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My 17 year old daughter is very pale and feeling light headed. She had been vomitting sick that looks like brown coffee granules and also diarohhe?

My 17 year old daughter is very pale and feeling light headed. She had been vomitting sick that looks like brown coffee granules and also diarohhe?

She needs medical Ck: From your description, it appears that she may be having some bleeding from her stomach. Blood loss can cause Anemia and anemia shows up as pale skin and weakness, dizziness etc. She needs to be checked by a doctor today or tomorrow as the bleeding from stomach can become a serious problem. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What are the benefits of shatavari granules for man only?

What are the benefits of shatavari granules for man only?

None: Used primarily for promoting breast milk production in women. Used in asia for its supposed rejuvinating properties without any scientific evidence. Can be harmful for anyone with kidney disease. My advice would be don't bother. Healthy diet & exercise are surely preferable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 500mg postan forten & 600mg brufen granules at a time?

Is it ok to take 500mg postan forten & 600mg brufen granules at a time?

Drugs: Both drugs are nsaids. Taken in combination you might soon develop gastritis or intestinal or renal bleeding. Take one or the other for pain but not both. ...Read more

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What is use of seed of Emblica Officinalis. Pl tell good and bad effects of consuming its seed either in simple granules or roasted or water soaked?

What is use of seed of Emblica Officinalis. Pl tell good and bad effects of consuming its seed either in simple granules or roasted or water soaked?

Hair, skin and sugar: It has been reported for benefits regarding Diabetes and reducing blood sugar, also in reducing triglycerides. The data is preliminary, and fair for blood sugar, but not to the point of being recommended. It has also been studied for hair growth and has antioxidant properties protecting skin cells. Read about it extensively at http://examine. Com/supplements/Emblica+officinalis/ ...Read more

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What is the use of mebeverine hydrochloride and ispaghuyla husk granules?

What is the use of mebeverine hydrochloride and ispaghuyla husk granules?

IBS: These are mainly used in irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), . Ispaghula husk and mebeverine hydrochloride are used as a bulk forming laxative and an anti-spasmodic respectively. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My child is 3 year old and since last 3 months she is having white granules on all over the body (more on face). Now they are spreading to inner port?

My child is 3 year old and since last 3 months she is having white granules on all over the body (more on face). Now they are spreading to inner port?

Skin lesions: Why is she taking acyclovir? Do the white bumps have a tiny dimple in them? Do they itch, bleed, burn? May be a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. Usually resolves on own in 1-2 years, but treatment can speed recovery. Topical Imiquimod may help. Cryotherapy can b effective for small areas. (scratching can spread virus). Pulsed dye laser is being used for difficult cases. See peds/derm. ...Read more

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When I wipe I find small granules from my vagina. What is that?

When I wipe I find small granules from my vagina. What is that?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Hey mate, how do I successful swallow 3G salofalk granules each morning my first attempt this morning was a failure

Hey mate, how do I successful swallow 3G salofalk granules each morning my first attempt this morning was a failure

Try mixing the: Granules with APPLESAUCE!

(an old 'trick" for giving kids hard to swallow medication)

Hope it helps "Mate"

(Where are you from. ....Aussie?? England??) ...Read more

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Unable to breastfeed my child due to very little milk production. What should I do? I have tried lactonic granules and Perinorm tablet but no use.

Unable to breastfeed my child due to very little milk production. What should I do? I have tried lactonic granules and Perinorm tablet but no use.

Lactation consult: Call the nursery nurses at the hospital you used for delivery to find local lactation consultants. Good for you for not giving up! Stay well-hydrated, get a rocking chair & a boppie for your comfort, & some nipple cream. Minimum calories for breast milk production =1500. Let your family do all the housework - kind of like the medieval lying-in period! ...Read more

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Am 36w preg. My amniotic fluid index is 9.5cm. Tkng l-argentine and proanthocyqnide granules. When will AFI increase? Worried.

Am 36w preg. My amniotic fluid index is 9.5cm. Tkng l-argentine and proanthocyqnide granules. When will AFI increase? Worried.

Fluid is normal: An AFI of 9.5 cm is normal. It is not low. At 36 weeks an AFI less than 5 cm would be considered low. If you are taking these supplements make sure your doctor is aware. Please do not take herbal supplements without first clearing them with your doctor. ...Read more

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I latley start obs my stool I found soetimes I have coffe like granules I don't suffer from anything no pain nothing should I worry?

I latley start obs my stool I found soetimes I have coffe like granules I don't suffer from anything no pain nothing should I worry?

Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Why does neutrophils form toxic granule when an infection occurs?

Why does neutrophils form toxic granule when an infection occurs?

Normal: This is a normal response to some types of infections by our neutrophils. It is a way of engulfing and trapping germs inthe cell. ...Read more

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Hii im 22 and im uncircumcised I have some red granules under the head. Is been a long time... I masturbate 2 times a day is it the reason?

Hii im 22 and im uncircumcised I have some red granules under the head. Is been a long time... I masturbate 2 times a day is it the reason?

Papillary pearls: If this condition is papillary pearls it is very common and not caused by masterbation. You should seek medical attention to confirm ...Read more

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I have a crazy rash that has been going on for 8+ months. Healing spots filling with granules to heal have a flesh string around them, normal?

I have a crazy rash that has been going on for 8+ months. Healing spots filling with granules to heal have a flesh string around them, normal?

