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 Chicken pox and travelling?
My son is having chicken pox, it has started last Thurs, so today is day 8. We are travelling on Sunday, paid a million for the tickets and due to shortage of places on plane, these are non ...

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 Sickness help?
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 I've never had the flu...why?
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 My daughter had roto virus 2.5 months ago and then Cambolo Bactor about 1 month ago and now...?
And now she just started running fever again. I dont know what it could be but I am scared non of the other kids have been sick. And What if it is something worse this time... What do I do? Her fever ...

 Please help i got chickenpox chickenpox...?
hi all

i'm 21 and i just have found out i got chickenpox today.....

yesterday i tried to pop some of the rashes on my face...recently a yellowish water comes out from ...

 What is shingles is it catching what are the symptoms?
i have spots round my middle a nurse said they arent in right place for shingles but now i am itching on my stomach too.she said they were probably bites....

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 Is fever a good thing or bad?
I know that fever - as a defence mechanism - is a natural reaction of body in order to weaken microorganisms through high temperature, so it seems useful. But why physicians try to decrease fever ...

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 What is throat strep?
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 What is the worst illness you have ever had?
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 Can I find any medicine for a bacterial infection over the counter in a store?

 What are the outcome of an open untreated wound?
What other conditions can this cause?...

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 How to stop the spread of pink-eye/conjunctivitis?
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 Is tuberculosis contagious?
My boyfriend has tuberculosis and i want to know if its contagious. If it is how do i know if i have it without going to the doctor?
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he was born with it but none of ...

How do i get rid of strept throat without getting a perscription or going to the doctor?
alright so im pretty sure i have strept because its going around and i have all the symptoms but i really dont want to go to the doctors...any suggestions on how to get rid of it asap?

You have to know for sure if you have it to treat it. There's no way around seeing a Dr. If left untreated, strep can cause serious problems. There is nothing on the over the counter market to treat it. Takes a Rx.

well...the best medicine i have for sore throats is zicam...look into it...it is the best medicine for anything.....

I would say go to the doctor. he'll give u antibiotics.

well my grandma would make a cup of hot tea and honey,and you would drink it and go to bed and it would help your sore throut, I would myself take cloroasecptic throut spray.Good luck.

Joanna Banana
just wait it out. thats what i did cause i had it too

gargle warm salt water 4-5x a day.

francis m
There's plenty you can do to help your child feel better. To prevent dehydration, make sure your child drinks plenty of cool liquids, such as water or Ginger ale, especially if he or she has had a fever. Avoid orange juice, Grapefruit Juice, lemonade, or other acidic beverages, which may irritate your child's throat. Warm liquids like soups, sweetened tea, or hot chocolate can be soothing

omg, you totally MUST drink apple cider and vinegar. i know it sounds nasty, but my boss is always telling people to do that at work, and i always see a lot of people come in and tell her that it worked soooo... yeah. and i work at a freakin clothing store. but yeah, hot apple cider and vinegar!!

Try gargling with the peroxide listerine in the white bottle. Doesnt burn, but kills bacteria real fast.

First of all, if you're not a Dr., do not diagnose yourself. Second, if you think you have an ILLNESS, please don't spread it around to innocent people. GO TO THE DOCTOR, be responsible, and you'll feel better. Oh, and it's STREP throat.

The problem with strep throat is not that it is a fever-inducing, terribly sore throat, that makes you feel awful; but rather that the infection can spread to your heart or kidneys and cause significant long term damage.

If you are running a fever greater than 100 F, you have swollen, tender lymph nodes under your jaw, and you see white spots (exudates) on the back of your throat, then go in and get an antibiotic to address the problem. If you don't have at least two of these symptoms then it is unlikely to be strep throat.

In that case: Gargle with warm salt water. Get your rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Use Ibuprofen or Tylenol for the discomfort.

Good luck.

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