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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
Better test avail.: It is not used these days because the APTT (activated partial thromboplatiin time) is more accurate to measure coagulation problems in the intrinsic pathway. ...Read more
You submitted this: On the general health education portion of HealthTap. You would need to use Health Tap Prime or Concierge and they will determine which prescriptions they can help with. ...Read more
Is it normal to have mid life crisis symptoms nowadays? I kinda recall jerry lee lewis' song middle aged crazy
Yes: Yes people still can have mid-life crises. ...Read more
Hello everyone im lee and I was wondering I usually have my cycle every month on the 13 but this month came june 11 and on the 13 I had unprotected se?
Hi can I have a copy of this article please. I am doing a review 'false-positive' uptake of fdg in a hepatic adenoma thank you dr. Sy lee?
Copy of article?: Not much info in question. If you are not subscribed to the journal the article is in you can usually by it -- especially if you are doing a review. If you are at an academic institution, the library usually has an institutional license to allow journal access. ...Read more
Hello, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests today from different brands and both have come back inconclusive, what could that mean? Kind regards, Lee
If you have missed your period, repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hi, I have a small rash on Penis. I've had it before from water from shower while on holiday. I had cream that worked great but I forgot name? Lee
Bartholin cyst (abcess I think) while on period. Leions and very painful. Pain in groin also. Help!
Bartholin cyst? Appeared 2days ago. Lil btr since salt bath. Still lrg and painfull now with very dark red leions and pain n groin hard to the touch?
It probably: Needs opening surgically. See your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got a black eye and it's significantly lee swan and the underneath eyelid is red but I can open my eye, what do you suggest other than cold presses?
Time: It will resolve with time, but if pain severe or any visual changes see your doc. ...Read more
I have bad headaches. Hard to breath like chest is full. Had a echo ekg 4 month ago came normal could be stress I lee thinking. Loose stool?
Varied symptoms: Not sure that all of these things go together or that any one in and by itself has significance. Best to be medically evaluated by your family physician, and if no organic cause for your symptoms discovered perhaps referral to a mental health professional might be warranted. ...Read more
Body temperature: If you lie on your belly does the same occur with your back? Take your temperature during this experiment and see if body temperature varies, then seek assistance from your physician. ...Read more
Not really: It doesn't help, from a healing standpoint, for you to lay on a hard vs soft surface if you have back pain. With your pain, you should just lie in the position and on a surface that's most comfortable for you. If your back pain is persisting, you should consider seeing your doctor to have it examined. Best wishes. ...Read more
Body Pain: I would start with your personal/ family doctor. He or she can evaluate and then determine if you need referral to a specialist. ...Read more