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Probably: Hepatitis B is an effective vaccine and all children have been routinely vaccinated since 1991. For adults the usual recommendation is to vaccinate if there is any risk of exposure (healthcare workers, people with immunodeficiency, etc). More recently the vaccine is being offered to all adults. ...Read more
Should I use Plan B? I was on a 3 day course of bactrim and had sex and the condom broke. I am on ortho tri cyclen lo for 7 years. I am concerned that the Bactrim may have effected my BC pill. Should I take Plan B?
I have these little white headed tiny bumps on top of my skin where the hip bones are, they don't hurt or itch, it is almost as if my jeans rub to much there but I rarely wear jeans or tight clothes that would rub?
Keratosis pilaris: Small white bumps on the skin, especially of legs and arms can be due to Keratosis pilaris. Sometimes this is due to dry skin, or mild irritation. Use fragrance free skin care products, don't scrub too hard, and moisturize daily and see if that helps. If this is no help get seen by a doc to see exactly what is going on. See http://tinyurl. Com/oyxf7gn ...Read more
B-12 is one of the…: Vitamin b family, viz. Cobalamin, a water-soluble vitamin, used primarily to treat anemia due to b 12 deficiency. Other uses include treatment of cyanide poisoning, & hereditary deficiency of transcobalamin ii. High B12 levels may protect elderly against brain atrophy. High-dose B12 has been found to stimulate th1 suppressor t-cells which down-regulate over-production of allergy antibody ig-e. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginitis: Bv is mainly due to shift overgrowth of your own vaginal organism. Do not do vaginal douches. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic use. They can change your vaginal natural bacterial environment causing BV to grow. Exam and testing is important to rule out other infections. ...Read more
I believe u mean: 100/54. If so, it is fine as long as you are not symptomatic. What I mean by that is feeling dizzy/lightheaded when you change position from laying to sitting up or from sitting to standing. If you are symptomatic then you need to inform your doctor. There are a number of situations that could cause you to be symptomatic with a low blood pressure. ...Read more
See your doc: Usually starts with lifestyle interventions (diet, weight loss, and exercise) but often requires medications. You need to see a doctor right away if your BP runs high. If you don't, you will likely have all sorts of medical issues that will cut your life short or make it very unpleasant. Best to you. ...Read more
Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more
Antibodies: B cells are immune cells that develop in the Bone marrow and mature in the lymphoid organs. They make antibodies that protect our bodies from foreign invaders such as viruses. Most vaccines work by stimulating our body's B cells to make antibodies so that they can already be present to protect us when we are exposed to an actual viral infection. ...Read more
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Consistently high (the one u mentioned) has long term affects on brain heart and kidneys and othe organs. Check your blood pressure at least three different occasions and if consistently high above 140 /90 then it is called high blood pressure u need to be on two kinds of medications.
If appropriate u need to loose weight, cut salt intake, stress reduction, exercise needed. And also good sleep. ...Read more
Individualized: Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
BP Tips: Stop alcohol & excess salt. Lose weight. Gradually increase exercise. Plenty of water. Stop smoking. Increase fruit & vegetables. Stress reduce w meditation &/or yoga. Get BP cuff, record daily readings & review with doctor. Be willing to take medicine to protect your heart and kidneys. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more
Hepatitis B immunity: I assume your hepatitis b antibody test is negative...Meaning you are not immune. This common scenario is frustrating but sometimes the first go around with vaccination for hepatitis b does not take. It is difficult to get immune to hepatitis b. If you are not immune then it is time to take the vaccine series again. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more
You don't need it.
You get plenty of B12 from routine meals, and deficiency only happens when the intestinal tract stops absorbing it. If it does, then oral supplants won't absorb either - you would need injections or sublingual medication. ...Read more