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Tooth Loss: Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the us. It can also lead to systemic health problems, so early treatment is often the least expensive and most efficient route. Good luck! ...Read more
I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have contact dermatitis?
Very itchy rash: You'll have a very itchy rash that may make you feel miserable. It may be hard to sleep. It will last for weeks; perhaps 4-8 weeks. It won't scar & will ultimately heal. You won't die. You will have saved time & money. Otc antihistamines may relieve itching. If the rash isn't oozing you can apply Hydrocortisone cream 3-4x/day. If that doesn't work you may wish to see a doctor for stronger meds. ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Many patients have gallstones that never cause them any symptoms. Just having gallstones is not necessarily a reason to have an operation to remove them. If you do not have pain or nausea with eating or have never had jaundice, you may not need an operation. Decrease fat in your diet and try to achieve a healthy body weight to minimize your risk of having gallbaldder symptoms in the future. ...Read more
Depends on type: Like many natural products, more research needs to be done and there are wide variations in quality, but the best forms of spirulina probably have significant health benefits. See http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/05/14/the_truth_about_spirulina for more details on the pros and cons of spirulina. ...Read more
Not sure: There is already limited evidence of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate for use in non spinal related pathology like knee arthritis and even less so in the case of spinal pathology. I'll be honest if it does help, it'll likely be minimal to small, but alternatively, it's unlikely to be harmful in any significant way (besides your wallet!). Good luck. ...Read more
Check the reports: If you are drinking water from a municipal water supply, they are required to continually test their water for contaminants and make these reports public. Ask you local water authority for a copy of the report. It may even be available on line. If you are using private well water you will have to endure the expense of having it tested yourself. ...Read more
Probably not: Unless it does not get used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Am I wasting my money buying natural baby skin care products? Do regular creams work just as well?
Yes.: This is one of my major pet peeves. Please don't be seduced by the "natural" label. Cyanide is natural. So is arsenic. It's one of those words, like "organic" and "herbal", that manufacturers put on products for the sole purpose of charging you more for them. Yes, regular creams work just as well - and in many cases, better. ...Read more
Hello, I'm 20 and I still have acne, I wasting a lot of money I have no results to show. I still have it and can't get rid of it.?
I think I have Borderline Personality Disorder but I'm not really sure. I want to go to the doctor but want to avoid wasting money.
Borderline PD: Hi. It is difficult and unethical to make a diagnosis w/out seeing you. What are your symptoms? If you are having difficulty functioning you may want to go see a psychologist or psychiatrist. It would definately not be a waste of money if the symptoms are disrupting your life. ...Read more
If you whiten your teeth at a dentist, but you drink coffee daily, are you just wasting money whitening teeth?
Absolutely not!: There is an art to teeth whitening. A one time visit at the dentist will whiten your teeth but all teeth fade a bit over time. Diets that include a lot of dark pigments can accelerate this fading. You may want to also add in touch up whitening at home. With regular home touch-ups you can still stay as light as you'd like. ...Read more
Am I wasting my money on fish oil if taking 1g/day for health, family history of heart dx, and adhd/mood? 30yo healthy female
Hard to tell: Some pts report improved mood and temperament on o3fa, but these are individual report cases, in controlled studies it pales in comparison to medication and intervention...If it helps take it as adjunct therapy, but do not use it to replace time tested, well studied medications, and/or interventions, ie counselling, behavioral therapy, diet and exercise. Better still forget o3fa and enjoy some grill fish. ...Read more
I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am I wasting money?
More complicated...: It won't help you get pregnant, but it may help you be healthy so you are better able to sustain a healthy pregnancy. I recommend taking a supplement with activated folate (folic acid) rather than Folic Acid for trying to get pregnant. See this link for more information: http://mthfr. Net/prenatal-supplementation-optimizing-your-future-child/2012/01/20/. ...Read more
How do I know what is causing the pain in my shoulder? Who is the best person to see so I do not waste my time and money?
There are some options to consider:
1) if you think it is a pinched nerve - neurologist.
2) if you think it is a bone problem - orthopedic surgeion.
3) if you think it is a muscle problem - physical therapist trained in osteopathic manual manipulation.
4) don't have any idea - family physician. ...Read more
Need refills (gabapentin and hydroxyzine pam) --can't get in to see my doctor--and I don't want to waste the money for a consult if I can't be helped?
Refills: You need to see a doctor to get these refilled ...Read more
Is there a way to get an inhaler script done without seeing a dr? No insurance or money to have appointment.
No: You must see a doctor. You can also call a telemedicine service to discuss by phone or video with a doctor but you can only get 1 refill before you are required to see a doctor in-person. This is per law in all states. ...Read more
Usually a waste of $: There are countless products being sold [maybe a million] to "help your health". Unless a product [the EXACT product, accurately dosed, confirmed in purity] has been proven to be effective by several separate research studies, one doesn't know that it even works. Then, studies have to show the product is not harmful, and does not interact with other common foods, drugs, or medical conditions. ...Read more
I have no money to pay, I have problems and u can see in my files. Please help me, I'm afraid of this, thanks?
Clinic: Good option is to go to a county run clinic in your area. ...Read more
I have r.A should I b in a study group? Have no money or ins. See a dr. At health dept. I'm gettin worst so he ask did I want 2 b in a study
That: That is an option. However, I recommend you learn more about the study before you make a committmet. ...Read more
Waste of money:
None of these products or supplements will not make you loose weight by taking them, unless you cutdown the total number of calories consumed and exercise regularly to burn some calories. This product contains polydextrose, citric acid, beet root, grape skin extract, stevia extract, lo han extract, chlorogenic acid, lipoeic acid, ;chromium
some ingredients can cause serious side effects. It is waste ofmoney. ...Read more
Absolutely work: Meds must be used in combo and result in >10% wt loss in majority of patients who I prescribe them in. But, wt often returns when meds are stopped. Like BP meds, they may be needed indefinately. ...Read more
Save your money: Nonsense- a total waste of money-buy good cross trainer shoes instead and...walk..... ...Read more
Primary care physici: Look for a good primary care physician. Maybe he doesn't know the answer but he can gather data and direct you to the right specialist. ...Read more
If you have a cold: He probably would have told you to rest at home, drink plenty of fluids and take any over the counter remedy that you have available ...Read more
Some people are so desperate to lose weight they spend a lot of money. What is the biggest waste?
Fad diets: Right now HGH and HCG are the rage but any fad is a waste. ...Read more
How can I make my doctors and therapists ect see that I don't want recovery and show them that there wasting there time on me?
Disease of addiction: If you have the disease of addiction your brain is lying to you. Your perceptions are not always true. The disease of addiction is a terminal illness. It is often a genetic linked disease. If you can't understand this then you speak your truth. Own your choices. But, remember always that when it hurts too bad you can always come back and find a solution to your disease. ...Read more