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Isopto Tears Medication
I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more
The path of tears is blocked which is causing infection. Should she under go surgery or depend on medication?
Surgery is likely to: Provide better results, provided it is done by a surgeon skilled in this type of operations. ...Read more
What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?
Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports).
It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more
When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?
Several doctors no one can answer why my skin on my forearm is tearing, ripping, and brusing. I do not take any medication. Can any one help.
Easy bruising: Easy bruising may be due to blood platelet problems, vit c deficiency, vasculitis affecting capillaries, Aspirin or NSAID use, or liver disorders. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist to determine the cause. Easy bruising will show up in thin skinned areas like the forearms and back of hands. Nose and gum bleeding can occur. ...Read more
Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?
Please help! I have been itchy from head to toe for about 6 weeks now. Haven't changed any products or medications. I'm starting to tear my skin up.
Can a person with anal fissure that has taken medication to heal the tear have anal sex after a long while let's say 2-3 months after the wound healed?
Yes: If the fissure has healed then with the right care then it is possible. ...Read more
I am having some wear and tear around my anal orrifice may be due to hard stool I am passing for two three days. Is it piles? Suggest medication pleas
Piles are Hemorrhoid:
S.They can be internal or external. The local irritation can be soothed with an OTC steroid cream, but we have to get your stools soft and more easily passable. This is done with daily fiber and a little extra water to your system. It will take a week or two to reregulate your system to have a daily, soft BM without the need to force. U can add daily Metamucil to your high fiber diet.
All the best. ...Read more
Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?
What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?
What should I expect during my recovery from tear duct reconstruction surgery? I am about to have surgery to fix a blocked tear duct in my right eye. How long is the recovery from this surgery? Will I take any medications after tear duct reconstruction, w
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after deep breaths, after trauma, after sudden movements, applying pressure on the chest, bending forward) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) (better by: antacid medications,
Chest pain: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more
Have seen hematologist my nose or gumsdoes not bleed do have tearing and brusing on forearm and back of hand and no where else no medication taken?
Every time I have a cold I get coughing fits. Can't control them with medication. I feel like I'm choking, runny nose, tears, sore stomach muscles.?
Hi! My left eye swollen and tearing when I woke up. No redness or pain but a bit itch and I had sore throat for 3days without any medication.
You have a throat infection for 3 days and now the eye is swollen and tearing.
It sound like a viral infection and there might be that is not necessary any treatment and will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
I don't know how to comfront my pcp but he labeled me as a drug seeker and I honest to god am not im just in severe pain. What do u do. I'm In tears.
How do you know:
Relation with a physician could be complicated it is like relation with parent they are trying-to tell you to do the right thing and we thing we know more
And there is trust issue if a patient brake that trust once it is very hard to repair that
So either go to your old one and have heart to heart talk and see if he or she will trust you again
Or start with new physician a relation based on trust ...Read more
Pls advise which drugs can be used for a rotator cuff tear which does not require surgery. Pain is moderate but ongoing, have full movement/strength?
I'm not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery.
But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your
pain and swelling with some nsaid medications
Then I'd work on improving your range of motion and
shoulder strength with specific rotator cuff exercises ...Read more
I recently was prescribed Levaquin for a UTI, and its 3 weeks since, and I have very painful ligaments/muscles. Hx of tendon tear with same drug.
Side effects drug: IF you know that a specific drug has side effects then make sure your health care provider knows this. If you feel you are having side effects do the same. Ask you r health care provider if there is an alternative antibiotic you can safely take. It is in part your job to make your health car provider aware of these things don't be passive about what you know what you think they know about you ...Read more
What drug is safe for 50yrs man for dry eyes. No prob in tears. Just dry eyes and feeling as if he has strange object in eye. Frequent eye blinking?
Dry eye: See an eye MD for confirmation of dry eye diagnosis. How do you know there is "no prob in tears"? Dry eye can result from deficiency in tears or problems in the oil layer or mucus layer of the tear film. Proper diagnosis guides the treatment which may include artificial tears, Restasis, punctum plugs, flax seed oil, or even surgery depending on the cause and severity of the condition. ...Read more
Is there any drug to reduce vitreo-retinal traction and adhesion? Can they be used during posterior vitreous detachment to prevent retinal tears?
No: In the absence of retinal inflammation or uveitis, there are no oral or topical drugs which decrease vitreo-retinal traction. If their is inflammation in the eye, the cause of this needs to be discovered and treated appropriately. There is no drug that you can take while a posterior vitreal detachment is occurring. You should be checked for the presence of significant retinal breaks. ...Read more
Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs. I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so
Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but I don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...Read more
Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?
Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more
Sure: Most tendon tears can be fixed including gluteus tears. Some authors are even describing arthroscopic/endoscopic options. However the indications (why it should be fixed) and what are the outcomes (how much will it help you) are very unclear in the current literature. I would have to say that most surgeons would not recommend repair of isolated minimus tears, but discus this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more