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Iniencephaly Sp Moyle
What's the hippocratic (sp?) oath, and is it enforced or reviewed somehow, and if so, by whom? Or is it "honor system" in terms of enforcement?
Old greek oath: Oath of hippocrates for his students - it is enforced in each doctors heart. ...Read more
This depends: This depends on where the telangectasias are. On the skin or eye lid they are associated with redness and inflammation, and can be seen with blepharitis and rosacea. Retinal telangectasias, on the other hand, are not necessarily associated with inflammation but can cause vision loss. Depending on the location and the cause the treatments vary. ...Read more
Possibly, yes!: False + urine drug tests for phencyclidine (PCP) or amphetamine are reported if you take Effexor (venlafaxine). It's due to lack of specificity in the test. It can persist several days after last dose. Confirmation via special tests can be done. Take your Rx w/ you! See: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm201064.htm ...Read more
Hard to say: You offer a question with no supportive symptoms or reasons, as such, no answer is realistic. Questions are not linked on the site, so if you want an answer you need to start over. Give a summary of the issues under concern and submit it to the open site. ...Read more
I have sharp pains in my left abdamon (sp) in hurts when I press on it or something touches it also if I turn or bend over! What could this be?
Since my early teen years I've dealt with olsgood schlatters (sp?), but several months ago the pain and swelling suddenly stopped. Can I be active?
Glycemic index: Glycemic index (GI) is a way to compare one food to another in terms of its ability to raise your blood sugars. It is based upon a specific amount of food eaten in isolation and thus can be affected when the same food is consumed as part of a meal. In general, it's thought that low GI foods are better especially for diabetics (and in preventing diabetes). Check out http://www. Glycemicindex. Com. ...Read more
Question: Your question is not clear, for a meaningful response, please rephrase it. ...Read more
DEPENDS: Depends on what she needs. Does she really need it? Most of the time coughs are caused by allergy, postnasal drainage. In this case she will need an allergy medicine instead of cough medicine. Cough is one of body's defense mechanism. Only give medicine for comfort. Usually Robitussin (guaifenesin) expectorants are used to help loosen up cough. Yes, she can have Robitussin (guaifenesin) if she needs it. ...Read more
I have a 90 day sply of quinnipril 40 mg for hbp taken 1tblt/2x/day exp date 10/25/15 is it safe to use thank you john?
Should be OK: The expiration dates are not carved on stone tablets. As long as the medications were stored under reasonable conditions of temperature the potency should remain adequate. How is it that you have meds that have passed their expiration date? ...Read more
What do doctors think about accupuncture (sp?)? It seems mysterious to me, but somehow has helped a lot of people I know.
I am supportive: The chinese have used this therapy for a few thousand years before western medicine began. Many of my patients have found relief without harm for a multitude of problems. Does this means that it is "evidence based" or "double blinded placebo controlled"-no-but I really do not think it harmful unless you rely on this to diagnose or treat a dangerous (think bowel cancer) problem. ...Read more
What exactly is urticaria and how does is effect your daily life and can it be treated? How does it effect someone with cialiacs (sp) disease?
Many reasons: Urticaria (hives) are pruritic, pink vs pale swellings of the skin. They may be small lesions or large. Can come on acutely and last 2x/week for months) or episodic. Causes include allergic reactions, immune response, systemic disease are only a few. Treatment depends on cause. Life effect=cause. Rare, but celiac disease can present with urticaria & gastrointestinal problems ...Read more