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Do the vast majority of people survive tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen intentional overdoses?
Why: Before that question is answered i would like to know why you ask. ...Read more
Yes: It is one of the most effective drugs, unfortunately it is also one of the most habit forming, addictive narcotics. ...Read more
Low dose recommended: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours). In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There should be no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cancer clusters: And 'overhead' phenomenon are urban/suburban legend. No fact. The cell phone issue, linked to brain tumors, is equally ill-founded, but a national scientific body has breathed life by saying it is possible. Since "invisible waves" and x-rays are mysterious, despit very understandable scientific facts, some worry about theories. Fact: the waves coming ini are not ionizing or penetrating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal. ...Read more
Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?
It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more
No: Throwing ice-cold water on your head is not inherently harmful. Some people may experience bradycardia (slowing of the heart rate) due to the mammalian diving reflex, which could result in feeling lightheaded. However, passing out is rare. http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/winter-2012/the-mammalian-diving-reflex ...Read more
All ages: Blindness can be present at birth, usually from errors of fetal development or genetics. Blindness can develop at any age from accidents, genetic disorders, a long list of gradual degenerative diseases of the eyes as well as infections and age related problems. ...Read more
Sickle cell disease: There have only been a couple of studies examining life expectancy in patients with sickle cell disease. One study i know of found a median age at death of 42 for men and 48 for women with sickle cell disease. However, there are many variables impacting prognosis and survival from one patient to the next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nystagmus: Some people have a condition called nystagmus, usually in the horizontal plane, where the eye is in a constant back & forth scanning mode. A degree of visual impairment is often seen & it can be associated with other eye issues like a very pale retina(ocular albinism). It is nothing they can control but can be found in folks that lead relatively normal lives. ...Read more