A 36-year-old female asked:
i saw my internist for skin cysts that turn into boils, burst, shrink, and then reform again. they often form open tracks. she called them furnaces. they are on my breasts, jaw line, groin, and upper thighs. can these be caused by cellcept?
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Family Medicine 27 years experience
It may..: Cellcept is in general Immunosuppressant. For reason to prevent rejection of transplants etc.. Any decreases of immunity can make you prone to infections. Skin infections as boils is one of them. Make sure pus was cultured for appropriate treatment choice of Antibiotics if needed.Drainage of pus and meticulous hygiene to prevent spread is important. Please, follow up w your doc. for exam and test
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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I am 21 weeks pregnant and have tender breasts. Today I noticed a small lump in my right breast-should I be worried?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are many changes in the breasts during pregnancy. Breast tenderness is very common. However, if you have a new breast mass, i would see your doctor within a week.
Be careful not to check the lump too often before you see your doctor as breast/nipple stimulation in pregnancy can cause contractions.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
No: The answer is not a clear cut yes/no. The fda has assigned a category c rating which means there were some negative effects when given to animals at extremely high doses but no clear answer in humans. You should talk to your ob, eye doctor and pediatrician.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Is isoniazid-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Both drugs are category c, which means there are no direct human harm shown, but animal studies show adverse effects on the fetus.
The benefits may outweigh the risks, under certain circumstances, this should be discussed with your doctor.
Rifampin is considered safe with breast feeding while Isoniazid is not and may decrease flow and quality of milk.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
I am 45 with 3 failed ivfs, 5 yrs ago. Benign ovar. Cyst removed then. Last period jul 10. Hcg 464 (20 dpo) & 843 (22.5 dpo) mild cramp, no bleed, ache 1 side. Ectopic, cancer, menopause?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Seems ok: Is DPO days post ovulation? If so, your HCG roughly doubled in 48 hours...That is a good textbook rise! a mild cramp is common, and no bleeding is always good.
Seems to me you are pregnant! no indication of ectopic, no reason to think cancer (hcg producing cancers are typically seen in much younger women ie teens and 20's) and menopause doesn't give you rising hcg.
So for now, congrats and luck!
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