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Management Of Checkenpox
CHICKEN POX: If diagnosis is correct for chicken pox, then stay in isolation. Use otc calamine lotion on the bumps those are broken, don't scratch. It itchy, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg 3 times daily. Increase fluid and vitamin-c intake by eating 2-4 oranges/day or vit-c tab 500 mg daily to hasten healing. If extensive or there is secondary infection, see your doctor who might suggest some antibiotics. ...Read more
Drug avoidance and : Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more
What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.
Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...Read more
Helps with: Chronic pain due to neuropathic pain whether due to radiculopathy due to post spine surgery or postlaminectomy syndrome, diabetic or other neuropathies, chronic regional pain syndrome are a few reasons. Newer diagnoses its being shown to help with are peripheral vascular disease, heart/cardiac abnormalities like angina. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the dose and duration of treatment with prednisolone in the management of nephrotic syndrome?
Family history of depression=10% chance of depression. Side effect of valtrex (valacyclovir)=7% of the same. Assume 17% chance of depression if I take valtrex (valacyclovir)?
No: One can only make such an assumption if one has certainty that his chances depression in his PERSONAL case is indeed those numbers (very hard to prove), and also that such numbers would be additive. Thus, one cannot make such assumptions... it's too much of a generalization. Realize that even if there is a 10% risk, you may actually be a member of the other 90% who never get the affliction. ...Read more
Few issues: I'm not sure what you're asking. Leprosy is usually treated with oral agents in on an outpatient basis, so nursing management isn't usually an issue. However, if you were dealing with patients who have advanced leprosy (rarely in the U.S.), the key would be teaching them to avoid injury to the limbs resulting from lack of sensation. ...Read more
Many: Your family doctor usually directs the care you receive and the specialists you see. Testing psychologists may perform some of the evaluation, as could a neurologist or developmentalist. Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational specialists may also be involved. ...Read more
A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?
Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more
Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( 5 htp, same and st john's wort). I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Often for severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. If you are having suicidal thoughts it is recommended that you seek medical help immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Active PTSD (CBT/meds) with clinical treatment for chronic low back pain and Morton's neuroma. Is PTSD a neurological disease?
PTSD: does not mean your brain is damaged. it does mean that your brain and the rest of your body is responding to past trauma and trying to file it away more comfortably, so to speak. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in PTSD. Avoid generic ones who will treat but are not experienced in it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
ADHD starts at 7: In order to diagnose adhd you need "d. There must be clear evidence of clinical significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning." a preschooler can't provide evidence of impairment of academic or occupational functioning. Social impairment would most likely get the diagnosis of autism. ...Read more
Quality & Safety 1st: Over the past decade we have taken a very critical look at how health care is provided in the us, applying safety and quality programs from other high-risk professions in order to reduce complications. What has emerged is the beginning of systematic, evidence-based processes and standards; we are also measuring outcomes and reporting these nationally so that the public can make informed decisions. ...Read more
There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" as we try to reduce overuse of these medications. TENS stimulation appears to be helpful in many cases Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more