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How can I be sure that I have vitiligo?And how do you get it?

How can I be sure that I have vitiligo?And how do you get it?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is a mysterious malady characterized by a loss of pigment, or skin color. If affects about one out of every hundred people. No one knows what triggers this strange condition. The most fashionable theory claims that it is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body attacks and destroys its own tissues — in this case the pigment producing cells. For confirmation, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

Castration: Please see a urologist. I hope you had thought it over many times. May be you want to discuss pros and cons of this procedure with urologist and then make final decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have diabetes. Where and how can I get tested to know for sure?

What to do if i think I have diabetes. Where and how can I get tested to know for sure?

Check sugars at home: If fasting for >8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating- 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a yeast infection and im not sure how to treat it. Help!?

What to do if i think I have a yeast infection and im not sure how to treat it. Help!?

Med eval: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

Slight pain: The TB test (PPD) is administered just under the skin (intradermal) so the needle is not inserted deep into the skin. A very small needle is used for this test and it will be over before you even know it. Use of distraction techniques while being injected might help relieve the discomfort or anxiety associated with this mildly painful procedure. ...Read more

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How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a disease affecting the nerve cell body, causes weakness, muscle wasting, and fasciculations or fluttering of the muscles. It can affect mobility, swallowing, and breathing. There is no known cure to date, and the prognosis is often very poor. We believe it is a disorder of "misfolded proteins", similar in some ways to alzheimer's and parkinson's, but a far rarer condition, fortunately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i found out i might have scabies?

Can you tell me what to do if i found out i might have scabies?

Get accurate: diagnosis first. Scabies is a contagious disease spread by mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei) that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. Symptoms of scabies can include very thin lines noted on the skin, rash between the finger, sores from scratching and itching which is worse at night. Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you & all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for > ...Read more

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How can I cure chlamydia im not sure I have it and i don't want to go to a doctors office but i think I do so please help me

How can I cure chlamydia im not sure I have it and i don't want to go to a doctors office but i think I do so please help me

Chlamydia : Chlamydia can only be cured with a prescription antibiotic, so you do need to see a doctor - and the sooner the better! many people who have chlamydia are also infected with other sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, so testing is very important for proper treatment. You may need multiple medications if you have multiple infections. If you are a woman and do not get tested and treated in a timely manner, the infection can spread to your uterus and fallopian tubes (called pelvic inflammatory disease) and can lead to severe illness and infertility. I've attached a website below with more information. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have tendinitis. How do I make it better?

What to do if I have tendinitis. How do I make it better?

Recovery time varies: Tendonitis is a common overuse injury. In order to treat the pain/discomfort, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider bracing. If these treatments fail you may benefit from an evaluation from an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have phimosis, should I be worried and how can I fix this?

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What to do if I have phimosis, should I be worried and how can I fix this?

Here are some ...: If not being troubled with it, you may leave it alone as long as being free of infection.inflammation. But, it has given you much nuisance in daily care and life, see urologist for possible circumcision as the surest long-term measure of care. Best wish ... Besides, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession should be the foundation of healthcare and key to longevity ...Read more

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How to know if I have a ringworm?

How to know if I have a ringworm?

Ringworm: is a fungal infection the affects the upper layer of skin. It is not caused by a worm. It presents as a red circle with normal skin in the center. The rash may or may not cause itching. Your physician should be able to diagnose ringworm. ...Read more

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What to do if I have things that will not heal what should I do?

What to do if I have things that will not heal what should I do?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What to do if I have diphtheria but i don't want to see a doctor. What can I do to get rid of it?

What to do if I have diphtheria but i don't want to see a doctor. What can I do to get rid of it?

You're kidding right: You can certainly chose not to see a doctor. However, you may pass out and die from the related heart failure or choke to death from the secretions from the worst sore throat you ever had. You will spread it on to those around you if they are not immunized.In the end, it may pass and you may survive, but i would see that your affairs are in order before you get delirious. ...Read more