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3y old smelled strongly maple syrup until age 2. She no longer does. I found out about msud and asked her dr. He said she would have other symptoms?

3y old smelled strongly maple syrup until age 2. She no longer does. I found out about msud and asked her dr. He said she would have other symptoms?

MSUD: MSUD is an inherited metabolic disorder that allows for build-up of certain proteins and subsequently their toxic by-products. Untreated, it leads to severe mental and physical disability and eventual death. There are several variations of the disease, one would expect symptoms of the toxin build-up (seizures, vomiting, lethargy etc) to be strongly prevalent the same time the urine smelled strongl ...Read more

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What chromosome is affected in msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

What chromosome is affected in msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

1, 6, and 19: Msud is caused when a tightly clustered group of proteins [branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase] does not work properly. This multienzyme complex has three subunits encoded by four different genes. Three of them - on chromosomes 1, 6, and 19, have been found to have mutations that can result in msud. The msud family support group (http://www. Msud-support. Org/) has more information. ...Read more

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Which chromosome is affected in msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

Which chromosome is affected in msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

Chromosome 19: Msud results from a defect in chromosome 19 in one if the 6 subunit genes in the bckhda complex. ...Read more

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I've had alot of pain in my lower left side, and my urine smells really sweet and its cloudy is possible this is msud? I am 26 yo male

I've had alot of pain in my lower left side, and my urine smells really sweet and its cloudy is possible this is msud? I am 26 yo male

Diabetes: Sweet smelling urine is associated with elevated blood sugar and ketones spilling over into your urine. Please have your doctor check you for diabetes and possible kidney disease.

Best wishes ...Read more

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Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

Can you use isomil milk formula in infants with msud (maple syrup urine disease)?

Probably not: This disease is because of a defect in metabolism of leucine, isoleucine and valine, all present in protein. I believe that mead johnosn may be making a diet for this disease but it is a long time since I had the care of a msud patient----- a very difficult disease to treat and only diet can prevent the mental retardation that is otherwise inevitable. ...Read more

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What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

Symptomatic relief: Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding, labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Epiduo has two medications in it. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using Epiduo, compared to buying the two separate medications to use?

Epiduo has two medications in it. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using Epiduo, compared to buying the two separate medications to use?

Effort, doses, price: Epiduo is ready to use but copay can be high, using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide separately will require some effort, not sure if you can achieve the same recipe or make it worth the effort, talk to your doc about other options, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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What are the medications that people with type two diabetics should take?

What are the medications that people with type two diabetics should take?

Not Simple: That is not a simple question as it depends on many factors to include your body weight, your diet or ability to control your diet, and what your blood sugar runs. The most common starter medicines are a drug called metformin and the sulfonureas. It is a must to see a doctor for a treatment plan individualized for you. ...Read more

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I have intching below testicle sack:since two month. Plz suggest me medication.

I have intching below testicle sack:since two month. Plz suggest me medication.

Wrong Question!: A better question is what is causing it! Knowing the cause will lead to correcting the problem & there are many possible causes from hygiene/grooming (shaving, soap or laundry detergent allergy), sexual behavior (could be an std), to activity (increased sport causing rubbing) etc. You may need to see your md or dermatologist to determine the cause and then get a solution. ...Read more

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Started having 9 days period and is two weeks interval. Am not on any medication, please what's happening?

Started having 9 days period and is two weeks interval. Am not on any medication, please what's happening?

NOT normal: This is highly abnormal and needs to be investigated by a qualified specialist. There are many, many possible reasons for this, and an excellent doctor needs to find out why this is happening in order to best treat you. If you can't find a superb specialist near you, you're certainly welcome to come here.
Dr. Roseff in fl. ...Read more

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Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?

Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?

Why not take BP meds: 62 asks: What are top 2 reasons people don't take their meds for HTN.
1. They don't fell ill so why take BP meds?
2. They don't believe they really have an increased BP.
One way to help with this is to show the patient data as to why HTN is bad 4 U. Then show data showing that lowering BP makes one live longer and healthier. Ask them to try to buy life insurance at regular rate with their BP. ...Read more

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Allergies, I get shots and I'm on two medications and never get allergies. What could be wrong with me? Is that normal?

