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I believe I have strep. Can I cure it naturally? I'd prefer no doctors visit or prescription.

I believe I have strep. Can I cure it naturally? I'd prefer no doctors visit or prescription.

Bacterial infection: There are no home remedies to cure Strep. Strep, untreated can lead to rheumatic heart disease and death. Go see your physician. ...Read more

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Mammo Prescription and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is DX is it for a routine mammo?

Mammo Prescription and it as DX Z12.31- encounter for screening mammogram for malignant neoplasm of breast what is DX is it for a routine mammo?

ICD-10 code: Doctor's have to come up with codes for billing purposes — especially when we order tests. This system is called ICD-10. It is the 10th generation of the International Classification of Diseases if you really want to know. "Dx" stands for 'diagnosis', and Z12.31 is a breast cancer screening code for the mammogram. I'd ask the doctor more questions if you're still not sure. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for my chlamedyia..... Can't afford the high Doctor visit?

I need a prescription for my chlamedyia..... Can't afford the high Doctor visit?

Find a free clinic: This Health Tap site is for general information. We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this platform. Most towns of any size have a planned parenthood or other free clinic that can evaluate you for STD's and provide treatment when needed. Physicians who prescribe meds without proper evaluation can lose their license. Your issues are important but not enough to risk their license. ...Read more

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Couldyour eye prescription change depending on which opticians you visit?

Couldyour eye prescription change depending on which opticians you visit?

Eye glass prescrip: Yes. Objective and subjective measurements vary but generally are consistently close. Sometimes prescriptions appear to be different, but are actually the same by way of writing them out in a transposed format. ...Read more

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I've run out of my prescription lortab, and I do have norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 left from a previous doctor visit. Okay to take this instead?

The Same: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) just has a lower amount of tylenol so the difference is minor. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is probably a little safe from a liver damage standpoint. Chronic use of either require laboratory monitoring. Limit your tylenol (acetaminophen) daily dose to 2600 to 3000 mg daily regardless. See your doctor for continuing back problems. ...Read more

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Dr prescription liver ultrasx because AST 69, ALT 96 (75/75 3 wks ago), GGT 83. I want to reduce 40mg omeprazole and 20mg simvastatin, alcohol first. Thoughts?

Dr prescription liver ultrasx because AST 69, ALT 96 (75/75 3 wks ago), GGT 83. I want to reduce 40mg omeprazole and 20mg simvastatin, alcohol first. Thoughts?

Good ideas-both!: I think your ideas are terrific, and I'd implement them immediately. In so doing you could get your labs rechecked in about one month and see if any positive impact. Having said that, I think it's a good idea to still follow your doctor's advice. A liver ultrasound is quite benign (even on the pocketbook, relatively speaking!) and helps exclude important considerations such as gallstone and cancer ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks my poop has a bit of blood in it, at first it was my anus felt like it was getting smaller and it was hard to poop now the blood. I thought it will pass, but I feel something is wrong and it's a bit embarrassing to visit a doctor?

For the past 2 weeks my poop has a bit of blood in it, at first it was my anus felt like it was getting smaller and it was hard to poop now the blood. I thought it will pass, but I feel something is wrong and it's a bit embarrassing to visit a doctor?

Possible fissure: This sounds like an anal fissure, which can be very painful. Internal hemorrhoids are possible too. You will need to visit your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Nothing to be embarrassed about, doctors see this all the time. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir prescribed to someone for a mouth sore? I had come across a prescription bottle for acyclovir in my boyfriends car when we first started dating 3 months ago but thought nothing of it beause I had not looked into what it even was. Recently i

Is acyclovir prescribed to someone for a mouth sore? I had come across a prescription bottle for acyclovir in my boyfriends car when we first started dating 3 months ago but thought nothing of it beause I had not looked into what it even was.  Recently i

Yes: Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection.

Acyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses. Illnesses caused by herpes viruses include genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox. ...Read more

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I had used healthtap to renew a prescription before an expected long distance move. The move was delayed then, but will be in 2 weeks. Can I refill?

I had used healthtap to renew a prescription before an expected long distance move. The move was delayed then, but will be in 2 weeks. Can I refill?

Maybe: Whether a PRIME doctor prescribes medications depends on the doctor, the patient, and each individual situation. PRIME fees are the same, regardless of whether medication is prescribed, because the fees are for the consultations (not the meds). Also, you have posted this current question on HealthTap's free public information forum. Instead, try requesting a PRIME consultation. ...Read more

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I moved to leesburg fl. Last month and can not get in to see a Dr. until January I need my prescription of Warifrin renewed because I'm running out.?

I moved to leesburg fl. Last month and can not get in to see a Dr. until January I need my prescription of Warifrin renewed because I'm running out.?

Get a consult.: We can help. Request a consult. Or maybe go to a local urgent care center. Warfarin is a necessary medication and should not be stopped unless a doctor advised you to do so. ...Read more

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Dr. Lewis, you once offered me flagyl for my symtoms and I turned you down. You also suggested that my husband create a profile for himself so that he may get a prescription. Can I take you up on the offer of the flagyl? I have given it some thought and I

Dr. Lewis, you once offered me flagyl for my symtoms and I turned you down. You also suggested that my husband create a profile for himself so that he may get a prescription. Can I take you up on the offer of the flagyl? I have given it some thought and I

Consult Dr. Lewis: Check and see if Dr. Lewis has a Healthtap Concierge practice. If he does not, start another consult on Healthtap Prime. You will likely get another doc but your chart will be there for that doc to review. That doc may or may not write for the Flagyl, depending on the new assessment made. Have your husband create an account and consult as well: either with Dr. Lewis or on Prime. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd/panic attacks? Tried everything else: ssris, maois, ect 33 rounds. I believe I am prescription resistant. Thoughts?

