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My10 months old daughter Sarah has been coughing for two weeks do I need to make an Dr appointment or buy o.t.c med.

My10 months old daughter Sarah has been coughing for two weeks do I need to make an Dr appointment or buy o.t.c med.

Make appointment: Yes, you need to make an appointment to see a doctor. Its not normal for babies to cough for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What herb may I take for absence of period I am 40 yrs old and trying for a baby thank you. Sarah?

What herb may I take for absence of period I am 40 yrs old and trying for a baby thank you. Sarah?

No periods: you need to see you OB Dr for work up to see why you are not having periods .
it could be a thyroid problem or premature ovarian failure or pituitary failure or some other hormonal problem . This all can be evaluated by blood work
They will also advise you of the risk of pregnancy at age 40 & increase risk of birth defects .
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Sarah woke up this morning with an extremely stiff neck. As the day goes on it seems to get worse. Anything we can do?

Sarah woke up this morning with an extremely stiff neck. As the day goes on it seems to get worse. Anything we can do?

?: If Sarah has fever, or if she's drowsy or confused or has a headache, this is a medical emergency in which minutes count - take her to the closest ER right now. If she's perfectly well except that her neck hurts, a neck brace and some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will go a long way in relieving her symptoms which are muscular and will just take time to fully subside. ...Read more

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Sarahs eyes are always purple and the veins are very visible.

Sarahs eyes are always purple and the veins are very visible.

Could be normal: I am not certain what your question is. Eye color varies widely, as does how prominent any person's eye vessels may be. As always, if there is a concern about an abnormality, an eye doctor visit can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Hi i'm Sarah and i have a irregular period and i don't know when i'm ovalating and me and boyfriend is trying to get pregnant and nothing is working?

Hi i'm Sarah and i have a irregular period and i don't know when i'm ovalating and me and boyfriend is trying to get pregnant and nothing is working?

Consider it a: blessing. At your age you should be working on getting a good education so that you may have a better life and provide a better environment for your children when you have them. You should use contraceptive to prevent pregnancy wait to have children, after you have a career and marriage. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pico-salax kick in?

See Pico-Salax.com: for an excellent video that could answer all your questions. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard about the straw technique but does it work ?

What to do if I have heard about the straw technique but does it work ?

Which one?: There is a STRAW technique used for heart disease and the Straw technique for singers. Which do you mean? Ask again and clarify. Also say why you are thinking about using it: your problem, that is. ...Read more

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I keep getting sarp pain on my right side under my brest what does this mean?

I keep getting sarp pain on my right side under my brest what does this mean?

RIGHT chest pain: Many causes such as costochondritis , pneumonia if associated with cough and fever, gall bladder stone if located in the lower hypogastrium, etc. Pls see md if persistent. ...Read more

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When does someone need a Strayer procedure?

When does someone need a Strayer procedure?

Tight calf: The Strayer procedure is the surgical release of gastrocnemius tendon, therefore lengthening it. It is indicated when tightness in the gastroc has not been improved with Achilles tendon stretching. ...Read more

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What does it mean for the world if we cure mosquito-borne diseases through spraying?

What does it mean for the world if we cure mosquito-borne diseases through spraying?

A better world: Mosquitos are one of the most dangerous killers on our planet as the transmit several diseases... Malaria alone kills more than 1 million people per year worldwide. Manipulating the physiology of the mosquito, or the environment or both, is being studied right now. ...Read more

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It about my vail move ment its only when i wipe but ssome times i bleed and it feels like something shrap is poken out and i bleed then when im doin and stand up it like it go away pain and all

Hello, : Hello, i want to make sure that i understand what you are asking. If sounds like when you wipe after having a bowel movement that you notice blood and that something either painful or sharp is protruding from your anus. You might have an internal hemorrhoid. I am not sure. But since the bleeding seems to more than an isolated incident, i recommend that you contact your doctor so that she or he can take a good medical history and examine you. After that is done, your doctor should be able to use that information to make recommendations to you about this problem. Take care. ...Read more

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How quick does serax work?

How quick does serax work?

