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What Can Be Done To Get Sugars Down After A Steroid Shot
Several things: Avoid steroids if possible. Talk to your diabetes doctor before getting steroids to develop a plan based on your usual treatment. If it's too late for those suggestions, be active - try to walk for 5-10 minutes every hour that you're awake. Cut back, or eliminate carbs from your diet until the sugars come down. Just drinking water can often keep sugars below 200-240. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast of a turnaround can you have when having a crown installed? I'm going to need to get my first crown, and hope it's not going to take a bunch of visits. How fast can this be done?
One visit: Hi jule. In my office it's one visit regardless of the shape your tooth is in. It's about an hour to an hour and thirty minutes using the cerec system. With a good dentist, it's quite easy. Beware of a dentist who says it's not as good. With the cerec system you will get state of the art technology, a precise fit and great aesthetics. One visit, one shot, no goopy impressions or temps. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I need to have a simple serology done this morning then I'm going to the races soon after . Can I drink after the blood test ?
Try eating first: unless you want to do a spectacular face plant. ...Read more
I am going to have an epidural steroid injection done for the first time. When can I travel after?
How long after epidural anesthesia before you can feel your legs? I’m having surgery in a few weeks and the doctor wants to use an epidural for anesthesia. He explained that i won’t be able to feel my legs for a while after, but wasn’t too clear on how lo
Within hours: Depending on the surgical procedure, the local anesthetic used, and whether the epidural is continuous or not, the epidural will usually wear off within 1-3 hours after cessation of the infusion. However, if you are having knee replacement surgery, longer acting local anesthetics or continuous infusions may be used, in which case it may take much longer. However, the longer it lasts the less pain. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?
My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to as low as 60mg/gl. Is there a chance i could have hypoglycemia?
4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more
Can fraxel laser be done without numbing cream? I need other options because i had a bad reaction to the cream. And this procedure is for my back.
Can you have a outsourcing while you have strep throat? How soon can the surgery be done after starting antibiotics?
How should it take to see results from a cervical epidural steroid injection if it's going to work?
When I get an epidural injection for chronic low back pain, will I be able to go to work the following day?
Spine Injection: Yes, that can be; as long as you have no fevers or chills, wait a few more days; drink plenty of fluids and do short walks many times a day. Should get better soon! ...Read more
Is it possible to have a tummy tuck right after birth with C-section while numb and spinal are active ? Or would that be to much trama to the body?
What will my first chemotherapy after effects be like after I get home? Will I need to be cared for?
Depends: Side effects vary depending on what treatment you will get, what disease is being treated and how well you feel going into treatment. There is a lot of person to person variability. Also, you will be given meds to combat side effects. Your oncologist should give this type of information, but in the end you will have to get a cycle of treatment to really know how tolerable it will be. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often can you get b-12 injections? And where should you give the injection for it to work best. My levels are low and i'm exremly dizzy
More to the story?: B12 shots are usually given in shoulder area. Frequency depends on how deficient and usually starts more often & gradually become less often over time. However if you're "extremely dizzy", i would not put that all on B12 deficiency without first having a thorough evaluation as several other things would come to mind as more common/likely causes of dizziness than B12 deficiency. Good luck. ...Read more
How long does the pain last after liposuction? I can only arrange for help for a couple of days after my scheduled vaser liposuction. Will i be able to move around by myself without too much pain by then?
You should be fine: Liposuction typically results in soreness rather than true pain. I have patients wear compression garments which help with swelling and discomfort. It is important not to do any strenuous activity for 4-6wks after lipo to decrease seroma and maximize results. However, you should be able to move around and perform daily activities within a day to two. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends on Anesth: It depends a lot on the type of anesthesia you need for your procedure. If you can use local anesthesia versus general anesthesia especially with the use of narcotics, you probably will have a lot less nausea. As stated by a previous doctor, there are many medications that help prevent nausea too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many times can you have a Vitrectomy surgery done on your eye? My doctor said it can be done up to 3 to 5 times, Is he right?
What can I do to get pregnant as quickly as possible after taking the Depo-Provera prover a shot? Can fertility treatments increase my chances?
For an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?
Typically not: Most ingrown procedures are performed in an office setting and gas is not typically available. An oral sedative can be given prior to your office procedure or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area to be anesthetized prior to the injection. If you opt to have your procedure performed as part of a procedure in a surgery center setting, the initial anesthesia administered may be gas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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