Home Doctor

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Providing practical advice on home treatments, this accessible guide explains what can be done to relieve symptoms and, if possible, clear up the problem for many common medical conditions. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, this book's well rounded approach includes practical techniques, preventive measures, complementary remedies and conventional medical treatments for use in the home.

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Overview

Providing practical advice on home treatments, this accessible guide explains what can be done to relieve symptoms and, if possible, clear up the problem for many common medical conditions. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, this book's well rounded approach includes practical techniques, preventive measures, complementary remedies and conventional medical treatments for use in the home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756603472
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Mike Peters has had a long and successful career in general practice; he has spent time working as a clinical assistant, and has provided medical care at clinics for the homeless in London.

Foreword by Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

How to use this book 8
Symptom finder 9
Common Conditions 11
General symptoms
Fever 12
Excessive sweating 13
Itching 14
Fatigue 15
Hangover 16
Difficulty sleeping 17
Jet lag 18
Feeling faint or dizzy 19
Stress 20
Feeling depressed 22
Panic attacks 24
Poor memory 25
Infectious diseases
Mumps 26
Rubella 27
Mononucleosis 28
Measles 29
Influenza 30
Pertussis 31
Chicken pox 32
Shingles 33
Skin, hair, and nail problems
Impetigo 34
Scabies 35
Urticaria 36
Acne 37
Eczema 38
Psoriasis 39
Rosacea 40
Dry skin 41
Corns and calluses 42
Warts and plantar warts 43
Athlete's foot and jock itch 44
Boils 45
Heat rash and sunburn 46
Ringworm 48
Dandruff 49
Lice 50
Unwanted or ingrown hair 51
Hair thinning and hair loss 52
Disfigured or brittle nails 53
Nail biting 54
Ingrown toenail 55
Eye and ear problems
Itchy eyes 56
Dry eyes 57
Conjunctivitis 58
Stye 59
Contact lens problems 60
Foreign object in the eye 61
Black eye 62
Earwax 63
Earache 64
Swimmer's ear 65
Popping ears 66
Tinnitus 67
Foreign object in the ear 68
Mouth, nose, and throat problems
Chapped or cracked lips 69
Cold sore 70
Mouth ulcers 71
Bad breath 72
Sore mouth or tongue 73
Bleeding gums 74
Toothache and sensitive teeth 75
Knocked-out tooth 76
Blocked or runny nose 77
Common cold 78
Sinusitis 79
Hay fever 80
Sore throat 81
Hoarseness and loss of voice 82
Nosebleed 83
Snoring 84
Head, back, and limb problems
Headache 85
Migraine 86
Stiff or sore neck 87
Lower back pain 88
Shoulder pain 90
Tennis or golfer's elbow 91
Hip pain 92
Knee pain 93
Leg cramps 94
Varicose veins 95
Swollen ankles 96
Foot pain 97
Bunions 98
Painful heel 99
Cold fingers and toes 100
Chest and abdominal problems
Hiccups 101
Coughing 102
Wheezing 103
Acute bronchitis 104
Palpitations 105
Indigestion 106
Heartburn 107
Bloating and flatulence 108
Nausea and vomiting 109
Motion sickness 110
Irritable bowel syndrome 111
Hernia 112
Food intolerance 113
Food poisoning 114
Constipation 115
Diarrhea 116
Hemorrhoids 117
Itchy anus 118
Men's problems
Painful scrotum 119
Painful penis 120
Urinary problems 121
Erectile dysfunction 122
Premature ejaculation 123
Women's problems
Breast pain and lumpy breasts 124
Cracked nipples 126
Premenstrual syndrome 127
Painful menstrual periods 128
Menopausal problems 129
Cystitis 130
Poor bladder control 131
Vaginal discharge 132
Genital irritation 133
Painful intercourse 134
Children's problems
Fever 135
Diarrhea and vomiting 136
Pinworms 137
Croup 138
Bedwetting 139
Earache 140
Temper tantrums 141
Problems in babies
Fever 142
Diarrhea and vomiting 143
Feeding problems 144
Sleep problems 146
Colic 148
Excessive crying 149
Rashes and skin problems 150
Cradle cap 151
Diaper rash 152
First Aid 153
First-aid essentials/ first-aid kit 154
Blisters 155
Cuts, scrapes, and splinters 156
Severe bleeding 157
Insect bites and stings 158
Anaphylactic shock 159
Sprains and strains 160
Fractures and dislocations 161
Head injuries 162
Eye injuries 163
Burns 164
Shock 165
Seizures 166
Febrile seizures 167
Unconsciousness 168
Recovery position 169
CPR--Rescue breathing 170
CPR--Chest compressions 171
Choking 172
Swallowed poisons 174
A-Z of Drug and Natural Remedies 175
Index 190
Acknowledgments 192
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