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How to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

How to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

Oa diagnosis: An osteoarthritis diagnosis is gotten from xraying the affected area. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a rash without going to a doctor?

How can you get rid of a rash without going to a doctor?

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

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What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

What type of doctor would I go to in order to get a sleep disorder diagnosed?

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 more

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Help! need to know if there's a way to get rid of pneumonia without having to get a subscription for antibiotics?

Help! need to know if there's a way to get rid of pneumonia without having to get a subscription for antibiotics?

No: Convential therapy(antibiotics) is the most effective treatment. It is orders of magnitude superior to remedies or other nonconventional treatments. Pneumonia is a serious illness, it can lead to other complications or even fatality. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a headache and how do we get them!?

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

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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?

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 more

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Where can I go to get a diagnosis/treatment of a cyst?

Where can I go to get a diagnosis/treatment of a cyst?

Cyst: Depends on the type & location of the cyst. Start with your pcp for evaluation & referral if needed. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is there a way to get rid of a boil quickly?

Docs can you explain, is there a way to get rid of a boil quickly?

BOIL TREATMENT: HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT? HOW LARGE IS IT? YOU MAY REQUIRE AN ANTIBIOTIC. SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR. DO NOT DELAY! ...Read more

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What type of doctor to use to diagnose and treat add in a child?

What type of doctor to use to diagnose and treat add in a child?

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 more

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What is a way to actually get a definitive diagnosis of copd?

What is a way to actually get a definitive diagnosis of copd?

PFTs...: Pulmonary function tests will definitively diagnose COPD by demonstrating the presence of airway obstruction that is not reversible with bronchodilators. See your doctor to have this testing done! ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a UTI without going to the doctor?

Can you get rid of a UTI without going to the doctor?

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

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Please describe a good non-medication way to get rid of a headache?

Please describe a good non-medication way to get rid of a headache?

Acupuncture: Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular (ear) acupuncture are both excellent for the treatment of a variety of types of headaches. It is effective, safe and has no medication interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a pimple in a short time?

How can you get rid of a pimple in a short time?

May not be easy: Try applying warm to hot (be careful) wet packs to this every 2-3 hrs for about 15 minutes each time and it should come to a head and rupture and drain. Do not squeeze this. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can you best get a lot of muscle definition?

How can you best get a lot of muscle definition?

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 more

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How can you get rid of dyspareunia without going to a doctor?

How can you get rid of dyspareunia without going to a doctor?

Yes: Sometimes dyspareunia can be due to spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. I've had quite a few patients who benefit from physical therapy who have dyspareunia. Biofeedback can work as well. ...Read more

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How to get out of a negative low mood, without going to a psychiatrist?

How to get out of a negative low mood, without going to a psychiatrist?

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 more

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How can you get rid of a stutter?

How can you get rid of a stutter?

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