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Home remedies for sore throat. It hurts everytime a swallow. I've tried salt water, lister one, ect. But never helps.

Home remedies for sore throat. It hurts everytime a swallow. I've tried salt water, lister one, ect. But never helps.

Home remedies: You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. ...Read more

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Can someone list all of the medical symptoms of hemmoroids, is it impossible for hemmoroids to cause mucusy slime and affect appetite?

Can someone list all of the medical symptoms of hemmoroids, is it impossible for hemmoroids to cause mucusy slime and affect appetite?

Internal v external?: Consider healing depends on if the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (& with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure you have hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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Where can I get a list of medical tourism services to people who live in the u.S.?

Google: Google is a good source for initial contact, make sure the source you contact is affiliated with a us medical school. ...Read more

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Medical conditions that appear to be stroke but end up being something else? An educative list to rule out possible other causes...

Medical conditions that appear to be stroke but end up being something else? An educative list to rule out possible other causes...

Not enough info: Strokes have numerous different symptoms depending of the area of the brain involved. List the specific symptoms you mean and then you can get an answer. ...Read more

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How to locate a nephrologist that may specialize in resistent HTN when the insurance list nor ads do not include the medical title of nephrologist?

How to locate a nephrologist that may specialize in resistent HTN when the insurance list nor ads do not include the medical title of nephrologist?

Specialist neph: This unique feature of a particular nephrologist is typically known by reputation and referral lines. Some websites will feature a distinctive focus as well. Ask your internist about reputations. ...Read more

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Hey doctors I am medical student and I am wondering about options of managment of disc herniation & if there is radio freq. On managment list?

Hey doctors I am medical student and I am wondering about options of managment of disc herniation & if there is radio freq.  On managment list?

Time.: If you put 100 patients with symptomatic disk herniations and put them in a black box, and let them out after a month, greater than 80 of them will likely be better. To accelerate the healing, and to prevent deconditioning, exercise and stretching are helpful. Other options include nsaids, cortizone injections, and narcotics. Rad hz is more for facet joint mediated pain, and arthritis not hnp. ...Read more

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Please list as many things you know that are considered medical malpractice, and what are the consequences thereof to the doctor?

Wrong website: Health tap is intended to answer medical questions. If you have legal questions, i suggest you talk to a lawyer or maybe there is a legal website to help you. ...Read more

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Can there be any medical process besides that check list assessment to diagnose depression?

Can there be any medical process besides that check list assessment to diagnose depression?

History and physical: The best way to diagnose depression is a complete history and physical evaluation by a trained health professional. Depression can also be associated with many physical conditions and is a part of the grieving process. There are many checklists which may be used to alert doctors to do a more throrough evaluation, but a checklist by itself is relatively meaningless. ...Read more

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If I am listed second on a patient’s medical power of attorney list, do I still need to be on his hippa list in order for his doctors to talk to me?

Privacy: Not sure why you think you should have access to this patients' doctors or medical files. You would only gain access if the patient was unable to communicate and the doctor's needed decision making help. ...Read more

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