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Dr. Candace Cato - I need to know if my prescription was sent in to Walmart. They are saying they do not have it and if it was sent in electronically it is almost immediate.
Screw ups happen.: Ask the docs secretary to resend it again. Good luck. ...Read more
Will a gastrologist go on ahead order a surgery for lpr if you just flat out can't hack that miserable diet. Surely they won't expect you to get cance?
See gastroenterology: Need better evaluation esp esophageal manometry, pH study (to assess when and how much reflux, also rule out alkaline reflux) beforehand to assess candidacy for fundoplication, nonsurgical eg Stretta, or simply continued proton pump inhibitor. Happy to consult re workup and options ...Read more
I'm traveling in malaysia, I finished antibiotics against otitis 3 days ago. Yesterday I did ear candeling and today pain in the ear and cant open mout?
Should Be Evaluated: You need to be seen by a physician to assess your inner ear as well as the source of your locked jaw. Your guide book, embassy or hotel desk staff should be able to direct you to an English-speaking clinic or hospital in the area. If not staying at a hotel, you can call a US-chain hotel in the area like Hyatt or Hilton for suggestions, as they usually have English-speaking desk staff. ...Read more
I have allergies to paint, perfumes, scented candles, fresh cut grass, cat dander. I don't know what to do. Every scent bothers me daily.?
Sensitivities: First - would avoid those things at this time. Second, have you seen an allergist? If not, this could be beneficial. ...Read more
My husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 CM heterogenous in attenuation on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm can this be cance?
You are asking a serious and life altering question that will require expertise (biopsy?), kindness, follow-up and coordinated Medical Care. This must be done through your physician and the team of physicians required for your husband's case.
Wishing you strength as the answers come. ...Read more
I had a cat scan of chest and there was an incidental finding that there was done thyroid thickening. What does that mean could that be thyroid cance?
Unlikely: Your note suggests that the whole thyroid gland is mildly enlarged. This is called a goiter and is not cancer. If the gland is enlarged in just one area there may be a nodule or cyst of the thyroid gland and these are also likely to be benign. Your doctor should be able to clarify the findings on the report. ...Read more
Am hypersensitive to cats dogss perfume candles lotion s soaps etc dr did bloodwork negative for dogs dust cats trees grasses im 6 months post partum?
What's the question?: I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to so many things. Are you asking if this has anything to do with being post-partum? Maybe. Being pregnant affects the immune system. It's possible that there have been some changes in the immune system that make you more reactive to these substances now. ...Read more
Poor night vision: Two common causes are astigmatism, which gives people a lot of difficulty dealing with the glare from lights at night. Vitamin a deficiency can also do this (nyctalopia) but it is not very common, but it wouldn't hurt to take a daily multivitamin with vitamin a (most do have it). ...Read more
No: No, but pets should never be left alone with young children. There are always seem to be stories to scare new parents, including where a cat will curl up next to a warm infant and possibly block the baby's nose and mouth. This would be incredibly unlikely and is easily prevented with a few precautions, such as closing the baby's door. ...Read more
You Can!: There are many possible explanations for why a person does not feel happy. Some disorders with symptoms of depression or anxiety might be the culprit. If so, see your doctor. These problems can be effectively treated. But, feeling happy is also a side effect of behaviors related to gratitude, goals, involvement in activities, and spending time with other people (and being interested in them). ...Read more
Allergic symptoms: Humans can be allergic to one or more allergens produced by cats. The most common of these allergens are secreted by the cat's sebaceous glands and expressed in saliva. An allergic reaction is a histamine reaction that is usually characterized by coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, itching, nasal congestion, rash, watering eyes, . ...Read more
Recognizing Control: I am reminded of the serenity prayer often recited at 12-step meetings, "god grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference". Attributed to theologian reinhold niebuhr. It is difficult to remain calm when one tries to control something uncontrollable. Take a deep look inside and see what you can and can't control. ...Read more
Not sure...: Not familiar with flamar mx (is it foreign, and not american?)... But websites describe it as chlorzoxazone/paracetamol/diclofenac combination. The paracetamol (acetominophen) is tylenol (acetaminophen) in the U.S. Cataflam is diclofenac in the U.S., and is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), used for treating pain and inflammation. One should as a doctor in her local country for information. ...Read more
It is normal for you:
The dark skin is genetically decided. It protects one from Direct sun rays. Especially if one is living in Tropical countries/area.
Skin cancer like Melanoma, Basal and Squamous Cell CA can happen because of low protection from Melanin Pigment. These Pig, nakes one dark. You are being protected for this as you live in Malaysia. ...Read more
Carefully: Be very careful gaining weight deliberately because you may give yourself a lifetime of difficulty losing it. You are just at the age when your metabolism should naturally slow down & you will gain weight anyway. Eat a good amount of fruits & vegetables. Easy on the carbs (potatoes, bread, pasta, rice.) avoid straight sugar or starch. Daily moderate exercise to shape and keep heart safe. ...Read more