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How safe are condoms alone?

How safe are condoms alone?

Safe for what ?: As a solo form of birth control they work well if used correctly. They are not a guarantee against pregnancy or the transfer of STD's. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the material used. ?????? your question is not specific, so the answer must be as well. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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How safe are ehrs?

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Depends: The goal of ehrs is to ideally prevent errors and duplication of tests and procedures. However, it has often resulted in inaccurate excessive documentation, transcription errors, and lost productivity (which varies - some providers are more productive). I think we have a ways to go to realize the benefits of ehrs, but I do not believe they are inherently harmful. ...Read more

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What vaccines are safe for pregnant?

What vaccines are safe for pregnant?

Most: Almost every vaccination that does not have a live virus is safe in pregnancy. In fact some vaccines are specifically recommended during pregnancy; these include the flu vaccine and the tetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis (tdap) vaccine. Rubella (geman measles, ) measles, mumps, and varicella (chicken pox) should not be given in pregnancy, but may be given after delivery. ...Read more

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How safe are antidepressents and what are safe alternatives?

How safe are antidepressents and what are safe alternatives?

Yes: Antidepressants are quite safe and have helped millions of people. Talk to your doctor about risks and benefits. For mild cases of depression, st. Johns wort can be an alternative. Counseling is an important part of treatment for depression. Good luck. ...Read more

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How safe are vaccinations for babies?

How safe are vaccinations for babies?

Very safe: vaccinations that are recommended for babies are safe and protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases. Talk with your pediatrician about what vaccines are given during your child's first years of life. you can also read about vaccines through the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more

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How safe are anti-hypertensives?

How safe are anti-hypertensives?

Antihypertensives: They help you live longer and better that if you don't control your BP. And you spend less of your life suffering from a stroke, heart failure, AAA, going blind, or going on dialysis than if you don't take them. Discuss with your Dr. I recommend going to uptodate.com and review the evidence there. ...Read more

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Are there any antidepressants that are safe to take during conception/pregnancy? Thanks!

Are there any antidepressants that are safe to take during conception/pregnancy? Thanks!

Fairly safe: The general rule is to avoid all drugs when pregnant. But depression is a risk in pregnancy too, so these risks must be weighed. If a woman can function without antidepressants during pregnancy, she should. But if she is clinically depressed, most psychiatrists feel that medicating (usually with an ssri) is safer for both mother and baby than leaving the depression untreated. ...Read more

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What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

Very limited: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, erythromycin. Oral erythromycin. Acne tends to be worse the first 20 weeks, often less severe the last 20. May be worse after delivery. Sun will help but avoid burning. ...Read more

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What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

All: Presuming that you are not having trauma to your abdomen, massage is reasonable throughout pregnancy, though in the third trimester, your abdomen will limit face-down positioning. ...Read more

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Are there any meds for depression/bipolar that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Are there any meds for depression/bipolar that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Uncertain: There are some meds that are known to be potentially unsafe to the fetus. However, there are quite a few meds for which the risk is unknown. As a result, decisions about using meds for mood disorders is handled on a case by case basis, with a thorough discussion of what is known about a particular compared to what might be the risk of not using meds. ...Read more

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How dangerous are heart transplants? How successful are they? Any risks?

How dangerous are heart transplants? How successful are they? Any risks?

Need a good reason: Major surgery with serious risks. Organs are in limited supply & you're trading 1 disease for another since post-tx care requires lots of meds & close follow-up to watch for organ rejection, infection or other problems. So we don't do it without a very good reason. Stats are improving--10 yr survival now ~50% & typically provides huge quality of life improvement. Good option if no other options. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Already answered: lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are considered safe in pregnancy but i always recommend seeing your OB to make sure you actually need it. ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read more

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How safe are pills? Please be honest.

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How safe are pills? Please be honest.

Pills: Depends on whatkind of pills, what they are prescribed for, and whether you have allergies or can swallow the pill. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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What exotic aphrodesiacs are safe to take?

What exotic aphrodesiacs are safe to take?

None!: Their are no known substances that reliably, safely, and effectively have been shown to have this effect. Focus on communication with your partner and on the relationship. Some substances and meds occasionally have been reported to have this effect, but nothing that significantly and robustly effective. ...Read more

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Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Are there any sleeping pills that are safe to take during pregnancy?

Avoid pills: Melatonin considered to be safe , but this is natural substance, not a "pill". Daily walks , relaxation exercises, make sure your bed is comfortable... There are special big pillows designed for pregnant- you may look up on-line, which " hugs" you body. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet , and dark enough. Avoid browsing the channels , ideally no tv in the bedroom. Stretching exercises.... ...Read more