A member asked:
can i take codeine with antihistamine & acetaminophen & cold medicine at the same time?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, but be cautious: You can take codeine with other cough and cold medications. However, be careful taking more than one cough/cold medication at a time. Many of the prescription and over the counter medications have similar or even the same ingredients. Avoid taking more than one medication to avoid accidental overdose.
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What are the differences between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?
15 doctor answers • 24 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Length of effect: Both treat fever and pain. Ibuprofen lasts 6-8 hours while Acetaminophen lasts about 4 hours. Sometimes, one seems to work better than the other, either for certain symptoms or for certain children. (for instance, i find Ibuprofen more helpful for sore throats, usually.) pick the one that helps the most for your child, for their symptoms.
(the "alternating" idea isn't recommended.).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my breast size to stay the same in pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most women will experience some changes with their breasts during pregnancy. Other women may not have a noticeable change in breast size. If you experience nipple changes or experience bloody breast discharge, please consult your physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Are congenital defects the same as birth defects?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Here is a primer on the terms
congenital refers to being present at birth.
Anomalies, abnormalities, defects are often used interchangeably. Not all are genetic or familial.
Malformation and deformation mean different things. Malformation is an anomaly due to abnormal formation of a structure. Deformation is a change in a structure due to forces like pressure, eg, in cases of low amniotic fluid.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Can chlamydia and HIV be contacted at the same time
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Aquiring one sexually tramsitted disease is usually coupled with another std as well. This includes gonnorrhea and hiv, especially if the partner has risk factors for having these infections (e.g. Drug use, prostitution, many sexual partners, etc.). If any concern, testing for these is recommended.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can the same blue light that treats acne also promote oral health?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
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