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Is A Bad Sunburn Reason Enough To Stay Home And Rest
Probably not, but...: Key questions would be how long ago did it happen? How much body surface is involved? Is the skin blistered? Are there any sun-sensitizing drugs involved? Was the burn caused by the sun or a tanning bed? My concern would be if you are having systemic symptoms that the burn may need medical attention. ...Read more
Is b-12 good to take if your tired and don't have a whole lot of energy? Will it hurt you at all? What are reasons not to take it and too much?
Trying to kick a cold. Is it beneficial to go to gym and "sweat it out" on a bike and then steam room, or better to just rest and only rest? Thank you
Neck rule: General rule regarding exercise when ill: if all symptoms are above the neck with no fever and minimal fatigue, then you may exercise. However, if you have a fever, chest cough, shortness of breath or significant fatigue, then you should rest until improved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When do you decide for your 16 month old baby to stay at home or to go to chreche? Is a runny nose and a cough good enough reason?
I have a hangover and a bad cold at the same time. Is it okay to sleep a lot and stay in bed for the day? Will this help?
YES: Alcohol intake suppresses your immune system and will make it harder for you to get better from your cold. Rest, rest rest! drink lots of non-alcoholic fluid to hydrate yourself. This will help you recover from both a hangover and upper respiratory infection, "a cold". Drink water, herbal tea, hot water + lemon + honey. Call: (800) 784-6776 or aa, if you need help stopping alcohol. ...Read more
Is drinking enough water to keep urine color clear all the time is the best thing one can do for healthy kidneys.
Hydration: Hydration is very important to the body. The urine should be very light yellow to clear. However a lot will depend on any other medical issues you may have or medications you may. E taking now. Best to discuss with the doctor that k OES your medical history to keep everything in consideration ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I hope not because i love the same thing. ...Read more
If your drinking alcohol at home is it safe to put water in it and does it help or make it worse for the person drinking ?
Alcoholic: There is no health benefit to diluting the alcohol. An alcoholic drinks because they are alcoholic. There is a great section in the book "alcoholics anonymous" that defines all of the ways alcoholics try to drink like a normal person. It may be beneficial to read that chapter in this important book. ...Read more
What is the best at home treatment for sciatica? I keep re-injuring myself and its quite painful. I have read walking is beneficial, and I am very active during the week. How much walking is recommended to help heal? Is there anything else recommended
First, make sure you: have the correct diagnosis.Sciatica is a general term often applied to back and leg pain; more precisely it is pain resulting from nerve impingement at the L4 to S1 interspaces.Strengthening supporting paraspinal and core abdominal muscles is most helpful, accomplished by targeted exercises;walking/30-45 min daily good. Massage, acupuncture, stress management/relaxation and injections also helpful ...Read more
What to do if i get home from school and about 5 o clock i get really tired.. Is it better to exercise or give in and take a nap ?
Exercise : I think we all have asked ourselves this question! Truthfully, exercise will help you wake up quickly & feel more alert afterwards. Exercise also improves sleep, so you're more likely to sleep at the right time that night and wake up feeling better the next day. My advice, make yourself do it! ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to fast for 1 month on just vegetables and water? Will my body get enough vitamins etc...?
Fasting: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by fasting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
Is it possible for a superficial cavity to make my teeth so sensitive to even room temperature water and pain??
Which one is best if I have sudden IBS attack: to stay home for a long time or to keep me busy at working, walking outside ?
Rest: I would rest and do what is best to calm your nerves to get back to your baseline mentation. Wish you the best in your healing process. ...Read more
Is there a way to keep myself hydrated during the night without having my sleep interrupted to urinate? Or is it just too natural to avoid?
Focus on sleep: There's no need for healthy individuals to hydrate while they're asleep. Our body is made to continue all its vital functions without the need for food or fluids at night. It's more important to get a good nights sleep (healthy for the body). If you're getting up in the middle of the night to urinate, try to cut back on the water before you go to bed. ...Read more
I have a 6 day old infant, when is the best time to walk them outside to get some sun? concerned that her immune system is still too low...
If one has CHF is exercise to be encouraged, even if it makes them tired quickly and get short of breath? What is optimal amount of exercise for chf?
Routine: talk to you doctor about your specific situation, but in general exercise is good. do what you can, then stop and rest, then go again. if you get lightheaded or chest pain - review with your doc. i'd strive for 30-60 minutes most days of the week of routine dedicated exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a better why to get rid of cold sores? I try very hard to keep my immune system up and eat very healthy.
I am allergic to most sport drinks, and it takes a lot of water for me to feel fully hydrated. What is the best way for me to rehydrate?
Determine allergy: Water and electrolytes are critical to rehydration, particularly during strenuous activity, and in hot weather. Sports drinks are fine. They contain a variety of different ingredients. Determination of exactly what the allergy is would be helpful in being able to avoid the allergen. An allergist might be able to help. ...Read more
Normally i sleep 6 hours(11pm to 5am) a day. But if i sleep more than that a strong headache will be there for the whole day. What is the reason?
Is it possible to live healthily and get enough sleep from only 6 hours of sleep a night? If not what are the risks and consequences?
Sleep: Different people need different amounts of sleep. The average is 8 or so. That being said, does the person getting 6 hours of sleep nightly feel refreshed and ready to take on the day? If so, likely there's little chance of a problem. If that person, on the other hand, feels tried and unrefreshed, and if it goes on for a prolonged period of time, then health is at risk. ...Read more
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