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Tensilon Nasal Preparation
A test : The tensilon test is a method to help diagnose myasthenia gravis, lambert-eaton syndrome and other similar brain and nervious system disorders. You will be asked to perform some muscle movements over and over again, such as crossing and uncrossing your legs or getting up from a sitting position in a chair. The health care provider will check whether the tensilon improves your muscle strength. ...Read more
Different uses: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are the first line of treatment due to their safety and ease of use. Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) is the usual choice. Neostigmine is available but not commonly used. Edrophonium is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor but does not come in an oral form. It is mainly used as a diagnostic agent for MG. ...Read more
Diagnosed with M.G. by hosp. specialist by symptoms and Tensilon. Neg. EMG and bloods. Responded to Mestinon (pyridostigmine) and Prednisone. Can't get treatment.
There is more to: this than the tests that you mentioned. There a number of labs to consider and there is such a thing as seronegative MG (all labs negative and doubt from everybody). In the cases of seronegative MG, a single finger EMG helps confirm the diagnosis. Not all neurologists are trained in single fiber EMG and the ones that are typically did advanced EMG training. You may have to see a major center. ...Read more
No: No special preparation is needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 2 month daughter coughing, what should I use in cough preparation, no fever only cough and even no running nose?
No good meds: There are no good cough medicines for a twomonth old. Even in older kids their use in actually making a difference in coughs is iffy at best. For an infant, use lots of humidity (stand in a steamy bathroom, etc), use a few saline drops and bulb to suck out nose if needed. Hold in a semi-sitting up position. If cough bad, see doctor - still could be infections from newborn period or influenza! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer