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Don’t know exactly, but I think the virus needs a certain amount of air to survive -you lessen that and it will usually die.
You can also get a doc to prescribe a concotion of maalox, lidocaine and I think Benadryl. It supposedly works.
Are you a mental health expert to say it’s not under this catergory? Not eating healthy isn’t the same, but having a eating disorder is a mental problem. Only professionals can distinguish between what is and what isn’t if it’s not too obvious. There is a disorder called binge eating- were you go wild for a period of time eating all sorts of unhealthy things. If you would have read my posts – I said there wouldn’t be a stigma because everybody would be required to be evaluated.
Sounds like you need to try a new podiatrist or a dermatologist. Duct tape works, but most people don’t have the patience because you have to keep it covered for a long time.
People sometimes confuse canker and cold sores; Where is this sore?
People don’t want to classify it as that because they don’t want to quit. Yeshivos need to hire psychologists and smoking isn’t the only reason.
You can’t force anybody to quit, but you need to have the support available if they want to.
First of all we have a blog on smoking- I don’t see the need for another one. I think nothing should ever be totally forbidden, so it’s good for people to smoke on Purim. 1. They don’t feel they are missing out on something. 2. They see it’s not as great as these smokers make it out to be.
A general rule in life is -the more you say you shouldn’t or can’t have something -the more you want it!
Mentally ill people will not be successful in therapy until they realize they have a problem. That is the first goal of the therapist. Medications work no matter what you tell yourself. Smoking comes under the mental health catergory due to classification as an addiction -not all of them have underlying issues or like you say “mentally unstable”.
The yeshivos can hire school psychologists and evaluate everyone. That would be the first step. This program would evaluate everyone for mental illness -maybe we should include the Rebbeyim. This would not be limited to smoking, but any mental issue should be evaluated.
Meds make getting and being open in therapy much easier. It sounds like you might need a new medication. Also, if you are on a SSRI, these can take around a month to start working; some clinicians will prescribe a benzodiazepine till that time (eg. Valium).
Also, if you have been on a med for a long time- let say Zoloft and now it’s not working, before you try a different med, make sure you have maxed out on the dosage of the Zoloft (or other med). Also, some mental illnesses require more than one med right from the git go.
I’ve spoken to many shrinks and one of the main things of therapy is an end goal. So how come people go to shrinks for years and years? The answer is because somehow they were pushed or forced there. So they can’t ever be cured -until they themselves realize that they have problematic behavior(s). So either the shrink keeps trying to enlighten them or he/she gives up.
The reason a person should keep it quiet is because it’s still a stigma in our community and there is a chance someone will speak bad about him. I’m Iy”h waiting for the day when there won’t be anymore L”H or Sinas Chinum and our community won’t stigmitize mentally ill people. So if the yeshivos would start such a program, this would help towards that goal!December 10, 2009 4:43 am at 4:43 am in reply to: Children and Prizes–Hindering Intrinsic Self Worth #669801
While I agree- there is too much nosh and prizes and whatnot in our schools, still some of the time it’s a good idea. The Rambam says you should reward children for learning. I don’t think this has to be overdone. Also, for problematic kids, the shrinks have something called token economics. This method is to reinforce good behavior. So there are good reasons to do this, but like I said before if it’s overdone then it defeats its’ purpose.
It wouldn’t be a stigma because everyone in the school has to go for an evaluation. If deemed necessary, that person(s) would be sent outside the yeshiva for therapy and/or drugs. Noone would know who was being sent except for the school shrink and the patient. If the patient wants to tell anyone, that’s his purogative. Noone else has to know and they wouldn’t. People have to stop looking at seeking help as something bad. The people who have major problems never admit it. It takes a strong person to admit he has areas that need improvement.
I’m in the health field, but not mental health. As far as stigma goes, this is the reason I said school psychologists. Everybody in the yeshiva has to go for an evaluation. Afterwards, people who need therapy and/or meds can receive these without anybody knowing (discreetly). There would be no stigma since everybody would have to go. Also, if the yeshivos would do this, it would greatly diminish the stigma in the community. In our generation, unfortunately we’ve seen some Rosh Yeshivos saying don’t do this and that (eg. going to concerts), but they have to also fix up their own yeshivos not just find problems in the community.
