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Ensure Light Medication
Is there is really a way to ensure that your wife, if get pregnant to have baby boy? Without medication, just normal sex!
Sex determination: None what so ever. You run a 50-50 chance of having a boy. ...Read more
I had sebacious cyst on my back which ruptured on its own and the skin is flat now. What next? How to ensure that sac is removed? Any medication?
Consider Excision: If you had a ruptured sebaceous cyst that is now healed and shows no signs of infection, such as redness or tenderness, then you do not need any medication at this time. At this point, you may want to wait to see if the cyst recurs and, if it does, have it removed. Your other option is to have the area where the cyst was removed now, in effort to prevent future recurrence. ...Read more
Can you recommend to a patient any iphone/ipad apps for controlling intake of prescription medication, like pain meds, to ensure against abuse?
Not yet...: I'm sure the tech-ies are developing apps like that as we speak; the problem will be that there is no oversight nor regulatory agency that will provide oversight for it...Yet. ...Read more
Why are drugs like loraz. Etc prescribed so freely given to someone possibly having anxiety panic, maybe not even stable enough to ensure proper dose.
Some thoughts: Sometimes benzodiazapines are provided short-term while waiting for other medications to take effect. I think one reason that they are prescribed so much is that they can be very effective. I believe another reason is that doctors want patients to feel better - this is one way to do it. Also, when people with long term benzodiazapine use want their benzo's- they can sometimes be both persuasive. ...Read more
When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft
Antipsychotic d/c: To try to get off your antipsychotic you need to do this in conjunction with your prescribing professional and tapered slowly over extended period of time. Also include your loved ones in the process as they may perceive early signs of decompensation. These medications generally take 2-4 wks to get full effect ; same time to see any - signs as u reduce same. Good luck ; please don't do on own. ...Read more
Is there an alternative drug to treat chlamydia aside from doxycycline and azithromycin? If so, what's the usual dosage to ensure eradication?
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more
Fluids: My most common reason for admitting an infant/toddler/child is their need for fluids. Many of their issues could be handled by oral medications but many just shut down when they feel bad and quit taking fluids. The other is oxygen for those who give up eating &drinking to concentrae on getting oxygen. Once they can beathe nl & take fluids well, most can go home on oral meds. ...Read more