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Hi Justin, My 5yrs. Old son has been recommended to take montek lc for 3months is it safe to continue.

Hi Justin, My 5yrs. Old son has been recommended to take montek lc for 3months is it safe to continue.

Yes: Montek (montelukast) is a medication that helps to reduce inflammation from allergy causes associated with symptoms of both asthma and nasal allergy and is often prescribed for long term maintenance therapy for children and adults with those symptoms. Dose is adjusted by age. ...Read more

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My names Justin and I'm 16. I'd like to know more about a few problems I have with my spine, chest and disease I have?

My names Justin and I'm 16. I'd like to know more about a few problems I have with my spine, chest and disease I have?

HealthTap Prime: Unfortunately, a specific one-on-one conversational evaluation is not possible on the free site, which was created to provide general medical information. To obtain a such a consultation, a HealthTap Prime account is necessary. A physician consultation through HealthTap Prime allows for a one-on-one video, audio, or text chat consultation with a physician, who can address your question in detail. ...Read more

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Hi, im justin 27 male, ulcerative colitis. I have controlled my uc by taking ling zhi herbal alternative to steriod. However I have fever daily. :- (?

Hi, im justin 27 male, ulcerative colitis. I have controlled my uc by taking ling zhi herbal alternative to steriod. However I have fever daily. :- (?

Fever and UC: The herbal alternative is likely not the issue in your case. The fevers are concerning. Keep a diary of your daily temperatures. Okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from an exam, possible imaging and blood draw. Ulcerative colitis carries risk for fistula, ulcers, abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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When's it just in time?

Figure of speech: It means, "if it hadn't happened when it did, or we had delayed any longer, it would have been a disaster.". ...Read more

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Can some one just die?

Can some one just die?

Yes: Yes, although it is very rare. There is usually some underlying medical condition that they may or may not be aware of, things like problems with the heart, brain, lungs, etc can suddenly kill someone. If you are concerned about your health, please follow up with your physician; if you are grieving the loss of someone, your physician may be able to help get you in touch with a counselor. ...Read more

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I just feeling weaknesses?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness like anemia dehydration, metabolic disorders and medications. I guess that you are probably suffering from anxiety which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What happens if I just leave it?

Leave what?: Hi, your question is incomplete. We cannot see any other questions you may have posted. So please ask again and put all pertinent info in that question. There is a 150 character limit, including punctuation and spaces, so keep it complete but brief. ...Read more

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Just my is more bigger everyday?

I don't: Understand the question. Can you re-submit it with more specifics? ...Read more

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Am I sure this won´t just go away?

Go away on own?: Please send more information so you can receive help. ...Read more

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Just to clear some uncertainties?

Just to clear some uncertainties?

Second opinion: When seeking a second opinion for an uncertainty, find someone credible and knowledgeable about the topic at hand. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I just relax a little bit?

Question yourself: Why don't you relax? What "conditioning" have you had that prevents you from relaxing?
Breathing is he simplest technique to start...Sit and breathe in to a count of 4, hold 4, out 4, hold 4. You can make it 6, 8, 10 - whatever you like. Bu deep breathing calms the body and the nervous system. Schedule time for yourself to relax-massage, breathing, meditating, etc. ...Read more

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Why can't I ever just be decisive?

Why can't I ever just be decisive?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for difficulty making decisions. One of the most common is depression. Also some people have never been supported from a young age in making decisions of their own -- this is a gradual developmental process in humans. You could see a psychologist or other therapist to explore what's happening in your own case. If needed, referral to a psychiatrist as well. ...Read more

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Hi just wounding if u can help me?

Clarify Please: Please provide us with a specific question so we can try to provide a help answer. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I just want to ask about kp....?

Hi I just want to ask about kp....?

Keratosis pilaris?: A benign condition of the skin usually affecting the upper arms or thighs with little plugs of extra skin that occur around the hair follicles making them appear more prominent and sometimes reddish. Treatment is hydration / moisturizers and possibly low / med potency topical steroids. ...Read more

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Can you just stop taking targinect?

Can you just stop taking targinect?

Targinact: This is an opioid analgesic (oxycodone combined with naloxone). Not recommend doing so without consulting with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I just had my first baby and trying?

I just had my first baby and trying?

Poor question: To benefit from this site you need to give background information that supports a clear question. This is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked, so future submissions need to be complete and clear. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Are cravings real or just an excuse?

Are cravings real or just an excuse?

Not an excuse: But often a way of temporarily alleviating underlying emotional pain. So the cravings are "real" but their source is something other, making them seem on the surface "an excuse" to sensitive outsiders. ...Read more

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Just wondering what causes coughing?

Just wondering what causes coughing?

Cough: Many different causes sometimes in the same patient. Asthma/ allergies/vocal cord dysfunction/ gerd/ infections/ heart problems are a few of the possible causes. ...Read more

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My dog just bit me, What should I do?

My dog just bit me, What should I do?

Depends on wound: If it's a tiny scratch or puncture, wash the area thoroughly and apply antibiotic ointment. If gaping wound you should seek medical attention promptly. Hopefully your dog has been vaccinated. If minor and you have not had tetanus booster in last 10 years see your doctor for a booster. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Nothing to ask...just I want the gem?

Nothing to ask...just I want the gem?

Here it is:: Don't smoke. Wear a seatbelt. Don't play with guns. Don't play with people who do. Wear sunscreen. Exercise daily. Stay interested in your job and hobbies. Love your spouse and be faithful. Eat a balanced diet. Don't believe people who want to sell you things you don't need. Try to laugh at least once every day. Read. Alter your routine but don't take unnecessary risks. Enjoy each day-it's a gift ...Read more

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Am I going mental or am I just crazy?

There isn't much: Info to go on here. If you are concerned about your mental health- why not just obtain a psychological evaluation and obtain objective feedback. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in just short time?

How can I lose fat in just short time?

3 things to do: First is obviously a balanced diet. Second--to gain muscle, you must do weight-bearing exercise/lifting/squatting etc... Third: fat around the waistline is tough to trim, so ab crunches/twists (kick-boxing is incredibly effective but tough to do). Slow, persistent/commitment is needed to build a well-balanced/healthy body. U are doing it for yourself, so take the time and do it well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose my wait in just 2weeks?

How can I lose my wait in just 2weeks?

Weight Loss: This is impossible unless you only have a few pounds to lose. True and healthy weight loss takes time. It takes eating less calories. It takes eating less sugar and carbs. It takes eating more protein. And, it takes exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose 30 pounds in just 15 weeks?

How to lose 30 pounds in just 15 weeks?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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It's just feels like there's one there?

Where?: Please write back w/more details as to what's where. Or arrange for Virtual Consult w/any HealthTap doc. ...Read more

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No just an email answer to my question?

Yep.: This site is designed for just that. There is a concierge upgrade option. I do not believe there will ever be a service where docs will call you back for free. ...Read more