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Elta 30 Block Medication
I'm really nervous about going on a aero plane. I have 2nd degree block type 1 due to high vagal tone. No medication. Will I be okay flying?
You can't...: If the tube is clogged, only by unclogging it can you either instill new medications or remove fluid from the stomach. ...Read more
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The path of tears is blocked which is causing infection. Should she under go surgery or depend on medication?
Surgery is likely to: Provide better results, provided it is done by a surgeon skilled in this type of operations. ...Read more
How much pain can I expect after a Fulkerson osteotomy? Which pain medication is most commonly prescribed? When will the nerve block be done?
Varies: The pain varies some from person to person and surgeon to surgeon. But by definition, an osteotimy does involve a cut in the bone and so the pain is somewhat similar to a fracture. A block can help and is usually given immediately preoperatively. Typical pain medications used are oral narcotics such as hydrocodone or oxycodone. ...Read more
A doctor can: A medical evaluation is needed to arrive at the diagnosis of PID and the medical professional will then prescribe appropriate medication for the condition. A test is needed to diagnose blocked tubes. Follow up with your physician ...Read more
Most newer ones:
Most of the newer antidepressant medications affect specific neurotransmitters. Each does it slightly differently, accounting for the different response rates amongst them.
The SSRI's primarily increase serotonin, the SNRI's both serotonin and norepinephrine, and buproprion mostly norepinephrine alone, and Brintellix affects many of them in different ways and in different places in the brain. ...Read more
Yes, most of the time: Heart block caused by antibiotics or beta blocker or calcium channel blockers should improve after removal of the offending agent. It is imperative during the waiting time to watch for symptoms of syncope, dizziness and weakness and seek medical attention if any develop. ...Read more
I am on medication for my cholesterol problem which has gone down. I also have 2 blocked arteries and am taking cholesterolease. Does it help?
Blocked fallopiantub: No there is no medication to open a blocked fallopian tube. ...Read more
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause a right bundle branch block? If so, will it return to normal after stopping the medication?
Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]
N95 mask: I don't know the answer. But an important advise, make sure the n95 mask is fit for you size. There a method to get measured, otherwise you may not be protected. ...Read more
I have occipital neuralgia and medications and nerve blocks have stopped working. I have read about surgical options. What would you recommend I do be?
A good medication for cervicogenic headaches caused by neck arthiritis. Had nerve block injections but still get headaches every other day.
I haves SVT + wenckebach and atypical wenckebach - should I take medication for SVT even if it can worsen the heart block? What u will reccomand?
Arrhythmia: More data needed. Sometimes we need a pacemaker to allow the rapid heart problem to be treated while protecting from slow. ...Read more
CRPS after injury/surgery. Pain dr- mild but will take time. Does it worsen without treatment? Options- nerve blocks, medication, physio- what's best?
CPRS, AND PAIN:
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System. The pain is characterized as constant, extremely intense, and out of proportion to the original injury. The pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, are extreme sensitivity.
Treatment for CRPS, which usually includes a combination of physical therapy (physiotherapy) and medications, is much more effective if it starts soon after the onset of symptoms.
As the condition is very difficult to diagnose, it is not possible to make reliable estimates of the number of people affected. A significant number of patients never tell their GP (general practitioner, primary care physician) or doctor if their symptoms are mild. The National Health Service (NHS), UK, believes that approximately 1 in every 2, 000 accidents or incidents of trauma probably result in CRPS.
Although CRPS can affect people of any age, first symptoms tend to become noticeable in patients aged between 40 and 60 years. Experts say that more females are affected than males.
The severity of symptoms and frequency of episodes of CRPS vary enormously. Some individuals have repeated CRPS episodes throughout their life, while others have symptoms which go away forever after a few months.
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve) — may ease pain and inflammation.
Your doctor may prescribe stronger pain relievers if OTC ones aren't helpful. Opioid medications may be an option. Taken in appropriate doses, they may provide acceptable control of pain.
Antidepressants and anticonvulsants.
Sometimes antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, and anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin), are used to treat pain that originates from a damaged nerve (neuropathic pain).
Steroid medications, such as prednisone, may reduce inflammation and improve mobility in the affected limb.
Your doctor may suggest medications to prevent or stall bone loss, such as alendronate (Fosamax) and calcitonin (Miacalcin).
Sympathetic nerve-blocking medication.
Injection of an anesthetic to block pain fibers in your affected nerves may relieve pain in some people.
Studies show that low doses of intravenous ketamine, a strong anesthetic, may substantially alleviate pain. However, despite pain relief, there was no improvement in function. ...Read more
I have had a blocked nose since early teens and I can never breathe through my nose despite all types of medication?
Worth a visit: See your primary doc and find out if your obstruction is mechanical or something your "medicines" have triggered. Deviation of the bone in the middle or polyps both can mechanically obstruct air flow and may require surgery to improve. Overuse of common nose sprays can also injure the nasal membranes to the point they always remains swollen until you stop and let them heal. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone with a right bundle branch block to take the medications Elavil/Desryl seperate and/or together?
