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What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

Symptomatic relief : Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding , labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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I am traveling to the UAE in two weeks, what are the restrictions regarding my chronic medication when traveling to the UAE?

I am traveling to the UAE in two weeks, what are the restrictions regarding my chronic medication when traveling to the UAE?

UAE travel: I would take all of your meds and copies of prescriptions. Also talk to Embassy for advice. I trust one of your medicines is not alcohol based such as cough syrup. ...Read more

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Epiduo has two medications in it. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using Epiduo, compared to buying the two separate medications to use?

Epiduo has two medications in it. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using Epiduo, compared to buying the two separate medications to use?

Effort, doses, price: epiduo is ready to use but copay can be high, using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide separately will require some effort, not sure if you can achieve the same recipe or make it worth the effort, talk to your doc about other options, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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What are the medications that people with type two diabetics should take?

What are the medications that people with type two diabetics should take?

Not Simple: That is not a simple question as it depends on many factors to include your body weight, your diet or ability to control your diet, and what your blood sugar runs. The most common starter medicines are a drug called metformin and the sulfonureas. It is a must to see a doctor for a treatment plan individualized for you. ...Read more

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I have intching below testicle sack:since two month. Plz suggest me medication.

I have intching below testicle sack:since two month. Plz suggest me medication.

Wrong Question!: A better question is what is causing it! knowing the cause will lead to correcting the problem & there are many possible causes from hygiene/grooming (shaving, soap or laundry detergent allergy), sexual behavior (could be an std), to activity (increased sport causing rubbing) etc. You may need to see your md or dermatologist to determine the cause and then get a solution. ...Read more

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Started having 9 days period and is two weeks interval. Am not on any medication, please what's happening?

Started having 9 days period and is two weeks interval. Am not on any medication, please what's happening?

NOT normal: This is highly abnormal and needs to be investigated by a qualified specialist. There are many, many possible reasons for this, and an excellent doctor needs to find out why this is happening in order to best treat you. If you can't find a superb specialist near you, you're certainly welcome to come here. Dr. Roseff in fl. ...Read more

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Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?

Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?

Why not take BP meds: 62 asks: What are top 2 reasons people don't take their meds for HTN. 1. They don't fell ill so why take BP meds? 2. They don't believe they really have an increased BP. One way to help with this is to show the patient data as to why HTN is bad 4 U. Then show data showing that lowering BP makes one live longer and healthier. Ask them to try to buy life insurance at regular rate with their BP. ...Read more

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Allergies, i get shots and i'm on two medications and never get allergies. What could be wrong with me? Is that normal?

Allergies, i get shots and i'm on two medications and never get allergies. What could be wrong with me? Is that normal?

Question unclear: You say you never get allergies, but you are on shots and 2 medications. What shots? Are they allergen desensitization (allergy shots)? Could it be that your symptoms disappeared because of your treatment? Your question is not quite clear. ...Read more

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What oral medication can I take to go lighter. I am covered by vitiligo, two-thirds of my body. Want the patches not to look prominent. I am dark?

What oral medication can I take to go lighter. I am covered by vitiligo, two-thirds of my body. Want the patches not to look prominent. I am dark?

Vitiligo: There are no oral medications to bleach your skin. There are topical agents which can do this, but you would need to have a full and detailed conversation with a dermatologist about it as there are risks. A much safer alternative would be to dry using a blending agent for people with vitiligo called dermblend. If you have not seen a dermatologist for your condition, i suggest you do so. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago .. now I repeated the test it's 90 ? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

What does it mean that my anti ds DNA was 291 two months ago .. now I repeated the test it's 90 ? NB: ive been not taking any medications since then

Fluctuations: Anti ds-DNA real significance is simply whether it's detectable. Levels fluctuate both with your health and perhaps even with variables in the lab. I would draw no conclusions about the activity of your disease from the changing values. ...Read more

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I got falllen down from stairs on marble flooring two weeks ago and still on bed completely even after regular medications of orthopaedic.what to do?

I got falllen down from stairs on marble flooring two weeks ago and still on bed completely even after regular medications of orthopaedic.what to do?

Fall: Please continue to see your doctor. If you broke any bones, you do’s want them to heal out of alignment. If bruised, your doc can monitor your progress. Ask him/her about some gentle massage or physical therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am on two different BP medications. Should I take them together or separately?

I am on two different BP medications. Should I take them together or separately?

Depends: On many factors. Depending on the specific drugs and the level of your blood pressure as well as the specific response to the drugs. This should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Safety first: Depends what medication we are talking about. Since we don't know the long term effects of most drugs it's best to be cautious. ...Read more

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What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

Heat rash: A low concentration Hydrocortisone cream or ointment ( .05-1%) should help. Also corn starch powder ( johnson's baby powder) helps ease out the itch. ...Read more

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I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

If you were a mouse: If you were a mouse then, by taking that extra pill of famotidine you may've severely blocked ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine but in the human condition.....you're good to go....unless you weigh as much as a mouse. If you'd like to talk about it at all you may look me up at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more