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What To Take If You Find It Hard To Move Your Bowels
If you are out to eat and your child has reaction to something what do u give them until u can get to doc?
EpiPen or Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If s/he has had severe allergic reactions previously, you should be prescribed an Epipen to carry with you, and you should administer it to your child as soon as you think the child is having a systemic reaction to a food. If this is your child's first reaction and the child has trouble breathing or talking or is red all over or passing out, you should call 911 immediately. Give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain if it's possible to ask your doctor to get a proctocolectomy because you feel it will make your life easier?
YOU NEED CHECK UP: It is not something you can ignore you find it hard to eat and sometime hard to talk.It needs to be evaluated and investigated by your doctor, it may be a local problem in your oral cavity or it could be a neurological problem.So make an appointment with your doctor to find the cause.And also make an appointment with your dentist to have dental check up. ...Read more
Rectal urges: What you describe could be from many things including severe constipation (a fecal impaction), but one of the more common causes of that type of urge and what we call tenesmus is from proctitis ( a mild form of colitis involving only the rectum). The cause is not known but it is treatable with topical medication placed in the rectum at night ...Read more
Meditation: Meditation can be very effective in helping one relax and sleep. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it best to rest easy when you have sinusitus or can you work out out if you feel your up to it?
Stay calm: I know it us hard to do when you are about to explode and pull your hair! remember you are your child's role model.You need to stay as calm as possible.Say what you have to say, leave the scene and vent it out somewhere where your child does not see you. ...Read more
What to do if I don't want to go to the university cause I have social anxiety knowing that it is about to start
Anxiety/avoidance: It is important that you speak to someone regarding anxieties and get treatment. You could call 1-800-273-8255 ( the suicide hotline), they can help you find help in your area for your concerns/ anxiety. Almost everyone is nervous in starting University it is a new phase in life- you are wise in noting it . Can also call Healthtap prime bet 9-5 and speak to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
How to get your doctor or pyschologist to really listen and take seriously the fact that you can't hang on anymore please?
See a psychiatrist: If suicidal thoughts persist go to the er or call 911. Otherwise communicate openly with your physician and psychologist and tell them exactly what is going on and how you are feeling. Communication is key. Open and honest. ...Read more
What do you do if people say your precious preemie is so little when you work so hard to help him grow? Crushed
Dont be crushed.: People do not know what you have been through and how small your baby initially was. It is natural that people describe them as tiny as they really are smaller then a full term baby. To you the baby is "huge" compared to what he or she was at birth, so you have a point of reference, other people do not. I am sure they all mean well. The only important fact is how joyful it is to be home with him. ...Read more
When your stomach hurts so much like your going into labour but your not what does that mean? How can you tell weather to go see a doctor or not
Call nurse line: Assuming you are pregnant, you should try calling your doctors office and at least talk to a nurse. If it is after hours most obstetrics units at the hospital you will deliver at will have a nurse line you can call. They can help you know if you need to come in to see if your in active labor, or not. ...Read more
How to rate menstrual cramp pain? Like how do you know when it's painful enough to talk to your doctor about it?
Go ahead and talk: You should never have to filter ahead of time what to ask your doctor. That's what your doctor is there for--to help you figure out what to do with any problem that worries you or interferes with your life. Sometimes medicines are not appropriate; sometimes you just want to know that something is 'normal' or natural ideas to help yourself but never hesitiate to ask anything. Make appointment! ...Read more
Dehydration: The severity of symptoms are different in children, adult and old people. Can be mild, moderate and severe. Thirst, dry mouth or buccal mucosa, dry skin, poor skinturgor, sunkeneye, sluggish, tired, poorappetite, constipation, decrease urine out put to nil, dark urine, confusion and unable to think straight. Blood test blood urea nitrogen is high. Diarrhea & vanco for c. Diff?Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it?: No one can help you without knowing what the problem is. We don't have esp- at least most of us don't. ...Read more
After trying to get pregnant, when is a good time to go to the dr to see what is going on to why your not getting pregnant?
Age related: If you are under 30 and have had unprotected intercourse for one year then it is time to go to the MD to obtain and evaluation. since you are only 20, there is plenty of time to try. Women over age 30 to 35 have less time to wait and are encouraged to see the fertility MD after at least 6 months of unprotected intercourse instead of one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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