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Restore Hydrogel Medication
Yes: The effects from the hydrogel will wear off. All the best. ...Read more
Surgeon's preference: If it is clean wound, some surgeons prefer that air get to the wound, to keep it from being too moist, and allowing overgrowth of bacteria. Other surgeons don't mind, as long as it's a thin layer, like lipstick. Others say, "no way." so you should check with your surgeon. Dirty, contaminated wounds can benefit from twice daily soaking and a very thin layer of antibiotic ointment; hydrogel-no. ...Read more
Hello, I got a wax burn on my cheeks. They are very red and hurt a little. Will hydrogel dressings (which kind) and/or silicone sheets work for face?
Yes: Sometimes just frequent applications of Vaseline will work also. ...Read more
Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
I have 18 days old surgical wound One of the stitchs has yellow eschar painless and no pus. I'm using fuicidin and hydrogel do I need surgcl debridment?
Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available? Or are there going to be this/next year? For example microcyn (oculus hydrogel) is.
Yes: Scars can be treated with both creams and injectable medicine. I would see your dermatologist or ophthalmologist (for scars near the eye) for further evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more
I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?
I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?
Good regimen: The skin care regimen you have been prescribed is a fairly standard combination of acne medications that typically help most people. Excessive dryness is not uncommon at the start of therapy, but can be minimized by a non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. Stick with it, as transient flare ups after 30 days are common but generally not recurrent. ...Read more
How long will it take before the moisture is restored to your nostrils, after taking azithromycin? I'm on day three of my medication.
Nasal Congestion: You can use Normal Saline spray to help restore moisture to your nasal passages. ...Read more
I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that I lost my drive for sex. What can I do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do I take.
It's complicated: Women's sex drives are fueled by many different factors. Certainly hormones play a big role, and yours aren't back to normal yet. But also, fatigue, stress, depression, diet, exercise, all play a role. If it's been a while since you've had sex, you may want to make time to get "reacquainted" with your husband, with non-intercourse touching (like massage) and see where that takes you. ...Read more
Usually during drug withdrawal the brain will try to produce the chemicals which are lacking to balance things out.
Sometimes help is needed in achieving that with medications, therapy etc. ...Read more
Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?
Etiology & prognosis: ID = a categorical diagnosis, having a measured IQ of 70 or < with concomitant deficits in social-adaptive functioning that began during the developmental period, before 18. Molecular genetic tests & DNA Probe for Fragile X may find the cause or it may be from epigenetic factors that alter fetal gene function, but not structure or sequence Each neurodevelopmental disorder is researched in depth. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more