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How To Cure Gastroenteritis
Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Fever: Fever is usually a symptom of infection. If you think you just have a mild illness like the common cold or a simple viral cough then it is probably safe treat the symptoms and see how you go. Medicines like paracetamol and ibuprofen can be effective at lowering your temperature which may make you feel better but won't make you get better faster. Remember to drink plenty of water and rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dengue treatment : There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach Flu: It tends to run it's course. Be gentle with your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Water and more water: Hydration is the key to curing a hangover. You can try water and sports drinks with electrolytes. Adding a pain killer such as Brufen may help as well. Coffee has shown to be of benefit too. http://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/11-ways-to-ease-nasty-hangover/slide/8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control-yes. Cure?: Heartburn (gerd) is a pain! many reasons for it. Usually obese, poor diet and lifestyle, but many are thin, eat properly and it is there. Avoiding fatty meals, alcohol, spices to some extent, avoiding eating or drinking after 6 P.M., elevating the head of bed 6-8 inches, taking antacids, alginates, h-2 blockers like pepcid, (famotidine) etc, prilosec, etc may help. May need surgery to cure. See pcp/gi doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus. Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics . The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. the patient will need to see a doctor for exam , investigation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache treatment: Headache can be treated with multimodality approach medications , injections(blocks), botox, radiofrequency, ultimately peripheral nerve stimulations ...Please go to pain survivors on face book and watch my most difficult case video for treating headache . Also find the answer for your self on my web site controlchicagopain.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You don't "cure" it: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Depends.: Hemorrhoid treatment depends on one's symptoms. Start with increasing fiber and water. There are a number of non-resectional approaches (tissue not cut out) as well as surgical removal of symptomatic tissue. However, if the cause of the hemorrhoids is not changed, they will recur even after surgery. See a colorectal surgeon about what approach is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too broad: a question for this format, Florence, I am sorry. I would suggest that you schedule a consult with me or another provider to try to determine the type and cause of your headaches and help you to learn to deal with them. Good news is, most are manageable! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause : Splenomegaly in and by itself is almost always due to a disease process or condition involving another body part or organ.Finding and treating the cause should treat it. Usually due to liver disease, certain infections, various red blood cell disorders and many forms of cancer, including cancer of the slpeen. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
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