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What is the best way to stop bleeding?

What is the best way to stop bleeding?

Firm pressure.: Simply applying firm pressure to the site of bleeding will almost always cause it to stop. Direct pressure slows the flow of blood and allows time for clot formation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop pregnancy?

What is the best way to stop pregnancy?

Several to try: Abstinence is 100%; bcp + barrier approaches 100% & reduces std's; bcp alone done right is 99+% but no std help;barrier methods done right approach 98% with some std help. Planning to pull out before ejaculation is a sure way to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop diarrhea?

What is the best way to stop diarrhea?

STOP EATING: Solid foods and do liquids only. That works 87% of the time just by itself, even w/out anything else. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop the hiccups?

What is the best way to stop the hiccups?

No "best" way: The first thing is to see a doctor who specializes in stomach problems. There can be many causes of hiccups. Standing on your head or sipping water typically won't work. Intractable hiccups that are not due to a gastric or esophageal problem can often be helped by a single instramuscular shot of a medication called thorazine, (chlorpromazine) but only after the problem has been worked up. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop snoring?

What is the best way to stop snoring?

Try this: 1. Sleep on the side or have soft ball on the back to prevent sleeping supine. 2.Improve nasal congestion and its management if present by like nasal saline or neti pot . 3.Alternate nostril breathing and or slow deep breathing exercise for 15-20 minutes before bedtime and morning if possible. 4. Nasal strips for some. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking?

What is the best way to stop smoking?

A tremendous desire: First you have to want to quit. Then go back to the first option! after that, set a date and do it. If you believe you will need help, there a good medicaitons to assist you. Gums, lozenges, patches, pills and adjuctive helps like hypnosis and counselling can help. But as in the beginning, you have to want to quit first. You can do it. It will be the best thing you have ever done for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking?

What is the best way to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop enuresis?

What is the best way to stop enuresis?

End enuresis: The method I have used successfully with my patients is as follows: 1. No liquids after 6:00 P.M. 2. Be sure child urinates before going to bed 3. Wake child up at 2:00 am and check if there has been bed wetting. If there is betting before this time on several occasions move time to 1:00 am 4. Be sure child urinates when you wake them. 5. Positive reinforcement 6. Possible combo of DDAVP (desmopressin) or othe. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop menstrual cramps without medicine?

What is the best way to stop menstrual cramps without medicine?

Simple Remedies: Heat can decrease pain from menstrual cramps a heating pad or thermacare pads have worked well for my patients and is backed up by medical studies. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to stop a fever?

What is the fastest way to stop a fever?

Fever: Before trying to stop fever, know why it occurs. Fever is one of the body's way of fighting and quelling an infection. Most individuals, body temperatures less than 102 degrees are well tolerated; above it makes one uncomfortable for which one can start giving fever reducers. The easiest way or reducing it adequate hydration, rest, cold compresses and a tepid sponge bath. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent hemroids?

What is the best way to prevent hemroids?

Nicely: High fiber diet, 80-100 ounces of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids daily, no reading on the toilet and avoiding constipation or diarrhea. More fluids are needed if you have a regular exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a bloody nose?

What is the best way to stop a bloody nose?

Pressure and Time: Holding pressure on the nose for an extended period of time will stop most bloody noses. In rare circumstances this will not work and you may need a more invasive fix. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to stop an erection?

What is the easiest way to stop an erection?

Here are some...: The answer to your Q depends on what kind of clinical scenario (urgent or chronic) is presenting and on what the goal of treatment is going to accomplish? So, no definite answer could be given although drugs to suppress testosterone or to inhibit desire may be administered with care for chronic issue, and special penile irrigation with phenylephrine by urologist may be used for priapism. More? Ask ...Read more

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What is the best way to unconstipated?

What is the  best way to unconstipated?

Fiber and water: Fiber + water is one of the best ways to have a bowel movement. Insoluble fiber from fruits and vegetables is best. Stool softeners and other otc meds like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help too. Narcotics and minimal exercise make constipation worse. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop knee pain?

What is the best way to stop  knee pain?

Xray first: At age 71, the likely source of the pain is osteoarthritis. I would have the knee xrayed to determine how significant the arthritic involvement happens to be. Injectable lubricants can be very helpful if the arthritic involvement is not severe (bone-on-bone). ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop snoring without surgery?

What is the best way to stop snoring without surgery?

It depends: If you are obese then losing weight is the best nonsurgical option. For every 10% body weight you lose snoring decreases approximately 50%. If you're not overweight then your options are more limited. If you snore only when you are on your back then try sewing a tennis ball into the bottom part of the back of a t-shirt. Where the t-shirt at night and it will train you to no longer sleep on your back. ...Read more

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What is the best way for me to stop smoking?

What is the best way for me to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop your belly ring from hurting?

What is the best way to stop your belly ring from hurting?

Re-assess: You must first be sure the area is not infected. The best way to do this is to make an appointment with your physician. You must also make sure you clean the area as instructed. Be sure the belly jewelry is the right size, as well. Finally, you may not be someone who can tolerate jewelry in that area. You may need to remove it. Make sure there is no infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control hunger?

What is the best way to control hunger?

