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What kind of food I have to stay away. I have g6pd defiency?

What kind of food I have to stay away. I have g6pd defiency?

Partial List: G6pd deficiency requires care. Eating certain foods with this condition causes red cell rupture and serious illness with potential crisis. 1) no legumes fava beans, lima beans, kidney beans, soybeans, alfalfa sprouts, peanuts, licorice or carob. 2) no high vitamin c additives. 3) no soy, tofu, bean curds, etc 4) no menthol, no mints 5) no sulphites/sulfites 6) no vitamin k. 7) no tonic water. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay away from water if I had episiotomy?

How long do I have to stay away from water if I had episiotomy?

ASK YOUR OB: Who delivered you, that is your ob's job to tell you all of that before u go home, just like i tell all of my pts so call their office today and follow their instructions as they know what type of epsiotomy u had and if you had any other problems down there. ...Read more

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First revision circumcision coming up next month. How long do I have to stay away from the pool and get back to swimming after the circumcision?

First revision circumcision coming up next month. How long do I have to stay away from the pool and get back to swimming after the circumcision?

Talk to your: Urologist. My best bet is once the redness or raw area is gone, then it's safe to go back to the pool - roughly 7-10 days. ...Read more

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My husband has a cold sore how long do I have to stay away?

My husband has a cold sore how long do I have to stay away?

Time and pain meds: Cold sores are caused by viruses. The good news is that they will go away on their own. The bad news...There's not much that you can do to expedite it. For the most part, if the cold sores are painful, you can give your child pain meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen). Always check with you pediatrician if you don't know the dose or if you are not sure if that medicine is appropriate. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have bronchitis ? I know I have to stay away from dairy products but I don't know what else to eat to make me feel better and not dizzy.

What can I eat if I have bronchitis ? I know I have to stay away from dairy products but I don't know what else to eat to make me feel better and not dizzy.

Bronchitis: With bronchitis there are no dietary restrictions. Eat whatever you feel like eating. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. You should recover soon. Take care! ...Read more

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How long would I have to stay away from tylenol (acetaminophen) before determining my hives r not from that? I get hives when i take it, but also on days when i don't

How long would I have to stay away from tylenol (acetaminophen) before determining my hives r not from that? I get hives when i take it, but also on days when i don't

Not related: I'd expect tylenol (acetaminophen) induced hives to subside in less than a day after the last dose. Your hives are unlikely to be from tylenol (acetaminophen). Consult an allergist if the problem is troublesome for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to stay in the hospital?

What to do if I have to stay in the hospital?

Relax: Try to understand what is going on. Ask questions, make sure you understand your options, if any. Make sure you understand who is your main doctor and who are the specialists involved in your care. Enjoy the ride! ...Read more

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I have a headache for the last 3 weeks now and nothing seems to help. Now i even wake up with it. What could this mean? I have taken different pain med. Been to a chirapractor and heat pads and icyhot. Its not going away.

I have a headache for the last 3 weeks now and nothing seems to help. Now i even wake up with it. What could this mean? I have taken different pain med. Been to a chirapractor and heat pads and icyhot. Its not going away.

Based : Based on your description you are suffering from new daily persistent headaches. What is not clear is if you have a prior history of headaches which changes the diagnosis as patients with new daily persistent headaches usually do not have a history of a prior headaches. See if you fit the following diagnostic criteria: description: headache that is daily and unremitting from very soon after onset (within 3 days at most). The pain is typically bilateral, pressing or tightening in quality and of mild to moderate intensity. There may be photophobia, phonophobia or mild nausea. Diagnostic criteria: a.Headache that, within 3 days of onset1, fulfils criteria b-d b.Headache is present daily, and is unremitting, for >3 months c.At least two of the following pain characteristics: 1.Bilateral location 2.Pressing/tightening (non-pulsating) quality 3.Mild or moderate intensity 4.Not aggravated by routine physical activity such as walking or climbing d.Both of the following: 1.No more than one of photophobia, phonophobia or mild nausea 2.Neither moderate or severe nausea nor vomiting e.Not attributed to another disorder entities that are attributable to this diagnosis include: 1. Chronic tension type headache 2. Medication overuse 3. Obstructive sleep apnea 4. Depression 5. Posttraumatic headaches 7. Headaches secondary to an infection (particularly viral) 8. Low CSF volume headache 9. Raised CSF pressure headache 10. Cervical spondylosis/stenosis hence, you need a neurologic evaluation to help sort out these issues. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay out of work after a bronchoscopy and how will i feel afterwards?

