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Remedies For Withdrawal In Baby
Used mothballs for a day to get rid of roaches.Am 21 wks pregnant.can this short term exposure harm my baby.
Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?
Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep
Yes: there are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has sever insomia. She desperately is searching for ways to get a peaceful night's worth of sleep. Are there any effective treatments?
NONE: Safety of herbal products is not well established in pregnants especially during first trimester. Hence i suggest not to use any herbal products. ...Read more
No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more
Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief
Not safe: Hylands homeopathic drops have been recalled in the past for risk of toxic side effects from one of the ingredients, belladonna. The concentration of belladonna was found to vary between preparations. I would stick with nasal saline drops for relief of cold symptoms. For teething, i would recommend massaging your baby's gums and using a teething toy like sophie the giraffe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to give my daughter of 35 days a grib water for gases and colic? Somepeople says it affects brain.What other medications can give for colic
Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?
Supportive care: Rsv is a virus that causes lots of congestion in the nose and lungs. Infants with RSV require frequent nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe and nasal saline. They also benefit from fluids (breastmilk, pedialyte, or formula), humidifier in their room, acemtaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever, and sleeping in an upright position (30 degree angle in crib or being held by an adult). ...Read more
Opioid withdrawal: Yes you probably could get treatment in Europe, the issue will be the coverage. Your insurance may deny it because there are MD's that can do this in the USA. Also remember that the treatment is done over several weeks unless you do an in-patient rapid detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any side effect a of 'herbal life' food supplement? My mother aged 60 wants to use it for weight loss. Is that ok?
Okay: It's pricey, the results are anything but spectacular, and it seems safe enough. It's been around for over thirty years as an enormous multilevel marketing scheme. Your mom would be much better served by getting involved with a fitness-focused lifestyle -- perhaps the family can join a fitness center. ...Read more
Birth Mother has hep C and claims using heroin for only 1st month of pregnancy before going to subutex to protect child. what are the risks for both?
Bad timing: Highest risks to the pregnancy are in the first few months, using heroin in the first month is most likely to cause a miscarriage than anything else. Risks are numerous, including damage to brain/CNS, and other important organs, such as heart, liver, kidneys, teratogens can help to malform almost any organ system ...Read more
Are low doses of prescribed vicodin over a long period of time (1-2 5/500 pills per week for 3-4 years) harmful to the heart in any way?
It depends: It is important to know why you are taking this for such a long time now. Do you have other medical conditions and what is your age? You physician would normally order lab tests to monitor you. ...Read more
My daughter has ADHD and is taking 27 mg of Concerta a day. My husband wants to think about a natural remedyand wants to take her off due to the cost. What other natural remedies are available for ADHD teenager with no psychologicalour behavioral issues?s
Baby Drug Withdrawal: Refers to infant withdrawing from mother's drugs . Neonatal abstinence syndrome refers to the group of behaviors associated with exposure to mother 's drugs while in utero. Here is a useful article: http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-90-P02387 ...Read more
Not habit forming: Aspirin is not addicting in the classical sense of the concept. It is not a narcotic. It is, however, possible that stopping the medication will allow for pain or inflamation the Aspirin was suppressing to resurface. Other non steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (nsaid's) are as effective as Aspirin and may be taken less frequently, and with fewer side effects. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There aren't any: In part because there is no true withdrawal syndrome. If people have been using methamphetamine, particularly in high dose binges, there is a "crash" that occurs after several days of use associated with fatigue, excessive sleep and overeating. It is self-limited and goes away after a couple days, followed by increasing craving for meth. Topirimate, a seizure drug, has helped to reduce craving. ...Read more
Go very, very slowly: Xanax (alprazolam) is extremely addictive and it's half-life very short so you should decrease your dose very, very, very slowly to reduce the likelihood of experiencing withdrawal anxiety. To tide you through the difficult days/weeks ahead, try temporarily supplementing with another anti-anxiety drug (like klonopin) that has a longer half-life so that you don't then keep going into withdrawal. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more
Steroid withdrawal: Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol. This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: It is certainly possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
For someone who has just started Suboxone in a treatment facility, today being day 1, when will withdrawal happen?
It already has: You have to be in withdrawal already when starting suboxone and then it quickly relieves many symptoms. Depending on the opiate usually 12-24 hours is recommended from last use to starting suboxone, degree of relief depends on factors such as amount and type of opiate used and amount of suboxone given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finally quit "Suboxone" after 10 years and the withdrawals just get worse.I did slow taper. What can help me, Rx,OTC, home remedy?Anything?! Thanks!!!
In addition to: the medications you have been prescribed please consider some mind-body medicine. A clinical psychologist can help you learn strategies such as self-hypnosis, meditation, stress management, etc. See www.relexationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supplement estrogen: If you mean as a result of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy would easily control the symptoms as well as providing long term benefits. If you mean PMS symptoms, you could take a lose dose estrogen during that portion of the cycle to minimize your symptoms. Finally, if you mean as a result of stopping current estrogen replacement - there are medications that can help - see your doctor. ...Read more
Support: Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the best home remedy for opiate withdrawal? and if you dont take opiates everyday will you still withdraw?
Many options: There is no single best remedy but I advise a good multivit., Vit C 1000 mg every 2-3 hours, Magnesium Taurate or Glycinate, herbs like passionflower & skullcap, lots of fluids, warm baths & moderate exercise. The homeopathic remedy Nux vomica can be very helpful as can acupuncture. See http://www.balancingbrainchemistry.co.uk/72/Heroin-Addiction-Natural-Remedies.html Less an issue if not daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more
What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?
Detox from alcohol: I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are not a good fit for someone trying to get sober. I would hope you are in a medical setting and not attempting this at home. ...Read more
How to cure or relieve stomach cramps after alcohol withdrawals ? Any medicication or homwe remedy or juices suggested for this problem ?
Dr. Pappas, sorry if i seemed drug seeking i was only looking for hospitals for treatment for anxiety attacks. I don't experience withdrawals xanax (alprazolam)?
Anxiety treatment : The treatment for anxiety is multifaceted. Including counseling, desensitization, meditation and breathing exercises, medication. The medication should be one that prevents anxiety rather than react to it. Xanax (alprazolam) is a reactive not preventative medication with a decent risk of dependence. See your doctor or psychiatrist for appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently going through detox and withdrawals, I have been placed on multi vitamin and ensure for weight loss. I start suboxone treatment tomorrow. I have been having a slight burn when urinating with a clean urine sample no infections. What could b
Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery . If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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