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Long Hours On Phone Then Taking A Bath
After 2 hrs in a hot tub on saturday (at spa) & two other hrs in the hot tub on sunday, how long will it take for sperm count and motility to recover?
Probably not...: Such two sporadic warm events would not affect sperm count and motility since sperms take around 74 hours to form and mature and, for sure, there has been no known study to fit and answer the question under your described scenario. So, if infertility is your concern, do and follow everything you could do from what we might have known despite still something unknown behind what we have known. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what the contraceptive is. Condoms deteriorate in extremely hot temperatures. Foams can lose their effervescence. The VCF film will come "unglued" by sticking to its' wrapper and melting. IUD's are unaffected as are implants.(smile). The oral contraceptive is best kept in a cool dry place but will work if the hot car stay was only temporary. ...Read more
I was given permethrin 5% to eliminate scabies. It says to stay on for 8-14 hours and then shower. Will it still work if i shower after 6/6.5 hours?
It may not: Follow the directions. A second treatment 7 days after the first is often required for cure. ...Read more
I was on ativan (lorazepam) 6 mg for 15 days how long will the half life last i heard only a day or two?
More Information?: Please re-ask this question with some context on why you are asking. There is nothing about the half life of benzodiazepine medications on their own. If you are asking about testing then the average urine screening for benzos can easily pick these up for six weeks after the last use, regardless of the 'half life' of the medication. ...Read more
Should a doctor only go off his once a month BP reading in his office or off ones I take weekly for a period of time for an average bp reading?
Need to include all.: White phenomenon is real and needs treatment but readings outside the office can help direct treatment. ...Read more
Exercise: Glad to hear you are exercising. You would do well to have a cool down period to prevent Lactic Acid build up, i.e., walk a little after the run. Waiting an hour after slowing down is no problem except for the fact that if you are in wet running shorts you might get a rash, especially in the summer. Keep at it! ...Read more
Tolerance.: If taken regularly, tolerance develops and then it can stop working. The key is to take it only when really needed and not as a routine every night. ...Read more
Depends on age: Children less than 2 years old should not have daily screen time. Older children and teens should try to limit screen time (electronics, tv, smartphones, games, etc) to less than 2 hours per day. The AAP recommends that parents establish "screen-free" zones at home by making sure there are no TVs, computers, or games in bedrooms. Also turn off TVs during dinner. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does caffeine effect klonopin (clonazepam). Should i wait a few hours before drinking coffee while on it?
Nope: No drug-drug interaction, but excellent question. I have long wished we could find a medicine that would prolong caffeine metabolism, but unfortunately, caffeine has multiple routes of breakdown. If you take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety or tremor, caffeine can oppose that effect. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Will a combined birth control (junel fe 1.5 30) be less effective if you take it a couple hours apart? For example one day, 6am..The next 930..Am..
Unlikely: While it's a very good practice to be consistent with your pill taking, the combined pill i'd potent enough that a few hour delay in administration is not going to have a substantially negative effect on efficacy. Progestin only pills however require same time daily administration. ...Read more
Instuctions to follo: The bowel prep medicine(drinking solution) comes with Instructions which you should read carefully and try to follow.. You can start he medication like you have planned. It doe snot have to be timed perfectly, yet it takes 6-8 hours to clean up the bowel. Good luck. ...Read more
I've taken Xanax (alprazolam) on and off for a while. Maybe one .5mg one day, then none for a week. as needed basis. How does this affect dependence/withdrawal?
You won't get either: Dependence on benzodiazepines requires daily or near daily use of enough of a dose to start re-regulating our receptor systems. Occasional use, such as you are doing, will not do that. However, consider using other techniques to control anxiety - meditation, self-hypnosis, progressive relaxation exercises, guided imagery and many other techniques are better than using benzos, even occasionally. ...Read more
I take 1/4 of a .5mg klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety on occasion. I took the last one 24 hours ago and want to have a few beers tomorrow. Is 48 hrs long enough?
Yes: But it depends on what you mean by a "few." if that is 1-2, no problem. Safe drinking limits for a woman is no more than 4 drinks on any one occasion, and averaging no more than 1 drink per day. Alcohol can be a source of anxiety problems if drinking is more than occasional and "social." but 2 beers 48 hours after 0.125 mg of Clonazepam should not present any problems. ...Read more
Doctor told me to take Ketoprofen before 1 hour of meal, I've taken it after my meal for 15 days, I've another 15 days. Will it work if I take before?
Yes.: It is less irritating to the wall of the stomach if taken before your meal. Should be just as effective otherwise. ...Read more
I've been taking 5mg of diazepam every night for 5 months. If i start taking 2.5 mg is that too much of a drop to wean? For how long before next drop?
I exercised after not drinking for 5 hours I only went on a 15 minute run and was fine afterwards. Will this matter for a one off or is it damaging?
Unlikely any damage: Your thirst dictates your need for drinking fluids. it is a good idea to be well hydrated when you exercise especially if it is done in a hot weather. But your body has ability to conserve fluids, so it is not easy to cause any damage unless you push it to the extremes(which would be unwise!). ...Read more
I'm on 30ml methadone, doc wants me on subutex .After 36 hours from last dose of meth i start on subs, how long does it take to kick in, first day 4mg?
See below: After being on 30 mg meth, you will not be comfortable on 4 mg but may be comfortable on a full dose of 16 or more almost immediately unless you had been recently reduced to that dose from a higher meth dose. ...Read more
My period STOPS when I shower or take a bath. It completely stops and resumes a few minutes after I'm done. Why?
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