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Repivate (Overview)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease the risks of prematurity.


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Can i use repivate, lenovate or maxaderm for an intertigo wound? how can i heal it faster and prevent it?

Can i use repivate, lenovate or maxaderm for an intertigo wound? how can i heal it faster and prevent it?

Intertrigo: If your wound is secondary to moist in the area that will help with the inflammation.
The best way to prevent this type of wounds is to make sure your feet stay dry. ...Read more

Repivate (Overview)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease the risks of prematurity.


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Hello! I am getting red bumps on my genitals. It is itchy and I have applied betamethasone lotion but no significant improvement. Can anyone help?

Hello! I am getting red bumps on my genitals. It is itchy and I have applied betamethasone lotion but no significant improvement. Can anyone help?

Normal to Abnormal: Could be many things. Some normal, some abnormal. See your doc. Everything from scabies related nodules, to angiokeratomas, sebaceous cysts, genital warts from herpes or molluscum. Some are more serious, requiring treatment, some completely normal. ...Read more

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Does gangrene keeps repating?

Information: Once treated either medically or surgically, it should not recurr unless the saem causative things are repeated. ...Read more

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How does MRSA grow and replicate?

How does MRSA grow and replicate?

Staph aureus: This is a bacteria which is round and surrounded by a cell wall. It buds off the cell wall and makes new cell wall for itself, which is one of the avenues allowing attack by antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the 3 three main steps in the process of DNA replication?

What are the 3 three main steps in the process of DNA replication?

DNA replication: I would go to wikipedia for this. Cannot think of only 3 steps. There are many more. But if you are taking a class I would look it up in the class text book. ...Read more

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What is necessary for the replication of a prion?

What is necessary for the replication of a prion?

The abnormal protein: Doesn't replicate per se, it produces more of itself by changing the conformation (folding) of the normal cellular protein. These misfolded proteins then begin to agglutinated into plaques which can damage the nerve cell. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how pcna exactly work as a clamp (during DNA replication)?

Can you tell me how pcna exactly work as a clamp (during DNA replication)?

That is probably: a great question for a Molecular Biologist rather than a practicing physician. ...Read more

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Could you please describe briefly how viruses infect cells and replicate themselves?

Could you please describe briefly how viruses infect cells and replicate themselves?

Virology 101: This is a very broad question- and impossible to answer in 400 characters. There are thousands of different viruses that infect humans, and many of them utilize their own specific routes and replicative cycles that they've developed over millenia. If you have a more specific Q about a certain virus, that's much easier to answer. These things were designed to infect and cause problems. ...Read more

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Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

DNA is THE proof: In dna & RNA hierarchy , the dna the master replicates, basis of inheritance ( and propagation) RNA replicates particular segment, as gene expression & proof reading mechanism, copied so the replication of dna is important than RNA transcription. ...Read more

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I'm doing a project and need to replicate the lungs. How bog in cm or in are an average persons lungs?

I'm doing a project and need to replicate the lungs. How bog in cm or in are an average persons lungs?

Lung size: hello~ I am not sure we would be an appropriate resource for your science project, since most people are not normal and sick when they see us. Have you tried www.google.com or the local library Science section? There's a wealth of information at your disposal there thanks ...Read more

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I am a woman 26 what can cause me to have pain in my lower abd rediates to my tights after my periode?

I am a woman 26 what can cause me to have pain in my lower abd rediates to my tights after my periode?

Could be many issues: 1. Make sure you are not pregnant. 2. Make sure you don't have a cyst/ovary dz. 3. Make sure you get a thought pe by your doc. 4. If all those are ok they you have a variant of dysmenorrhea that requires wellness, exercise, vits, minerals, yoga, massage, and acupuncture. It could be just a muscle and tissue problem. ...Read more

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I had exposure to asbestos during renovation to my apartment which took 4 months during the day i would to work. i am really worried to death about ex?

I had exposure to asbestos during renovation to my apartment which took 4 months during the day i would to work. i am really worried to death about ex?

Relax/educate: Most of those who developed asbestos related lung problems worked with the product in industry for years or decades before developing such complications. Unless you worked as an insulation fabricator your risk is minor. That said your doctor can start the process of excluding related injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

It's complicated: To simplify: Being a linear double stranded DNA virus, a bunch of viral proteins are encoded early in its replicative cycle in order to: 1)create a primer at its 5' end, and 2) make a DNA polymerase that can replicate its genome starting from the primer. ...Read more

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My 3 and 1 year old might have been exposed to asbestos during a home renovation that lasted 3 months how worried should I be ?

My 3 and 1 year old might have been  exposed to asbestos during a home renovation that lasted 3 months how worried should I be ?

Hard to say: Many municipalities require contractors check for asbestos before permits are issued.If DIY this might be hard to find out. While toxic, asbestos dust can/would take decades to trigger any health problems & there would not be any simple way to examine the kids now & see if they were exposed. Checking other sites in the house or left over debris might give you some info. ...Read more

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My dad renovated our home built in 1958-drywall and all.I'm worried i was exposed to asbestos when he took the drywall down back in 1990. Now what?

My dad renovated our home built in 1958-drywall and all.I'm worried i was exposed to asbestos when he took the drywall down back in 1990. Now what?

Asbestos exposure: Do you have any symptoms such as chronic cough? Shortness of breath? Coughing up blood? Weight loss? Trouble swallowing? If so, you may be screened with an x-ray or CT scan. In suspected disease, a biopsy of the lung during bronchoscopy may be used to detect fibers. Here is information for your family from cancer.gov: http://tinyurl.com/jumkqpf ...Read more

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