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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
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
Torsion: This could be a torsion or twisting of the testicle in the sack. You should get this checked out ASAP. ...Read more
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
Early this morning, my BP was 133/84 and I retook my BP immediatly and it was 119/83. Is it like a bad practice to retake BP immediately after the 1st?
Not necessarily: Make sure you are in a testing state when checking bp. ...Read more
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
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
ACTH: Yes, the results should be available within 24 hours or less (after the blood is drawn). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Usually immediate: Tia deficit usually don't last as long>. ...Read more
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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
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