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Maybe: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose paks are steroid tapers that ate helpful for inflammatory dermatoses, however, only your physician can determine of its right for your rash. Giving a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak to someone with an infectious cause can make the rash worse! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to doctor and I have a upper respiratory infection. Prescribed z pack. Sym are very mild. Is the z pack really needed? Or can it resolve itself?
Pocket : If your symptoms brought you to the doctor you probably need a cough suppressant and expectorant and you can pocket the prescription and take it if you develop fever. Many chest colds are caused by viruses but cannot be differentiated from bacterial bronchitis by sputum color. Sputum culture gram stain not helpful. EmpiricZpack can protect from bacterial superinfection and reduce symptom duration ...Read more
Hello.. What is IV solumedrol (methylprednisolone) for??? Does this cause insomnia?? My doc gave it me twice in a drip for chikungunya?? Does that really help??? Thanks.
Antiinflammatory: This is a potent anti-inflammatory. Most commonly something like this isn't necessary with the acute virus symptoms. Occasionally people have eye issues(retinitis or uveitis) during the acute infection and need steroids. Also, with some of the more chronic manifestations like immune mediated joint issues, steroids are sometimes used. It's hard to say in your case without more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Z line.: Z - line (also called squamocolumnar junction) is the very obvious line visible on endoscopy where cells transition from normal esophageal cells to stomach cells. In your case it was 42 cm from incisors to z line. It is important to know what distance separates the z line and the gastroesphageal sphincter as this is related to your risk for cancer. ...Read more
Dr.on here said Erythromelalgia is neuro-vascular disorder. What sort of Dr.treats this?
How is this treated?
Neurological disorde: Erythromelalgia (sometimes called erythermalgia) is characterized by episodes of burning pain, skin redness, and swelling of the extremities, ears and face. The pain can be severe, and is sometimes described as "searing" or "like hot lava". The pain is triggered by physical exertion or ambient heat, and is relieved by cooling the extremities. This rare disease should be evaluated by a neurologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Z score compares your bone density to the average of your age group. If it is a positive number, you have above average bone density. If negative, below. The actual number represents the "standard deviations" from the mean, how far away from average you are. For -2.6, it means that you are approximately in the lower 3% for bone density for your age. That is, 97% have higher bone density than u ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w/ supracondylar process in left arm. Prescribed steroids for nerve inflammation. What is best further treatment? Is this dangerous?
Let me explain: The supracondylar process is a small horn-shaped bony projection in distal part of the arm bone. It is not dangerous by itself. 1% of the people have it. While the spuracodylarprocess is usually asymptomatic, it may occasionally present as a mass or be associated with symptoms of median nerve compression and claudication of the brachial artery. ...Read more
Is it essential that i take prednisone on top of a n injection of dexamethizone , use of advair, z pac tessalon pearls for bronchitis?
14yr son had tibia bone excision for what was thought an osteoid osteoma.Path came back as vascular malformation. What does this mean?Concerns?
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Sleep hygiene is key: to catch ZZZZZZ's. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer