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Do doctors see a lot of patients with alcohol abuse?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol and other substance abuse is very common, oftentimes a patient will see their doctor about a minor problem and they may be there, whether they realize it or not, to get help with substance abuse. Denial is a major symptom, and the diagnosis of alcoholism requires an thorough history and the development of trust from your patient. Once that occurs, healing can begin. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for rubbing alcohol overdose?

Go to the ER NOW!: If you ingested any amount of rubbing alcohol, have someone take you to the er immediately. Rubbing alcohol is not the same as the alcohol in drinks and may cause serious, permanent, and even life-threatening health problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rubbing alcohol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Rubbing alcohol overdose?

Rubbing alcohol: Sx's of isopropanol O/D: abdominal pain, corneal damage, coma, dizziness, headache, low body temp, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, nausea, vomiting,
tachycardia, uncoordinated movements,
unconsciousness & problems with urination. REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002660.htm ...Read more

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Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home. ...Read more

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Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

That is not all: All of these have risk of death. Alcohol is part of the risk but we need to know about the patient, the compliance to all of their healthcare issues and he extent of each disease ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with acetaminophen overdose?

Not every day: It happens, obviously frequency depends on volume of patients seen. It is not a frequent er presentation in my experience. ...Read more

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Whenever a doctor uses rubbing alcohol to clean my skin, it breaks out into hives that last for 2+ weeks. But i can drink normal alcohol. Why?

Whenever a doctor uses rubbing alcohol to clean my skin, it breaks out into hives that last for 2+ weeks. But i can drink normal alcohol. Why?

It may not be hives: Hives usually are itchy red bumps that clear over minutes to hours. If the rash you have lasts for 2 weeks, this could either be an iriitant or a contact dermatitis. The alcohol used as a disinfectant can have different alcohols from what is in beverages. ...Read more

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I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

Rubbing alcohol will: dry out the skin and likely make the itching worse, try some OTC hydrocortisone and if not better see a different doctor, preferably a board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with flea bites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with flea bites?

Yes: Flea bites are self limited because man is not the natural host.There are many cases that are probably never seen by physicians and s ef correct if the host dog or cat is treated properly. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pallister killian syndrome?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pallister killian syndrome?

Occasionally: Patients with pallister killian are not common. It is recognized by coarse features, sparse hair development and decreased muscle tone. It is associated with development delays and intellectual impairment. It can be very pronounced or mild id appearance. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Only specialists: Most doctors do not see that many patients with sarcoma, only those doctors (surgeons and others) who specialize in the treatment of sarcomas. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Common in children: Croup is common in children 6 months to 6 years during spring and fall, usually caused by virus such as parainfluenza..Croup accounts for 15 percent of respiratory tract infections among children in pediatric practice. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Yes and no: Dizziness is an extremely common complaint, vertigo (the sensation of motion in the absence of motion) is a type of dizziness which is less common. In an average week, seeing between 120 and 150 patients 5 might have vertigo. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Quite a few: As the population ages doctors are seeing more and more patients with varying degrees of dementia. In some cases the dementia is due to a treatable medical condition. In others the progression of the dementia can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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