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Symmetrel (Overview)

Symmetrel is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Are all asymmetrical moles melanoma?

Are all asymmetrical moles melanoma?

No: Asymmetry is one sign of melanoma (along with non-smooth borders, color, and size (diameter= abcd). But many benign moles are asymmetric, as well. Have it checked out. If a melanoma, the office visit may be life saving - if benign, you will be reassured and can stop worrying. ...Read more

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Symmetrel (Overview)

Symmetrel is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Agifen: is it suitable for flu in kids under 10?

Agifen: is it suitable for flu in kids under 10?

Not available in US: Agifen is the trade name of an analgesic which is a mixture of metamizole, pitofenone and fenpiverinium.It was marketed in central and eastern europe;south america. Not recommended in children not available in usa. ...Read more

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Symmetrical breasts parenchymaql appearances. Bilateral axillary nodes are noted. What does this mean.

Symmetrical breasts parenchymaql appearances. Bilateral axillary nodes are noted. What does this mean.

Study results.: Symmetrical - the two breasts are similar in size & shape. Parenchyma - essential elements/ structures of the breasts. Bilateral axillary nodes are noted- Lymph nodes in both underarms are seen on study. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Breasts are often: Not completely symmetric. If there is a large disparity - evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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How common are asymmetrical breasts?

How common are asymmetrical breasts?

More common than not: Usually, breasts are more like sisters than twins. Like the two sides of the face, they are rarely identical, but should look related. I rarely see a patient who has identical breasts. The ribs, muscles, breast tissue, skin and nipples all have some variation to them. When significant asymmetry exists, plastic surgery can help, but small differences are usually best left alone. ...Read more

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Asymmetric and 6 mm diameter, is it melanoma?

Asymmetric and 6 mm diameter, is it melanoma?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Are all asymmetrical moles malignant?

Are all asymmetrical moles malignant?

No: Bu enough are so that it's worth evaluating. If a pigmented lesion is questionable, do get it seen. ...Read more

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.4mm uniform symmetrical blue mole (I think) on face. The skin around it looks lighter than my normal skin. Does this sound normal?

.4mm uniform symmetrical blue mole (I think) on face. The skin around it looks lighter than my normal skin. Does this sound normal?

Likely benign: As a general rule, lesions that are uniform in color, stable in size and uniform in shape are USUALLY benign. Skin cancers tend to be irregular in size, shape and color and may grow noticeably. However, if you are concerned about a lesion, especially on your face, see a dermatologist and consider biopsy/excision. ...Read more

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What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

What is asymmetrical breast tissue?

Different: Asymmetrical breast tissue refers to an obvious difference in the contour of one area of the breast compared to the rest of the breast or it refers to an obvious difference between the two breasts. ...Read more

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Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped) .

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped) .

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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