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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Dealing with Molluscum Contagiosum
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 -
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 -
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 -