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Psoriasis Affects On Daily Life
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more
Sleepiness: Sleep deprivation (not getting enough time in bed) leads to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, with difficulty staying awake during the day. It also caused decrease in concentration and memory. 7-8 hours of sleep every night is necessary for most people, but most people no longer get it and are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Individuals living with smokers, or those who work in places where there is cigarette smoke (bars, restaurants etc.) have an increased incidence of respiratory infections and bronchitis. It also increases the incidence of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Children have major increases in ear and sinus infections, asthma and uris. ...Read more
How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone? It works great.
Can help!: While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. There are a number of reasons you might feel so much better on a low (5mg) dose: 1.Plaquenyl has not fully kicked in. 2. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. 3. You will get a modest energy boost at 5mg! ...Read more
Toxic cloud: When you're around smoking smokers, you are inhaling from the unfiltered end of their cigarettes. Besides the aesthetic impact (makes you stink, ruins clothing, walls) the health impact is dramatic. Ask smokers to lay off when you're around. Most will do so willingly or reluctantly. ...Read more
GRADUAL IMPACT : It is very debiltating if not treated, and gradullay declines the capacity for self care, but early diagnosis and treatment, may help some , especially having knowledge about it. ...Read more
No, but: Society has such ambivalent feelings about masturbation that some well might feel so guilty for engaging in this perfectly naturaly activity that they suffer from poor self esteem or even depression because they think it "proves" they're a bad and weak person. Sex drive often decreases with depression but can become a preoccupation that's part of depression to. Whatever...It is not the cause! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is safer (less longterm risks) to use long term for lupus control: prednisone 5mg daily or methotrexate weekly? (i'm also on plaquenil).
I'm concerned. My sister is consuming daily 200 mg of provigil daily during his exams(over 1 month). What are the riskiest side effects?
Safe: Provigil is a medication to decrease excessice daytime sleepiness. It is a pro-histamine and increases wakefulness and can sharpen awareness. It can help ms fatigue and other conditions. It is usually not given for attentention. It seems that your sister is taking it as a stimulant. Short term there are few risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite variable: There are many different cancer types, each with its own different manifestations. Each cancer is treated with Different methods of treatment with their different side effects. So before I can give you a satisfactory answer, you need to tell me the name of Cancer, stage of this Cancer, type of treatment being offered or given. Then i can give you a reliabale answer. ...Read more
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
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