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Type 1 diabetic. Refent chest cold over counter meds used. Failed urine drug test for cocaine. Didn't touch it. Prob. Violation. What could cause this?
Cold Meds Not Cause: Cold medications would not cause a positive urine drug test. Do you use medicinal marijuana? If yes, is it from a dispensary or from "the street"? If it's from the street then it may be contaminated by cocaine. Otherwise exposure to cocaine would be the only other reason. ...Read more
No cure available, but these meds may help:
early memory issues: donepezil, or medical foods, cerefolin-nac or the fuel, axona. Later, try Exelon patch, namenda, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) and combinations work best. Since process advances, need a geriatrician to closely follow over time. ...Read more
Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means that you need to constantly move the person into different positions to relieve the pressure. Seeking professional help like with a wound center is a great option since depending on the depth, stage and location of the uler, your options will differ. ...Read more
Not medication: Medication is not the primary treatment for dissociative disorders -- various kinds of talk therapy (including cognitive therapy) are. Also, expressive art therapies can increase self-awareness, cope with symptoms and traumatic experiences, and promote positive integration. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful. Medications might be used for accompanying symptoms like anxiety & depression, though. ...Read more
Need to rephrase:
Question is unintelligible the way is formulated,
does he/she means what do anti inflammatory drugs do the kidneys? ...Read more
Several: Some BP meds (propranolol, reserpine) methyldopa, sulfasalazine, Alpha blockers (hytrin, cardura, (doxazosin) flomax), 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar), glucocorticoids, anabolic steroids, alcohol, marijuana, chemotherapeutic agents, toxins (ddt & derivatives; pcb's). Heat exposure (hot tubs) can also affect spermatogenesis. ...Read more
Depends: The medicine you take is dependent on where you are going. Some areas have resistance to certain drugs (like chloroquine.) you might need to start taking it a few weeks before you left, depending on what you take. ...Read more
Unlikely: Some tests should be done to clarify reason for it then maybe something can be done. ...Read more
I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?
See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss, I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more
I would like to know which kind of medication to use to make my skin looks smooth and uniform. Tkanks!
Any drugs for antihypertension? My aunt wants me to send her that kind of medication though she did just take her own bp=140/102mmhg.
Medicating family: Wow. Please read this very carefully. Your aunt's doctor should be deciding what medication or other treatments are best for her. There are over 100 different choices to choose from and they carry some significant side effects. A trained expert who knows the full health history of your aunt should be deciding this treatment choice. This is very serious. ...Read more
Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is an excellent over the counter treatment for diarrhea. Others include pepto-bismol or kaopectate. Most diarrhea will resolve in 1-2 days without treatment. For chronic diarrhea (lasting more than a week), bloody diarrhea, or diarrhea associated with high fever, vomiting and weight loss you should see your doctor. ...Read more
It depends...: Fentanyl, remifentanyl, nitrous, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) are just a fee of the medications given intravenously by the rn's during labor. Self medication during labor is usually discouraged. As far as getting medications in the back (epidural), it is mostly local anesthetics that are not narcotics. ...Read more
Let me explain:
1- antacids, such as maalox, mylanta.
2- medications to reduce acid production (pepcid)
3- medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus. (prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hours).
4-prescription-strength h-2-receptor blockers. ( (tagamet)
5- prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors. (nexium)
good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the state. All states recognize that Psychiatrists can prescribe. In some states Nurse Practitioners can prescribe and in some states Psychologists who have advanced training can prescribe. ...Read more
Here are some...: Generally speaking, NSAIDs is known to affect renal function, but dose-related; so, it is okay to use them but surely within or less than recommended dose. Besides, multiple factors may contribute to renal damage like hypertension, diabetes, certain antibiotics, etc. Hence, just let your doctor know you have only one kidney. Then you can work well with doc to heighten kidney protection. Best... ...Read more
#1 stop pressure: There is no magic cure for pressure sores. The solution is to minimize pressure. Some have advocated the use of medical grade honey to lower the incidence of infection but this will not cure the sore. Simple wound care with cetaphil soap and a moist dressing changed twice a day is usually adequate. ...Read more
If you do have arteritis, inflammatory disease of blood vessels, this can be a very severe and life threatening condition, and does not lend itself to self-treatments.
Work closely with your doctor. ...Read more
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