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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
Give it some time: When a woman has sex for the first time it can be painful due to the disruption of the hymen. The best way to treat the pain is to avoid the discomfort in the first place, this may require very gentle penetrationan adequate amounts of lubrication. The discomfort however is usually short lived. The more often sex is had the less uncomfortable it will be. ...Read more
Depends: Its depends on where your pain is at and what types of foods it may be related to. If its in the center of our belly, it could be gastritis or heartburn. If it is on the right upper side of your abdomen and happens after a greasy meal, then it could be your gallbladder. If it is in left upper side, it could be your pancrease (pancrelipase). There are many potential causes. ...Read more
Can be: Our ability to adapt to the environment is controlled by the 24 hour cycle in the brain that is normally responsive to light and dark. This is called circadian rhythm. Some people cannot change from day work to night because they are unable to change this important cycle. All older agricultural cultures obeyed the dark/light cycle and we do not in the modern world. ...Read more
Pain: Tolerance to narcotics is very common with continued use on regular basis, so is withdrawal. ...Read more
List of possible dx:
There are many potential causes of postprandial pain (pain after eating):
irritable bowel syndrome
intestinal ischemia (angina (
cholecystitis (gallbladder disorder)
inflammatory bowel disease
i suggest you see your pcp or gastroenterologist to have testing done to narrow down the range of possible causes. ...Read more
Pyriformis syndrome?: If you have a minor imbalance in your sacrum, this can cause the muscles in the opposite hip to compensate, putting pressure on your sciatic nerve. This is called pyriformis syndrome because it involves a small muscle called pyriformis. If this is indeed what is going on, a skilled do can fix you right up with some omm. ...Read more
Better to stop now: If it hurts to put in your contacts, and you feel you are well-trained in your technique, you'd better just stop trying to wear them, and ask an ophthalmologist to examine your eyes. They may also want to see how you are placing your contacts in your eyes. ...Read more
Pain in my middle back left side and hurts to push but pushing on it feels good at the same time?
How to convince a dr. Your in horrable pain most of the time and you need increased pain medication?
Pain: This is a very complex problem. I would discuss with your Dr. Ask to be referred to a pain specialist. ...Read more
I have pain in my back every time I wake Up. What are some reccomended exercises or practices to reduce the pain?
Yes: Regular brisk walking for I hr., strengthening back muscles by lifting head and feet in prone and head and knees a few inches in supine position 10 times going up to 30 times daily, preferably after warm shower or after a walk. It is wrong to stretch cold muscles. ...Read more
I have very bad pains in my side and every time I move it seems to get worse I can't bare the pain do you know what it is?
Side Pain: You did not provide enough information to permit a well-considered answer. This could be a minor or serious problem and is best managed by your personal physician. You need to be seen asap in order that a proper diagnosis be made immediately. ...Read more
So this is the third time I've had a pinching pain in my roght a pit in the past two weeks, im 19so years old, female, 120lbs.?
What?: What is "roght a pit" if you want helpful advice you are going to need to be much better at describing your issue. I don't understand it. ...Read more
I think my body is rejecting the mesh for a second time how can I get my dr to willingly take it out I need relief im always in pain?
Well: First you need to go see your doctor. Talk to him key him know what you think he will do testing to check you and then go from there ...Read more
My baby is 7weeks old he cries most of the time and hardly sleeps, I don't know if his pain or what to do he is on formula the nan ar?
Pls my wife is a virgin, and any time I try to disvirgin her it always pain her seriously because her oval is very small. Wht can we do?
Medical evaluation: Sometimes the hymen is very tight and may require a minor procedure by a doctor to enlarge the opening so normal relations can take place. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I mastubate but I feel pain in my p*n*is immidiately each time I finished the mastubatng. What is cause of that and what do I do. Thanks
Penis Pain is abnorm: There is nothing here on line that can answer this question or help you. Pain means you need to see your family doctor asap. ...Read more