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Doctor insights on: Cocktail Sauce

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I am 7 weeks pregnant & was wondering if shrimp cocktail sauce is safe to eat?

I am 7 weeks pregnant & was wondering if shrimp cocktail sauce is safe to eat?

No peanuts: Current consensus opinion is to eat everything with possible exception of peanuts. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant & read that there is horseradish in shrimp cocktail sauce & it can cause a miscarriage, is this true?

I am 7 weeks pregnant & read that there is horseradish in shrimp cocktail sauce & it can cause a miscarriage, is this true?

Not likely: Horseradish when used in usual dietary quantities will not affect a pregnancy. To induce a miscarriage (ie. Abortion) would require doses of about 4 ounces taken 3 or 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days. Even those doses are not sure to cause a miscarriage. ...Read more

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What can you do at a cocktail party if on diet?

What can you do at a cocktail party if on diet?

Diet soda: Ah, my perennial problem! I give at least 2 lectures a week and always get invited to the cocktail parties. My solution is to have 1 drink, then ask for a club soda with lime, which everyone assumes is a gin & tonic. And I avoid those little platters full of snacks - each tidbit is about 1, 000 calories. Low-cal alternatives are always available, if you seek them out, or ask. ...Read more

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Why are pill cocktails becoming increasingly popular?

The buzz: Because of the "buzz". This is an extremely dangerous practice. ...Read more

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Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Funny: I'm not sure what you're asking. Some people dread cocktail parties and some don't. For those who do dread cocktail parties I would imagine that the reasons are varied. Btw, people can manage what they eat and drink on their own. The presence of free food and drink does not force anyone to eat or drink it. ...Read more

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Me and my husband are youing to start a family this June. I am on a cocktail of meds that I don't know are safe. Please help?

Me and my husband are youing to start a family this June. I am on a cocktail of meds that I don't know are safe. Please help?

Ask your doctors: If you are planning to get pregnant, reviw your meds with your doctor and your gynecologist to be sure you need to take all these meds and to be sure that none will adversely effect a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is consuming two cocktails a day harmful to my health? It is ritualistic for me to participate in happy hour and helps take the edge off at days end

Is consuming two cocktails a day harmful to my health? It is ritualistic for me to participate in happy hour and helps take the edge off at days end

Alcoholism: It surely sounds like you have alcoholic thinking and perhaps even alcoholic drinking. Drinking daily is a good definition of an alcoholic. Perhaps going thirty days without drinking may be a good place to start to get some clarity. ...Read more

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Can you have a cocktail if you have diabetes?

Can you have a cocktail if you have diabetes?

Yes you can: Yes you can as long as you do in moderation ...Read more

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What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

What med cocktail works best for fybromyalgia?

No one answer: There are several meds that can help either as single therapy or in combination. Discuss options with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone used Myers cocktails? Are they safe? Do you have an opinion on whether they are effective for treating any conditions?

Has anyone used Myers cocktails? Are they safe? Do you have an opinion on whether they are effective for treating any conditions?

A Nutritional Lush?: You can get all that stuff with a healthy diet of green vegetables, fruits and nuts and more green vegetables. If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency you may need even extra but intravenous? There's nothing like a needle in the arm to tell your brain to tell you to HEAL THYSELF, NOW!! If you have a specific deficiency you need a doctor. Save the cocktails for Happy Hour. ...Read more

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Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Both good: A matter of taste. Always good to eat fruit of mixed variety, not necessarily at the same meal in a fruit cup, unless you enjoy them together. ...Read more

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I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

I'm taking warfarin may I have a cocktail?

Yes: Moderation is the key. One is ok. Anything close to "tipsy" could get you into the er, or worse, introduced to a nice neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

Maybe no sugar?: No sugar in a gin and tonic vitamin c in a "screwdriver, " or vodka grape. No sugar in a gin and tonic made with sugar free tonic.
Quite variable depending on ingedients. ...Read more

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Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Want to reconsider?: Alcohol kills bacteria--that's why they swab your arm with an alcohol pad before drawing blood. If you mix the bacteria from your probiotics with an alcoholic beverage, what do think may happen to those otherwise beneficial living organisms? On a separate issue, immoderate alcohol consumption IS dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

See below: Carafate (sucralfate) slurry (on empty stomach) forms a "patch" on ulcers. Ppis (prilosec, prevacid, et al) block acid secretion; lower acidity allows uncers to heal. Combo of 2 meds should heal faster. ...Read more

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Is there a cocktail of drugs that all patients with CAD should be on?

