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Fix for acid reflux: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more
See link: A full list of conditions that dr. Rachel ellis specializes in can be found here: http://eye.Belaray.Com/procedures/ they include blepharoplasty (eye lift), ptosis (drooping eyelid), excision & reconstruction of skin tumors affecting the skin around the eyes (e.g. Basal cell, melanoma), management of dry eye, evaluation of eyelid laxity and many more. ...Read more
Cough medication: Carbocisteine (or carbocysteine) is used as a mucolytic. That means it thins out sputum and helps with cough symptoms. It's easier to cough out material if it's 'looser'. We don't have this medication in the U.S. - so probably someone got it from overseas? See a doc if cough or chest symptoms require... ...Read more
Multiple answers.: Empiric therapy is treatment given for a condition that generally works, but is not necessarily specific. I.E. antibiotics before cultures are back. Supportive therapy is given to improve condition just like oxygen for shortness of breath, but not necessarily medications. Palliative therapy is therapy given for symptom management but not curative. ...Read more
Please help docs! where could i find complications from exposure to mek (methel ethol keytone) paint solvent?
Mek exposure: Call your poison center now.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lichen amyloid RX: Lichen amyloidosis is an intensely itchy eruption. There is deposition of amyloid deposits in lichen amyloidosis as a result of itching and scratching. Treatment modalities are directed toward the relief of itching, include: antihistamines, menthol, topical and intralesional corticosteroids, 0.1% topical tacrolimus ointment, topical dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso), etretinate , acitretin, even laser. ...Read more
Is cortical dysrythemia (as eeg) curable with homeopathy (bufo rana30, oenanthe crocata-3x)? Please advise!
Hard to know: Without knowing your case, I cannot say how well those remedies (Bufo rana & Oenanthe crocata) apply to you. Hopefully you're working with a professional homeopath who has taken your case well and has prescribed accordingly. In general, homeopathic treatment has been known to help seizures -- but remedies are prescribed for the individual experiencing symptoms, not pathologic diagnosis alone. ...Read more
Use of Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) inhaled solution, is used to thin mucus in pulmonary or lung diseases that cause or are complicated by thick mucus. For example cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchitis. It is also used, when administered orally, in the treatment acetominophen (tylenol) overdose. ...Read more
Dan Shen/Salvia Root: is used to V agitation & insomnia. It is used in TCM for menstrual problems as well as treatment of abscesses & complications of febrile illnesses. Although Eastern concepts – it treats deficiencies of kidney & heart yin. It should not be used in pregnancy & may interact with anti-coagulants / Warfarin. I do not have formal training in use of Chinese herbals – so I can not advise on effectiveness ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ scolisosis.Today used lotion that has bee venom, potentilla, comfrey, camphor, eucalyp good?
None: There is no evidence of any homeopathic medication effective for anything. There are a number of clinical trials available for those with ild and in some cases there is conventional treatment for some types of ild that are effective. For example some ild are very responsive to anti-inflammatory steroids. A person with an ild should seek help from their doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Uloric is the latest medication for gout prevention but is not for the treatment of acute attacks. However, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for prevention. Both are just as effective but uloric costs hundreds of dollars more a year. Uloric is prescribed only when Allopurinol is not tolerated or is not effective enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers