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What Is The Best Way To Bring
Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read more
Apply ice.: Immediately after the injury, apply an ice pack to the area, on and off for 10 minutes at a time for a few hours. There will probably still be swelling and bruising, which will go away after a couple of days, but the ice will help somewhat. If it doesn't, you should have your child seen by a doctor. If there is vomiting or loss of consciousness, you should also see a doctor. ...Read more
What's the best way to bring up to my doctor that I'd like to look into being prescribed a diet drug? I'm 5'8" and about 215 lbs with 32% BF
Hi, my skin has aged prematurely from insomnia, and I was wondering what's the best way to bring back elasticity to my sagging skin without a facelift?
Skin Rejuvenation: Certainly obtaining adequate sleep and eating well, help our body overall. Sunscreen and retinA are the cornerstone of today's skin care program. Once the skin begins to age, chemical peels, laser treatments, dermapen and Thermi RF can help to restore collagen and support to the skin. Find a local specialist who can help guide you to the best options for you. ...Read more
Fever: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable with the fever, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more
How can I bring down the swelling of tonsils? I don't have any medical insurance and I would like to know what is the best way to reduce the swelling of the tonsils.
Tonsillar swelling may be a result of an active infection, and if that is the case antibiotics may be needed (if bacterial in origin). Fever?
See if there is a free clinic nearby to seek help. Meanwhile, gargle with warm salt water for some relief. See an md, and good luck! ...Read more
What is the best way to stop hair loss and to bring it back? Age 49, 5.10 hight, 257 weight thank you
Nothing to do: You are at an age when hair loss is seen. See your family doc to help with diagnosis. It is most likely a genetic inherited trait. You have no control in that case. There are medication to try but most success is at a hair loss clinic. Be prepared to spend big bucks. Why not forget it & live a happy life. That in my opinion is best. Society has forgot about that now and anything goes. ...Read more
I've always been stuck in the 115 pounds weight range and I really would like to bring it down to 100 pounds. What would be the best method? -5ft25in
Healthy weight: Your weight is 115 pounds, or 52.1631 kg, and your height is 62.5 inches, or 1.5875 meters. So, your BMI is 52.1631/ (1.5875*1.5875) = 20.7 kg/m^2. BMI stands for "Body Mass Index", and that is how we determine whether or not someone needs to lose weight. A NORMAL BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9. So I can't advise you to lose any weight at all. You are at a very healthy weight now, so stay there! ...Read more
Daily: Develop a routine that you enjoy with a variety of different activities and do them at an intensity that doesn't make you too sore to do it again the next day. Then add 1. 1 more rep, one more minute, one more cycle every day. Start at 15 minutes and work up to 45 minutes to an hour daily. ...Read more
Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...Read more
Depends: 1) get stitches if needed 2) good wound care - keep it from getting infected - wash twice a day with soap and water and cover with thin film of antibiotic ointment 3) after it heals -- plenty of sunscreen so it doesn't pigment differently from the rest of your skin 4) vitamin E may help - you can buy the gel caps and break it open and rub it in once a day. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema aka sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis has no cure but can be managed by avoiding irritants. Check out https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/eczema. Html, http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/ & https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/ for options on skin care. Then see your GP & Dermatologist. Best to avoid scratching which can aggravate skin & even lead to infection. ...Read more
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream: Ringworm (tinea corporis fungal skin infection) can be treated for several weeks with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) af, which is also available in generic form. However, some people who think they have ringworm actually have oval or round "eczema" patches, which are often dry and itchy. A visit to a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can help give a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Office: In the doctor's office we typically use liquid nitrogen or a scalpel. You could try the OTC liquid nitrogen to remove warts - that might work as it is very similar to what's used in the office. Or you could just go to your doctor's office and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: ... are treated using a variety of medical and surgical methods, depending on what symptoms your hemorrhoids are causing. Generally, hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels at the anus. They can be painful (thrombosed) or bleeding, and the treatment for these would be different. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist for further advice if they don't resolve promptly using more fiber in your diet. ...Read more
Try several things: There's no single way. It might be more effective to try a variety of things that could help with your particular anxiety (there are so many ways a person can feel anxious and for so many reasons). Excessive anxiety is unpleasant and it interferes with enjoyment of activities. Of course, you can always discuss this with your doctor. Ideas: don't catastrophize; meditate; exercise; focus outward. ...Read more