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Side effects of corneal collagen crosslinking?

Side effects of corneal collagen crosslinking?

Crosslinking: Corneal cross linking is a procedure designed to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea to prevent or stabilize ectasia (usually from keratoconus or following lasik). This uses uv light and a photosensitizer. Possible side effects include corneal swelling, infection, temporary haziness, and scarring. See http://eyewiki. Aao. Org/corneal_collagen_cross-linking for much more detail.

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Are there any side effects from taking collagen injection?

Yes: Collagen for injection is derived from either a human or an animal source. Collagen of the lattter type can cause allergic reactions that are sometimes signficant because animal collagen differs very slightly from human collagen. A skin test can detect most allergic responses ahead of time. Repeat injections over time can result in rare bumps in the skin due to trauma.

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I'm now consuming pure marine collagen and heard people been talking about the side effects. Is there any research on side effects of this?

I'm now consuming pure marine collagen and heard people been talking about the side effects. Is there any research on side effects of this?

Probably not: "pure marine collagen" is not an fda approved medication, which means there is probably not any good research on the product itself. It is even less likely that there is any research on "side effects" of the product.

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What are the side effects of oral abortion?

What are the side effects of oral abortion?

Depends: On which type. Rarely, serious medical problems can occur when a pregnancy ends (e.g., due to medical abortion with medications including mifepristone, surgical abortion, miscarriage), including sometimes fatal infections and bleeding. If any suspicious symptoms occur best to seek help from a gynecologist asap.

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I've seen a lot of sites encouraging oral sex, what are the side effects? Can you get a sexual transmitted disease?

I've seen a lot of sites encouraging oral sex, what are the side effects? Can you get a sexual transmitted disease?

Bad info: There is some really bad information out there about sex. Oral sex is a likely way to transmit std. Hiv and herpes are commonly transmitted in this fashion. Unfortunately, in this day and age, talking about sex and getting some sexual history from a potential partner is more important than ever. There are ways to have a healthy sex life with someone who has an std, but communication is key.

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What can I expect after being fitted for an oral appliance to correct apnea? I have an appointment coming up to be fitted for an oral appliance to hopefully correct my apnea. I'll be glad to get it, but i'd like to know if there are any side effects or ch

What can I expect after being fitted for an oral appliance to correct apnea? I have an appointment coming up to be fitted for an oral appliance to hopefully correct my apnea. I'll be glad to get it, but i'd like to know if there are any side effects or ch

CPAP: CPAP works by forcing air into the nose, through either a fitted mask or nose prongs, to maintain an open airway passage. The most effective dental devices work by pushing the lower jaw forward, thereby opening the air passage behind the tongue. Most are custom made by dentists and are adjusted periodically to find the most comfortable and effective position for the individual patient. Some things to expect: dry mouth when it occurs is usually transient and can often be compensated for by simple changes to the appliance. A small subgroup of patients has persistent dry mouth that is impossible to accept. There are patients with sjorgren’s syndrome, medication side effects and other conditions that predispose them to dry mouth and there are many over the counter and prescription remedies available. I have found two products that patients report great success with use. The first is rinsinol by oral b. It is not marketed as a product for dry mouth but as a product for treating oral ulcers but it provides excellent coverage of mucosal tissues. The second product is a prescription item made specifically to treat oral mucositis associated with chemotherapy. I use it in an off label method with amazing success. The product is gel-clair and it comes packaged in a box of 21 small packages meant to be diluted with two tablespoons of water and rinsed around the mouth. I found the product roughly equivalent to rinsinol when used in that fashion and very expensive. I have many patients who use this product full strength and apply a small amount to their tissues and find it miraculous in how it controls dry mouth all night long. An advantage to the off label method is one package can be used for several nights making it inexpensive to use. It also works extremely well for oral ulcers in its undiluted form. A problem frequently seen with oral appliances is pet dogs and cats have an affinity for eating, chewing and destroying them. I have never heard of this happening with CPAP masks and hoses. Patients also are more likely to leave an oral appliance somewhere because it so small and does not require a special case. Bite changes are a more common phenomenon with oral appliances and are also easily reversible early on. When the patient wears the appliance that keeps their jaw in a different position for eight hours healing occurs in joints and adaptation will often occur. Dentists usually give their patients exercisers or positioners to return to their original position. Patients are often not aware of the bite changes. When patients are aware of the changes about 50% find them to be favorable. It is rare to see a patient discontinue use due to the bite changes. Dentists are often more upset with the bite changes than the patients are. There is also a subgroup of patients who experience tm joint problems or muscle pain when wearing appliances. These problems are almost never a reason to not use oral appliances but they need to be addressed and treated by a dentist trained to deal with TMJ disorders. The remarkable fact is that 90–95% of oral appliance users report long-term satisfaction with their treatment. The problems associated with appliance use are usually easily solved or well tolerated by patients. Many patients who start with treating their sleep apnea problems find that correcting the underlying TMJ disorders an advantage not a problem. Similarly, many patients who start seeking treatment for TMJ disorders find that they move on to treating their sleep problems. Because the underlying problems are the same it turns out that treating either problem usually helps both problems. Good luck!

