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Is There A Way For Me To Fix A Gi Bleed At Home
Call a clinic: Because it's such a community concern, many cities have clinics that offer free or low $ screenings for this and other conditions too. If you have elevated blood sugar and are given Rx, you'll learn how to test for adequate dose, etc. but diagnosing is NOT a D.I.Y. task. Those initial tests are for pros. Ask at a hospital, pharmacy, phone book, etc. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose sore: First try to moisten it with a little vaseline or petroleum-based ointment. Vaseline works nicely and there isn't any antibiotic or other drug to which to have a possible reaction. Then, use some saline. For you, i would recommend trying the new saline gel that several companies make. Apply the vaseline twice a day to the affected area and use the saline at least four times a day. ...Read more
Warm compress: First, if you are having fevers, feeling lightheaded or the infection is expanding, you should go to a health facility. If not, then you can start with placing a warm compress on the area. Take a wash cloth, run it under hot water (or wet and microwave for 20-30 sec) and when it's not too hot place it on boil for 5-10 min. Repeat at least 5 times a day. Hot baths help. ...Read more
Is there a way for me to check if my prostate is enlarged or infected without going to a doctor's office?
No: There are no home kits or other home tests that can detect enlargement of the prostate. Blood tests and a digital rectal examination is required. At times, a prostate ultrasound may also be needed as well. ...Read more
Depends upon . . .: What's "this" that needs curing? Please be more specific . . ...Read more
Don't be eating : A delicious meal in front of them while they are taking their prep! ...Read more
Is there a way to make my own pregnancy test because I have no way to go to a store to purchase one and I want a reliable answer
Contradictions: Your question sets two requirements- home-made and reliable answer, which for most people and most settings would be impossible. Old-wives' methods of prediction are rampant, available at home, but un-reliable. Reliability requires reagents and tools. Have you considered mail-order? You obviously can pose a question via internet-- why not visit one of the pharmacy store sites and request delivery? ...Read more
What is a good way to cure a toothache at home, without going to the dentist, due to money problems?
You can't: You can't "fix" what's broken. There's no over-the-counter or do-it-yourself kit. If you have a toothache, you have a damaged tooth. It takes 8-10 years of training after high school to learn how to resolve the problem. Call the dentist. Ask if they have payment plans available. There's no pill, no ointment, no cream, that will fix your problem, and the longer you wait the worse it gets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do for constant vomiting? My wife is scheduled to see a specialist but wanted to know if there is a medicine or remedy for the time being.
No: Bruxism in children is not a stress habit nor a habit to try and find a comfortable position for there bite. It is a neuromuscular electical habit that just occurs in some children. It can make there teeth look like they have disappear and sometimes depending upon the situation the dentist may have to make something similar to a denture and cement in place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some OTC products: There are a variety of store branded or name brand over the counter pinworm products that work for some folks. Check with your local pharmacy or supermarket. The prescribed medicine is a simple chew able pill that is often repeated a week later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose that won't seem to heal for years. What would be a good home remedy to stop the nasal bleeding?
Moisturization: A dry irritated nasal lining can be painful, result in stuffiness and bleed. This is generally more common during the dry winter months, assuming you live in an area where it gets cold and dry. You can use vaseline in small amounts, ayr saline gel or ponaris nasal emollient (you may have trouble finding it but ask your pharmacist)all intranasally. If no better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more