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I have gout. How long do I have to wait from last flare to start alopurinol?

I have gout.  How long do I have to wait from last flare to start alopurinol?

Don't need to wait: As long as you take something such as cochicine to prevent gout attacks along with it, you can start Allopurinol right away. Note that there are different kinds of gout: overproducers and underexcreters. They may be treated differently, a good doctor can help determine which kind you have based on a 24-hour urine test. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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I have to take some antibiotics and I was drinking last night , so how long do I need to wait to take them ?

I have to take some antibiotics and I was drinking last night , so how long do I need to wait to take them ?

No wait at all: You don't need to wait at all. Contrary to popular beliefs, almost no antibiotics interact with alcohol. Heavy alcohol impairs the immune system's ability to fight infection, but alcohol in moderation makes no difference. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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How many days can I go without my allergy injections before I have to start over?

How many days can I go without my allergy injections before I have to start over?

Variable: Depending where you are in your allergy injection schedule and how long it has been since your last shot will all factor into when you may need to restart your shots. If you are on maintenance therapy receiving your shots every 2-4 weeks and you missed one or two shot you will not have to start over. If it has been months or years since your last shot then you will probably have to start over. ...Read more

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How long should I expect pain from shingles to last after finishing antivirals? I believe my rash was mild. How long should I wait to see my Dr?

How long should I expect pain from shingles to last after finishing antivirals? I believe my rash was mild. How long should I wait to see my Dr?

2-3 weeks: Shingles pain last a few weeks after the antiviral treatment. If it continues beyond a month, your doctor may think about an associated complication called Postherpatic neuralgia or PHN, for which other medication may need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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How soon can I go back to work after contracting chickenpox? I received anti-viral medication for my chickenpox three days ago. How long do I have to wait to go back to work and not be infectious? .

How soon can I go back to work after contracting chickenpox? I received anti-viral medication for my chickenpox three days ago. How long do I have to wait to go back to work and not be infectious?

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Depends: The contagious period is likely lessened by antivirals but we have no clear guidelines for their benefits. The contagious period of chickenpox is considered from 1-2 days before the spots appear until the last one has crusted over, or 7 days from the first spot, whichever is later. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to smoke again after getting over acute bronchitis?

How long do I have to wait to smoke again after getting over acute bronchitis?

Forever!!: Once you have a bout of acute bronchitis, you can never smoke again. Well, you shouldn't really smoke ever again. Nobody should. Very bad and damaging habit, as I'm sure you already know. Why don't you take this opportunity to make a quit attempt. Might be a great chance to quit for good. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking my thyroid medicine can I eat something.?

How long do I have to wait after taking my thyroid medicine can I eat something.?

It's best to be: Taken on an empty stomach, to insure consistent absorption. However, if you take it under the same conditions each day, and then check the levels, you can adjust the dose if necessary until it's appropriate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement for consistency. Don't take within two hours of calcium, iron or vitamins. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have a beer after taking vicodin?

How long do I have to wait to have a beer after taking vicodin?

Drinking: Whenever you take an opioid you should never drink alcohol. If its just one tablet - then i would suggest you wait at least 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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I have to take sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine)for 4 month.How long I have to wait after i stop to take the medicine if i want to drink a lot of alcol?

I have to take sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine)for 4 month.How long I have to wait after i stop to take the medicine if i want to drink a lot of alcol?

Wrong question!!!: Binge drinking or "drinking a lot of alcohol" is not suggested. Studies have shown that even one episode of binge drinking in the younger individual can cause long-term neurophysiological changes. ...Read more

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How long do urinary tract infections last and how can I be sure I have one befor I go to the doctor?

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How long do urinary tract infections last and how can I be sure I have one befor I go to the doctor?

It varies: Usually with urine infections there is a sensation of burning or pain with urination or increase in frequency of urination. Some may have fever, vomiting or belly pain. Sometimes urine infections do not present with any symptoms. Urine infections can last for varied amount of time and it is based on age, health of the body's defense system, other medical conditions the person may have. ...Read more

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I have been on the pill for about 10 years . How long do I have to wait to fall pregnant?

I have been on the pill for about 10 years . How long do I have to wait to fall pregnant?

That depends: If you are already having regular menses and have been off the pill for 3 months, likely at your age if you are otherwise healthy you can become pregnant now. If you are actively attempting conception you will want to time intercourse to maximize your chance of conception. This also depends on your partner's age and fertility. If you do not wish pregnancy you need another method of birth control. ...Read more

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I have started using ginger as a tea, but I would like to know how long will I have to continue to see my period after I missed like 3 months now!

I have started using ginger as a tea, but I would like to know how long will I have to continue to see my period after I missed like 3 months now!

See Gynecologist 1st: Ginger Root has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to induce menstruation that is delayed. It has also been used in treatment of excessively heavy periods. Recommend that you see a gynecologist 1st. Consult with an alternative medicine physician if considering use of high dose ginger to induce period. I always advise patients to also discuss use of herbals wi their primary medical provider ...Read more

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I have uc since beibg laid off I have not been able to seek treatment. What can I do to ease my flare ups until I can get some insurance I am unemplo?

I have uc since beibg laid off I have not been able to seek treatment.  What can I do to ease my flare ups until I can get some insurance I am unemplo?

You should: Contact your county hospital that provides indigent care if you qualify. Also if you know what meds were used to successfully treat the uc, you can contact the pharmaceutical company as most offer free meds for up to a year with a valid prescription and proof of need. Better to find a way to get your meds rather than remain untreated and risk serious complication and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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No I didn't take any medication as I went to the dr to late blisters have gone I only have scabs can I go to work or will someone still catch chicken ?

No I didn't take any medication as I went to the dr to late blisters have gone I only have scabs can I go to work or will someone still catch chicken ?

Varicella : It sounds as if you are describing a recent infection with varicella, commonly known as chickenpox. The general recommendation for return to work or school is that one should wait until all blistered are scanned and dry (at which time they are no longer considered contagious). ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

6 weeks: In general, we want you to wait for 6 weeks until having sex. The cervix is still open and bacteria can get into the uterus where it can cause infection. At your 6 week check up after delivery, your doctor will examine you and determine if you should wait longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Moder
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Allopurinol (Definition)

Allopurinol is a medicine used ...Read more