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What are oral radiation side effects?

What are oral radiation side effects?

Assuming you mean: Effects of radiotherapy when the mouth is being radiated? Dry mouth, then oropharyngeal mucositis, usually worse when chemotherapy is added. It is the reason I advocate a peg feeding tube before embarking on therapy. Swallowing functional impairment is the late effect.

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Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

Are there any side effects of oral creatine supplements?

There are some: Side effects of creatine supplementation are: abdominal pain, heart rhythm problem, dehydration, diarrhea, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, nausea, renal dysfunction, rhabdomyolysis, weigh gain, seizures, . (source: medscape).

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Are there any side effects for oral tetracycline used for dermatitis?

Are there any side effects for oral tetracycline used for dermatitis?

Yes: Every drug may have adverse reactions. FIRST... DO NOT TAKE IF PREGNANT. I don't smile in the photo because my teeth were stained in early childhood by tetracycline OLIVE GREEN. Affects teeth/bones of fetus. Also, can cause fatal liver damage in pregnant women. Then, it's flourescent. It makes you more likely to sunburn.

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Side effects of oral contraceptives?

Side effects of oral contraceptives?

Rare: Most women do very well on birth control pills with few side effects. Breast tenderness, nausea and break through bleeding are rare now with lower dose pills and usually these side effects go away over time. Other side effects include mood changes and vaginal dryness. If these happen, talk to your doctor who can often make an adjustment in the pill you're taking. Other serious effects are rare.

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Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide oral side effects?

Side effects: Common side effects include postural hypotension (lightheadedness with rapid changes in position), a dry cough, and increased urination. However, this drug combination is usually well-tolerated.

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What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

What are the side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids?

Many Adverse Effects: Side effects from taking oral Anabolic steroids can range from mild to severe. Hypertension, elevated cholesterol, changes in blood sugar, baldness, and cardiovascular disease occur. Males can develop gynecomastia or enlarged breasts, reduced sexual function, aggression. Irritability and testicular atrophy. Females can experience lowering of their voices, and increased body hair.

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Oral surgeon wants to use diprivan. What are the side effects?

Oral surgeon wants to use diprivan. What are the side effects?

Many: Diprivan (aka propofol) has been used for both sedation and general anesthesia. There are many potential side effects, from most benign to most serious. The package insert can be found at http://www.Fda.Gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/00/may00/050900/tab0003.Pdf. It is likely most complete and it has listed many of the side effects known.

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What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

Pregnancy prevention: Oral contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. They decrease the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancer. They can regulate the menstrual cycle. The tend to decrease cramps, shorten and lighten the menstrual cycle. They can improve acne. They can also be used to decrease PMS symptoms

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Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?

Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?

Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring.

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What are the side effects for taking oral MS drugs as opposed to copaxone (glatiramer) and all the other injectable drugs.

What are the side effects for taking oral MS drugs as opposed to copaxone (glatiramer) and all the other injectable drugs.

Complex: All ms drugs have potential side effects, and Copaxone has injection site reactions, lipoatrophy, an occasional chest/flushing reaction, and of course, the need to inject. All three orals are well tolerated in most folks, but tecfidera may cause severe nausea, diarrhea. Better tolerated might be Gilenya (fingolimod) or aubagio. Talk to neurologist about your best approach.

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