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Relaxation technique: We used to have patients visualize the ten situations that made them most anxious & teach them to relax--when they made it through all 10 we'd have them face the 10 situations & had a support group to cheer them on--this approach wasn't very successful & most ended up opting for meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short term use : Taking pain medications for a short period of time after surgery or trauma will be most probably safe. If you have to take medications on an ongoing basis, avoid long-acting opioids, take medications for pain only and not other symptoms (such as sleep disturbsnce) and reduce the amount as much as possible. ...Read more
Medication : Prevention of malaria without medication possible by having deet 30% mosquitoes repellents to apply with mosquitoes net protection. There are several types of medication available for prophylaxis of malaria if you planning to travel in endemic area. Once you get malaria you need to take medication for treatment , without medication malatia is lethal ...Read more
Not really: Some antibiotics can prevent some STDs, but to prevent all common bacterial STDs would require at least 2 or even 3 different drugs. Even these would not prevent the 2 most common STDs, herpes and HPV. And taking multiple antibiotics brings a whole bunch of health problems. Therefore STD prevention relies on wise partner choice, safe sex, and early diagnosis & treatment, not prior antibiotics. ...Read more
No single drug: Prevention is better than cure . The single most important medicine is probably fluid resuscitation including blood and blood products to change the course of the shock after trauma . However , there are specific treatment modalities depending what is happening in real lime . If there is cardiac arrest and caused by arrhythmia , treating it according to the protocol will be appropriate ...Read more
Take another dose: In general, i prescribe adhd medications at intervals that avoid amphetamine withdrawal symptoms. This means that i advise most of my patients to take their medications about one hour before they expect their previous dose to wear off. Generally, two or three doses daily works well. ...Read more
Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?
Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont take them: Inevitably, if you take narcotics on a consistent basis, you will develop a tolerance. This is a natural course of events as the human body will develop dependence on these medications. ...Read more
I have SVT. I was wondering what I can do in my daily routine to help prevent episodes, without having to take medications. ?
Diet/Avoid triggers: A well-balanced diet containing fruits, vegetables, and lean protein is encouraged for heart health. Avoiding substances that may disrupt heart rhythm (“triggers”) such as alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and some herbal products may help as well. In some people, it’s impossible to avoid taking medication, so keep your doctor in the loop about whether avoiding triggers helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know if there is any over-the-counter medication i could use to help skin heal faster, and help prevent scaring?
He is suffering from vitiligo since 1.5yrs and cont. Under medication with little improvement.Plz. Tell how to prevent further white spotsin the body.
Vitiligo: It is not known what causes vitiligo but it is fairly common and often there is a family history. There is no good therapy for this condition and there is no way to predict how it will or will not progress. There is also no way to really prevent the spread. I would talk with your dermatologist and see if there are other new options. ...Read more
I was diasgnosed with pots syndrome. I take medication for it. I was wondering is there anything else i can do to prevent myself from having "spells"?
POTS : Lots of info on line about it, look it up and expand your knowledge base. ...Read more
I had a stillbirth last week. I didn't know the cause. There is no medication I am currently taking, what should I do to prevent this from happening again in future.
testing might be indicated. Discuss this with your GP since a referral is probably necessary!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
What are the causes of pneumonia to the babies, how to prevent this, and what are the medications to treat pneumonia for babies?
Usually Viral: If you have a normal child birth - full term with no complications and all vaccines - then cough and runny nose symptoms are most likely associated with a virus and you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and nose suction. If the baby is less than 1 month old and has a fever, you need to go to an emergency department. ...Read more
Exercise!: Seriously the best preventative treatment is exercise as it raises the body's endorphins which are feel good chemicals. It also depends on the degree of irritably if it is extreme like intermittent explosive disorder then you will need medications. Any exercise will do as long as it is routine and at least 30minutes long. Yoga and tai chi are good movement and meditative exercises. Pets are good! ...Read more
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