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Clean Catch Medication
Cold: It depends on your symptoms and your medical history neither of which you have shared with us. Stay well hydrated, warm and rested. There are OTC meds for cough, fever, nasal congestion. If your symptoms last more than 3 days or worsen, see your doctor. In the mean time, limit your contact with others to minimize transmission. ...Read more
I meant to ask if there is medication to clean after the family planning injection in this I am referring to the nustrate?
Post procedure : I have seen this question sitting here. I think that is because this is a question you should be asking of your physician or clinic that did your injection. No one here would want to interfere with the important and normal communication between you and your medical provider. ...Read more
Herpes and new info:
There is no way to honestly or correctly answer this. But, one would assume the risk is lessened while on this medication, but it not more than 50% lessened. One is still at risk for getting infected, even on medication.
Remember the new rules: every sexually active adult needs the herpes blood tests to know their status. One can be infected without knowing it because no sores occurred. ...Read more
If accidentally skipping a dose of seizure medication, should I "catch up" on it the next time or just skip it together?
Never take extra:
It all depends which one , so ask your doctor ;
As a general rule , If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you are within six hours of your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Never take extra to catch up. If you forget more than one dose, contact your doctor. ...Read more
Aspirin: The cheap , effective antiplatelet medication for clogged arteries especially for heart's blood vessels . Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) Aggrenox -a combination of Aspirin and persantin, are not otc and not needed if Aspirin itself has been found to be effectiv and affordable. Plavix (clopidogrel) is after stent placements in the coronary vessels and carotid vessel surgeries for a certain period , not otc. Statins-addl help, not otc. ...Read more
My eyes keep burning and they often get teary. Should i just keep washing them with cold, clean water or should i opt for medication?
Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps! ...Read more
No I didn't take any medication as I went to the dr to late blisters have gone I only have scabs can I go to work or will someone still catch chicken ?
Varicella : It sounds as if you are describing a recent infection with varicella, commonly known as chickenpox. The general recommendation for return to work or school is that one should wait until all blistered are scanned and dry (at which time they are no longer considered contagious). ...Read more
Recent heart cath "totally clean". Have had bad cholesteral values for 25 years. Allergic reactions to all cholesteral meds. With a clean cath and an ef of 70% from and echo, should I even worry about a medication to lower cholesteral?
A : A presumably normal angiogram significantly lowers your risk particularly if you are not having cardiac symptoms. However, some risk remains because the angiogram takes a picture of the inside of the artery. The angiogram does not "see" the wall of the artery where arteriosclerosis takes place but can only identify whether that buidup in the wall is causing obstruction in the arterial tube. In other words, you could be building some plaque in the wall the angiogram does not see. You can see into the wall with certain tests such as special ct calcium scoring but that involves some radiation and only sees hard calcified plaque, not soft plaque. Family history is very important in these situations as well as your age. If your family history is benign and you are old enough to have developed plaque in presence of risk factors, this is a very good sign. You should look at your total cardiac risk including a detailed lipid profile and weigh that risk against the medications. If in doubt, consult the web and consult with a member of the national lipid association for an expert opinion on lipid management. ...Read more
Liver function test: Many medications and substances can cause liver damage. Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage so that further damage can be prevented. ...Read more
Hello dr, I'm just wondering how can I over come my anxiety without medication. I had an attack earlier today felt like I couldn't catch my breath or gonna have a heart attack, is this normal? Thanks
Calm down concentrate ,meditate think good calm quite area to think about.
think bout a place that take you away in your mind and be peaceful. If you pray go to the location that help you in the past. close your eyes and get to that place in your mind relax, deep slow breath think of happy events in your life ...Read more
I have pimple like dots around my anus. They have been there for around 3 weeks now. I was taking medication called Iso Supra to clean my whole body from such things and i stopped it a while ago. These dots around my anus are not itchy nor reddish nor any
Genital wart..: Usually gifted to you from your sexual partner......can be removed by minor procedure. See you Doctor. ...Read more
There is any vitamins/something that I can take to clean faster the medication of the depo shot from my system?Cause I wanna get pregnant in 2months.
