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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for neonatal jaundice?

Need for Rx varies: Nn jaundice is a routein event in newborns as babies system starts catching up to work mom's body did before birth.Intensity varies &@ low levels can be ignored.As levels go up, depending on babies other issues it can become toxic to the developing brain.If the white of babies eyes is yellow, blood tests are needed.Effective rx includes phototherapy, IV fluids, & rarely an exchange transfussion. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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I have an injured red eye and it's going ok. It has been 3 weeks and it's clearly a really slow recovery. Is there some over-the-counter treatment I can buy to help it heal faster?

I have an injured red eye and it's going ok. It has been 3 weeks and it's clearly a really slow recovery. Is there some over-the-counter treatment I can buy to help it heal faster?

Possibly: It depends what the injury is due to. It's possible you have a ruptured blood vessel/bruise on the eye which can take several weeks to resolve. But depending on the injury, it could be something more serious, especially if it is taking this long to heal. Artificial tears may help if the eye is uncomfortable, but it may be wise to have an ophthalmologist look at your eye. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Can you be immune to chlamydia after multiple infection and treatments?

Don't count on it: Chlamydia is an infectious disease that does not enter your blood and or ever stimulate the immune system to give immunity.It is more like strep throat than it would be the measles. Anytime you are exposed you may get it. Some men can carry it asymptotically for long periods. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

My girlfriend is allergic to antibiotics and has chlamydia are there alternative treatments?

More than one: It is a rare individual that would be allergic to all the antibiotics that can treat chlamydia. I would have her chec with her doc about options. ...Read more

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If 1g of azithromycin clears up chlamydia up but not all the way what other treatments should II try? Or should I get more grams of azithromycin?

If 1g of azithromycin clears up chlamydia up but not all the way what other treatments should II try? Or should I get more grams of azithromycin?

See the doctor: Make sure you took all of your Azithromycin as directed. If you did, and you're still having symptoms, you could have been reinfected with chlamydia or have another different infection. Your doctor can retest you to see if you still have chlamydia, or any new infections. If necessary, he or she will give you the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner(s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner(s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more

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If tested positive for chlamydia and its found high in the blood what does it mean? Is the person suppose to get on a traetment right away?

You should.: This is likely an std or sexually transmitted disease, and if untreated, it can lead to urethritis, epididymitis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. It is treated with tetracycline or doxycycline. There are other forms like c. Psitticosis from birds and c. Pneumoniae from people that infects the lungs. See your doctor and get treated fast and tell your partner if is an std. ...Read more

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Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments

Depends: If you've had a pap smear in the last 8 years, and you're sure they tested for chlamydia, and the test was negative, then it is a new issue. If you haven't been tested for chlamydia before, it's possible to carry it for that long without knowing. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more