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How To Treat Herpes Without Medication
Anxiety without med: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
2 ways: 1) psychotherapy - many different varieties. Cognitive, cognitive behavioral, transactional, psychodynamic - you name it, it's out there. Many are very effective. 2) transcranial magnetic stimulation - no drugs are involved. I'm specifically not listing "ect" - or electroconvulsive therapy - because even though its effects are not due to drugs, you have to have them administered for the tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nevirapine - HIV med: This medicine is what's called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor or 'non-nuke'. There are now several different classes of HIV medication, which is great for patients. This drug is one of the older ones, and actually I like to stay away from it, given it can have side effects & there are alot of newer meds out there, including combo pills that are much easier to take. Hope this help ...Read more
Only a small mild on: A small 1st degree burn would be ok to treat with a burn cream tomoisturize it and soft thick dressing to protect it. A small blistered burn if mild again, protect the blisters but a large burn or bad 2nd or 3rd degree needs attention, don'ttry to treat them yourself. ...Read more
Varies: There are some physicians who trained when there was enough measles to recognize it from clinical presentation. There are also available blood tests to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. Treatment is primarily supportive with rest, fluids,nutrition etc while they self heal. Additional measures focus on complications as they arise,like treating secondary pneumonia. ...Read more
Depression treatment: Therapy is a valid treatment for depression. Psychiatrists are trained in psychotherapy as well as medication. Many psychiatrists do less therapy because there is such a need for medication treatment, and insurance makes it harder for them to get reimbursement for therapy versus medication treatment. You are very close to musc which has a great psychiatry department. Contact them! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you treat UTI infection naturally, without going to the doctor and receiving antibiotics?
Find a psychologist: Who treats anxiety. The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having someone "coach" you is quicker and more effective, the same as with learning any skill. ...Read more
Probably not well?: If one has a true bladder infection, it will usually need antibiotics. However, if treated early, one may be able to eliminate this by forcing fluids to the point of frequent voidings and "flush out" the bacteria and allow the body to heal without antibiotics. First one would need to know that this is an infection and not some other problem that would need other attention. If in doubt, check! ...Read more
East West : Integrative medicine. Typical migraine headaches are one-sided, pulsating or throbbing with moderate to severe in intensity. More than 15 episodes is a chronic migraine. In conjunction with stress management and the avoidance of triggers, eastern medicine has an excellent track record for managing migraine. The advantage of eastern over western medicine is that it does no harm or side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Dr who believes!: I believe it can be done in mild to moderate cases, but I know that it's not easy. You need to find a Psychotherapist who has had success with this and you need to really work well together. You'll be learning several types of skills and practice w/ tolerance for errors is needed. Planning around your pattern. Good support. Firm self-discipline. No foolishness. Good luck! ...Read more
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