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Toxic Exposure Maternal Acne Medications
How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?
MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there known drawbacks of long-term doxycycline use against acne? Excluding changes to endogenous microbes and sun sensitivity.
Skin cancer: Many drugs have problems. For example, two types of medications, diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide and calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine are associated with increased risk for skin cancer due to hypersensitivity to sun. Ask your doctor about other drugs you take that can also cause problems with sun exposure. ...Read more
Can breastfeeding help decrease or alleviate a newborn's symptom severity from withdrawals associated w/ 3rd trimester, high-dose RX Xanax (alprazolam) exposure?
Not good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) does cross into breast milk, the keve l s can be very erratic and thus not a good plan for withdrawl. Otherwise, you are basically asking about keeping your newborn addicted to a controlled substance by passing him the med through your milk to "alleviate withdrawl". You are not alleviating withdrawl, you are keeping them addicted. Don't do it. Do withdrawl supervised in hospital. ...Read more
Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
Do Topical retinoids (Antiaging creams mostly retinoids) cause birth defects during pregnancy? Asking about topical not systemic?
No: External creams and lotions do not penetrate the skin deep enough to enter the blood. For any medication to affect the fetus, it must enter the blood that can go to the fetus. ...Read more
Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more
Can you develop polymyositis from long term exposure to paint , turpentine, xylene or acid fumes?
Can I use oral vitamin a/b5/zinc to reduce acne? I know vitamin a can be toxic in large doses, but Accutane sounds equally toxic at therapeutic doses.
Use protection: All of the medications and treatments used have been studied very thoroughly and recommendations made as to personal protective equipment to be used during their administration. As long as you follow these guidelines (which for most is just proper gloving and handling of the meds), you will be fine. You can also request to see the OSHA sheets on any substance used - employer required to have these ...Read more
HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc..Same is applicable to P24 antigens?
Conclusive at 4 wk: Your opening statement is mistaken: HIV antibody development is NOT delayed by any known immune problems, medications, etc. The antibody-only HIV tests always are conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. If somehow antibody were delayed, p24 antigen would appear sooner, not later. The Ag-Ab (4th generation) HIV tests therefore are ALWAYS 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after catching HIV. ...Read more
Is acute exposure to diacetyl (in popcorn butter) harmful, or only long-term, cumulative exposure?
Possibly...: Any "chemical" runs the risk of being potentially dangerous. Now i would never deprive you of your popcorn; but i cannot foresee the future; I am not aware of any studies to date on this topic...But just follow my standard advice; 'anything in moderation' and we'll see what the future holds(besides; i can't skip to the end of this movie and ruin it for ya) cheers! ...Read more
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
Do Topical products such as makeup, lotions, and perfumes used in limited quantities represent a developmental risk to a fetus? I'm 33w5d and scared.
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