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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?

Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cataract? What tests are needed?

Eye examination: I am unfamiliar with personalized medicine. Cataract is a gradual clouding up of the natural lens of the eye that can eventually lead to vision loss. The best method of determining if one has a cataract is with an eye examination. ...Read more

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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like chickenpox? What tests are needed?

Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like chickenpox? What tests are needed?

Personalized???: Dx and rx of something like chickenpox is part of medical care. For most of us it is a visual (i look at it) DX when paired with a history of how it started. No specific tests are needed & rx is directed at pt comfort. If you are asking about specific contracted care with a concierge dr; that would depend on the wording of your agreement. ...Read more

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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like multiple myeloma? What tests are needed?

Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like multiple myeloma? What tests are needed?

Absolutely: Yes, absolutely.
Molecular analysis with different methods are done to find some specific molecular markers/genes abnormality-
this can be obtained from bone marrow and peripheral blood. This helps us in prognostication as well as in selecting medication. ...Read more

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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like dilated cardiomyopathy? What tests are needed?

Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like dilated cardiomyopathy? What tests are needed?

Echo: Cardiomyopathy is a weakened heart muscle. The diagnosis can be confirmed by an echocardiogram which takes an ultrasound picture of the heart and can show its pumping function. Further tests may need to be done to assess the cause. These tests can include a cardiac cath to rule out coronary artery disease, and even rarely a biopsy of the heart muscle. Personalized medicine is non specific term. ...Read more

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Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cirrhosis of the liver? What tests are needed?

Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like cirrhosis of the liver? What tests are needed?

#1 is Blood test: I'm really not sure what is meant by "personalized medicine" (i guess I thought all medicine was personalized!) but the tests that are needed for possible cirrhosis are blood tests to check the function of the liver and typically a sonogram to see the size and texture. If indicated, a liver biopsy may even be required to confirm the diagnosis or determine the type of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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I'm going to apply to work in publix, do they test your hair for drugs?

I'm going to apply to work in publix, do they test your hair for drugs?

Hair can be tested: Hair can be tested for drugs. Whether a specific employer does so or not is something to look for on their website or by calling their human resources department. ...Read more

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What would you advice to my oily face? What medicine should I take or apply?

What would you advice to my oily face? What medicine should I take or apply?

Oily skin: People have different skin types, so one size doesn't fit all. Neutrogena and dove have good facial cleansers. Doing a scrub every day can be a little irritating, so you might want to consider something like every other day. If you're also having breakouts, then a cleanser with benzyl peroxide can help. Talk with your pcp or dermatologist if otc cleansers aren't helping. ...Read more

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I just started taking a drug called provigil, but I can't afford it. Can you tell me how to apply for hardship case?

I just started taking a drug called provigil, but I can't afford it. Can you tell me how to apply for hardship case?

Provigil: There is a patient assistance program for provigil. Your physician can help you apply for this if you go to this link: http://www. Provigil. Com/prescription_assistance_patient. Aspx good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why when I try to look up and behind of my neck will pain? Any treatment? I have try to apply some medicine but it not working.

Why when I try to look up and behind of my neck will pain? Any treatment? I have try to apply some medicine but it not working.

Neck pain: Neck pain that is brought on by extending and turning your neck may represent soft tissue inflammation or inflammation of the facet joints in the cervical spine. I would see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. X-rays may be needed and physical therapy will likely be very useful. If you develop a fever and stiff neck, seek immediate evaluation as that could be a dangerous infection. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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Can u recommend what type of medicine to take or apply to cure whitespot on my body especially at my back? Thank you.

Can u recommend what type of medicine to take or apply to cure whitespot on my body especially at my back? Thank you.

Tinea versicolor?: Difficult to definitively diagnose without actually seeing it but most likely you have a condition called tinea versicolor. This is caused by a yeast (malassezia) that is part of our normal skin microflora. Otc treatments that may help include medicated shampoos like selsun blue and head & shoulders. Also antifungal creams like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af. If these don't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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4 year old child's legs are burned seriously and some portion is damaged a lot what are the medicines I can apply?

4 year old child's legs are burned seriously and some portion is damaged a lot what are the medicines I can apply?

See physician: 1st-degree burn least serious only the outer layer of skin is burned. The skin usually red often swollen, sometimes pain.2nd degree, first layer of skin burned through and the second layer of skin (dermis) burned. Skin intensely burned, reddened, blisters, pain. Most serious burns 3rd degree, all layers burned. Emergency. Seriously ill. Treatment of minor burns, cold water not ice, gauze, pain relief. ...Read more

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Due to back waxing my back got mini boils aftr 1week. Its all over...Pls suggest what oinment/ cream/ medicine to apply to get rid of it?

Due to back waxing my back got mini boils aftr 1week. Its all over...Pls suggest what oinment/ cream/ medicine to apply to get rid of it?

Folliculitis: The follicles are inflames most likely the waxing can allow for secondary infections to occur so if yo get warm hot tender or develop a fever go to your doctor. Supportive care is warm soaks possibly adding some topical antibiotics like neosporin but not the the entire back at one time. As I said if things get worse you may need oral antibiotics ...Read more

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What medicine to be apply for the lingular discoid fibrosis that found during x-ray. They told left and right upper lobe. Please advise soon.

What medicine to be apply for the lingular discoid fibrosis that found during x-ray. They told left and right upper lobe. Please advise soon.

It depends: On the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung does not exchange oxygen. If mild, it may be due to an old inflammation/infection and require no treatment. If ongoing or progressive, it could lead to breathing difficulties, so you need to talk to your doc about what it means in your situation. ...Read more

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