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Questions pertaining to medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury.

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How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (in terms of treatment efficiency)?

First, some acronym definitions: RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. MEAT: movement, exercise, analgesia, treatment How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (...
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How does one manage sarcopenia as one ages?

Sarcopenia is an almost inevitable accompaniment of aging, and we know that reduced physical strength leads to increased morbidity. For example failing the sitting rising test can predict increased ...
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Anisohypermetropic amblyopia

Are there any treatments for anisohypermetropic amblyopia? For background information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Anisometropic amblyopia is the second most common cause of ...
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Can nasal irrigation help for chronic sinusitis?

CT revealed chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. In addition to regular treatment (septoplasty, etc.), multiple ENT specialists recommend daily nasal irrigation e.g., with Irigasin (NaCl ...
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Restoring vocal chords after tracheostomy?

Is there a way to "fix" destroyed vocal chords a person has after undergoing tracheostomy? Many have tracheostomy and this is an issue for them.
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Is Ayurveda treatment effective for modern diseases?

Ayurveda is an ancient treatment from India which is 3000 years old, based on experience and observation. Is Ayurveda good against modern diseases like tuberculosis, cancer etc?
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Is it indeed forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcohol?

I've listen to a lecture of a Russian doctor who said that "it is forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcholol" ("spirt") as a first treatment, he added that it is possible to disinfect the wound ...
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Root canal therapy for diabetes patient?

If someone has the symptoms of the damaged nerve and should undergo a root canal therapy: Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure?
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Why are healthcare costs so inflated in the USA? [closed]

I have seen much more inexpensive non-socialized medicine in places such as Puerto Rico, with equal or greater standards of care and outcomes. I would like to understand why the USA is not like that.
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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How is the workflow of physical examination's documentation in the USA exactly?

e.g. do you use paperforms, EHR masks? Do you type directly into a physician letter? In Germany we use mostly a paper form in the first place and afterwards we document the results into a report. You ...
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How do doctors decide on the duration of an antibiotic regimen?

Many upper respiratory infections, otitis media in children, sinusitis and other infections, are treated with antibiotics (if these are bacterial infections, of course). Doctors usually prescribe a ...
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Check Lithium Related Side Effects Without Blood Test

Situation: A middle aged patient with no health insurance and a well documented history of moderate to severe bipolar disorder visits a low cost clinic. The patient has a just lapsed lithium ...
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Which infectious diseases only require a one-off intervention for treatment, cure or prevention?

I am writing an article about vertical vs. horizontal health programmes. I read that vertical programmes (health care programmes that aim to combat specific diseases) are more suited for diseases that ...
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Is my ENT specialist ripping me off?

I have been to an ENT specialist regarding my tinnitus problem several times, but each time she just insists on doing a hearing test, which appears to be the standard one where you put on headphones ...
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Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients

I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Law and Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients. I am looking for case studies relating to health ...
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Can an infection with toxoplasma gondii be cured with the current medical state of the art?

According to the CDC, toxoplasma gondii is purported to be present in approximately 22.5% of those in the US above the age of 12, and is present in some populations worldwide at an incidence rate of ...
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Treatment for catarrh?

I've been having catarrh for 3 days now and it's really becoming hard to bare, till today I've not slept for 3 days because it has totally blocked my nostrils. Is there any home remedy for catarrh.
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How to cure a dry eye

My friend's sister has a dry eye, she has tried using eye drop but to no avail, pls what else can she do to cure the dry eye and what caused the dry eye
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Treatment for severe Pain [closed]

I've been having severe internal pain around my eye, why? And how can it be taken care of
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Healthy way to become numb [closed]

What can I do to enter a numb state of being so that I don't feel constantly dragged down, fatigue, stress, and all the other downs people experience? For years I've tried exercising, eating healthy, ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking [closed]

I wanted to quit smoking, (this is the third attempt to do that), I am a 11 years heavy smoker. In the first 4 days, i would smoke just 4 cigarettes a day. Then, I decided to cut cold turkey. Now, ...
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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Are there any links to research which would suggest an optimum or maximum number of times for ablation on the same heart? Do chances of stopping AF symptoms change with each surgery?
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Beyond melanogenesis, what mechanisms does the human body have for acquired tolerance to UV-B exposure?

I've been studying narrow-band UV-B phototherapy used for treatment of psoriasis and eczema. Generally, the administering physician will begin at a low enough UV dose to avoid burning, and gradually ...
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How much tuna can I eat a week without running into mercury issues?

Tuna salad and raw tuna are two of my favorite foods. Canned tuna is really cheap and I am currently on a tight budget. I want to understand what would be a non threatening way I can spend majority of ...
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no medication treatments for MS

What are the no-medication treatments for Multiple sclerosis (MS) ? Based on many papers, sport and meditation can help to keep the immune system and the body healthier which leads to a higher level ...
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How can I cover up bruises?