RBBB: Both these medications list cardiac conduction abnormalities, and RBBB is one, as contraindications to their use. I have seen patients with chronic, longstanding RBBB tolerate low dose Elavil in past years. Other antidepressants may be considered in such patients. Your pharmacist or a cardiologist would be better qualified to answer this question, however. ...Read more
Not exactly: Blockages in coronary arteries are made of cholesterol plaques. Blood thinners like Aspirin and fish oil can prevent clots from forming on plaques and causing attack. Statins may stabilize plaque and slow growth. Nitrates can keep the arteries from squeezing, relieving angina. Niacin and exercise can raise good cholesterol and sweep out the bad. Only "cure" is stent and/or bypass surgery. ...Read more
I have a semi-wet cough and with occasional phlegm. My nose is blocked but one nostril at a time. What medication would you recommend?
What treatment would u recommend for cervical radiculopathy and demyelinating supracapsular neuropathy when nerve blocks have failed and medication?
Radiculopathy and ne: It seem you have failed the standard treatments. Neuromodulation would be the next option and this could be Peripheral or Spinal. Have a chat with your doctor. ...Read more
My is 4yrs old. Has adenoids t onsillitis since as a baby. His allergy comes mostly in d night, runny nd blocked nose. Any advice on medication plz.
Allergy: It doesn't sound like adenioditis or tonsillitis from denovo infections, it sounds like allergies. You need to remove all animals or animal dandruff or oils from the child. Take all fabrics, including plush toys and wash them in boiling hot water and wipe everything down especially in his bedroom. Talk to your doctor about starting him on an antihistamines. Eliminate irritant, quit all smoke. ...Read more
I'm 19 years old and take 20 mg Propranolol for anxiety. My resting heart rate is around 55. Could this medication cause heart block?
I was diagnosed with a right bundle branch block in 2014. My new doctor prescribed Flexeril for back pain. Is this medication safe for me to take?
Right bundle branch:
I would highly recommend that you consult with your cardiologist befor taking this medication.
When you see your cardiologist next have him give you a list of medications that are contraindicated with your heart condition ...Read more
What should I expect during my recovery from tear duct reconstruction surgery? I am about to have surgery to fix a blocked tear duct in my right eye. How long is the recovery from this surgery? Will I take any medications after tear duct reconstruction, w
Can I have Atrial Flutter (AF) while wearing a pacemaker for complete heart block? Do I need ablation or it managable by using medication?
Complex question: Your best off using HealthTap Prime to ask this question, since it's complex & answer is nuanced. The only problem, as I see it, is that with ongoing AF, you can develop clots (thombus) that can dislodge & cause a stroke. Your heart RATE should be controlled by the pacemaker, so the only adverse effect of AF would be a stroke. This can be mitigated by anticoagulants (blood thinners). Use HT Prime. ...Read more
CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS
I have congestive heart failure my doctor says I hav one and three fourths arteries blocked and put me on medication and won't do anything else what would you recomend?
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
My throat is obstructed somehow, the ENT keeps giving me reflux medication (4mnts)bt the problem isn't going away I feel a block but he can't find it!?
Could be reflux: It really could be acid reflux. Has he tried increasing the dose or changing your medication? Have you seen a GI doctor and had an egd done (scope down the throat to look at your esophagus, stomach, and upper part of your small intestine)? This would be my recommended next step if the ENT isn't helping. ...Read more
From past months suffering from little blocked nose, and little bit sore throatwith mucuous in throat. Allergic medication taken, no effect any advice?
Rhinitis: Hello. I would recommend a decongestant such as afrin (oxymetazoline). Use as directed for 5 days. After spraying the afrin (oxymetazoline), follow with saline irrigation. Not a mist but a cleaning/irrigation. Your pharmacist can help you find the rinse. Continue the antihistamine. If no improvement, then see your doctor. ...Read more
My 9 month old has been having a runny nose for the past one week which has turned into a blocked nose and is struggling to breathe while drinking milk and sleeping. Can we give her any medication?
Try saline nasal dro: It is probably an upper respiratory tract infection which will pass. ...Read more
I took methylprednisolone for 5days (my ear was blocked by the plane pressure) aftr 2wks fr medication my pregnancy test now is positive and 3-4 weeks. Would it be harmful? I had preg test bfore I start the medication but it was negative
PROBABELY NO HARM:
Methylprednisone has never been assigned pregnancy category by the FDA
Some animal studies have shown some data with these kind of drugs in first trimester causing fetal harm but no human studies have been done
You took a very short course for 5 days and when you started the drug Preg test was negative
Discuss your concern with your Ob Doctor ...Read more
I'm having to keep track of my blood sugar for fear of diabetic, but my medication hides the symptoms of it...Help? I'm taking propranolol for migraines and my doctor has been blood testing me for diabetes and I just found out that my medication blocks the
1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?
Febrile seizures: If he has an ear infection it is due to the mucus which has backed up from the nose. You can help the problem by using salt water nose drops, a vaporizer, and bulb syringe to such up the mucus. Antibiotics such as Amoxil for the ear infection itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever control. Warm baths when you see the temp riding rapidly or over 102 to try and prevent future seizuring. ...Read more
I have a very tight sore chest, coughing, sinses blocked but runny nose. Watery stools and fever. Day 6 and self medication not working.?
Visit GP: As symptoms persisting for 6 days - suggest GP consult ...Read more
I have been sneezing, itchy eyes, blocked nose, tight chest and alittle cough at night. It has been 5 days now. I got medication over the counter ihave been taking texa tabs, mybulen, duro-tuss linctus syrup. I still am not getting better?
Time to see your doc: If you have already tried all the OTC meds at no avail, you may need prescription medications or just reassurance, but you need to be seen, best wishes ...Read more