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Whats the best thing to do if you have a pink eye?

Whats the best thing to do if you have a pink eye?

See a doctor: Sorry but seeing a doctor is important to make sure of the diagnosis. Why? Because some forms of viral pink eye can lead to blindness if not properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

It depends: Viral pink eyes is very common and you don't need to do much (just some redness, maybe watery, no discharge, no pain/change of vision etc...)..Or if allergies--typically some redness, watery and itchy...Then allergies drops will help. If you have discharge from eyes, pain, change of visision..See your doctor asap..Vision is precious and so don't cut corner.... ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you get a migraine?

What is the best thing to do when you get a migraine?

Rest: Lay down in a dark room and try to relax. Many migraineurs complain of light sensitivity and nausea. Many headaches will resolve with sedation and sleep. Ultimately prevention is best. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you have I indigestion?

What is the best thing to do when you have I indigestion?

See your doctor: My answer differs than were i to advise a younger man to just try acid blockers). While your indigestion may be little more than gerd or acid-related distress, age-appropriate indigestion may be a harbinger of barrett's esophagus, altered stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet block, ulcer, cancer, pancreas or biliary disease, heart attack). Get checked please. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you are starting to have a gallstone attack?

What is the best thing to do when you are starting to have a gallstone attack?

LetNatureTakeCourse: Most attacks occur due to a stone temporarily blocking the (cystic) duct that drains the gallbladder; this stone usually falls back w/in an hour or so, relieving the pain. Narcotics may be effective to "break" an attack, either by reducing pressure in the biliary tree or just holding one over until nature takes its course. Best bet: don't wait for the next attack to occur--get treated (surgery). ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) so labs may help identify. ...Read more

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How to know when you have the pink eye?

How to know when you have the pink eye?

Many types: A "pink" eye can be infectious, allergic , chemical, autoimmune, phototoxic, etc. Most "pink" eyes referred to by the general public refer to infection. Baccterial conjunctivitis is often mucopurulent with a goopey discahrge, crusting of lids and sometimes blurred vision. It is easily treated with antiiotics. Other forms of "pink" eye are treated differently. ...Read more

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What to do if i frequently do not go often and heard it is good to do a thorough colon cleanse regularly to get the old stool out what is the best way to do this?

No colonic cleansing: as a pediatrician we normally dont recommend colonic cleansing.I would like to know exactly what the root of the problem and what causes it before i suggest any treatment ...Read more

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What do you do when your eye is swollen from allergies?

What do you do when your eye is swollen from allergies?

Eye drops: There are anti-allergy eye drops available. These drops typically contain anti-histamine in them which reduces eye-redness. With regards to swelling, ice should help. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if your nose smells bad?

What is the best thing to do if your nose smells bad?

Infection?: You may want to have your doctor take a look. You may have a sinus infection that requires some treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to relieve cold/bronchitis symptoms when doctor is away?

What is the best thing to do to relieve cold/bronchitis symptoms when doctor is away?

Symptom control: If you are not having fevers chances are it is a virus and you just need to utilize symptomatic relief...Cough suppressants, mucolytics, and anti-histamines can help as can sudafed if you are clogged up. I like to use the nety pot w/ distilled water to help clear sinuses. Give it time...If you get a fever you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for the eyes to keep them from going bad?

What is the best thing to do for the eyes to keep them from going bad?

Eye Exams: The best way to protect your eyes is to have regular eye examinations. This is especially important when you are over 40. The key to successful treatment of eye problems (like glaucoma) is to catch, and treat, the problem early. ...Read more

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What is the best way to become a ophthalmologist? What are the best schools and what should I study?

Work and study hard : I would suggest undergraduate studies in sciences or engineering in preparation for medical school. As ophthalmology residencies are highly competitive, you should strive for reputable medical schools and, of course, maintain excellent academic record. Your academic record often dictates your residency options, but among the premier programs are wills eye, johns hopkins, and bascom palmer. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to eat if you have jaundice?

It depends: There are different causes for jaundice. Ask your doctor to provide dietary advice. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

Go to a good doc: And a good hospital and express your desires about everything long before you go into labor but make sure you trust your doc because nature does not always work right and u may end up with a c-section even if u want a vaginal delivery so u have to trust the expertise and judgement of your doc or midwife. ...Read more

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So what is the best thing i can do to become pregnant faster?

So what is the best thing i can do to become pregnant faster?

Unprotected sex: If your cycles are normal, then regular, unprotected sex during the midcycle is the best thing you can do. Be sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin and eating healthy to maintain a healthy body weight as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

Heat treatment: The best treatment for an evolving stye is to apply very warm soaks (washclosth under very warm -not hot- water applied to the lid about 5 times per day for 5 minutes at a time will usually get it to respond fairly quickly. Give this a try for 3-5 days and then see an ophthalmologist if still significant after that time. ...Read more

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5mm overjet. Do you think this is signifying enough to get fixed? If so what is the best and most effective way to do so?!

5mm overjet. Do you think this is signifying enough to get fixed?  If so what is the best and most effective way to do so?!

Your choice: 5 mm of overjet is more than ideal. Orthodontics may help if there is enough room to move your teeth into proper place. Jaw surgery many be required to fix if orthodontics alone will not help. Generally if the situation bothers you significantly then see a dentist/orthodontist to discuss your options. I see plenty of people with similar overjet measurements that get along fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more