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Home Remedies For Difficulty Seeing Distant Objects
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No: A strep throat will usually resolve in about 7 days even without antibiotic treatment but you then run the risk of developing the serious post -streptococcal sequella of glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever. To prevent this risk you must take a full 10 days of a penicillin antibiotic. No home remedies will prevent this risk. Lozenges, cepacol throat spray and tylenol (acetaminophen) are symptomatic treatments. ...Read more
I'm disabled & have difficulty walking, standing & sitting for any length of time. Swimming not an option. What other options are there for exercise?
Exercise if disabled: You may be able to do some stretching exercises to maintain flexibility or use free weights or resistance bands to build your upper body strength. building muscle not only enhances strength, it contributes to weight control because the more muscle you have, the more calories you can burn. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more
Advice please. 8yr old getting in trouble at school for talking excessively&distracting others. Any advice on how to handle this? Myefforts=modchange
To be quick: visual symptoms for 3.5 years looking at patterns akin to guitar string plucked. Close either eye resolved. All tests clear. Any suggests?
Have macular pucker. Doorways wavy, objects larger but see 20/20. Could difficulty seeing curbs and turn lanes when driving at night be a symptom?
Hard to say: Getting the opinion of a retina specialist that can examine the eye carefully and see what other, if any, eye problems might contribute, would be most appropriate. If there are no other problems and the pucker is identified as the cause symptoms, then the risk of surgery must be weighted against the magnitude of the problem and visual acuity, for surgical decision making. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't I sleep I've tried so many ways .. Over the counter pills, meditation, all lights out no phone or iPad by bed, light music, etc.. ?
71 yr old with cataract & vision in only one eye. Having difficulty seeing traffic signals. Considering the risks, would you have the surgery?
Depends: I operate on one eyed patients every week. Although risks associated with routine cataract surgery are low, i always counsel my patients that it is not worth taking the risk if you are not having trouble. If your vision is affecting your lifestyle, and you are not able to function as you would like to, it may be worth the risk. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a student, and i'm having difficulty concentrating while reading my textbooks. Other then meds, is there something that would help me concentrate?
Concentration probs: Concentrating well requires steady life habits, including consistent, high quality sleep and exercise. You need to establish regular sleep ; wake times, plus exercise that you enjoy. Eating healthy whole foods (not sugar, or highly processed ones) will also help. Are you interested in your studies? Anxiety can also distract you -- consider psychological eval for this, since help is possible! ...Read more
Might try: soaking in warm epsom salts.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have gleason 7 (3+4), up from a 6, looking at robotic sx or brachy/ext radiation combo. any advice for which way to go?
Far sight blur images, difficulty reading minor details on boards or street sign at times., what to do?
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more
Can HPV spread via formites? Im scared of going to public bathrooms and locker rooms after reading about how HPV could remain infective for a ~7 days.
If i've been visually diagnosed by 4 different dr's for folliculitis, should I trust them? Are dr's usually pretty accurate in visual diagnosis?
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?
Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more
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