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Flagyl and Alcohol:
Yes, but you may pay a price. Meaning you may get very ill and not feel very well. When one is on Metronidazole (known as flagy) one can get very ill if you also ingest any alcohol while taking this medication.
This may be a good time to avoid alcohol for a week or so. Your stomach will appreciate it. ...Read more
Have salmonella for over 2 months now! Got from from Bali. I received IVs and 4 doses switching between Flagel, Arithrimozen, and Cipro. HELP PLEASE!
Maybe not salmonella: Most salmonella clears up within a few weeks, even without treatment. Many cases but not all would respond to ciprofloxacin. Azithromycin and metronidazole (Flagyl) are not active against salmonella. At this point, persistent diarrhea could be an antibiotic side effect or even Clostridium dificile. Return to the doctor treating you; or ask for referral to infectious diseases specialist. Gd luck! ...Read more
I went to the ER I had a viginal discharge white and thick with itching my doctor gave me flagel and dyflucan for yeast what if I have chymida?
Call and see if test was done.
Testing is usually done for this; ...Read more
Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro (ciprofloxacin) which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more
Yes: Many medications can be prescribed on Healthtap: make a video Telemedcine visit. The law does not allow controlled medications narcotics sleeping pills and various medications with high risk of side effects ...Read more
WATER OR SOAP?: Could be several issues like your water in your town is hard meaning filled with minerals causing dryness or your soap is too harsh. Use a milder soap like ivory or aveeno (oatmeal) and consider getting a water softening system. Many soaps that are antibacterials may cause dryness and should be limited in their use just washing the hands. ...Read more
Compertmentalize: Break things down into smaller more manageable tasks and work on one thing at a time. Remember, "how do you eat an elephant? "....One bite at a time. ...Read more
Usually diet: Most americans over 40 have some degree of diverticulosis.Inflammation, or diverticulitis, is frequently caused by diet, such as popcorn hulls or peanuts, etc. Sometimes, it just occurs as some stool is trapped in a diverticulum. During acute episodes, I recommend a low residue diet. When resolved, I encourage a moderate to high fibre diet. Most seeds are ok, but I limit peanuts and popcorn. Good luck. ...Read more
Find/treat the cause:
Western medicine can treat colitis but offers few cures. It is crucial to find and address the underlying causes. Proctitis can be an autoimmune illness triggered by environmental toxins ; chronic infections. Food sensitivities and stress can aggravate it. Find a good holistic doctor: http://bit. Ly/19pettq
also consider homeopathy and chinese medicine. ...Read more
I have rosea and iam at the stage where it's getting really dry and starting to flake I guess u say. Is this normal?
Ok I got a root done when I was about 14 im now 30. It collapsed. Bad work. Flare up I take antis and pain worsen afterwards. Is that normal?
What are the typical symptoms of chron's disease? How long does a flare up typically last/ feel like? I am trying to figure out if I have it.
Crohn's: Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, often causes recurrent abdominal discomfort with disturbance in bowel function. Recurrent fevers, perianal fustulas, abscesses. It usually involves the end of the small intestine but the inflammation can occur anywhere in the gi tract-from the mouth to the anus. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat Crohn's disease. ...Read more
What would cause sudden flare ups of all medical conditions all at once within a couple of weeks? Perhaps something systemic? Should I be worried?
Ambiguous: There is nothing specific or personal on which to respond to your very ambiguous question. It is impossible to answer. ...Read more
One hard lens of my friends fell into the sink a little bit in the inside of the flange, he got it out and put solution for 10 hrs. Is it ok to wear?
If soak solution has: Way of disinfecting the lens, he should be okay. Then, rinsing lens of solution with sterilized saline first, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Until controlled: Until you gout is controlled they can be common. Once your uric acid level is controlled - usually staying under 6, then your body is much less likely to form monosodium urate crystals which are the crystals that precipitate in your tissues and your body and cause gout. This will control your gout and this will depend on your compliance to your medications. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different. Things you can try to help ease the pain. Over the counter AZO or prescription Pyridium (phenazopyridine). Prelief, bladder antacid, or 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water no more than twice a day. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benedryl. Drinking a lot of fluids to dilute the urine. Avoid caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Look IC diet ...Read more
Behavior: If he/she is completely impervious to correlating with family. We live in a day and age where family discipline is ignored in a thousand diffeent ways. It is hardly surprising that distortions of behavior occur. ...Read more
It can: Lyme bacteria can hide out in all different types of tissue and undergo changes from a bacteria to a cyst form. When conditions become favorable, it may change back from cyst to active bacterial form. So, yes, it can remain dormant. By the same token, you may also have gotten reinfected 5 years later and even with a different strain of the over 100 strains of lyme bacteria. ...Read more