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A couple days: Aciphex/rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor: these drugs bind to an enzyme (proton pump) located on stomach parietal cells and block the production of hydrogen ions. So then the hydrogen ions can't combine with chloride ions to form gastric/stomach acid. This blockage/inhibition lasts about 48 hours after which new proton pumps are synthesized and resting proton pumps are reactivated. Stay well ...Read more
Immediately: You can get pregnant that next cycle. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long after coming into contact with somene who has group b strep can you start developing symptoms?
Confusing question: Group b strep is a common cause of newborn blood poisoning & pneumonia syndrome but rarely trouble to anyone else. The germ can travel in the fluids at birth into babies nose & lungs & cause immediate or delayed (up to 6-'s 8 wks) symptoms. It occasionally causes uti's in females & is occasionally found in stool cultures. I have never seen or treated a gbs problem in any kid over 2 months old. ...Read more
How long after coming of roaccutane can I get pregnant? Does it affect fertility after coming off?
1 month: Accutane is usually cleared 5-10 days after the last dose. Waiting one month is to give you a safety margin. As you know, becoming pregnant while taking Accutane greatly increases the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Prior use of Accutane should not affect your fertility. ...Read more
How long after coming off hep c treatment and remaining virus undetectable before I can try to have a baby?
Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days.
The only way to avoid std is by abstinence.
Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom.
May need to repeat testing in 6 weeks, 3 months, or 6 months depends on what you have, assuming no more exposure. ...Read more
How coming every time I have a conversation with someone, I will develop mucus in my nose and throat & have to blow it out.
How would you recommend coming off topamax (topiramate) I'm currently on 75mg am and 50mg pm. What dosage should I drop to and how often. I'm on for migraines?
My 2yr old how a foul odor coming from her nose that smells like rotting flesh what could be the cause of this?
Something's in there: If the smell is that bad, the usual cause is that the child stuck something up her nose (could be a piece of food). Sometimes it's a toy up the nose, such as a bead or a button. A pediatrician, an ear-nose-throat doctor, or an ER doctor can look up the nose to see what's up there. It could also be sinusitis without anything stuck up there, but the odor should not be so bad with just sinusitis. ...Read more
Ever hear of someone having a silent anxiety attack. How can u treat them. I struggle w them as soon as my face is red hot that's how I know its coming?
Silent Panic Attack?: Nope, I've never heard that term. Here are the diagnostic criteria for panic attack. Sweating, trembling, heart palpitations, fear of dying or going crazy, feeling of choking, chills or hot flashes, shortness of breath, nausea or abdominal distress, derealization or depersonalization. If a person has 4 or more of those symptoms in a very short period of time, silent or not, it's a panic attack. ...Read more
What to do if I got at least 8 moles (not the ones with a big bump) on my face. How come they keep coming?
I take a hair focile test for DFS. It keeps coming back positive for meth. I tried meth twice 2 years ago. How do I keep coming up positive?
This is one: Of the issues with hair testing that makes it difficult to interpret accurately. If your hair is long it would be contained towards the ends of the strands and would continue to be positive indefinitely unless you had a significantly shorter haircut. ...Read more
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read more
No good answer: If you are asking for a way to beat a drug test, there is no good answer. Insurance companies are interested in evidence of tobacco use or other risky lifestyles, such as illegal drug use. If you don't smoke or use recreational drugs you have little to worry about from a drug screen. If you do, than expect a higher rate or rejection of coverage. ...Read more
Runs its course: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Read Wikipedia: Wikipedia has a good discussion of cellulite. Being female is risk factor and having high stress and developing fibrosis in the fatty tissue. Get 8 hours of sleep, eat 6 healthy meals a day with 6 servings of vegetables, and 1 apple divided into 3 of these meals, breethe and relax and move through the day. Enjoy your life. ...Read more
Predisposing factors: Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, usually staph. Drainage from one boil can infect nearby hair follicles, especially in the presence of predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. Get checked out to rule out predisposing factors. ...Read more
I have had 3 hernia surgeries and now a nother one is back. How to prevent them from coming back?
Hi sir/ madam, my age now 29 not married. But last 5 month my head too much of white hair coming. How I stopped this white hair. Any tips?
White hairs: The tendency to timing and distribution of white hairs is inherited. As part of your unique self, I would try to be comfortable with your hair color. Alternatively some men and women color or henna their hair to try to disguise the white hairs. Best wishes ...Read more
My ringworm always coming back at the same place months after being cured. Now again my ringworm cured. How to prevent it from coming. Back?
Fungal spores, which cause the ringworm infection, do not wash out in the laundry and are not killed by the heat of the drier. They live for 30 days. If you don't treat your fungus infection for at least 30 days (despite it clearing up in only a few days with treatment), you're bound to re-infection.
We have found there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi, so some ppl just keep getting it. ...Read more
Not that simple: You can discuss with your physician about the cause of your tonsillits. Often it is due to strept and if you are a strept carrier your physicians can help you control that. Unless there is more to know I see no problem with your immune system ...Read more
Wait: 36 weeks is still early. It would be nice for the baby's development to wait for delivery if possible. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating a healthy diet. It sounds like your body is getting ready for labor. Be patient and let nature take it's normal course. Good luck! ...Read more
Sperm always comes out immediately after having sex. Tried in all positions and used pillow as well. How to stop it from coming outside?
Sperm: While you may see the semen come out, there will still be sperm left behind, don't worry. They will remain on the mucus membranes of the vaginal canal and make their way up through the cervix. If you're having difficulty conceiving (it's taking more than a year), please see your doc and have a sperm analysis done for your partner. ...Read more