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What Do You Mean By An Antitussive Agent
Suppresses cough: An anti-tussive suppresses cough. This is only beneficial is you are having frequent coughing spells or pain with coughing. Coughing is an important reflex that happens when the body senses something foreign or irritating in the respiratory tract. It's a way to expel that quickly and forcefully. ...Read more
When get fever by taking prophylaxis, does it mean you are fighting off an infection? Or is the person just allergic to the med?
Cytokines: Fever is normally caused by cytokines, the chemical messengers that your immune system uses to communicate. Infection is normally the cause of it. Occasionally, people who are extremely sensitive may be exposed to foreign proteins (e.g. During vaccination for prophylaxis of the disease) and develop a fever in response to the vaccine. Imagine how bad their response to the infection would be! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life-threatening rxn: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction affecting several parts of the part simultaneously. Mast cells release histamine & other substances making blood vessels leaky. The plasma leaking out causes swelling in the skin (hives & angioedema) & windpipe (laryngospasm) as well as asthma, vomiting, gut pain. If enough plasma leaks out the patient may go into shock. Death may ensue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medication do I treat conjunctivitis with? I do not know the cause (allergy/virus, etc). Seeing a doctor is not an option.
Better see doctor: If it is only pink eye and only watery discharge then it may be due to allergy or virus.But if there is greenish yellow discharge from eyes ,that means infection . Either way better see the doctor who can decide what do you have and what medicine you need . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast drop: Fast drop of your haemoglobin from your normal level ...Read more
What do you suggest if my docters requested that I get an X-ray for medical clearance. results are in!!! what does it mean?
More specific: Depends on what part of body examined. Sometimes chest radiographs are done for TB exposure for job or school. Spine radiographs can be perfomred for spine abnormalities in people expected to do heavy lifting. ...Read more
Can you tell me what it mean by the statement, "anitarrhythmic drugs do not cure the underlying causes of an arrhythmia""?
Call for help early: During asthma attack healthy people often increase their breathing rate to keep up with oxygen and breathing demands. This can only go on for so long until people get tired ("respiratory fatigue"), so i would say get them to help and assist them. Have them sit down, lean forward to breath and support them. Call for emergency health. Keep them away from smoke and heavy perfumes. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if your doctor refers you to an oncologist, does that mean they think you have cancer?
What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?
Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm given the wrong perscribed medicine by the pharmasist, would i be able to get compensation, ?
See below: I am not a lawyer so I can't answer about compensation. See a lawyer about that. But, regarding the medicine, let your doctor know. Find out from the pharmacy what medicine you were given incorrectly and make sure you get the right one. Discuss this with your doctor so if any monitoring or possible side effects occur, both of you know what to expect and how to treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does chronic hepatitis b means? What are its symptoms? Should abdominal pain tells you that you have to be treated immediately?...
Chronic Hepatitis B: For some people, hepatitis b infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis (a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver). Abdominal pain can be a symptom of hepatitis b. I would go see a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Can you treat an STD by yourself like take an antibiotic are something to get it out of your body?
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