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Doctor insights on: Fluorescein Lite Medication

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How do you prep a patient for a fluorescein angiography?

IV protection: Fluorescein angiography involves the injection through an IV line of the dye and then a series of rapid photos are taken of the transit of the dye through the retina at the back of the eye. The pupils are dilated, the patient is position in front of the camera, the skin is prepped, the needle inserted, dye injected and the camera is activated with a series of light flashes. Then you are done. ...Read more

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Where do they run dye for a fluorescein angiography?

Where do they run dye for a fluorescein angiography?

Arm to eye: A small amount of fluoroscein is injected into the arm / hand. The dye then travels to the retina / choroid and is monitored by looking at the back of the eye. ...Read more

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How much does fluorescein angiography help the doctor?

How much does fluorescein angiography help the doctor?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dad has been Ref'd to specialist and had X-rays for sac behind macular. Now needing a Fluorescein angiogram. What are they possibly looking for??

Dad has been Ref'd to specialist and had X-rays for sac behind macular. Now needing a Fluorescein angiogram. What are they possibly looking for??

Macular edema: I am unclear as to what the "sac" is — are you sure he had X-rays. He might have had a test called an OTC which will detect cysts with fluid underneath the macula. Fluorescein is a dye inject in an arm vein, which will leak from abnormal vessels in the back of the eye. It is a clue to diagnosis and treatment of the retina. ...Read more

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Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

Complete exam: Your eye doctor is trying to evaluate the source of the fluid. Fluorescein angiography maps the blood vessels in the back of the eye and can show if fluid is leaking from any of the vessels. It will help them with diagnosing and treating the fluid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you use a viral culture on ocular HSV that does not show dendrites or lesions in the fluorescein blue-light test, presenting with eyelid pain?

Can you use a viral culture on ocular HSV that does not show dendrites or lesions in the fluorescein blue-light test, presenting with eyelid pain?

Yes: I am slightly confused by the question but it sounds like you want to know if such a clinical presentation can be cultured to see if HSV is present. That is certainly possible if the culture is taken prior to any treatment having been given. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the florescein staining of cornea?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the florescein staining of cornea?

Already in the drop: Fluorescein stain, to detect corneal defects and disease, is contained in a drop which includes a topical anesthetic. The anesthetic in fact can be in part diagnostic for corneal disease from painful defects because the use of the drop will eliminate the pain for the duration of the effect of the drop. ...Read more

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My retina specialist wants to do a flourescein on my eyes every 2 onths. Is this necessary?

My retina specialist wants to do a flourescein on my eyes every 2 onths.  Is this necessary?

Perhaps: It may indeed be necessary. You should discuss this with your retinal specialist. ...Read more

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I had a severe reaction to flourescein angiiography; extreme hot /cold, vomiting 3 times, dizziness-nearly passing out. Should i ever do this again?

I had a severe reaction to flourescein angiiography; extreme hot /cold, vomiting 3 times, dizziness-nearly passing out. Should i ever do this again?

See below: Try to avoid this in the future. If you absolutely need to have it again, there are ways in which you can be premedicated to avoid reaction, make sure you tell your doctors what happened the first time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...I'm already on thyroid medication...

Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...I'm already on thyroid medication...

Iodine is needed: Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. You don't say why your thyroid is 'slow', so there is no telling how much this can help. Keep us posted! ...Read more

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Ok first off im on no medication and I have unprotected sex with my spouse but my question us we had sex on the sixth and on the ninth I had a very lite pink spotting and only lasted a day or two well I'm a few days late is there a chance I'm pregnant?

Ok first off im on no medication and I have unprotected sex with my spouse but my question us we had sex on the sixth and on the ninth I had a very lite pink spotting and only lasted a day or two well I'm a few days late is there a chance I'm pregnant?

Yes: If you are having unprotected sexual intercourse and are not using any form of contraception, then yes. There is a chance you may be pregnant.

Keep in mind that very early pregnancies may show false negative tests. Wait a couple of weeks and take a pregnancy test if you still have not had your period. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as there are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like an anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

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

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course, you should talk this over with your physician as they may affect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

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

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. The Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

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