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Over The Counter Treatment For Gestational Hypertension
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more
Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet, exercise, meds: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more
Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. ...Read more
HTN specialist: Of the over 100 HTN medications on the market are there any that would be prescribed for once per week vs. once each day?
A weekly drug for: hypertension might seem convenient, but at the same time potentially dangerous especially if its effects are not completely and readily reversible. I am not a hypertension specialist, but such a drug would be dangerous because your blood pressure might become too low and irreversible for one week. ...Read more
Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more
OTC not much: Benadry may help, but youi should talk to your doctor about prescription anti emetics which are very uselful. If this is a long term problem you may need an investigation to find a cause. ...Read more
Depends on the diagn: The best prescription depends on the diagnosis. Not the diagnosis of "infertility" (which has many causes) but rather the diagnosis of the CAUSE of infertility. Is it due to microvascular disease? Is it due to hormonal imbalance or low sperm counts? Is it related to other systemic illnesses? See a fertility specialist or Prime for diagnosis & treatment. This forum unlikely to provide a good answer ...Read more
Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one time administration of medicine?
Wonderful if true: This would be a wonderful thing if this was possible. Diabetes is a dysregulation of insulin and blood sugar. Type one diabetes often results from decreased production of insulin from the pancreas. Type two diabetes results from the end organs, mostly muscle, not using insulin efficiently. Occasionally in type one diabetes a pancreas transplant can resolve the problem. no permanent fix yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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