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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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My boyfriend took the medication for chlaymdia two days ago and today he touched his penis and then started fingering me. Will I end up getting it?

My boyfriend took the medication for chlaymdia two days ago and today he touched his penis and then started fingering me. Will I end up getting it?

No risk, no worry: Even without treatment, chlamydia or other STDs are almost never transmitted by fingering; this circumstance was zero risk even if he hadn't been treated. Also, anti-chlamydia antibiotics probably prevent transmission within 24 hours. Best to continue to avoid all sex until you both have finished treatment, but essentially no risk from this particular event. ...Read more

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Post cholecystectomy by 2 weeks and I now have a rash all over my body. Does not itch but painful to touch. Not on any medication. It starts out look?

Post cholecystectomy by 2 weeks and I now have a rash all over my body. Does not itch but painful to touch. Not on any medication. It starts out look?

Follow up w/ surgeon: Potential reaction to agent used during surg. Vs. surgical complication; need to follow up with your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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My finger tips are turning blue and are tender to the touch--time frame-1 week only medication. Symbyrax for bi-polar. I am a 62 year old. Female

My finger tips are turning blue and are tender to the touch--time frame-1 week only medication. Symbyrax for bi-polar. I am a 62 year old. Female

See a doctor: There are medical conditions that can cause this. Please see your primary care doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left knee for so long, what I have got from visiting doctors is that the muscles of my knee cant keep the balance of patella, so it touches the tibia and its scratched, I have had medications and exercises, still no use???

I have a pain in my left knee for so long, what I have got from visiting doctors is that the muscles of my knee cant keep the balance of patella, so it touches the tibia and its scratched, I have had medications and exercises, still no use???

Knee pain: The most common cause of knee pain is simple degenerative arthritis, but this is uncommon in someone younger than 25yrs. Treatment is physical therapy, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication.
Sometimes patellar re-alignment can reduce pain if the problem is misalignment of the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain?

Wife has a poison oak rash from approximately 1 week ago. No over the counter medication is working. Rash is hot to the touch has extreme pain?

See your doctor: If the rash isn't getting better, or is hot, painful or very red, it may need stronger mess. It may be infected, in which case you may need an antibiotic. Or you may have a severe allergic reaction to the poison oak, and might benefit from a steroid. You need to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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On the side of my dad ankle is very swollen. By the looks of it its getting bad. I touch it and felt like the bones are swollen. No insect bite, its been four months now. What medications can he takes?

On the side of my dad ankle is very swollen. By the looks of it its getting bad. I touch it and felt like the bones are swollen. No insect bite, its been four months now. What medications can he takes?

See a DPM: After 4 months of symptoms, there has to be an evaluation. Don't guess what it could be. Consider going to the podiatrist to have a comprehensive foot examination which will many times include an evaluation as well as x-rays. There's no harm in having it checked by the expert. ...Read more

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My mom has the stomach flu. I have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. Since I have touched her, will I get it?

My mom has the stomach flu. I have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. Since I have touched her, will I get it?

Practice hand hygien: Wash hands with soap and water after the each contact, wear gloves, barrier against sputum of the patient. You can prevent or at least minimize any risk to yourself with smart hygiene protective strategy. ...Read more

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On feb 20th I had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what I believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

On feb 20th I had a diagnostic laproscopy and d&c done. I suffered what I believe is nerve damage to my right leg I have numbnes in my thigh and sensitive pain to touch in the area from my pelvic down to my knee I've been on heavy pain medication but stil

First: First of all, follow up with your doctor. There are pain medications aimed at relieving nerve pain. The good news here is that nerves regenerate and heal themselves. If you did suffer nerve damage or irritation it will improve over time. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure this is really the issue.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Test neg @ 6 weeks for hsv2, neg @ 4 weeks hiv, completed yeast & chlamydia medication weeks ago. Cervix is red, bleeds to touch & discharges. Why?

Test neg @ 6 weeks for hsv2, neg @ 4 weeks hiv, completed yeast & chlamydia medication weeks ago. Cervix is red, bleeds to touch & discharges. Why?

