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Probiotics: Probiotics are foods that replace our body's natural bugs. These include live-culture yogurts and some over-the-counter pills. These can be especially helpful after taking antibiotics, which can often kill your natural bugs along with the infection. Your local pharmacist can point you in the right direction. ...Read more
Mixed flora: This sounds like a urine culture test which grew a mixture of skin bacteria as a contaminant, and does not represent a urinary infection. However, is you have symptoms (like burning or frequency of urination), then you should receive antibiotic treatment and send a second culture test. ...Read more
Medical Society: Your best bet is to call the Florida Medical Society. They will have a list of qualified OB-GYN specialist for you. ...Read more
Patent Foramen Ovale: According to Dr. Jonathan Marmur> " In approximately 25% of adults the foramen ovale does not seal over." In that situation when pulmonary circulation pressure is elevated then the foramen ovale can open up. REF: http://www. Marmur. Com/ASD-PFO. Html Most adults wtih a patent foramen Ovale don't have any symptoms. However, it can increase risk for stroke. Please see this excellent fact sheet: ...Read more
Try a: Google or bing search of your missing doctor. ...Read more
The wife and I are going to st thomas below florida is there are health issues or concerns I should worry about?
In Florida, the humidity is so high 10 months a year I almost feel like passing out when outdoors for even 15 minutes and I am very healthy. Why?
Heat reaction: At your age I suspect you may be taking BP meds and they may be imparting you ability to adapt to the heat. Send more details. When you go into the heat your body vasodilator to cool down. This may lower BP. Check you BP inside and outside when feeling faint. ...Read more
I've been on kholnopin for 7 years and I just moved to Florida and I have no insurance. I am outta pills. Since I cant get any what should I do? /watch for? I've been taking. 5 twice a day everyday for 7 years please help! Thanks
Klonopin: Klonopin is a long acting tranquilizer and after taking it regularly for 7 years I would expect withdrawal symptoms if it was abruptly discontinued. These could be seizures, shakes, irritability, anxiety or other personality changes. Check with the social workers at the local hospital to see if you can be seen in a volunteer or free clinic. If you have any of the abovementioned symptoms go to ER ...Read more
Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
Natural event: This wording is often used to describe what happens when you take an antibiotic.The antibiotic will kill off the germs in the body compartments that are sensitive to it. But this will leave room for the other germs that are in that space (throat, gut, skin) to grow into the areas left by the dead germs. The term overgrowth reflects the idea that a specific germ is found in an increased proporrtion. ...Read more
There are many: Florida is a large state with lots of resources, but facilities change and gettign current information from someone who treats addictions and is familiar with the current state of more health care for less is wise. In the north central florida area the university of florida recovery center has some great doctors and a range of options, in ocala the vines offers treatment. ...Read more
Can be frustrating: Is there a certain type of physician you are looking for? I know when you are in an area and do not mesh with or trust any physicians, it can be very difficult, even more frustrating when you are trapped to certain people through insurance plans. My wife and I had similar issues when we first moved down here, but soon found good ones. Not sure of your city, but I can recommend the ones we go to no. ...Read more
Severe cold: You need to have your wife looked at by a family physician or internist. Hope your trip went well. ...Read more
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine)?: Your computer may have autocorrected your spelling there, but floriferous is a common pain medication used to stop migraine headaches that haven't responded to other medications. It can sometimes cause rebound headaches so it needs to be closely monitored by your personal physician. HealtTap cannot prescribe it for you. ...Read more
Currently the: Only individuals who have been diagnosed with Ebola are hospitalized. There are 9 people in quarantine in CT currently (New Haven & West Haven) for 21 day monitoring. Close contacts of NY Dr. With Ebola have been quarantined. See- http://www. Cnn. Com/2014/10/24/health/ebola-travel-policy/index. Html? Hpt=wo_c2. There are no Ebola cases identified in Florida. More and more protective measures are ...Read more
Psychology; Is there any place in Florida where a pair of pants be properly hemmed without a lot of mistakes?
Not a health "? ": Ask health related questions - that's not one. ...Read more
I am using florina 28 contracetion pills. What sort of medications and substances can affect their effectiveness?
I live in Florida, saw snake the other day, wasn't poisonous though, what should I do if a poisonous one bites me?
Snake bite first aid: Remain calm. Call 911. Immobilize the bitten arm or leg, and move as little as possible, remove jewelry before you start to swell. Position yourself, so that the bite is at or below the level of your heart. Clean the wound, but don't flush it with water. Apply a splint to reduce movement. DO NOT APPLY A TOURNIQUET OR ICE, DO NOT SUCK OUT THE VENOM. Check MEDLINE PLUS for more information. ...Read more
What's the difference between "normal flora" e. coli and the dangerous kind? Or do we simply get sick from flora that isn't our own?
Both can happen: The E. coli strains we all carry in our intestines usually are harmless and even benficial, but even these sometimes cause urinary tract and other infections, sometimes dangerous ones. However, the food borne types that orginate in other animals sometimes produce unique toxins not present in our own natural strains. These are the more dangerous ones that cause most serious food borne outbreaks. ...Read more
Hi I had a culture done I have the results I do not understand them could you tell me what the skin flora isolated scant growth is please?
CULTURE OF WHAT?
WHAT WERE THEY LOOKING FOR?
CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO ORDERED THIS. . . ...Read more
I live in florida and I am looking for someone who specalizes in gastroparesis specifically. I would be willing to travel to the tampa area.
A good GI doc: Should be able to address your concerns. I went to medical school with jose nieto, do. He is an excellent GI doc in florida. I am not sure where. Good luck. ...Read more