I don’t think we are necessary losing a lot of kids to “the outside world”. I think, if children aren’t happy they will turn to thrill seeking. The question is “why”. I feel some children aren’t having good experiences in their yeshivas. We all know about recent cases of molestations that are coming to light. With a lot yeshivas in denial, the child or teenager feels this is hypocritical- therefore their acts of rebellion. It used to be that Rosh Hayeshivos were against the psychological field, but that has changed recently. Even so, they aren’t getting the students enough mental help. Including in this is smoking. I am hoping the day will come that Yeshivos and even Yeshivos Gedolos will hire school psychologists and seeking help won’t be taboo anymore. And no, I’m not a mental health professional.
I think a lot of young people see older people in their yeshiva smoking. They unfortunately look up to these older people and it perpetuates. I don’t think the hanhalah of the yeshivos do enough to discourage new smokers.
Now, I’ll address your question of how to encourage smokers to quit. First of all, don’t approach someone who you don’t know -they’ll never accept anything from a stranger. You can approach someone you know, but not with something like -Did you know smoking is the leading cause of cancer?, this will just alienate them. What you can say is -Oh you smoke- how long have you been smoking? They will probably tell you. Then you say -have you tried quitting? They will either answer yes or no. If they answer yes, they will probably go into a whole story about how they tried and failed and so on. Wait till they are done and then say -You know you should go see your doctor, they have a lot of new ways to help people quit. Even if the guy tried a few ways, he probably didn’t do all of them. Some places have an organized team to help people quit consisting of a therapist and a clinician. One to tackle the psychological component and the other to tackle the physical component.
As someone who advocates stopping the stigmatization of certain diseases in the frum community, I feel the best approach for CQ is to tell her relatives the truth. If you hide it even from relatives, not only are you not relieving the stigma, you are adding fuel to the fire. The main reason people hide things is because they are embarassed; if you talk openly about it, people will see there is nothing to be embarassed about. This will decrease the stigma greatly and also help mentally and physically ill people get married. It won’t be taboo anymore to marry them. (Unless there is a good chance of it being passed down -which is not always so likely.)
Thanks for answering for me.
Please don’t comment on what mental health professionals would or would not appreciate. There are a lot of them that only treat addictions. It seems to me that you have the attitude that you are better than them (smokers). Pitying smokers will not get them to stop. Encouraging them to seek professional help will. There are a lot of tools nowadays in the medical & mental toolbox to help these people. But I know where you are coming from. I’ve even seen medical professionals put down smokers. This doesn’t do any good and perhaps these stradegies are even worse than keeping quiet.
What do they need a support group for? Are the seizures controlled or not? If they are, then there is no difference between them and anyone else, except they need to take meds and go to a doctor once in awhile. They have a good prognosis if they are controlled.
I was being cynical.
And it’s also true- it’s good for business if you practice medicine. People who want to stop smoking can be helped by the medical profession. But the key is “who want”. Ask a shrink- the more you tell them not to, the more they won’t listen. They need positive encouragement!
Please stop complaining about smoking. Smoking is good for business!
I figuered you were talking about a klei shelishi, but even so this psak is not so pashut. First of all, not everyone holds the ladle is a keli. (Even though most people are Makel.) (Look up Shulchan Aruch- Hilchos bishul.) Second of all, there might be a problem of Nolad – to melt the ice cube (changing its’ matter state). You are allowed to do Nolad for a Tzoirech godol, but I’m not sure what the Tzoreich godol is here since you can cool it off by putting it into the fridge or freezer.
You can’t do that on Shabbos.
Also, when carrying hot soup to the table -keep a sturdy plate under it, so if it spills a little you don’t get burnt.
What’s the difference between an obese woman on a diet and a drunk?
Tomorrow the drunk will be sober!
Two cannibals were eating dinner -one said to the other- “I hate my ex-wife”. So his friend replied -“So just eat the potatoes”.
To working- there is such a thing as a fire safety course. I’ve been trained to give such a course, but to go into details here is beyond the scope of a safety forum.
Why don’t they pay you, like the youngerleit?
Also, you must have working smoke detectors on every floor, besides for the extiguishers. Practice an escape plan with your family. Every room must have two exits, eg. door/window. If you have or live upstairs, you must have a fire escape or a fire ladder besides for the regular stairway!
To put out pan fires cover them and shut off stove or throw baking soda on it after you shut off stove.
Sorry, I don’t believe you. Since you have a chezkas kashrus- please post their names and numbers so I can contact them and re-educate them.
