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I'm going out for saint patricks day with my kids dad. I know i'll b having more than one drink & smoke. How many days do I not have to breastfeed?
48-72 hours: Certainly, you can pump in advance to take over the few days you will have to assure any alcohol or cigarette carcinogens are out of your system, but too bad you can not just hold off on the smoking and alcohol for this one year? If you do decide the former course of action, do not forget to pump for those days off too, so your breasts stay lactating. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a minor UTI, and since today is st patricks day I was wondering if I can have a few drinks? If its ok? Antibiotics start tomorrow
Patrick is losing blood and we don't no were its going he's anemic and his blood test are 100 instead of 20 his thyroid is not working what does this me?
Need to see doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining patrick. Please take him to his doctor or the nearest hospital, at your earliest. ...Read more
Dr patrick kohlitz first I started with lower back pain and lasted for two months and now its been 3 weeks that I am having chest pain muscle like.
Patrick had alcohol poisoning and the says he heart aches. He was given medications. He want to know how soon he can have sex.
Any time: Whenever he is steadt. Time wise 24 hrs is good enough unless he is chronic alcoholic then he may have longer withdral symptoms. ...Read more
How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)
Body mass index: We don't focus much on age & gender when calculating body mass index or bmi which is what we use to determine normal, overweight & obesity. Check out http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm. Going backwards, you can weigh as little as 105# (bmi=18.5) or as much as 140# (bmi=24.8) but more importantly, you want a predominance of muscle, rather than being all fat. Fitness is key. ...Read more
It feels like I'm being pricked with a pin all over my body, does this have to do with my nerves?
Probably Nerves: The pin-pricking sensation you're experiencing could be due to a number of different causes. Something simple, like a medication reaction can cause paresthesia (the term for a sensation despite the absence of a stimulus). Paresthesias can be due to vitamin deficiencies, supplement overdoses, metabolic disturbances or neurological conditions. I would recommend a neurological evaluation. ...Read more
Every so often I get a single painful zap/shock/prick sensation anywhere on my body. Could it be nothing? I worry a lot about my health.
You are ok: Transient, random sensations like this are ok. I'm doubtful that this represents an underlying illness. ...Read more
Absolutely: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are from needles; including drug use, tattos, repetitive use of needles medically (usually in third world countries), etc. Hep b can also be transmitted in this manner. It depends of course on where the pin has been before it pricks you. ...Read more
38.3 C =100.94 F: Normal body temperature for child is btwn 97 & 100.4 degrees F (36 to 38 degrees C) per American Academy of Pediatrics. AAP suggests calling DR for fever of 103 F (39.4 degrees C) or > w sx's like V appetite, cough, earache, unusual fussiness or sleepiness, or vomiting or diarrhea. REF: https://www. Babycenter. Com/0_fever-ages-5-to-8_68452.bc However, if your child is really ill - call > ...Read more
Prick testing tests for immediate type hypersensitivity reactions and is the best way to diagnose food and airborne allergies
patch testing tests for delayed type hypersensitivity and is the best way to test for allergy to things your skin is coming into contact with that might be giving you a rash. ...Read more
Do not know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
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Maybe not: We often worry about transmission of diseases such as HIV or hepatitis with needle sticks, but if u know your sister does not have these then testing is useless. Beyond that, a simple needle/lancet prick would not cause you harm--your sister does that every day. If you are still concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Prickling pain: I really do not understand the question. Can you rephrase it? Is your head numb on the top of it? Do you have a head ache? Is the pain at the top of the head or slightly off the side over the muscles there? I'll be happy to answer the question when it is reformulated. ...Read more
Agoraphobia + Panic: Panic disorder with agoraphobia can be a disabling condition. A psychotherapist may be able to provide you & your family members with specific tools to help overcome this condition more effectively. Patience & active support from family members is extremely important as you go through this process as there is no "quick fix". At times certain medications may have to be utilized to augment therapy. ...Read more
Please explain why is it that aperson with diabetic takes long time to heal (wounds, pricks, etc.)?
Diabetics have: Compromised blood flow as part of the illness no matter how well controlled. Add other conditions such as smoking and obesity and the arterial flow and thereby tissue oxygenation is further compromised. Oxygen is necessary for adequate wound healing as are a multitude of other conditions. Deprive the person from one of these and healing is impaired or delayed. ...Read more
What to do if I pricked myself very deep with a needle, how do I go about caring for the wound properly?
Keep wound clean and: Covered, make sure you have had a tetanus booster within the past 10 years and at the forst sign of infection, increasing redness, swelling, pain or draining you should see your doctor quickly. ...Read more
I feel like something is biting me. It's like little pin pricks on different parts on my body. What could it be?
Peripheral neuritis: You are describing the symptoms of someone who has irritation of the sensory nerve endings. This may be related to diet, use of alcohol, drugs or withdrawal from them or skin irritants like chlorine. Patients with dermatitis will sometimes complain of this type of skin irritation. Dry skin may aggravate. Use adequate lotion, good water intake of over 8 cups/day and good diet. See md if cont. S. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain during ovulation. Now that I am older (36) I found ovulation pains gets worse? (it is not the average prick pains.)
Mid-cycle pain: Peri-ovulatory pain can be before, during, or after ovulation. It doesn't usually last more than around 48 hours. Normal ovulatory pain is called mittleschmerz; but pain can also be related to problems such as endometriosis. Your obg can help you sort out the difefrence. ...Read more
Good day please can you kindly tell me what to do, each time I get nervous or feel any anxiety all my body feels like am being pricked by a pin.
Difficult: The tingling is the result of hyperventilating and blowing off too much carbon dioxide. Begin by concentrating on your breathing. Deep, slow breaths. Learning and practicing meditation could help tremendously. That said, a therapist can give proper training and help identify triggers. ...Read more
While having a panick attack can you feel symtoms your afraid of? I'm afraid of appendixities & when I feel pain I get a panic att or feel it more!
Can any diseases be transmitted via pin pricks? I teach sewing and often prick myself with student's pins in which they have pricked themselves with.
Unlikely but possibl: There are blood borne diseases that can be spread by anything with infected blood that penetrates your skin. There are a lot of studies that assess that risk, and solid needles are very unlikely to spread disease. It is still important to not expose yourself to that risk. Keep in mind that the pins would have to penetrate deep enough to draw blood to be infective. ...Read more
Food testing earlier this am. Some of pricks r worse after leaving Drs office, 30min after. Does this means I am more allergic than what it showed b4?
Possible: The allergic response consists of the early phase (15-20 mins) and the late phase (2-8 hrs). The skin test reading was for the early phase. The late-phase response, although more important in the disease process, has not been well studied (imagine asking people to wait 8 hrs at the office or return 6-8 hrs later for a study) but my experience tells me that a delayed reaction likely means more. ...Read more