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Doctor insights on: Cardioablation Immediacy

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Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Are allergic reactions always immediate?

Not at all: Because there are many different immune mechanisms (the specifics aren't important in this setting) that cause "allergic" reactions, you can have immediate reactions on the order of seconds all the way to weeks out (like in the case of some drug rashes). It really depends on the type of allergic reaction you are referring too. ...Read more

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Must I seek immediate help if I have syncope?

Must I seek immediate help if I have syncope?

Depends: Passing out is common and common causes are emotion, dehydration, medications. Depending on age abnormalities of heart rhythm become more prevalent. Rare entities such as cardiomyopathy are possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc. If this is recurrent or there is no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more

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Help! Is "aknosan" an immediate-release or extended-release tablet?

Help! Is "aknosan" an immediate-release or extended-release tablet?

Aknosan: Aknosan = Minocycline hydrochloride. It looks like this is a drug that is prescribed in Germany and I don't have access to more specific information. Take care ...Read more

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Should I see immediate medical assistance with a sudden left teaticle pain that will not go away?

Should I see immediate medical assistance with a sudden left teaticle pain that will not go away?

Torsion: This could be a torsion or twisting of the testicle in the sack. You should get this checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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If your fasting test was 166 are you immediatly diagnosed or do you have to do another fasting test?

If your fasting test was 166 are you immediatly diagnosed or do you have to do another fasting test?

2 strike count: Down in the ball count but still swinging. You need: fasting sugar of 126 or more or A1c of 6.5 or more or 2 hour fasting glucose test of 200 or more. No high sugar symptoms? You need 2 abnormal tests. If you have 1 abnormal test and 1 normal different test, then you repeat the abnormal test on different day. High fasting sugar &, normal a1c, repeat high fasting sugar is 3rd strike. ...Read more

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I experience not pain but discomfort on my upper left side. What could it be and should I seek immediate care?

Pain: At your age it is probably muscular. Try applying a hot moist cloth for 10 min three times a day. If that does not clear it up try Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg twice a day for three days and if it still persists see your doctor ...Read more

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What are the immediate effects of asbestosis?

What are the immediate effects of asbestosis?

Little or none: Asbestos exposure has no specific immediate effects.
Asbestosis is the disease some can get long after (usually decades) inhalation of asbestos dust.
When associated with COPD it can cause chronic difficulty with breathing. Some of these people will develop a cancer
any large exposure to any dust or inhaled particulate can cause immediate symptoms such as a pneumonitis or acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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What could lead to a need for immediate dialysis?

What could lead to a need for immediate dialysis?

CHF, K, H, drugs: Reasons for emergent dialysis include untreatable fluid overload, hyperkalemia (hi potassium, k+), acidosis, and dialyzable toxicities. (lithium, alcohols, salicylates, theophylline, metformin). ...Read more

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What is the most effective immediate mood enhancer?

What is the most effective immediate mood enhancer?

Smiling: I always feel better immediately when laughing and smiling. This usually gets me out of my funk and gets me in a better mood. ...Read more

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Must I seek immediate help if I have puncture wound?

Must I seek immediate help if I have puncture wound?

Puncture Wound: It is probably a good idea to have this looked at by your clinician since a puncture wound can cause structural and infectious problems (in addition to being painful). Your clinician will inquire about your tetanus immune status (a vaccine for tetanus is required every ten years). If you have a neuropathy, arterial disease and or are diabetic you must seek urgent help! ...Read more

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What are the three most immediate effects of smoking?

What are the three most immediate effects of smoking?

Don't smoke: There are more, but here are three: bad breath, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate. There is no safe level of tobacco use. ...Read more

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Does contact with allergens cause immediate reactions?

Does contact with allergens cause immediate reactions?

Yes if allergic: The hallmark of allergy is an almost immediate reaction to substances to which you are allergic. If you are not allergic nothing happens. ...Read more

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What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

Nicotine effects: Within seconds of inhaling cigarette smoke, nicotine increases heart rate, blood pressure and constricts blood vessels. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if this requires immediate attention--aura?