Still inflammed: Your cervix is still inflamed, indicating there is likely still infection. You should be re-evaluated and cultured for the specific strain of yeast to be sure it was adequately treated, as well as other infections/re-infections. ...Read more

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Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness? Which drugs might cause that?

Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness? Which drugs might cause that?

Several: One of the most common causes of tactile hallucinations is not really a "medicine" at all -- it's withdrawal from alcohol. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause it also. Tactile hallucinations -- also called "formication" -- commonly happen with use of Cocaine and amphetamine. Ketamine is another agent that can cause these. ...Read more

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I take drug tests once a week, and every time I test positive for low levels of cocaine, less than 200. I have never touched cocaine. Explanations?

I take drug tests once a week, and every time I test positive for low levels of cocaine, less than 200. I have never touched cocaine. Explanations?

Some other things: There are some things that can cause a false positive urine drug test for certain substances. For example zoloft (sertraline) can cause a false positive Cocaine in urine. Check with your physician to see if there are any medications you are on that can do this. ...Read more

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I'm going for a urine drug test. Have not touched coke for 13 days will I be ok?

I'm going for a urine drug test. Have not touched coke for 13 days will I be ok?

Yes, for drug test: But no otherwise, unless you use this abstinence as the starting point for stopping your Cocaine use. Help is available through 12 step programs like narcotics anonymous, Cocaine anonymous and alcoholics anonymous, as well as non-12 step programs such as smart recovery, women for sobriety and lifering. Talk to your medical provider about getting help if you can't stay quit.;. ...Read more

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I have red eyelids and people say I look like a stoner but I've never touched a drug in my life. How can I get rid of this?

I have red eyelids and people say I look like a stoner but I've never touched a drug in my life. How can I get rid of this?

Blepharitis, allergy: Common causes of eyelid redness include a chronic lid infection / inflammation called blepharitis (also seen with rosacea) and from ocular allergies. Definitely avoid the "get the red out" drops, as this leads to rebound redness and irritation. Warm compresses and gentle lid cleaning can help, as can nutritional suppl. Like fish oil capsules (taken orally). Zaditor (ketotifen) and alaway are good otc allergy. ...Read more

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Friend will be tested because of positive drug test for pot at 19 weeks. Hasn't touched it since will it show in meconium at birth in 20 weeks?

Friend will be tested because of positive drug test for pot at 19 weeks. Hasn't touched it since will it show in meconium at birth in 20 weeks?

Wrong test: Meconium is fetal not maternal. There is no standard lab test for thc metabolites in meconium. A retest of your friend would normally entail a urine test and in that case it will still be positive as thc metabolites can persist for over a month after cessation of pot smoking. ...Read more

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My ex has been smoking meth for a while. Never touched a drug besides alcohol ever. If its been on her skin and mouth how long does it stay. Test fri.

My ex has been smoking meth for a while. Never touched a drug besides alcohol ever. If its been on her skin and mouth how long does it stay. Test fri.

If you didn't ingest: Methamphetamine, the amount that made be transferred through skin (which is essentially zero) or through kissing (which is close to zero) shouldn't result in a positive urine test. If you have depression, and are "blacking out" (losing consciousness?) you should seek medical attention for the cause and treatment. Having a methamphetamine user in your life isn't helping either, I imagine. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic. Refent chest cold over counter meds used. Failed urine drug test for cocaine. Didn't touch it. Prob. Violation. What could cause this?

Type 1 diabetic. Refent chest cold over counter meds used. Failed urine drug test for cocaine. Didn't touch it. Prob. Violation. What could cause this?

Cold Meds Not Cause: Cold medications would not cause a positive urine drug test. Do you use medicinal marijuana? If yes, is it from a dispensary or from "the street"? If it's from the street then it may be contaminated by cocaine. Otherwise exposure to cocaine would be the only other reason. ...Read more

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6 months of constant headaches and stuffed up. Forehead hurts to touch. Prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs and nasal rinses haven't helped. Why?

6 months of constant headaches and stuffed up. Forehead hurts to touch. Prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs and nasal rinses haven't helped. Why?

Chronic sinusitis: You may have chronic sinusitis. This is a chronic bacterial infection of the sinuses. See your doctor, and they may prescribe medicines if indicated. Hope this helps! ...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.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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