Allergies, I get shots and I'm on two medications and never get allergies. What could be wrong with me? Is that normal?

Question unclear: You say you never get allergies, but you are on shots and 2 medications. What shots? Are they allergen desensitization (allergy shots)?
Could it be that your symptoms disappeared because of your treatment? Your question is not quite clear. ...Read more

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What oral medication can I take to go lighter. I am covered by vitiligo, two-thirds of my body. Want the patches not to look prominent. I am dark?

What oral medication can I take to go lighter. I am covered by vitiligo, two-thirds of my body. Want the patches not to look prominent. I am dark?

Vitiligo: There are no oral medications to bleach your skin. There are topical agents which can do this, but you would need to have a full and detailed conversation with a dermatologist about it as there are risks. A much safer alternative would be to dry using a blending agent for people with vitiligo called dermblend. If you have not seen a dermatologist for your condition, I suggest you do so. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago. Now I repeated the test it's 90? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago. Now I repeated the test it's 90? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

Fluctuations: Anti ds-DNA real significance is simply whether it's detectable. Levels fluctuate both with your health and perhaps even with variables in the lab. I would draw no conclusions about the activity of your disease from the changing values. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Safety first: Depends what medication we are talking about. Since we don't know the long term effects of most drugs it's best to be cautious. ...Read more

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What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

Heat rash: A low concentration Hydrocortisone cream or ointment (. 05-1%) should help. Also corn starch powder (johnson's baby powder) helps ease out the itch. ...Read more

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I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

If you were a mouse: If you were a mouse then, by taking that extra pill of famotidine you may've severely blocked ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine but in the human condition.....you're good to go....unless you weigh as much as a mouse. If you'd like to talk about it at all you may look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Can you suddenly stop taking Depakote after two weeks at 750mg? Medication was prescribed as a mood stabilizer.

Can you suddenly stop taking Depakote after two weeks at 750mg? Medication was prescribed as a mood stabilizer.

No: Everyone's body chemistry and drug tolerance/sensitivity is different. Whenever possible is best to titrate off psych meds, meaning take one every other day for a week and then one every three days the following in your case. Additionally always let your physician know what you're doing so s/he can better assist you when you go back for your next apt. ...Read more

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I'm on medication for deressionand for an anxiety disorer I can't speak in groups of more than two people im afraid im always wrong?

I'm on medication for deressionand for an anxiety disorer I can't speak in groups of more than two people im afraid im always wrong?

Psychotherapy: Medications can help anxiety and depression, but the best results come along with psychotherapy. Your fear of public speaking is very common. This along with your feeling of being "always wrong" can be helped with cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Many therapists do this kind of work. If your psychiatrist does not offer psychotherapy, ask for a referral. ...Read more

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I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks. The pain is a lot worse and it isn't clearing up. What could that mean?

I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks. The pain is a lot worse and it isn't clearing up. What could that mean?

UTI symptoms: A woman with UTI symptoms that don't quickly clear up with a standard urinary antibiotic should see a gyn specialist. There are resistant bacteria strains that can be detected on a urine culture and other conditions that can be diagnosed by exam. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that I can take to stop my spotting while on depo? Also any way to lose wieght (gained over 10lbs on two months)?

Is there any medication that I can take to stop my spotting while on depo? Also any way to lose wieght (gained over 10lbs on two months)?

Yes: You can change your contraception or add birth control pills. Weight gain is a common side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Consider an IUD if these symptoms are bothering you. ...Read more

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Have PCOD since age 12. Presently 34 married with two kids. Don't plan to have more kids. Do I need to continue PCOD medication forever?

Have PCOD since age 12. Presently 34 married with two kids. Don't plan to have more kids. Do I need to continue PCOD medication forever?

Talk to a GYN MD: This is something that requires an extensive discussion of your future need for childbearing, the state of your general health, and whether you can tolerate the symptoms of PCOS without medication or not. You need to discuss this with a GYN MD who knows your history and has done an examination. ...Read more