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How to treat gingivitis at home for newborns?

How to treat gingivitis at home for newborns?

Gingivitis?: How old is baby? While some babies are born with teeth, tooth eruption usually occurs b/w 4-9mo, and gum inflammation (gingivitis) would be unusual, more typically, gums would be a little swollen. Stomatitis, oral mucosa inflammation could be due to viral infix, medicine reaction, thrush can cause mouth inflammation plus a white plaque. Better call your dr with specifics. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences excessive loss of body water, which disrupts ...Read more


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How to treat edema at home?

How to treat edema at home?

Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I try at home to treat kidney cancer?

What can I try at home to treat kidney cancer?

See your doctor: Kidney cancer is a potentially fatal illness that needs to be treated by trained specialists. They will "stage" the cancer before recommending appropriate treatment. There are no effective home treatments. ...Read more

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How can you treat severe anemia at home?

How can you treat severe anemia at home?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What is the cause: You need to determine the cause of failure to thrive and tailor the treatment accordingly. See your pediatrician. Note that most states support child health even if you do not have insurance, see your pediatrician asap to prevent long term deleterious effects on your child. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat psoriasis at home (home remedy)?

What can I do to treat psoriasis at home (home remedy)?

No good ones: There are really no good home remedies for psoriasis. If the skin involvement is relatively limited, you can try an over-the-counter topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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How to treat hemorrhoid at home without surgery?

How to treat hemorrhoid at home without surgery?

See below: May get relief with warm soaks in a bathtub. May use Ibuprofen or similar for discomfort. Suppositories from drug store may help some. Best is to avoid hemorrhoid irritation by avoiding constipation or straining at the toilet, dink plenty liquids, use fiber supplements such as metamucil. See your doctor for prescription medications if needed. ...Read more

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How to treat a toothache at home with OTC meds?

How to treat a toothache at home with OTC meds?

No can do: Sorry, but most true tooth ache problems are too big to respond to otc meds, unless it is just for temporary pain relief, until you can see the dentist. Call your dentist today to determine the cause and true long term solution. ...Read more

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How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

How is double diabetes treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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How to treat enfluenza at home?

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How to treat enfluenza at home?

It is going around: Home remedies for influenza: over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion. Ginger for stomach problems or sore throat. Garlic tea to boost immunity. If throat red, raw, or painful ... Go see doctor. If having trouble breathing, go see doctor. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

What fungal infect ?: The term "fungal infection" can mean many different things. From athlete's foot to vaginitis, thrush, other skin conditions. Generally your primary care physician would be a good source for both diagnosis and suggestions for management. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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How is cluster headache treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

How is cluster headache treated? What can we do at home to comfort child afterwards?

Multiple Treatments: Sometimes inhalation of high concentrations of oxygen will stop clusters along with triptans like imitrex (sumatriptan). The treatment is generally directed to prevention of the headaches for which calcium channel blockers are probably most often used. Also used are anti-epileptic meds, tricyclic antidepressants and sometimes even steroids.Get to a peds neurologist for more help. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea how to treat at home?

Gonorrhea how to treat at home?

No such thing.: The only thing you can do at home is avoid having sex and transmitting the disease. Need antibiotics from doc and screening for the other unseen things that get transmitted along with gonorrhea. See doc now as this can get pretty painful. ...Read more

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How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

How to treat a toothache at nursing home?

Pain meds and ATB: For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointment with a dentist asap. ...Read more

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How can you treat my urinary track infection at home?

How can you treat my urinary track infection at home?

See your doctor: You will need an antibiotic to clear the infection so you need to see a doctor.You cannot treat it yourself at home. ...Read more

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How can you treat gout at home until you can see a doctor?

How can you treat gout at home until you can see a doctor?

Motrin & warm soaks: Keep your foot elevated, warm soaks, ankle support elastic brace, motrin/ibuprofen, and plenty of rest. But you must see your pcp asap. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a bladder infection at home?

What can I do to treat a bladder infection at home?

Water & cranberry: Drinking lots of water and taking cranberry extract can clear a bladder infection. But at age 47, it's possible that lowering estrogen levels may be causing the tissue in the urethra and base of the bladder to be thin and easier to get infected. If the symptoms don't clear or come back after clearing, it's best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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How is dehydration treated at home?

How is dehydration treated at home?

See below: If the patient is not vomiting, and if able to tolerate oral liquids, any solution like soup, or electrolyte containing liquids can be given. ...Read more

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I was treated yesterday for heat illness and dehydration/can I just go home and drink next time?

