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What Do People Use Catheters For
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if i'm looking for a technical shool to learn how to do pedicure for diabetics people in las vegas, nevada.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more
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