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What should I do if my symptoms suddenly get worse?

Worsening Symptoms: In general, if you start to have worsening symptoms of a disease you should see a physician. A physician can tell you if your particular symptoms are serious or not and can help you manage them. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

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What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have runners knee and it's getting worse, what should I do.?

What to do if I have runners knee and it's getting worse, what should I do.?

It depends.: Runner's knee is a vague term. If you're not getting better, than you should see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who could determine the exact nature of your problem, and then come up with an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read more

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What to do if my shoulder is getting worse!?

What to do if my shoulder is getting worse!?

Examination: You should see your doctor or an orthopedist to determine the cause of the pain. A physical examination and possibly x-rays or other tests may be needed. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What should I do if my earlobe gets infected?

What should I do if my earlobe gets infected?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I crack my neck daily, it hurts if I don't?

What to do if I crack my neck daily, it hurts if I don't?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knee popped and now it hurts?

What do you suggest if my knee popped and now it hurts?

Knee pain: If the knee dislocated, this may be associated with injury to the popliteal artery (intimal tear, etc). Otherwise, a "pop" is not in of itself significant. You need to describe what you mean by a "pop". If you have undue pain in the leg or leg swelling, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my right eye?

What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my right eye?

Regular eye exams: Rhematoid arthritis can often cause your eyes and/or mouth to be dry. Over-the-counter lubricating drops can work in most cases, but occasionally it requires prescription medicine. Regular exams with your eye doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected mr right eye?

What should I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected mr right eye?

Ophtalmologist: If your eye is affected , has to be evaluated by the ophtalmologist to define what is the problem , a dry eye, a scleritis or other problems. He will decide togheter with your rheumatologist the best treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have arthritis or if it's just back pain?

How do I know if I have arthritis or if it's just back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain like pressure and it gets worse when move left arm should I be worried?

What do you advise if I have chest pain like pressure and it gets worse when move left arm should I be worried?

Left chest pain : Left chest pain radiating to the left arm is typical of heart pain. While tthere are other causes, you will need to undergo a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Sounds like angina, but other causes are possible as well. Please do NOT delay the exam. ...Read more

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When i get angry sometimes i can't move my fingers , is this bad? And what kind of doctor should I see if i need one?

When i get angry sometimes i can't move my fingers , is this bad? And what kind of doctor should I see if i need one?

Fingers don't move: Sounds like hyperventilation which can cause temporary cramping tingling and pseudo paralysis you need professional help get an eval for anger management a history and physical is needed to rule metabolic causes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my coughing has gotten worse, should I go back to the doctor?

What do you suggest if my coughing has gotten worse, should I go back to the doctor?

Advise you see a doc: At this point, far into a cough, you should see a doctor. Unable to make any kind of diagnosis here but need to take the next step. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tendontitis in my elbows, what should I do?

What to do if I have tendontitis in my elbows, what should I do?

Acupuncture: Whenever I do acupuncture for tennis elbow - the results always knock my patients and i off our feet. Excellent results with either kb1 (large needle into interosseous membrane of forearm) or auricular (ear) acupuncture. ...Read more

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I need advice on my asthma no matter what I do it seems to be getting worse what's my next step?

I need advice on my asthma no matter what I do it seems to be getting worse what's my next step?

See a specialist: I'm not sure what kind of asthma you have, how severe, what did you do to manage and why is it uncontrolled? Without comprehensive evaluation and proper management, including a proper follow up, your asthma will not be controlled. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What should I do if I was diagnosed with DVT and I think it is getting worse?

What should I do if I was diagnosed with DVT and I think it is getting worse?

Get follow up.: Dvt can worsen if left untreated and has the potential for serious complications such as pulmonary embolism and death. If there is any question of having a DVT or of DVT worsening then you should have a venous ultrasound and see a vein specialist or medical doctor. Do not delay in having a follow up evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my finger feel like it got a blood clot and is getting worse, what should I do?

What do you suggest if my finger feel like it got a blood clot and is getting worse, what should I do?

See doctor: It is very unlikely that you have a blood clot in your finger. You did not describe the symptoms and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more