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Doctor insights on: Lytren Hydration Agents For Children

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How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

Life saving: Fluid repletion is critical in dysentery since most of the patients who do not survive go eventually in renal failure. Only few types benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Lytren (Definition)

Lytren is a hydration agents for children which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Ovarian cancer: It sounds as if she needs IV fluids first. Then it needs to be known by she has diarrhea. Is it because of an infection (c. Diff) or a side effect o treatment (chemo causing diarrhea). Hydration is key to make sure she doesn't get sicker. The antibiotics and the anti-diarrheals are best when given orally. If she is having a lot of diarrhea, she should see her doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more

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Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Atrial fibrillation: Quinidine is only rarely used any more. We older doctors learned years ago that we killed some folks with it. There are more recent and safer drugs that we use now. Talk to your doctor to discuss if you have afib, a cloud doctor shouldn't be advising you without knowing your situation. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) more affective for children w certain kinds of virus/bacteria/stomach bugs and Advil more affective w others? Pediatrics 

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) more affective for children w certain kinds of virus/bacteria/stomach bugs and Advil more affective w others? Pediatrics 

Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs Advil: These two otc medications are equally effective for the treatment of fever. Advil is slightly superior for the treatment of pain because it is an anti-inflammatory medication as well as an analgesic, whereas tylenol (acetaminophen) is only a mild analgesic. It does not matter at all what type of germ is causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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A prescription, such as Zofran, (ondansetron) is commonly used for chemo and post surgical operations. Are they for use by the general population most times?

A prescription, such as Zofran, (ondansetron) is commonly used  for chemo and post surgical operations. Are they for use by the general population most times?

Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is a popular medication for nausea, by prescription, used for a variety of conditions. For me as a doctor, it is my #1 nausea medication, especially the orally dissolving tablet (ODT). ...Read more

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What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

Weight bearing activ: Weight bearing activity is advisable and could include walking or water aerobics. ...Read more

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Other than retin-a, what other topical therapies are evidence based for treating facial wrinkles and/or aging in general?

Other than retin-a, what other topical therapies are evidence based for treating facial wrinkles and/or aging in general?

Creams: Bioidentical hormones can be compounded into creams and are an effective way to improve skin tone. Consider consulting with a physician with specific training in bioidentical hormones. Search A4M.com for a physician in your city ...Read more

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In treatment of ocular conditions, are topical steroids contraindicated in little children?

In treatment of ocular conditions, are topical steroids contraindicated in little children?

Depends: On the ocular condition. If an ophthalmologist prescribes a steroid drop then it would be fine. In general, I do not as a pediatrician, prescribe steroid eye drops without the input of the eye specialist. ...Read more

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How effective is rehydration for treating hepatitis A?

How effective is rehydration for treating hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A: is not cured through rehydration. Sometimes it may resolve on it's own or it could lead to chronic hepatitis (or occasionally liver failure). It is important to maintain hydration. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens be safely used as a holistic option for fibroid treatment for someone in their 20s? And are topical as effective as oral supplement

Can phytoestrogens be safely used as a holistic option for fibroid treatment for someone in their 20s? And are topical as effective as oral supplement

No: Fibroids occur due to excess estrogen levels. The last thing you want is to increase your estrogen levels with an exogenous source. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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Are vitamin IV infusions like myers cocktail beneficial for people with chronic conditions like nausea?

Are vitamin IV infusions like myers cocktail beneficial for people with chronic conditions like nausea?

Perhaps: A person shouldn't have a chronic problem with nausea. Go to a4m.Com and use the doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doctor who can help you determine cause of chronic nausea with specialty gut testing like cdsa from genova. Iv nutrition is beneficial for many chronic issues, but i think finding and correcting the problem causing the nausea would be preferential. ...Read more

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Recommended dosage of cimetidine for 20 yr old to treat paintful plantar wart? Other OTCs not working, want to try this before more invasive measures.

Recommended dosage of cimetidine for 20 yr old to treat paintful plantar wart? Other OTCs not working, want to try this before more invasive measures.

800mg BID: The average dose I use in stubborn warts is 800mg twice a day for the average 150 lb person. Cimetidine usually won't work by itself for warts. The theory behind a H2 antihistamine is that chronic warts are sensitive to moisture and PH changes. Tagamet (cimetidine) will lower gastric Acid over time causing overall body PH to increase slightly. Use with a topical wart remover. Also keep feet dry. ...Read more

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For those metabolic drs. Out there, what would be your standard protocol for glutaric aciduria type 1? Meds? Formula type? Vaccination schedule? Etc.

For those metabolic drs. Out there, what would be your standard protocol for glutaric aciduria type 1? Meds? Formula type? Vaccination schedule? Etc.

Special diet, etc...: For metabolic disorders, the genetics specialists at a children's hospital is the best source of help. The site http://www.Newbornscreening.Info/parents/organicaciddisorders/ga1.Html#4 has good info on glutaric aciduria treatment. One goal is to avoid infections, which would make a baby not eat and get internal stress (metabolic crisis occurs, leading to more brain damage). So, vaccines are good. ...Read more

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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Discuss w oncologist: Always best to first discuss with both your urologist & your oncologist.. Carboplatin is far less toxic than Cisplatin & side effects (se) of nausea & vomiting are much less. An alternative might be fractionated dose chemotherapy, where same dose is split up over a few successive days. This usually reslts in fewer se. Always consider 2nd opinion but please don't refuse treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more