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How long does it take for treatment with tens units to start working?

How long does it take for treatment with tens units to start working?

TENS Time: Tens, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy used to "exhaust" nerves and deplete them of neurotransmitter to limit the transduction of nervous impulses, or pain. Depending on the location of the problem on the body, the electrode size, the impedence or resistance of the skin and deeper fatty tissues and voltage of the unit, the amount of relief can vary; adjust with caution. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


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How long does treatment for trichomoniasis take to start working?

How long does treatment for trichomoniasis take to start working?

Here are some...: If effective as most of cases, it should exert its killing trichomonas in 24 hours, but the trich-related symptoms may take 3-7 days, varying among individuals to reflect the degree of local inflammation and systemic general health for healing. More> Ask doctor timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Treatment for BV doesn't seem to be working. .flagyl 2x a day 7 days?? What does that mean?? Should the treatment be longer to take affect??

Treatment for BV doesn't seem to be working. .flagyl 2x a day 7 days?? What does that mean?? Should the treatment be longer to take affect??

Bacterial vaginosis: BV treatment is metronidazole 500 mg 2 x/day x 7 days and that is usually effective if symptoms have not improved you should be re evaluated to r/o any other possible etiology such as a yeast infection ...Read more

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Can I wean off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, and take Zoloft 25mg at the same time, so there is no lapse in treatment? And how long until Zoloft starts working?

Can I wean off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, and take Zoloft 25mg at the same time, so there is no lapse in treatment? And how long until Zoloft starts working?

Yes, if doc agrees: always discuss your plan of care with ur doc. it's most common 4 docs 2 recommend that patients reduce the dose of one med while they transition on to a new one, for the reason u mentioned -- no lapse. docs call this a "cross taper". Unclear how long it will take for zoloft (sertraline) to work. some pts feel btr in just a few days, while others may need up to 8 wks on the right dose. ring ur doc to discuss :) ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for thrush treatments to start working?

How long is it supposed to it take for thrush treatments to start working?

Few days: If taking the pill for oral thrush, inprovement is usually seen in a few days and most likely by a week. Same goes if taking the pill for a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have bad allerigies sometimes. Cetirizine stopped working so i take zyrtec (cetirizine) d. I heard u cnt take decongestants too long. Wat are longterm treatments?

I have bad allerigies sometimes. Cetirizine stopped working so i take zyrtec (cetirizine) d. I heard u cnt take decongestants too long. Wat are longterm treatments?

Allergies: Your best option for long term of your allergies is allergen desensitization, a board certified allergist can help you identify your triggers and desensitize you and decrease your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for treatment to cure bells palsy?

How long does it take for treatment to cure bells palsy?

Most cases resolve: Spontaneously, whether given meds or not. Some controversy regarding use of antivirals, but steroids do add some value. Most cases fully resolve within about 4 weeks, and the usual recovery figure is about 92%, so things usually work out very well. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is a coffin spring expander in orthodontics. How long does it take for treatment?

I'm wondering what is a coffin spring expander in orthodontics. How long does it take for treatment?

Removable: A removable appliance with an expansion spring designed to widen upper posterior teeth. It works by tipping teeth outward, which in turn can create problems in the way back teeth meet. It is not very effective at widening the upper jaw itself. Talk to your orthodontic specialist about pros and cons. ...Read more

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