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Vicks First Defense
Dr. Is it true our body's first line of defense is our skin and that's why problems show up first there such as rash reaction etc?
Yes: that is one example, also injury occurs 1st on skin, as 1st line of defense is our tonsils for infection or immune system or WBCs ...Read more
Is isolating TB patients an effective first line of defense against tb; and is it still done today?
NK cells act fast: Nk cells are lymphocytes. Other lymphocytes require some level of processing of antigens before they act. Nks do not have this requirement. Therefore, they can recognize abnormal cells (infect cells or malignant cells) earlier than the other blood cells of the immune system. They are not as powerful as the other cells of the immune system, but are faster. ...Read more
Are compression stockings, as a first line of defense for varicose veins, just putting off the inevitable resultant surgical procedure in most people?
Why aren't alpha blockers usually considered as a doctor's first level of defense against high blood pressure?
Volume overload: Because in the pathology of hypertension, volume expansion is often a problem. Simple diuretics can fix this issue. Alpha blockers have a bunch of side effects that are undesirable. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Many marry the first love in their life (after of course Mom which is the true first love). These can sometimes work out well and their are many instances of this. I do not believe there has been a study of whether marriages of the first love are more likely to last than marriages of a later love. This would be a good project for a graduate student in sociology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I smoked a gram of weed lastnight for the first time in 3 months. Can I get it outta my system in 19 days?
Maybe, maybe not: Studies find that marijuana can be detected in the blood up to 3 weeks, and in the urine up to 3 months, depending on the person, the amount used, and his frequency of smoking mj. In frequent users, mj is detectable for a long time. With infrequent, occasional users, mj may be out of the body after a few days in some instances. Mj brownies are probably detectable for similar durations as smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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