A 73-year-old female asked:
i have been taking flagyl and cipro for 5 days for diverticulitis and have had loose stools for a few days. is it safe to take imodium to help with loose stools? i've also been taking probiotics?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 39 years experience
I would suggest that you just continue the probiotics, if the loose stools is not bad, well after you have stopped the antibiotics. If the loose stool is bad it may be better to be reevaluated rather than take Imodium.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes, runny nose, and coughing mucus in a day?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Watery eyes: Sounds like you have a viral illness. Take an over-the-counter decongestant and see if this helps. A saline nasal spray is also helpful. Drink plenty of fluids and get some rest. If you are still having problems after 7 days, call your primary doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Within reason. The injection itself may initially irritate the tissues around the nerve and the nerve itself. Especially if you had what is called a transforaminal injection. It sounds as if your injection was given around the 3rd lumbar nerve, right ?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 40 years experience
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own.
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Last updated Apr 11, 2021
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