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What can I do for my skin abscess without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my skin abscess without going to a doctor?

Nothing: Abscesses need to be opened, drained and likely followed up with antibiotics all of which should be directed by your doctor. I would not recommend home lancing of an abscess. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my cellulitis without going to a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for my skin tags without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my skin tags without going to a doctor?

Snip: Going to a doctor is always recommended to prevent potential side effects that could occur at home. If the skin tag is small enough you could just snip it off with a sterile nail clipper. Another remedy it to tie them off with thin fishing line or dental floss. ...Read more

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What can I do for my painful gums without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my painful gums without going to a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for my facial swelling without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my facial swelling without going to a doctor?

Cause?: This can be sign of infection, growth , or severe allergy. This must be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What can I do for my vaginitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my vaginitis without going to a doctor?

Can try otc: If you have vaginal irritation or discharge, you can try over the counter (otc) treatments for yeast infection, if they do not take care of the problem in a few days, then see your gyve. ...Read more

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What can I do for my chills without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my chills without going to a doctor?

Pray: Chills usually indicate an infection. The right antibiotic depends on the cause and origin of the infection. If you do not get antibiotics, you might be able to overcome it, but more likely you will get much sicker. ...Read more

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What can I do for my bleeding gums without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my bleeding gums without going to a doctor?

Oral hygene: Optimize brushing and flossing, if your gums continue to bleed, see your dentist. Chronic gingivitis not only leads to tooth loss, it affects your whole body. Other rare causes may need to be explored, including bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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What can I do for my constipation without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my constipation without going to a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for my dry socket without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my dry socket without going to a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my groin hernia without going to a doctor?

Little: A hernia in this area is a separation of the muscles and fibrous tissue which coats the abdominal cavity and keeps the intestinal loops within that cavity. The hernial opening will allow a loop to protrude which can be painful and in extreme cases can cause strangulation. A hernia truss can prevent this but is unpleasant to wear. Unless minor, you probably will need surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do for my emphysema without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my emphysema without going to a doctor?

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 more

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What can I do for my back trauma without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my back trauma without going to a doctor?

Back trauma: If it recent and of a mild incident some soreness--just rest, ice, and otc pain meds, like ibuprofen---if you can this type of med. Otherwise, trauma indicates to me that you should be seen by a medical professional soon. Was it due to an auto accident, fall at home, exercise, abuse? If your pain is increasing, you have numbness, tingling, or loss of body functions; you must seek medical help. ...Read more

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What can I do for my prostatitis without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my prostatitis without going to a doctor?

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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What can I do if my friend has a yeast infection how can she get rid of it without going to the doctor?

What can I do if my friend has a yeast infection how can she get rid of it without going to the doctor?

OTC medications: One option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx. Physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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What can I do for my itchy urticaria without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my itchy urticaria without going to a doctor?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines, particularly the long acting ones like zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) may be helpful. If your hives are recurrent, i would recommend you see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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