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Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

Several parts: In the field: sealing dressing followed by chest tube, dressing, and possibly operation to debride wound and seal lung or bleeding site. ...Read more

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What is a sucking chest wound?

What is a sucking chest wound?

Sucking chest wound: Sucking chest wound means an wound which is allowing entry of air into pleura ( covering over lung ) during inspiration but air cannot exit out of wound, consequently can cause lungs to collapse. ...Read more

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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Hi.. I have slight pain and discomfort in front and back side chest with certain moves. Suggest me treatment n reason.. thanx?

Hi.. I have slight pain and discomfort in front and back side chest with certain moves. Suggest me treatment n reason.. thanx?

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. Also PLEURITIS and pericarditis can mimic these symptoms ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Best course of treatment for injured ribs/chest?

Contusion: Pain control & incentive spirometry ( deep breathing exercises). Make sure there is no internal bleeding (hemothorax) & lung is not collapsed(pneumothorax) by a fractured ribs. Serial xray may be indicated. Consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more