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Home Remedies For Repeating Actions Obsessively
No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How about----: deep breathing exercises (not hyperventilating) but nice, slowly paced, relaxing exercises? How about a relaxing massage to release muscle tension from the face, shoulders, arms, and back? How about soothing natural sounds or music which go well in a darkened & quiet spot? There are apps on iphones and ipads which are FREE for all these things. There is transcendental meditation? Yoga. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have compulsive and obsessions of negative emotions, intrusive thoughts. Should I get treated for "impulsivity"?
Not the same: Although "impulsive: and "compulsive" sound similar, they have completely different meanings. In one sense they may even be considered the opposite. You may be having a problem in the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, but it sounds like clinical (major) depression is a definite possibility as well. I recommend that you obtain an evaluation from a qualified professional for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Those That Impair: The worst symptoms of OCD (obsessions and compulsions) are those that cause the greatest impairment in a person's ability to engage in life. One patient comes home and spends 8 to 10 hours straightening the fringe on his carpet and is able to hold a normal job. Another patient cannot hold a job because of chronic tardiness as he must park his car in an exact manner and continues this for hours. ...Read more
Natural fix Anxiety: The best three things you can do is to: 1. Learn a meditation technique. This type of breathing can help you get centered and rid your brain of the acute obsession you are feeling. 2. Have a regular exercise program. Exercise can burn off some of the nervous energy causing your anxious feelings. 3. Get regular and good deep sleep. ...Read more
Are there any good positive self talk phrases to replace negative self talk i've developed from having stress, anxiety, and depression for years?
Many: Positive self talk can be very powerful when it reminds you to see things objectively and brings to mind your specific strengths and skills when you have faced difficult situations in past. Avoid overly generalized or placating statements which are easily dismissed. ...Read more
Sinus Infections: You can try drinking lots of fluids, steam, salt water nasal sprays, various herbs and neti pots. The success of these treatments is quite variable and dependent on how severe the infection is, how long you have had it, the severity of your allergies, septal deviations, nasal polyps, etc. Etc. See your ENT doc if the sinus issues persist... They can become serious or chronic if you delay too long. ...Read more
No: You can't build confidence with medicines, herbs, or remedies. It just doesn't work that way. The way to build confidence is by providing gentle support while helping your child to succeed in a variety of situations and settings. Don't push too hard, just help her to build slowly, one step at a time, and help her through the occasional failure and setback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercises: 1. Regular aerobic exercise can allow people to recover more quickly from bouts of acute anxiety. 2. Meditation ("the relaxation response") decreases the stress hormone in your blood, decreases blood pressure, and helps to ease anxiety. 3. Eliminating irrational or dysfunctional beliefs/fears that cause anxiety (get a book on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?
Classical homeopathy: Classical homeopathy is widely used in india -- where there are at least 120 homeopathic medical colleges and over 100, 000 homeopathic doctors (some who are also psychiatrists). Mahesh gandhi md in mumbai is one of the most well-known homeopathic psychiatrists in the world, and successfully treats many people suffering from ocd. ...Read more
Can you mix two drops of blood for STD home test kit? If negative, both are negative, if positive, one is..Save money this way.
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Get real Rx: None of the folk treatments will touch it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that's got a chance. All acne can be managed nowadays -- this is the 21st century -- but the medicines are rightly only available by your physician's prescription. Good luck. ...Read more
Ocd causes me to obsessively fear terrible things then makes me act compulsively to seek reassurance. These ideas show in my dreams. Is this usual?
How accurate a negative home pregnancy test if taken 8 weeks after last risky behavior, following instructions. STDs are not a concern?
If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more