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What meds do they use for Diverticulitis ?

What meds do they use for Diverticulitis ?

You use antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed only when you are symptomatic to cover usual colon bacteria , bowel rest and pain meds ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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How many people use a cpap machine, and how do doctors feel about them generally? Thank you.

How many people use a cpap machine, and how do doctors feel about them generally?  Thank you.

Thousands!: The best way to treat sleep apnea medically is with CPAP and other positive pressure devices. Obviously weight loss is an integral part of medical management as well. Dental appliances that pull the jaw and tongue forward can also be very helpful with many patients. Surgery can work but must be tailored to the patients anatomical obstruction. Thousands successfully use CPAP to rx their apnea. ...Read more

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How do doctors pick what class of blood pressure medication to use for different people ?

How do doctors pick what class of blood pressure medication to use for different people ?

Several factors: Doctors select appropriate medication based on available evidence. We take into account any other conditions you may have that would lead us in one direction over another. Example, diabetics should be on ace inhibitors. Persons with a history of heart attacks should be on certain meds as well. Other meds are to be avoided in certain instances. Familiarity of the doc with meds is important too. ...Read more

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Do you know what kind of test they use for work release?

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Do you know what kind of test they use for work release?

Depends . . .: There's no specific "test" for work release forms. Physicians can set specific restrictions as to what you can (not) safely do, whether lifting, driving, flying etc. But it all depends upon your situation eg infection vs injury vs ? ...Read more

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Do the doctors use penicillin or ceftriaxone for treating n. Meningitis and why ?

Do the doctors use penicillin or ceftriaxone for treating n. Meningitis  and why ?

Treatment of : Meningitis is based on choosing a medication which has a high chance of eradicating an infectious organism. Antibiotics are selected by the treating physician to create the highest chance of a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What do patients think of radiation exposure in medicine, for diagnostics and treatment? Do patients get scared?

What do patients think of radiation exposure in medicine, for diagnostics and treatment? Do patients get scared?

No if informed: If patients are informed properly , they will not 'get scared'. First the amount of radiation exposure in diagnostic test is negligible you get more by going to beach. During treatment precise , focused dose will be given with out damage to surrounding tissue, equipment also getting advanced. ...Read more

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Do people who use dialysis machines need to urinate at all?

Do people who use dialysis machines need to urinate at all?

Urinating + dialysis: Some people on dialysis will continue to urinate. The urine they produce is just not enough for their daily needs. ...Read more

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Why do they use needles for allergy tests?

Why do they use needles for allergy tests?

Some: We start with a prick test ( no needles) that places a drop on the skin and scratches the superficial skin layer. The negative tests are double checked with an intradermal test, needle injection between the layers of the skin. You need to have direct skin contact with the allergen to see if someone is allergic to it. ...Read more

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What do most dermatologists use for sclerotherapy?

What do most dermatologists use for sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy veins: Sclerotherapy is a common treatment used to treat diseased veins on the legs, i.e. varicose or spider veins. It can be used for medical purposes or cosmetic reasons alone. It is done by vascular doctors, vein specialists, & dematologists. Common drugs include polidocanol & sotradecol, both FDA approved. Others of common worldwide use include hypertonic saline & glycerine, but not FDA approved. ...Read more

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What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

What medicine do they use for treating kidney infections?

Depends: Antibiotics are chosen based on type of bacteria in the urine. Urine culture is done to identify the bacteria and the antibiotics they are sensitive to. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery do doctors use to treat a urinary fisture ?

What kind of surgery do doctors use to treat a urinary fisture ?

See Urologist: For good medical advice, you will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified urologists. Treatment options can only be provided after a good history, physical examination, and possibly radiographic evaluation have been carried out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are derma rollers good for and how do you use them ?

What are derma rollers good for and how do you use them ?

Selfuse/derma roller: Never a good idea to self treat! micro needling is best preformed by a qualified aesthetician or nurse or even a doctor>>>>>>>>> ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do they use to put people to sleep during surgery?

Need doctor's help! what do they use to put people to sleep during surgery?

Anesthesia: Many different types of agents and medications are used depending on the type and length of the procedure arrange to meet with anesthesia md pre-op to disucss any concerns. ...Read more

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What sort of test do they do for someone with arthritis?

