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What Can I Do For My Runny Nose Without Going To A Doctor
Runny nose: Runny nose is just a symptom. It usually comes either from a cold or from allergic symptoms (usually lasting longer than 3-5 days). Allergies usually respond well to otc antihistamines like Claritin or claritin-d. Cold symptoms tend to be more profuse, and the best treatment is with otc nasal spray like afrin, but you can't use it for more than 3 days, or your nose gets hooked on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
OTC options: First avoid the things you are allergic to. Second one can try otc anti-histamine (pharmacist can direct you). Most effective is a saline sinus rinse (also otc). These work great for my patients. Try theabove steps and if they don't help, then an md visit is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to Find Cause: If your dizziness persists, it is important to find the underlying cause. I'm afraid the best way to do this would be to seek the assistance of a physician to track down the problem. Dizziness can result from an inner ear problem, dehydration or more serious problems with your blood circulation. If rest and plenty of clear fluids don't resolve the problem, it's best to pay a visit to your doc. ...Read more
Cause?: This can be sign of infection, growth , or severe allergy. This must be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more
Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by a fever, pain. You must see a medical professional, if new&very mild an immediate appt. If unsure-go to the er. This is especially true if you are immune deficient-diabetic, poor circulation, elderly. Blood clots could also be a dx-med emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quit smoking...: The best thing you can do to prevent further lung damage and allow your lungs to heal over time is to quit smoking. Your doctor can help you quit smoking and can offer other treatments as well. Testing can be done to determine how bad your emphysema is as well. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. Some patients have 'waited out the pain' without seeing their surgeon; i would not recommend that course of action. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingivitis?: Painful gums can be caused by many things, the most common being gingivitis. Assuming one is brushing and flossing daily, and possibly rinsing with listerine, then one should go see one's dentist because if this is allowed to progress without treatment, one could lose their teeth and spend much more time at the dentist than had they just gotten this treated early on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A variety of things: There are several things you can do to help you manage stress, but if your symptoms remain very problematic, you should still see your doctor. Here are some "tools" you can do on your own: meditation/prayer, yoga, exercise, massage, writing in a journal, breathing exercises, talking with a good friend or family member, identifying and dealing with the underlying cause(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have ongoing stuffy and running nose for two months, I want to see a ENT but what more can they do for me as I am pregnant. I want to find out why I have such bad stuffy nose and how to get rid of it.
Stuffy nose pregnant: There is rhinitis of pregnancy see http://www.babycenter.com/0_stuffy-nose-during-pregnancy_1076.bc DO NOT use a humidifier it is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Xyzal is an anithistamine that is category B approved for use in pregnancy. If related to allergies, as in spring consider HEPAair purifier for bedroom , like Hunter Quietflo at Home Depot online ...Read more
Go to the doctor: What is the deal on this run of questions trying to avoid the doctor. Diagnosis and treament is what we do. Prostatitis may not just be prostatitis. How do you know that is what is bothering you. Is it infectious? Is it prostate cancer ? Is it a urinary tract infection. Go to the doctor. ...Read more
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