I was treated yesterday for heat illness and dehydration/can I just go home and drink next time?

No: If you have suffered a heat injury you need to determine if you have heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Lab studies and a physician are required for safety. ...Read more

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How is dehydration generally treated?

How is dehydration generally treated?

Dehydration: Mild dehydration would be treated by just having the individual drink fluids. Moderate to severe dehydration would be treated with IV fluids. ...Read more

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What's dehydration and overdehydration? How are they treated?

What's dehydration and overdehydration? How are they treated?

Plenty of fluids: Dehydration occurs when someone does not drink enough fluids to keep up with the body losses and or needs. For exemple, as we breathe, urinate and pass stools, we are loosing liquids. Our body is smart and stimulate thirst , so we drink. Sometimes sickness overcomes our abilities , exemple if someone has severe diarrhea and vomiting and cannot drink enough. ...Read more

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How to treat dehydration and high creatine levels?

Dehydration: Dehydration is treated with fluids, which can given either by mouth or intravenously, depending on how dehydrated the patient is. How low one's creatinine (c) falls after hydration depends on what the person's baseline c was. Normally, the greater the serum sodium and creatinine are the greater the percentage fall in both after fluids are given. If dehydration is severe, a person is hospitalized. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dehydration?

How do you treat severe dehydration?

Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more

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How can I treat dehydration in adults?

How can I treat dehydration in adults?

Fluid/fluids in food: Water or other fluids are an obvious solution to poor hydration.Many foods also have fluid value and can provide a boost to hydration.Applesauce or similar foods are about 95% water, vegetables are around 60%.Just pushing up fluid value intake to the point they pee every 6 hours will do it. ...Read more

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How should you treat mild dehydration?

Liquid hydration: As long as there is not vomiting going on- mild dehydration should be treated with oral rehydration liquids such as pedialyte. Plain water only is not good to treat dehydration because it can lower your body sodium and cause seizures Small and frequent amounts of pedialyte or rehydration liquid should be given until the person urinates or no longer is thirsty ...Read more

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How can I treat dehydration in children fast?

Hospital care: The fastest recovery from significant dehydration occurs when a kid is rehydrated with IV fluids based on lab tests that verify the type and extent of the dehydration. Minor cases can be managed by standard oral rehydration fluids given in small amounts frequently. ...Read more

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What are some signs of dehydration and what can you do to prevent and treat it?

Dehydration: It depends on the age. Infants will have symptoms of fluid loss in the form of vomiting and diarrhea along with poor intake. They will be less active or playful, irritable or when severe sleepy or lethargic. Decreased urine output is universal across all ages (dka is an exception; see answers on dka). Other signs are sunken soft spot in infants, and decreased or absent tears, dry mucous membranes. ...Read more

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If someone had a bout of severe dehydration that did not get treated medically in october 2102, is it too late now to reverse the consquences?

Can't say. : Not sure what consequences you refer to. Electrolyte disorders and kidney injury can be reversible, but your doctor would need blood tests to figure this out. Other consequences such as a stroke or heart attack may not be entirely reversible. Best if the patient be seen by a physician to answer your question completely. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read more

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What is the quickest at-home hydration method after moderate dehydration?

Pedialyte: There is no perfect otc oral rehydration solution, but pedialyte is probably the best. With on moderate dehydration, gatorade is probably adequate. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause severe cramping? And how do you treat it?

Can dehydration cause severe cramping? And how do you treat it?

Dehydration, cramps: Dehydration can cause muscle cramps. Best way to avoid and /or treat this is to keep well hydrated by replacing fluids ( drink water). ...Read more

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Can I give my a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

Can I give my  a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

Yes. Add sugar: Your baby must be well enough to suck and swallow. Sugar water is highly recommended for infant dehydration. Starch requires digestion. Simple sugar is faster. A pinch of salt or baking soda is also helpful. You may place drops of sugar water on the tongue or under the tongue. Then help your baby suck from a bottle that you have made. If this seems ineffective, take your baby to a clinic ...Read more

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My mom was recently hospitalized for dehydration. She is 71. She has been home for four days now. She is still weak. Is that normal?

My mom was recently hospitalized for dehydration. She is 71. She has been home for four days now. She is still weak. Is that normal?

Recovery longer: If she has in the hospital, then the dehydration was severe, and recovery will take some time. It would not be unusual for this to take 7-10 days. Make sure you communicate with your mother daily if she is living alone. Daily visits by someone is really important for her continued recovery. ...Read more

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To treat dehydration, what is better, water or a sports drink?

It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read more

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