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What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

Sialolith: Milking (massaging) salivary gland (under you jaw) or parotid gland (along side in front of ear) depending on which gland is affected. Chew something sour to stimulate salivation. In rare cases may need surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Amber Patel
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Sialolithiasis (Definition)

Dr. Jamali gave a great answer. These stones are most commonly found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland where stones can obstruct wharton's duct. It is frequently associated with chronic infection, dehydration but in many cases are of unknown etiology. These stone can sometimes be massaged out, surgically removed an sometimes may spontaneously come ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: sialolithiasis?

What is the definition or description of: sialolithiasis?

Salivary stones: Dr. Jamali gave a great answer. These stones are most commonly found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland where stones can obstruct wharton's duct. It is frequently associated with chronic infection, dehydration but in many cases are of unknown etiology. These stone can sometimes be massaged out, surgically removed an sometimes may spontaneously come out on their own. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

Cialolithiasis: Stones in the salivary glands treatment depends on the size of the stones. For small stones, hydration, nsaids , moist heat & sucking on citrus fruit. For larger stones, surgical removal. Sometimes, to prevent infection, antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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My mom gets sialolithiasis, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets sialolithiasis, so am I likely to get it later?

Not necessarily: Salivary stones are not always genetic. However drinking plenty of water can sometimes help. Also, a small stone can often be passed with the help of sour candy - such as lemon heads. This can increase the flow of saliva, helping to flush stones out. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles i reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there,s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there,s a people have a body odor what is the best  medicine of this?

Body odor: can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine ? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine ? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? Whats your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more

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My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?

Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read more

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I'm 38 i have plan to make a baby any medicine did i take to easy to pregnant me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old so that's why i ask

I'm 38 i  have  plan to make a baby any  medicine did i take to easy to pregnant  me thank you and my husband he 's 47 yrs old  so that's why i ask

Pregnancy: You need to know when you ovulate. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14 of the cycle. That is your prime time to get pregnant. To see how your ovarian reserve is , you need to have a fsh level drawn in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr.S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

I'm confused, was diagnosed over year ago with spontaneous onj now in grade/stage 4a. Why do some dr.S only believe get it if u taken osteo drugs & etc?

Clarification….: Comment a little more on your question, please? I'd love to answer, but am not clear about your question. Were you diagnosed with onj without taking any medications and wonder why doctors are asking or assuming your history of bone-treating drug use? ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine ?

What is the best medicine ?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, i think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more