I personally think that this is the yetzer horah. How come so many people in the frum community believe all these rumors about vaccines? So much so, that almost always recently everytime there is some sort of outbreak with one of these diseases that there are vaccines for, it involves a frum community. Hashem creates the refua before the makah, sometimes this is in the form of prevention. Nothing in the alternative health arsenals come close to stopping infectious disease like regular medicine. You might not get sick or die if you don’t vaccinate, but this is because you put yourself in the category of a fool. Shomer Pisayim Hashem! Do you really want to be in this category?
Not to knock Dr. Jacobowitz, but you shouldn’t bring his opinion on what to do. He is definitely entitled to his opinion and so is anyone of the bloggers. But, just because he is doctor doesn’t mean he is an expert in every field of medicine. As far as I know he is basically a Gastro who does some Internal medicine. This question should be presented to the child’s Pediatrician or to an Infectious Disease specialist.
All the pediatricians and Infectious Disease experts I’ve spoken to recommend the shot!
It depends what the meds are for. Some pts. are on 15 -20 meds and they need all of them. Some pts. are overprescribed. All the more reason you need to have a good primary care practioner who knows and keeps abreast of everything going on with his pts. (even meds prescibed by other clinicians)!
It’s still possible for you to get married and have kids. Don’t give up.
Too bad more people don’t have your attidude; it would cut down a lot of this smoking.
Lakewood is just another NY neighboorhood like Monsey!
There is a DASH diet that lowers BP, also exercise helps. If this doesn’t work, you should take meds to lower BP!
Most of the girls who go out with Lakewood guys don’t care.
It probably was a hemmorhagic stroke, but after the bleed the blood clotted and caused a blockage.
If I would take a guess, this probably was a hemorrhagic stroke, not the clot one they are talking about in the article. Also, the best way to prevent this is to monitor your blood pressure during pregnancy and if high -treat it!
“Egger said that there is little research on the effects of psychiatric medicine in very young children, and that psychotherapy should always be tried first.”
She’s 100% right!
You need to have the therapy along with the drugs in order for it to work.
Washing with soap or using Purell isn’t really going to effect your immune system because we are exposed to germs all the time. The best time to clean your hands is before eating, after coming home from school, after the bathroom, before and after seeing patients. Did you ever wonder why the torah says to wash hands after the bathroom and before eating?
What I don’t understand even if it’s mutter, why don’t they try and stop and prolong their life? Nowadays we have meds and therapy that help you stop. What a waste of their lives.
To havesome seichel,
And what’s wrong with getting rid of all the germs? Immunity doesn’t work the way you make it out, it isn’t simplistic. C. Diff causes Pseudomembranous colitis- usually an antibiotic-associated colitis. This is sometimes deadly. Why don’t you take out a book on immunity from the library so you would have an understanding before you start posting?
She doesn’t have excema! She can bathe, wash, shower with anything and for as long and many times and as hot as she wants.
How in the world do you OD on Purell? These products are very effective more than soap and water, but they aren’t needed unless soap & water isn’t around or you have a lot of exposure to germs. Recently, they put these automatic Purells in hospitals and everyone was using them instead of water. What happened was an increase in C. difficile because it has spores, so they got rid of the bottles and told people to wash off the spores with soap & water. Unless you are worried about C. difficile Purell is very effective.
Don’t be so pessimistic. I know we have the internet in our times, but that doesn’t replace real medical care. If you don’t want to just take meds without knowing 100%, then go to one of your many doctors and have them do fungal tests and cultures on your hand. You might be pleasantly surprised that I’m right. Please don’t base medical decisions on just something you found on some web site. You now understand why I was asking all those questions -in order to help me come to this diagnosis.
One thing for sure wasting time on the net or in the Yeshiva’s coffee room putting down others is Zicher Osser Lchol Hadayos. If you don’t want to go to college don’t, but don’t tell others not to since there is enough Shitos to be Someach on.
I love the way everybody in the CR is a medical expert, even though most of them didn’t go to Health Science’s school. And yes, all those doctors are probably wrong. (And I’m just a student.) I can’t say for sure what it is without testing, but I think you have Tinea Manuum, which is a fungus. This is commonly misdiagnosed. The treatment for this is Loprox lotion for about a month. This might not work because the rash is long standing. If it doesn’t work you will need to take oral anti-fungal meds such as Sporanox.
It might work, but it shouldn’t be used for antibiotics. It’s not even a first line drug for GERD.