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How Can I Calculate A Tmp On A Dialysis Treatment
Depends: The use of IV antibiotics for UTI implies a serious, hard to treat infection. Most UTI's can be treated by oral antibiotics. If IV antibiotics are needed, treatment may be from 7 to 21 days depending on the response to the medicine. Some serious urinary infections do not clear and infectious disease consultants need to help. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
How long can I expect a crown to last? I'll be going in for my first crown soon, and am wondering how long i can expect it to last for. Does it depend on what kind of crown is used, and on what tooth it is?
Dental : Dental restorations, in general, can last for ten to fifteen years. Many last for much longer, and some fail sooner. Factors that go into a restoration's longevity include how well it fits, your home care, your diet, parafunctional habits (clenching and grinding your teeth), and frequency of professional hygiene visits. A crown is a restoration of a severly broken down tooth that can no longer be restored with a filling. Well fitting crowns, whether porcelain fused to gold or all porcelain should last you a very long time if you take the time and effert to take care of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of steps: There are lots of steps that are summarized very nicely on this website: http://www.Transplantliving.Org/before-the-transplant/getting-on-the-list/. Basically, you have to have a thorough evaluation to make sure you are a suitable candidate. This involves visits with multiple doctors and often several procedures or tests. Often, if you have other health conditions, these are treated beforehand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best diet to go on and how many calories a day for a person weighing 500 pounds currently on a waiting list to see a obese clinic doctor
You need help: not ' the best diet ' managing some one 500 lbs , can not be done in this type of forum. You need one to one help to salve your personal issues ,metabolic and safe management of your health , by a team. Please seek for such help not just from one doctor from your local social service , to elected officers , if you are ready , help is available ...Read more
How is a biopsy done on a lump in your back, how painful, risks, would I have to be put to sleep like for surgery? How long for results?
See a dermatologist: First see a skin dr to determine if you truly need a biopsy or something else. Biopsies of skin lesions on the back are usually quick ; painless. Local Lidocaine anesthetic is very effective. No sedation is needed. Depending on how it is done, a microscopic diagnosis is made in an hour or 2 days later. Depending on what you have ; how it is done, you may, or may not have stitches. You will not nee. ...Read more
I have pcos is the medication given (metformin) a medication i will have to take for the rest of my life? Or how long is one on the meds?
No one knows: The long term safety of metformin for pcos has not been established, nor is it fda approved for pcos, and it is not a cure. However, as long as it works to control your symptoms and you are being followed by a pcp you should continue it. It helps control blood sugars, lowers testosterone production, slows the growth of abnormal hair, restores ovulation, and may help cholesterol levels and bmi. ...Read more
Ask and set goals: The best way to ensure this is to be open and selective upfront with the trainer and let them know that you are focused on a long term relationship. Ask to sit down with the trainer to set long term goals for your fitness, diet, weight, and psychology. Look them in the eye and ask if they will be with you long term. People don't like to break the trust of clients and doing this upfront will help. ...Read more
Cryosurgery 12/27/17 on nose.. Is this really the best treatment for AK? Wedding on Sat. Can I use a concealer on it -advice/ for to cover it up?
Yes, good treatment: Will heal in 10 to 14 days depending on how deep it was frozen. Poor planning to do it so close to wedding. Any concealer is fine. ...Read more
Rituxan response : Varies depending on type of NHL, extent of disease , number of previous treatments. In general the aggressive varieties tend to respond quickly if they are receptive to the Rituxan, while a slow growing NHL may respond lest robustly. Resistant NHL may not respond at all. A PET or CT compared to the baseline scan can help you find out. If you have not yet had a scan, you can do one now or after 8 ...Read more
Yeast infection can: last forever w/out treatment. Symptoms can include white spots in throat, urethra and penis itch or pain, and itching anus. Please see your doc for a simple blood test. Treatment can be Western meds such as Nystatan and elimination of sugar indiet and good probiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On an inhaler and amoxicillin 500mg to treat a chest infection. How long will it take for the the treatment to work?
How long do you typically have to leave a lotion cream on your face for full absorption. I know it depends on ingredients but what's a good average?
Well ...: Unfortunately, there isn't a hard and fast rule of thumb on this ... Quite a few chemicals cannot actually penetrate the skin at all, while others can only penetrate the epidermis and don't actually make it any further. Also, depends on the "vehicle" that is used as a base in order to facilitate entry. Wish there was a better answer ... Hope that helps! ...Read more
What to do if I got a bikini wax for the first time, but I was wondering how painful it is on a scale of 1 to 10. will I get a rash?
I was diagnosed w/ epidermioid cyst on my cerebellopontine angle. How dangerous? how to find best doctor for surgery?Can I wait long before surgery?
Need neurosurgeon: Because it grows slowly and contains mature tissue, a dermoid cyst is almost always benign. The rare malignant dermoid cyst usually develops squamous cell carcinoma in adults; in infants and children it usually develops an endodermal sinus tumor. Find a neurosurgeon to remove the tumor, but the doctor that diagnosed this ought to be able to help you. Please contact HealthTap if you need referrals ...Read more
Hi I was wondering how long does it take for a hair follicle test to go to 0? From like a level of 4000-7000?
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I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?
Depends: If the fungal infection is tinea - like ringworm and it has been there for a month then the best treatment would likely be topical terbinafine AND oral terbinafine for at least 14 days. If it is in the scalp then treatment takes longer. If it is more of a yeast infection - like jock itch - then fluconazole might be more effective. That would be treated for 2 - 10 days depending on severity. ...Read more
If a patient came to you with a m. Hominis infection, which antibiotic would you put her on and for how long?
M. hominis : I would first try to determine if its a colonization & if the symptoms are caused by another process or a more common bacteria. For adults with genitourinary tract infections tetrcyclines (eg doxycycline) is preferred. Fluoroquinolones & Clindamycin are alternatives. Treatment duration depends on multiple factors such as site of infection. For eg, bone infection may require weeks of IV antibiotics. ...Read more
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