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how long is it supposed to it take for loestrin 24 to become affective at preventing pregnancy?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
U should use back up: For 1 month, and they have a newer pill, that I have switched a majority of my loestrin 24 pts to loloestrin , only 10 mcg of estrogen instead of 20 mcg in your pill.

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Is it safe to take birth control while taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, but: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of a huge cystic pimple on my nose without leaving a scar?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Since it is a big pimple, take oral antibiotic like doxycycline, tetracycline , Erythromycin or minocine and locally apply benxoyl peroxide 10 percent.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent gluteal and hip pain if I sit all day?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Several suggestions: Evaluate your routine to determine how long it takes before the discomfort begins. This will help you determine when to stand and stretch, do isometric exercises, or a combination of both. Evaluate your chair and if possible, obtain one that has at least three adjustment. Seat height, armrest, and lumbar.
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19 weeks pregnant no fetal movement?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Wait a week: 20 weeks is the normal time to feel fetal movement.

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