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Examples: If you're cough is so severe you cannot sleep, or it disrupts your daily work life... If you have chest pain or bloody sputum… if it persists more than a couple days…if it is new and has never been evaluated. I suggest you seek a medical evaluation and possible chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more
Piriformis or SIJ: Piriformis is a muscle that frequently spasms with improper sitting positions or pelvic imbalance. Sij stands for sacroiliac joint which may become dysfunctional for the above reasons. Treatment is nsaids with exercises that address the dysfunction. Physical therapist can teach you those. Google psoas stretches and piriformis stretches. ...Read more
See a Physician: Do you have any physicians where you are? There are too many causes to even begin to name them all, and a mere list will not help you diagnose and try to prevent you from having them. Do you drink enough water (dehydration)? See a physician to try to get a better answer as to the cause of yours. ...Read more
Take Care of YOU: My pet peeve: people at work, with awful colds, all dopey on thera-flu and robitussin (guaifenesin). If you have a cold, stay home. Take care of yourself! Get lots of sleep. Make your partner bring you tea and orange juice and vapo-rub! Don't try to run yourself ragged and medicate it away. Cold viruses are determined to run their course. You'll feel better if you take a break and let your body heal. ...Read more
Determine cause: By determining the cause of coughing spasms, a specific treatment can be used. Cough suppressants should be avoided as they may slightly "cover up" symptoms not treat the underlying reason. A cough specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) can assist in finding the reason through an exam, x-ray, lung function tests and perhaps blood tests. ...Read more
Too general: I am sorry but the description you provided is too vague to be able to provide a detailed response. In general, pain of side of torso is often related to musculoskeletal problems or issues related to internal organs. For severe or chronic pain please seek medical attention. ...Read more
I understand your distress of Tornadoes or Hurricanes.
You deserve Relief from Phobias and live Happy Life.
Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
Believe in Order of Universe.
Tornadoes or Hurricanes do not come all the time and not at all places.
Focus on the times without Phobias.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more
Get into therapy: I recommend that you read the book "odd girl out" that adresses this problem well. Discuss the details with a therapist who can work out a specialized treatment plan with you. If the bullies have a ring leader, you might wish to read " the sociopath next door". Good luck to you. Also try to figure out why you have been singled out and what you can do about it. ...Read more
PRURITIS (ITCHINESS): PRURITIS is secondary to excess histamine production to an allergen. Start Zyrtec to block H1 receptor and Zantac (ranitidine) to block H2 receptor. You need an exam & labs, if no cause is found, then food and environmental allergy testing is needed. If symptoms persist or worsen acutely seek prompt attention. ...Read more
Lengthens: This is the current thinking in any case. It's very clear if you're around older folks that lifelong-fitness types are much healthier and seem to be over-represented among those doing well. In any case, don't worry about damaging your body through fitness activities, but do play safe. The internet scare stuff about "free radicals generated by exercise" is rubbish. Best wishes. ...Read more
Complicated question: Severe ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a disease that is best cared for in centers with an established track record of successful ebstein care. Surgery is particularly complex. There are frequent arrhythmias complicating care. There are differences in care depending on many associated factors and also on the age of the patient. ...Read more
Not enough info: 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
More info please: Please re-post with details on the problems that concern you. ...Read more
You can contact: Avvo. Com for free legal consultation. Sorry - my forte is medical input. ...Read more