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If you referred a child for phycological advice is that your medical decison not the phycologists?
Confusing question: I often send kids to see a specialist when it is evident that they need their specialty care. Whether this is a bone doctor or a psychologist, it is a decision based on my recognition from my training that that is what they need. Whether you split hairs & call this a medical decision or a psychological one is not the point. I use the training & experience I have as a physician to make that decision. ...Read more
Hi! I'm actually healthy! I just need to get gems in the game Dragon friends and so I registered on your website?
Health Tap is...: A website devoted to human health. We don't have expertise with animal (real, extinct or imaginary) health, husbandry or breeding. None-the-less, I wish you the best of luck with your Dragon friends. ...Read more
Creatine: creatine is creatine. There are many adds out there about various forms of creatine. I am not aware of one being better than the other. Also there is much hype about the benefits of creatine. Indeed it has been shown in some studies to increase muscle mass but in others it has no effect. Demand to see these scientific articles that these adds tout before paying so much money. ...Read more
Now: Now aday dentist have lot more way to save your tooth and less removing tooth. So go to see dentist asap to have more change to save it. Also it may cost you less if you see dentist early ...Read more
I have a tooth that's decayin on the bottem is there any way to treat it? The bottem part of tooth is gone
I: I would recommend a thorough exam by a general dentist to determine whether that tooth can be saved. The dentist would yake an xray and check your gums before making that decision. Don't rush to pull it ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections.
Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/decadron. Html ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Decadron (dexamethasone): It takes 180-270 hours for Decadron (dexamethasone) to be metabolized by your body. ...Read more
Can decadron (dexamethasone) make your weight go up the day after an injection and will it go back down once it tapers off?
Any steroid can make: U gain weight so it is possible although it is rare after just one dose ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more
Common practice: Used to prevent allergic reactions as well as for an anti-emetic (anti-nausea). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Decadron also known as dexamethasone is a potent steroid that can be taken as pill, injection or cream. Side effects are like other steroids but can include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, and mood changes. With prolonged use it may decrease body defense to infections, affect bones, muscles and eyes. ...Read more
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
Good thinking: The longer you are on it, the more likely, you will have side effects. ...Read more
Has managed care influenced or changed the way in which healthcare provider make medical decisons?
Money: Managed care, puts a premium on the dollars spent and forces the doctor to use this in decision making as well as seeing more patients per time unit which limits the face time with patients and increases the possibility of error and misjudgment. Do you prefer medical decisions made by high paid stockholder dependent bureaucrats (the current system) or low paid taxpayer dependent bureaucrats? ...Read more
Does anyone think managed care actually improved the way in which a healthcare provider make medical decison?
Managed care: Managed care assumes physicians are wasteful with health care resources, and need a watchdog. It's become a 3rd party between patients and their doctors, deciding what appropriate care should be -- or at least limiting payment for it. I've been on the phone with such companies for hours, on behalf of my patients. It's never helped me make better decisions, but has sure absorbed my time. ...Read more
I was oversinging the other day and the next day it felt like a fire breathing dragon at my pharync/larynx area. Did this alone cause this?
As above: Straining the vocal cord can cause some horsiness and throat discomfort, if it does not get better see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): Yes, Decadron (dexamethasone) requires a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus. There is no antibiotics for croup, but rather airway management. If croup is more severe, decadron (dexamethasone) either by injection or by mouth is the standard of care since it has lasting effects for generally 48-72 hours and no additional medication is needed. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flushing from steroids. That is not to say that steroids can not result in some flushing symptoms but I am not aware of a relationship to eating unless the food is one that might cause flushing and the steroids exacerbate the phenomenon. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they are medically necessary. ...Read more