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Etremely congested with errible allergies. What OTC is equivalent to naldecon. I remember taking it years ago and it really loosened the mucus.

Etremely congested with errible allergies. What OTC is equivalent to naldecon. I remember taking it years ago and it really loosened the mucus.

Nasal steroid/AH: Antihistamine/decongestants used to be the best treatment for allergic rhinitis but have mostly been replaced by topical nasal cortisone and nasal antihistamine because of lower incidence of side effects and better efficacy from the latter. If the problem cannot be controlled with these drugs, considering seeing an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Phenylpropanolamine And Chlorpheniamine (Definition)

Phenylpropanolamine|chlorpheniamine is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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What medications are most dangerous to hypertensive senior citizens?

What medications are most dangerous to hypertensive senior citizens?

Stimuants: Any drug with stimulating properties should be avaided in this type of patient. This may include decongestants (ie sudafed) appetite suppressants, etc. ...Read more

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How can seniors save on drugs?

How can seniors save on drugs?

Use generics as much: As possible, and try to take the medicines exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What age are you a senior citizen?

65: Technically, 65- the age you become generally eligible for medicare in the us. Some organizations are trying to pull people in earlier (like age 55), but likely this age will become less relevant as we live longer and more productive lives into very old age. ...Read more

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Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

May not be: Amitriptyline may cause several significant side effects, especially in patients over age of 65. They include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, or confusion. Make sure that you discuss with your doctor if another treatment option is available. ...Read more

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Is P90X safe for seniors/boomers?

Depending on your: Fitness level and any associated physical limitations, you can participate in P90X. Remember, it can be modulated for various fitness levels. But I'd stress that an older exerciser really needs to understand his/her limits, as there is literature to suggest that seniors are at higher risk of injury with these high intensity interval programs than younger persons. ...Read more

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What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

Courses for seniors: The real benefit is that it keeps their minds active and helps with memory and other skills. ...Read more

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What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

Inflammation: High ESR is an indication of inflammation, with or without infection. The normal ESR value is higher in seniors than in younger people. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

A wellness program: Is a good idea at any age. Some potential benefits:

Weight reduction
Improved physical fitness
Increased stamina
Improved bone density
Lower levels of stress
Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
Possibly a lower incidence and/or slower progression of the chronic diseases of aging. ...Read more

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Is atavan safe for seniors?

Is atavan safe for seniors?

Safer than some: Your own doctor knows best about your particular case. But in general, Ativan (lorazepam) is a safer benzodiazepine than others in its class because it has no metabolic by-products to build up in your system. It's also shorter acting than some of the others like Clonazepam or valium. That said, it's also a habit-forming medication which can cause sedation, difficulty with memory, etc. -- use with care. ...Read more

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Is l tryptophan good for seniors?

Is l tryptophan good for seniors?

No risk: This can be taken at any age, but I don't know what your purpose for taking it is? You may contact me at www. Drkusher. Com. ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for a senior?

What are the best shoes for a senior?

Some good Some bad.: There are good ones and there are bad ones. Tale a look a "KEEN" shoes. Black industrial shoe, very comfortable. ...Read more

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Can you help with my senior pullup rash?

Can you help with my senior pullup rash?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more

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Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Can volunteer work help keep a senior mind sharp?

Yes.: Volunteer work at any age is great. Other things that can keep a senior mind sharp: exercise, eating healthy and mental stimulation - things like crossword puzzles, learning a new language, puzzles and brainteasers. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Any good appetite suppressants out there for seniors?

Any good appetite suppressants out there for seniors?

Yes but: There are 5-10 different meds that suppress appetite. Many have side effects that make them inappropriate for certain people no matter what their age. You need you a doc familiar with the full gambut of treatment. I am treating several patients more than 70. ...Read more

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How can seniors keep their brains in great condition?

How can seniors keep their brains in great condition?

Hope: Key is controlling risk factors for vascular disease, most especially even mild high blood pressure which affects the tiny vessels; discover B12 & folate (folic acid) deficiency & thyroid disease early. Studies produce ever-conflicting results, but most recently, treatment with angiotensin-receptor blockers for high blood pressure seems to delay or prevent both vascular and Alzheimer's type dementia. ...Read more

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more

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What are the different long-term care options for a senior?

What are the different long-term care options for a senior?

Nursing home: Long term care for people needing continuos nursing care, are best cared in nursing homes. For people who have life threatening illnesses with impending death, they may be care for with hospice. ...Read more

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Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Depends: Some shelters offers seniors during tornado warnings. Please check with local county law enforcement about coordination of seniors during the diaster activity. ...Read more

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What tests/procedures can detect tia's (mini strokes) in seniors?

Clinical diagnosis: There is no test for tias, or transient ischemic attacks. They look like a stroke, but only last 15 min or less. They can, however, be a warning of an impending stroke, so you need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What's sundowning? Why do some seniors do it after accident, illness?

Nighttime confusion: Sundowning is the term used for a period of confusion, disorientation, at times agitation, irritability, symptoms of psychosis that occurs late in day. If one is having such episodes, it should be evaluated initially by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What supplements can a senior adult take to stay healthier than most?

What supplements can a senior adult take to stay healthier than most?

Colorful diet: Unless you are deficient in vitamins or minerals, I am not a strong proponent of mutliple supplements. Generally a calcium/d supplement (women), a baby Aspirin if your disease requires it. Otherwise, most studies support that a colorful diet rich in heathy fats, veggies, fruits and lean on meats and processed foods is superior to any extra pills. ...Read more

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Can dancing be a good way for seniors to stay in shape when they're old?

Absolutely!: Dancing is fabulous, fun, interesting, stimulating exercise that helps the mind, body, and spirit. Go for it! And have fun! ...Read more

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What effect does exercising at a young age have on fitness when you are a senior?

What effect does exercising at a young age have on fitness when you are a senior?

Good habit: Starting to exercise when you are young
will hopefully be the beginning of a long
healthy lifestyle
exercise and healthy nutrition will
help control your weight and maintain
fitness
while we cannot all do what we may have
done at age 20, a lifelong commitment
to exercise will go a long way toward maintaining your health. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare. Gov for information. ...Read more

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I am a senior in HS looking to become an RN I would like to find feedback on what to do?

I am a senior in HS looking to become an RN I would like to find feedback on what to do?

Nursing school: Wonderful goal. Sounds like you are just about ready to graduate. A guidance counselor at your high school will have information on various careers, including nursing. Many folks today earn a BSN degree in a four year college, LPN programs are about year, and RN programs 2 or 3 depending on the school which may be a community college. Search various schools and read their material and apply. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Naldecon (Definition)

Naldecon is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more