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SAMI is 6 years old and has Nocturnal enuresis i don't know what to do to help him specially when this has become a psychological problem.
Did you discuss DDAVP (desmopressin) with your doctor? Enuresis is more common in boys and may go on till adolescence. DDAVP (desmopressin) can help in a majority of patients. see http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1499.html
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This is Sami, your patient in Isotretinoin - Second month. I used Nair to remove hair in my hands and legs and got some red rashes and breaks, in my hands. Any medicine/lotion I can apply to cure this skin break and rashes?
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
Usually / not always: Dong quai is generally safe but can cause side effects & should be used with caution in certain circumstances. It can cause sensitivity to the sun. It thins the blood & should be avoided if taking blood thinners or if you have bleeding tendencies. It can cause loose stools & stomach upset in some. It should be avoided in pregnancy & while breastfeeding. But most people tolerate it quite well. ...Read more
Depends: The goal of ehrs is to ideally prevent errors and duplication of tests and procedures. However, it has often resulted in inaccurate excessive documentation, transcription errors, and lost productivity (which varies - some providers are more productive). I think we have a ways to go to realize the benefits of ehrs, but I do not believe they are inherently harmful. ...Read more
Not known for sure: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Every medication: Has side effects. The doctor who prescribed it considered its potential benefits versus its potential risks and decided that you should take this medication. It is a complex decision that is impossible to discuss further here. ...Read more
Yes: The ability to have sex depends upon health, age and exposure. Some younger folks are capable of, and have sex more than once per day. With time this frequency drops and in the middle years may be less often. It is safe to have sex as often as is convenient and there is no safety issue. ...Read more
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type and quality of thermometer, and location the temperature was taken. If you use a good rectal thermometer, then it should not be below 97.0 degrees. Other thermometers can be accurate or not depending on the quality and price. Other factors, such as eating and drinking can affect oral temperatures. A 96.3 deg child would feel cold. ...Read more
Metoprolol: A commonly prescribed dose of metoprolol for treatment of hypertension or certain cardiac dysrhythmias is 50 mgs twice a day. In my opinion 100mgs twice a day is the maximum daily dose and is tolerated as long as the heart rate doesn't drop below 55 beats per minute or the blood pressure doesn't drop much below 120/80. Fatigue is a? Your physician who knows you well can best advise you, however. ...Read more
No one knows: There haven't been any long term studies into the possible damage done by e-cigarettes. The general consensus by the medical community is, if you don't smoke, don't start "vaping". If you are a smoker and are looking for something less toxic than cigarettes, then a shisha pen would be a safer alternative, with the long term goal being to quit using the shisha pen once off the nicotine addiction. ...Read more