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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my calluses and corns?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my calluses and corns?

Many: If you are healthy, there are over the counter treatments that are safe such as pads designed to thin the problem area and devices to thin the skin (pumice stone, etc.). It is best to use in or immediately after showering. Often, visits to the doctor every 3-6 mo. Will take away the pain by shaving the areas down (it doesn't hurt). ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my dog bites?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my dog bites?

Beware "cheap": If the wound is minor, clean the wound immediately with warm soapy water and peroxide. Apply a clean bandage and head to the er. If you have serious bleeding or a severe injury head straight to the er. Severe infections and other problems are not uncommon and are best evaluated asap. You will need antibiotics. Have someone call animal control to evaluate the animal which caused the injury. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my pancreatitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my pancreatitis?

Pain meds and time: The 2 most common causes of pancreatitis are alcohol and gall stones. If you have gall stones, you should have your gall bladder removed. Pancreatitis is more common with binge drinking so if your pancreatitis is due to alcohol, I would advise abstention. Once someone has pancreatitis, the body has to heal on its own. In rare cases antibiotics like primaxin (imepenem and cilastatin) can be used. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my endometriosis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my endometriosis?

Endometriosis: The cheapest treatment are oral contraceptives. But you need to be seen by an ob/gyn to tailor the treatment to your needs. You may need a different treatment that can be cheap as well. Endometriosis not treated properly has devastating effects over time on your female organs and surrounding organs as well. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

Rest and ibuprofen: Tenosynovitis is inflammtion and often swelling of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. Usually with time, relative rest and possible use of nsaids it will resolve on it's own. If it does not you may need to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several different types of cardiomyopathy - restrictive, dilated, hypertrophic, etc. These can have different managements, so it's difficult to give you a specific treatment.
However, the cheapest way to manage a chronic illness is regular follow up with a doctor - they will be able to follow the disease and help you through it. The most expensive situation is multiple hospitalizations. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

Darkening skin: Darkening of your skin color may be due to benign causes such as too much sun exposure, but it can also be due to serious medical problems such as addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body). If you are unsure why your skin color has been darker, it would be wise to go see a doctor. The cheapest way to lighten your skin color is to avoid the sun. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my obesity?

Portion control: Portion control can save money and help you lose weight. Walking (moderately) at least 30 min/day can also help you lose weight and won't cost anything. The above regimen had been shown to prevent pre-diabetics from progressing into diabetes so we know it works! ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bloating?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bloating?

Sodium in your diet: Premenstrual bloating is a common and bothersome feature of ovulation and periods. It helps to lower you dietary sodium. No just salt. Sodium is present in all sorts of prepackaged food. Read the labels when you do your grocery shopping. Candy, carbonated drinks and baked foods may be high in sodium regardless of their taste. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my carbuncle?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my carbuncle?

Antibiotics: Carbuncle is a medical term for a boil or a small abscess. It seems that you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my scleroderma?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my scleroderma?

Don't Be Foolish: Scleroderma is a serious condition. There is nothing cheap about it. And more importantly your good health is most important. Ask your rheumatologist if they have "generic" meds that are less expensive. But don't go cheap when it comes to such a serious disease. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

Lid Scrubs: Cleaning the eyelid area with a dilute baby shampoo solution on a swab or cotton ball for 30 seconds each eye every day is a good way to keep blepharitis in check. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my anemia?

Iron supplement: Hopefully your anemia is the most common one, low iron in which case iron supplements are cheap and over the counter. Most other causes require an evaluation with blood counts and sometimes x-ray studies and a few even a marrow biopsy. These are not so cheap but you will want your family doctor to find out the cause of your anemia and fix it for you. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

Asthma Rx: Asthma (wheezing) is a serious condition and needs proper treatment. Some of the commonly recommended home treatments (like caffeine or vitamin c) are not effective enough for safety. The best treatment is albuterol (either tablet or inhaler). The best prices are at walmart, where the tablets cost: albuterol 2mg tab $4 for 90 tablets $10 for 270 tablets; 4mg $4 for 60 tablets $10 for 180. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my trouble sleeping?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my trouble sleeping?

Sleep Hygiene: Have good sleep hygiene. Go to bed the same time every day, wake up the same time every morning. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Keep your bedroom dark, and relatively cool. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my nose bleed?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my nose bleed?

Pinch the nose: Pinch the nose till the bleeding stops.

Here is a video with more info for you
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=dp_i-gja7ui. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back pain?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back pain?

Nothing good is free: Sorry. No easy answer here. Though your current activity may be limited with pain, exercise is a good remedy. But it does take a significant investment on your part. Look into a beginners hatha yoga class. It will help strengthen your "core" - basically muscles from your chest down to your knees - to better support your back through all kinds of activities. See your doctor before you start. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vaginal pain?

Vaginal pain: Vaginal pain can have many causes, and is best evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my chronic pain?

Exercise: Try to put up with the discomfort of exercising. It will benefit you in the long run. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my otitis externa?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my otitis externa?

Vinegar: For mild cases, white vinegar can help. It can also be used after swimming (a couple of drops) to prevent swimmers ear. But the ear drum needs to be intact (without a hole) before one can use it. Otherwise it will burn. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my vasovagal syncope?

Squat or make a fist: There are many medications advocated, but few proven to really work. The faint can often be prevented if you do an isometric maneuver, which raises your blood pressure. An example would be folding your arms in front, grasping arms and pull them apart. If circumstances allow, you can also squat down or simply lie down on a couch. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my foot pain?

Inserts: Over the counter inserts are a good first step for generalized pain, as well as massage. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my muscle spasm?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my muscle spasm?

Heat or cold: A hot blanket or heating pad applied to the area of spasm will often do the trick. A hot bath or shower may also help. Drinking hot tea or warm milk may also relax you enough to end your spasm... This is all presuming that the spasm you are having is a result of a temporary overuse syndrome or a strain. If there is another cause of your spasm it may not work. If they don't work - get it checked. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

Hand redness: Hand redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, dryskin/eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

Creams at pharmacy: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back trauma?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my back trauma?

See H1 Goldurn?: Trauma needs description and investigation as to the result of the trauma before treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cluster headache?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cluster headache?

Diet: Avoiding certain foods that trigger headaches, for example foods with nitrites such as hot dogs could help. Rest is also helpful and inexpensive. ...Read more

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