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Treatment Of Lysol Ingestion
Dangerous!: Ethylene glycol is an extremely dangerous poison which can cause death and permanent brain and other organ damage when taken even in small quantities; people who have swallowed this substance often need to be in an intensive care unit. Depending on the timing and the person's condition, he may need his stomach pumped, charcoal to neutralyze the substance, dialysis, and other treatments ...Read more
New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provide long term protection. Washing bed clothes and sheets in hot water and practicing good hand washing can reduce your risk. ...Read more
Does a long term treatment, more than 10years, with pantoprazol and the same have any side effects? What is the alternative from swallowing pills?
Pantoprazole S.E.'s: In short term can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache ; diarrhea. Longer term use can cause (see my prior answers on this topic in healthtap)--like calcium ; magnesium malabsorption, c.Difficile infection, osteopenia. Depending upon prior response to behavior/diet changes, ; what you're treating with pantoprazole, surgical ; endoscopic options may be possible. ...Read more
A big part: Well serenity8 you got it from eating such things in the first place. You begin by doing so and the cure is avoidance. ...Read more
Jaw Joint pain:
Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj.
The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more
Botox where?: People get all kinds of botox injections. If this was for cervical dystonia, this is a known side effect. This is called dysphagia. You need to consult the person who gave this to you but I do not believe there is any resolution except time. Call the doctor that gave you the injection and talk with that person. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hey What if someone has a UTI and has a hard time swallowing s it any other treatment that the patient can get?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are available in liquid form & can work as well. ...Read more
How do you get rid of frequent recurrent yeast infections that don't go away with ordinary treatment. I have tried diflucan, monistat, boric acid suppositories, and swallowing acidopholus tablets. It keeps coming back. I had a hysterectomy and started tak
I: I am so sorry that you are going through that. It sounds like you are doing everything right. Ask your doctor if they think that vaginal atrophy (common after hysterectomy) are contributing to your symptoms. They have probably told you to reduce sugary foods and drinks, reduce alcohol (because of sugar content), only wear cotton underwear or ideally no underwear, avoid baths or bubble baths, and to use a blow dryer (from a safe distance) after your shower. You can also ask your pharmacist for products such as vagisil (there are also other products that are similar) that can help keep the skin clean and itch-free. ...Read more
Can regular intake of lemon water cause dandruff? Or slows down the treatment of dandruff.? What are the demerits of having lemon water regularly?
Little benefit: Lemon water will prevent scurvy. It has little other health benefit, but no harm. ...Read more
I have difficulty swallowing after having botox injections in the neck. Is this a temporary side-effect and do I need treatment?
It will resolve:
Botox for what wrinkles on the forehead (cosmetic) or for medical problems like muscle spasm or vocal cord dystonia. Was the injection in the neck? Again cosmetic or for spasm. This is a known side effect and it will get better but will take weeks to a few months. Make sure it is not progressing to the point where you can not swallow without choking.
Tell the doctor who injected you ...Read more
Lungs burning in the mornings when I first wake up. Difficulty swallowing. I smoke but cutting down. What can this be? Reflux? Natural treatment?
Apart from treatment & medication, does high protein intake enhance the recovery process of patients suffering from koch's spine & psoas abscess?
I think it dose: A high-protein diet is recommended by many medical professionals for healing wounds or burns, because protein helps repair the body's organs and tissues. Lack of protein may decrease a person's immune system and his ability to heal from sickness and injuries. Eating a diet rich in protein from natural sources, and possibly from supplementation, may speed healing and decrease recovery time. ...Read more
Just got first dose of BCG treatment. Had low grade papillary ureothelial cancer. Minimum how much water intake should b thr? Can I take alpex. 5?
Sorry: This kind of question should be asked of your doctor. ...Read more
Have neck/shoulder issues for 2+ years. Just started having pain in the back of my neck when swallowing. Why? Heat/ muscle relaxants for treatment?
Swallowing disorders (can only swallow small chunks, slow pace, while concentrating), past 3 weeks. Very allergic (gras, more). Connection? Treatment?
Dysphagia: We have no information about your medical health, medications, social habits or age to provide you with a relevant answer. What you describe may be related to swelling in your throat that is caused by allergies. You may also be experiencing nasal congestion, runny eyes and nose, itching, sneezing etc. Try antihistamine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and lots of water. You may also have infection and need to be seen. ...Read more
I'm asthmatic. I'm taking singulair (montelukast) and Seretide for treatment. When I stop using Singulair (montelukast) for 2-3 days I get heartburn and difficulty in swallowing?
?: Kind of strange, would be because-of, not the opposite, at any rate, keep using it if no other side effects, and tell your doctor about it ...Read more
Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit
Hemorrhoids: Nice description of hemorrhoid bleeding. Keep a good balance of fiber (5-6 servings of fruit / vege a day) and hydration (enough liquid to have clear urine 4-5 times a day - not what you get with beer or coffee) and he should have durable relief. Otc hemorrhoid rx may help. If not, or if the bleeding or pain worsens he may have a higher grade of hemorrhoid or fissure and shoul see a doc. ...Read more
Could I have a tonsil stone? One sided tonsillitis 3 weeks ago, still feels like something behind tonsil, sore and difficult swallowing. Treatment?
Home treatment for swollen tonsils and pain when swallowing, slight cough, white patches and spots on tonsils?
You need medicine: Nope. This surely sounds like an infection and most likely strep. This can kill if not treated. Please get to the doctor. ...Read more
Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?
Needs Evaluation: To find out the source of this issue. Could even be atypical chest pain from your heart as opposed to GI pain from an ulcerated esophagus. Expect a chest x-ray, ekg to check out your heart, possibly an upper GI endoscopy. Don't try to diagnose this yourself. See a doc asap. ...Read more
How will smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the treatment for dysmenorrhea?
Several issues: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The birth control pill can be very helpful to control this. Women who are in their late 40's are perimenopausal, meaning close to menopause. At this time, your body is more sensitive to poor behaviors such as smoking and alcohol. You will feel best with a healthy diet and exercising, not smoking, and no excessive alcohol. ...Read more
How can smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the results and/or the treatment for dysmenorrhea?
Can sternocleidomastoid tension cause tongue, jaw, ear and swallowing discomfort (feels like lump in throat). Causes and at home treatment?
Yes it's possible: While issues with the scm muscle can cause those symptoms, it would be a rare cause. If it is the cause then treating it like an arthritis issue will help: nsaids, heating pad. Other possible causes of similar symptoms include throat based issues like tonsil inflammation or pharyngitis. ...Read more
Sob. Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment
Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more
I have a habit of drinking my daily water intake from late evening until 10am. This throws me off. Minus therapy what's the best way to space it out?
Not sure how you do: It? It's important not to be drinking a lot while you're eating, and apparently you might not be doing that at 10P to 10A. Are you working the graveyard shift to accomplish this? Otherwise, if you're thirsty this late at night, and your ADH (vasopressin) serum test was normal, then you don't have diabetes insipidus, and can try sleeping without getting up to drink water until morning. Must change UR habits! ...Read more
Besides reducing salt intake, exercise, and massage, what pharmacological treatments other than diuretics, may be helpful for facial edema?
Causes of facial edema: allergic reactions,
blood transfusion reaction,
conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye),
drug reactions, including those due to aspirin, penicillin, sulfa, glucocorticoids, and others,
head, nose, or jaw surgery,
injury or trauma to the face (such as a burn),
malnutrition (when severe),
salivary gland disorders,
sinusitis. ...Read more