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How long does it take for non-allergic rhinitis to heal completely? [closed]

Context: I caught a bad cold a few months earlier and gradually my sinuses got inflamed. However, I ignored my sinus inflammation and continued to sleep in an air-conditioned room set at super cold ...
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Are supplements like Glucosamine permanent or temporary?

I've been into body building for the last 25 years, and my joints are in poor shape. There are things made for sore joints like Glucosamine Sulfate and Turmeric Curcumin that get great reviews. But ...
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Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

Ulcerative colitis can be endoscopically assessed and characterized as 'active' or 'inactive'. I was wondering how those disease states are related. Do patients with UC regularly alternate between ...
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In sepsis what therapies are used to reduce the over-reaction of the immune system?

Sepsis is initiated by infection (usually bacteria or fungi) but the main symptoms arise from over-reaction to the infection by our immune system leading to inappropriate levels of inflammation and ...
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Should I still worry about my Omega-3 to Omega 6 ratio when I consume other anti-inflammatory foods with my meals?

I hear that we must maintain a healthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats of at most 1:4 to avoid excessive inflammation in the body. However, Omega-3 fats are so hard to find in significant quantities ...
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Why are anti-inflammatories prescribed for an epididymis inflammation?

I have an inflammation of the epididymis. I took blood and urine tests and it's not caused by STDs or any bacteria that would show up on a urine culture. My doctor wants me to take ibuprofen at 400mg ...
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We all know about natural anti inflammatory foods but how many broccoli is equivalent to 1 Tylenol?

We all know about natural anti inflammatory foods but how many broccoli is equivalent to 1 Tylenol ? http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation has natural anti-...
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Odd leg swelling

34 year old male. Had a long flight to Cancun Dec 2015, when I arrived my feet and lower legs began to get extremely swollen and red and put me out of commission for the first 3 or 4 days of my ...
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Can marijuana help treat Crohn's Disease?

I was recently talking to a friend about my Crohns and he said he heard that marijuana can help treat it. When I was first diagnosed, I decided NOT to go on medicine and have therefore been on the ...
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What causes myalgia after strength training?

You can get muscle pain 24 hours after strength training. As far as I know, this is caused by some cracks in the muscle. Pain is often caused or initiated by inflammation, by which some enzymes and ...
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How to shave pubic hair and prevent razor burn and ingrown hair?

How to shave pubic hair and prevent razor burn and ingrown hair? It seems that every time I try to shave my pubic hair (like a bikini line), I always make it look a lot worse than before shaving... ...
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How effective are kinesiotherapy tapes (e.g., RockTape) to treat a tendinopathy?

How effective is RockTape to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows). I am also interested in other kinesiotherapy ...
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When my gums are swollen, flossing a lot reduces and fixes up my gums. Why?

Is it just because when I don't floss for a long time (few weeks to a few months) the food trapped between my teeth causes bacteria that cause my gums to swell up? Thanks,
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Enlarged Spleen

Since I have been detected with an enlarged spleen I have wanted to know: What are the discomforts caused by an enlarged spleen? Are there any symptoms to identify such a case?
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

In general, inflammatory arthritides tend to be worse at night and in the morning. For example, the morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis is classically worse in the morning. This is ...
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How did the misconception about tendinopathies being a largely inflammatory condition appear?

As (1) reminds us, tendinopathies were commonly misdiagnosed as having a largely inflammatory condition before ~2005-2010. How did this myth appear in the first place? (1) Bhopal, Raj. "Time to ...
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How to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy?

I wonder how to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy. In other words, how to distinguish a tendinosis from a tendonitis. http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/...
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Coagulation factors and rheumatoid arthritis

A doctor once explained to me that elevated values of factor XIII and van Willebrand factor can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I didn't get around to asking back then, but is that something ...
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Applying ice to tendinopathy: how long should the icing and non-icing periods last?

When applying ice to a tendinopathy, how long should the icing and non-icing periods last? I am looking for scientific studies. http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/muscles-and-bone/rice.shtml says: ...
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How to help cure a disc protrusion

Besides anti-inflammatory medicines and resting, I was wondering what are the best practices to help correct a bulging disc or disc protrusion when walking, sitting, sleeping. I heard about ...
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What exactly is inflammation?

If I get stung by a bee, I'll have inflammation in that area. But I've seen inflammation mentioned in the context of the whole body. What is this invisible inflammation, and how can its presence be ...