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Yes you can.: Solpadeine is tylenol with caffeine. Targin is a trade name for oxycodone with naloxone (the former is an opiate analgesic, the latter is a receptor blocker to prevent addiction or overdose). Solpadeine will augment the 5mg targin and make it work better without any severe side effects in the short term, with the possible exception of caffeine induced insomnia. ...Read more
This: This question is hard to figure out. More info would help. ...Read more
Should I be worried about itchy underarms? No noticeable rash, they just itch, usually more so in the evening. Thank you, paul
What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen? ]
Nothing: When vomiting you must provide adequate hydration; otherwise you will become dehydrated. If you are not able to keep fluids down and replace the losses you would need to be in the hospital getting IV fluids until the problem is passed and you can again take your fluids orally. To prevent vomiting you may need assistance with medications such as phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more
One dr one your board (Paul grin) says the mortality rate for cleft palate surgery is 1 in 300 while another says 1 in 100, 000. Huge discrepancy. Why?
Studies: I cannot speak for any doctor nor the actual figures reported. First, I do not believe there is any consensus on the figures as such studies of mortality rate for this procedure are scarce and will vary based upon who does the study, the size of the sampling, the geographic sampling, the year of the study, how the information was collected, etc. Concentrate on the need and benefit of the surgery. ...Read more
Hi doctors, my baby is 1 month old, has flu or cold, the symptoms are, green mucus, wet cough high temp, please help thanks paul?
If had swollen glands for about nine weeks. Paul bunnell test came back positive, fbc came back normal is it normal for my glands to still be swollen?
Could tomatos and related foods cause skin breakouts including large pimples, blackheads, etc. I am 53. Thank you, paul?
Rarely: Tomatoes can cause food reactions. Although I have never seen a reaction like your describing in over100, 000 patoents anything is possible. Avoid all tomato products for now and even use an elimination diet see dr doris rapps book for elimination diet. ...Read more
Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?
Let it recover...: You need to stay off of it, apply ice to the area in question rest and elevate it. If the problem does not improve in a day, you should have it evaluated. If the toe improves, then you can hold off for another day or two. As long as the toe is improving with time, it is probably not seriously injured. To remove all doubt have your family doctor or a Healthtap specialist evaluate it. ...Read more
I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe its from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?
Recurrent back pain: This is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain. also you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis. If you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more
Had ultra sound on kidneys for pain was told drink more water. I drink a gallon a day. Could it be sjögren's syndrome doing this?
Yes, as sjogrens is associated with dryness of the mouth and eyes. Perhaps you were dehydrated. Did they see any kidney stones.?
Medications like motrin-ibuprophen can cause intestinal pain near the kidneys and could be the cause. Depo Provera can have lot of side effects and would try to get off that and use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain instead of ibuprophen. Try meditation and yoga for anxiety. ...Read more
Is it possible to still feel pain in your abdomen every so often from bleeding internally (over 1.5 gallons) from an ovarion cyst rupture 2 months ago?
Shooting pain in bicep to forearm just lifting gallon milk. I lift 6 days a week. This pain has been with me for 2 months. How do I heal it.
I am experiencing receding gums, gum pain and sensitive gums. Only near one lower central. For two weeks now and white like an ulcer is?
Sensitive Gums: And recession. Could be a localized periodontal issue. You'll need to be examined by a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Is it ok for a 17 yr old to have back pain. Or would it be kidney pain? He drinks a gallon of soda a day. His urine switches from dark yellow 2 white
Let me try to help:
This question is complicated I will try to make easy.
Back pain in young people should be look it carefully.1-could be from urinary tract problems. 2- could be from the bone and the disc in the back.3-could be from abdominal problems, and other reasons.
Have you young man checked out to see what is the source of the pain. As far as colors of the urine checked out. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
been battling const for 2 years, plenty of fiber, and drank a gallon of water a day, I have to evac digitally, stool pasty rectal pain bloated help?
I have a sharp pain when I touch the middle of my belly button. No nausea or constipation. I drink 1 gallon of water a day. Thanks?
I am having bone pain here and there, did prostate cancer radiation treatment 2 yrs ago. Psa ok, 0.5 now. Initial psa 7.20, gleson 7 during treatment.
One of the simpliest definitions for pain is this
"an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder" there are different types of pain depending on where the injury is (muscles, bones, nervous system, etc). The treatment also varies depending on the same variables. ...Read more
Pain hurts: Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that one's brain and nerves create from electrical and chemical signals transmitted by sensors in the body. Pain means there is real or potential tissue damage happening. Pain is not just a physical sensation, but is molded by a person's attitudes, beliefs, personality, and social surroundings, and does affect his or her emotional health. ...Read more
Hard to say: Inner thigh pain can be from almost anything as so many things are there. Problems can be from muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels and nerves, or combinations. More info is needed on how it started, what the pain is like, what the area looks like and so on. Sorry I can't do more right now! Try again and tell more of the story. Lots of great doctors waiting to help! ...Read more
Too nonspecific!: The differential diagnosis is too vast, without more specific information, and requires a length history regarding features of the pain and location, time of occurrence and an exam. I do not believe any of my healthtap colleagues could be more specific. If you are having an ongoing issue, see your doctor. Best! ...Read more
Home Care: While you do need to see a dentist to resolve this pain, there are somethings you can do at home to help relieve it. Rinse with warm water and brush teeth gently after each meal to flush out any food particles and reduce bacterial load. Avoid eating sweet and/or sticky foods. Avoid acidic drinks (soda, gatorade, etc.). Take advil (ibuprofen) as per a headache.Please arrange to see your dentist asap. ...Read more
UTI, kidney stones: The most likely cause is infection. Usually seen with flank pain and polyuria. However, kidney stones are a common cause of pain. This usually radiates to the groin. Another possibility could be a muscle strain or spams. Try hydration, and stretching. If symptoms continue, see your physician for a urine analysis, or ultra sound. ...Read more