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Msud Aid Medication
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
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
Chromosome 19: Msud results from a defect in chromosome 19 in one if the 6 subunit genes in the bckhda complex. ...Read more
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
No: Infants with msud need special formulas look in amino acids. ...Read more
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
What is the best thing to do to start to aid "bladder leakage"? Is there a medication that I can start to relieve it?
Maybe...: If you are having leakage of urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze...a condition known as stress urinary incontinence...it may be due to declining sex hormone levels. Correcting these hormone levels (IMO, using "bio-identical" estrogens, testosterone, and progesterone) is best. But in other women, I've had some success recommending OTC pseudoephedrine ("Sudafed") which tightens sphincters. ...Read more
HOW do u aid a oral mucocele? Do I have to see a doc n get prescribed a certain medication or is there store medicine I can jus buy?
Exercise medication: Anxiety disorders can be treated with different classes of meds - safest in terms of low risk potential are probably the ssris but many of those can in fact cause weight gain. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is approved for depression - may or may not help for anxiety and may reduce weight a little. Cognitive-behavioral therapy directed at lifestye, exercise, stress reduction, etc is very effective, but takes work. ...Read more
I have extremely helpful but I hate the idea of having to take a sleep aid too. Is there anything I can do without more medication?
Yes, be sure that: You are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, >. ...Read more
What are some Rx medications that can help a person stay asleep for 8-10 hours?? I need a strong sleeping aid that will put me into a very deep sleep.
I need my chronic medication and my psychiatrist won't give me a script until I come see her but my med aid is exhausted. How can I get a script for my chronic meds as I haven't had my medication in 2 days now. Thanks?
Don't skip medication:
It s critically important not to run out of chronic prescription medication. If the condition is on chronic, you are allowed chronic visits, which do not come from day to day cover benefits. Check with your Medical aid.
You can get a script from your GP, or if funding is a problem, you may need to go to the local state clinic. ...Read more
Can I take Somnapure natural sleep aid and Puritea natural energy and antioxidants from Peak Life with current medications?
I'd be careful. ..: As you know, manufacture of herbal supplements is not regulated so their purity, safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed. You are on some medicines, including Lamictal and Toviaz, (fesoterodine) which are unique and actually could interact with quite a few things. Somnopure contains valerian extract & Puritea contains ginseng. I hate to discourage something that sounds so promising, but I would avoid. ...Read more
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My mom has diabetes and regularly takes insulin shots. She has a wound on her right toe. What first aid medication should I give her and her wound?
See a doctor: Forget the cream. See a doctor asap especially if wound is on the bottom of the toe. ...Read more
Are there any supplements I can take that will aid in reducing stomach acid? I cant tolerate any of the acid reducing/PPI medications.
Tums (calcium carbonate): Will help mitigate stomach avid. It is calcium carbonate which if used too much can cause high calcium levels in the blood however. Only take routinely under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?
Not likely related: Loss of hair (alopecia) is not listed on the known rare side effects lists for hydroxyzine and a brief literature search doesn't indicate any case reports. However, idiosyncratic individual reactions to drugs are always possible. I would see a dermatologist for examination of your skin and hair and get advice there. If you stop, and it is related, I would expect gradual improvement, not rapid. ...Read more
On Trazadone (anti-depressant n sleep aid drug for insomnia). if I have CAD, and Lupus, will this medication make either of the 2 conditions I have worse?
Trazadone and CAD:
As true of all medications untoward side effects may cause one to be worse and detract from the medications main health benefits.
Best discuss this with your doctor to be safe. ...Read more
Not emergent: More damage is done trying to lower BP quickly than from high bp. 140/100 is mildly elevated and is not harmful over the shortrun. High BP causes damage over many years. That said, the first line drug is hydrochlorothiazide which is dirt cheap, has only rare side effects, and has excellent outcome data. ...Read more
Does drinking yerba mate help in cleaning out your system for a drug test? And it usually flushes me out when ever I eat something; but would it aid in cleaning me out in the event of a drug test?
Yerba mate: Yerba mate, a shrub from south america which is used as a beverage w antioxidant effects ; nutritional value has been shown to have some detoxification effect but this will not help you to beat a drug test. The only way to stay clean for drug screening urinalysis is not to use. ...Read more
How can I get the kind of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?
Relax your human:
Eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, get proper sleep, have healthy outlets, take breaks. Drink plenty of water.
If feeling excessive fatigue see your doctor.
Spend time with friends and family.
What can make drugs addictive is the perception that they can make you superhuman, but if your were to become addicted you would be anything but. ...Read more
How can I get a high level of focus and productivity on a daily basis without the aid of a potentially addictive drug?
See answer: Sessions with a good certified therapist may help, having a good support structure at home and work-with family, colleagues and friends will help. Keep your mind sharp by reading the paper, doing crossword puzzles. Finally, some people with add/adhd may need medication, and there are some medications that are not definatively addicting. There are excellent psychiatrists and gen drs that can help. ...Read more
I want to know if there is any snake bit first aid drug that can be bought, kept at home and taken as first aid, before taken victim to hospital?
No.: Snake bite antivenin is extremely expensive and requires medical supervision to give it and to monitor for side effects. It is great that you are making up a first aid kit though! Everyone should do so. By the way: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), liquid and capsule forms, should be in everybody's medicine cabinet, to prevent potentially fatal allergic reactions which can occur without warning. ...Read more
Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more