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Could codeine give the same happy feeling as morphine and heroin; jonathan gornall journalist said it is a?
Opiates: Codeine is an opiate like morphine and heroin. Morphine is extracted directly from the seed pods of certain poppy plants, and both heroin and Codeine are processed from morphine. Intoxication from all three can lead to a temporary "happy" high, but this isn't long-term happiness. All are habit-forming, too -- especially if you're using them for intoxication rather than pain control. ...Read more
Jonathan, 7, has autism. He's been having constipation for yrs and this time it's been 2 weeks since his last bowel. Given Dulcolax and paraffin.
See his pediatrician: For a thorough history, physical & abdominal X-ray. He may need a "clean-out" before using bulk laxatives to have soft stools every other day for at least 6 mos. When stools are soft, have him sit on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after a meal, with his feet supported so his knees are flexed, while blowing bubbles, playing on iPad, etc. Diet &/or low muscle tone are usually the cause. ...Read more
Hello Jonathan I would like to know if I could take benadryl night time while on amoxicillin, I have had pneumonia two moths ago and now I have the same symptoms I went to my family doctor and all he did was give me amoxicillinan, so far it hasn't do
Mgt: Most respiratory illness, including bronchitis infections are caused by viruses. Since you were treated for a bacterial illness, there should be diminished fever and improvement during the next week. Watch for any signs of fever, chills, thick sputum and if these occur please notify your PCP. A chest radiograph can be performed at that time if needed. A virtual appt to discuss online advised. ...Read more
Is HIV real or according to some scientists it is not or if it is it must be a harmless virus and doesn't cause aids (biologist chrystl meyer).?
What is an appropriate corticosteroid to use for mouth ulcers? I used Kenalog Orabase from Bristol-Meyers Squib, but they don't produce it anymore. I got Corti-Fluoral from Bayer from the pharmacist on a trip to Italy, but this is - as far as I could
Ulcers: I would not medicate myself with a Corticosteroid without first knowing for sure what type of ulcer you had. In some cases, you can actually make things worse. Better to see a dentist while on vacation or just wait until you get back home unless it resolves by then. If appropriate, a dentist can give you a script for the proper medication. If It's a canker sore it will be gone in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Thanks, you too!: Hi, yourself! Welcome to Healthtap. Hope you benefit by what you find here. If you have any questions (medically related, (we don't do windows!), please feel free to ask, There's a 150 character limit for your question, including spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more
You decide: Some people have confidence in a faith tradition, &/or have had or trust others accounts of paranormal experiences that give hope of survival. Others resolve to be brave, accept mortality, remember the good times, engage in customary mourning rituals, and understand that the attacks of grief will feel like blows to the soul but will become less with time. Talk to your friends. ...Read more
Consider all options: I'm going to assume that you are not forced to live with this individual. Frank talk is often best. Some people can change if approached tactfully & kindly. If this is a person who's unable to follow a moral code or consider the feelings of others, it's about harm reduction. Families do best when people teach instead of criticize and remember that relationships are more important than being right. ...Read more
Female reproduction: Mayer-rokitansky-küster-hauser syndrome is a condition in which the vagina & uterus either never developed or they are underdeveloped. Females with this condition don’t menstruate but they do have functioning ovaries. There may be accompanying abnormalities of the kidneys, spinal vertebrae, heart or ears. ...Read more
GYN Condition mostly: Mayer-rokitansky-küster-hauser syndrome is a condition in which the vagina & uterus either never developed or they are underdeveloped. Females with this condition don’t menstruate but they do have functioning ovaries. There may be accompanying abnormalities of the kidneys, spinal vertebrae, heart or ears. ...Read more
Long name!!: Mayer-rokitansky-küster-hauser syndrome is a condition in which the vagina & uterus either never developed or they are underdeveloped. Females with this condition don’t menstruate but they do have functioning ovaries. There may be accompanying abnormalities of the kidneys, spinal vertebrae, heart or ears. ...Read more
Replace your dr: You should keep your normal doctor we are here to help. We are available to feel in gaps when you can't get to your MD. But to be able to see your physician and be examined and tested in person is invaluable. ...Read more
Probably: The truth is that I think some of these "pop" diets are actually generated randomly. You'll be doing a much better thing for yourself to become educated about nutrition from a real scientific source, adopt fitness-focused leisure activities and friends, and develop regular healthy eating habits rather than "dieting". Best wishes and thanks for asking. ...Read more
Legal issue/not med: Laws in each state will define these cases and consultation with legal council is needed on specific cases. Much of this would be defined in the contracts signed before the process began. Whether or not the surrogate is also an egg donor, or just carrying an embryo from another source alters the case. In the eyes of the law, the surrogate may be considered a service provider like a nanny. ...Read more
Avoidance: Keep your hands well washed. Use hand sanitizers to kill germs. Stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands before touching your mouth, eyes or nose. Elect to use paper towels instead of shared cloth towels. Keep surfaces in your home disinfected. Remind your family member to cough into his or her arm or tissues. ...Read more
Regular eye exam: I am guessing that you have lost vision due to some disease or inherited problem of your eyes. Some therapy can help prevent further loss in these circumstances. You need to get regular evaluations by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrists) for severe vision loss. There you can get good diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
They need help: They need help. Start with their primary care provider. ...Read more
Possible addiction: Video games can be very compelling to the point of addiction. I am guessing that the adult in question does this frequently and is reluctant to leave the game. The ability to get this person to stop depends upon your place in the household pecking order. If you are higher you can probably be successfully verbally. It will require more force of will if you are lower on the ladder. ...Read more
Eye color: Comes from the iris. In many people, the iris is not just one color but a mixture of colors at the microscopic level. What color you perceive depends on what color you are wearing and the lighting. Having this trait is often highly desirable. Be glad! ...Read more
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Seek Therapy!: Dealing with death of a loved one is very difficult; dealing with suicide is even more complicated, because each individual reacts emotionally in their own way. There are no "typical" answers, because each person has to find their own individual way to deal with such loss. In my opinion, see a very good therapist (psychologist, social worker or counselor), experienced with loss. ...Read more
Varies: There is no one-size-fits-all answer. How much emotion is shown at the time the news is received, and what form it takes, is unpredictable and says nothing about the person. Some folks function perfectly throughout the period of bereavement; others may need down-time, and there are a variety of recognizable pathological grief reactions that may require intervention. ...Read more