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Colorless Stool By Cold Medication
Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain.Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?
Abdominal pain: Could be food intolerences, , biliary dyskinesia, gallbladder, or a form of inflammatory disease and if all negative irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea.i always check h pylori as well. Would follow up with gastroenterologist and consider colonoscopy/ if have not had one. sonogram/HIDA if needed and posible small bowel follow through. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the recommended amount of stimulant and stool softening laxatives consistently to relieve constipation caused by psychotropic meds?
Use fiber: The ideal would be to eat your fiber in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet, as well as to increase your intake of water to help with constipation. Then using stool softeners daily is fine( must drink water with those). Try not to take laxatives but those that simply add fiber and bulk are ok, such as miralax, metamucil, fibercon, citrucel, etc. Also ok is amitiza, (lubiprostone) by rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatrician. One thing, if your toddler is constipated on a daily basis, the mucus could be due to that. Mucus in the stool can be due also to infection (due to antibiotic usage?), irritable bowel or an obstruction. See the pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
Being treated for infection in unhealed wounds caused by neuropathy. prescription keflex 500mg tid. Prior fever, now cold, clammy, pouring sweat. Normal or ER?
High BP. Out of meds over a week-Dr. hasn't called in refill. Pressure up, headaches. Ate food with garlic and cayenne. Would it turn stool dark/odor?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) states it's not effected by food since it's broken down in the small intestine. Is it's efficacy changed by urine pH or frequent urination?
Efficacy is not: Affected but excretion of amphetamine is after covalent bond between Dextroamphetamine and l-lysine is broken. The percent of dose excreted as unchanged drug varies greatly depending upon urinary ph & urine flow. At low ph as much as 70% of the dose may be excreted as amphetamine in 24 h, whereas as little as 1% may be excreted within 24 h at alkaline ph (j. Pharm. Pharmacol. 21:241-258 (1969). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yo has high fever, diarrhea, cough and runny nose for days. Not improving despite medication. What's wrong? Virus or bacteria?
Prob virus: With that constellation of symptoms, it is likely a virus; what is concerning is the high fever and diarrhea. If his temperatures are about 104, he runs the risk of febrile seizures; if you can't keep him hydrated enough, he runs the risk of dehydration, fast. If it's been going on for days, i would take him to see a doctor. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis : I am unaware of any evidence incriminating hard water in atherogenesis. ...Read more
Would an antihistamine spray reduce my runny nose caused by viruses/bacteria or strictly the one caused by allergens?
Possibly: Since the nasal antihistamines possess anti-cholinergic effect , they may potentially reduce the nasal discharge. However there is another Rx spray would likely work far better. ...Read more
Bowels are discharging a clear oderless liquid, what could be the problem. This is a 89 year old man meds are prilosec, 25 mg zoloff, flomax (tamsulosin)?
Colitis Sigmoidoscop: 89 years old male on prilosec, zoloft & flomax (tamsulosin). Medicines have no relation to complaints. Having a clear odorless liquid discharge. Since there is no bleeding, needs a flexible sigmoidoscopy. I doubt colitis but ? Fistula needs to be ruled out along with other possibilities. ...Read more
Can the yellow greenish vaginal discharge be caused by a steroid based oral medication I am currently taking?
A little: Due to the imbalance of healthy bacteria killed by the antibiotics, you need to establish good bacteria in the colon. There are foods that can help do this in addition to the brat diet.. Whole wheat products, bananas help for short chained fructooligosaccharides which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reestablish the balance between yeast and good bacteria. ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose (worsened by: recent exposure to allergens) , cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus) and sore...
Brother facing acute constipation.He is advised to take laxatives & stool softeners along with increase fiber & fluids.Any med or anything he can do!
Constipation: Fiber, fluids, stool softeners & laxatives are good standard recommendations. Don't forget exercise - seriously! Try to avoid medications if possible b/c no such thing as free lunch eg no side effects. PEG or Miralax appears safe enough after yrs of bowel prep to be available OTC. Amitiza (lubiprostone) & Linzess are 2 new meds. Make sure to find cause: hypothyroidism, colon cancer, narcotics, anticholinergics. ...Read more
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