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Are Piercings Safe If You Have Autoimmune
Yes: Actually, the most important one is a b vitamin called thiamine, or vitamin b 1. That being said, taking a vitamin does not make up for poor overall nutrition. Thiamine can prevent problems caused by a deficiency of thiamine called wernicke-korsakoff syndrome, which is rare and also irreversible. Thus, once you have it, it does not go away. The syndrome causes severe short term memory problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
NSAIDS: Sold over-the-counter, and used commonly for pain control, the group of medications called nsaids- non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs include aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). They can be quite harmful to kidney function, which is why the label instructions must always be followed. Routine, daily use is probably unwise for anyone. Donors should generally avoid these drugs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on cause of the cirrhosis and how severe it is. Many, many drugs are metabolized in the liver; some should not be used by people with cirrhosis, others can be used but need to be at lower dose and taken less often. Alcohol must especially be avoided, no matter what the cause. The list is too long to give here - talk to your doctor and your pharmacist about any medications you are taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you oab syndrome can you still have kids? If so, are there safe medications that you can take while pregnant?
Taxoplasmosis: if you have always owned cats for most of your life, are you immune to it or can you still be susceptible to it while pregnant?
No: Main concern will be whether patient remain compliant with recommended treatment plan. ...Read more
If you are pregnant is it safe to dye your hair? Also what are the risks if you are sick with the common cold during pregnancy?
CCF: At the Cleveland Clinic, we've been following them closely. ...Read more
Usually no: it is hard to imagine a type of massage that would cause problems with a recently repaired retinal tear. To be safe, make sure the treating retina specialist is OK with the activity, s/he knows best about the details of the tear and treatment. In general, adequate healing of a tear treated with laser or cryo should occur within 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Techincally no such: You may be allergic to iodinated chemical compounds, such as radiographic dies, but you cannot be allergic to "the elemental" iodine, or iodine as a charged particle. Iodine is your thyroid, exist throughout your body, and you certainly can take in iodinized salt. This should not be a problem. Talk with your primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, or an allergy specialist, if you have doubts! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you do not place dentures after you have had extractions, can that cause jaw/pain issues especially if you have several comorbities such as fybro?
Perhaps: Should expect some level of pain/discomfort after multiple tooth extractions.Often the placement of immediate dentures diminishes this feeling.As we age,our body heals more slowly, thereby lengthening the time of discomfort.My patients with Fibro tell me that they are often more sensitive to painful stimuli and the feeling lasts longer.Sounds consistent.Follow your Surgeon's instructions.Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is usually diagnosed after finding elevated liver enzymes indicating injury. There are specific tests that find antibodies to the virus, and more specific tests that show how much virus is present in the body. Liver scans or ultrasounds can show if the liver is damaged and/or scarred. The ultimate gold-standard test is a liver biopsy, where a needle is inserted under imaging to get tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone is not vaccinated at all and you are vaccinated is it safe to have sex with them or no? What are the negatives that could happen?
Please start over: There are vaccines for dozens of conditions.They can help a person develop protective antibodies to many illnesses.Some vaccines are quite effective and give long term protection, some do not.Since you have not named the vaccine in question, it is hard to comment. ...Read more
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