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I'm just wondering, if you're under medication, are you really not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks?
I've heard conflicting stories on ACV. is 2 tbps of apple cider vinegar a day good for you?what if you're on medications. Tyvm
Good for many things: ACV is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions. It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but supports many uses. It's safe, inexpensive OK with meds. Dilute it.See http://tinyurl.com/joe2kht ...Read more
If you have sex with someone who is HIV positive and the condom broke. And we still carried on ..However ,they’re on medication . What can be done ASAP , to protect the partner who’s negative ?
Probably no risk: If the treatment has been controlling his HIV well, there is no risk of transmission, or very little. Ask him about his viral load on treatment: if undetectable or very low, risk is nil and PEP unnecessary. Many couples stop using condoms in this situation, e.g. if trying to conceive. If in doubt, go together to his HIV doc or clinic; they’ll know if PEP is advised. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can u take coq 10 for fertility to improve egg quality if you're taking hormonal medications for an iui?
You can take it: But there are no good studies to confirm that it will be helpful. Ask your OB for their opinion. ...Read more
Being depressed how fast and effective is medication and what medication will work for anxiety and depression. What re the best medication Prozac (fluoxetine)?
difficult question: Not sure what you mean by addiction. If you are on chronic pain medications this can be a very difficult, though not impossible issue. If they are psych medications for depression, anxiety, etc this may as equally difficult. To answer your question, more info on the drug(s) is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Are you less likely to develop SJS if you've taken medication for a long time, compared with a new medication you're taking?
Steven Johnson: SJS is an inflammatory disorder of the skin triggered by an allergic reaction to certain drugs including antibiotics, such as some sulfonamides, tetracycline, amoxicillin, and ampicillin. In some cases, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and anticonvulsants, such as Tegretol and phenobarbital have also been implicated. Over-the-counter medications may act as triggers as well. ...Read more
What if immunotherapy fails to work for someone and they absolutely need to take the medication they're allergic to?
What if immunotherapy fails and the person needs the medication they're allergic to (pennicillin)? Can the immunotherapy be tried again?
Antibiotic allergy: There is no immunotherapy for penicillin or antibiotics. There are desensitization procedures which are short-lived and allow patients to tolerate the antibiotic they are allergic to for a short-period of time. You will need to seek out an allergist who performs these types of procedures since not all allergists do these procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: If someone is suicidal, psychotic, or unable to care for self, s/he might be admitted even having had no prior psychiatric treatment. Many people avoid seeing psychiatrists until they can avoid it no longer because they're so sick. Managed care can make getting inpatient beds hard sometimes, though. As a psychiatrist i've often been on the phone "in queue" for hours with insurance companies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you reinfect yourself with strep throat while taking the antibiotic medication? Experiencing re-emerging sore throat and white dots on tonsils
Medications: I always carry mine on as don't want to lose. ...Read more
Always Always Always: In your carry-on luggage. Never put your meds in a bag that gets checked. ...Read more
I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?
Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer