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Ammens Medicated Medication
Meds and more..: See your prescribing MD to discuss your meds. Suggest you see an experienced mental health therapist to get support and learn coping strategies to cut anxiety. Also important that all medical causes for anxiety (eg, heart or thyroid problems, diabetes, asthma, drug abuse or withdrawal) have been ruled out. Anxiety is treatable. Great that you reached out here for help! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Talk with your doc: About what you are seeing. Your doc wants your wife to function at her highest possible level. And, he may be able to explain why you are seeing what you see. ...Read more
I have depression, and I'm medicated for it. The medication keeps me from feeling hungry at all times of the day. What can I do to feel hungry again?
What is the strongest over-the-counter medication I can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?
Tinea versicolor: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide are often recommended. Selsun blue doesn't always work, because it only contains 1% selenium sulfide. Preparations containing more than 1% selenium sulfide are considered prescription strength. Ketoconazole ointment or ciclopirox as an alternative suppresses growth of malassezia furfur. Hydrogen peroxide may lessen symptoms. ...Read more
Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause? I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.
Need diagnosis: There are many causes of the changes in your palms and feet. Your dermatologist can help clarify what these causes are and direct appropriate therapy. ...Read more
I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?
Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
Difficult but common: It is difficult to intervene unless your family member wants help. If the person is elderly, seeking a second opinion from a geriatric specialist would be a good place to start. It is amazing how many times my elderly patients improve just from stopping medications. However, this should only be done under competent medical supervision. ...Read more
Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?
Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more
I was in ER due to low potassium from blood pressure drug chlorlithidone to find also I was over medicated on Synthroid (thyroxine) to how long till side eff gone?
Resolve quickly: Hyperthyroidism can also lower blood potassium. Some people taking Chlorthalidone need extra potassium, others don't. If your synthroid (thyroxine) dose is correctly adjusted, and if you take some extra potassium, you should be fine. If you stick with the chlorthalidone, you should use rx potassium (can't do it with bananas). May be best to use another BP medication. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more