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How can I treat boils?

How can I treat boils?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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How can I treat my impetigo?

How can I treat my impetigo?

Impetigo: Impeitgo is a skin infection usually caused by strp and staph bacteria. It is contagious and if untreated, may cause significant complications. If you only have a few spots, the surer way of trreatment is mupirocin, prescribed by your doctor, to apply on the sores. More widespread lesions should be treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne?

How can I treat acne?

Dermatologist: Igor: appropriate evaluation of acne leads to optimal treatment. Sever acne can lead to scarring, among other sequelae, and it is therefore important for you to see a dermatologist to give you an optimal treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How can i treat acne?

How can i treat acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How can I treat eczema?

How can I treat eczema?

Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly. ...Read more

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How can I treat vaginosis?

How can I treat vaginosis?

If chronic: Vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. Avoiding sugars and using a probiotic- but you may have to go through several to find yours. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne?

How can I treat my acne?

Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

Find the cause: One cause that is often overlooked is pityrosporum yeast infection; the treatment is as for tinea versicolor and results are usually excellent. You'll manage it over time but it's easy. ...Read more

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How can I treat ecoli?

How can I treat ecoli?

E.coli: You must be more specific. It is normal inhabitant of colon. Some strains are lethal, diarrhea etc. Need details. In meantime w/o knowing ur problem, a safe thing is pro-biotics. Greek style yogurt, align or bayers (aspirin) colon health, culturrelle. All otc. It is a common contaminant in food, water so seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat ecoli?

This is a bacterial: Organism. It is the main bug in stool which is completely normal. From your question i assume this is an infection which would be managed based on site and drug sensitivities from the microbiology lab. ...Read more

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How can I treat warts?

How can I treat warts?

Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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How can I treat sterility?

How can I treat sterility?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Some causes are correctable and unfortunately others may no be. A visit to and evaluation by a fertility specialist should expose the underlying cause and treat based on the findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat boils at home?

How can I treat boils at home?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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How can I treat empyema?

How can I treat empyema?

Find early: The mainstay of treatment is early recognition, drainage, complete lung re-expansion, and targeted antibiotics. When indicated, modern thoracic surgical treatment of empyema uses minimally invasive techniques. Thoracotomy is often unnecessary (and potentially more dangerous) approach. ...Read more

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How can I treat urticaria?

How can I treat urticaria?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are the primary treatment for hives. Long acting ones like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often effective and easier to take than short acting ones like benedryl. If the hives are persistent or recurrent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat lice?

How can I treat lice?

Tx of lice : Requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorrhoids?

How can I treat hemorrhoids?

Conservative mgmt: Conservative management (non surgical) includes things like: sitz baths 2x/day, balneol lotion, wet wipes, calmol 4 rectal suppositories 2x/d-all for 7-10 days. Avoid constipation, use a stool softener if needed, avoid spicy foods (if it burns on the way in, it burns on the way out), coffee, alcohol, tobacco. Frequent, ongoing, or recurr symptoms, e.g. Pain, bleeding, lump- see colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

How can I treat my hemorrhoids?

Various: Numbing cream may help. Surgery may be needed. Proper diet may reduce their incidence. Spending less time on the toilet may also help. Less straining helps. ...Read more