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I have a infected boil on my right mid upper thigh. It drained last night and is red and tender to touch. It's now hurting to walk. Home treatment? Or

I have a infected boil on my right mid upper thigh. It drained last night and is red and tender to touch. It's now hurting to walk. Home treatment? Or

Antibiotics: While we recommend heat/warm compresses for infection and cold/ice packs for injuries, this is home treatment is only a temporizing measure, intended just for a day or two. After that, should you not be feeling better, and definitely if you are getting worse, it's to seek definitive medical attention eg evaluation & treatment as appropriate. Don't wait to get even worse as this could be deadly. ...Read more

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What does right renal mid pole non obstruting of 8mm mean and what is the treatment for this.

Kidney stone: What that means is that you a stone, 8mm in size in the mid portion of your kidney, probably inside a calyx. It may or may not give you symptoms of flank pain, colic, hematuria. That size stone would be difficult to pass and probably needs to be treated with lithotripsy. ...Read more

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My mid-back spine hurts. Treatment options?

My mid-back spine hurts. Treatment options?

Back pain: Start with advil/motrin. You may want to try gentle stretching exercises, heating pad, or a massage. If it lasts more that a few weeks then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mid-back spine hurts treatment?

What do you suggest if my mid-back spine hurts treatment?

Can try heat or cold: Treatment for mid-thoracic pain should start with non-steroidals like ibuprofen and some rest. See if heat or ice makes it better. If none of these modalities help then I would see your physician who may prescribe physical therapy or a chiropractor. If indicated plain X-rays may be ordered. If your pain radiates toward the front of your abdomen then a MRI is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpatic eruptions on back and mid axilary line with burning pain?

Herpes Zoster (HZ): Symptomatic treatment with analgesics is recommended when the course of the disease is uncomplicated and there is little or no pain. However, for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, Famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia, a dreaded and extremely painful complication of HZ. ...Read more

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My mom have this pain on her left mid. Finger. I think it is arthritis, what treatment should I give her?

My mom have this pain on her left mid. Finger. I think it is arthritis, what 
treatment should I give her?

Occasional NSAIDS: Occasional nsaids can be very helpful as can tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm soaks and something that come on the market more recently, compounded creams. In my practice, i tend to prescribe these often for symptoms of hand arthritis. These are medications that absorb through the skin and have less "whole-body" concentrations. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

Depends on timing : If this stroke patient has no bleeding and got to the hospital early enough , then the patient may benefit from thrombolytic treatment as long as no contraindication for the lytics. If you are asking about blocked carotid artery then if stenosis is above 50% and is the source of clot (although unusual for midbrain) then surgery or stent ...Read more

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When taking clindamycin capsules for BV and am reinfected mid treatment should I continue course,will reinfection cause resistance?

When taking clindamycin capsules for BV and am reinfected mid treatment should I continue course,will reinfection cause resistance?

Unlikely: If you were reinfected during treatment it was probably from your partner's penis, the skin having been colonized by these organisms and transmitted back to you. But the question is how you know you are reinfected midtreatment. If you have new symptoms while taking these medications you need to go back to the doctor and be re-examined. Good luck. ...Read more