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Doctor insights on: Restore Hydrogel Medication

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For a surgical wound, can I put triple a or hydrogel?

For a surgical wound, can I put triple a or hydrogel?

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

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Is it ok to use collagen and hydrogel for cheek and chin enhancement or augmentation?

Is it ok to use collagen and hydrogel for cheek and chin enhancement or augmentation?

Yes but....: I am not aware of any commercially available collagen product. Collagen products derived from animal sources generally require skin testing. Artefill is a com I action of collagen and PMMA micro dads. ...Read more

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Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

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

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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.

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

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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 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?

Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the eye and you may require a new fitting. Wearing the wrong size contact lens may cause worse scarring or even infections! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How does the brain restore balance during drug withdrawal?

How does the brain restore balance during drug withdrawal?

Drug Withrawal: 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

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Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?

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

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

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

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

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

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

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

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more