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Medicine For Mallory Weiss Tear
I just got food poisoning last night. My fever got up to 103.4℉, and I got a Mallory-Weiss tear. I haven't had diarrhea, just lots of vomiting. My fev?
ER evaluation: High fever, persistent vomiting. Head to the ER for evaluation to control symptoms & get evaluated for possible complications. ...Read more
Can having hiccups for 4-5 hours cause a Mallory Weiss tear? I've had a slight pain in the middle upper abdomen, nausea, and black stool.
Mallory Weiss: Sure, Mallory-Weiss syndrome is the term for a tear (laceration) of the inner lining (mucous membrane) of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach (gastroesophageal junction). The tear results from forceful retching, vomiting, or severe hiccupping that is frequently due to an underlying disorder or cause. Please see your provider if you think you have a bleeding. ...Read more
Gi docs: I was in hospital for mallory-weiss tear about 2 weeks ago (secondary to stomach virus/vomiting). Now I have flu/flu-like illness with chills/fever. Do you think it's safe to take ibuprofen?
Mallory-weiss tear from vomiting. Doc said ok but 4 days later have stomach/chest pain trouble breathing. Have panic disorder too, anxiety symptoms?
Tears in the lower: Mw syndrome is superficial tears in the lining of the lower part of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach. It can lead to bleeding. Often it occurs after heavy vomiting. ...Read more
See below: Mallory weiss refers to partial tear at the gastroesophageal junction, usually due to severe retching & related to alcohol & eating disorders & rarely nsaids abuse. If bleeding is self-limited, treatment is supportive care. Severe/continuous bleeding can be stopped by endoscopic or interventional radiology techniques or surgery. ...Read more
Gi bleeding: Mallory weiss syndrome or tears result from severe vomiting that can result in tears of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach. This can result in bloody vomiting or dark, tarry stools. ...Read more
I feel sick.: Described as a tear in the mucosal lining of the esophagus where it meets the stomach, as the result of prolonged or forceful vomiting. ...Read more
My problem is eaching in panish after sexual contract. And tear outer layer of panish which medicine ls better to use?
Penile itching, especially inside is commonly a sign of an infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea. I am not sure how you can get tested there where you are, but this may need to be tested and treated.
Other itching on the genitals, but usually on the outside, is caused by yeast or fungal infections and are easily treated with anti-fungal medications. ...Read more
Evaluation: You may try warm compresses and gentle massage from corner of eyelid towards nose to see if this helps. If you are in pain, &/or there is red swelling at the corner of the eyelid, you may have a blocked nasal lacrimal duct which may require surgical treatment (dcr). An appointment with an eye md will evaluate your problem and may trial topical &/or systemic antibiotics. ...Read more
Confirmed ligament tear in my left knee. Using knee support. Please advice any medicines for faster recovery. No prominent pain luckily.
Which ligament?: Please provide more information; which ligament was torn? Mcl? Acl? There is no medicine that will help this heal but sometimes anti inflammatories are used initially to help with pain and inflammation. But if you have no pain I would not recommend taking any medication. Please provide more details. ...Read more
I don't know how to comfront my pcp but he labeled me as a drug seeker and I honest to god am not im just in severe pain. What do u do. I'm In tears.
How do you know:
Relation with a physician could be complicated it is like relation with parent they are trying-to tell you to do the right thing and we thing we know more
And there is trust issue if a patient brake that trust once it is very hard to repair that
So either go to your old one and have heart to heart talk and see if he or she will trust you again
Or start with new physician a relation based on trust ...Read more
Pls advise which drugs can be used for a rotator cuff tear which does not require surgery. Pain is moderate but ongoing, have full movement/strength?
I'm not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery.
But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your
pain and swelling with some nsaid medications
Then I'd work on improving your range of motion and
shoulder strength with specific rotator cuff exercises ...Read more
5 wks into recovery of acl/meniscus tear surgery, I am still taking pain medicine. Is this normal?
