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Need Help With Ehrlichiosis
Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used in their appropriate way, will kill bacteria including the ones you mention. It's hard to suggest a product because it is unknown what is being cleaned- it's certainly inappropriate to use bleach directly on a person, or to smother a countertop with a hand-washing gel or tincture of iodine! ...Read more
Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?
Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Symptoms: Right now we mostly manage symptoms of pd using medications including sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) and what are called agonists (that act like your Dopamine while sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) helps you make dopamine). Also we have deep brain stimulation therapy to help with symptoms. Exercise and timing Dopamine support are important but don't hit all the symptoms. Hopefully we will develop neuroprotective treatments as well, soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat or get help with anorexia nervosa? Without direct medical help? Such as consults, pills or family
It would be: Wise to seek help now before complications of the problem start. ...Read more
Likely yes: My understanding is it is an isolated orthopedic condition, and as such would not create any potential problems. Red Cross may be contacted to answer questions: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) ...Read more
Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.
See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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