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What is the best way to track the growth of my baby bump?

What is the best way to track the growth of my baby bump?

Reg doctor visits: Monitoring the growth of the baby is one of the things your doctor will monitor during your regularly scheduled office visits. The doctor will use a tape measure to feel the top of your uterus (fundal height). This will be done each visit. If there is ever concern the doctor can do a sonogram to confirm that the baby is growing normally. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye rubbing by the child, etc. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, What is the best way to get rid of a veroca on the bottom of my foot?

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What is the best way to get rid of a veroca on the bottom of my foot?

Topical treatment: if it's small enough there are over the counter kits that you can use to "burn" it off. may want to see a foot doctor to have it removed ...Read more

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What is the best way to grow my hair out?

What is the best way to grow my hair out?

Time: Hair grows at the rate of approximately 6 inches a year. Some diseases negatively impact that rate, but there is little that can be done clinically to increase how fast hair grows. Diet, vitamins, and fish oils are postulated to increase growth, but there are limited clinical trials to demonstrate this. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of a ringworm and what is the fastest way to take care of it?

What is the lifespan of a ringworm and what is the fastest way to take care of it?

Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent movement of my baby at night?

What is the best way to prevent movement of my baby at night?

Depends on the age: Newborns typically like being bundled. Wrapping burrito-style in a thin blanket (or purchasing a sleep sack that has a velcro closure) helps keep them confined and comfortable. As babies start to roll, they enjoy moving around. Take the bumpers and any loose bedding or other potential airway obstructions out of the crib! ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the pains of period in the girls?

What is the best way to reduce the pains of period in the girls?

Anti inflammatories: Use of anti inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours starting a couple of days prior to the cycle can help reduce pain and cramping, although expect a slightly higher blood flow. Many women also find relief with heating pads. Regular exercise and weight management is the best preventative method. ...Read more

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What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

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

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What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

What is the best way to treat a callus turning white on the side of the big toe that developed from running?

Pumice stone : Soke it and then file off the callus with a pumice stone. After that use moleskin to protect the area from forming a new callus. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to lose the fat around your stomach?

Need advice on what is the the best way to lose the fat around your stomach?

Just the facts ma'am: Here's the real deal. You can not specifically get rid of abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Weight training can help build. ...Read more

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What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

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

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What is the fastest way to heal a cut on the roof of your mouth?

What is the fastest way to heal a cut on the roof of your mouth?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What is best to use for this blister in the the back of my mouth?

What is best to use for this blister in the the back of my mouth?

If you have fever: or feel sick see your primary care doctor. But if not I like to mix iodine and glycerin (1part iodine, 4 parts glycerin) apply using cotton tip applicator 3 times a day. If not clear in 10 days see doctor ...Read more

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What is a good way to clean the inside of my vagina?

What is a good way to clean the inside of my vagina?

Just the outside: The outside is the vulva and can be be gently washed during baths and showers. The inside is the vagina. Vaginas are not meant to be washed. That means washing vaginas is not natural, and can mess up the inside, balanced conditions of a vagina. It's nice to have good hygiene, but know that vaginas are "self-cleaning". Using condoms prevents semen from sitting in and disintegrating in the vagina. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the black ring on my neck?

What is the best way to get rid of the black ring on my neck?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the quickest way to rid of a cold?

Need advice on what is the the quickest way to rid of a cold?

Symptom relief: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop the inside of my mouth from itching?

What is a good way to stop the inside of my mouth from itching?

Find the cause!: Itching inside mouth can result from different reasons from an allergy to yeast infection. Oral allergy syndrome is a condition with itching in throat and mouth due to pollen associated food allergy in about 5% of population . If you are allergic to birch pollens, you may develop itching inside the mouth upon ingestion of fruits and vegetables. Eating fully cooked food can avoid symptoms. ...Read more