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I Hate Taking Medicine What Can I Do To Treat Kidney Infections
Cranberry juice: It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI i would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Nothing: Unfortunately, mad cow disease, a prion disease, has no cure and no real treatment to slow it's progression. The treatments used are for symptoms, such as aggression, delusions, insomnia, etc. Plus, supportive care for daily activities becomes more and more necessary as the illness advances. ...Read more
Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider: 1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion 2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am suffering from a continuous sinus infection. How do I treat this and what can I do to prevent this?
What to do if I am taking loxalate to treat anxiety/depression. is it safe to have headache tablets with it?
Some are fine: The Tylenol-type headache pills are fine. Avoid aspirin or Advil-types since they can increase a risk for bleeding. Hopefully, your headaches are only sporadic - if they are fairly constant, consider an evaluation. Sometimes, especially depression patients develop beliefs that they should expect to suffer. They'll take a pain pill for a symptom, but don't seem to think they can remedy the problem. ...Read more
Therapy/self-care: Therapy will help -- ask your primary care doctor or call your insurance about a mental health provider. Things that you can do on your own -- try to establish routines, sleep hygiene, small achievable goals, look for positive aspects of the environment -- do a summary at the end of the day -- best thing that happened, the things i laughed at, etc. To bring you a sense of joy. ...Read more
See a urologist.: Urologists have experience with a wide variety of urinary symptoms and knowledge of the most effective treatments to manage them. Establish a relationship with one that you trust, and he or she can follow or treat your symptoms over time. ...Read more
Take the medicine: Assuming this is a correct diagnosis, untreated DVT can be serious, and can lead to pulmonary emboli ("pe"), or chronic venous stasis, both of which can be debilitating, if not downright deadly (pe). If you hate taking medicine, its best to prevent long term disease by treating acute problems in the short term, even if it means taking medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prolonged flu?: How long have you had it? Do you have added body aches? Sore muscles? If not then its not the flu. Common cold or flu? Normally drinking lots of fluids, teas and getting plenty of rest helps. If its gone on longer than 2-3 weeks, see your doctor for a thorough evaluation!!! Have you in the past been diagnosed with allergies? ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Recurrent uti's may be dure to many factors. Auto contamination (wipe backwards after a bm), trauma / irritation (post coital/honeymoon cystitis, chemicals, sprays, perfumes), abnormal anatomy of your urinalry system, lack of hormones (menopause), colonization with an agressive bacteria, to name a few. You and your doc have a talk about prevention and methods to preven (prophylax) against utis. ...Read more
What exactly causes an overactive bladder and what can I do so i sleep nights? Any meds i can take or do I need a perscription? Im not a diabetic
Common problem: Overactive bladder (oab) is defined as "urinary urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia, in the absence of an obvious cause such as uti, neurological condition, etc. Related to a "short-circuiting" between bladder and brain leading to an involuntary bladder contraction. Treated with behavioral and diet modification, pelvic floor exercises, and medications. ...Read more
What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when i feel bad but i don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?
Ganoderma: Organogold coffee contains the king of herbs call gaoderma. My patients no longer experiencing such common i poblem. Go online:www.Drerniestarcafe, organogold.Com. You can order it if you want it. ...Read more
Kidney infection: See a physician and have some urine sent off for a culture so your doctor can see if there is a bacterium causing your infection. The doctor will start you on some antibiotics. If this is a common problem, you may need an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have an obstruction to your urine's outflow. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sisters got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it however I cannot physically take tablets so please help ?
OTC liquid: There are a variety of over the counter PW medications that come in powder form and can be suspended in water. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and i wanted to know are their any safe drugs i can take to treat my acid reflux ?
Most: Most of the available anti reflux meds, don't raise bp, don't interact significantly with BP meds. 18 is pretty young to have high bp, and severe acid reflux. Overweight? Treat that problem and you will get improvement in your reflux and bp-may not disappear, but will be easier to manage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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