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How do I care for a hidial hurnia?

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 more

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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more


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How do I care for a circumcision wound?

How do I care for a circumcision wound?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should have provided clear instructions on the care of this procedure. If not, pester his office for clear instructions. ...Read more

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How do I check myself for a hernia?

How do I check myself for a hernia?

Difficult: Hard to do that type of exam on yourself, but in general a hernia (groin & umbilical most common) will be a noticeable bulge or lump at the site that may be slightly tender. It would be a lump that you could see or feel. See a doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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What can I use for parotitis if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for parotitis if I don't have a doctor?

Cool compress n gum: Sugarless gum or licorice to stimulate the parotid gland to continue working, cool compresses for comfort, and Ibuprofen and or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need Med: The bladder is connected to the kidneys. Get an appropriate antibiotic so this doesn't turn into a life-threatening sepsis. If it's as horrible as you say, it might not take long to slide upward. ...Read more

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After how long I am allowed to get pregnant if I do a treatment with antibiotics for an infection?

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

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What can I use for bronchitis if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for bronchitis if I don't have a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for a hangnail infection?

What can I do for a hangnail infection?

See below: Soak the nail in warm water with liquid dish washing detergent. Trim back the piece of nail and cover with antiseptic and bandaid. If continues see a doctor for possible antibiotics for the infection. ...Read more

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If I get a partial colectomy for my diverticular disease, will I need home nursing care?

If I get a partial colectomy for my diverticular disease, will I need home nursing care?

Surgery Home Health: Plan ahead with your surgeon and the hospitalist (if possible) to arrange for home health for yourself for wound care, ostomy teaching, and for therapy. You must be home bound in order to receive this level of care. ...Read more

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I think I have a tooth infection/tooth boil what can I do for treatment I have no insurance or money for a dentist.

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 more

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I need treatment for a urinary tract infection. I have no health insurance. What can I do?

I need treatment for a urinary tract infection. I have no health insurance. What can I do?

? 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 more

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How do I check for a UTI without a doctor?

How do I check for a UTI without a doctor?

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

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What should I do for a wound infection?

What should I do for a wound infection?

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 more

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What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

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 more

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How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

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 more

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