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Should I Go To The Doctor For A Cold
CA check ups: Generally women should begin check ups when they become sexually active, followed by mammograms at age 40, colonoscopy at 50. For men screening for prostate CA should start at age 50 along with colonoscopy. Skin checks should be done through out your life by yourself and later by a dermatologist if you are prone to skin CA ...Read more
Should i go to the ER for what i think is a corneal ulcer? Or can i wait a day to go to my eye doctor?
You can wait: Most ulcers of the cornea occur under a contact lens, so remove that right away. Most eye doctors will see you quickly for a suspected corneal ulcer, so go next morning to their office as soon as they open and they will work you in for this type of condition. If you go to an ER you have a good chance of sitting there for several hours before you will even be seen and they will call for eye help. ...Read more
ER: Remember your pcp is always at the center of your care - so yes you should go to the pcp and make sure the er notes are sent to him. ...Read more
That depends: If you desire laser treatment or other oral treatments than see your physician. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Here are some...: Yes, especially for the first time. Why and how? Go to articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin to log in for appointments. ...Read more
As soon as possible: You see a doctor if you believe you have a mouth infection. If you are experiencing any symptoms or show any signs that are abnormal, seek the consul of a dentist. It is often easier to diagnosis at the time of the symptoms. A mouth infection can become serious, chronic, and/or deadly. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain: If you noticed increased pain while at rest or in bed, or have increased pain with walking or climbing stairs it might be time to have your circulation checked. Also watch for color and temperature changes in the limbs that might indicate a change in your bloodflow. If your feet feel cold or numb, that might indicate changes as well. Bring any of these things to your doctor when they arise. ...Read more
Pain, fever, long...: See a doctor if you have any fever, moderate to severe pain, or the "plugged feeling" lasts more than 2-3 weeks. Also, if severe hearing loss or any neurologic symptoms such as dizziness. In the interim, do things like you would in an airplane to "pop" your ears. Chew gum, pop your ears by holding your nose shut and blowing, etc. This will open your eustachian tube and hopefully relieve symptoms. ...Read more
What kind of doctor should I go to if I have a preauricular pit infection. Can I go to a family physician?
I have never gone to a doctor for anything, but am wanting to talk to a doctor. How should I go about getting in contact with a doctor?
Calling should get: You to his office people, if not a letter might help. ...Read more
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