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What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

What is the best treatment for smoke inhalation?

Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ray
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Exposed To Mold (Definition)

Mold is also known as fungus or in some cases yeast. Fungal spores are very small and tend to be found in compost, barns/farms, hay, grass and damp basements. Some fungal spores are more likely to be associated with "dry" v. "wet" environments. When inhaled, mold spores can lead to many disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, hypersensitivty pneumonitis, ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash? .

What is the best treatment for scabies? What is the best way to treat and get rid of a scabies rash?

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Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! it is also highly contagious and you risk spreading it around. Unlike head lice, scabies has not developed resistance to its established treatment, prescription topical Permethrin 5% also called Elimite or Acticin (permethrin) (here in the United States). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wood mites bites?

What is the best treatment for wood mites bites?

Trombiculidae: Itching can be helped with topical corticosteroids and antihistamines as well as hot showers or baths. In cases of severe dermatitis or secondary infection with chigger bites, a doctor should be consulted. Some apply petroleum jelly or painting nail polish over the chigger bite under the false belief that the nail polish will suffocate the chiggers under the skin, but it does not work that way. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for influenza?

What is the best treatment for influenza?

Rest, fluids, and...: ...Fever reducers (aspirin, or acetaminphen) . There are two approved drugs that can reduce symptoms, but only if started within ~24 hours of symptoms. Most people will have a self-resolving illness. But its not fun to have the flu, and the best strategy is prevention. Get your annual flu shot. Wash your hands a lot (during flu season especially). Buy and use hand sanitizer gel. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to mmr?

What is the treatment for reaction to mmr?

Depend on reaction: It depends on the reaction Sore arm and swelling use ice locally Fever take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed All others are self limiting and get better by themselves without any treatmnt ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for thalesima?

What is the best treatment for thalesima?

Variable treatment: There are 2 kinds, Alpha and beta thalassemias. Severe thalassemias require blood transfusions or stem cell transplant. Thalassemia trait has mild anemia and doesn't need treatment. In between this, occasional blood transfusions may be needed. Iron overload from blood transfusions can be a problem. Check out this website for good information: www.Thalassemia.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athsma?

What is the best treatment for athsma?

Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelukast). Rescue medicines are usually short acting bronchodilators (albuterol). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coughs?

What is the best treatment for coughs?

Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for Posion Ivy?

What is the best treatment for Posion Ivy?

Avoidance: But once you get it, steroid creams and anti-itch medications like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) have been most effective in my experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for emphysema?

What is the best treatment for emphysema?

Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin (oxymetazoline) or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Symptom treatment: For uncomplicated sinusitis symptomatic treatment is recommended after diagnosis by a doctor. Decongestant pills and sprays, nasal washes, analgesics and maybe steroid nasal sprays. Antibiotics are reserved if the patient is not improving, getting worse or if severe. Antibiotics only shorten the length of an infection a small amount. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bug bits?

What is the best treatment for bug bits?

Prevention: Prevention is key in avoiding bug bites. The treatment is usually based on the type of bug involved and most of the time is symptomatic, ie: itching, pain, etc. Would not suggest any topical or local treatment since this is already an area of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a transfusion reaction?

What is the best treatment for a transfusion reaction?

Stop transfusion...: If a transfusion reaction occurs, the transfusion is stopped immediately and the transfusion blood and the patient's blood are tested to try to determine the cause. The patient's symptoms are then treated and the reaction usually resolves rather quickly, over several hours. ...Read more

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Is treatment for allergic rhinitis going to be effective if the patient is stil exposed to the allergen?

Is treatment for allergic rhinitis going to be effective if the patient is stil exposed to the allergen?

Yes but: If you are talking about medications, they will remain effective but the symptom control will likely be reduced if you are exposed to a highly allergenic allergen. Thus it is not an issue as to whether the drug is effective, but whether the allergen exposure is overwhelming. Allergy shots however often allow people who are allergic to pets to be able to live with the pets they cannot part with. ...Read more