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How To Quick Treat Pulpitation
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
Cold Tips: 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 netti 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 more
Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the bronchitis ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
Peripheral or Brain: Vertigo is the perception of true movement in the absence of your moving. Its cause may be peripheral in the inner ear or central in the vestibular portion of the brain. Thus, a specific diagnosis must first be established before any meaningful therapy can be started. Diagnosis before treatment. Recommend seeing an Otologist before you take over the counter meclizine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No quick fix: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment with your physician to ask about prescription rx. Even in this era of fast solutions and big expectations, expect two weeks or longer for a good result with any acne rx, just as you know it still takes nine months to get a baby. Best wishes. ...Read more
Numb: There is nothing over the counter to do this . See your podiatrist for assistance with nail pain. ...Read more
The etiology for: and type of extrasystoles is broad and so is the therapy. First they have to be classified than there are medical , dietary and interventional therapies that can be utilized. Ask to be referred to a specialist if they are bothersome. ...Read more
It depends: Bradycardia refers to a slow heart rate. Treatment may only be needed if the bradycardia causes symptoms such as lightheadedness. Slow heart rate may be a side effect of medications such as beta blockers which may be discontinued or reduced in dosage. Symptomatic bradycardia is one of the indications for placement of a pacemaker which can be programmed to prevent bradycardia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need surgery: The only way to correct a meniscal tear is an arthroscopic surgery. Other treatment such as shots and therapy only calm down the inflammation an arthroscopic procedure is the current way to treat the tear and allow you to get back to sports in 4-6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type?: Mouth ulcers may be from many causes and their treatment depends upon what is causing it. See your dentist to find out what it is and then you can be advised as to the best way to treat it. Most will go away on their own, but some may be related to other issues requiring treatment. ...Read more
Absolutely!!: Can be done. First, confirm asthma, assess severity via history, examination and lung function testing. Identify and avoid triggers and allergens. Identify and manage comorbidities such as obesity, sinus disease, allergies, acid reflux; stop smoking. Establish relationship with a responsive asthma specialist, be compliant with medication, monitor for response and side effects. Voila! ...Read more
Increase activity: Once you get over the acute phase of vertigo, you should gradually return to your normal activity. As you do your day to day tasks, this will help retrain your inner ear's balance mechanisms. I often tell patients to go to the grocery store and shop while pushing a grocery cart. Scan the items on the top and bottom of the shelves as you walk by. This will really retrain your balance system. ...Read more
Cavities: Damage from cavities can not be reversed. If bad enough, a dentist will drill the cavity out and then place a crown over the tooth. If the cavity is not far along, it cannot be reversed but it can be kept from getting worse. Regular brushing and flossing along with a flouride rinse can help keep the teeth strong and prevent cavities from progressing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
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