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Erythema dyschromicum perstans, what is this?

Erythema dyschromicum perstans, what is this?

Ashy Dermatosis: Erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis) It is a benign skin condition which causes grey patches on the face, neck & trunk. ...Read more

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My vasomotor rhinitis is affecting my vision, what should I do?

My vasomotor rhinitis is affecting my vision, what should I do?

See an allergist: Vasomotor rhinitis doesn't affect vision, but some of the medications used to treat it might. Your eyesight is nothing to play around with - you need to get this checked out. If you're taking meds for it, see the person who prescribed it; if it's not under control, see an allergist. If you deal with the vasomotor rhinitis and the vision problems persist, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to Minocycline. Hives, heartburn, chills, feeling ill. Took prednisone/benadryl. Hives gone for 4 days, why am I still itchy?

Had allergic reaction to Minocycline. Hives, heartburn, chills, feeling ill. Took prednisone/benadryl. Hives gone for 4 days, why am I still itchy?

Inflammation: !st drug such as minocycline tends to linger on in the tissue longer. 2nd the inflammation triggered by the drug takes 1-2 weeks to resolve even after the drug has been discontinued. Think of it as a deep scratch on your skin, it won't heal immediately just because you have stopped scratching it. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 1 year ago.I tookeffexor 75 &lyrica (pregabalin) 75 one pill a day& i felt better.Now i stopped takin lyrica (pregabalin) but I am feelin pain?

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 1 year ago.I tookeffexor 75 &lyrica (pregabalin) 75 one pill a day& i felt better.Now i stopped takin lyrica (pregabalin) but I am feelin pain?

Get back on Lyrica (pregabalin).: Lyrica (pregabalin) has been shown to be effective in treating fibromyalgia pain, but usual doses are 150 mg. Three times a day. Effexor is not shown to be effective but may improve your mood. Usual doses are around 300 mg. A day. It is pretty certain that 75 mg of Effexor will not be helpful for fibromyalgia pain. You must continue to take the Lyrica (pregabalin) to get benefit. ...Read more

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Why was I prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) for a rash resembling Psoriasis?

Why was I prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) for a rash resembling Psoriasis?

I don't know the: reason. I would ask the prescribing provider. If a person had recurrent hives or other condition that appeared to be related to anxiety, a provider might consider prescribing an SSRI. It's always appropriate to ask what the indication for prescribing a medication is as you are part of your own treatment team. Take care. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 10 weeks.The last few days i am irritable and nervy.My Dr said its not the Lexapro (escitalopram).Could it be.Thanks?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 10 weeks.The last few days i am irritable  and nervy.My Dr said its not the Lexapro (escitalopram).Could it be.Thanks?

If you have: tolerated the Lexapro (escitalopram) well for 9 1/2 weeks and are just now feeling irritable - I also am doubtful that the Lexapro (escitalopram) is the cause. ...Read more

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Cough 2-3weeks now headache bloodshot irritated eyes nausea chest pain fatigue.doc said try antihistamine 1st but idt it's allergic reaction.whst isit?

Cough 2-3weeks now headache bloodshot irritated eyes nausea chest pain fatigue.doc said try antihistamine 1st but idt it's allergic reaction.whst isit?

Antihistamines may: help you sleep better, but they may not help much with coughing, fatigue, or bloodshot eyes. They can dry the eyes out further, as well as dry out all secretions. Coughing is not an allergic reaction unless you are having difficulty breathing, and you are having swollen mucus membranes. Call your doctor back and get clarification on what to do now and next. It's time! ...Read more

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I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

Sinus problems: Antibiotics rarely indicated. There is form of migraine- sinus referred headache but there are many methods to controll problem. Most are non- allergic or mixed sinusitis. Problem- blockage of air passages, mucous becomes thick and creates secondary problems. Comsult ENT specialist. Use neil med sinus rinse/ benzedrex inhaler, saline wash, breath right nasal strips-all otc. Meds like flonase- dr. ...Read more

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Had unprosex on woman2nd day throat itch started2month later stil there dr no think its related tried Nexium (esomeprazole) now anxiety depresion pill what could be?

Had unprosex on woman2nd day throat itch started2month later stil there dr no think its related tried Nexium (esomeprazole) now anxiety depresion pill what could be?

See ENT doctor: I don't know what it is, but it sounds irritating. See an ear nose throat specialist if you have not done so already. If they find nothing, it could be psychological. In that case i would recommend seeing a psychologist that specializes in mind- body ( psychosomatic) issues. Psychological testing could help in the diagnosis. Medications without talk therapy are not going to be as helpful good luck. ...Read more

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Im not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis. Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis. I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

Im not taking zyrtec (cetirizine) for my ulcerative colitis.  Will zyrtec (cetirizine) upset my colitis.  I take the zyrtec (cetirizine) for my allergies.?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): And other oral antihistamines have not been reported to be an issue in persons with ulcerative colitis generally and should be well-tolerated. You may also switch to a topical nasal steroid if you do not want to take an oral medication. ...Read more

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My left ankle is swollen no pain. I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for about 6 months?

My left ankle is swollen no pain.  I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for about 6 months?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Although you didn't state why you are on plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) my assumption is that you are being treated for an inflammatory arthritis. Even if the joint is not painful, there can be joint enlargement and swelling while on medication. ...Read more

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Persistent sore throat for months, malaise, L swollen, tender tonsil, currently amoxicillin, ketoconazole, anti-histamine but no better?

Persistent sore throat for months, malaise, L swollen, tender tonsil, currently amoxicillin, ketoconazole, anti-histamine but no better?

Culture: Have you had a culture of your throat? It appears that you may be being treated blindly. An antifungal is rarely given for a sore throat, unless there is positive culture evidence of a fungal infection. Furthermore, amoxacillin may not destroy as much as 50% of NTHI (a bacteria very commonly causing bacterial tonsillitis. In summary, unless you know the cause of the discomfort is, Rx's a guess ...Read more

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I was prescribed deltasone 10 mg for dermatisis but am afraid of side effects what should I do?

I was prescribed deltasone 10 mg for dermatisis but am afraid of side effects what should I do?

Use short term: Deltasone certainly has a long list of side effects but if the medicine is used in lower dosages which 10 mg is and if the drug is used for a short period one to wo weeks for example side effects can be minimal and is usually well tolerated. assuming you do not have other medical problems such as diabetes, the medication should be tolerated. Good luck ...Read more