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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?
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold... : Depends what is the cause of itching? In General itching comes as response to release histamin to skin . Its worse if u take hot shower or alcohol may trigger it as well. Try cool lokewsrm shower .?Moisturiser lotion or Aloe vera gel from refrigirator. OTC..,but medicated with topical stetoid is Aveno anti- itch . ...Read more
Treat everyone: By medicate, are you referring to treatment of HIV infection with antiretroviral medications? Current U.S. Treatment guidelines recommend treatment for everyone with hiv, regardless of cd4 count. Doctors who don't know that probably aren't HIV experts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had flu for over 2 weeks now. Self- medicated too. If it persists, what are the next steps?
Hi im 29 and epileptic which is medicated. I've been in agony with my back for about a week or so now and its making me feel a bit sick?
Probably unrelated: About 1 to 2 percent of persons your age have epilepsy. About 20 percent have episodes of severe pain of one type or another. Most have pain either head, back, or knee. You need a thorough medical evaluation. Did you have a seizure that may have caused damage to your back? You should discuss this with your doctors. ...Read more
Depends on location: Stents are used to treat various amounts of blockage. There are locations that develop restenosis more than others after treatment with balloons and stents. Medicated stents are designed to prevent this restenosis. In smaller vessels such as heart vessels there is a proven benefit. In larger, peripheral vessels no benefit has been shown compared to regular stents. So it depends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peg feeding...: Peg feeding is when nutrition is given via a tube placed in the stomach through the skin. The tube is usually placed by a GI doctor during an endoscopy procedure. Many types of patients who cannot eat normally but have functioning GI tracts benefit from this type of feeding. ...Read more
A breast and a baby: Easiest answer is a breast and a baby. As simple as feedings have been for thousands of years. Other than that, there are additional items you may need for breastfeeding... Breast pump, breastfeeding clothing and bras, nipple shields, pads, storage materials, bottles, cleaning materials, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more
Not necessarily: What type of "vaginal care" are you trying to do? Most hemorrhoid wipes have a mild anti-itch med in them. If you are having vaginal issues, it's best to see your obgyn for a check up. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: For the most part, a person with schizophrenia may greatly improve his or her level of functioning with medications. One major problem is that often, people stop the medication because they think they no longer need it. The person, over time, maybe after a few months, often relapses and become psychotic again while off of the medication. There are some medications which last up to one month. ...Read more
Difficult but common: It is difficult to intervene unless your family member wants help. If the person is elderly, seeking a second opinion from a geriatric specialist would be a good place to start. It is amazing how many times my elderly patients improve just from stopping medications. However, this should only be done under competent medical supervision. ...Read more
Meds and more..: See your prescribing MD to discuss your meds. Suggest you see an experienced mental health therapist to get support and learn coping strategies to cut anxiety. Also important that all medical causes for anxiety (eg, heart or thyroid problems, diabetes, asthma, drug abuse or withdrawal) have been ruled out. Anxiety is treatable. Great that you reached out here for help! Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Problems: I am sure you can understand but it clearly states here on nearly every page that we do not offer diagnosis or treatment. But, I want to remind you that you are speaking to real physicians. Having your skin be 'darker' than you like is not a disease or medical condition. Wanting to have different skin is, however, a mental health condition that we would be happy to address. You are fine as you R. ...Read more
No: There is a variety of reasons it is not offered in most other countries. But since it has been introduced in the us, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in a lot of water, especially spring water. Fluoride is the active ingredient in toothpaste so most people are at least getting it twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnoised with fissure was put on medicated cream how long do i have to wait to exercise figuriously?
Difficult to Say.: Only those who had the benefit of actually seeing the fissure, its size, location and duration would have the ability to effectively answer your question. You need to call the doctor who has initiated the treatment and have a discussion as to your particular situation and exercise agenda. ...Read more
My stylist told me in some areas of my head have no hair suggesting that i get medicated options to open them?
Stylist/doctor?: I would suggest seeking a medical opinion and let your physician make the diagnosis. ...Read more
I use versatis medicated pain relief patches. What are the side effects of these and is it ok to use two at a time?