Possibly but also...: Sorry to hear of your problems but you have not tried everything else, only conventional rx's. Acupucture may help, but also consider nutrition- based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, eft (see www.Eftuniverse. Com) & neuronetics (see http://www.Neuronetics. Com/). I had a patient with similar problems who found she had celiac disease & was cured by avoiding gluten! See a good holistic md. ...Read more

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What of types of prescription drungs can be used to treat a thought disorder?

What of types of prescription drungs can be used to treat a thought disorder?

Dozens: The specific mental disorder will dictate the choices for treatment. There are dozens of effective drugs available, and your doctor can make recommendations. Often there is trial and error involved because a "brain biopsy" is unpopular and different people respond in individual ways to psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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Why aren't prescription medications prepared in advance? Why do pharmacies prepare them? How do they have the training doing so? I thought they simply require you to have a prescription and simply sell you the medicine and that is it?

Some : Some prescriptions (such as liquid suspensions) need to be mixed when you pick them up because they will lose strength a couple weeks after the water is added. Other times pills need to be counted. In all cases an individual label needs to be generated with your specific instructions and the pharmacist needs to verify that the medication is not something you are allergic to or something that you can't take with your other medications. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "Marijuana pills", by which I assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more

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I have prescriptions for level two medications for chronic pain. I am having difficulties locating a pain management doctors. What are your thoughts?

I have prescriptions for level two medications for chronic pain. I am having difficulties locating a pain management doctors.  What are your thoughts?

Unfortunately: The current climate of the profession is making it difficult to find doctor's that are willing to treat chronic pain. Even if you find a pain management doctor, he or she may be unwilling to prescribe your medications. Try finding a localgeneral practice or internal medicine doctor. Have your medical records with you. If your condition warrents the meds, you should be ok. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on prescription jaylin?

What are your thoughts on prescription jaylin?

For benign prostate: If you have benign prostatic obstruction is one of the combination drug that is used for urinary obstruction (not for malignant) , ask your doctor who r x ed the medication. ...Read more

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Minor osteoarthritis has required OTC & prescription nsaids approx. 6 months. Your thoughts on switching to herbal tumeric? Have seen great reviews.

Minor osteoarthritis has required OTC & prescription nsaids approx. 6 months. Your thoughts on switching to herbal tumeric? Have seen great reviews.

Listen to your body: Turmeric is a good especially combined with olive oil and black pepper. It is generally safe. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is also very helpful. See the cancer fighting kitchen by rebecca katz for excellent ideas for any inflammatory condition not just cancer. Cod liver oil with a & d can be helpful for joints as well. Healthy food, a good night sleep, and movement improves everything. ...Read more

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What is thought to be the best solution for horrible, scarring acne in young adult that seems to defy many OTC and prescription meds?

What is thought to be the best solution for horrible, scarring acne in young adult that seems to defy many OTC and prescription meds?

Cystic acne: Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies. Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to leave scars. As a result, your doctor may give you oral antibiotics sooner to start the healing process. Other forms of therapy include oral Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication. ...Read more

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Lasix (furosemide) prescription 20mg every other day. Lasix (furosemide) dose has started to cause decrease in urine compared to days when it isn't taken? Thoughts?

Lasix (furosemide) prescription 20mg every other day.  Lasix (furosemide) dose has started to cause decrease in urine compared to days when it isn't taken?  Thoughts?

Tolerance vs dry: After taking Lasix (furosemide) for a while, like many other medications, you build tolerance and are less sensitive to the medication at the same dose. Another possible cause is that you have been dried out by the Lasix (furosemide) and are actually a little dehydrated, which leads to lower urine output. Call your doctor to see if dose needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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My daughter's orapred prescription is for 48mg/day for 5 days. She weighs 18.8kg. I thought dose was 1-2mg/kg? Is this too much? She is ex-preemie, 6yo

My daughter's orapred prescription is for 48mg/day for 5 days. She weighs 18.8kg. I thought dose was 1-2mg/kg? Is this too much? She is ex-preemie, 6yo

You are correct: Short courses of oral steroids is indeed usually standardized at 1-2 mg/kg/day for 5 days. The higher dose prescribed is not necessarily cause major issues other than insomnia-more fussy or increased appetite. Talk with you doctor to adjust to 2mg/kg/day if you feel suspicious about the efficacy of the higher prescribed dose. ...Read more

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Sex doesn't appeal to me. Why!?! I'm in my early twenties. My hormones should be going into over drive for a naughty encounter, but any thought of sex just doesn't make me want to act on it. It's like I have no libido. It has ruined relationships. I don'

Sex doesn't appeal to me. Why!?! I'm in my early twenties. My hormones should be going into over drive for a naughty encounter, but any thought of sex just doesn't make me want to act on it. It's like I have no libido.  It has ruined relationships. I don'

There : There are some people who never have much interest in sex or being in intimate relationships. This is not necessarily pathologic. What is problematic is when one partner has a high sex drive and the others is nil. This can real relationship problems. ...Read more