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Do you need to get injections if you going on a holiday to bali if so which one?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Do you need to get injections if you going on a holiday to bali if so which one?

Check w/CDC: Go to cdc for latest travel immunization info. For bali, indonesia, check out http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/indonesia. Htm. Have fun! ...Read more

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What can I use for balantis?

What can I use for balantis?

Balanitis: Dependent on cause- may need antibiotics, topical anti fungal agents or topical steroids. May need circumcision.
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Been having balanities frequently for about a month, unusual for me (usually infrequent as I'm uncircumsized), what are some reasons this could be?

Been having balanities frequently for about a month, unusual for me (usually infrequent as I'm uncircumsized), what are some reasons this could be?

Possible: fungal infection, friction from intercourse or oral sex, tight fitting underwear or outer clothing.Circumcision does prevent an accumulation of smegma, seen in an uncircumcised penis. Good personal hygiene, including changing cotton undergarments twice daily will help. I would seek medical attention if this is a recurring issue. ...Read more

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Do I download textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery by balagi?

Do I download textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery by balagi?

Uh, uh: And what will you do for an encore? Unobtainium?
Now that I have your attention, you can do one important thing; see an expert in the field! ...Read more

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Since the cream how long does it take for balantis to go and how many times do I use the cream a day?

Since the cream how long does it take for balantis to go and how many times do I use the cream a day?

Annoying condition: Right? . It is an infection of fore skin, some takes wks to clear. Some even may need circumcision due to recurrent infections. First maintain good hygiene, wash with soap and water, try to retract the skin leave that way as much time as possible, if area is dry tend to heal fasterIn adults diabetes on sets presenting as banalities make sure to check your blood sugar. You will be fine soon ...Read more

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Travelling to bali with my 3yr and 1yr old. What medication should I bring for them in case of illness?

Travelling to bali with my 3yr and 1yr old. What medication should I bring for them in case of illness?

Travel Medications: Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain and fever; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the other most useful versatile medication for itching rashes, allergic reactions and nasal congestion and cough; antibiotic ointment and steroid cream. You should get a prescription from your pediatrician for Azithromycin which is an antibiotic useful for the type of diarrhea you might encounter in se asia. Review immunization required. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop food intolerances after gastro bug picked up in bali several months ago, namely garlic?

Is it possible to develop food intolerances after gastro bug picked up in bali several months ago, namely garlic?

Food intolerance: It is absolutely a possibility. This may be due to a relative food intolerance because of decreased ability to breakdown certain foods because of intestinal damage/inflammation from the infection of related to an irritable bowel type syndrome after a gastroenteritis. Sometimes it can take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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I have balanits and I'm at a water park, but I am not sure if it is safe to go in the water since it has chlorine.

I have balanits and I'm at a water park, but I am not sure if it is safe to go in the water since it has chlorine.

All water has CL: So if you are bathing you have already been exposed. Of course the levels are higher, so you should just go in for a minute or two to see if it bothers you and if it does, go and rinse off in the shower immediately.
If you HAPPEN to have any vaseline or zinc oxide with you, you could try putting this on first; but fair warning that though it may protect you, could also leave oil spot on trunks. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog in Bali. I was given Verorab &, told to get another in 7days, but I've just read I should've had one on day 3. What should I do?

I was bitten by a dog in Bali. I was given Verorab &, told to get another in 7days, but I've just read I should've had one on day 3. What should I do?

Rabies Vaccination: CDC, WHO, and local guidelines can differ and can be confusing. You should get the immunoglobulin on day of exposure occurs but may be delayed 7 days. The timing for the the Verorab is day 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 but a 3 or 4 shot course is acceptable. The level of risk (risk of exposure) should also be assessed. Your doctor will be able to fix the correct sequence of vacations for you. ...Read more

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Why do I lose balane when I close my eyes?

Why do I lose balane when I close my eyes?

Balance and eyes: There are 3 systems that provide our brain with information in order to keep our balance: inner ear, vision, and sensation from our feet. A person needs two of the three to be working well to keep balance. Many diabetics fall at night because of poor visibility and poor sensation in their feet. Our eyes provide visual input to the brain about our position. ...Read more

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Please tell me what infection leads to balantis?

Please tell me what infection leads to balantis?

Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males; depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall bad. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. What prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? Thank you!

I will be traveling to Bali for 2 weeks in June. What prescriptions should I have with me and what shots do I need to get prior to the trip? Thank you!

HepA&B, Typhoid and: Hepatitis A for all
HepatitisB FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE EXPOSED TO BLOOD, OTHER BODY FLUIDS OR UNPROTECTED SEX WITH LOCAL PEOPLE
Japanese Encephalitis for those with stay over a month in endemic area during J E Season. And less than 1 month in endemic area with ongoing break of JE

Typhoid for all travellers
Rabies if spending time outdoors and with animals
Uptodate on all routine like DT, POLIO etc ...Read more

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Is bali soap, okay to wash hair with?

Is bali soap, okay to wash hair with?

I wouldn't: I'm not specifically familiar with this soap, but bar soaps in general tend to be pretty harsh on the hair. In a pinch you could use it but I would generally use products made for the hair that don't strip as many of the oils out. ...Read more

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Just got back from 4 days in bali, have really bad diarrhea (1 full day and counting). Had a 99.7 fever which is now gone. Thoughts?

Just got back from 4 days in bali, have really bad diarrhea (1 full day and counting). Had a 99.7 fever which is now gone. Thoughts?

