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Rhus Extracts Medication
I've been itchun on mt calves, liwer arms and jaw kine for a yr, noone elsw n the hime is, could rhus be scabbies?
Probably not: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
What happens if aspergilloma can't be surgically removed and the medications don't work, what happens then?
No medication: Aspergilloma is a cavity with Aspergillus inside in the lung. The only definitive treatment is surgery. Most Aspergilloma cause no direct ill effects and just need to be followed with yearly chest X rays. There are a few complications such as bleeding that require immediate treatment. Most cause no problems besides being there and having to be followed. ...Read more
Lichen Planus: Some drugs, such as arsenic, bismuth, or gold, can produce an eruption which appears identical to lichen planus. Exposure to certain chemicals used in the development of color photographs can also produce a similar rash. The long-term use of the drugs quinacrine or Quinidine (quinidine gluconate, Quinidine sulfate), which is used for malaria and certain microscopic organisms. Lp may stop with dc. ...Read more
What if a dialysis patient takes a medication or something that isn't dialyzable and can't be removed by dialysis?
See below: Prescribing for pts on dialysis can be challenging. Many drugs are not cleared by the kidneys. The drug’s clearance and therapeutic index determine if a dose adjustment is needed. When prescribing for pts on dialysis, it is essential to consult a reference guide to determine if the drug is subject to renal clearance and requires a dose adjustment. Best to discuss with a nephrologist. ...Read more
Fad diets dangerous:
This fad diet is not safe or effective and I would advise you to stop the insanity. This is one more fad diets that looks 'clinical'
but is designed to make some people rich and to keep it's clients obese.
That much caffeine is well known to cause diarrhea and other GI upset.
You will return to normal when you stop this product.
Now weight loss principles are well known and work! ...Read more
Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).
Inflammation joint: Chondroitin Sulfate is usually used to help with chronic degenerative joint disease. Chondroitin helps to preserve cartilage and support joint health. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory to help in more acute situations. This combination may help with chronic joint pain and or swelling. ...Read more
Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?
Other BPH Options: While a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) remains an excellent option for bph, there are several other surgical therapies. They are less likely to have side effects more common in turp, such as incontinence, impotence, retrograde ejaculation, or TUR syndrome (absorbing too much fluid during surgery). If medications fail or are intolerable, ask your urologist about tumt, tuna or gyrus. ...Read more
A man 73yrs, removed his prostate. Is there any cure or medication he can take to have sex again.
Penile rehab: There are a number of treatment options. Seek out a urologist specializing in sexual medicine. ...Read more
How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?
It depends: If the tooth needs to be removed for any number of reasons, extensive decay, cyst, damage to adjacent tooth, insufficient room to erupt, etc, then only removing the tooth will resolve the problem. If it's just a temporary issue, antibiotics, pain medication, rinses, plus some other techniques may help. Discuss with your own dentist. ...Read more
My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?
Prostate Surgery: I no of no reason to have a prostate removed unless it is cancerous and cannot be treated any other way. This question should be directed specifically to your father's urologist. ...Read more
I am taking my thyroid medication for years after I surgicaly removed my thyroid yet my weight hasn't changed&im still a bit overweight after mysurgery?
Thyroid: There are a lot of variables so it is tough to say what the problem is. Are you taking enough synthroid (thyroxine)? Is your t3/t4 normal? Do you overeat, snack on sweets/junk food, eat too many carbs? Do you exercise (not walking but real cardio exercise)? You made need to one, a few, or all of these things. ...Read more
Very confused: By your question. You are not supposed to remove any pins yourself.....If the are pins that get removed the doctor does that. There is no medication required for them to do that. If you experience pain they may decide to give you some local anesthesia. Please don't touch the pins yourself. ...Read more
2 options: Antithyroid medication, like Methimazole or ptu, (propylthiouracil) are available. However, both come with side effects risk: liver toxicity and some potential toxicity to the part of bone marrow which is part of the immune system. Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been given a black box warning because of its association with some cases of liver failure. Radioablation is another treatment- oral radioactive iodine destroys the thyroid. ...Read more
Gentle rinse: No over the counter meds will fix your problem if it really is infected. Try warm salt water, gently rinsing. You may have what is called a dry-socket. Call your dentist to re-check the site and make sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more
When you get a Ganglion Cyst removed do they give any kind of relaxation medication if you anxiety?
If they are simply aspirating the cyst, usually just some local numbing medicine. But if you're concerned, you can request a medicine.
If they are surgically excising the cyst, then you will have full general anesthesia. ...Read more
She is taking a statin medication and taking a grape seed extract, are there any interactions that we need to be aware of?
None: There are no known interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can PE blood blood clots be removed? What is the next step if the medication doesn't work? Was on warferin. Now on Xeralto.
Yes PE blood clots: Can be removed through several different invasive techniques however these are reserved for patients who are in extremis and profoundly hemodynamically compromised. Normally the clots will absorb over several months. Coumadin is difficult to regulate. Xarelto will be effective. Make sure to take it with a meal and don't miss any doses. ...Read more
I had a tooth extracted on 12/29. Itsbeen 48 hrs since then. I wanted to know of I can consume alcohol? I am not taking any medications
I had gastritis & gall bladder removed. On medication for both. Now I can't taste food properly. I can eat, just can't taste what I eat.
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?
Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl. Com/zxcodbt
See my comment for further advice. ...Read more
I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?
It depends on health: This depends on your health needs. Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See comment for more:. ...Read more
I had sebacious cyst on my back which ruptured on its own and the skin is flat now. What next? How to ensure that sac is removed? Any medication?
Consider Excision: If you had a ruptured sebaceous cyst that is now healed and shows no signs of infection, such as redness or tenderness, then you do not need any medication at this time. At this point, you may want to wait to see if the cyst recurs and, if it does, have it removed. Your other option is to have the area where the cyst was removed now, in effort to prevent future recurrence. ...Read more