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My upper eyelids are swollen are purple. Worse in evening. Blepharitis? Haven't worn make-up or contacts in 3 weeks, using ocusoft lid scrubs. Next?

My upper eyelids are swollen are purple. Worse in evening. Blepharitis? Haven't worn make-up or contacts in 3 weeks, using ocusoft lid scrubs. Next?

Typically: Purple coloration is not caused from just blepharitis. Again seeing this would help in diagnosing and treating. You know how to contact the office, # just in case 801-268-6600. ...Read more

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For dry &eye blepharitis, how long do you use ocusoft lid scrub extra strength plus. Can you use ocusoft lid scrub regular strength instead.

For dry &eye blepharitis, how long do you use ocusoft lid scrub extra strength plus. Can you use ocusoft lid scrub regular strength instead.

Either one: Which ever works better with your eyelids is fine. By the way scrubs are part of the treatment for blepharitis and not dry eyes. Dry eyes may be alleviated with punctal plugs. Discuss it with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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For blepharitis, do you use ocusoft lid scrub before warm compresses. How long you wait before you wash your eyes after using ocusoft lid scrub?

For blepharitis, do you use ocusoft lid scrub before warm compresses. How long you wait before you wash your eyes after using ocusoft lid scrub?

Compress first: In treating blepharitis the goal is to clear the eyelid margins of debris/oil/bacteria. Warm compresses help to soften dried matter and make scrubs more effective. So if you have the patience, do warm compresses first then scrub with pads. An easy alternative is to scrub closed lids with soap/shampoo lather with your index fingers in shower and rinse thoroughly before opening. Takes 20 seconds. ...Read more

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I need to know how long a urine sample will last for a drug test. It has been in a secured bottle with lid on for a week. I see the doctor tomorrow morning and need to know if the sample will still work

I need to know how long a urine sample will last for a drug test. It has been in a secured bottle with lid on for a week. I see the doctor tomorrow morning and need to know if the sample will still work

No, it won't: Firstly, many doctors want an observed sample where they know for a fact that it is your urine. Even refrigerated, tests will not be valid after a week because chemicals decompose, particularly in the acid environment of urine. ...Read more

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Hot compresses and eye drops and lid scrubs not helping my blepharitis. I don't know what else to do my vision hasn't been the same in months?

Hot compresses and eye drops and lid scrubs not helping my blepharitis. I don't know what else to do my vision hasn't been the same in months?

See an eye doc: You may need antibiotic combined with steroid ointment to the eye and systemic treatment with Doxycline medication. Please also take Omega 3 essential fatty acid (sources are fish, flax seed or Chia seed oil).
Avoid dust and animal dandruff. Please see an ophthalmologist for consult. ...Read more

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Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, tear drop. Thanks.

Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, tear drop. Thanks.

Warm comp first: Hi,
whether or not you need eyelid scrubs once or twice a day is between you and your eye md, but the sequence should be warm compress first, lid scrub next and artificial tears as many times a day as it takes for your eyes to not feel dry. ...Read more

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What is medication adherence? Is that the same thing as compliance with what the doctor orders?

What is medication adherence? Is that the same thing as compliance with what the doctor orders?

Similar: Taking medication as prescribed is medication adherence. Complying with all of the doctors orders (eg., smoking cessation, restricting salt intake, taking medications prescribed, etc.) is medical compliance. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Nausea: Nauzene is used to treat nausea. It is a combination of dextrose; fructose; phosphoric acid. Though it is a rather safe drug, your need for a drug for nausea (i assume it is chronic) should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more