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Doctor insights on: Rebound Scurvy Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of scurvy?

What are the symptoms of scurvy?

Aye Matey: Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine, fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. ...Read more

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Have you ever treated someone with scurvy? If so, what did he or she look like? What were there symptoms?

Have you ever treated someone with scurvy? If so, what did he or she look like? What were there symptoms?

Never seen scurvy: But I did write a fictional paper in medical school about a ship's surgeon who encountered scurvy in his sailors. Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scurvy in sailors?

Scurvy: Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine, fever & seizures. Scurvy can cause death. Argh matey - it is a sore sight! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scurvy?

Scurvy: Scurvy is a disease that results from vitamin C deficiency. Symptoms of scurvy include loosened teeth with gum disease. Skin bruises easily and becomes rough & may have small petechial hemorrhages. The person likely feels tired, has severe joint pain, suffers from mood changes & poor wound healing. Once scurvy becomes quite advanced it can cause yellow skin, swelling of the body, lack of urine > ...Read more

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I am doing a report on scurvy. Can you give me some information about it? And have you ever treated someone with scurvy? What was it like?

I am doing a report on scurvy. Can you give me some information about it? And have you ever treated someone with scurvy? What was it like?

Use Internet search: Engine like google, bing, yahoo to find your answers & info. This site is not intended to do student's homework. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent scurvy?

What is the best way to prevent scurvy?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is widely distributed in foods, so eating a balanced diet is perfect. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for scurvy?

Vitamin C: This is a skin and systemic problem from extreme drops in vitamin c intact - a vitamin our bodies does not make. Most diets have enough vitamin c to prevent this problem so it will only show up in extreme deprivation diets of those with truly weird health ideas. ...Read more

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What causes teeth to fall out in scurvy?

Lack of Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid is needed for a variety of biosynthetic pathways. In the synthesis of collagen, ascorbic acid is required as a cofactor for prolyl hydroxylase and lysyl hydroxylase. Defective connective tissue leads to fragile capillaries, resulting in abnormal bleeding. Collagen is an important part of bone, so bone formation is affected.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Scurvy ...Read more

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Hello docs, is hardening of arteries the same as scurvy?

Hello docs, is hardening of arteries the same as scurvy?

No: Scurvy is due to vitamin c deficiency and is cured by eating fresh fruit. Hardening of the arteries is related to many factors including elevated levels of cholesterol. It has nothing to do with vitamin c. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from the effects of scurvy and does taking more vitamin C speed up the process?

How long does it take to recover from the effects of scurvy and does taking more vitamin C speed up the process?

Vitamin C deficiency: Scurvy is a condition caused by deficiency in vitamin c, and supplemental vitamin c is the treatment. Scurvy is almost unheard of today, because vitamin c is present in so many fresh foods (including both vegetables and fresh meat). It used to occur on long ship journeys when all the food was preserved and contained no vitamin c. The prevention was a lime a day for the sailors ("limeys"). ...Read more

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I've got a lot of the symptoms of appendicitis, minus the rebound pain! Does this mean it's not appendicitis?

I've got a lot of the symptoms of appendicitis, minus the rebound pain! Does this mean it's not appendicitis?

Rebound tenderness: When it is present, is a clinical sign of localized peritonitis. If other symptoms, signs, and lab findings point to a reasonably high likelihood of appendicitis, a diagnostic ct scan or even laparoscopy might become necessary for accurate diagnosis. Consult your doctor for advice in your specific case. ...Read more

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Do rebound symptoms caused from stopping seroquel (quetiapine) stop, how long does it take to return to pre baseline before you started the med?

Do rebound symptoms caused from stopping seroquel (quetiapine) stop, how long does it take to return to pre baseline before you started the med?

Multiple factors: Every person is unique and as such will have their own unique experience to medications. You did not describe the symptoms you are asking about have not been in detail. Every patient will not experience a discontinuation syndrome or "rebound symptoms". Your described experience could be affected by the dose taken, the duration, the formuation (xr would take longer) and other meds being taken. ...Read more

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What are rebound effects from muscle relaxers? Some say its just pre-existing symptoms returning and others say its an increase in those symptoms?

What are rebound effects from muscle relaxers? Some say its just pre-existing symptoms returning and others say its an increase in those symptoms?

Likely latter: Laura, I do not know a rebound effect of muscle relaxant exists but I do know that when patients take narcotics for pain for some time that they develop an addiction. When they stop taking the narcotics the previous symptom returns along with all the withdrawl which makes everything worse. Although a muscle relaxant is not a narcotic and should not be addictive, you can feel similar things. ...Read more

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Took Reactine (canadian Zyrtec) for 10+ years. Stopped yesterday and now I have rebound allergy symptoms worse than before I ever took it. Why?

