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What Are The Causes Of Boils And How Can You Get Rid Of Them
Boils: A boil is a localized infection in the skin that begins as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm, hard, and more tender. Eventually, the center of the boil softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells from the bloodstream to eradicate the infection. This collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus. ...Read more
Herpes simplex virus: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x / day at the onset, can work. ...Read more
Virus: Canker sores are usually caused by a virus like the herpes virus. Most people can tell when they are going to get one and that is the time to start treating the area. Use an otc like abreva, or get a rx for Acyclovir ointment. If you get the sore frequently then you can be put on chronic suppressive therapy. This is where you take one anti-viral pill a day for a year to suppress the virus. ...Read more
Often stress: Stress, injury/ trauma (scratching the are with coarse or sharp food or utensil) lack of sleep can all bring on canker sores. If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect the area and reduce pain. If frequent try using toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate. See your dentist. ...Read more
Get checked out: A good start at finding potential headache triggers would be to maintain a diary. Every time you have a headache write down what you were doing, the foods you ate that day, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, how much sleep you had the night before, eye strain, etc. Try to find patterns in your headache so that you can learn what things to avoid. Get checked by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress or trauma: Canker sores can be more common during periods of high stress, trauma and vitamin deficiency. They will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Over the counter medications can make you feel better. Avoid spicy food that can be irritating. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurel sulfate. Taking vitamin b complex supplements can prevent canker sore for many people. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid Tight shoes: Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause. ...Read more
If you are : Talking about telangiectasia, these are superficial dilated blood vessels that are benign and it's best to leave them alone. They are harmless and may be congenital, effects of sun damage , aging and steroid use, part of acne rosacea, etc http://www.Skinsight.Com/adult/telangiectasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tennis elbow: Pain over the outside (lateral) aspect of the elbow, worsened by lifting, esp with the palm facing down. In later stages, pain at rest. Treated without surgery in over 90% of cases. Stretching, nsaids, counterforce bracing (forearm strap) occasionally during heavy activity, and selective cortisone injections (up to 2, but no more). Surgery results shown to decline after 2 injections. Good luck! ...Read more
Two questions: Streptococci can create a wide variety of infections, but suspect you are referring to pharyngitis due to group a beta streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms may be sore throat, fever, swollen temder lymph nodes, body aches will generally respond to treatment with nsaids, or more benignly, a hot bath. ...Read more
Lack of fluids etc: Multiple causes, lack of fluid intake is very frequent in summer, make sure keep enough fiber (fruits and whole grains), lack of activity and some medications are causes of constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome in some persons can express as constipation but this is a chronic condition and needs to be diagnosed after an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Rashes: Dermatologist can help, since you need to have it looked at. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more
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