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What choices do I have for treating parotitis?

What choices do I have for treating parotitis?

Parotitis: A bacterial infection of the parotid gland usually indicates a problem with drainage of the gland, i.e., an obstruction of the parotid duct inside the mouth. There could be a stone in the duct or gland, just like a gallstone or kidney stone. If antibiotics don't completely resolve it, you should an ENT or oral surgeon for an imaging study such as a sialogram or a ct to look for an obstruction. ...Read more

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Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Swelling from an: infection can last days to weeks after the initial insult to the tissue, depending on the location. For parotid gland infection, it would take more time for swelling to go down, especially if there is a stone obstructing the parotid gland. If there are no stones per ENT physician, then use warm compresses to help the swelling. If it still hurts, you may need longer antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

 7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

Parotitis???: Most common thing that causes swollen parotid gland is infection with Mumps virus. Did you get the MMR vaccine when you were younger? When u get parotitis it obliterates thje angle of the jaw. you move back along the bottom of jaw bone and as it moves up towards your ear you can't feel it because of swollen gland. You decide who was right- Doc or Sis. Paro cancer very rare!!! ...Read more

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Does next choice work 100%?

Effective: No form of birth control or emergency contraceptive can be said to be 100% effective. ...Read more

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Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Depends: Phlebology or blood drawing by itself is a way to earn income but I do not know its pay scale. It seems to me that a medical assistant would be a better choice because in addition to phlebology, you would be able to assist a nurse or physician in an office environment . This would give you more options in the work force. ...Read more

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Hemorriods. Poping it is a good choice!..?

Hemorriods. Poping it is a good choice!..?

No! No! No!: Hemorrhoids are essentially varicose veins of the rectum. Popping them would be tantamount to slitting a vein. Unless your hemorrhoid is thrombosed and abscesses, this is not advised and should be performed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

Alcohol: Despite the lip service, society does little of real benefit for children who run away to escape intolerable home conditions. You will be told "drugs / alcohol are the problem" since most people in these situations require something to numb the mind against the nightmare of an emotionally abusive home and street. In my autopsy series, "troubled kids" usually have chosen alcohol first. ...Read more

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What influences the choice of lamaze and why?

Lamaze: Lamaze is a responsible choice. It is always best to be prepared and educated about a process - it gives the individual some level of control. ...Read more

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Will next choice still be effective after 70 hrs?

Will next choice still be effective after 70 hrs?

Next Choice: Next choice one dose can lower your chance of pregnancy if it's taken within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or birth control failure. However the key here is can lower your chance, not guarantee. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever become a heroin addict by choice?

Does anyone ever become a heroin addict by choice?

Unlikely: I don't think people wake up and think, "i'm going to become a heroin addict today". People become heroin addicts because they like the way they feel on heroin, they have a genetic predisposition toward opiate addiction, and usually (but not always) they are not coping well with the problems in their lives. Some may be depressed and self destructive to boot, but no one asks for addiction. ...Read more

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Axiron is a good choice and what the maximum dose?

Axiron is a good choice and what the maximum dose?

Most with experience: do not believe that topical testosterone supplements (vs. self-administered injections) are wise/effective due to stimulating aromatase enzymes in the skin and producing multiple unwanted endocrine responses. While these topical supplements are widely advertised, I have never had a client who found them helpful and choose to continue using them beyond a few months at most. ...Read more

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Is having cold shower before sleep healthy choice?

Is having cold shower before sleep healthy choice?

It's not necessarily: Unhealthy. Only concern is that it might be stimulating & interfere w falling asleep. If it doesn't shouldn't be a problem. As an aside, our internal body clock tends to lower body temp in the evening in preparation for sleep, so theoretically, a cold shower could mirror this cycle. Cold is also a great anti-inflammatory agent for muscles sore from exercise. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is eating a salad from mcdonald's a healthy choice?

Can you tell me is eating a salad from mcdonald's a healthy choice?

It can be.: Eating a salad from mcdonald's is a fairly healthy choice, as long as you don't choose a salad dressing that is high in fat such as thousand island, ranch or french dressing. Usually italian or vinaigrette dressings are lower in fat and calories, or you can make your own at home w/ extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. ...Read more

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Help please! is codeine a good choice if i wanna forget about my life issues?

Help please! is codeine a good choice if i wanna forget about my life issues?

Codeine: Codeine is not the treatment for anxiety or depression. You should consult your doctor immediately for consultation regarding your issues. ...Read more