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Treatment For A Bloated Goat
Apple cider vinegar: No medicine or home remedy works for everyone but according to the feedback at http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html apple cider vinegar is the home remedy that has helped the most people. But while 265 people say it helped, 40 found it did not help or only did a bit. That article gives other remedies to try.Avoiding inciting foods like fats/alcohol to prevent acidity is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aerobic + weight: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. In the us, the trouble is that we have too much..Sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. If there is a will, there is a way. You can do it! ...Read more
Constipation: If increasing fibe and water intake r in the diet is not helpful, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a stool softener (not a laxative despite it's name) that is very helpful. I would start with 1/2 capful mixed in water or juice/day and increase the dose gradually every 3-4 days until a moderately soft stool every day or two is achieved. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Do you have culture proven UTI or just symptoms similar to UTl? Either way you need to have upper tract evaluation with CT and cystoscopy. Need to see a urologist for evaluation because tumors, stones, fistulas can be cause of symptoms similar to UTI or cause UTI that doesn't respond to therapy. ...Read more
Currently I am taking sertraline and hydroxyzine for anxiety and deoxicycline for a skin infection. What is a good cold medicine for a lot of mucus?
Be cautious: You already are on hydroxzine, which is an antihistaminic, many cold medicines would contain an antihistaminic too, combining them would cause CNS depression. Doxycycline, an antibiotic, might not work, as you can very well have a viral upper respiratory problem. Saline nasal wash, and salt water gargles, if sore throat, will help, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, ...Read more
I have a chronic heartburn and currently taking lansoprazole as a temporary solution
Looking for a permanent solution?
Many possible: Here are some things to try. Maintain a normal body weight. Do not drink alcohol or more than one drink a day with caffeine. Do not drink carbonated beverages. Eat frequent small meals instead of occasional large ones. Do not eat within 3 hours of going to bed. Sometimes the problem can not be corrected and meds are necessary but it is worth trying to get off the medications. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat, or live with?: With no one clear treatment IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is an invitation to experience ourselves as complex organism in an ever adaptive close relationship with our environment. A routine, time to sit and eat, to take note of how we feel, healthy food choices, modest amounts, awareness of foodstuffs that may trigger symptoms, perhaps low FODMAP? Check patient.info IBS for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: What is the cause and suspected diagnosis for the pain? It it is fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain, which are not clearly understood, so treatment is directed at relieving symptoms, mood, pain and function rather than attacking the causes; but studies have shown that succesful treatment of pain generators such as an arthritic joint or muscle trigger points, can diminish the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is the powder azithromycin? i have a chlamydia for a couple of months and just getting treatment
Varies: Per doctor and area of the country. You will need to call a specific doctors office and ask. ...Read more
Is Botox a safe and effective treatment for TMJ? I use a night-guard and eat soft foods, etc but am having a pretty bad flare up. Thank you!
Thanks for your response. Ive used 500mg canesten pessary and external cream for 3 days. There is still an itch and discharge and soreness, should i get more pessarries? Or a different brand? Waiting time for a GP here is fustrating and is time for me to
Nausea: Having nausea could be secondary to many reasons. If you have persistent nausea, you need to see a physician to determine the cause and treat it properly. There are few medications available to use. Reglan (metoclopramide) or zofran are the common medications to control the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am searching for an alternative to daily diet soda for my 82 yr old father. Is kombucha a better alternative?
Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I assume you are referring to outpatient treatment of mild diverticulitis. Flagyl is used to cover anaerobic bacteria that might be involved in the infection and i would not recommend using it alone. Antibiotic used needs to also cover gram negative aerobic bacteria, which is why two antibiotics are usually prescribed. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer