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How To Control Running Nose Without Medication
Nasal irrigations: You might benefit from saline irrigations, either a spray or flushing. There is a wonderful product called ponaris oil you could try. It is made of medicinal plant oils designed by nasa scientists for nasal complaints. Then there is always tissues..... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's natural: When running your breathing rate increases, which can be very drying to the airways. Increased phlegm production is a completely natural way to counteract this drying, even though in the winter outside it can be really annoying. My advice (as gross as it is) is to get good at spitting and snot rockets. Or wash your gloves often - that's what i do! good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: Asthma is quite variable in it's expression across all the affected patients.Some will have a cough variant asthma and never know they have it & never have a significant event. Some will never be off meds without ending up hospitalized or dead.The rate of abrupt death in asthma sufferers remains a significant problem in spite of progresses in treatment.Not having some treatment available is risky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest how to deal with the pain from primary dysmenorrhea naturally without going on birth control pills?
Try Naproxen: Try starting Naproxen (Aleve) 1 week before your period is due to start. Continue taking it regularly through the period. This is sometimes helpful. If available in your area, you may want to try massage therapy or accupuncture. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor may be beneficial as well. ...Read more
Is a dr allowed to stop seeing you and stop your meds cold turkey and kick you to the curb because you can no longer afford an epidural?
Law varies: Laws on patient dismissal vary from state to state, but there are a few hard and fast rules that apply in the us. If a doctor has been providing care, he can dismiss you from their practice for non-payment, non-compliance with treatment, breaking practice rules you have agreed to (ie, not showing up for appointments). However, a doctor must give you 30 days of emergency care and medication. ...Read more
Environment: Dust free environment, change pillow cases twice a week, no pets in bedroom, change bed sheets once a week, remove rugs in bedroom, ventilate bedroom clean air filters. Try slowing breathing rate down by blowing out like you blowing out a candle to lengthen time of exhaling air. Check with pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does BP stabilize after open heart surgery? If you'r on a lot of IV drugs to help BP, in what way does your body adapt to stop needing the IV meds
What can someone with bipolar do to cope without being on medication? What ways make it easier to control an episode?
Agree w Dr. Younus: Is there a reason that you do not take medication for your bipolar Disorder? It is really essential for it's treatment & control. In the mean time stay clear of alcohol, caffeine and illicit drugs. Avoid sleep deprivation at all costs - aim for about 8 hours per night. If you are not receiving talking therapy - that is really essential. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips on how to use a nasal steroid correctly so it can help shrink my nasal turbinates so head pressure can leave?
Are you pregnant?: Oral steroids are often far more effective in reducing size of most polyps quickly, but there are relative safety concerns with pregnancy (listed here as a condition) that have to be considered case by case. Other meds like Singulair (montelukast) can be helpful in situations. Often, use of an inhaler with rubber nipple attached (nasally) more effective than typical nose spray. Don't forget thesaline irrigation ...Read more
Insomnia: Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Use your bed for sleep only. Avoid daytime naps. Manage stressors. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is it bad to take birth control on and off? Keep forgetting to take daily. Can oral birth control cause you to retain water?
Do U want it to work: The pill works basically by preventing egg release. No egg=no chance at conception. To do that the pill should be taken as prescribed to maintain the hormone levels that prevent egg release. Skip pills=hormone level falls=you might get pregnant. If you pair taking the pill with something you do every day you may not forget. If you can't, use something else or plan to be a mom soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to overcome bpd without being on medication my whole life. Meds help a lot. What's the best way? Go off meds and see counselor?
BIPOLAR DISORDER: If rx had helped before then you must be cured or in remission. Avoid precipitating problems that can bring back the disorder. Try without rx and see the counselor only. Good luck ! ...Read more
Avoidance: First, get allergy testing done to know which allergens affect you most. Next, eliminate those allergens from your environment. Dust-proofing the home/office is not entirely achievable, but still helps with dust mite allergy. A pet allergy may cost you your pet! if you are allergic to mold, it must be eliminated from the home or office. The only other option is immunotherapy, or allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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