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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold sore?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold sore?

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

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Wait it out unless:: Get medical care for temperature >104, difficulty breathing, worsening symptoms or if symptoms are not resolving within about 10 days. If symptoms worsen you may have a complication ( i.e., pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or otitis media). ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go to the doctor if I have a cold?

Doctors can you tell me when should I go to the doctor if I have a cold?

Med tx: Get medical care for temperature >104, difficulty breathing, worsening symptoms or if symptoms are not resolving within about 10 days. If symptoms worsen you may have a complication ( i.e., pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or otitis media). ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor if I have cystitis?

Should I go to the doctor if I have cystitis?

Yes: What you think is cystitis may be something else. It you have symptoms of urinary track infection, if would be prudent to see your doctor for proper treatment. If you are a male, it more likely to be something other than cystitis. ...Read more

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Should i go to the doctor if I have a sore throat?

Should i go to the doctor if I have a sore throat?

Yes, if it persists: After home treatment with gargles, vaporizers, and lozenges/sprays, assuming you are otherwise healthy. Or if you develop fever or difficulty opening your mouth, swallowing, or breathing. ...Read more

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Wham should you go to the doctor if you have a cold?

Wham should you go to the doctor if you have a cold?

Depends: ... On what your symptoms are. Typical URI symptoms are runny nose, cough, sneezing, head fullness/headache, maybe body aches... And this is a viral infection. You need to get plenty of sleep, stop smoking (if needed), drink fluids like water or dilute juices, and try to avoid infecting others. Call your doc for persistent fever, trouble breathing, chest pain, dizziness, or severe headache. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold, should I go outside?

What to do if I have a cold, should I go outside?

Outside of what?: People used to think that diseases were caused by miasmas that traveled through the air, but that was 150 years ago. Isn't it getting chilly in Colorado this time of year? It's not like arithmetic. If you go outside with a cold in warm weather, the warm doesn't cancel out the cold. Also, if you go outside with a cold in cold weather, 2 colds don't make a warm. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have ringworm, should I go to doctor immediately?

What to do if i think I have ringworm, should I go to doctor immediately?

Fungal Infection: If only one or two lesions exist, topical antifungal therapy is sufficient. You may be given a prescription for any of the following topical medications: imidazoles, clotrimazole (lotrimin), miconazole (monistat-derm), ketoconazole (nizoral), econazole (spectazole), oxiconazole (oxistat), sulconazole (exelderm), sertaconazole (ertaczo) see you doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i wait to until monday to see a dr if my temperature is 102.6 or should I go to the e.R.

Should i wait to until monday to see a dr if my temperature is 102.6 or should I go to the e.R.

Go to an urgent care: It's cheaper than er if you have fever with sorethroat -?Pharyngitis from a viral or bacterial, fever with coughing-?Bronchitis, pneumonia, fever with burning urination -?Urinary tract infection. Fever with body aches, joint pain, sorethroat- could just be flu. I can't list all possibilities. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) and lots of water in the meantime. ...Read more

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If I have parasites, should I see my doctor or go to the emergency room?

If I have parasites, should I see my doctor or go to the emergency room?

Your doctor: Your doctor should be able to help you with this in the offiice. Although you havent given all the details, it does not sound like an emergency. If you start having a fever, severe headache, or uncontrollable vomiting, then you may want to go to the ER instead. Otherwise, you could wait and see your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I have a resptoriy infection?

Should I go to the ER if I have a resptoriy infection?

Depends: If you have a fever over maybe 100.0 degrees, are turning blue (check your lips), or are short of breath doing your normal activities. I've autopsied more than a few previously healthy people who chose to "tough out" bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fever of 101.5, should I go to the doctor asap?

What to do if I have a fever of 101.5, should I go to the doctor asap?

Depends: Is there anything else going on in your body to go with the fever? Do others around you have some illness? Can you tolerate what symptoms you have and is there an underlying history of previous illness that might predispose you to severe illness. If everyone who has a fever of 101.5 runs to the doctor, then doctors and emergency rooms would be totally flooded with such people. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for upper smomach pain?

If it occurs most...: Of the time. Yes. A day or two-wait! but if this recurrent, you definitely should see your doctor! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold, can I go to the dentist?

Better to wait : It's better for everyone if you can wait. Real emergency - you should go and inform the staff. ...Read more

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Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Depends...: It depends on your symptoms as well as their severity. If you have a fever, if you are short of breath or if your symptoms are worsening, then see your doctor. If your symptoms have not resolved by 7-10 days, see your doctor. If you are not sure of your diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Depends on..: Your symptoms and how ill you are. If you have a doctor, give him or her a call. ...Read more

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What to do if i constantly have yeast infections. Should i go to the doctor to check it out?

Yes: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment and further evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I have a uti I need to know what to do for it now to release the pain. Just until I go to the doctor tomorrow.

I think I have a uti I need to know what to do for it now to release the pain. Just until I go to the doctor tomorrow.

Fluids, "Azo" drug: Lower urinary symptoms of UTI (burning urination, urgency, pain over the bladder) can be helped by drinking lots of fluids, forcing high flow of urine. Over-the-counter drugs like Azo® and other brands also can help; look for active ingredient phenazopyridine. But if you also have fever, flank pain, or abdominal pain, don't wait until tomorrow. See a doctor today, maybe an urgent care clinic. ...Read more