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I have chickenpox and i got it yesterday, how can I get rid of it asap?

It passes by itself: The chickenpox will emerge and give rise to spots for up to 6-7 days.You have been contagious from a day before the first spot until they all dry, usually a week. It will self heal, but your doc could give you an antiviral medication to reduce the intensity of the breakout. Regardless of medication, you are contagious and need to keep that in mind. ...Read more

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I have a nose sore and my doctor said it was from stress what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a nose sore and my doctor said it was from stress what can I do to get rid of it?

Not from stress: Unless you are compulsively digging at your nose there is some other explanation. How long? Could be herpes, staph, others. Cancer less likely at your age. See a dermatologist if persistent or recurrent. ...Read more

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I have gotten mono twice so far in college. What can I do to prevent it, and how can I get rid of it?

I have gotten mono twice so far in college. What can I do to prevent it, and how can I get rid of it?

See below: Mono is caused by epstien barr virus. Typically you only get it once, but there are other viruses (CMV) that can give you very similar syptoms. Nothing you can do to get rid of it, but sufficient rest is probably your best preventative measure. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have strep b, where did i get it and can I get rid of it if I am a carrier?

What to do if I have strep b, where did i get it and can I get rid of it if I am a carrier?

Poop germ: Group b strep is a hitchhiker germ in the intestines.It gets there through ingestion from contamination in the environment.The close proximity of the anus to the female genitals makes carriage there common.As many as 1/3 women carry at any point.You can eliminate it temporarily with IV antibiotics to allow a baby to be born without infection, but return is likely soon.Oral abx don't seem to matter. ...Read more

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I have a kidney cyst that my doctor just wants to monitor. Should i be worried? What causes them and how can I get rid of it? Pregnant, found on u/s

I have a kidney cyst that my doctor just wants to monitor. Should i be worried? What causes them and how can I get rid of it? Pregnant, found on u/s

Cysts to monitor: Cysts are benign scars that can be found in many parts of the body. The doctor is not concerned probably by the radiologist's description. But, there will be a future scan to see if the cyst is growing or changing in density. Please don't lose sleep over this and follow the recommendations of when the next scan should be. ...Read more

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I have a postpartum belly bulge and i was wondering how to get rid of it?

I have a postpartum belly bulge and i was wondering how to get rid of it?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have a gross keloid on my cartiledge and i don't know what to do. How can I get rid of it?

I have a gross keloid on my cartiledge and i don't know what to do. How can I get rid of it?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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I have a cold, and i really want to get rid of it. How can I cure it fast?

Cures with time.: Colds are caused by viruses. There is no cure. Have to wait them out. But there are good medications that treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I have an ulcer, how can I get rid of it fast?

I think I have an ulcer, how can I get rid of it fast?

It depends: There are many types of ulcers each requiring a different type of treatment. Types of ulcers can include: neuropathic, gastric, peptic, duodenal, esophageal, venous, sickle cell, diabetic, pressure ulcers and traumatic. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I haven't had sex in a month and I have a uti. Why did i get it? How can I get rid of it fast?

I haven't had sex in a month and I have a uti. Why did i get it? How can I get rid of it fast?

Uti: In women utis are common due to the short track of the urethra. To prevent them make sure you drink lots of water. Cranberry pills keep bacteria from sticking to the walls of your bladder - so in some cases taking 2 pills 3 times daily with tons of water can knock an infection out however if your symptoms do not improve you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do u get hepatitis C and i was wondering what it was, how u can catch it, and why its so dangerous?

How do u get hepatitis C and i was wondering what it was, how u can catch it, and why its so dangerous?

Blood borne virus: Hepatitis c is a virus that infects the liver and causes inflammation and scarring. Over many years, people can get severe scarring that leads to cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer. It is spread through contact with someone else's blood, even very small amounts, like sharing drug use works, rough sex, nonprofessional tattoos or piercings. Before 1992 many people got it from blood transfusion. ...Read more

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My name is Jennifer I have been bitten my lip and I want to know how can I get rid of it fast over night?

My name is Jennifer I have been bitten my lip and I want to know how can I get rid of it fast over night?

Lip injury: Apply cold compresses to minimize swelling and stop bleeding. If bleeding persists despite the cold applications, go to the hospital emergency room for prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have developed ringworm on the lower thigh. How can I get rid of it completely? I have used so many ointments till now. Please suggest me.

I have developed ringworm on the lower thigh. How can I get rid of it completely? I have used so many ointments till now. Please suggest me.

Ringworm treatment: Ringworm (fungal infection of the skin) can be treated with topical and oral medications. In hairy areas, oral medications work better as fungus can descend into the hair follicles and topical medications will not reach it. Please see your dermatologist. It is possible to get rid of a fungal infection of the skin completely. Also there are other skin conditions that look like ringworm. ...Read more

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I have a pot belly and i look fat, but you can see my ribs! how do I get rid of it?

I have a pot belly and i look fat, but you can see my ribs! how do I get rid of it?

You can't: Specifically get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity & ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more

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I have tinea versicolor on my body and it's bothering me I want to know how can I get rid of it , what can I use?

I have tinea versicolor on my body and it's bothering me I want to know how can I get rid of it , what can I use?

Medications: Depends on how extensive it it. If it covers a large portion of your body then ointment/cream would be inconvenient to apply all over. If it is just small amount you could use Ketoconazole 2% cream apply once daily for 14 days. If extensive then see your pcp for oral ketoconazole. ...Read more

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I have had bv for going on 6 years and I can not get ride of ihow can I get rid of it and what do I do plz help I have to much bad bacteria then good?

I have had bv for going on 6 years and I can not get ride of ihow can I get rid of it and what do I do plz help I have to much bad bacteria then good?

Persistent BV...: ...or recurrence are quite common, very frustrating. Consistent condom use for a few weeks sometimes helps. BV is not necessarily an STD, but sex contributes. (But treating partners doesn't help.) Preventive treatment with vaginal metronidazole (MetroGel®) or boric acid vaginal capsules often can help. If your doc is unfamiliar with these, find a gyn with interest in infectious diseases. Gd luck! ...Read more

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I have contracted herpes and I've had it for 2 years now. It left bumps on my genital and i would like to know ways to get rid of them permanantly?

I have contracted herpes and I've had it for 2 years now. It left bumps on my genital and i would like to know ways to get rid of them permanantly?

No cure: Herpes is the most common cause of genital ulcer in United States responsible for 60-70% of genital ulcers in sexually active patients avoid sexual contact when lesions inform sexual partners of genital herpes transmission can occur even when asymptomatic condom use prevents transmission to women (not to men) condom must cover active lesions. ...Read more