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Singulair (montelukast): Should be OK but if it is not helping within a day or two, please contact your doctor. ...Read more
Bronchitis: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, used for allergic reactions. If you truly have bronchitis, you may need an antibiotic, but also would benefit from a mucolytic, such as Mucinex or similar, to thin the mucus secretions and clear them. I suggest you see your provider to determine most appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Flovent accidental overuse, now have fever+sinus infection+uncontrolled asthma. Can I be prescribed nonsteriodal treatment thru this app? 2busy2besick
Can i give my 5 yr old whom has been diagnosed with strep throat childens Advil (ibuprofen) along with his prescribed antibiotics? He also was prescribed ondansetron for nausea.
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Not on public site: You need to read the site information and know the difference between the public information site (this one) and the paid Healthtap prime concierge site. This site does not diagnose or treat anyone for anything.It rovides information on a range of topics. If you find a willing doc on the concierge site, that is licensed in your state,they may agree to provide some services. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Zpak, Prednisone, and Acetaminophen/Codeine syrup for Bronchitis. Should this be helpful?
Medications: The ZPak is a good broad spectrum antibiotic and Prednisone will treat inflammation, particularly if you had wheezing on exam. The cough syrup combined with Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with fever and cough. I usually advise using Tylenol (acetaminophen) only for fever and a cough preparation only if you need it to sleep. Most bronchial infections though are viral and not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: You can take both together if that is what you mean. ...Read more
YES (in some cases): While controversial & considered unproven by many doctors, homeopathy is often very successful in treating asthma. There are many many cases of asthma, both in adults & children, that have fully disappeared after homeopathic treatment. While some doctors may consider this a spontaneous remission or placebo effect, it is a cure nonetheless. See www.Naturalnews.Com/034097_homeopathy_myths.Html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
R/O IBS: PAIN KILLERS WOULD WORSEN SX . You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more