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How Should I Take Care Of Blisters After Radiation Therapy
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Check with your radiation doctor first. I usually give prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) since its inexpensive. However there are other preparations. Clean the skin gently with dove or dial soap and water using only your hand. Do not scrub with anything even a wash cloth. Then apply the silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) twice a day and no other tape or gauze. When washing each day you do not have get all the silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Giardia is Oral: Only if they have ingested orally anything with the parasite in it. It is not contagious otherwise. ...Read more
Detailed exam: If possible, you need to have a detailed examination performed by your dentist and have any problem areas addressed, especially if your cancer treatment involves the jaws and adjacent structures that are to undergo radiation treatment. Your dentist needs to work with your oncologist and vice versa to maintain your oral health and minimize any ill effects to your mouth from your therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do exposure therapy every day for my social anxiety rough fully how long we it take to see the benifits?
Wash, dry & check it: After you remove the cervical cap, wash it with mild soap and warm water. Allow it to air dry. Be sure to examine the cervical cap regularly to look for small holes or weak spots by holding it up to the light. You can also fill the cup of the cervical cap with water and look for leaks. If you take good care of your cervical cap it may last about two years. The cervical cap is made of silicone. ...Read more
If it happens, how soon after the start of chemo and radiation can a doctor stop treatments for palliative leading to hospice care?
Hospice: This may occur at any time, depending upon the likelihood that the patient is going to benefit substantially from the chemo/rads. If the patient decides that they have had enough treatment then referral to hospice is quite appropriate. Too often patients have hopes that are not in accordance with the likelihood of response. They need to discuss this with the oncologist. ...Read more
How long after a radiation exposure do victims start experiencing symptoms of radiation poisoning and begin to die?
Depends: "radiation" is not just one thing or one entity. There are different types of radiation with different routes of exposure, and health effects depend on several things such as the type of radiation, the strength of the radiation, the route of exposure, the proximity to the radiation source, the health status of the person exposed, etc. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/acute_radiation_syndrome. ...Read more
After being diagnosed with syphilis and given your first treatment how long does it take for the shot to work. am I gonna go through the secondary stg?
Not if treated: You ought to follow up with your doctor to ensure that treatment was successful. It may require serial tests. If the treatment is successful, you will not go through secondary or tertiary stage. ...Read more
I want to know for how long should I take hormone therapy for prostate cancer after taking radio therapy?
Discuss w urologist: No advice can be given without knowing stage & grade (requires result of prostate biopsy) of your prostate cancer. Was there any consideration of surgery before radiation?. What kind of hormone therapy are you receiving, estrogenic or anti-androgen?. Has there been consideration of castration surgery. Best advice is from a uro-oncologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Bansal- i just completed 8 weeks of radiation therapy for an early stage of prostate cancer. It's safe to take turminc to prevent recurrances?
See below: I couldn't find turminc but if it's the same as turmeric, then this should help answer your question. Turmeric has shown in some early studies to be effective in preventing and treating some cancers, including prostate. However, the results are preliminary and no clear recommendations can be made as to timing and dosage. Consumption of small quantities in cooking shouldn't hurt though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the oral rehabilitation process take? My father has never taken good care of his teeth, and i would like to help him pay for oral rehabilitation. About how long can we expect the entire process to take?
What type of doctor should I go to? I'm on alendronate and have a few fractures in spine. How long does it take for this prescription to work?
Internist/Rheumatolo: An internist or rheumatologist can answer your questions and review other options with you. There are alternate medications you can take less often and you need supplements, like calcium and vitamin d. The rx you're on begins working, to some extent, immediately, but you need a full court press on your osteoporosis because of your history of fractures. ...Read more
On suppressive aciclovir 2x400mg daily therapy for cold sores for about 1 year now. Can I continue or do I need to have a break off the treatment? I have not had any outbreaks during the treatment.
It depends: Depents on the size of the breast. Whether or not an axillary node surgery such as sentinel node biopsy and/or axillary node dissection is being done and also the type of reconstruction. Usually muscle flaps take longer than implants. So based on the circumstances it may take somewhere from 3 to 5 or 6 hours. But please realize that the time of surgery is very unpredictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assistance: When I have patients who live alone and are preparing to have spinal fusion surgery, it is wise to consider the aftercare situation. If there is a poor support system available to be able to go home, options such as in-patient rehab or nursing may need to be arranged (preferably before the surgery). Depending upon the surgery, home care assistance may suffice. ...Read more
How long after surgery to start physical therapy? My brother says they’re going to start me on physical therapy while i’m still in the hospital. Isn’t that too soon? Shouldn’t i heal from the surgery first?
Depends on surgery: In orthopaedics, physical therapy is often started immediately after surgery. The timing of pt is determined by the type of surgery performed. Ask your surgeon specifics- the more you know about what you will be doing, the better you will do after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be simply popped and apply triple antibiotic ointment to the area with bandaid. Leave the roof because it will fall off on its own, no need to peel it. If you have a blood blister, see you physician because it may be a bigger injury inside. ...Read more
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