I have recently had a few bruises to my leg, one quite bad, I was just wondering is there any way of covering the bruises up? If so, how? What methods could I use?
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Is nervousness a kind of illness? [closed]

Is nervousness a kind of illness? For example, we are nervous when we meet a lot of people or we are afraid to talk or perform in front of a large audience during a meeting. What is the best way to ...
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Who can release my medical records if I'm temporarily disabled?

Say I have a severe allergic reaction, or cardiac event, or poisoning, or any of a billion other conditions that would require urgent medical care, but might leave me unconscious or otherwise unable ...
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Can i do pranayama when i am suffering from asthma?

I have asthma. I heard that Pranayama is a remedy for asthma. So, what type of precautions would I need to take? And in how many days would you see expect to see the results?
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Tooth decay treatments [closed]

I had issues with acid reflux GERD and that plus grinding my teeth together when sleeping caused a lot of tooth decay. At this stage my teeth are a yellowish color and is very thinner than it is ...
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Permanent lice prevention

My kids have changed school recently and they started bringing head lice home, at first we thought that was one time instance, but there are few families (including parents) that do seem to carry lice ...
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Elbow Ligament/Tendon Injury Diagnosis-Aid?

When a patient comes into the office with what seems like an injury to the ligaments/tendons around the elbow, what are the "exercises" that the physician uses in order to identify or pinpoint the ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people [closed]

I need something to calm myself down when interacting with certain people(crushes included here). Sometimes I'm so calm, and I could say whatever I want, but most of the time, there's a wave of ...
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Hair graying due to water change

Recently I moved from India to Riyadh, because the change in water my hair started becoming gray. Is there any remedy for graying hair due to water change?. P.S: my age is 26 and am sure that this ...
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Uremic encephalopathy, diabetes, and halucinations

I'm in highschool, interested in patient diagnosis and treatment and that's why I'm asking this question. I've recently heard about a patient with end-stage uremic encephalopathy and diabets. He has ...
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Medical relevance of tetanus vaccination

As somebody who has recently come into contact between another person's blood and/or other fluids and a cut on my hand should I ask them for the year of their most recent tetanus shot? As far as I am ...
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Cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse at C5-C6 level [closed]

My mother is suffering from cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse after an accident. She got whiplash injury. She was feeling acute pain at that time but pain has now reduced. She has been advised ...
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Current Theories on Ice vs. Heat for injuries

So I will preface this by saying I've heard a couple of things that I will list out for legibility: "Ice should be used for Acute injuries and Heat for Chronic injuries" "Ice restricts blood flow ...
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Why is FMT an effective treatment for Clostridium difficile?

I have a relative who has gone through a few different courses of antibiotics to combat a Clostridium difficile infection, with limited success. As I understand it, the initial antibiotic course for ...
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Treatment of dorsal wrist ganglia

I've been researching dorsal wrist ganglion cysts and trying to find more information on treatment outcomes, both in terms of recurrence and incidence of complications. I found a good review article, ...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Chemotherapy

I caught part of a cable television program but I ended up falling asleep but it seemed interesting (I was just exhausted). Basically it talked about chemotherapy being a so-far proven treatment for ...
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Can a past psychiatrist share information with your current psychiatrist?

I've heard there's a HIPAA exception where health care providers can share information without the patient's consent for the purposes of treatment. Does this mean my previous psychiatrist can share ...
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How can I quickly know whether a medical treatment is supported by evidence?

Griffin, Robert, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, and Rebecca English. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary. National Academies Press, 2010. Harvard (...
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Is there any way to overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder without using medicine?

I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and want to be a web programmer. It's really annoying when you have an error and can't see where it is or can't focus. I tried seeing a psychologist, ...
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Is there any social page such as Telegram, send whatsapp for medical consultation? [closed]

I am a doctor and would like to get opinion of my colleague or raise a question. So I am searching for an app that I can search for a speciality to ask my question or share my concern.
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Modern treatment of bronchitis [closed]

On the internet there are dozens or even hundreds of medicines claiming to help if you have bronchitis. But is there a modern and tested approach to treating this illness? Or has nothing really ...
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Excessive sweating of hands/feet: what is it, and how is it dealt with?

What are the reasons for hands and feet that appear to sweat an abnormal amount? Here's a bit of information, to explain what I mean with an "abnormal amount": visibly seeing the moisture on hands ...
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Is there any treatment for autism?

Are there any treatments that can help improve the cognitive function of people with autism? I've also heard about Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) being a cure for autism. Does this claim have any ...
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What are possible treatments for mouth ulcers?

I am suffering from mouth ulcers, and as a result I am not able to eat properly and suffer with a lot of mouth pain.n I am not able to sleep properly due to my busy schedule. I consulted many doctors ...