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How To Use Diapers For Nocturia
What is the best time of day to take daily use Cialis (5mg) for treating BPH and eliminating frequent overnight urination?
Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diapers: No not really. Diapers are usually worn for a reason. ...Read more
Xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy: It is local anesthetic spray to desensitize the skin , will give numbness on area of application, if you think you need it and helps you , it is your call. In few will have all allergic side effects of xylocaine (lidocaine) , including anaphylactic shock and death. I do not think approved by fda for the purpose you are looking for. ...Read more
Doc wants me to drink Gavilyte-G (4oz) everyday for constipation. The instructions say to discard after 48 hours. How long can I store each dose?
48 hours but: ...you can divide up the powder into smaller quantities and add only the amount of water needed to hydrate the quantity desired to be consumed each day or so. ...Read more
Is prune juice safe for everyone to use for constipation? How much should I drink to help with constipation?
Ointment/antibiotic gel brand(used at night) for blepharitis(pls safety brand) ? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly ?
Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving your eyes should be supervised by a doctor anyway.) as for "treatment/medicine for daytime", what are you treating? If you mean the same blepharitis, the same answer applies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TLC & MoIsturizer: Lots of lotion, cream or ointment without color or scent. Wash with water only, no (gentle) soap unless you see stubborn dirt, paint or poop. After bath time, pat dry and use olive oil to seal in the moisture. Use mild steroid cream like otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream or talk with your doc about something stronger. Figure out triggers like food, scented body products, detergent, fabric softener. ...Read more
How to cure bladder infection if patient goes to toilet at least every hour and his urine smells acidity. Antibiotics oxybutinin do not help.?
Work with urologists: Urinary frequency, especially in older patients, can have many causes: infectious, neurologic, or urodynamic. This often requires careful evaluation and treatment. If it is related to infection, optimal treatment of a UTI includes identification of the bacteria, determining which antibiotics it is susceptible to, and undergoing a full course of treatment. But other causes must be addressed. ...Read more
Is it ok for an 18 year old to use a 23.5mg androderm (testosterone) patch short-termly for muscle gain and erectile dysfunction? How long do they take to work?
No/never. Depends.: Bunch of issues. Androderm is approved for testosterone replacement therapy. It is currently only available as 2mg & 4mg patch (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/androderm-patch.html & http://www.myandroderm.com/androderm_patches.aspx). It has previously been available in 2.5mg, 5mg & 7.5mg patches but no more so I'm not sure why you're asking about 23.5mg. Not approved for muscle gain or ED. Maybe 1 month ...Read more
Breastfeed on demand: If you are breastfeeding your newborn, he will want to eat very often, every 1-2hrs, until your milk comes in. After that, he will be be able to wait 2-4h. A formula fed child will eat every 2-4hrs. The amount a baby takes increases with age, from about 1 oz (30 ml) per feed at birth to about 3-4 oz per feed at 4 weeks. You should be checking your baby pees with each diaper and poops 4-7 times/day. ...Read more
What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.
What is safe besides suppositories to treat constipation? How to make going easier?prune juice safe at this age?
Constipation.: I can't tell your age from your profile, but prune juice is generally safe. A good first start would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, and perhaps adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. When you do this, you need to increase the amount of liquid in your diet also.if this does not help after several weeks, then you should see your doctor for further plans. Good luck. ...Read more
Nocturia: Normally you do not need to urinate at night but it all depends on the amount of fluid you drink in the evening before you go to bed. ...Read more
Symptom: Cough is a symptom, not an illness. In order to make the symptom better, you need to address the illness. If the cough is being caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics will make it better. If it's being caused by virus, the body's immune system will cure it. If it's asthma, medicines can improve it greatly but it can't be cured. In short, the cure depends on the cause. ...Read more
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