45-90 mins: It is one of the most slowly absorbed of this class of medications (benzodiazapines). The peak blood level would be about 3 hours after taking it. Caution with all of this class of medications: do not mix with alcohol. Serax can also be habit forming i.e. One can become dependent upon it after taking it for a longer time at a higher dosage. Do not stop if abruptly without talking to a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

Pilonidal disease: Usually means that you may have had infection at the base of the dimple resulting in granulation tissue that bleeds when pressure is applied. See a surgeon. Excision can cure issue. ...Read more

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What does sacralized L5 with pseudo-articulation mean?

What does sacralized L5 with pseudo-articulation mean?

Sacralization lumbar: When one has sacralization of L5 vertebral body it becomes fused or a part of the sacrum. Such a condition shows only 4 lumbar vertebrae rather than the usual on x-ray imaging. If there is motion here at what should have been l4-l5 without the usual intervertebral disk, one could call this pseudo-articulation. In lumbaralization of the sacrum, there are 6 lumbar vertebrae on x-ray images. ...Read more

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Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/). ...Read more

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What does this mean? Right-sided transverse process of L5 is partially sacralized?

What does this mean? Right-sided transverse process of L5 is partially sacralized?

Transverse process: the transverse process is a small bone that comes off the side of the vertebrae for muscle to attach to. A sacralized tranverse process means that it is larger than normal and may be partially fused to the sacrum. This is rarely a cause for any pain or other symptoms. This is just an anatomic variation which is quite common. ...Read more

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What tests need to be done to diagnose a sacral dimple? And what does one look like?

What tests need to be done to diagnose a sacral dimple?  And what does one look like?

None: If you can see the base of the dimple then these are benign defects of muscle. ...Read more

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If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?

If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?

Probable: Usually one is allergic to the protein portion of a food and thus if all of the protein has been removed, the product is likely safe. However how does one find out especially when it is prepared by different manufacturers. I suggest that you consult an allergist to verify that you do have a potato allergy (rare) and consider an oral challenge test to potato starch to see if you can tolerate it. ...Read more

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I had a LP to ck for sarc and ms. My ACE on LP was 1.5 norm range was 0-2.5 . My ACE level was 98 and then again 111. Does the LP confirm sarc?

I had a LP  to ck for sarc and ms.  My ACE on LP was 1.5  norm range was 0-2.5 . My ACE level was 98 and then again 111. Does the LP confirm sarc?

Some limitations: In my experience, sarcoid may be tough to pin down, and spinal fluid analysis has not always been helpful. If you have abnormalities on chest x-ray, and abnormal liver enzymes with high ace, and bilateral facial weakness, that is far more consistent. Skin testing with anergy may also help. If there seems to be an issue with white matter spots, get MRI of neck, and redo brain images by dir, mtr. ...Read more

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I wear HR strap while exercising.i was doing mod intensity work,HR avg 190 max221.Scared bc i didn't feel it go to221 but monitor usually accurate. 17

I wear HR strap while exercising.i was doing mod intensity work,HR avg 190 max221.Scared bc i didn't feel it go to221 but monitor usually accurate. 17

Exercise Tachycardia: I question the accuracy of a HR monitor that registers a maximum HR in the 220bpm range for a human subject!Infants do not achieve this heart rate with high fevers or distress. 220 bpm is the heart rate of a hummingbird or small mammal. That being said, there is no benefit to exercise so intense it triggers a HR above 150bpm in most adults and signs of physiological distress slow most people down! ...Read more

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Started workin out and I'm doin the Saran &vaseline wrap when workin out everytime I go to gym it seems like wasting time cause I eat wrong foods help?

Started workin out and I'm doin the Saran &vaseline wrap when workin out everytime I go to gym it seems like wasting time cause I eat wrong foods help?

Lean protein/fiber: Is what you should be eating. Increase exercise and decrease calorie intake. Everything else is just a gimmick or a shortcut ...Read more

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Does sars have a cure ?

Does sars have a cure ?

Not yet: There are several animal studies underway looking for an effective drug but at this time there are none. ...Read more

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Does spray sunscreen work?

Does spray sunscreen work?

Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read more

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How does tay-sachs get transmitted?

How does tay-sachs get transmitted?

Genetics: Tay-sachs which almost always is presents in early infancy, is due to the inheritance of a defective gene one from each parent which is termed recessive inheritance. The parents do not show the disease although testing is possible askenazic jews and french canadians have an excess of this condition and will frequently get tested before pregnancy. It is fatal and severe. ...Read more