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How Do I Care For A Hidial Hurnia
Avoid reflux: Really big ones may need surgery, most don't. Many have no symptoms. Can have gastroesoph reflux symptoms with/without hh; may have no symptoms even with hh. In general, treat like ge reflux: avoid large meals, fatty, foods, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, carbonated beverages, lying down for 2-3h after eating, eating for 2-3h before bedtime; if overweight, lose weight. Antacids etc maybe, c md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
I don't have health insurance and I think I have a UTI what can I do at home to get better besides going to the dr. For antibiotics? Cran juice n h2o?
Cause not addressed: Several possibilities: 1. Diabetes (though other symptoms would be present) 2. Environmental irritant (soap is too alkali or irritating) 3. Anatomical issues (using retention of urine) or 4. Physiologic problem (overactive bladder). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I can't get to a doctor but I have a horrible bladder infection, i really need to get rid of it without the visit, what can I do?
After how long I am allowed to get pregnant if I do a treatment with antibiotics for an infection?
Depends...: Many antibiotics such as penicillin, Erythromycin, Zithromax and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are not known to harm a newly conceived pregnancy. Others, such as Doxycycline, Ciiprofloxacin Levofloxacin are usually avoided during pregnancy. Each antibiotic stays in your body a different length of time so the answer to your question depends on the antibiotic you are taking. Best wishes! ...Read more
About 2 weeks: Patients are generally sore for about two weeks but most can return to work after one week. ...Read more
Many viral /will pas: Many episodes of bronchitis will self heal with proper hydration, rest and diet. Otc meds that help you thin your secretions, like robatussin can be helpful. Over time the cough may pass but could take a couple wks. A secondary infection of greater importance could develop.Focal chest pain, fever >101.5> 2days, prolonged dizziness, etc would prompt a visit to a local clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have a tooth infection/tooth boil what can I do for treatment I have no insurance or money for a dentist.
Need Antibiotics: Tooth Infection untreated can actually spread into the bloodstream & cause other problems even as bad as heart infection. For the time being, you may be able to gargle with warm salt water and peroxide, but ultimately you really need antibiotics and the tooth pulled. Try your local health dept. which may offer sliding scale pricing. They may also be able to refer to a dentist who does pro bono wk. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
? Pharmacy clinic: Need antibiotics if UTI definite. Pharmacy clinics exist in many places & brief visit is inexpensive. Or call couple of primary care drs' offices & ask for price of minimal visit for patient with UTI who needs an antibiotic prescription and will pay cash. Almost all insurances only pay a reduced % of regular charge anyway. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buy a test kit : When you have classic symptoms from a urinary tract infection (UTI) -burning with urination, frequency-- particularly if you have had a documented infection in the past. There are test kits in drug stores that can assist in diagnosing the uti. Of course other problems can occur and should be evaluated by your doctor if the symptoms are different. Finally you will probably need antibiotics if +. ...Read more
See doctor: Is this a surgical wound or a traumatic wound from an injury? See your surgeon if it is after surgery. See a family doctor or emergency room if it is an infected wound from injury, accident, or burn. Wash and keep the are clean if it is not too deep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Little: A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity. The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an evaluation: Broken noses should be evaluated by an ENT doctor or plastic surgeon soon after the injury. Favorable types of fractures can be treated early (in the first week or two after injury) by manipulating the broken bones back into position under anesthesia. Others types of fracture may have to heal completely before they can be repaired with surgery. Your doctor can also check for associated injuries. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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