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Would like to know if you can give me something than hydrocodone until the topical is approved. Thank You Dave?
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My son got a hold a super concentrated laundry soap pod I dave him milk and he started to vomit up everything. What should I do next.
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Hello, my wife suffers from Crohn's and has abdominal surgry every 3-4 years. Are their any new methods advances in treating it? Thanks dave
Yes: It depends on what she has tried in the past. There are a newer group of drugs called "biologic agents" that can help with crohn's and may prevent other surgeries. These include drugs like remicade, Humira and cimzia (certolizumab pegol). If she has not been on any of these agents, it might be worth asking your doctor about them. ...Read more
Laser surgery on tongue 6 weeks ago. Now dave dry mouth and metallic taste. Tongue has been rubbing on metal fillingwhat does this suggest?
Great question: We welcome questions about healthful eating at healthtap. Chocolate is made with cocoa which is rich in flavanols. Flavanols are antioxidants which help to decrease blood pressure & maintain vascular health. Dark chocolate contains the most flavanols of the different chocolates. Chocolate should be 65% or higher cocoa and be limited to 85 grams per day. ...Read more
Cacao: Dark chocolate has higher % of cacao, the bean from which chocolate is made. It's less sweet, doesn't have the milk of milk choc which has more fat and sugar, in general. Cacao has theobromine and phenylethylamine /pea which have CNS enhancing or stimulant effects, theobromine is like caffeine. Pea ("love chemical") probably gets deactivated in the gut. Cacao has antioxidants, too. ...Read more
Likely safe to wear: Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe. The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials. ...Read more
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more
New health claim: Some think chocolate can improve blood circulation. It contains flavanols which might help reduce risk for heart disease and improve blood pressure. A big chocolate manufacturer, barry callebaut, recently presented data on those positive benefits and got support from the european food safety authority http://online. Wsj. Com/article/sb10001424052702304388004577532811491380258.Html moderation is key! ...Read more
Frequently: Generally a widower has proven to be a good partner - he was in a marriage that lasted 'until death do us part'. After a period of grieving such a person can be a good companion, a source of stability and frequently a good provider. Do not act in hast but spend the time to evaluate your mutual needs and common interests. ...Read more
Pretty healthy: There is evidence that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is healthy when eaten in moderation.... The key is moderation! Here are some articles for you to view: http://j.mp/tbce2j (chocolate consumption good); http://j.Mp/tbchev (moderate chocolate consumption lowers risk of stroke); http://j.Mp/tbcz5b (chocolate may help with weight control). http://j.mp/tbd74x (chocolate may help with heart). ...Read more
Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more