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A 21-year-old female asked:

can the antibiotic i'm taking for a uti prevent conception?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No: Commonly used antibiotics for UTI don't stop you from getting pregnant. In fact, some women on birth control pills get pregnant when they take antibiotics as antibiotics can affect birth control pill effectiveness.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
No.: Antibiotics are generally safe in pregnancy. I know of no antibiotic that can decrease fertility.

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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It is best to: Use backup method for the rest of the month, at your age if you do not want children, i would offer you an in office tubal sterilization , takes 5 minutes, is easy and safe, and you should be on the lowest dose of pills if no problems which is loloestrin- less chance of blood clots, etc. And after the tubal if you want no more periods, would do in office endometrial ablation takes 8 minutes.
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Will vaginal foam used with pull-out prevent pregnancy?

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Contraception: Vaginal foam with withdrawal method should prevent pregnancy. Like any barrier method is has approximately a 20% failure rate.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid putting pressure on my arm and prevent breast lymphedema?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
General care: Lymphedema of the arm is seen following breast procedures (axillary dissection, radiation), and avoiding putting pressure on the arm doesn't prevent the swelling. Avoid scratches, injury of the arm that can result in infection and further damage of the lymphatics. Seek help of a lymphedema trained physical therapist for specific advice.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control.
A 35-year-old male asked:

What can a person do to treat or prevent constant heat rash breakout from(i assume) working all day in the unavoidable heat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be hard to do...: People try to live and work in conditions that their bodies are able to adapt to, but sometimes that is not possible. A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can help prevent and treat recurrent heat rash (miliaria treatment). Keeping the skin surface intact, healthy, and normal is important. That means not rubbing the skin with rough clothes, or getting industrial chemicals on them.

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