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How To Give Yourself Fever
Treat the fever: Usually chills are a result of a fever .This fever is usually greater than 100.4 to 101. Although you can often treat chills by treating a fever it is important not to ignore that a high fever can indicate severe illness. During illnesses that are associated with high fevers it is also important to maintain hydration. Always see your doctor if a fever lasts more than 4 days. There are other cause. ...Read more
Don't push: A healthy child eats what he needs, even if not all at one meal. Urging a child to eat gives him great control; meals should be relaxed, at the table, with adults modeling healthy eating & conversing @ anything but what/ how much he's eating. A tbsp. Of each food/year of age is plenty. When a meal is over, calmly state that food/ juice/ milk will be offered again @ the next meal & follow through. ...Read more
Don't! Consider this: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more
Ask: Being sensitive to her responses to your different touches is the starting point. If she gives no clue, you can ask what feels good. If still no response then likely she is not very comfortable in the relationship or with some aspect of being sexually active. The latter could be to some form of abuse in her past. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Treat cause: Fever is a symptom of inflammation or infection. Make sure this is not the cause. Fever from a URI or something not convening as much can be brought down by acetaminophen, cold bath, ice in the underarm or groin. Again, find out and treat the cause first before the symptom or else you lose an sign to do anything. ...Read more
The person needs: Professional help. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral therapy is especially. ...Read more
Know your breast: If your menstral cycle is regular, best to exam 7-10 days after 1st day of cycle. Sit in front of a mirror. Look for skin color changes. Look for retraction of skin and nipples by pressing hand together. Exam both sitting and lying down, feel for any changes that may be different, especially a mass. Exam from under arm toward the middle of the chest. Exam both breasts. Folow up with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COLD IS SELF LIMITED: Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prevent complications and short term use of decongeastants like sudafed in severe cases is all that is needed it will take its course, there is definitely no need for antibiotics for common cold. ...Read more
Control possible: While there is no cure, to lessen symptoms of hay fever, (seasonal allergies), antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec can help. Most effective medication is steroid nasal sprays of which Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy is now available without a prescription. If still having symptoms, visit a board certified allergist and get a comprehensive plan that may include allergy injections. ...Read more
No cure: There is no cure for the common cold or the flu. There are symptomatic medications that can help you deal with the symptoms but usually the virus just needs to run its course. For the flu there are flu vaccines that work to try to prevent the flu but they are not foolproof. There are also some medications that can be taken at the first sign of flu to shorten the course of it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Fever: Common fever reducers are Acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Tepid baths don't provide much greater value over those medicines. But it's really about getting at the cause of the fever - is there a bacterial infection that needs to be treated? If it's a viral gastroenteritis (or stomach bug), the fever usually just runs it course. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Options: Agree w dr. Ryan. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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