Is there a cocktail of drugs that all patients with CAD should be on?

Customization: Treatment needs to tailored to the individuals characteristics as some medications may be indicated for CAD but may be contraindicated due to other diseases, e.G, beta blockers may not be suitable for someone with asthma, Aspirin would not be suitable for some one with stomach ulcer etc. ...Read more

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Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Is drinking about 3 cocktails a night harmful for your health? Each cocktail has about 1 shot of 40 proof alcohol?

Yes: Moderate consumption is considered 1 drink daily for women and 2 for men. Drinking only once a week but consuming all 7/14 in one day does not count and would be considered binge drinking. Women are more susceptible to alcohol in its short term and long term effects and there are genetic non-gender differences also. Aging and addition of RX meds like cholesterol meds puts more stress on the liver. ...Read more

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Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?

No: There's no such thing as an hgh cocktail. Also, at your age you've already attained your maximum height. There are no magic foods that will make you grow vertically, only horizontally if you eat too much and become overweight. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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My doc in denver b4 I moved. Told me "good luck on loosing wt with the cocktail of psych meds ur on" was she right? Is it a hopeless cause to exercise

My doc in denver b4 I moved. Told me "good luck on loosing wt with the cocktail of psych meds ur on" was she right? Is it a hopeless cause to exercise

No! Not at all!: Many psych meds do increase risk of weight gain but none make everyone gain weight. The only one you mention, Lamictal, does not seem to cause weight gain & may induce weight loss!
Exercise not only helps with weight but improves overall health & helps anxiety and depression.
A healthy diet is crucial for weight loss- I like Dr. Fuhrman's- see http://bit. Ly/1dHW9hT ...Read more

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If I have copd, why does one cocktail (alcohol) seem to relax my breathing?

If I have copd, why does one cocktail (alcohol) seem to relax my breathing?

Dulls sensation...: Alcohol is a depressant so it dulls your perception of shortness of breath in your brain. You may feel less short of breath but may actually be hypoventilating which could lead to further increases in carbon dioxide. So, you need to be very careful w/alcohol use. ...Read more

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What is the effect of daily cocktail drinking on a person (age 63) w/ lupus?

What is the effect of daily cocktail drinking on a person (age 63) w/ lupus?

Nothing good!: As we age, our bodies can no longer break down the alcohol as it once did. Add to that the med regimens for the lupus and for whatever other meds you take and it's easy to see your liver being overwhelmed. It's time to stop. ...Read more

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How long for 5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!

How long for 5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!

Liver/kidney at work: This medication has to be metabolized in the liver, and there are both biliary and kidney elimination routes, after liver clearance. Therefore, it might take 8 hours or longer. However, side effects might clear when blood level is gradually lower. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take three Xanax (alprazolam) per day and one Ativan at night for sleep? This cocktail of meds seems a bit much......

Is it okay to take three Xanax (alprazolam) per day and one Ativan at night for sleep? This cocktail of meds seems a bit much......

Yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is typically given 3 or 4 times/day. I'm not sure why you were prescribed Ativan at night; an extra Xanax (alprazolam) should work just as well. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to make a gi cocktail at home? Obviously without donatol. It's the only thing that stops the pain & don't want to go to ER again. : (

Is there anyway to make a gi cocktail at home? Obviously without donatol. It's the only thing that stops the pain & don't want to go to ER again. : (

Well: I think you need to resolve your issue since it seems to reoccur. Now find yourself a doctor and then you go from there. The er is not really an appropriate place for your issue but you do need to have a doctor so you can get a diagnosis and get the matter resolved so you do not suffer anymore ...Read more

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Are vitamin IV infusions like myers cocktail beneficial for people with chronic conditions like nausea?

Are vitamin IV infusions like myers cocktail beneficial for people with chronic conditions like nausea?

Perhaps: A person shouldn't have a chronic problem with nausea. Go to a4m.Com and use the doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doctor who can help you determine cause of chronic nausea with specialty gut testing like cdsa from genova. Iv nutrition is beneficial for many chronic issues, but I think finding and correcting the problem causing the nausea would be preferential. ...Read more