What sort of test do they do for someone with arthritis?

See below: If the arthritis is confined to a single joint, maybe only an xray. If there is arthritis in multiple joints on both sides of the body, certain blood tests may be run looking for rheumatoid arthritis or similar conditions. These include, rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody, anti ccp antibody, sedimentation rate, c reactive protein, uric acid levels among others. ...Read more

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Please answer! what over the till pills do people use to kill themselves?

Please answer! what over the till pills do people use to kill themselves?

Over the till pill?: Not sure I understand. Many different medications or combinations are used in suicide attempts. ...Read more

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How do you use vagisil wipes and are they effective?

How do you use vagisil wipes and are they effective?

Feminine wipes: Many feminine wipes contain ingredients such as fragrances or preservatives that can irritate delicate tissues in the vulvar area and can cause a contact dermatitis. Best way to take care of the area is to wash with a mild, fragrance-free soap or cleansing bar, avoid using washcloths or sponges (just use hands) and use a fragrance-free dye-free detergent when washing your clothes and underwear. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

No: "get the red out" eye drops for occasional use, but not with contacts in. Instead use rewetting drops designed for use with contact lenses. They are available in most pharmacies. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm looking for a technical shool to learn how to do pedicure for diabetics people in las vegas, nevada.?

What to do if i'm looking for a technical shool to learn how to do pedicure for diabetics people in las vegas, nevada.?

Hmmm: Well, this is not really the best place to ask that question, but my advice is to call a few podiatry offices there and ask their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a hickman catheter?

What is a hickman catheter?

Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more

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How do they put a catheter in?

Be more specific. : Would depend on what type of catheter and into what it's being placed. ...Read more

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How do you use a catheter yourself?

How do you use a catheter yourself?

Let me advise you: There are some differerances if you male or female. For male i will recommend this article. http://urology.iupui.edu/img/pdfs/selfcathmale06.pdf for female I am recommend this article. http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-catheterize-yourself-woman.html good luck. ...Read more

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Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Catheters: It is not recommended as it is unlikely to get them completely sterile and that can result in urinary tract infections and other complications. ...Read more

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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...Read more

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Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

A little.: I am assuming it is a urinary catheter you are asking about. It will be a little painful coming out, but will feel much better once you have it out. Some patients say it does not hurt at all. ...Read more

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What is the best place to buy catheters online?

What is the best place to buy catheters online?

Which type: A catheter is a thin tube extruded from medical grade materials that can be used for a broad range of functions including to treat diseases or perform a surgical procedure. The answer to your question is dependent on which type of catheter you are looking for, some are not on sale unless ordered by a physician whereas others can be bought in your local pharmacy and online. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

Depends: On type of catheter. Call your doctor or his nurse. May need home health nurse to help at first. ...Read more

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Which, if any, catheter will be best for my child?

Depends: A catheter is a plastic tube. It can be placed in many different organs for many different purposes. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with your doctor. It is always better to not have a catheter if one is not needed as they are always an infection risk, however they are needed for care in many different medical conditions. ...Read more

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How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

How can a woman deal with postop catheter problems?

Too vague: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Do they still put catheters in you if preecalmptic?

Do they still put catheters in you if preecalmptic?

Absolutely.: Invasive catheterization remains one of the cornerstones of preeclampsia management (including bladder catheter, vascular catheters, intrauterine catheters as needed). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: catheter?

What is the definition or description of: catheter?

Thin plastic tube: A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder to drain urine etc.. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a catheter supposed to cause pain?

Not meant to: But it may. Catheters are inserted for specific reasons, but unfortunately most of the time they can cause discomfort to severe pain. ...Read more

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What must I know about caring for a piccline catheter?

Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more

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When must I seek help when caring for a picc catheter?

Swelling: If there are signs of infection for sure but also if you develop swelling in that arm. ...Read more

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In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

In what cases would a female need a permanent catheter?

Usually related: To issues with the inability to empty the bladder appropriately. This often occurs with spinal cord injuries but also neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, all that can cause a neurogenic bladder. ...Read more

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What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

What is an aquapheresis catheter for or why is it needed?

Aquapheresis: To remove excess salt & water from the body, in patients with fluid overload, such as in heart failure, liver cirrhosis & some kidney diseases. ...Read more