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Why Do Steroids Help No Matter What Problem I Have
Reduced inflammation: Corticosteroids, like cortisone, bind to the steroid receptor inside the cells. This causes the activated steroid receptor to block the formation of chemicals that promote inflammatory immune system reactions. Therefore, steroids help with the inflammatory reaction in any disease process that includes inflammation. This can range from rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma, to sunburn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jobs: When looking for a job, it is important to consider the stress level it will entail and if you will be able to get sufficient sleep. High amounts of stress can cause a relapse in symptoms. Having a regular sleep schedule is important to keep one's symptoms stable. Working swing shift or very long hours could adversely affect your sleep and potentially trigger an episode. ...Read more
What to do if I have asthma. nothing really works too well except prednisone. I need advice! help!?
Difficult call: I must think that your controller treatment has been at it's maximum and different types have been tried including combinations of long acting agonists and steroids. I would suggest that if you are not presently seeing a pulmonologist, ask your family physician to recommend one. Your type of asthma may require special treatment. Good Luck ...Read more
ACIDS: If you are doing everything right yet getting cavities all the time, you may have acidic environment in your mouth. Most common is acid reflux. Have your doctor check this. High stress reduce the protective saliva flow, so stress reduction is important. How is your food? Eating healthful, fresh food is also important. Low exposure to Fluoride when young may also be why. You'll then need fluoride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sought professional help for 1.5, but I feel I'm not aware of my problem anymore, and can't explain it. what should I do?
Question: Please resubmit your question. It is not clear what 1.5 is??? ...Read more
I am having allergies and I don't know what else I can do for it. I have symmetrical patches of crazy itching. No OTC meds have helped. What to do?
Scratching worsens: If you are scratching an area of skin often it may itch more. It is difficult to say what could cause this itching, especially without knowing the location. A good emollient cream such as cetaphil or vanicream applied frequently can help. Coconut oil can also be beneficial. Removing any dyes or perfumes from products used on the skin such as soap and laundry detergent can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if I have had really annoying thrush lately and what do you suggest if I have used creams but the just have not been effective, is there anything else i can do?
Yes: Your doctor may need to prescribe an oral antifungal if topical medications are not working. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i want to use steroids but don't know if its bad or good .Pls tell me guys if u have ever used them?
Don't do it: I've been around gyms most of my adult life. I've never known an ordinary guy who's tried steroids and not been sorry. If you want to look grotesque, that's your business, but simply to look good and feel good, steroids are a mistake. For starters, any possible partner who feels your shrunken testicles will know your a cheater and lawbreaker. Natural is far better. ...Read more
I have chronic migraines and I have had neurologists tell me there is nothing they can do to help me. What do I do now?
See Osteopath: Imo, many migraineurs have chronically slightly tilted head, which can occur for variety of reasons. As a result, neck muscles on one side, side away from the tilt, become chronically spastic. In these cases efforts need to be made to relieve the chronic muscle spasm. Massage, acupuncture, yoga, relaxation therapies, and biofeedback can help. See an osteopath. Check ergonomics at your worksite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking & call your doctor right away 4 evaluation. ...Read more
Avoidance measures: Removing oneself from the allergic trigger is the best advice but challenging at best when it comes to pollen that causes hay fever. After being outside, it can be helpful to change clothes and take a shower when a person returns home. Also, flushing the nose with saline (salt water) rinse can help. Keep the doors and windows of the house and car closed and avoid using an outdoors clothesline. ...Read more
Allergist can help: Severe allergies may be best managed by a specialist trained specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. The approach is to identify and avoid the trigger if possible, use medications that optimize the benefits and minimize risks and consider allergy injections if necessary. No need to suffer! ...Read more
What do you suggest if i would like to use steroids but don't know if its bad or good .Pls tell me guys if you have ever used them?
Natural is better: These really do affect your mind. You may do something impulsively and without thinking that you will regret horribly for the rest of your life. Beyond this, it's illegal, it's cheating, it will shrink your testicles (it'll be obvious), and it's generally heart-unhealthy. Most women prefer a natural-looking man who's defined and is a gentleman. It's your choice today but I hope you go 'natural.' ...Read more
I have an odor down there that wont go away no matter what i do. I've tried cleansing washes and vagisil but nothing helps. What do I do?
See a gynecologist: There are several causes of vaginal infections that can produce a malodorous discharge. Somebody needs to get a full history, including your sexual experiences, and examine you and the discharge to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. Try women's health assoc in corbin or cathleen suto in williamsburg. Good luck. ...Read more
Dont have a doctor and no insurance don't know what to do im a active person and now can't do anything any suggestions ?
Need a doctor: After 2013, americans can get insurance coverage online through obamacare (or go through medicaid, if income is too low). Otherwise, it can get very expensive, saving money to pay for medications, treatments, and doctor visits. Check out the obamacare websites, which vary from state to state. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm not certain why but I have very low self-esteem. What can I do about this?
Context important: Dehydration isn't good, but context of your question determines how concerned you need to be: age?, level of activity?, medical impairments (concurrent heart or kidney disease)?, impaired/hospitalized/institutionalized/independent living?, ability to self-rehydrate or need iv?, preventable factors?, other problems (fever, vomiting, pain)?, ongoing medications (taking diuretics, diet pills) ...Read more
I have a really bad memory and I don't know why. Is there anything I can do to improve my memory?
Brain games: Do games that stretch your memory and related cognitive skills including verbal fluency. Try crossword puzzles, speeded trivia games or play the memory game with your kids. Keep working out your brain just like youcomr body and your memory will improve. You can pay monthly to do this at lumosity.com; And get an evaluation by a neuropsychologist if you have no idea why your memory is poor. Take car ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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