OK for Max of Three: If you are average size, you can use up to 3 applied to unbroken skin at a time.You should not use for over 24 hours without a 12 hours period with them removed. If you stay within those requirements you should not experience any sedation, seizures or other systemic effects which can occur with an overdose or if the area with the patches are exposed to extreme heat. For more info see lidocaine. ...Read more
What medicated cream or powder can I use for my armpits? They are very dark it's embarrassing. I want to lighten them
Find out why: There are many reasons for dark armpits and one is diabetes that can be associated with a condition called acanthosis nigricans. You have to control the blood sugar to have this improve. If you are tested and it isn't diabetes, do a google search for dark armpits to find many home remedies for other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high does your hba1c need to be before it becomes necessary to medicate. Last time it was 7.1 but i think it's better from diet & exercise.
I was over medicated on Levothyroxine, so I'm on half the dose. I lost 15lbs in weight, its been 5 weeks and I have not gained any weight back.??
Thyroid and wt loss: Thyroid harmones helps with metabolism. Low functioning thyroid can slow the metabolism Nd decrease weight and high dose of levothyroxine may have increased your thyroid function so you lost weight . It has been 5 weeks since you are on half the dose , get your TSH levels checked so you can be on proper dose needed for you. Are you actually trying to gain weight ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a way to stop sudden recurring thoughts in someone that has OCD, if there're medicated, and don't normally have them anymore because of meds?
See psychiatrist.: The fact that the thoughts recur means that the medication is inadequate in controlling the OCD or there might be a new stress that trigger the recurrence of unwanted thoughts. IYou need to go back to your psychiatrist for medication adjustment. The psychiatrist can also help identify if there are other explanations for the recurrence. ...Read more
Is there anyway to help someone (daughter) with sociopathic tendencies? My understanding is its a personality defect and can't be helped or medicated.
Please try!: I'm sure you don't want her to grow up to be a sociopath so do something now to try to make a difference - take her to a good therapist--look at how you and your family may possibly be contributing to her being this way--family therapy might be helpful--make clear family rules--set clear limits with clear consequences --be consistent in how you follow through--keep working with those helping you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When baby is hungry!: Babies who are otherwise healthy are pretty good self-regulators; they'll let you know when they need to eat and when they are full. Most babies will feed every 2 to 3 hours or so, but this is quite variable - and it changes over time. Some newborns seem to do well feeding every 4 to 5 hours and some seem to need fed every 1 to 2 hours. Discuss your routine with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When baby wants: On demand feeding refers to feeding the baby when baby wants as opposed to feeding on a set schedule. In the newborn period, on-demand feeding is usually the best way to feed (with, perhaps, a few caveats to make sure the baby isn't snacking and is getting other needs met - diaper changes, burping, sleep, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial feeding: The term artificial feeding most usually refers to feedings which are given either through a tube in the stomach or through an IV to allow someone to get nutrition when they are not able to eat on their own. Some people need these just as a temporary measure, and some need them long term. They can be life-saving. ...Read more
Wait until talking: Nuts are not necessary for a balanced infant nutrition but do have valuable nutrients. I have had parents offer nuts, popcorn & similar fare as snacks, only to have the infant suck pieces into the lung. Days may go by before a terrible pneumonia starts & baby couldn't get better until the nut piece was removed in the or.Wait until they can talk well so they can tell you if they inhaled the snack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very difficult: Anorexia nervosa is a serious and potentially lethal disease. In my opinion it is a biochemical disorder, not "psychological". The urgent need is for vitamin therapy given intravenously. Find a physician registered with the american college for the advancement of medicine website and look for a physican in your geographical area. ...Read more
6 months: There's no convincing evidence that delaying any food beyond 4 to 6 months reduces the odds of allergies. The main reasons to delay foods are if they 1) are a choking hazard (like peanuts), 2) might cause an infection (like honey or raw eggs), 3) contain questionable ingredients (such as artificial colors), or 4) aren't good foods that you want kids to learn to love (such as soda or french fries). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer