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PPD: You have living tubercle bacilli in your body and they will aways be there. Not only is there then no value to the PPD (it will be positive due to similar factors that make the quantiferon positive), but you are at risk of having a very severe reaction to the PPD and losing tissue in the area in which the PPD is placed. Please do not do this. Unnecessary and dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more
Based upon examiner in travon martin case, once a shot had been in the heart, can a person have ability to move?
When dying....: I am not sure why you are asking this question. But, if the person is alive and has no brain or spine injury then yes, of course they are able to still have movement. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again? Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago
Urgent! Dr. Martin r, TB heal 10yrs, last wk qtf-g+, nil0.13 iu/ml, mitogen-nil\u0026gt;10, tb-nil 4.3, active tb? Gamma globulin2.2, unshapen stool
TB: Active tuberculosis is characterized by fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss and dysfunction or inflammatory changes in the area of the body affected. You seem to be fixated on the possibility that you have this and it is very unlikely. If you continue to be otc about this either go and see a doctor or perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Good luck. It is very doubtful you have active tb. ...Read more
Dr martin r. If I get preganant now, will baby be infected tb? Tb heal 10 yr ago, qtf positive now. Medicine for decrease TSH will make TB reactive?
TB: No. It is not likely, although not impossible that a fetus could be infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis. Medication to treat hypothyroidism (thyroxine) will not cause reactivation of latent tb. You should be just fine. Make sure you tell your obstetrician that you are quantiferon positive but have been previously treated. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff? TB 10yrs ago?miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk?tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?
Get treatment: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage. That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info. ...Read more
I had 2 martin 5 hours ago with dinner. I am breast feeding, should I pump and discard or is it ok to fed when baby wakes up in 4 hours?
Its ok: No need to discard this long after your meal. ...Read more
Dr martin raff?I had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read more
Dr martin raff, future after baby born, could bb to take immunization inject for prevent TB infection? I am no yet pregnant, TB heal 10 yrs ago, qtf +
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
Dr. Martin Raff, pregnant 14w, vomit seems w/pink blood. Sleep w/sweating day & night, Chest X-ray normal apr2014. LungTB treated 10y ago, TB reactive?
I have ibd and I am pragnent. Diarreah is main problem. It is controlled after heavy dose of tablets. Is this heavy dose harmful to foetus in anyways?
Check with your MD: One prefers not to take drugs especially in the first trimester. But in your case u probably need them. Check with the md who prescribed the drugs and ask if any could be dangerous, you cane also log in and see whether any of the drugs is contraindicated in pregnancy! ...Read more
I fell against my side table the other day and bruised myself pretty badly. There is a "c" marking probably from the drawer handle. Hurts to breathe.?
Your symptoms are most likely related to the bruising of soft tissue and maybe of the rib. If there is any chance of the rib being broken, an x-ray should be obtained.
If you are short of breath or air hungry, please go to the ED. Otherwise, a heating pad and advil (ibuprofen) will help to alleviate the pain.
A virtual follow up appt is available. ...Read more
I take Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 500mg tablets. I'm assuming its 500mg a tablet? My main question is... Is it bad 2 take more than 2 at a time?
Vitamin C: Taking 1000mg will not be problematic relative to 500 mg but it would probably be more effective to take one 500mg tablet in the morning and the other at night. Your body's capacity for absorbing vitamin c is limited and once exceeded the balance is excreted and therefore wasted. Consider dosing twice a day rather all at once. ...Read more
Hi doc Good Day! My question is can I take zetirizine with my daily tablet myrin p forte, cause i have a skin allergy like hives or urticaria. Tnx?
Yes: There is no problem with the combination. ...Read more
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Rigor Mortis: Is one sign of death, caused by chemical changes in muscles after death, causing stiffness. It starts 3-4 hours after death, reaches maximum after 12 hours, & gradually dissipates after 2-3 days after death. ...Read more
Tencon is combo of…: Butalbital (a potentially habit-forming barbiturate) & Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) et al.) used in the treatment of tension headache. Due to addictive potential, other modalities should be tried first: nsaids, moist heat to neck & shoulders, massage therapy, neck & shoulder stretching exercises, stress management. ...Read more
Headache in Young: I believe the most common causes of headaches in young men are eye strain and caffeine withdrawal in someone who ingests caffeine regularly and suddenly misses their regular caffeine. It can also be a symptom of being fatigued or having a minor viral illness. ...Read more
The body is like an: Orchestra, all the parts work in concert. At some point in history the heart was seen to be the main part, at others the brain was viewed this way. Many organs are duplicated in case we loose one, e.g., the eyes, ears, kidneys, etc. Philosophically, the human will, choice, spirit, can be seen as the main part. Your value system will determine it for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more