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How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

By not using drugs: Ethical and reputable physicians are not in the business of helping people "beat" drug tests. The sophistication of these tests have reached the point where they are difficult-to-impossible to beat, if the test is done by an experienced center which knows how people try to adulterate/substitute samples. If you have a drug problem, work on getting help rather than on not getting caught. Please!!!! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Does at home screening kit for vag infection called vagasil work? Its $12

Does at home screening kit for vag infection called vagasil work?  Its $12

Probably but : They probably work fine. It's probably cheaper though just to take some yeast cream over-the-counter and see if it works. If it doesn't work then see a doctor to have more definitive testing done ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Painful ejac & urine, swollen meatus, swollen right lymph node. Been on doxy for 3wks. One week without any pain now reoccurred with clear discharge. Urine test clear for infection and uti's.

Need more testing: It sounds like there is still something going on. You should consult with a urologist or an infectious disease doctor or both to rule out any physical/anatomic issues and also to rule out other infections that may have not yet been checked for--the list is very long and may not be checked on routine testing. ...Read more

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Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

Could syphilis come back as a bacterial infection in a normal urine screening?

No: Syphilis is not detected in normal urine testing. It is detected by a blood test or by taking a sample from a skin lesion. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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How does donated blood that has some kind of infection sometimes pass through all the screening tests?

How does donated blood that has some kind of infection sometimes pass through all the screening tests?

Timing: If the blood donor was recently infected with HIV or another virus like hepatitis, it may not show up in the blood test. That's why there are so many questions a blood donor must answer before donating, to hopefully rule out any chance for a recent infection. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

By not using drugs: Ethical and reputable physicians are not in the business of helping people "beat" drug tests. The sophistication of these tests have reached the point where they are difficult-to-impossible to beat, if the test is done by an experienced center which knows how people try to adulterate/substitute samples. If you have a drug problem, work on getting help rather than on not getting caught. Please!!!! ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more