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I have been getting a lot of headaches i get about 1or 2 everyday. What could it be? Could it be my medications?

I have been getting a lot of headaches i get about 1or 2 everyday. What could it be? Could it be my medications?

Yes and no: First off, is your thyroid properly adjusted? If you are overusing klonipin or acetaminophen, both will result in medication overuse headaches. But as I have always said before, new and different headache symptoms from baseline should be investigated further. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 8 days now, I have taken pain killers and it will not go. What could it be and how could i get rid off it?

I have had a headache for 8 days now, I have taken pain killers and it will not go. What could it be and how could i get rid off it?

Neurology Evaluation: There are many potential causes for the headache symptoms you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of symptom profile would be a neurologist. ...Read more

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I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

I noticed today that I have what appears to be a hemorrhoid. I've been sick lately including coughing, is this a cause and what can I do about it?

Yes and stop cough: Hemorrhoids are little outpouchings of blood vessels in the anus that occur when there is high pressure against blood return from that area. Such a situation occurs with pregnancy, straining at stool and with any other cause of raised intra abdominal pressure ouch as a protracted cough. Treatment is to stop the pressure / cough, use warm sitz baths, topical low potency steroids ( prep h ), time. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive lump on my vagina lip and it is growing with time. I am NOT pregnant. What could this be and how can I get rid of it. ?

I have a sensitive lump on my vagina lip and it is growing with time. I am NOT pregnant. What could this be and how can I get rid of it. ?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. We need to know what it is you are referring to before any treatment options can be discussed. An Obgyn should be able to provide some direction after visualizing the area. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and for as long as i can remember I have had red facial skin. What could be causing it and how could i get rid of it?

I am 16 years old and for as long as i can remember I have had red facial skin. What could be causing it and how could i get rid of it?

Natural skin colour: Perhaps you are fair skinned and your skin flushes or reacts to the sun more easily than some other people. Does it run in your family? If you go out in the sun, be sure and use a good sunscreen every day (not just on the sunny days). If your skin is irritated or breaking out in some type of sores, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having ear aches for so long. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it?

I have been having ear aches for so long. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it?

Inflammation: Of the ear drum. If that is the cause the doctor will see a red ear drum and call it myringitis (innflammation of ear drum). It is a sign of oxidative stress associated with the nature of your diet, particularly the sweet junk. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by ear drops containing a litle hdrocortisone. ...Read more

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I still get my period but it changed, and I have a lot of symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

  I still get my period but it changed, and I have  a lot of symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

Possible but: unlikely. There have been cases where the patient has had monthly period like bleeds during pregnancy but again these are rare. ...Read more

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I have bad breath since I had a throat infection. I heard that it might be bacteria on my tongue. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have bad breath since I had a throat infection. I heard that it might be bacteria on my tongue. What should I do to get rid of it?

See your dentist: if it is your tongue then use your toothbrush to brush your tongue. If it's still a problem then see you dentist to track down the problem and if not your mouth causing the bad breath then check out your stomach as the cause ...Read more

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I haven't been getting thirsty, and I have to remind myself to drink, but if I don't, it feels like I have a UTI... What could be the cause of this?

I haven't been getting thirsty, and I have to remind myself to drink, but if I don't, it feels like I have a UTI... What could be the cause of this?

Dehydration: Your urine gets concentrated if you don't drink enough. Very concentrated urine irritates lining of bladder & urethra & feels similar to a UTI. Make sure you drink at least a liter of water daily. That should take take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a stye I got antibiotics to treat it however, it's got bigger and has swollen up is this suppose to happen? What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a stye I got antibiotics to treat it however, it's got bigger and has swollen up is this suppose to happen? What can I do to get rid of it?

Gentile heat: Applying a warm compress to the area will improve blood flow & can help it resolve.You can place a moist face cloth in a ziplock bag with a few vent holes & toss it in a microwave for a brief period to warm it.When it is warm (not hot),place it over the area and let it sit until cool.Re-treat as needed.Contact your doc during regular hours & see if there is more s/he recommends. ...Read more

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I have a bumps on my vaginal area and i've been tested for every STD an i don't have anything. What can it be and how do I get rid of them?