I'm not sure if this requires immediate attention--aura?

A partial symptom: An aura may describe a warning that a seizure is imminent, or the beginning of a migraine attack. Since this is nonspecific from the description, it is best to seek medical advice and further investigation. ...Read more

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When must I seek immediate help with trigger point pain?

When must I seek immediate help with trigger point pain?

Need for relief: On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the worst pain how does your pain rate? Does it improve with heat, exercise, ice all or none other. Once you improve it you need exercise to maintain your muscle tone and help maintain your feeling of good.
Sometimes you can massage the trigger point and relive it. You can use stretching with spraying of cooling agent Ethyl Chloride spray. ...Read more

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What can I use for immediate relief for a child toothache?

What can I use for immediate relief for a child toothache?

Infection: Toothache probably means infected tooth. Use Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) EXACTLY as directed on package, and use cold compresses. Pain killer and compresses may reduce symptoms, but will not cure the infection. Have to see Dentist IMMEDIATELY for root canal treatment, or extraction and space maintainer. Your Dentist may want your child to see a Pediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acidity... What can be the immediate cure?

I am suffering from acidity... What can be the immediate cure?

Immediate: Immediate relief with antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or mylanta. I you get heartburn more than once or twice per week you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Is herpes symptoms immediate after exposure? Or is days later

Is herpes symptoms immediate after exposure? Or is days later

Too soon, but...: No infection starts to cause symptoms immediately; for herpes, it takes at least 2-3 days. However, if you were about to have herpes symptoms (from a longstanding infection or one acquired a few days earlier), it could seem like the symptoms were started by a new exposure. See a doctor ASAP if in doubt. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of herpes depend on testing and prescription ASAP. ...Read more

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When must I seek immediate help if I think my child has epiglottitis?

When must I seek immediate help if I think my child has epiglottitis?

Yes: Epiglottitis can be life threatening if airway suddenly closes. Need to have emergency care and monitoring of oxygenation, possibly intubation if condition deteriorates. Sometimes tracheostomy. Need proper antibiotic therapy if cause is from infecting organism. ...Read more

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What are th immediate, short term effects of a poor diet in children?

What are th immediate, short term effects of a poor diet in children?

Dehydration...: Immediate short term affects of a poor diet? Need to define what you mean...The effects are more long term...Poor growth, weak immune system. Low body fat, fatigue, anemia, sleep problems, electrolyte problems... ...Read more

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What are some immediate health effects of firsthand and secondhand smoke?

What are some immediate health effects of firsthand and secondhand smoke?

Respiratory problems: Coughing, difficulty breathing, sneezing, irritation of the nose or eyes. In the long term lung cancer, lung disease (emphysema), oral cancers, increased risk of heart disease/heart attack...among many others. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an infected splinter? Do I have to seek immediate care?

How do I know if I have an infected splinter? Do I have to seek immediate care?

If splinter is: Still in it needs to be taken out so see your doctor. Signs of infection are redness, inderation, warmth, pus....See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you give 2mg iv morphine two hours after giving immediate release morphine?

Can you give 2mg iv morphine two hours after giving immediate release morphine?

Yes: Yes, the dosing you describe is not uncommon at all for severe pain in the ER or hospital that is not controlled with the first dose. ...Read more

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Seeing a counsellor to deal with anxiety, but any suggestions for immediate relief?

Seeing a counsellor to deal with anxiety, but any suggestions for immediate relief?

Practice breathing: Slowly while relaxing your abdomen & letting it expand as you breathe in & contract as you breathe out. Focus on the sensation of your breath in & out of your nose. Think of a pleasant, safe relaxing place & imagine being there. Observe the details of nature around you. Cuddle with a pet cat or dog. Play with a child. There are many ways to calm yourself. Practice them. ...Read more

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