See MD: T 99.7 is an elevated temperature not a "fever" (variously defined but often > 101f). For travel diarrhea consider seeing your primary md for evaluation including possible stool tests. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for 3 wks now (started in Bali) & had it for the past 2 wks since being homel. Headache, nausea, low appetite. Feels like its worse?

I've had a cough for 3 wks now (started in Bali) & had it for the past 2 wks since being homel. Headache, nausea, low appetite. Feels like its worse?

Where is home: You need to see a doctor symptoms lasting for more than 3 weeks have to be checked make sure you do not have bronchitis or pneumonia go and see your doctor ...Read more

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Have salmonella for over 2 months now! Got from from Bali. I received IVs and 4 doses switching between Flagel, Arithrimozen, and Cipro. HELP PLEASE!

Have salmonella for over 2 months now! Got from from Bali. I received IVs and 4 doses switching between Flagel, Arithrimozen, and Cipro. HELP PLEASE!

Maybe not salmonella: Most salmonella clears up within a few weeks, even without treatment. Many cases but not all would respond to ciprofloxacin. Azithromycin and metronidazole (Flagyl) are not active against salmonella. At this point, persistent diarrhea could be an antibiotic side effect or even Clostridium dificile. Return to the doctor treating you; or ask for referral to infectious diseases specialist. Gd luck! ...Read more

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Hello. I'm trying to get pregnant but, I don't know when I will be ovulating. I had a problem with the nuvaring, so I removed it. My body was off bala?

Hello. I'm trying to get pregnant but, I don't know when I will be ovulating. I had a problem with the nuvaring, so I removed it. My body was off bala?

Best way is: ovulation chart via core body temperature and cervical mucus exam. Otherwise you may have problems conceiving, using just 28 or 29 day cycle calculations and nothing else. Your body will continue to recover from the nuvaring (or lack thereof) at this point which confuses matters. Use the basal temperature and cervical mucus technique. ...Read more

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Other than Lamisil (terbinafine) what can I use for male yeast and balantis?

Other than Lamisil (terbinafine) what can I use for male yeast and balantis?

About the same...: The effect of various antifungal preparations is similar. The most fundamental thing to do is: don't give yeast a good surviving & thriving environments, that is, to keep the affected area dry and clean with adequate aeration/ventilation. So, if necessary, circumcision is required. More doubt? Ask urologist. Also, note: Life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, and... ...Read more

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Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

I'm going to bali in a weeks time, need a quick way to get rid of post scabies bumps

Scabies bumps.: If you are sure that it was scabies, they resolve quickly once the bug has been treated. Moisturize your skin 2-3 times a day with any good moisturizer and you should see improvement in a week. If not improving it may not have been scabies and a topical steroid may be in order depending on the cause. Moisturizers will not hurt no matter the cause. Have a great time in bali! ...Read more

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I have balanities I have got cream for it but my girlfriend is getting a stinging pain in the vagina after sex will this be causing it?

I have balanities I have got cream for it but my girlfriend is getting a stinging pain in the vagina after sex will this be causing it?

Yeast infection?: Balanitis is often yeast (thrush), especially in uncircumcised men. Vaginal yeast is common and a frequent cause of vaginal itching, irritation, etc. So it seems likely you and your partner are sharing a yeast infection, not uncommon in sex partners, although not considered an STD. She should see her doc; or maybe try an OTC vaginal yeast treatment. But for sure get care if no better 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Lignocaine hydrochloride gel ip for balantis? My dr gv it to me today I'm circumcised 13 days ago this jelly works to healling fast or not?

Lignocaine hydrochloride gel ip for balantis? My dr gv it to me today I'm circumcised 13 days ago this jelly works to healling fast or not?

No, ...: There are many ways to handle the expected post-circumcision pain. Realistic understanding and expectation will lessen surgery-related pain and anxiety, and require much less use of pain control. Lignocaine hcl gel gives a local numbness to tide over the worst pain during the first 1-2 postop days, but would not hasten healing process. Detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Help please! Is balantis cause by aids or any other std?

Help please! Is balantis cause by aids or any other std?

Usually not unless: Circumcised. Most common cause of balanitis is a tight foreskin & inadequaate penile hygiene. But std can cause balanitis in both circumcised & uncircumcised men. Can have infectious & non infectious causes. Can be caused by skin conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema or skin irritants like detergent residue, perfumed soap or latex allergy etc. ...Read more

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I have these balack sqiggly lines that I see from my left eye. Never had this. What are they? They move with my eyeball.

I have these balack sqiggly lines that I see from my left eye. Never had this. What are they? They move with my eyeball.

'Floaters': When the vitreous jelly in the back of the eye ages, it begins to break up and some of the solid jelly will 'float' around--eventually it will dissolve. However it can be associated with holes or tears in the retina so please get a good dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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I am on glucophage (metformin) 1gm tds to lose weight. Howevr I am having a lot of cramps. How do I overcome this. Bala mahesan?

I am on glucophage (metformin) 1gm tds to lose weight. Howevr I am having a lot of cramps. How do I overcome this. Bala mahesan?

Formulation: Take the medication with food to minimize side effects. Try the extended release (er) version. Lastly, Glumetza is very well tolerated. There are some pts who cannot tolerate the sude effects. Every one is different. ...Read more

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My wife is 8 weeks pregnant. In her USG report it is mentioned that "Decidua Basalis is anterior" - what does this mean? Is it a complication?

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant. In her USG report it is mentioned that "Decidua Basalis is anterior" - what does this mean? Is it a complication?

Just fine: This is not a complication. Your wifes placenta which is another word for decidua basalis is in the front of her uterus. Normally the placenta is in the back of the uterus. This just mean that she may be less able to feel the baby move while she is pregnant ...Read more

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