I have a bumps on my vaginal area and i've been tested for every STD an i don't have anything. What can it be and how do I get rid of them?

Non-std lesions: There are several other dermatological diagnoses that can be considered besides the std cause of genital area skin changes. Simple issues like hyperkeratosis, to chronic folliculitis, and several others are best diagnosed by a physical exam by a competent dermatologist (can also be an ob-gyn or generalist). Please make an appointment preferably for dermatologist and take your labs with you. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not have a vagina or a yest infection and I was told that canesoral will help get rid of my ringworm as I have a really bad case of it?

What to do if I do not have a vagina or a yest infection and I was told that canesoral will help get rid of my ringworm as I have a really bad case of it?

Treat locally: Vaginal yeast infections and ringworm are both fungal infections. While vaginal yeast infections can be treated effectively with tablets by mouth or cream per vaginam, ringworm is preferrably treated with cream applied to the affected skin areas. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been getting really bad headaches for a while now, what could be wrong with me?

What to do if I have been getting really bad headaches for a while now, what could be wrong with me?

Bad Headache = Eval: Zouaf, bad headaches can be a symptom of a disease that needs further workup. I would discuss them with your family doctor, and consider seeing a neurologist for further evaluation and treatment. Don't be surprised if an MRI of the brain is recommended because of the change in your headache severity. Evaluation by a dentist is also reasonable if there appears to be an association. ...Read more

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For almost a month now, my stool had been loose.What could be the cause and what should I do to curb that?

For almost a month now, my stool had been loose.What could be the cause and what should I do to curb that?

Diarrhea?: You don't say whether the stool frequency has changed or whether you are having any other symptoms. Many things, including changes in diet can produce looser stools, but if it continues, see a doctor. Bring a list of all symptoms and frequency of stools with you and be prepared to provide a specimen for analysis and culture. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think i might have a "tick" (spasm). What could be causing it and how can I stop it?

I think i might have a "tick" (spasm). What could be causing it and how can I stop it?

Less stress: A frequent cause of involuntary movements, especially facial "ticks" is stress. Consult with your physician and ask wether a short course of low dose xanax (alprazolam) or Clonazepam might be attempted. Long duration use is not recommended. If this does not cure the problem, you may want to seek the services of a physican familiar with using Botox injections for this type of problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

See doctor: I would go to an urgent care or your doctor at this point. You may have developed bronchitis or sinusitis and require an antibiotic. In the meantime I would use sudafed, ibuprofen and Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I take celexa (citalopram) (4 months, 20mg) for anxiety. But the nauseousness and the fear of getting sick is debilitating. Anyway to get rid of the nausea?

I take celexa (citalopram) (4 months, 20mg) for anxiety. But the nauseousness and the fear of getting sick is debilitating. Anyway to get rid of the nausea?

Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) can cause nausea as a side effect, and anxiety can also. If you've been on calexa for 4 months and the nausea has not dissipated, it's unlikely to do so at your current dose. Please tell your prescribing physician that this is happening. A dose adjustment or change in medication may be needed. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of violent mentally ill stalker's preying & lurking you out?

How do you get rid of violent mentally ill stalker's preying & lurking you out?

Restraining order: First of all take this very seriously. Get a court ordered restraining order and call 911 if you see this person anywhere near you. Ask a reliable friend to stay with you. Try to get help for the person who is mentally unstable. ...Read more

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I feel like i'm cursed because i'm always the first to get sick? How do I get rid of this curse?

I feel like i'm cursed because i'm always the first to get sick?  How do I get rid of this curse?

Healthy lifestyle: No smoking, eat healthy, take probiotics, exercise, wash hands regularly, keep alcohol to minimum. All of these help. Have a physical exam to look for low white blood cell counts that may be indicative of other illness that may make you prone to infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sick hangover in a couple hours?

How can I get rid of a sick hangover in a couple hours?

