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What Can Someone On Dialysis Take Foe A Cold
Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?
Rejection risk: Unless the txps came from an identical twin or clone, they are genetically different from you. Your immune system is tricked into ignoring their presence by meds prescribed to prevent rejection. Not taking a med, lets the drug level drop, and the portion of the immune response that should be blocked, to begin functioning. Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is mult. Doses, call your md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Can you tell me if a person is recieving dialysis and decieded to stop treatment.How long would they live?
Dialysis: Usually not very long. Water accumulates and that makes breathing more difficult. Urea accumulates and that makes the person sleepy and eventually unarousable. Blood salts get all messed up and that can cause the heart to stop suddenly. This is just for starters. The longest I have seen a patient live after stopping dialysis is 1 week, but I am sure there are reports of people going longer. ...Read more
What happens if diagnosed with liver cirhossis, how long can a person live even when on proper medication?
Depends.: Generally, depending on the cause of liver cirrhosis, life expectancy from the time it is diagnosed and treated will vary between 21 to 24 years , depending on the presence of other cop-morbid illnesses and how intensive the treatment is. ...Read more
B12 def: Numb feet, numb hands wrists. ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more
Thank you! I have high anxiety about cold sores. Besides kissing /oral sex how can you get it? How long does it survive outside the body?
Standard hygiene: Rarely HSV1 might be transmitted by shared drinking glasses, eating utensils, etc recently been used by someone with oral herpes. These are rare, but you can protect yourself by avoiding shared utensils in contact with your mouth. The virus probably doesn't survive drying, so not transmissible after a few minues. If in doubt, give the glass or fork a quick rinse or alcohol wipe before using it. ...Read more
Not Healthy: Why will some one take Antibiotics for rest of the life.I see no condition in which you have to take antibacterial antibiotics for life.Antiviral are iprescribed to be taken for ever for HIV. To answer your question life long Antibacterial Antibiotics may deplete the good Bacterial flora in your gut and may have other side effects depending on the type of antibiotic used.It is not healthy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking Naproxen for back/leg pain(sciatica) and I'm on vacation and would like to know how long after is it safe to have a few drinks?
Hard to say: Depends on your health status. These two can increase risk GI Bleeding Ask your physician ...Read more
What type of doctor should I go to? I'm on alendronate and have a few fractures in spine. How long does it take for this prescription to work?
Internist/Rheumatolo: An internist or rheumatologist can answer your questions and review other options with you. There are alternate medications you can take less often and you need supplements, like calcium and vitamin d. The rx you're on begins working, to some extent, immediately, but you need a full court press on your osteoporosis because of your history of fractures. ...Read more
What can happen if a lupus patient gets pneumonia? What sort of treatments would they receive, and for how long?
Confirm, monitoring: Pneumonia can be due to lupus per se or infection. The diagnosis must be confirmed.If it is confirmed infectious, they should receive antibiotics and very closely monitored. If they are on immunosuppressives, they may need tapering of immunosuppressives depending on the lupus disease activity. They should be under close supervision by md and most often requires rheumatologist input. ...Read more
Not long: In my experience they come on very fast. Usually there is some tingling or mild pain. Next a small pink bump shows up. By the next day it is a larger, red, fluid filled blister. If you ask your doctor for a prescription for acyclovir, Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir you can take it at the first sign. Taking it right away will usually keep it from turning into an ugly fever blister. Also abreva helps (otc). ...Read more
Oral cancer diet: If she's limited to a liquid diet and losing weight, she should be on a high fat, high calorie, high protein diet to maintain her metabolism and gain weight. There are many supplements available which can provide complete nutrition, including ensure plus and others. Try a variety of supplements and help her find one she likes and will tolerate. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should a cold and cough last in a one year old before taking them to the doctor? And can they do anything for the cold if you do take them?
7-10 Days: Many one year olds with cough with a cold for a week or so. If the coughs is severe (disrupting sleep, associated with fever >102, or limiting activity) i would go to the pediatrician. No over the counter medications work that well in this age group. Your pediatrician may prescribe antibiotics for an ear infection, bronchitis, or pneumonia; or a trial of an inhaled medication for wheeze. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After how much time i can go to gym to make treadmill from taking my two anti-hypertensive medications, what is the duration between sports and medica?
Lysine: Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Diabetic foot: a long flight can be stressful which can increase blood sugar as well as a poor diet on the plane and dehydration. Check your blood sugar on a long flight, get up and walk around and drink water. Make sure you have your meds on you and not packed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When will I know if I can take a loved one off life support? Does the family doctor or hospitalist decide?
Patient’s wishes?: Did the loved one in question ever express or document wishes in this regard? If so, then those wishes would generally prevail. If not, then the family would discuss the gravity of the medical situation with the physicians involved at a family meeting (which you should request), at which time this decision can be discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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