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Several day long allergic sore throat -- problem?

I've had a stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and consequent sore throat -- all due, I think to an allergy. It's taking several days to clear up, and clearing up very slowly. Should I be seeing a doctor about this? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

I've got mono. What now?

MononucleosisFilter: I just got diagnosed with mono. My doctor says I will be pretty much incapacitated for the next three weeks or so. I have a few questions that the doc didn't really satisfy, and I thought I'd see if some Mefites could share their experience... [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Apr 5, 2007 - 55 answers

Am I still infected, or am I just impatient?

Should I still consider myself as having a yeast infection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Why steroids for a viral inner-ear infection?

My doc thinks I may have a viral inner ear infection. He has prescribed prednisone. How does this help? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Feb 14, 2007 - 18 answers

Pain in the rear (of my gums)

My gums hurt. A lot. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Ugly discharge equals ugly bubbles.

Bath bubbles change in the presence of a yeast infection. Why? [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Feb 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Post-surgical fevers and infection

Post-surgery, should I be more worried about the frequency of fevers or how high they go? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jan 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Voices in my PC

My PC is literally trying to tell me something [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad on Dec 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Cat eye infection

Cat health filter: strategies for coping with a cat with a recurring herpes based eye infection? [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy on Oct 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections -- why not?

Topical antibiotics for sinus/throat infections? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Sep 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Oh, the price paid for beauty!

Make the hurting stop! I got my ears pierced with stainless steel balls last Saturday, one in each lobe and two in the cartilage of my right ear. All was well until Monday, when an infection started in my cartilage. How do I get rid of it? Grossish details inside! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 20, 2006 - 22 answers

help for chronic vaginal infections?

Yeast? Bacterial vaginosis? Something else? It's getting chronic and I'm starting to despair. For details about girly parts, there's [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2006 - 23 answers

How to treat old ear piercing that's always infected?

Old ear piercing always gets infected. How to treat it? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Nose piercing infection : help needed

I got my wife a nose piercing for her birthday. She'd really wanted it for a long time, and I became a one-cooler husband. Trouble now, is that she's developed an infection right next to the piercing – a fairly visible dark bulbous spot. She's tried a few things including Tea Tree oil, which does help reduce, but not eliminate the infection. This has now been going on for about a month and she's getting really upset that it won't go away (I can't blame her). I don't want her to regret getting the piercing because I think it's a really cool thing that she's done (a real stretch for her), and pretty sexy too. Any suggestions on getting rid of this infection?
posted by iTristan on Aug 27, 2006 - 28 answers

MedicalFilter: Long term systemic infection?

How likely was it that I had a long term systemic infection? What can I do to make sure it doesn't return? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Getting water out of an ear?

We went swimming two days ago. My boyfriend still has water in his ear, and the Swim-EAR (95% isopropyl alcohol, 5% glycerin) we got at the drug store hasn't helped. Is this normal? And what can he do to make his ear feel better? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Jul 31, 2006 - 28 answers

Finding a natural treatment for urinary infections

My question is, other than antibiotics what can be a natural medicine known to treat urinary infections. I heard a lot about drinking chamomile, cranberry juice, even weird things like boiling and drinking cherry stems! Any ideas of possible natural treatments that work to avoid medications? [more inside]
posted by convex on May 21, 2006 - 23 answers

The bunny won't take its meds...

Help me get a rabbit to take its antibiotics! [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Mar 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Crouching virus, hidden customer service rep

Is there a customer service telephone number for Microsoft's antispyware products? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Feb 28, 2006 - 9 answers

To treat or not to treat (a potential yeast infection)?

Should I use an OTC yeast infection treatment? I'd prefer answers from women who aren't going to scare the crap out of me with worst case scenarios...if you think you can help, check out the [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Feb 17, 2006 - 24 answers

Holy crap my tooth is killing me, ow ow ow!

Sinus Infection filter with a dash of god aweful tooth ache.. Who should I go see? [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Jan 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Preventing recurrence of MRSA infection in a community space

HygeineFilter: How to prevent the recurrence of MRSA infection in a community center? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Help with recurrent UTIs?

Recurrent urinary tract infections. [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Oct 13, 2005 - 38 answers

adult tonsillectomy pain healing

An adult neighbor/friend had his tonsils out, and he's in hella pain, despite ingesting many Lortab. It's been a week. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jun 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Molluscum Contagiosum

Dealing with Molluscum Contagiosum. MCV is a pesky skin virus common among children but also increasingly prevalent among adults, and treatment is not always trivial. How do you deal with being contagious? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2005 - 6 answers

Strange fluid from my navel

My wife and I were hit by a car a few weeks ago, and we both seem to be recovering nicely. However, today at work, I was scratching my navel, and it was moist. There was some whitish, mildly stinky fluid on the end of my finger. Any ideas? It sounds like some sort of infection, but I wanted a 2nd opinion...
posted by jackofsaxons on May 12, 2005 - 26 answers

antibiotic dangers

Medical question: How dangerous is taking unprescribed antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2005 - 26 answers

Question about infection and contagion.

A post on the blue got me thinking about something.. We are exposed to (and potentially infected by) bacteria/virii/parasites all of the time. There are treatments for most bacterial and parasitic infections. However, for many types of infections, a large percentage of people show no discernable symptoms. What should one do then? [MI] [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Jul 27, 2004 - 26 answers

Advice on an infected piercing.

Advice on an infected piercing. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Feb 7, 2004 - 13 answers

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