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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hyperhidrosis: You may a skin condition in which you have excessive sweating. Avoiding triggers like heat, alcohol, caffeine or spices. Controlling symptoms with antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride 10% or higher
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Drug safety: Both medications are very safe to take long term and can be used even in pediatric patients as young as 12 months old
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diagnosing DVT: Signs and symptoms of DVT can be calf pain and swelling. This requires prompt evaluation at a ER or physicians office. An ultrasound is easy non- invasive test to r/o DVT that can be performed at most ER
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Soft tissue injury : It may just be soft tissue injury and ice application and Analgesic medication are the mainstay of treatment. However if pain and swelling persist could be fracture of the bones in the hand or wrist
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sinus symptoms: If it acute (few days to weeks) could be sinus related I.e allergies or sinusitis. Chronic could be more concerning and may require CT head to determine cause
A member asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Do urine pregnancy.: Irregular periods associated with back pain and Nausea/Vomiting can indicate several things. A lower urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, fibroids, STD, spontaneous abortion are some of the conditions. Initial work up should include a pelvic exam,Urine pregnancy and urine dipstick And STD cultures in the office. Then if necessary blood work and pelvic U/S
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Asthma symptoms: Sounds like your asthma is flaring up even if you don't have a cough or wheezing symptoms. You need to see your doctor so you can be prescribed an inhaler. You may need to have a spirometry test done to confirm an asthma exacerbation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GERD symptoms: Symptoms of gerd can include epigastric pain, regurgitation, bloating after meals and nausea. Hiatal hernia is often seen with gerd, but patients may have a hiatal hernia but not have gerd.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Adjusting medication: You should follow-up with your pcp or psychiatrist to see about adjusting the medication or switching to an alternative with better efficacy.
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