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I need help with vaginal itching?

I need help with vaginal itching?

See gynecologist: To determine the cause ; an appropriate treatment plan. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Vaginosis ok to treat with probiotics or see dr?

Vaginosis ok to treat with probiotics or see dr?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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For guys with genital problems which doctor need to consult?

For guys with genital problems which doctor need to consult?

Depends: Urologist treat most urogenital issues, but genital warts for example may be treated by a skin dr. (dermatologist) as well. ...Read more

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Can you advise me with mouth fungus treatment?

Can you advise me with mouth fungus treatment?

Candida infection: is treated with antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days. You should see a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems can be treated. Take care. ...Read more

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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more

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I would like some help with thrush remedies?

I would like some help with thrush remedies?

Depends on site: Several options, but location of the yeast infection (thrush) makes a big difference: oral? vaginal? other genital, anal? skin? Also, diagnosis should be professionally concerned, especially if not done previously. Self diagnosis is often in error, especially for new infections and for oral yeast. For example, white coated tongue is often assumed to be thrush, but usually is not. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good treats for my cat with urinary problems?

Can you suggest some good treats for my cat with urinary problems?

Cat question: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: My Pet ED : http://www.mypeted.com/ * Just Answer On-line Vets at: http://www.justanswer.com/sip/veterinary * Ask a Vet: http://www.banfield.com/Pet-Owners/Pet-Health/Ask-a-Vet * Or contact your veterinarian.Good luck. ...Read more

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Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others. ?

Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others.  ?

Re-evaluate: The skin reflects health of liver. If hormonal acne take good care of liver by taking good care over all. Eat 6 equal small healthy meals with mostly fresh vegetables and berries, a low glycemic grain like quinoa, and low fat protein like small cooked beans. Lower stress. Vitamin c 500 mg in water to make a paste topically can be helpful. Magnesium may be better than calcium. Epo can help. ...Read more

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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with scalp odor?

What would doctors recommend to help with scalp odor?

Scalp Odor: As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin. The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands secrete fluid onto the skin to help cool the body as the fluid evaporates. Odor develops from the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat. ...Read more

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Need some help regarding candidiasis in my mouth?

Need some help regarding candidiasis in my mouth?

Help: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics , then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with bacterial vaginosis!?

Metronidazole: A healthy vagina has special bacteria called "lactobacillus". They produce lactic acid. This prevents yeast and other types of bacteria from growing. If they get wiped out, other bacteria take over. These produce an odor. This is BV. You need an antibiotic to kill the bad bacteria and then need to restore the normal bacteria by eating yogurt (with live active cultures) or probiotics. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more

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Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Both: Ent is ear, nose & throat but you might go see your family doc first since we're trained to take care of the majority of common issues. Of course, we'll refer you to the appropriate specialist as deemed necessary if your condition is beyond our skill set. ...Read more