Common, but: It's good that you are thinking ahead about how to handle long-term pain control w/out risk of addiction and other medical damage from over-use of opiates, etc. Discuss plans for pain management w/ the surgeon and/or your PCP. Consider your own search if they seem less helpful than you'd hope. Health psychologists can teach hypnosis and other techniques. Other possibilities too. ...Read more
What is best medicine to help rotor cuff tear pain, ibuprofen helps but I wake constantly at night in pain?
Difficult: THe best "medicine" is treatment of the rotator cuff - either time (some will heal) cortisone injection, physiotherapy or surgery. Ibuprofen, panadol etc can help you to tolerate the pain but won't fix it. Stronger pain relief (opiates) may appear to help help but at the risks of tolerance, dependence and other side effects May wish to discuss further treatment options with your GP. ...Read more
It has been 4 months since my ankle twisted. Doctors said it's ligament tear and gave medicines but nothing happened. I still can't walk. Help?
In MRI report, they told me lateral and medial meniscus tear. Can I get it corrected by excercise/medicine etc? How to confirm if I need surgery?
See ORS: A meniscus tear may feel better w/nsaids and pt but the meniscus will not heal w/this treatment. Turning, twisting and squatting activities may further tear the meniscus. They generally cause pain, sometimes popping or'catching' and swelling. See your ors. The tx. Of choice is arthroscopy w/meniscus repair vs. Resection. ...Read more
A young pregnant women die during pregnancy. She was fit but had a headache/placental tear went to ER and given medicine & died @7months. I'm scared?
I recently was prescribed Levaquin for a UTI, and its 3 weeks since, and I have very painful ligaments/muscles. Hx of tendon tear with same drug.
Side effects drug: IF you know that a specific drug has side effects then make sure your health care provider knows this. If you feel you are having side effects do the same. Ask you r health care provider if there is an alternative antibiotic you can safely take. It is in part your job to make your health car provider aware of these things don't be passive about what you know what you think they know about you ...Read more
What drug is safe for 50yrs man for dry eyes. No prob in tears. Just dry eyes and feeling as if he has strange object in eye. Frequent eye blinking?
Dry eye: See an eye MD for confirmation of dry eye diagnosis. How do you know there is "no prob in tears"? Dry eye can result from deficiency in tears or problems in the oil layer or mucus layer of the tear film. Proper diagnosis guides the treatment which may include artificial tears, Restasis, punctum plugs, flax seed oil, or even surgery depending on the cause and severity of the condition. ...Read more
I left medicine collazen, codiene, camzak after 8 months after knee meniscus tear I m better n started glycosamine n chronditin onmy own is it ok?
My left eye swollen. Inside is red. And I can't control tearing when I took Vigamox. I started to take this medicine 2 days before. Could u suggest sth?
Probably viral.: External bacterial eye infections typically clear rapidly with a strong 4th generation antibiotic like Vigamox. This suggests it may be viral. If you have severe bright light sensitivity, tearing & foreign sensation, you need a slit lamp biomicroscope exam in an eye doctor's office. This could be a foreign body particle embedded in your cornea, a herpetc infection or EKC from adenovirus 8 or 19. ...Read more
Is there any drug to reduce vitreo-retinal traction and adhesion? Can they be used during posterior vitreous detachment to prevent retinal tears?
No: In the absence of retinal inflammation or uveitis, there are no oral or topical drugs which decrease vitreo-retinal traction. If their is inflammation in the eye, the cause of this needs to be discovered and treated appropriately. There is no drug that you can take while a posterior vitreal detachment is occurring. You should be checked for the presence of significant retinal breaks. ...Read more
Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, I take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can I take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?
Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs. I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so
Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but I don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...Read more
I have medial meniscus tear in posterior horn do I need bed rest doc gave medicine for 15 days. I am a flight attndt should I fly? Or take rest
If this is a new: Tear, then resting until relatively pain free and swelling if any has gone down is advisable, but not bed rest. Bed rest is rarely recommended b/c of the risk of blood clots. Old tears don't need to be rested. However you need to be able to do your job safely in a more confounded space than most people. Eventually though you should get the tear fixed to avoid arthritis later in life. ...Read more
Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?
Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more