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Hello Doctor, I'm Aman Raj from India. I'm a studen of MBA.I'm suffering from cholesterol problem. Please guide me. Thanks a lot in advance. (:?
Unclear question: What is the cholesterol problem? A general approach to good health is : Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hello doctor mare skin black hai kuch bhi lagati hu frak nahi padat please koi aisa prouduct batye?
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Itchy vagina, cottage cheese like discharge.Please suggest some ointments/medicines available in india, as i live in india. Thanks in advance.
Just in the U.S.: Doctors on healthtap are U.S. Licensed doctors, so most of the information here is about diseases and medications found in the U.S. However, many human questions and conditions are universal across the globe. Feel free to ask your questions, but foreign medication names probably won't be recognized. ...Read more
Depends: Make sure you read the label closely and see if they list anything referring to shellfish on the ingredients label. The FDA requires that foods sold in the U.S. have the 8 most common food allergens listed clearly on the ingredient list so shellfish should be listed if it is included in the dish. ...Read more
Hair loss: Please have your doctor first evaluate you fully, and discuss treatment with him/her after this has been done. ...Read more
Probably: I don't have a can in front of me, but if it is new england style clam chowder, one would expect dairy being present or it would not be a chowder. More importantly, read the label and look for dairy, whey, and casein. ...Read more
For what purpose?: To the best of my knowledge, large scale scientific multicenter double blinded prospective randomized controlled trials have not been performed to determine the benefits and risks of royal jelly. There is some data showing protective effects. There is also data showing it has side effects, drug-drug interactions and potential for serious allergic reactions. ...Read more
UTI following sex: Pyelitis signifies that urinary infection has reached kidney/s. Called honeymoon pyelitis or cystitis because infection follows a woman's first experience with sexual intercourse, or because newly-weds may well indulge in lots of sex. Best preventative is for female to empty her bladder after sex. This washes out any bacteria which entered bladder during pumping action of intercourse. ...Read more
Not necesarily: This is like asking if you should avoid pharmaceutical drugs if you have high blood pressure. There are thousands of Chinese herbal formulas;some will be beneficial for high blood pressure while others may aggravate it.I advise avoiding taking such teas without the guidance of an acupuncturist or specialist in Chinese herbs;such a practitioner will help assure the ones you take are good for you. ...Read more
Grocery stores: If you don't speak japanese you may have to buy & prepare your own food. Ask a friend who speaks japanese to translate this warning: "i am allergic to sesame & sesame oil. If i eat this food, even a small amount, i can have a life-threatening reaction that can kill me in a few minutes. Please do not serve me any food containing sesame". Show this to the waiter at every eatery. Always carry epipen! ...Read more
There are no: scientific randomized controlled study data to support the claims made by many herbal medicine pundits, let alone 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom. However, there are supposed to be benefits to black rice and its fermented derivative vinegar, including cardiovascular "cleansing" effects, antioxidant effects, and immune boosting vitamins. ...Read more
I use benadryl to aid sleep....now i am on holiday here in Florida and am suffering an allergy..cough/watery eyes/runny nose..not unwell.normal temp?
Photosensitivity: Some people are sensitive to sunlight and develop what we call a photosensitivity dermatitis. I attached a link below re this condition. Is Sean on any meds? Several meds and classes of meds are associated with developing photosensitivity rash as well. Hope this helps. Best of luck http://dermnetnz.org/reactions/photosensitivity.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does regular use of sleeping pills have any negative long-term or short-term effects?
Are Sleeping Pills Okay?
Yes: You may become physically or psychologically dependent. Many medications for sleep, including OTC ones, can impair normal sleep stage progression leading to less restful/rejuvenating sleep. There can be a role for chronic use in sleep disorders and if a related mental disorder is improved with adequate sleep. Make your Dr. aware of your use of all substances including over the counter ones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
This is continuing my question about Sean ...he is breathing hard and fast ...and wheezing a lot?
Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?
Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
DXA: Dxa = dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. There are various units which can be used to measure bone density (for example heel units). The most common and probably most accurate is the test performed on a table. You are in the supine position on a table and a technologist will position you to acquire a low dose x-ray of various locations. Usually spine, hip, and radius regions are performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal health: CTG is cardiotocography , a device monitoring fetal heart rate and contractions during pregnancy. Also called electronic fetal monitor (EFM). Amniotic fluid index (AFI) is a measure of amount of amniotic fluid in cm. determined by ultrasonography and is measure of fetal health. AFI normal values 8-18. ...Read more
Nt scan and sex: NT is the ultrasound appearance of neck tissue in the first 3 months of a pregnancy. In a study of 56,000 pts, for an unknown reason, the neck in females is about 10% thinner. http://s3.amazonaws.com/publicationslist.org/data/kevinspencer1/ref-184/pnd2009_29_578_581.pdf The measurement is to exclude Down's, not for sexing. Most reliable is to wait until you can see a penis later in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Health department?: You would need to call around and ask if they would see you without your ID. Identification is used for many reasons in medical offices and you would just need to call and ask if you could be seen without an ID. The local health department might see you without an ID but some offices might not be comfortable with this. ...Read more
Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival. Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more
Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...Read more
Infiltrate rt apex: Isolated filtrate in any part of lung is a shadow seen on xrays which normally is not there.Most of the infiltrates are due to infectious process like pnumonia, tuberculosis or other infections.Some times you need more images and cat scan to define the shadow if it does not clear with standard therapy. ...Read more