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How to avoid viral fever?

How to avoid viral fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If a viral infection is causing fever you can not avoid it but you can treat it with some tylenol, (acetaminophen) a lot of fluids and rest. Fever is a normal physiologic reaction of our body to infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Can you offer any tips on how to avoid getting the flu this winter?

Can you offer any tips on how to avoid getting the flu this winter?

Vaccine&Handwashing: Best way to avoid getting the flu is to take the flu vaccine (shot or nasal squirt). Also, avoid direct skin to skin contact with people who have it. Influenza is often transmitted after a simple handshake. Hand washing after contact with other people can block the spread. ...Read more

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How to get rid of travelers diarrhea?

How to get rid of travelers diarrhea?

Stop traveling. : Seriously though, it relates to micro flora change in the water. Or something more serious. Anti diarrheal agents - lomitil, Imodium (loperamide) - don't help in these circumstances. Be cautious about your water sources. But also ice, salads etc. If more than 'traveler's' and you're remote, plan ahead: 3 days cipri cures most... ...Read more

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What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: Assuming you have seen a physician and gotten a prescription for antibiotics, the discomfort can be helped somewhat by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), warm tub soaks and elevation of the feet. Frequent ejaculations (although sometimes painful) can also hasten recovery. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to stop diarrhea?

Any tips on how to stop diarrhea?

Increase Fiber: Try altering your diet, starting with increasing fiber. If diarrhea persists, get evaluated as bacterial causes, viral causes, and certain medical causes such as ibs-d may all be treated a little differently, ...So it is importatn to get the proper dignosis for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Stomach disconfort due to herbal diet supplements. Best way to treat it quickly? Need to travel tomorrow.

Stomach disconfort due to herbal diet supplements. Best way to treat it quickly? Need to travel tomorrow.

Stop: not sure what the discomfort you are having is. Stop these supplements, use OTC Meds for symptomatic relief. Realize that herbal supplements do have side effects, and we don't typically know what is in them. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Any tips on how to avoid bladder infections?

Here are some...: After evaluated as a pt of uncomplicated UTI, the following measures may help curb its recurrence as follows: Urinate at urge to void - don't hold urine; wipe anus backward after BM; improve topical hygiene; void after sex; use prophylactic antibiotics before sex if honeymoon cystitis is suspected; possible use of chronic suppressive agents such low-dose antibiotics or concentrated cranberry tab.. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep cold sores away?

What suggestions can you give to keep cold sores away?

Options: Agree w dr. Ryan. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips on how to feel less sick?

More info please: Can you let us know the condition or the types of symptoms being experienced. Thanks. ...Read more

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Tips to prevent bloating stomach?

Tips to prevent bloating stomach?

Depends: Depends whether this has been a life long issue which is usually a food allergy or intolerance. If this is a relatively new thing, a trip to the gastroenterologist might be advisable. Sometimes new onset bloating necessitates a colonoscopy to rule out colon pathology. ...Read more

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What can remedy viral gastroenteritis?

What can remedy viral gastroenteritis?

Hydrate: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How to rid myself of bulimia food baby?

How to rid myself of bulimia food baby?

Careful assessment : this is an issue that cant be treated simply by giving you online list of advices. the condition has to be carefully and thoroughly evaluated by your Psychiatrist ( preferably with specialty in Eating D/O's) then a plan is put in place based on your particular situation. good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help get over laryngitis?

What are the best foods to eat to help get over laryngitis?

Garlic: Chicken soup, garlic, lemon -- hopefully not all together. Anything that gives you indigestion can actually prolong laryngitis. Avoid alcohol and mints. Hope you feel better soon. Rest your voice. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to prevent/cure airsickness?

I need some tips on how to prevent/cure airsickness?

Air sickness tips: Some things you can do to help reduce the risk of airsickness. Eat lightly that day and avoid alcohol. Tried to get a window seat, preferably near the wings where the plane is most stable. Focus on the horizon. Get cool air from the air vents. OTC medicines such as meclizine or dimenhydrinate work well for many people. There are prescription medicines if all of this fails. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get my child with autism to try new foods?

What's the best way to get my child with autism to try new foods?

Speech/Language &: Occupational Therapists also work together on feeding issues related to sensory issues in children with ASD. Issues with smell, taste, texture & color of foods can make it difficult to insure that a child with ASD eats a well-balanced diet. I endorse this book by Ernsperger & Stegen-Hanson, but I have no financial interest in it. It helps get past " love the whites, hate the greens". ...Read more

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Tips on how to avoid triggering situations so not to get headaches?

Tips on how to avoid triggering situations so not to get headaches?

See below...: Assuming u know ur triggering situations, avoid those that can be avoided & practice changing ur perspective regarding what cannot be changed. Mindfulness mediation, relaxation, tapping/eft are all self help tools for that. Talk therapy can be very helpful too in exploring ways to cope with uncomfortable situations. Wishing u well! a shared & healthily expressed feeling is less likely to ache! ...Read more

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How to remove the vomiting virus and diarrhea?

How to remove the vomiting virus and diarrhea?

Time: Nothing gets 'rid' of stomach viruses except time...But you can treat some of the symptoms 'the art of medicine is to entertain the patient while the disease runs its course' (voltaire). ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more