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Is it ok to go on vacation after just being diagnosed with cirrhosis?

Is it ok to go on vacation after just being diagnosed with cirrhosis?

Better not to: I certainly wouldn't advise it unless your doctor specifically tells you it's ok. You don't want to be "trapped" some place without being able to get to medical care if you need it emergently. Again, check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cellulitis on lower leg. Will be 2 days until I will have a car to get to pharmacy. Is it ok to postpone?

Diagnosed with cellulitis on lower leg. Will be 2 days until I will have a car to get to pharmacy. Is it ok to postpone?

Not really: It's better to start your antibiotics ASAP. If you can have a friend or family member pick up your prescription it would be best. Cellulitis can progress quickly. I would strongly advise that you have someone get your prescription for you. ...Read more

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I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

Get checked: Typically an unhealthy tooth will abscess and the infection drains thru the bone and the gum, resulting in a draining fistula (pimple on the gum). Infections have the ability to drain and evolve. Infections that evolve became cancerous. Get checked. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with it on Wednesday most of the spots are gone is it safe for him to go to Sunday school with other kids?

My son was diagnosed with it on Wednesday most of the spots are gone is it safe for him to go to Sunday school with other kids?

Poor question: To best use the public Healthtap site,you submit background info and ask a related question.You have not provided the diagnosis, which would be the proper background info.Without it we cannnot make any recomendation.If you submitted a previous question or uploaded any details, that information is not available for us to see.Each of your questions must stand alone as a complete item. ...Read more

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I'm going on holiday with my mum to ghana and i suffer from graves' disease which is still not settled, would it be a good idea to travel?

I'm going on holiday with my mum to ghana and i suffer from graves' disease which is still not settled, would it be a good idea to travel?

May be not: If your graves disease is not stabilized, it may be prudent to stabilize your condition to avoid having thyroid storm in unfamiliar enviroment where you not sure of avialable health resources. But talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and my husband was just diagnosed with pharangitis and put on antibiotics for it. If I catch it, is it dangerous to the fetus?

I am 7 weeks pregnant and my husband was just diagnosed with pharangitis and put on antibiotics for it. If I catch it, is it dangerous to the fetus?

Possibly: There are many causes of pharyngitis, including chemical irritation, viruses, bacteria, etc. If it is infectious, it is possible for you to get the infection from him. Some of the bacteria and viruses can be transmitted to the fetus via the placenta, but this is not a common complication. ...Read more

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Is an untreated staph infection dangerous? I read they usually go away on their own, but not always. How long is safe to wait before going to the doctor? It’s just a boil, but i’ve had it for a week now.

Is an untreated staph infection dangerous? I read they usually go away on their own, but not always. How long is safe to wait before going to the doctor? It’s just a boil, but i’ve had it for a week now.

Staph Infections: Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. ...Read more

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I was born with asthma and got panic attacks since 2 years. They got worse now. Is it ok to take prozac (fluoxetine) with ventolin. Is it ok to go to the gym?

I was born with asthma and got panic attacks since 2 years. They got worse now. Is it ok to take prozac (fluoxetine) with ventolin. Is it ok to go to the gym?

Discuss w/ doctor: Prozac and Ventolin can be risky - same w/ Zoloft but Paxil (paroxetine) seems less so. Talk to your doctor and seek CBT to optimize your treatment - you need skills to manage your attacks and it will reduce need for meds. Clear the gym plans too but it may be a very good thing to get appropriate exercise. Just get advice to plan it. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a seroma in august. I'm just now returning to work and i was wondering if heavy lifting is going to cause the seroma to swell up?

I was diagnosed with a seroma in august. I'm just now returning to work and i was wondering if heavy lifting is going to cause the seroma to swell up?

No.: A seroma is a fluid collection that commonly develops in surgical wounds. Provided that its not infected, it usually resolves within weeks after surgery. It should not recur with any activity. ...Read more

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I have gotten oral thrush and was wondering how long after being on the prescribed meds is it going to be contagious for?

I have gotten oral thrush and was wondering how long after being on the prescribed meds is it going to be contagious for?

Not contagious: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. This is typically not contagious. Treatments range from 7 - 10 days. ...Read more

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I'm going out tonight to celebrate a birthday and I was given diflucan (fluconazole) how long after drinking can I take the pill? Or is it ok to mix alcohol with it

I'm going out tonight to celebrate a birthday and I was given diflucan (fluconazole) how long after drinking can I take the pill? Or is it ok to mix alcohol with it

Do not drink: Diflucan (fluconazole) is a powerful drug with potential side effects which can be worse if you drink. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. These will worsen with alcohol. Since Diflucan (fluconazole) stays in the system for about a week, the best option is to avoid alcohol for a week after taking Diflucan (fluconazole). Perhaps you can celebrate with non-alcoholic beverages instead. Bars have non-alcoholic options. ...Read more

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Dr Lupo I was in the hospital for a week on vancomycin with MRSA on my labia. how long does it take to not be tired & to feel better?thank you

Dr Lupo I was in the hospital for a week on vancomycin with MRSA on my labia. how long does it take to not be tired & to feel better?thank you

Recovery time: I usually tell patients that it depends 'how sick' you were in the beginning to predict 'how long' it will take you to recover. So if you were really, really sick -hospitalized etc, then it will take perhaps longer than you think to recover. Think of it as going up and over the mountain -you still have to make it all the way down after that awful experience. Hang in there. If doubts, see your doc. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will i feel any different?

I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will i feel any different?

NCTM missed dose: This should not cause any problems. If you take it closer to bed time you may have to use the restroom more during the night. ...Read more

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Just got done taken prednisone 50mg for 7 days how long does it stay in body and also is it okay to just have stopped was for possible atopic derm ?

Just got done taken prednisone 50mg for 7 days how long does it stay in body and also is it okay to just have stopped was for possible atopic derm ?

TAPER: Prednisone doesn't stay in the body that long; however it can suppress the normal function of your adrenal glands, especially if given for a prolonged period. A 7 day course of prednisone isn't usually attributed with adrenal surpression. As long as you follow the directions given by your physician, you should be ok. Call your prescribing MD if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How long is the usual hospital stay after recocele surgery? Dr said it won't be outpatient cause be has to pack me

How long is the usual hospital stay after recocele surgery? Dr said it won't be outpatient cause be has to pack me

Depends: The extent of the rectocele and the viability of the tissues determine a great deal of the healing time. Most of the time, they are going to want to keep you in the hospital long enough to know that bleeding is controlled, no infection occurs, packing can be advanced without complication, and you know how to take care of the wound at home, Some packing may be removed as an out patient later ...Read more