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Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?
Likely no need.: Depending on the medication used, the roundworm numbers are decimated or completely removed. Even if there were a few left after therapy, you may likely be asymptomatic, as is, apparently, the case with slight infections. Mebendazole is given over 3 days (100 mg PO q 12h x 3 days), and many other meds, like Albendazole only need one dose (400 mg po). That seems to be all unless re-infected. ...Read more
No sex in a month but I have a discharge what is this? Been treated for 2 STDs in 3 months and completed medication. What's wrong with me?
Discharge Happens: I am not sure why you bring this to us. Vaginal discharge often just is. It can be normal. It represents that you are alive and that your sweat and oil glands and all that goes with the vaginal skin is working. Do you have any other symptoms or odors that would make you worry you have disease? ...Read more
Completed medication for tb. Though its inactive. New xray says: stable left upper lobe opacities since feb. Stable pulmonary hyperaeration. Means?
Scar tissue: It seems that tuberculosis has left a scar tissue in your lung. It will likely stay there for a while ...Read more
I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do.?
New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
If taking doxyline to be clear of std wen yu Went Got Tested but Turns Out yu testd negative for std do I still hve to complete the medication?
Yes: Tests are not always right. These protocols were developed for a reason. Follow them. ...Read more
I had chlamydia and trichomonas. I completed my medication. Now its two months later I have a little itch and discharge. What could it be?
Anything: Could be a recurrence or something new. See your doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/bacterial vaginosis. I didn't complete the medications. It's around the time of my period and I'm having a reddish brow discharge?
Period: Probably just the start of your period. Wait untill this menstrual period is over and see if you develop symptoms. It is important to complete medications as prescribed, particularly antibiotics. If you have difficulty with a particular medication, let your provider know. There may be an alternative. ...Read more
I have been taking metronidazole 500mg and doxycycline hyclate 100mg for 5 days now and my husband and I had unprotected sex I didn't know I should not have sex till I completed my medication am I going to be ok?
Why meds?: We would need to know why you are taking the medication if the first place. If you are taking these for a sexually transmitted disease then having sex while still partially infected could cause retransmission to your partner. If not taking for a std then sex is not relevant here. ...Read more
I get frequent rash on my right arm folding. When I use medications & complete the treatment course it go away & soon or later it appears again.
Suffering from pcod. Can I wax till d medication completes and permanent removal option comes for me? Will it increase hair growth on chin and neck?
Waxing: Waxing is an acceptable treatment option for unwanted hair growth in patients with PCOD ...Read more
Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?
Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist I wouldn't do that. ...Read more
Test neg @ 6 weeks for hsv2, neg @ 4 weeks hiv, completed yeast & chlamydia medication weeks ago. Cervix is red, bleeds to touch & discharges. Why?
Hi. I hv a severe back ache always I was on medication n completed the course. Pain relapsed. Please advise?
My fetus is has died, if I choose to take medication to complete the miscarriage, can I still carry on with work?
So sorry 4 your loss: I can't imagine how hard it is for you at this time. If you are early in your pregnancy, the miscarriage may not be much different from your usual period. You may experience a bit heavier flow and possibly more cramping etc. The further along, the more symptoms u will experience. Taking the pill to force it out will result quicker, but may be more cramping. Take it easy--see how u feel. Good luck. ...Read more
What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
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