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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Does inhaling isopropyl alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! you're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) 200 mg cause finger tremors when holding phone and texting?

Can topamax (topiramate) 200 mg cause finger tremors when holding phone and texting?

Yes!: Topamax (topiramate) has been known to cause a tremor in approximately 9% of adults who take 200mg to 1000mg per day according to published data so you are not alone! If the tremor is causing more discomfort than benefits, discuss this with your Dr. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does benztropine help with hand tremors from haldol (haloperidol)?

Does benztropine help with hand tremors from haldol (haloperidol)?

Yes : The better answer is to get onto a medicine that does not cause movement disorders so you do not have to take a second medication to counter side effects of the primary medication. ...Read more

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Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people. ...Read more

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Can heavy alcohol use elevate bilirubin?

Can heavy alcohol use elevate bilirubin?

Yes: It's common. Usually there will be some elevation in both conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin if the cause is alcohol, and the transaminases will also be up. Gilbert's and medication effects are two other important considerations depending on the numbers and which tests are up. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke effect people with diabetes?

How can  second hand smoke effect people with diabetes?

Second Hand Smoke: Second hand smoke is not healthy for anybody. Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease and so is smoking. It is best to stay away from second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more

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Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Can I use rubbing alcohol for poison ivy?

Not advised: It would be ill advised to use rubbing alcohol on poison ivy, as this can lead to significant pain and irritation. ...Read more

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Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

Could I use mouthwash as hand soap?

You could: With its antiseptic properties, mouthwash is good for cleaning hands. This isn't necessarily less expensive but if you run out of hand soap mouthwash can be used. ...Read more

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Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Not really: A general rule for pregnancy: lotions/creams/cleaners you use on your skin surface will not be absorbed in enough quantity to be detectable in the blood.They are thus considered safe during pregnancy and or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Can mixing alcohol and cigerettes cause numbness in the face?

Possibly: No known interraction, however both of these habits can increase blood pressure and lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more

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What is the cause for hand tremors?

What is the cause for hand tremors?

See below: 1. Essential tremors or parkinson's disease or diseases of cerebellum or certain drugs like asthma inhalers, depakote, and some others. ...Read more

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What are the ways to reduce hand tremors?

What are the ways to reduce hand tremors?

Hand Tremors: You need to see your doctor to first find the cause of the hand tremors, than he/she can tell you what treatment you need hand tremors can be due to many different conditions. ...Read more

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


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Hand Surgeon (Definition)

A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery and it is preferrable to see a ...Read more