Ans: You should not have taken the shot if you desired aboregnancy. You may still get pregnant on the shot but not recommended. What is the hurry? Better think this idea out a little more. Once pregnant that is that. Give time for the medication to wear off and then 3 months after to let the body regulate think about what you are doing it will affect your life forever. Be patient and do things the rig ...Read more
How can your doctor denie you severely needed pain medication? My wife n i spent 110, 000 dollars on her back surgery last year only to be basically thrown out of the doctors office for haveing a clean urine sample, is this for real, she told the nurse th
I am so sorry to hear about your wife's difficult situation. My advice is to seek the care of a pain management specialist. This is a doctor that is trained to treat pain using the least amount yet most effective pain medications and/or procedures. Often times doctors are in a rush and don't have adequate time to deal with the complexities of pain management therefore she will be much better under the care of a pain management specialist.
I hope your wife finds help soon. ...Read more
I have red, burning eyes that started 3 days before, used some eye-cleaning medication (visine), but not getting better... What should I do?
What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an
Some women definitely have more problems with others with menopause. You are correct, a healthy lifestyle can help with menopause symptoms. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake to no more than 2 glasses a day is beneficial. Ideally, a patient should exercise 30 minutes a day. Just walking is a perfect exercise. Weight-lifting can be beneficial to avoid loss of muscle mass.
If a patient is hypothyroid, the best treatment is taking thyroid as you are. There are no other proven effective methods for the control of hypothyroidism. ...Read more
I was cleaning with bleach and didn't use rubber gloves my hand is broken out. What can I do to it. I have never done this before so worried about what to do with this. I am on other medications so not sure what to do. They are scabbing up but crack and g
Difficult : Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but it sounds like you might have a contact dermatitis. You probably should see a dermatologist who can definitively diagnose you and provide treatment options would might include topical steroid creams/ointments and moisturizer creams such as cerave or cetaphil cream. Sometimes, i even give patients a kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injection to help if the condition is severe. Read more about contact dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Does smoking marijuana cause acne cysts? I take medication and use dermatologists stuff for cleaning my face
My throat is extremely sore and I’m coughing thick phlegm (after a cleaning a very dusty house over the weekend), may you suggest otc medication?
Enlarged prostate after a stroke, taking medication to reduce, has a catheter, bleeding of the prostate, cancer has been ruled out by the urologist, cleaning with saline bags. How long could this last?
Common senario: It's not uncommon for an older man to experience a worsening of prostate enlargement symptoms while ill and hospitalized. Enlarged prostates often have varicose veins associated with them. Many times after a stroke, patients are placed on anticoagulant medications which cause or worsen bleeding from the prostatic varices. Often, saline irrigation is used to clear the bladder of clots. The situation should be temporary and should improve as his medical condition improves ...Read more
How can I boost my 8 month old immune system before the winter comes is there a medication or certain foods ican give he catches throat&ear infec alot?
Immune boosting: No. There is no magical formula to improve immune function. Young children are more susceptible to infection because they have not been exposed to many of the common pathogens present in the community and it takes time for them to build up the prerequisite antibodies to reduce the frequency of future attacks. There are some babies with immune deficiency but this must be detected by pediatriiacian. ...Read more
Essential tremor 80 yr male taking lots of risks climbing ladders driving 180 miles in a day.Focused on cleaning house Could this be due to low amount of dopamine found in MRI scan 2yrs ago and refused medication as wanted a normal life without drug?
Treatment not cure: The best and most effective medications for essential tremor reduce the tremor by 50% at best. There is no medication that is 100% effective. E.g. Propranolol may require very high doses to be effective but then produce unwanted side effects. This is a constant battle for patients! Check out: www.essentialtremor.org for best information and products to use other than drugs. ...Read more
Can you get scabies in your mouth and throat? Everyone in my house has scabies, we have used the medication the dr prescribed. My husband and i thought because we had waited until we got medication and the house cleaned throughly that it would be okay to
From what drug: used how much and how often. Cannot answer a question the way you posed it. Also depends on the kind of test they are using and how sensitive it is. For the majority of drugs, 3-5 days is the usual period of detection. However, some drugs stick around a long time - like marijuana or Methadone - and can be detected for many weeks in heavy users. ...Read more
Tough one.: If close to this person, have a chance influence. He or she has to get the message that you are there for them, you care, your not going to enable them, they're r headed down a path that only ends badly. Give them the # of drug rx center for when they are ready--usually when things can't get worse. Drug addiction is extraordinarily hard for those that love them, because cures are the exception. ...Read more
Unfortunately.....: Even if you have endoscopy with an improperly cleaned scope chances of catching something are low, but the possibility of catching something like Hepatitis C is possible. For this reason there is a very strict protocol for cleaning endoscopy equipment. If you simply touched the scope there is virtually no chance of contracting anything. ...Read more
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