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If you're delivering sandwiches, pies, po-boys, etc., and people don't have refrigerators like after Hurricane Harvey, how long does the food last?
Depends upon the:
Food but generally not more than 24 hours!
Hope this is helpful
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Dr. Jason cogdill. Thx for answering the q re: prerenal kidney failure. What timeline do you mean by "short-term" risk is death? Thx.
For your question: The short term referred to 1week. That first week if the kidney had gone down to less then 5% of normal for a prolonged period of time death would have been a real risk. ...Read more
If it is OK outside after Hurricane Harvey blows thru but the street's flooded, but you have running water inside the house, is your tap water safe?
Tap water safety/Hur:
Your Health is Precious!
Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water supply. Water in the hurricane-affected area may not be safe to drink
Please contact Local Health Departments whether the tap water is safe for drinking. ...Read more
I want to build body like jason statham. I do weight and cardio training. How much protein should I take? Is whey protein is safe to take.25 yrs, 75 kg.
Mr Harvey I had an soccer injury about 4.5 weeks ago Got MRI results and it says partial medial CL (MCL) tear I can walk fine but I can't bend my k?
Jason is experiencing trouble sleeping at night it just started last night. He sometimes refused to eat although I can hear his stomach. Only at night?
If it just started: He may be stressed, worried, usually a person that has this type of behavioral doesn't have much of an appetite. Has he done anything different? Change in routine? These are the things that has to be looked at and ruled out. Try getting information out of him as to why he doesn't want to eat, or say I notice you had a hard time falling soundly asleep can you tell me why? That's one way of getting ...Read more
Follow up to dr harvey; had mri, shows grade 2&3 tears, joint effusion & chrondomalacia patella & patella tilt. Both knees snapped in when I fell?
Surgery: Your condition sounds pretty bad. Orthopedic consultation should be considered. ...Read more
Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.
Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more
Dentists, is natural toothpaste an effective alternative to fluoride based toothpastes? Or will natural toothpastes like "Jason" be ineffective at fighting off cavities? I use natural because of a canker sore sensitivity to the SLS in normal pastes.
68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?
See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more
Anything is possible: Your baby will come when s/he is ready to. You can select it with a c-section (as long as baby doesn't decide first!). See your OB regularly and ask? S often. Good luck! ...Read more
What happens if I can't find a suitable health insurance plan by jan 1 2014? Do I have to pay a fine?
We all work together: Insurance means everybody chips in so that there is a pool of money to pay for each person's illnesses. It works when everyone comes together and pays into the fund, and when only a few people are ill at any one time. There is a fee (to encourage everybody to participate, because we all get sick at one time or another) for not having insurance in 2014. Maximum fee for 2014 is 1% of one's income. ...Read more
Do you know what the shelf life of domperidone is? I have a bottle from Jan 2013 but it has no expiry date listed
From production: It is reported this medication has a shelf life of 4 years. But that's starting from when it was initially produced. It's unclear based on what you describe about when your particular bottle would "expire". If you are concerned contact the pharmacy where it was purchased or just throw it away and renew your prescription with your doctor. ...Read more
I have had 4 colds now since Jan 1. Is something wrong with me? It seems so unusual to catch this many viruses in such a short time span.
Sorry to hear you have been suffering from so many illnesses. If you have been otherwise healthy for your entire life, it's unlikely that you've suddenly developed an immune system deficiency. There are hundreds of different viruses that cause colds and colds can be extremely contagious, especially in the winter months. You can strengthen your immune system with simple lifestyle changes. ...Read more
Hey I have a little problem, so my baby momma says its mine. She slept with a guy on jan 3 and then with me on the 13th of jan. Am I the dad?
Depending on her due date and date of her last menstrual period, the date of conception can be predicted. Keep in mind however, it would be just an estimate depending on the regularity of her cycle and reliability of the dates. The only sure way to determine who the father is is a paternity test after the baby is born. ...Read more
Hello im 19 year old female and I have been getting some problem for month but it jas got more worst since I got sort of attack, and I need help?
