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Dr Paul Wotherspoon
This: This question is hard to figure out. More info would help. ...Read more
One dr one your board (Paul grin) says the mortality rate for cleft palate surgery is 1 in 300 while another says 1 in 100, 000. Huge discrepancy. Why?
Studies: I cannot speak for any doctor nor the actual figures reported. First, I do not believe there is any consensus on the figures as such studies of mortality rate for this procedure are scarce and will vary based upon who does the study, the size of the sampling, the geographic sampling, the year of the study, how the information was collected, etc. Concentrate on the need and benefit of the surgery. ...Read more
Yes you can.: Solpadeine is tylenol with caffeine. Targin is a trade name for oxycodone with naloxone (the former is an opiate analgesic, the latter is a receptor blocker to prevent addiction or overdose). Solpadeine will augment the 5mg targin and make it work better without any severe side effects in the short term, with the possible exception of caffeine induced insomnia. ...Read more
Should I be worried about itchy underarms? No noticeable rash, they just itch, usually more so in the evening. Thank you, paul
What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen? ]
Nothing: When vomiting you must provide adequate hydration; otherwise you will become dehydrated. If you are not able to keep fluids down and replace the losses you would need to be in the hospital getting IV fluids until the problem is passed and you can again take your fluids orally. To prevent vomiting you may need assistance with medications such as phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more
Hi doctors, my baby is 1 month old, has flu or cold, the symptoms are, green mucus, wet cough high temp, please help thanks paul?
If had swollen glands for about nine weeks. Paul bunnell test came back positive, fbc came back normal is it normal for my glands to still be swollen?
Could tomatos and related foods cause skin breakouts including large pimples, blackheads, etc. I am 53. Thank you, paul?
Rarely: Tomatoes can cause food reactions. Although I have never seen a reaction like your describing in over100, 000 patoents anything is possible. Avoid all tomato products for now and even use an elimination diet see dr doris rapps book for elimination diet. ...Read more
Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?
Let it recover...: You need to stay off of it, apply ice to the area in question rest and elevate it. If the problem does not improve in a day, you should have it evaluated. If the toe improves, then you can hold off for another day or two. As long as the toe is improving with time, it is probably not seriously injured. To remove all doubt have your family doctor or a Healthtap specialist evaluate it. ...Read more
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
Crepitus: Crepitus is a sound, not a diagnosis. This sound description can apply to noises from the joints, tendons, skin, lungs, etc. Hence, it depends on where the crepitus originates. If unsure, start with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more
I do not know how old you are. Age is important for health question like this.
advise for a 20 years old, will not be the same as the advise for a 40, 0r 60 years old.
eat healthy, eat more vegetables and fruits, exercise every day, even by simple walking.
if you are above 40 years old make sure your doctor check your cholesterol, and your sugar, your prostate, and your thyroid function.
bilsalamah ...Read more
Mean BP: I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control I tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Sure: I hope your intentions are good asking for a hug. I love to hug my patients and usually I am the one who initiates it and so far have not had a problem with any of patients. I don't just hug them out of the blue but I spent quality time with them to make them ready for that. You should probably do that with your doc as well, rather than asking him to hug you w/out any warning. ...Read more