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What Is The Best Treatment For Moderate Fever
Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more
Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Lower Back Pain: Conservative therapy works well for most patients with lower back pain. The use of prevention is the best - exercise, stretching, and strengthening. During the acute phase of pain - nsaids or acetaminophen, if not contraindicated, and heat and/or ice, usually work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: Some simple things to do for tendonitis include rest, icing (20 minutes per hour), anti-inflammatory medications (such as advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or aleve), and possibly splinting. See your doctor, however, if these simple treatments are not sufficient, or if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
No one best tx.: Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wound care specialis: See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need specialist: "when the baby is born to a pregnant woman infected with valley fever. Can baby have it? Valley fever is rare in newborn babies. Most babies who get valley fever probably acquire it during or shortly after birth, through inhaling fungal spores from the environment. The "azole" family of antifungal drugs are frequently used. These are oral preparations of ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole. ...Read more
Hi. I want to know. What is the best treatment for familial mediterranean fever other than tacking colchicine , my brother is 24 years old , ?
You : You may be dealing with a bacterial infection (i.e. Strep throat). This requires antibiotic therapy, however you will need to see a doctor for testing in order to determine if this is the cause. In the meantime try over the counter Ibuprofen or motrin. Also try gargling with warm salt water. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Dear dr. My daughter has a chiken box with fever and severe cough. What should I do ? What is the best treatment?
No easy answer: Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur and possibly heart failure, arthritis, nodules under the skin, chorea (abnormal involuntary movements) and rash. Treatment consists of penicillin, aspirin, and prednisone. Preventive penicillin is given for 10 years to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
First treat strep: Rheumatic Fever is an autoimmune reaction to infection with group A streptococcus. Antibiotics are given to eradicate the strep and then lower doses taken to prevent reinfecttion. Generally NSAIDS and other antiinflammatories drugs are sufficient unless the heart is involved. If the heart is not involved most cases clear up with antiinflammatory treatment. Heart needs follow-up study. ...Read more
Don't panic: Not sure what you consider a fever, but fever alone does not need 'treatment' - it is a symptom. Your body makes a temperature to fight off germs, both bacteria and virus, that cause infections. The fever actually helps your immune system work better. Keep yourself well hydrated, as a temperature causes you to need more fluids. See doc in next few days if fever doesn;t go away or other symptoms. ...Read more
No one bullet drug: There is no "one size fits all" medicine. For mild symptoms, an oral non-sedating antihistamine may be enough (e.g. fexofenadine) You also should use HEPA filters at home and drive with closed windows. You should also rinse nose with saline. If this is not enough, a nasal steroid or antihistamine should be added. If insufficient, see a board-certified allergist to consider allergy shots. ...Read more
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F&N is a common ...: Reason for hospital admission for cancer patients. Many chemotherapy agents are myelosuppressive and will lead to a low neutrophil count. This impairs pt's ability to fight infection and can attenuate symptoms of serious bacterial infxn. Thus, symptoms can be subtle and its hard to tell if fever means something serious or innocuous. We are cautious so we admit and treat aggressively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza.....: If you develop the flu, a medicine like oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) can be given to lessen symptom severity and duration. It is best given early, within the first 48 hours of symptoms. The best way to avoid the flu is to get an annual flu shot and wash your hands frequently, especially during flu season. Good luck!!! ...Read more
Flu tx: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more
Supportive care: There is still no effective "treatment" for "breakbone", or dengue fever. Dengue is a viral infection, spread by mosquito, which can cause severe muscle and bone pain (hence the name), and rarely vascular leakage and bleeding. In that case treatment includes lifesaving IV fluids and blood transfusion. Dengue is anothger reason to know about insect precautions when traveling to the tropics! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to work out with a moderate cough even if the symphtoms are still present after 7 days of treatment (no fever)?
If it doesn't bother: You. Go for it! coughs can last for way more than 7-10 days. Sometimes they can last up to a month or more depending on what the cause was. If you are not short of breath, and not bothered by coughing while exercising...No harm done.. ...Read more
My 2y.&4 months son has sore mouth after fever, now he can't eat any thing due to pain. He can't do mouth rins so what is best treatment for him?
Teething?: May be getting baby molars in. Can be a difficult time. Have your dentist take a look and talk with you about topical numbing agents and pediatric analgesics. 1st dental appt age 1 to evaluate growth and development, fluorides, diet, oral hygiene, etc. You may want to consider seeing a pediatric dental specialist for the same reasons you see a pediatrician. ...Read more
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