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How Do I Know If Penicillin Is Working
You get better: If it's working your symptoms of infection should improve and eventually resolve. You don't state what infection is being treated. ...Read more
Thyroid Rx working?: 1) your symptoms should improve. 2) your labs should improve and hopefully, be boosted to optimal levels as a function of the thyroid medication regimen you are on. ...Read more
Take med as directed: If you received an injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (the treatment of choice for Gonorrhea), made sure your partner was treated as well, do not resume sex with partner until at least 7 days after both of you have been treated, and use condoms consistently with sex, you can assume medication worked. Return for retest in 3 months to r/o reinfection. If ur symptoms persist >2wks, return to ur dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Hard to Answer: This is really a difficult question that unfortunately has no single answer that will fit every medication and every medical condition. For medications to work, they need to get to the site in the body where the problem is. Because each medication has it's own unique properties, there is no single time period for every drug. In addition the condition being treated will affect the time frame. ...Read more
Adult ADD: First, in our over stimulated lives, most of us at times feel we cannot get it all done, and are overwhelmed. I often see this question as a cry for help. True attention deficit diagnoses should be made by a competent mental health provider. The diagnosis usually includes a childhood history of these symptom and/ or treatment for such. Get tested and get some help if it is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...Read more
Ringworm: Symptoms of ringworm include: itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze. The patches tend to have sharply-defined edges. Red patches are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center. This may look like a ring. If ringworm affects your hair, you will have bald patches. If ringworm affects your nails, they will become discolored, thick, and even crumble. ...Read more
No easy answer: It depends on your medical conditions and response to the medications you are taking. I would suggest discussing this with your doctor. If you are having bothersome side effects - that may indicate a need to evaluate your current medications. ...Read more
Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone levels, to include estrogen, to make sure your hormones are going the right direction. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: It helps to go in for check-ups. Cultures can be done along with antigen testing and staining. Also other signs like swollen lymph nodes and epididymitis, proctitis, and mucopurulent cervicitis subside. Taking the full course of antibiotics is an absolute necessity, and treatment of your parther(s) ensures a successful outcome. Best of luck. ...Read more
Available therapist: It's unclear from your question whether you intend to ask whether your therapist will be there for you emotionally or physically. If it's the latter, check with him/her about office hrs, emergencies, on call policies. Also discuss whatever concerns you might have about him/her not being there for you. This might be a needed component of your therapy re: possible reject and/or abandonment issues. ...Read more
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