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How can I treat peritonitis?

How can I treat peritonitis?

You can't: This needs immediate er attention and always will result in a hospital admission, likely abdominal surgery and high dose antibiotic treatment. You can't do this on your own and you must act quickly before you pass out. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply. It is considered an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


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How can I treat pancreatitis?

How can I treat pancreatitis?

Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I treat gastroparesis?

How can I treat gastroparesis?

Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more

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How can I treat constipation?

How can I treat constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorroides?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are best treated with stool softeners, sitz baths and increasing fiber in the diet. If these do not work, then see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How can I treat bowel obstruction?

How can I treat bowel obstruction?

You cannot: Bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and you should go to an er right away. It can be caused by foreign objects, tumors, serious vascular problems, bowel twisting, or an infolding termed intussecption. These may need surgical intervention and the er is the point of entry for the next steps. ...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 esophagitis?

How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic(eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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How can I treat fibroids?

How can I treat fibroids?

Multiple ways: Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc. There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age , fertility issues and location of fibroids . Myomectomy, hystrectomy , possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments.. ...Read more

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How can I treat varicocele?

How can I treat varicocele?

Options: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach (with use of microscope), laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read more

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How can I treat discitis?

How can I treat discitis?

Be seen: The definition of discitis is an infection of the disc not just inflammation. You need to be seen by your physician for this. You can also see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner because that will help relieve pain and chinese herbs can augment what your regular physician suggests. ...Read more

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How can I treat backne?

How can I treat backne?

Backne Sucks: Backne is tough to treat. Things to try: -benzoyl peroxide wash -glycolic acid products from glytone -oral antibiotics. ...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 brachymetatarsia?

How can I treat brachymetatarsia?

Not Easy: Treatment for this would require surgery to lengthen the bones. It also depends on how many bones you are discussing. ...Read more

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How can I treat pneumothorax?

How can I treat pneumothorax?

Depends on the size: Some pneumothoraces will resolve on their own. Larger pneumothoraces require a tube to be placed in the chest to pre-expand the lung. If someone has multiple pneumothoraces they may need a surgical procedure called a pleurodesis to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more

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How can I treat elephantiasis?

How can I treat elephantiasis?

Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis can be treated with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) which is a microfilaricide. DEC has been used in combination with ivermectin. ...Read more

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How can I treat bronchiectasis?

How can I treat bronchiectasis?

Pulmonary toilet: Do things to promote clearance of phlegm from your lungs. Quit smoking. Get everyone who lives with you to quit. Smoking outside not acceptable. Live in a place with clean air - at least 1 mile from highways & streets with trucks & buses. Exercise. Maintain normal weight. Control diabetes. Laugh. Take all meds prescribed by your doctor. Get flu & Pneumovax vaccines. Gamma globulin may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat perforated appendix?

How can I treat perforated appendix?

See physician: Perforated appendix is usually treated by surgery and intravenous antibiotic therapy. Sometimes antibiotic therapy is iniiiated well in advance of surgery. If abscesses form than these if large enough require drainage.Surgery is often laparoscopic. ...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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