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How To Get Rid Of Bacteria In The Body
LO salt, need help!: Fluid in lungs (pulmonary edema) can be due to many causes: heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure.... Pulmonary edema is usually treated with water pills (diuretics) and low salt diet. Depedending on the exact cause other medications may help: e.g. Coreg (carvedilol) for heart failure.. Management of pulmonary edema usually requires a physician team expert in internal medicine problems. ...Read more
You don't......: You can't get rid of tar from your lungs, particularly if you are a smoker, chew tobacco, ex-smoker or used to chew. The lungs can break down some of it but it usually stays in your lungs. It is best to quit smoking or chewing ASAP. Better yet, Don't start smoking or chewing. ...Read more
Good & bad ways: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, but you'll need to add a prescription strength Rx from your physician, probably a few weeks on a systemic antibiotic. If you're a female, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may work. If you have severe acne and are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it -- though it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more
See doc: First and foremost this should be seen by a doc- there are cancers that can appear like a cellulitis. Assuming it is not, appropriate antibiotics, warm compress, drainage of any underlying abscess( which may require ultrasound for diagnosis), and likely also mammogram to rule out malignancy. Smoking can also lead to inflammation and should be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better to prevent: A partial thickness burn is characterized by blister formation. Having treated burns for 25+ years, my advice is to unroof the blister and expose the raw surface underneath. This eliminates the possibility of the blister fluid becoming infected and converting the burn to full thickness. Wash with soap/water 1-2x/day, apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. If infected, see a doctor. ...Read more
Homeopathy: If you are talking about true influrnza, nothing gets rid of it quickly. The most reliable treatment is about 50 grams of vit c given IV but few docs offer this. Sambucol, an elderberry extract, is proven to help. Avoid tamiflu- barely helps, serious side effects! my favorite treatment is homeopathy- the right remedy can be magic! for help finding it see: http://www.Flusolution.Net/remedies.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop using it: Your body has to process what you put in it, and it has metabolic pathways to do this. However, these have their own timeline and you cannot rush them. Best way to make sure there's no marijuana in your body is not to use it, period. Depending on frequency of use, your urine could be positive for thc for days to weeks after last use. It's stored in fat, and stays in hair up to 90 days too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try a brace: They most common cause of finger numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is in essence a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist. Wearing a supportive wrist brace that keeps you from flexing the wrist may decrease pressure on the nerve resulting in symptom improvement. Of course, evaluation by a physician is always optimal for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minutes for the sore to be treated and removed. Also, if you are unable to go into the dentist office, you can swish with an alcoholic mouthwash twice per day to clean the area and help the sore heal. ...Read more
Diet: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. Smoking worsens gerd. ...Read more
Sx control: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendonitis?: I believe you are talking about tendonitis? If this is a condition you have price therapy can help alot. If it is a chronic condition it is likely tendonsis. Using braces, splints and inserts is likely your next step. If there are still issues a podiatry referral and surgical intervention maybe in your future. ...Read more
Infection: Without knowing what you mean by "naturally" it is difficult to answer. As a general rule any bacterial infection requiring treatment will respond to appropriate antibiotics but seldom if ever to otc non-antibacterial preparations. ...Read more
OTC prep: We often recommend first the neil-med sinus wash or neti-pot system. But remember, you must always use distilled water, saline, or boiled water for the solutions, never tap water, as that can potentially cause bacteria in the sinuses to migrate to the brain and result in a sometimes fatal brain infection. ...Read more
Tongue scraper: Use a tongue scraper to help clean the surface of your tongue. ...Read more
Pap test shows that bacteria is present.. How can I get rid of bacteria?
And because of that bacteria is there any risk of getting carvicalcancer?
Type of bacteria: It's normal to have bacteria in the vagina. Sometimes "normal" bacteria grow in higher numbers and take over the vaginal environment. So long as you don't have a std, changes in your diet, exercise and products you use in and near the vagina should solve your problem. The v book by elizabeth stewart is a great book to troubleshoot vaginal bacteria. Also, probiotics for the vagina like luvena. ...Read more
How to clean my eye lashes post LASIK surgery? If water reached eyelashes what will happen, how to get rid of bacteria entered my eye from water?
Gently: There is no particular risk of infection. You have been placed on an anti biotic eye drop to prevent this. You can clean the lashes if needed with cosmetic eye pads gently rubbed over the lashes or cotton tip applicators. You could in fact wait a couple of days to allow the eye to heal well enough to eliminate any risk. ...Read more
+ stomach ulcer 3 days ago. Tested + for h-Plora. Am on Clarithromyc 500 BID, Amoxicillin 875 BID & Omeprazole BID. Will these get rid of bacteria ?
Statistically likely: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. However, no regimen works 100% of the time, and your H.pylori may be resistant to the first antibiotics used. Under treated H.pylori may increase your risk of persistent or recurrent ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Take your drugs to completion for best results & greatest chance of cure. ...Read more
I have had bv for going on 6 years and I can not get ride of ihow can I get rid of it and what do I do plz help I have to much bad bacteria then good?
Persistent BV...: ...or recurrence are quite common, very frustrating. Consistent condom use for a few weeks sometimes helps. BV is not necessarily an STD, but sex contributes. (But treating partners doesn't help.) Preventive treatment with vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel®) or boric acid vaginal capsules often can help. If your doc is unfamiliar with these, find a gyn with interest in infectious diseases. Gd luck! ...Read more
Decolonize: Many people who have MRSA or mssa infections are colonized with this bacteria in the nares and in areas of the skin especially in the axillae, groins and perianal areas. Colonization can be transient or prolonged. In many cases colonization can be eradicated by topical treatment ie. Mupirocin ointment and hibiclens soap sometimes combined with oral antibiotics such as Minocycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Odd Odors: Some vaginal odor is very normal. Foul odor with or without a discharge is often due to some abnormal process. Underlying infection from resident bacteria, yeast or fungi is a common culprit, however foreign bodies can cause odor such as a retained tampon or frequent use of sex toys which cause microtrauma and swelling. Tumors can also cause foul odor which is why a regular exam is important. ...Read more
How do you know....: ...You have a yeast and bacteria overgrowth? I've seen web sites that list a whole bunch of really vague symptoms and tell you if you have them you have candida (yeast). The problem is, all those symptoms could be bad nutrition and poor sleep. If you have "bacterial overgrowth" you get really sick, bedridden, fevers, etc.. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and to find out if you have these. ...Read more
Vaginosis: if you have a vaginal bacterial infection, it needs to be treated appropriately. Drinking water will not cure it. You need to see your doc for appropriate cultures and smears. ...Read more
Depends: On area and severity of infection. Soft tissue at least 7 to 10 days, bone usually 4 to 6 weeks. This can vary depending on problem. ...Read more
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