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17 years old, high school student, indian origin and resident of india. Suffering from psoriasis. Need help?
See a dermatologist: Psoriasis on the palms can be one of the most difficult types to manage. There are also several conditions that mimic palmar psoriasis, including fungal infections and hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Prescriptions ranging from topical steroids to systemic medications are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would ssri benefit 11 years old boy who has sever anxiety, phobia, and ocd. While the most talkative at home, he is not talking in public or school.
Anxiety/ Phobia: Hopefully he has been evaluated by a child psychiatrist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation of parents and child, school intervention, and medications, such as ssris ( 1st line tr); 2nd line-benzodiazepines for short term; 3rd line-- buspirone. If every thing fails antipsychotics may be useful in high levels of agitation. Cbt are the best supported interventions. Early tr improves prog. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Before you become : Too worked up: were any of these candies recalled? Were these candies in any way connected with cows that suffered from this disease? There is a german candy called mamba that contain beef-based gelatin - which was recalled in poland. Know of no cases of mad cow disease related to that. Check your facts - before you get spun up. ...Read more
M south Indian.Costwise i am struggling to buy medicines with average salary.why ocd medications costly?is there any offer for poor people world wide?
From India.I live in urban city are but bats fly around me and have come close flying in the nights.I am scared about contracting Nipah virus.Pls help?
Bats: This paramyxovirus causes encephalitis, as does the lyssavirus that causes rabies. There is no vaccine for the first, but there is for the second. If you stay away from food that may have been contaminated with Nipah virus (raw date palm sap, etc.), and avoid contact with infected people you should be safe. If you are overly concerned with rabies you can be vaccinated. ...Read more
Phobia of eating other people's germs with my food keeps me from parties and restaurants. Am I crazy or smart?
Cautious vs Phobia: The key to whether an avoidance behavior like yours is a disorder is whether it compromises your life in significant ways or prevents normal life functioning (in work, relationships, school, etc). If the phobia of eating other people's germs has affected friendships and your life in general, it may be a good idea to seek an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confront your fears: Look for cognitive-behavioral therapy for agoraphobia. You will master techniques for relaxation, cognitive restructuring of dysfunctional thoughts and gradual exposure to situations which provoke anxiety and discomfort. Treatment will help you recover your sense of control and improve your confidence in coping when you find yourself in crowded places or on planes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been feeling quite disconnected lately, and depersonalized. So terrified of developing terrible untreatable schizophrenia and living life in terror. Therapist doesnt seem to think I'm at risk. Advice?
Can I be suffering from depression if I'm not sad? Just lacking energy, struggling with managing household, and little interest in leaving my house.
Yes: yes you could be suffering from mild depression or from a physical illness. you can do some symptom report scales to double check. google for "PHQ-9" and "Zung Self Report Anxiety Scale." fill them out and take results to your physician. other considerations: family history of depression; recent losses or stressors; ruling out physical causes of your symptoms (see pcp). make sure you stay active. ...Read more
Variable: There are a whole host of parasitic organisms transmitted to humans in a variety of ways, primarily through food. Many are without significant potential for harm but some potentially pathogenic. The risk for you having acquired something depends on how much local food you ingested, especially if uncooked. ...Read more
Jealousy my husband is suspecting me cheating on him with some of his co-workers, people leaving in neighbourhood, says that I am looking for sexual partners online etc.I am staying at home all the time as we live in country and I am foreigh, cannot legal
See doctor: Insomnia is a sleep disorder which can have many different causes from stress to medical illness. Write down all meds (prescribed/OTC/supplements), alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use and current stresses to review with your pcp. He/she will need to do an exam for a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Please see what others on HealthTap have written about sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been struggling with anxiety in different ways for most my life (i'm 21 fem. Is 'social anxiety' possible if I have plenty of friends?
Have you heard of many success stories of mild-moderate anxiety and OCD being treated with therapy and willingness alone? (no medication)
Rx anxiety ; OCD: Studies have shown that people can respond favorably to either psychotherapy or medication when suffering from anxiety and ocd. However in some instances doing both will lead to the best clinical outcome. If you are afraid of taking medication for anxiety, you could try l-theanine ( a green tea extract) or lavella ( an oral form of lavender). Both have been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, there i suffer from acute insomnia and depression need some advice to cure my probs can't buy sleeping pills online as i live in india.
I'm from India,I study BTech n I wonder how Indians after studying MBBS /BTech in india make their way to USA andsettle there
Yes: Recommend you contact employment enrollment department of universities with this major in America ...Read more
Yes: Supplementing with an OTC product such as Flax Seed OIl, Evening Primrose Oil can help replace the essential fatty acids lacking in the diet. It is always best to try to get the essential fatty acids from food sources before supplements. Walnuts, broccoli, olive oil , eggs, salmon are a few sources. ...Read more