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How To Get A Diagnosis Of Add
Hydrocortisone: If the rash isn't nasty, you can try otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. See your physician if it doesn't help, or the rash gets worse. I don't understand people's reluctance to see their doctor; otc meds are much less effective, and many seemingly minor ailments may be signs of more serious maladies. Avoiding the doctor costs more in the long run, and needlessly prolongs suffering. ...Read more
Which type of doctors would e the best to go to to get a proper diagnosis of if I am bipolar i or have schizoaffective disorder?
Sleep Medicine Dr.: In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder, one should see a sleep medicine doctor. Usually, an overnight "sleep study" needs to be done (usually painless, and involves little wires glued onto one's scalp to measure the brain rhythms, while one sleeps under video monitoring). There are many types of sleep disorders, with various treatments. Children also get sleep disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! need to know if there's a way to get rid of pneumonia without having to get a subscription for antibiotics?
Non specific: There are many reasons for headaches. To treat them initially one might try otc meds. But if you notice any other symptoms of a neurological nature you should report this to your doctor. ...Read more
I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyst: Depends on the type & location of the cyst. Start with your pcp for evaluation & referral if needed. ...Read more
Several possibilits: Your pcp can often start the process.Many pediatricians, neurologists, or developmental pediatricians work with this group of patients. Some complex cases will require the coordinated effort of several specialties, including psychiatry, psychology & and behavioral therapists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Pushing fluids to dilute urine and flush bacteria helps. Cranberry really can help fight a UTI but the acid in cranberry juice can make the UTI feel worse. Blueberries and lingonberries also have good anti- UTI properties. Treat constipation if present. If symptoms don't resolve after a few days, seek medical care ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of stretch marks? Should i go to a dermatologist and get a prescription? Or is it a waste of money?
Depends on cause.: If they are due to applying strong topical steroid creams, you need to stop the steroids. If they are due to an underlying hormonal problem, you need to address that. There is no magic wand for stretch marks, you have to look for the cause and address that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise/Nutrition: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. So you need higher rep exercises, regular cardio and diet of lean protein and complex carbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Look for positives every day -- do a positive summary of a day lived -- best thing you laughed at, best food you ate, good people you've interacted with, etc. Look at positive things in your environment and inside yourself, learn self care. Look at your past positive achievements and how they relate to your present. You might want to find a counselor who can guide you through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be patient & keep : the home environment calm. Slow down your own speech. Current therapies for adults who stutter address learning to slow down speech, regulate one's breathing & gradually go from single-syllable responses to longer words & more complex sentences. Most therapies also address the anxiety a person who stutters feels when speaking. Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. ...Read more
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