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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I ran out of furosemide but I have some torsemide so could I take them instead?

I ran out of furosemide but I have some torsemide so could I take them instead?

Diuretics: Both furosemide (F) and torsemide (T) are loop diuretics and should promote excess fluid to be urinated out of your body. Speak to your physician as to the dose of T to take to replace the F you ran out of. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medicine is suitable for osteoarthritis for me as I am taking ecosprin av75, revolol 50/5am and torsemide 5 (twice in a week).

What medicine is suitable for osteoarthritis for me as I am taking ecosprin av75, revolol 50/5am and torsemide 5 (twice in a week).

High blood pressure: From your meds (metoprolol, amlodipine, aspirin, and a diuretic), I presume you're being treated for high blood pressure? Any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory can potentially counteract your meds and raise your bp. That said, I would try Ibuprofen with food every 4-6 hours in a dose of 400-800 mg as tolerated (can cause nausea in high doses) and check your bp/ see if it's ok. ...Read more

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What is demadex (torsemide) mange?

What is demadex (torsemide) mange?

Skin disease: Class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites. Since mites also infect plants, birds, and reptiles, the term "mange", suggesting poor condition of the hairy coat due to the infection, is sometimes reserved only for pathological mite-infestation of nonhuman mammals. ...Read more

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Do Torsemide needs a prescription as Furosimide needs?

Do Torsemide needs a prescription as Furosimide needs?

Yes: Both are potent diuretics (water pills) used to treat serious conditions under a doctors close supervision. They can dehydrate you and lower blood sodium and potassium. ...Read more

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Any Reason why some days my torsemide pill works better than others? I have to measure my urine output, and some days its down 20. oz.

Any Reason why some days my torsemide pill works better than others? I have to measure my urine output, and some days its down 20. oz.

Depends on intake: Your fluid excretion from the diuretic also depends on how much fluid you drank ie your fluid status that day as well as your relative salt intake. Taking the pill with or without food can also make a difference in its action. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my body is "resistant" to torsemide after 2 days? I start a new dose and urine output decreases by 20oz 2 days after I start.

Is it possible that my body is "resistant" to torsemide after 2 days? I start a new dose and urine output decreases by 20oz 2 days after I start.

Depends on kidneys: Causes for resistance to water pills include high salt intake, severe fluid retention, low blood pressure, and weak kidney function. Check with your doctor to see the reason for this problem and to get your dose adjusted further ...Read more

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Can I safely crush or let dissolve in my mouth with water a 20mg tablet of demadex (torsemide)?

Can I safely crush or let dissolve in my mouth with water a 20mg tablet of demadex (torsemide)?

Yes: Yes, although I suspect (but don't know from first hand experience) that it won't taste good. The medicine is intrinsically long acting and not a time release preparation, so crushing it, splitting it, or dissolving it is okay. ...Read more

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Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Yes: Torsemide and furosemide are both loop diuretics. Different diuretics work on different parts of the nephron (kidney system) and hence have different side effects. Depending on why your MD decided to put u on a loop diuretic (strong med) u ought to discuss and see if u can be switched to a gentler one (aldactone) etc. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Torsemide (Definition)

Torsemide is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Demadex (Definition)

Demadex is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more