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What is the best natural way to retrieve your sense of smell without using medication? Nowing that I never had any head trauma, just achronic sinusites
Rinses: You can try using nasal or sinus rinses like the netty pot. Also I would recommend some nasal saline spray. Hot steamy showers will also help to alleviate sinus congestion. ...Read more
What's the best advice when returning back to horse riding after 7+ months off due to ankle trauma and also now asthmatic. Medication for the asthma is still changing to control it at present time?
Use common sense: Depends on the cause, really. If sexual, use better lubrication (liberally!), if from hard stools, stool softeners, sitz baths, soothing ointments may help. Gentle wiping always a must, many otc products may be useful. If pain persists, see your doctor to evaluate for more serious problems like a fissure, thrombosis, infection, etc. ...Read more
Can use of a recreational drug cause psychological trauma to someone? I think I have this from a very frightening experience after trying a drug
Yes it can: It depends on the drug, the dose, and certainly your state of mind going into it. There can be extremely frightening experiences with hallucinogens like lsd, peyote, marijuana, psilocybin, etc -- also all stimulants like Cocaine and meth. Some of these are not really "party" drugs but are used that way -- when the experience can be extremely intense and personal. Sometimes flashbacks are ongoing. ...Read more
I have psychological trauma from a recreational drug I tried months ago. It was my first time trying it. Do I get treated the same as a drug abuser?
No!: No, a psychiatrist listens to the problem you're having, and makes the best recommendations s/he can based on what's happening now. Addiction psychiatrists are very familiar with these drugs and their typical syndromes -- perhaps that's why the other psychiatrist who answered you when I did, mentioned "addiction" medicine as a possible help for you. A good psychiatrist will hear & respond to you. ...Read more
I just realized I have psychological trauma from a extremely frightening experience with a recreational drug. What kind of treatment do I need?
Evaluation 1st: An evaluation of your problem is needed before determining the best treatment -- they're not "one size fits all." best to see a psychiatrist first. Some drugs can trigger psychosis, and it doesn't go away when the drug leaves your system. Medications and/or talk therapy may help; the doctor will be able to suggest once s/he hears about your experience and how things are now for you. ...Read more
Peyronies: Peyronie's disease usually causes a curvature of the penis and will cause some degree of shortening. The most common medicine we prescribe is colchicine 0.6 mg bid. However, this does take months to notice any improvement. The vacuum device is also helpful. There is now a new injection therapy called Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). There is also surgery as the last option ...Read more
Is there a drug that prevents you from dreaming? I don't consciously remember traumas from my early childhood, but I frequently relive them in dreams.
I was in a major car accident and was careflighted to ER trauma, I went to get medical records and saw that underv my drug screen it read on the alcoh?
Any idea why a 34yo f w/ no history of clots, smoking, htn, drugs, oral cont, trauma, recent surg, illness. Has sudden onset n dev 2 pulm emboli at once.
Thrombophilia: It is possible that the patient has a preexisting condition (either inherited or acquired) that makes her at higher risk to develop a clot (thrombophilia) like a pulmonary embolism (pe). Blood tests should be performed in consultation with a hematologist. She does have many risk factors for a clot (smoking, ocp, trauma, surgery, ill), but a pe in a 34 yo is uncommon. ...Read more
I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?
No drugs needed:
there is no "traditional medical care" for nasal trauma. You either broke the nose badly enough to require surgery at which time you will get drugs for anesthesia purposes or you didn't break anything and only ice packs and reduction in strenuous activity would be indicated. ...Read more
Regarding the paradoxal affect of the drug ambein on patients brain trauma. I suffer from a brain injury I would like to know of any clinical trails?
Rt ear has gone numb - past 2 days. No dizziness, no h/o of trauma, no ear discharge, no pain, ear cavity clean, on post angioplasty drugs, please help?
CN 7, 9, 10: The sensory innervation of the pinna (or ear) is complex: cranial nerves 7, 9, 10 play a part. Given your otherwise neurological "intactness" except this pinnal numbness, my question is: have you recently 'cracked' your neck, had chiropractic manipulation, what was angioplastied? Arterial dissection is the concern. The simplest explanation is focal compressing ear too long during sleep... ...Read more
Yes.: By definition very few people will die from mild trauma. However, even very minor trauma applied at the right time to the right body location on the right host can kill anyone. Sometimes injuries may be overlooked because the trauma was though to be too slight. Pt's who are anticoagulated may die from relatively minor - or even no known trauma. ...Read more
Inflammation: The body's response to injury can lead to an increase in pro-inflammatory chemical mediators (e.g. Cytokines) and alterations in the activity of coagulation cascade. Our bodies are generally very good at dealing with mild to moderate injury/inflammation. Significant up-regulation of inflammation is associated with multiple organ dysfunction and can be a serious problem. ...Read more
Depends: What kind of trauma you experienced. If it is an interpersonal trauma (e.g. Physical or sexual abuse) then you will likely go to a place that focuses on helping you feel safe and helping you start to work through the negative emotions with talk therapy, medication or both. I wish you a quick healing. ...Read more
Variable: Any form of chronic pain can effect mood and vice versa. It's become clear that chronic pain can lead to depression, anxiety etc. And treatments for depression can decrease pain. Ex. Cymbalta, (duloxetine) an "anti-depressant" medication has been shown to improve diabetic nerve pain. Optimal treatment of chronic pain often involves pain medications (of various types) and treatment of associated depression. ...Read more
You can't: You're not trained to help. Please see psychologist or psychiatrist, someone with literally thousands of hours of training to help your boyfriend. This is not a do-it-yourself project. You need professional help. ...Read more
Safety: In order to work through trauma, a feeling of psychological and physical safety is crucial with a trusted psychologist or therapist who has training in treating trauma. Once you feel that safety, then you can start to explore with that professional the effects of the trauma on your current feelings, thoughts, behaviors and current life. Be well, . ...Read more
Unlikely: Soft tissue injury usually will show up right away. Very few instances where the presentation will be delayed. If you have a hematoma (blood collection) in your soft tissue, sometimes it takes a few days to declare itself, but not 2 months. ...Read more
No: Multiple blunt impact trauma means just what it says: more than one hit from something blunt. It does not speak to the magnitude of the blows, so this may or may not cause death. ...Read more
Multiple fractures: Yes, for example you may have ha d multiple old fractures that would be discovered on taking days. ...Read more
Number of conditions: Limping is not normal and requires thorough evaluation of toe, ankle, knee, hip, and even spine. Have him checked! ...Read more