Not normal: Hi
If the rash has been going on for 8+ months and hasn't completely gone away, it isn't normal. Please try to be seen by a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have small white beads/grains in my hair closer towards scalp, However it's not Nitts. Even after washing hair, a few granules remain. What is this?

I have small white beads/grains in my hair closer towards scalp, However it's not Nitts. Even after washing hair, a few granules remain. What is this?

How do you know?: How do you know that they are not nits? You might want to have someone examine them under a microscope to be sure. If they are are not nits, then they are probably remnants of seborrheic dermatitis, and a simple anti-seborrhea shampoo should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Area around my vulva is full of tiny bumps. Some are bright red and worrisome. No pain experiences and skin feels like granules when stretched. Help?

Area around my vulva is full of tiny bumps. Some are bright red and worrisome. No pain experiences and skin feels like granules when stretched. Help?

Could be: Molluscom could be the culprit, my collegue is correct, in my experience I generally do not see more than a few at a time; don't worry if it is, easily managed, . ...Read more

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To correct vit d deficiency in kids, how many courses of cholecalciferol (granules) can b given safely in a year; does more of it cause vit d toxicity?

To correct vit d deficiency in kids, how many courses of cholecalciferol (granules) can b given safely in a year; does more of it cause vit d toxicity?

3 month check: Response to treat varies depending on reason for deficiency or if Rickets (softening bones from low Vit D) is present. Your child's Vit D levels should be monitored closely to gauge when to adjust the medication. Add salmon, tuna, eggs, dairy and fortified cereals to the diet if no food restrictions. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. My son has been taking Claripen (clarithromycin) for about 5 days now. He is 2 years old and screams terribly - I think the granules exacerbate the issue. Please please can we stop.?

Hello Doctor. My son has been taking Claripen (clarithromycin) for about 5 days now. He is 2 years old and screams terribly - I think the granules exacerbate the issue. Please please can we stop.?

Med change: Clairithromycin can cause GI issues and stomach irritation. In regards to stopping, 5 days may not be long to take the medication, depending on the reason for taking it. Just call PCP and see if he has been on the medication long enough or if he needs to change to a different antibiotic for a few more days ...Read more

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Do lactitol monohydrate and ispaghula husk granules have any side effects like lowering blood-pressure level or dehydrating the consumer? ...

Do lactitol monohydrate and ispaghula husk granules have any side effects like lowering blood-pressure level or dehydrating the consumer? ...

Yes, from diarrhea: Both lactitol & ispaghula (psyllium) can be used to treat constipation.Side effect can be diarrhea; if too much fluid is lost, blood pressure can drop& this much dehydration is dangerous. Symptoms include lightheadedness when standing. If unable to keep down enough liquids to compensate, get seen ASAP. Lactitol is much more likely to cause diarrhea (psyllium can used to treat some kinds of diarrhea) ...Read more

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Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Yes: I'm assuming this is the type that, when squeezed, expresses a filament of white material, and infection / redness / actual pus is uncommon or absent. A topical retinoic acid derivative might be the best thing to try first. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had ceasserian on dec 4 2012.I don't have breast milk at all. Took some granules for milk production. But no use. Wat to do to have breast milk now?

I had ceasserian on dec 4 2012.I don't have breast milk at all. Took some granules for milk production. But no use. Wat to do to have breast milk now?

Lactation consult: Lactation consultants can be very helpful in these situations. Many hospitals will offer this service and a simple internet search should help you find someone locally. ...Read more

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What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

What should ivtake as a medicine for a urinary tract infection. Now I started taking effervescent granules urinary alkalinizer 4 times a day. Is good?

UTI treatment: You need to have your urine cultured to see what bacterium (b) is causing your uti. Starting an antibiotic (a) without knowing what b caused your UTI and what a it's sensitive to is not a good practice. Taking granules to make your urine less acidic is also not a good idea. Bacteria are less likely to grow in a acidic environment. Making your urine less so will do nothing to help combat your uti. ...Read more

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I have small bumps all over my vulva. A few are bright red and worrisome. When I stretch/squeeze the skin in that area, it feels like small granules.?

I have small bumps all over my vulva. A few are bright red and worrisome. When I stretch/squeeze the skin in that area, it feels like small granules.?

You need, an exam: We cannot, diagnose by your description. You should be seen by a physician. In the meantime, a hot bath may help, if you have inflamed hair follicles. This may provide comfort until your examination. ...Read more

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Hi I was told by a dermatologist I have fordice granule on lips and they burn do have any ideas how to treat this?

Hi I was told by a dermatologist I have fordice granule on lips and they burn do have any ideas how to treat this?

Not easy: Fordyce spots are sebaceous (oil) glands. Not understood why they enlarge, but sun, smoke and irritants may worsen, esp whitening brightening toothpastes and Fluoride treatments. Best to try to avoid drying out as well. ...Read more

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I have very small bumps on my labia minor that appear white when skin is stretched and feel hard under the skin? Is this Fordyce granules?

I have very small bumps on my labia minor that appear white when skin is stretched and feel hard under the skin? Is this Fordyce granules?

No: Fordyce granules are a conditions where sebaceous cysts appear in a location where they don't belong, inside the mouth and lips. The labia minora is supposed to have sebaceous cysts. So what you're seeing are sebaceous cysts. Fordyce granules are sebaceous cysts in the wrong place, inside the mouth and lips. ...Read more