Took Reactine (canadian Zyrtec) for 10+ years. Stopped yesterday and now I have rebound allergy symptoms worse than before I ever took it. Why?

Worsening allergies: So Reactine had been controlling your allergic symptoms for > 10 yrs and you have noted even more severe symptoms after stopping it. This is not from a rebound phenomenon but likely from worsening in your allergic disease with repeated exposure. Reactine may control your symptoms but not the immune response often bolstered by repeated exposure to the allergens or to new allergens. ...Read more

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Is weaning off of low dose Methyldopa going to be a similar procedure to weaning off of Propranolol? Rebound symptoms? Gradual? Thank you!

Is weaning off of low dose Methyldopa going to be a similar procedure to weaning off of Propranolol? Rebound symptoms? Gradual? Thank you!

Somewhat Similar: Since methyldopa is often given in more than one dose daily, it is important to gradually wean off it as abrupt discontinuation of it could lead to significant rebound in blood pressure. One difference with abrupt withdrawal of beta blocker is that heart rate as well as blood pressure can shoot upwards. ...Read more

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Does one recover after a period of taking many psychiatric medications? Does it leave the patient with worse symptoms than before, rebound or the same

Does one recover after a period of taking many psychiatric medications? Does it leave the patient with worse symptoms than before, rebound or the same

May/may not: Treatment with psychotropic meds and then discontinuing them may result in: *complete recovery with no residual sxs. And no return of illness.*remitting / recurring course of illness. *70% or less or more than 70% recovery with some residual sxs.* may cause medication specific withdrawal sxs and recurrence of illness. *worsening is possible, but not frequent and improves with restarting the meds. ...Read more

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When lowering the geodon (ziprasidone) dosage why does one suffer from rebound neurological symptoms like akathisia? My dr approved me to come off but haveakathisia

When lowering the geodon (ziprasidone) dosage why does one suffer from rebound neurological symptoms like akathisia? My dr approved me to come off but haveakathisia

Akathisia: movement: Disorder characterized by feeling of inner restlessness and compelling need to be in constant motion. It may be a side effect or withdrawal effect of medications like Geodon (ziprasidone). Gradual taper of dose over 6-8 weeks may reduce akathisia. If intolerable anticholinergics, antiadrenergic drugs, mianserin, ritanserin, and mirtazapine may help. Check with prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Taper gradually.: Depending on your dosage, your doctor can taper you gradually and safely. You will not have typical withdrawal symptoms like the opiates. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Under physician: Control with lowering the Clozaril (clozapine) no more quickly than 50 mg per week. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is stopping diphenhydramine for sleep going to cause any rebound insomnia or other symptoms? If so how long to overcome rebound symptoms?

Is stopping diphenhydramine for sleep going to cause any rebound insomnia or other symptoms? If so how long to overcome rebound symptoms?

Dependance: I am not aware of any dependance related to this drug (antihistamine), but the symptome of insomnia probably needs to be addressed probably with some lifestyle changes and some physical activity during the day to make you feel more tired and desiring to sleep without medications. Hope this is somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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Panic attacks & all-day anxiety symptoms don't show up when I have fever& I feel so calm and good. When fever goes away, they rebound. Any known connection?

Panic attacks & all-day anxiety symptoms don't show up when I have fever& I feel so calm and good. When fever goes away, they rebound. Any known connection?

Not aware of any: If you are actually having frequent fevers you should record your temperatures according to the level and the times during which they occur, along with any other symptoms or signs appearing. When you have done this for a week or two, go and see an infectious diseases expert. Hope you clear this up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Yes acute appendicit: Pain, nausea, anorexia, fever, tenderness in right lower abdomen are the classic signs and symptoms. Retrocecal appendicitis may show little of these until late, often after rupture. You should get evaluated, by your primary, the er or a general surgeon with possible need for ct for persistent pain. ...Read more

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Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Rebound cholinergic: Scopolamine is anticholinergic, and rebound symptoms after discontinuation of long-term treatment therefore would be cholinergic, such as urinary frequency, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, salivation, slow heart rate, rather than anticholinergic like inability to urinate, constipation. Meds with anticholinergic side effects such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help such symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have rebound symptoms after steroid treatment (IM Kenalog shot) for severe reaction to poison ivy & after initial rash has cleared?

Is it possible to have rebound symptoms after steroid treatment (IM Kenalog shot) for severe reaction to poison ivy & after initial rash has cleared?

Unclear as: To what you mean by "rebound" Can you get the rash back after initial improvement....DEFINITELY In fact many Physicians write for or administer TWO courses of treatment ROUTINELY

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

REM Rebound: Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

Please more specific: Please be more specific in asking your question. ...Read more