Small meals: Eating several small nutritious meals per day prevents excessive gastric distention. Also drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop binge eating?

What is the best way to stop binge eating?

Ways to stop: Restoring healthy eating habits, improving the individual's self-image and reducing associated mood and personality symptoms are ways to stop binge eating. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop bleeding?

Firm pressure.: Simply applying firm pressure to the site of bleeding will almost always cause it to stop. Direct pressure slows the flow of blood and allows time for clot formation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop vaginal bleeding and burning pain?

What is the best way to stop vaginal bleeding and burning pain?

Lots of answers: There are so many questions to be answered - pregnant? Prior surgery or abnormal pap's? Ever happen before? Where is the pain? How much bleeding? Time for your period? I would definitely see your obgyn to be examined and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly stop bleeding aside from applying direct pressure?

Asking Impossible: I am not sure what you mean since the question is lacking any details. But, the best and first way to stem bleeding is by applying direct pressure. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to stop a nose bleed and does that differ between adults and children?

Whats the best way to stop a nose bleed and does that differ between adults and children?

Pinch nose >10 min: Sit up straight and tip your head slightly forward (not back). Use your thumb and forefinger to firmly pinch the soft part of your nose shut. The nose consists of a hard, bony part and a softer part made of cartilage. Nosebleeds usually occur in the soft part of the nose. Keep pinching for a full 10 minutes without checking (this helps form clot). Adults and kids use same technique. ...Read more

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Can your nose heal from picking it? Nosebleeds are annoying! Can heat or being sick cause your nose to bleed as well? What'a the best way to stop it?

Nosebleeds: One of the most common causes of nosebleed is poking at your nostril. Apply firm pressure to stop bleeding, with or without a plug of facial tissue. Increasing humidity inside your home can help as well. ...Read more

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Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Best way to stop bleeding on a small cut while on coumadin/warfarin.?

Quik Clot or Vit. K.: A small cut can be treated with direct pressure or quik clot. A large cut may require reversal of the Coumadin (warfarin) with fresh frozen plasma or vitamin k. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a small object from the rectum without causing rectal bleeding?

What is the best way to remove a small object from the rectum without causing rectal bleeding?

Under anesthesia: If it can be put in, then it can be taken out. However, taken object out through the sphincter is more gentle and less traumatic under complete anesthesia. It doesnt cost much to put in but it cost a whole lot to take out. ...Read more

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What is the best way to predict whether or not someone will have a bleeding tendency after surgery?

What is the best way to predict whether or not someone will have a bleeding tendency after surgery?

Blood tests: Blood tests can be done before the surgery to test for pt, ptt, platelet count and even platelet function. Family history of a bleeding disorder can also be an important clue that may alert your doctor to do extra testing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep a baby bleeding from a heel stick?

Pressure: Hold a little pressure with a gauze pad immediately after the stick for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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I have a cut in my nose and its bleeding a lot. What would be the best way to handle this?

I have a cut in my nose and its bleeding a lot. What would be the best way to handle this?

Bacitracin ointment: You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate. ...Read more

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What's the best way to predict whether or not patients will have a bleeding tendency after surgery?

A careful: Personal and family history of bleeding with prior physiologic stress, including surgery. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to care for nail bed when the fingernail has been torn completely off? It happened about 14 hrs ago, still bleeding, is this normal

Whats the best way to care for nail bed when the fingernail has been torn completely off? It happened about 14 hrs ago, still bleeding, is this normal

Keep nail bed clean: If the nail was completely removed with out damaging the nail bed you will probably grow a normal nail ideally., the nail can be put back in place to prevent the skin from healing to the nail bed. It might be worthwhile to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had bleeding stomach ulcers in the past and recently feel pain/flare ups. I am under quite a bit of stress. Whats the best way to heal naturally?

I've had bleeding stomach ulcers in the past and recently feel pain/flare ups. I am under quite a bit of stress. Whats the best way to heal naturally?

SEE YOUR DOC ASAP: Don't mess around with possibly bleeding ulcers. You already have had complicated ulcers (bleeding), and symptoms again. U need to see a doc. Can be due to bacterial infection with h. Pylori (ever tested/treated?), meds (especially Aspirin and nsaids like ibuprofen), other causes including rare tumors causing excess acid, other. Get checked first. ...Read more

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If I have extremely soft skin as a guy and bleed often from minor scratches, what would be the best way to toughen my skin?

If I have extremely soft skin as a guy and bleed often from minor scratches, what would be the best way to toughen my skin?

See a hematologist.: Bleeding from minor scratches is more likely to be a sign of a problem with your bleeding mechanisms than with a skin problem. It would be best to talk to your primary care doctor, or better, a hematologist to do an evaluation to find out what the real issue is. ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best way to whiten the teeth. I have sensitive teeth i.E. It occasionally bleed. My dentist told me to use banana skin to whiten?

Can you tell me the best way to whiten the teeth. I have sensitive teeth i.E. It occasionally bleed. My dentist told me to use banana skin to whiten?

Team approach: Bleeding and tooth sensitivity are often signs of gum infection and recession. Seek rx w a periodontist to control diseased supporting tissues. Then have your general dentist help you with the gentlest least invasive tooth whitening technique. ...Read more

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