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how can i prevent excessive hand sweating ( hyperhidrosis)?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: The most common first line therapy is aluminum chloride hexahydrate which is a prescription antiperspirant. Botox is also an option as well as some other, more expensive treatments. Most start with the Rx antiperspirant.

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How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born.
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Check with your obstetrician- need to check blood pressure and urine for any protein.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent back pain in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Diet and exercise: Back pain in pregnancy is common. Keep your weight gain under control. Eat very healthy and sensibly. Pregnancy yoga classes or pregnancy Pilates classes or simply staying active can really help with back pain. Women who begin their pregnancy at their ideal weight and who exercise regularly before pregnancy have less back pain.
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I have ametal platein my leg, and need anmri scanof my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?

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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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No: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. The metal plate in your leg should not prevent you from getting an mri. If you become uncomfortable during the scan, you may have to stop and take a break.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Depends: The choice of prophylaxis is based in part on where you're going and the resistance patterns of the malaria in the area. The cdc has a good website that discusses this issue based on region or country. When in doubt, see a travel medicine specialist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Atarax (hydroxyzine) does not cause itching rather, stopping the drug causes the suppressed itch to come out once again.

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