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I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?
No: I am assuming you mean a nasal strip like Breath Right. None of those compounds cause significant toxicity, especially ingested in the small amount that would be present in a nasal strip. No need for concern. ...Read more
Hi doc. Wana ask re:.urinalysis. i have trace proteins. many mucus threads. Rbc. 2-6 wbc 0-2 /hpf. Moderate epethial and few phospates? Is it ok?
Culture: Nonspecific findings. All is ok. A urine culture will be more definitive to let you know if these findings are due to infection. Most important is your symptoms. Any blood in urine (rbc) needs investigation, could be infection, traumatic or if over 50 and a smoker need to rule out cancer. Trace proteins can be a sign of other systemic disease, hypertension, diabetes, lupus etc.. ...Read more
Are these safe in pregnancy? Mica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Kaolin, Lauroyl Lysine,Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 7749)Chromium Ox
My baby formula (guigoz nestle) contain linolenic & alpha linolenic acid, does it consider sufficient precurser for dha,there is no pure DHA in compos?
Formula: From what I have read, these formulas usually the extras added to the DHA already in there. Look on the ingredients, and/or check with your pediatrician ...Read more
Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..
Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more
What are some reasons for protein in urine (30 mg/dl) trace amount blood also found in office sample. 24hr collection 150 of protein, appt in 1month!, ?
Poss. renal disease: First suggest you rule out orthostatic proteinuria. Benign proteinuria from being erect. Set alarm for 2 hours after bed, empty bladder, then collect first am specimen. Home free if recumbent specimen negative. Strenuous excercise, stress & dehdration benign. Otherwise need to rule out renal diseases e.G glomerulonephritis, collagen diseases, drugs, infections, diabetes, sickle cell & rare others. ...Read more
10-12 sneeze in morning, watery dischrage , spur found on xry pns, doc advised for nasal spary is that enough any suggestion?
I had a specled ana come back from the lab, also Squam Epithel,
Hyaline Casts, Urobilinogen was lowand Leukocytes =1in urine. AUTOIMMUNE testing?
Rheumatologist: These urinalysis findings are nonspecific and don't denote any kidney disease. The ANA findings are also nondiagnostic and a titer would be more meaningful. A rheumatologist would be best qualified to evaluate your symptoms and recommend any further testing depending on his or her assessment. ...Read more
Took fosomax for 7 years with little benefit; then no meds for 2 years. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fortero, foxomax?
Is inhalation during application of bare escentuals powder mineral makeup containing mica and silica safe? I've used it 3 years and have no symptoms
Inhalation of makeup: I would expect no side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sir I am using carboxy methyl cellulose eye drops for dust allergy problems from 1mnth.Eye irritation came down but eye reddishness remains. Pls help.
Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more
Urine test 500ng/ml etg 100ng/ml ets: Can I use products externally that contain various types of alcohol, if ethanol isn't listed in ingredients?
Is Papaverine (pavacot, papacon) no longer available in the U.S?I read some amazing studies from NLM about it's efficacy in aiding cerebral blood flo
FDA says no: Papaverine Hydrochloride injection, solution has not been found by FDA to be safe and effective. This drug has being studied as well for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Sadly it has adverse effects that do not justify its use such as a high incidence of priapism and penile fibrosis. This drug has also being effectively used to treat cerebral vasospasm but also might cause neurotoxicity. ...Read more
Took fosomax for 7 yrs with little benefit (slightly worse each yr), then no meds x2 yrs. Which has best risk/benefit ratio: reclast, (zoledronic acid) prolia, fosomax? Ctx test results >300 so md eliminated forteo.
Does bacterial lysate contain heavy metals? Actually,i'm using an immunostimolant called broncho munal
Bacterial lysate: These are prepared by sonification, freezing and grinding or by enzymatic lysis. None of these techniques or the bacterial lysate involve heavy metals. Efficacy and safety of OM-85 have been demonstrated in several clinical trials, and systemic analytic reviews underscore the heterogeneity of the study populations. Nonetheless, prevention strategies are fundamental in both children and adults. ...Read more
Kappa light chain (monoclonal) and recurring sterile wbc rbc in urine with declining ckd patient. Anemia reverses on tnf-a inhibitors. Suggestions?
My 70+ old aunt has been diagnosed with parkinson. Is capsule containing 120mg of l-dopa derived from velvet beans ok to start for parkinson?
Why...??: Do you &/or aunt live in nigeria? Is she too poor to afford real drugs? Velvet beans contain lots of substances your aunt shouldn't take. Why do you want your beloved aunt to banana-kick around her dr & use an unprescribed product whose constituents & purity are unregulated? If you don't trust the dr's meds why do you trust the dr's diagnosis? Is this some ayurvedic fancy? Please provide details. ...Read more
28 year old female with microscopic hematuria. Rbc 4-10/hpf, ketones trace, 3+ occult blood, >=1.030 specific gravity.What does this mean is itserious?
Doc, my urine samples shows, transparency - hazy, reaction-6.5, color-pale straw, Specific gravity-1.015, WBC- 3-5/hpf, RBC- 0-1. somthing wrong?
Probably not bad: Why was your urine sample taken? Did the sample report an excessive amount of epithelial cells? Do you have any pain urinating or is there pain in your bikini area? Answers to the questions are needed. If the urine was just part of a routine visit for annual female exam or physical, the urine findings probably do not represent infection or disease. If worried, have MD run a culture on a new sample ...Read more