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Medicine For Zoonoses
I practice veterinary medicine and come in contact with a lot of zoonose diseases. Recently i started experiencing localised rashes. Ideas?
Contact/irritant: Zoonoses, for those who don't know, are animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans. This doesn't sound like a zoonosis. It sounds like you're coming in contact with an allergen or direct skin irritant, and you'll have to do some detective work to uncover the culprit. If you let a dermatologist have a look, he/she may be able to determine the cause just by its appearance & distribution. ...Read more
Zoonosis: Zoonosis = a disease that can be naturally transmitted from an animal to a human. ...Read more
"Zoo" means animal: Not sure 'why' you want to know this-but typically in medicine, zoonotic refers to animal related diseases. It is an adjective that describes 'where' and 'how' an infectious disease might affect humans. The other word I think you're typing is 'zoonosis' which is a noun and refers to the actual animal disease that can infect humans. So it's grammatical but the point is we're talking animal diseases ...Read more
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
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
Urine testing is the: Most commonly used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I saw a Dr and told me it’s herpes. I’m not in my home country, so I don’t know which medicine to buy in the US. Which medicine should I get?
Acyclovir : If you can find Acyclovir (Zovirax) over the counter in the pharmacy, great. If not, a trip to the MD can accomplish the same task. Keep in mind that the medicine doesn't "cure" Herpes. It only shortens the time of the appearance on the skin surfaces and therefore the pain. Herpes can also recur later and unfortunately, unlike love & marriage can last forever as the "gift that keeps on giving". ...Read more
How can i increase my baby appetite, do i have to buy drug that increase my 1 year old baby appetite, he s active normal but i wish he eat more?
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
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
Seek Urgent Care: Take them to the emergency room.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does cociane stay in your system it’s only been 2 days Since I did it.. I have a drug test coming up in one day. Just a urine drug test ?
Up to 5 days:
Metabolite of cocaine may be detectable in urine for up to 5 days following last intake.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
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
Is it possible to get drug-induced thrombocytopenia from a drug that’s been on the market for years and never caused drug-induced thrombocytopenia to anyone else?
Drug low platelets: Yes. but very unlikely. I would go to UPTODATE.com and review this issue. ...Read more
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www.Porphyriafoundation.Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers