ruminating on potential symptoms. Hand washing. Possible anxiety disorder or OCD? Difference between the two?
Pain & weakness in arms and legs after light activity like hand-washing dishes or walking up stairs. Is this a sign of an autoimmune disorder like mg?
Inflammation: Could be due to different things depending on your age for example clestriv medicines can be known to cause this there are also some rare immune diseases that cause a scene types of symptoms i suggestion is if it doesn't resolve within a couple days precinct medical advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decr infxn rate: Hand washing, regardless of whether at the hospital or at home, has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of disease transmission. This means lower infection rates, whether hospitalized or not. Check out following 3 links: http://www.Cdc.Gov/handwashing/ http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/handwashing/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hand-washing/hq00407. ...Read more
Yes but...: Don't over do it though. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing transmission of contagious diseases. However should be done wisely and if done too frequently you may develop dry skin. Make sure you wash your hands whenever you have been outside, in contact with someone that is sick, and every time they get dirty. ...Read more
Reduce washing and: First, you must minize the cause..Which is excessive washing. Then, add mositurizer..Use some that has a bit more grease. Topical Hydrocortisone may help..But this cream is quite weak, so you may need a script from your doc for a stronger one. But above all, avoid excessive washing. Wear gloves to do your work so u will need less washing..Goog luck. ...Read more
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