You can't generally: Hangovers last how long they last. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of hangover "cures," and when you see something where there are that many "solutions," it is usually because none of them work that well. Hangovers come from drinking too much, and the "cure" is not to drink that much. To some extent, "clear" alcohol causes fewer hangovers than "colored" ones. Latest cure- warm Sprite. Cut down! ...Read more

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I have a stomah problem i can eat and i get sick so bad I have to trow up in order to get rid of the acid?

I have a stomah problem i can eat and i get sick so bad I have to trow up in order to get rid of the acid?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Have you tried changing your diet? Has this ever been evaluated by your doctor (to rule out a different problem)? Calcium tablets, such as tums, (calcium carbonate) can provide quick relief to stomach acid. If you have acid reflux disease, a longer acting medicine, such as Famotidine may be of benefit. Make sure this is the only problem you have by checking in with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise. Keep face clean. avoid touching your face and you may use over the counter acne moisturizing cream or gel. ...Read more

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My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

Throw them ALL away!: Ignore the tantrums that ensue without making eye contact, looking upset, or verbally consoling him. Buy open-mouth plastic cups, not sippy cups he can shlep around or take to bed. Have him checked for iron-deficiency with & without anemia; both can cause developmental delays. Take him to a pediatric dentist. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day; juice to zero. Watch him get healthy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

Get evaluated: If you are still sick after gallbladder surgery, then get in to see your surgeon, to evaluate you for a post operative problem. If you are free of post operative problem, then an additional diagnosis needs to be considered. Okay to ask about a stomach scope/egd, a tech hida scan and blood lab tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of calluses on my feet from wearing ill fitting shoes?

How do I get rid of calluses on my feet from wearing ill fitting shoes?

Podiatry visit: Calluses are largely dependent on the shape of your foot and the way you walk; the type of shoes you wear also play a role. I would suggest having your feet evaluated by a Podiatrist; you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Regular visits to a Podiatrist-run foot spa, may also be beneficial to you ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my pale and sick looking face?

How can I get rid of my pale and sick looking face?

Be sure of health: by improving your diet, getting moderate sun exposure (with sun protection) and plenty of exercise to keep blood circulating through that skin. Get a checkup and some blood tests done if this is a recent development or if you have lost weight without trying. Stop smoking and be sure you have plenty of fruits and vegs in your diet. Good luck! ...Read more

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If someone sneezes on you what can you do to get rid of the germs so you will not get sick.?

If someone sneezes on you what can you do to get rid of the germs so you will not get sick.?

Stay clean: If they sneezed in your face, not much you can do other than say "God Bless YOU, and I appreciate you covering your mouth!" If the sneezed around you, simply avoid the spittle, practice good hygiene by washing your hands often. Having antibacterial wipes can help too. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am sick from ten years ago. my illness is multiple sclerosis but it has been slight and silent. How can I get rid of it completely. please help me.

I am sick from ten years ago. my illness is multiple sclerosis but it has been slight and silent. How can I get rid of it completely. please help me.

MS controllable: If you truly have MS then, the good news is that nowadays we have MANY TREATMENT options available that can SOMEWHAT CONTROL the symptoms and make patients feel better. However, we have no cure for the disease yet. If you'd like to do a private consult please look me up at www.healthtap/drsaghafi KEY CODE: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I'm sick of having pimples. I've tried everything. Does toothpaste help get rid of them?

I'm sick of having pimples. I've tried everything. Does toothpaste help get rid of them?

Sorry but..: Toothpaste has nothing scientifically proven to help with pimples... Better to use items made exclusively for the skin! ...Read more

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When i get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could i get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

When i get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could i get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have sick tags on my private area. Is there anything I can get over-the-counter to get rid of them?

I have sick tags on my private area. Is there anything I can get over-the-counter to get rid of them?

Skin tags: I assume you mean skin tags, but you need to be sure they are not warts. There is nothing in the pharmacy to help get rid of them, but you might be able to get rid of them, although there is a little pain sometimes. Most skin tags have a "stalk" that they hang off, tying fine fishing line tightly around the base cuts off the blood supply, they then fall off in a week or so. Be sure they are tags. ...Read more

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