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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat rectal impaction?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat rectal impaction?

By prevention: Keeping yourself regular is the best method of preventing impaction. Plenty of fiber is the first line of therapy, and pioneers ate much more fiber than we do now. Make sure you drink plenty of water as well. As to treating it once it happened, either a manual disimpaction or an enema is the best method of clearing it. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat appendicitis?

Varies: Some used a six foot ditch while others used the "rock pile" method. Seriously, not all cases of untreated appendicitis is fatal. Thanks to modern medicine, patients are diagnosed before the inflammed appendix ruptures. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat onchocerciasis?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat onchocerciasis?

Cut the nodules: No doubt , there's was no Ivermectin or Doxycycline for them to offer their patients. However, surgical nodulectomy of the onchocercoma was performed even then . They would simply make a small opening into the bump underneath the skin and simply yank the worm out. Some used a small stick around the adult worm and simply turn it around few clock hours everyday until the adult worm was out. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

I think they: They work hard, eat right, do not have many sport inyurjies. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat duchenne muscular dystrophy?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat duchenne muscular dystrophy?

They Didn't: Although today's treatment is very limited, our ancestors other than supportive devices, had no real therapy. ...Read more

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We have black mold in all the windows, bathroom tiles, and even in walls. Can't afford to fix this. What can we do?

We have black mold in all the windows, bathroom tiles, and even in walls. Can't afford to fix this. What can we do?

Bleach: You can spray bleach on all areas where you see mold, keep the area dry, vent it out and if possible fix the leaky windows. ...Read more

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What bacteria & virus are / can be in 1-day old adult urine? & is it bio-hazard to pour it down the sink where others brush their teeth?

What bacteria & virus are / can be in 1-day old adult urine? & is it bio-hazard to pour it down the sink where others brush their teeth?

Why: Urine is sterile upon excretion, but can become contaminated. Why pour it down the sink. That's what the toilet is for. And why would you be saving 1 day old urine anyway? Would you dip your families toothbrushes into the toilet before using them. Yuck. ...Read more

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How did people in the past treat tooth decay?

How did people in the past treat tooth decay?

5000 BC in Iraq: The first method of treatment was bow drills, which were ancient primitive tools used for woodworking and treating tooth problems. ...Read more

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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat coughing up blood?

We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat coughing up blood?

Not Much: I respect your beliefs, but since you are asking this question, it seems that you have exhausted faith and home cures. The are no real home cures for coughing up blood, which can be life threatening. See a doctor for your options. ...Read more

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So the bf caused my rectal prolapse. How do we avoid this?

So the bf caused my rectal prolapse. How do we avoid this?

Change behaviors: Anal intercourse is associated with the development of rectal prolapse. Avoiding this behavior will help. In addition, avoiding constipation and eating a healthy diet can also improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

We have been treated for scabies. Will Lysol kill the mites on hard surfaces? Also, once treated, how long do we need to change our bed linens daily?

Lysol not effective: Scabies is a tough condition to treat since it infects close contacts with varying symptoms and tends to recur from decontamination of untreated people or fomites( infected house hold items). For this reason, simultaneous treatment of all potentially infected personnel is recommended, along with laundering of linen, clothing and towels etc in hot water cycle with each treatment cycle. ...Read more

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How could people brush their teeth during the era of little house on the prairie?

How could people brush their teeth during the era of little house on the prairie?

Chew stick: That caricature of a hayseed chewing a piece of straw. They rub their teeth with a finger, and used picks to clean them. Also wood sticks soften and flayed at the end. A tincture of various oils freshen the breath. Teeth were not the problem so much then as now. people did not live so long and did not have the excessively refined foods. Sticky and full of sugar. ...Read more

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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat end stage syphilis?

We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat end stage syphilis?

See a doctor: If you're saying that you have been treating syphilis with home cures, and it has progressed to the tertiary stage, that should tell you something: you could have resolved the problem at an early stage with a shot of penicillin. Since you didn't, you have a significant problem, since tertiary syphilis is quite difficult to treat. See a qualified physician immediately. ...Read more

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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat knee cap dislocation?

We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat knee cap dislocation?

Relocation: First, the knee cap has to be pushed back into place. As long as that has been accomplished, rest, ice, compression, bracing and elevation with a progressive return to activity should help. ...Read more

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In how much days we can identify the cheek cancer?

In how much days we can identify the cheek cancer?

Unclear question: If there is a lesion on the cheek that is suspicous for cancer, a biospy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist can identify the cancer, if present, in a 2-4 days. ...Read more

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How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

Depends: Without treatment, months. If the cancer responds to chemotherapy, then can be years. If it does not respond, months. If the area in the liver can be removed, then survival potentially can be prolonged. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Fecal Impaction (Definition)

A condition in which a hardened stool is stuck in the rectum or lower colon ...Read more


Rectal Impaction (Definition)

Chronic constipation causes hard/dry stool to accumulate in the rectum ...Read more