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Benign: Simple cysts are normal findings. No medication for it. ...Read more
Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?
Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more
Could i lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.
It depends: If suspected a clot, we need to do an ultrasound of the area. But, I am not sure what you meant by taking medications. If you are taking blood thinners and the levels are not within the required range then you still have a chance to develop a clot. If you are planning a trip, please walk or get up at least every 2 hours, that will help you to prevent a blood clot. I hope this helps. ...Read more
ADHD MEDS: How do you know you have ADD? Many adults I see, think they have ADD, but they actually have other conditions. I recommend seeing a Board Certified Psychiatrist for a Comprehensive Evaluation. The Stimulant medications, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are powerful medications and are very closely related to Crystal Meth. They can be addictive with lots of side-effects. I usually try alternatives. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
There are several: If you are asking us to provide them you are out of luck. This is a public information site where we help explain medical problems if you provide background information and a clear question. The state medical board expects physicians to have an established relationship with patients, a history & physical along with current vital signs before prescribing such meds. Go see your doc. ...Read more
ACNE PLZ: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. No lasers. ...Read more
Alcohol: can interfere with the metabolism of any/all medications that are metabolized through the liver. ...Read more
Evaluation first: There is no one "best" anxiety medication, but there are several options which might be effective when needed. Psychotherapy may be even more effective than medication. An evaluation with your physician is a place to start. S/he may also want a psychiatrist to participate in your care. ...Read more
Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more
Here are some...: Clinically, you have been in the usually slow process of developing ED as men age but at widely variable pace. Before embarking its care with drugs, learn more about how male sexuality goes and works by perusing articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html & those in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc for care ...Read more
Probably not, no. : ALT of 47.9 is so close to the ULN, that there doesn't seem to be reason to get alarmed. Medication ASAP is unlikely to be indicated. The best thing to do is contact the doc who ordered the test and ask why it was ordered? Were you having any sxs? Any other abnormal labs/tests/findings? Next steps may include repeating the test, picture tests of the abdomen/liver, or stopping a current med. :) ...Read more
I am I my 20s but I am diagnosed with osteopenia ,do I need medications? What is the risk and benefits?
Endocrine eval: knowing that you have less calcium in examined bones may reflect everything from disuse to a systemic disease. Work up includes blood tests and supplements with calcium with vitamin D. Left untreated, this will lead to fractures n affected bones, so do get evaluated for parathyroid, diet choices, vit D, calcium, activity review. Endocrinologists specialize in this, but discuss w your primary doc ...Read more
If I had medication induced Erythromelalgia, would coming off that medication reverse the
If i got toxoplasmosis today and i started medication a month later, could my baby be born ok? (3rd trimestre)
How can I stop my problem of snoring please advise home remedies i tried medication to finish it bt didn't help?
See below: Snoring may be part of a larger disorder. It might help by maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Nasal strips ; sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. If a deviated nasal septum is present, fixing it can help. See a sleep dr. To evaluate you. ...Read more
I have ulceritive colitis which has flared up. I have an 4cm section that is affected. Will that repair itself when i use medication?
What to do if I have medication that I do not need anymore instead, instead of throwing the whole thing out, can I put it down the drain?
Please don't: because those drugs can find their way into our waterways. Many pharmacies publish dates that they accept unused medications. Our fire and rescue sponsors these events as well. ...Read more
My b.P reads 90/150. Should i start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?
Change your ways now: If your blood pressure is 150/90 and you have a family history of high blood pressure, you would be smart to control any risk factors which contribute to high blood pressure. For example: get exercise, reduce weight if you are overweight or obese, and minimize your intake of salt. If you are a smoker, that habit's just got to go! all of these measures will help tremendously in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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