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No major effects: Assuming you're talking about 'regular' prescription corticosteroids like triamcinolone (kenalog) these have little to no effect on sperm - unlike Anabolic steroids like testosterone or dianabol, which can cause major reductions in sperm count. Some studies indicate that heavy NSAID use, including aspirin, may affect sperm motility and morphology as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Miconazole Nitrate & Neomycin Sulphate cream while planning to get pregnant. does it kills sperms also?
No: It's not necessary. The amount of radiation is small. ...Read more
Other way around: B"sd it is always a good idea as indeed certain medications can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. Prednisone /prednisolone is not one of them. On the other hand OCP pills decrease the clearance prednisone and therefore result in higher blood levels, which may or may not be a problem depending on the condition being treated and duration of use. ...Read more
If the choice is: between doing that and smoking cigarettes, then I would support the nicotine-free e-cigs. However, what I cannot do is tell you that it is completely safe, because we really don't know what the propellant, flavorings, additives and preservatives that are put into these products even are, let alone what harm they might do short or long-term. However, again, it is far better than smoking cigarettes. ...Read more
Depends: If kids are allergic to it or if there are excessively high levels in your home than it can cause problems. If it is incidentally present in your home at levels lower than outdoors, than it is probably not worrisome. If you are really concerned see a board certified allergist. ...Read more
Fetal Lungs: Steroids are often given to pregnant women at risk for preterm labor. They are often given for a variety of maternal medical conditions. Some steroids cross the placenta some do not. Your prescribing doctor should be able to provide guidance on whether or not this treatment is needed. ...Read more
Oral meds may help: For asthma that is out of control, the addition of nonsteroidal anitinflammatory med like montelukast may help, or a short course of oral steroids. Some people still respond to theophylline orally. Pulmonary function tests can distinguish between the bronchospasm seen with asthma from the laryngospasm and difficulty inhaling often seen with anxiety or panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be used instead of lupron (leuprolide)? Bleeding again. 49. Fibroids. Hgb 7.5. Doc wants to do transfusion. I don't want lupron (leuprolide). Would progesterone work?
No.: In your case, i suspect the reason your doctor is using Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) is to reduce the size of your fibroids. This is often done to make a hysterectomy technically easier. Progesterone wouldn't have the same effect. I sometimes use higher dose oral contraceptives to stop a single bleeding episode, but this is not a long term solution. I agree with transfusion and at least consideration of a hyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use local anesthetics such as lidocaine or tetracaine for my baby before her pcv (synflorix®) vaccination?
Can't breathe-last time was(5/2014)went to ER was given Prednisone & Ventolin inhaler. Still have inhaler/not working/can't afford ER.Home fix needed.
Please continue: Using Qvar and montelukast, those are your routine maintenance medications that you need to take whether you're symptomatic or not. The albuterol is a short acting broncho dilator, works better during an asthma flare or before strenuous activity, keep the follow up with your doctor / asthma specialist, wish you wellness ...Read more
Yes: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read more
Major Decision: Hello. I don't know you, your circumstances, your health, your finances, your skills or your loves. I would try to address all of those issues in making a decision. If you can afford to retire - that is a possibility. If you aren't happy in what you are doing now - consider doing something that you really love in the latter part of your life. Bounce your thoughts off others whom you trust. ...Read more
Opportunity to help: Seriously! i always wanted to help people get healthy. Plus i'm more a one-on-one kind of guy so public health isn't my cup of tea. And i like doing lots of different things which is why i choose family medicine, which also allows me the opportunity to care for the whole family, from cradle to grave as we say. It's also given me the opportunity to do different things time. ...Read more
Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in that area to suggest one over another with a limited history. I hope its nothing but would suggest seeing a physician for a physical exam and necessary work up. ...Read more
Career decisions: If you have a retirement income already - consider doing something that you really love (even if it pays less). If you are really happy in your current line of work - consider continuing it. It is a major life decision - so recommend getting input from or bouncing your thoughts off others (especially if you have a spouse). Take care. ...Read more
Depends on…: Type of thalassemia u have: alpha, beta, major, minor. If beta major, there's the possibility of abnormal bone structure in face & skull, increased risk of infection, enlarged spleen that may rupture easily with blows to abdomen. See fp or hematologist to learn which type u have & what complications u may expect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you were in: a small city without a hospital - it is possible that there might not be an oncologist in the vicinity. But, for the most part the answer is yes. ...Read more
What are they?: Please submit clear & specific questions about medical careers with one question per entry. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Sounds dangerous: I don't what you mean by marker fluid but usually the chemicals in any writing fluid are not healthy to ingest and may be poisonous. I would stay away from it. If you accidentally ingested it, go to the hospital right away and bring the bottle with you. ...Read more
Many choices: There are many different careers for professionals who work with sick children. Doctors and nurses are obvious, but child life specialists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, speech therapists, social work and psychologists are among the many other choices. Also, health providers of many types can tailor their practice or career to focus on children in particular. ...Read more
One option: Why not arrange an appointment with a career counselor. This may be very help guide you and enhance confidence. ...Read more
What is effect on the kids from other continents who are adopted by single career women in the us?
At 40 my career is in a good place. Husband pushes me to start a family now or never. What are my chances?
Will changing my career to something I have enjoyed before (sales) lead to a greater possibility of finding more happiness?
The best career: fit for us tends to be one where our interests and abilities fit with the functions of the job. While it is not a 100% guarantee, looking into something that you enjoyed before might be a good fit. I would also encourage you to explore other career options as well - make sure that your next move is a great fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a merchant mariner with mg should I changes career due to this decease...Everything is back to normal but I have doubts?
Glad you're good: Nice to hear from you again. Today, myasthenia gravis is usually manageable. You want to stay in this great profession, and for that reason alone i'd encourage you to continue. I'd seek another, or a change of job within the merchant marine itself, only if you realize you can no longer keep up. With today's biotech, that day may very well never come. ...Read more
I'm age 35 and trying to get second child but try several months still can't success. It's related to my dairy food or my career?
Unlikely: In general your diet and your career, unless thay are very unusual, have little-to-no impact on your fertility. What is your career and what sort of diet do you have? At age 35 it is common and safe to try between 6 months up to a year before conceiving. Most fertility doctors would be pleased to help you anytime in the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer