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Sneezing in friends home in india. Can this be ornithosis/parrot fever?

Sneezing in friends home in india. Can this be ornithosis/parrot fever?

Probably not: Ornithosis (a.K.A. Psittacosis) usually causes fever associated with malaise, headache and cough. Sneezing alone would not be suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a parrot I have had for 15 years, I came home from college and have been sneezing ever since to the pointy chest hurts. Could I be allergic to the bird now even though I wasn't before? What can I take to fix this. I literally sneeze at least 15 tim

I have a parrot I have had for 15 years, I came home from college and have been sneezing ever since to the pointy chest hurts. Could I be allergic to the bird now even though I wasn't before? What can I take to fix this. I literally sneeze at least 15 tim

Yes: You may have a sensitivity to the bird and this type of reaction is typical with re-exposure after prolonged non-exposure. Remove the bird to see if you improve. Recommend seeing an Allergist to better define risk and to determine if anything else in the environment may be contributing to your symptoms. Also chest discomfort may suggest underlying asthma or more severe bird sensitivity. ...Read more

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How to cure u.t.i at home?

How to cure u.t.i at home?

Only if mild: You can try to make your urine more acid, such as drinking cranberry juice. There are some OTC "azo" remedies. If this doesn't get better very soon, go see provider for proper diagnosis and stronger treatment, if needed. Be well! ...Read more

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How do I childproof my home?

Childproofing: There is a long list which can be found at healthychildren.Org: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/documents/childproofingyourhome_preview.Pdf. ...Read more

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What happens when I go home?

Re-ask question: Your question is incomplete. Please re-phrase so we can better answer you. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to wear chappals at home?

Is it necessary to wear chappals at home?

Chappals: If you mean a type of slipper or sandal, this depends on the condition of your home and your personal customs. If the floor is clean and you aren't worried about stepping on insects or other things, you could go barefoot. Here in arizona scorpions can occasionally get into people's houses -- not fun to find in the night! i'm a good aim with birkenstock thick-soled sandals. :-). ...Read more

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I have blemishes on my cheeks. Are there home-made remedies for this?

I have blemishes on my cheeks. Are there home-made remedies for this?

Start easy: Benzoyl peroxide over-the-counter will be your first choice, but you may find an agent like vinegar to be an effective supplement. If you don't get the results you want, your physician can help you out; all acne is manageable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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At home abortions? Is this real?

At  home abortions? Is this real?

Medical abortions: In early pregnancy you can be given a combination of medication which can cause an abortion, after administration, while you are at home. If this is a procedure you are interested in, you should see a doctor early, because it works best in very early pregnancy. ...Read more