??????????????????: If you don't describe what the problem is, we cannot help you. This is not a chat room, Questions are not linked and are sent randomly to site docs. Each question should basic information and a clear question. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
I have a question for you. If LH surge detected on Jan 4, 2016. and then sex in the next day was Jan 5th 2016. is that too late or not? Thanks.
No way to know...: When the LH surge is detected, ovuluation usually occurs in 12-48 hours. Its not possible to know exactly when you ovulated this month. It may or may not have been too late. Best wishes! ...Read more
With simple exertion I now sweat, and also at night I have traveled to northern myanmar in jan. Trekking in the mts, can it be tropical disease?
Hi I had2periods in jan2nd&26th they are usually around 27-28 day cycle had 1in feb27 32days after my last is this irregular&why did I have2 in jan?
Length of the menstrual cycle is considered normal if it is 25-35 days long. Some women have the exact same length from cycle to cycle, and others do not.
Nevertheless, sometimes more investigation will reveal your short "period" was actually an anovulatory bleed, and you may need cycle regulation. ...Read more
My husband & I just moved here from jackson, ms. We have been trying to have a child for 2yrs is there anybody that can help us, I'm starting to give up?
Seek an alternative: There is an increased risk of stevens-johnson syndrome in persons using cox-2 inhibitors like Meloxicam (mobic). If you can use a cox-1 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent instead. Stevens-johnson syndrome is a terrible allergic reaction to medication & can even be life-threatening. Once is enough. Discuss your valid concerns with your physician and use Meloxicam only if it is your best choice. ...Read more
4/14/13: With a due date of 1/15/14, then your 'average' conception date would have been on or around 4/14/13. Of course, these are 'approximates' and it's possible you conceived a few days earlier or a few days later, but typically not off by more than 5 days if you were dated with a 1st trimester ultrasound. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Haven't been able to get pregnant. Started trying Jan 15. I have 1 child, my husband has 2. What's going on?
Might not be anything wrong. That being said it could be something u or hubby is doing. Try some Robitussin (guaifenesin) for yourself. Ask hubby to wear boxers if he isn't already, no drugs, alcohol or cigarettes those can all decrease sperm count. If none of those things help and u have tried for more than 1 year. U both need to see the doctor to see if there is a problem
I have a drug test on jan 8th and I took 15 mg diazapam... is that long enough to pass?? it was my first use...
Most likely: Since you say it was your first use, and you are presumably healthy, then most likely it will be cleared from your urine by January 8. It is usually detectable for up to 5-7 days. Chronic use of Valium results in a longer detection window, between 4-6 weeks. It is long acting and has a half-life between 20-80 hours, depending on the amount and the ability of the body to clear the drug. ...Read more
Fo I worry if I had my bby four weeks eatly due date feb 27 gavebirth jan 30 should I have worried was due date off?
Easy to tell: Most pediatricians can determine the approximate gestation of a newborn by physical exam. If your doc said baby was born at term and not a month early, your dates were off. Some babies can be born a month early and have no problems. I would just ask the doc. ...Read more
I am having a lupus flare and have been untreated for 1 year. Next avail. Appt is not til jan. What should I do?
Took pills on 13 and had my pees on 15-20 then took pills again on 24 now am bleeding on 2nd Jan could I b having a serious problem?
???: Need to know more--what kind of pills, what is pees, what were your periods like before? Maybe a virtual consult would be a better venue for your questions ...Read more
I had smoked weed for a 4 days...A blunt a day...The last time was jan 19....Is it possible to still have THC in my system? I'm 270 pounds and 5'6
Marijuana: Yes. Absolutely, you will test positive for two to four months most likely. ...Read more
I have been taking prenatals since jan 1 of this year til today but I was wondering what would happen if I drank alcohol for one day? It affects it?
Prenatal Vitamins: First off, I hope you're not pregnant. Alcohol use in pregnancy is associated with numerous pregnancy problems. Regardless, I'm glad you're on prenatal vitamins. They're a good thing. Keep taking them. Alcohol will not affect your absorption of vitamins nor your chances of pregnancy...Too many people get pregnant after a night of alcohol.... ...Read more