How long do I have to stay out of work after a bronchoscopy and how will i feel afterwards?

Minimal: Agree with dr. Arenberg. Barring complications, other than the day of procedure, you should not require any additional absence from work. This includes both flexible and rigid bronchoscopy with or without biopsies (endobronchial and flouro guided, ebus guided, em-nav guided transbronchial biopsies). ...Read more

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Now I have severe osteoporosis, does that mean I have to stay on medication forever? If not, how many years, and then what do I do?

Now I have severe osteoporosis, does that mean I have to stay on medication forever? If not, how many years, and then what do I do?

MED & EXERCISE: You need 2 stay on it until ur scores get better. The med alone is not the answer, wt bearing exercise is very important. Walking is a good wt bearing low impact exercise u can do. Star slowly & increase as tol. Find a companion who will walk with u the time flies by. If u think u can rely on the rx alone u r wrong. ...Read more

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I have to stay in a shelter with lots of people. If someone has Zika, are we all going to catch it?

I have to stay in a shelter with lots of people. If someone has Zika, are we all going to catch it?

No: The Zika virus is only spread through mosquito bites or sex with an infected person. If you wear long sleeves, long pants you can reduce risk of mosquito bites. Most adults only have mild symptoms if they contract Zika (fever, rash, joint pains) and recover without any side effects. ...Read more

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What foods do you have to stay away from when dieting?

What foods do you have to stay away from when dieting?

Sugar/saturated fat: Fill yourself up with organic (pesticide free) fruits and veggies. It will give you high nutrient value and less calories than processed foods and desserts, which are high in fat and sugar. Avoid anything that has "high fructose corn syrup" as an ingredient. Avoid foods that have added sugar, including alcohol, which converts to sugar in your body. ...Read more

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Do you have to stay away from sick people with leukemia?

Do you have to stay away from sick people with leukemia?

Depends: It depends on the leukemia, treatment, and other factors. Some leukemias may not be treated (cll rai 0) or due very well as a "chronic disease" (cml treated with gleevec). Other leukemias may increase risk of infection (eg, cll with low immunoglobulins; AML on chemotherapy, etc). Standard precautions to avoid obviously sick people are reasonable. How vigilant to avoid people depends on above. ...Read more

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How long would I have to stay in the hospital for recovery from mi?

How long would I have to stay in the hospital for recovery from mi?

Depends: On many factors. The size of the infarct, whether or not heart failure occured, revascularization etc. Impossible to give a general rule except that an uncomplicated mi may only need 24-48 hrs in hospital. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay calm after having a concussion to avoid further damage?

How long do I have to stay calm after having a concussion to avoid further damage?

Rest after tbi: After concussion you should rest, avoid strenuous activity and activities, that caused your concussion until your symptoms of concussion have been resolved for at least 1 week. Avoiding activities that might result in another concussion is important to avoid the 'second impact' injury, which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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So i'm going wednesday to have a cyst that's on my ovary removed, how long will I have to stay outta work?

So i'm going wednesday to have a cyst that's on my ovary removed, how long will I have to stay outta work?

It depends: There are a number of ways to remove an ovarian cyst. Today, the cyst is usually removed using a laparoscope. If this is the method used, you could probably return to work on monday, but i wouldnot lift anything over 10 lbs for a couple of weeks. If a slightly larger incision is made, recovery can take 2 to 6 weeks, but at your age, i would guess the lesser time. ...Read more