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CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS

CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS

See below: Those are common symptoms of CRPS. There are many treatment options and usually a combination of therapy, medication, biofeedback, and occasionally injections can help. See a physician who specializes in CRPS to learn more about your treatment options. ...Read more

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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read more

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The following meds have caused mild hives: benadryl, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) mestinon, morphine, vicodin. Could this be something other than allergy?

The following meds have caused mild hives: benadryl, nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) mestinon, morphine, vicodin. Could this be something other than allergy?

Yes: Opiates are known to be able to induce or aggravate hives for some people. Nsaid allergy is usually specific for that one and not to all others. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl allergies are rare if ever present. Since you have chronic urticaria, i suspect that many of the reactions you have described might have been incidental and not related. You need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? 

Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

?: Unlikely, this is complex, depends on several factors, underlying conditions, and other medications taken concomitantly, your treating doctors can answer you better, but why are you on this high dose of valacyclovir? ...Read more

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Which is better for managing severe itching in a psoriasis patient who has DM, CKD (Creatinine 2.64), Proteinuria, HTN - Mizollen or Avil Retard?

Which is better for managing severe itching in a psoriasis patient who has DM, CKD (Creatinine 2.64), Proteinuria, HTN - Mizollen or Avil Retard?

Psoriasis control: You need to discuss with your dermatologist, but psoriasis control is the answer. With the diabetes you are at greater risk of infection with the biologics for psoriasis. There is a new medication for psoriasis that does not have the risk of infection called Otezla which is given as a pill twice a day. It maybe decreased to once a day with kidney disease CrCL less than 30. ...Read more

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Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read more

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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...Read more

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Been experiencing sporadic episodes of cloudy urine. No uti, not diabetic, diagnosis IgA nephropathy. Taking topomax for migraines. Any ideas?

Been experiencing sporadic episodes of cloudy urine. No uti, not diabetic, diagnosis IgA nephropathy. Taking topomax for migraines. Any ideas?

Cloudy urine: Get a urine dipstick done --- to rule out proteinurua. Also microscopic exam of urine to rule out hyaline castes.If both negative--- no worries. If anything positive-- see ur nephrologist. ...Read more

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Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Dx type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, neuropathy. Rx'd gabapentin, perc, k-pin, ibuprofen, mobic- rarely take as no help, cymbalta, (duloxetine) phenergen. Sev false + for amphetimine. Help! why ?

Confusing: I think your real ? Is why you test positive for amphine when you are not using them. Right? Well if they are justdoing a drug screen there are quite a few things that can give false positive. Especially some over the counter medications , even vicks that is rubbed on and inhaled or the kind you stick up your nosezantac otc is another one if you use that for heartburn . Most oral decongestants 2. ...Read more

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What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

Topical NSAID's: If you have a GI condition that puts you at risk when using oral nsaid's - topical forms exist that you can apply to skin (i.e. Pennsaid, voltaren (diclofenac) gel, flector patches). ...Read more

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What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

Blood in the urine: Iga nephropathy usually does not present with any noticable symptoms. However when you see your doctor, the doctor may notice blood in your urine. Also the doctor may notice protein in your urine. In some occassions, you may develop swelling in your feet. ...Read more

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Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

Are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several maneuvers including controlling diabetes and hypertension well and using drug group called ace inhibitors or arb under a close supervision of a doctor since these drugs may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful.All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain.In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc.This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

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Would codeine be useful for pain relief with brin tumor headaches?

Would codeine be useful for pain relief with brin tumor headaches?

Yes it might be: Codeine has more pain relief effect than Tylenol(Paracetamol) but it works best when it is used as part of a 2 or 3 drug combination, many of which are marketed but need a prescription to obtain them.Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are more effective sister drugs to codeine. ...Read more

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GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease? No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease?  No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

WBC on UA: The serum albumin and GFR seem fine, but you have some WBC and leukocyte esterase in the urine. Could be a subtle infection. Could be an inflammatory condition of the bladder or kidney. Should be investigated. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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