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My daughter has bad earache.Whats the best to help it?

My daughter has bad earache.Whats the best to  help it?

See the doctor.: Earache can be caused by middle ear infection, ear canal infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or even referred pain from a sore throat. Please take her to the doctor for examination and diagnosis;each of the above causes is treated differently. If Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can keep the pain under control until tomorrow am, see the doctor then; if not, take her in today. ...Read more

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My child has really bad eczema. What's the best treatment to calm it down?

My child has really bad eczema.  What's the best treatment to calm it down?

Topical meds: skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added. When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son is complaining his ear is clogged. Best way to unclog his ear?

What can I do if my son is complaining his ear is clogged. Best way to unclog his ear?

Ear clogged: If it is from eustachian tube dysfunction, just having him perform a valsalva maneuver could do the trick. This is to pinch the nose and blow such that the ear pops. If there is fluid in the middle ear, this works pretty well, too, unless the fluid is really thick. If thick fluid or infection, may need antibiotics. May eventually need a tube in the ear, so depends on underlying cause/severity. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old that has a horrible cough and she is wheezing you can hear it in her chest what is the best thing i can give her to help ease it ?

I have a 2 year old that has a horrible cough and she is wheezing you can hear it in her chest what is the best thing i can give her to help ease it ?

Needs a visit: A kid this age with this pattern of symptoms may have a treatable form of pneumonia or asthma. Treatment would depend on the findings of exam and possibly an x-ray.If it is doing this I wouldn't try to manage this with over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Help doctor, my boyfriend put hydrogen peroxide in his ears and now it really hurts, it is a strong pain. what should he do that could help? thank you

Help doctor, my boyfriend put hydrogen peroxide in his ears and now it really hurts, it is a strong pain. what should he do that could help? thank you

I would flush his: ears out with plain tap water or distilled water. Lots of it. Hydrogen peroxide should never be used without diluting it 1:10 first, since it is very caustic undiluted. It can cause a chemical burn or strip your epithelium and expose the underlying tissue which is very sensitive to bacterial infection and friction. I suspect his ears are now raw and/or bleeding. Wash them out and/or go see DR ...Read more

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Please help! my dad has a toothache and whatever it is inside his mouth is swollen. Any home remedies?

Please help! my dad has a toothache and whatever it is inside his mouth is swollen. Any home remedies?

Call dentist ASAP: Can't treat these types of problems at home without professional help. The sooner you call the sooner he will be seen and the sooner he will feel better. All the best... ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

Self-care: Fibromyalgia is aggravated by stressors. The best way to deal with the pain is through plenty of rest, self care, proper nutrition and wellness activities. Meditative exercises help build ones body awareness and have been known to help with chronic pain and stress. Also, psychotherapy can help teach good coping skills and self-care. May try hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. ...Read more

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My son is only five years old and has a canker sore. What can I do to ease the pain and prevent this from happening again?

My son is only five years old and has a canker sore. What can I do to ease the pain and prevent this from happening again?

Canker sore: There is no one common cause for canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Some result from virus infections, some from trauma (biting the lip, tongue or cheek), some from stress (usually in adults). The ulcers will heal by themselves in 7-10 days. Avoid spicy foods and further trauma to the sore. Get orabase ointment otc, which is an oral bandage, and apply to the ulcer before meals. ...Read more

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My daughter in law just had a baby what is the best way for her to treat stretch marks?

Mederma: Medermastretch mark cream will lighten fresh red stretch marks. They will not disappear but will improve in appearance. Further treatment options are fractionated laser, co2 or erbium performed in a series of 3 sessions about one month apart. Another treatment option is carboxytherapy or injections of carbon dioxide gas which can be done weekly for a few weeks with on downtime. ...Read more

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My friend has had such a bad headache between her eyebrows nothing seems to work for her what can I do to help her?

Headache : Sounds like she has sunusitis , she needs to see an ENT physician for evaluation and trestment. ...Read more

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My husband 39yr old has been suffering from a bad tooth ache.What can be good to is off the pain until he can go to the dentist?Has been taking motrin

My husband 39yr old has been suffering from a bad tooth ache.What can be good to is off the pain until he can go to the dentist?Has been taking motrin

That's about it...: Motrin/ibuprofen (assuming he's medically able to take it) is typically the best thing until he can get to a dentist. Sometimes a combination of Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) works well too as well as cold compresses. Ultimately though, a dentist is going to have to do something definitive to resolve the issue in a more permanent manner...But you already knew that. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?

My wife seems to be having a bad allergic reaction. She has rashes all over her body and is itching badly. What is the best way to alleviate this?

Stop the offending: cause if known. Also reasonable to take short acting antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or longer acting ones like Claritin or Zyrtec. If the rash is severe enough and/or the itching is not alleviated than over the counter steroid creams may be beneficial. Of course if symptoms do not improve or worsen a trip to the doctor may be in order for a definitive diagnosis and/or stronger prescriptions. ...Read more

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Hi my grandson is 6yr old and is austic can talk he has been pulling on his peins a lot is that normal for him and now he is getting my daughters had to show her down there what could it be dr please help us ?

Hi my grandson is 6yr old and is austic can talk he has been pulling on his peins a lot is that normal for him and now he is getting my daughters had to show her down there what could it be dr please help us ?

Could be infection: Urinary tract infection is quite common, much more in girls, but happens in boys too. Taking care of an autistic child is very challenging because of communication problems. Since he is pulling on his private and showing it to his mom, it is likely that he is having some trouble such as pain when he pees and urges to urinate etc... I suggest getting him to see his doc for eval/treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Brother is a quadriplegic. He broke his neck and is in horrible pain. What can I do to help him?

Brother is a quadriplegic. He broke his neck and is in horrible pain. What can I do to help him?

See below: Chronic pain after a spinal cord injury can be very challenging. There are many options for chronic pain after a spinal cord injury. I would recommend he see a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. You may also want to take him to a "model system" for sci which are usually at the major teaching hospitals. Visit www.Aapmr.Org for more info. ...Read more

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My son has anterior uveitis. What is it and what can I do to help?

See below: Anterior uveitis is inflammation in the front part of the eye. It is a serious problem which should be managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

Avoid irritants: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change AC filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help. Medications seldom help. ...Read more

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My one year old boy has the cold really bad what can I do along with medicine to help him through it?

My one year old boy has the cold really bad what can I do along with medicine to help him through it?

Nasal saline: Cold medicines are not recommended for kids under six. Fortunately, you can use nasal saline to help with congestion and cough from mucus. Spray or put drops in the nose at least 4 times a day, then use a bulb suction to remove the saline and mucus. You can also give an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen if your child is uncomfortable from fever. ...Read more

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My daughter has asthma I find out when I give her the asthma puffers night It doesn't really help much what is your opion t?

My daughter has asthma  I find out when I give her the asthma puffers night It doesn't really help much what is your opion t?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you need to provide enough background information for site docs to review.You did not list the type of puffer, how/when it is used/ what the symptoms are.This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload.Please start over and clarify the question. ...Read more

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