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What Is The Most Accurate Thermometer On The Market
Stick with the....: Classics. A tried and true digital thermometer that you place under the arm or tongue is the best and safest way to measure a child's temperature. These are a safe version of the old glass thermometers that can acquire temperature info from the same sites. Leave the ear thermometers to the medical professionals. They can be tricky to use and to avoid inaccurately measuring the ear canal wall temp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnenolone or DHEA: I assume by pro-hormone that you mean a supplement the body would use to make hormones? If that is the case dhea or 7-keto dhea are utilized to make the male and female hormones. Then also pregnenolone which is converted into dhea and then the other hormones including pregesterone. Be careful - high doses can lead to trouble - your levels need to be monitored with a knowledgeable physician! ...Read more
INSECT REPELLENTS: Deet remains the criterion standard of currently available insect repellents. Marketed products include off!, cutter, repel, sawyer, ben's, and ultrathon. For most uses, choose a repellent with 5-35% deet. Repellents can be safely applied lightly to exposed skin or clothing. In your case, apply deet in a small area of skin first watching for any signs of irritation before using over a wider area. ...Read more
U shouldn't need tha: I am sure if u go to consumer reports or do a search u can find that out, but if u need the most absorbent one then you need a workup by your gyn, because your periods are too heavy, there are meds like bcpills or Lysteda to make your periods lighter once u've been wrked up, for people who want no more kids I do in office endometrial ablations to get rid of the tissue that causes the bleeding. ...Read more
Millions of uses: Utilizing fundal height as a rough landmark for gestional age has been in use for an extremely long time, predating ultrasound and rapid blood testing. It is generally accurate, non-invasive, easily repeated, easily measured, and relatively painless. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fundal_height for brief synopsis, or google "fundal height" or "mcdonald's rule for more info. ...Read more
Is the ramzi method of which side the placenta is on accurate in determining the gender of a baby?
Is the LOT and Manufactured Date in front of the cover determines the expiration date of the pregnancy test?
No: There should be separate expiry or use by date. Date of manufacture cannot be the expiry date. ...Read more
What's the most accurate, the CRL or the FL,AC, HC ? Which one gives you the most accurate fetal age ? What are the errors?
All of the above.: I am not an Obstetrician, but as I understand it, no one measurement is "most accurate" for fetal age. That is why all are measured together - some sort of average of all the measurements is the best indicator of gestational age. Every baby is different, & due to genetics some babies will have larger heads for a given age, others will have long legs. So doctors follow growth of all parts over time ...Read more
Diet pills: Most effective is the one that works by itself, works fast & causes no side effects, or has no interactions with medications or health issues. That means "none". ...Read more
What is the most promising treatment for diabetes that will come on the market in the near future?
Artificial pancreas: With regards to type i diabetes (and all forms of insulin-dependent diabetes), the artifical pancrease (pancrelipase) "so called closed loop system" will become the most revolutionary intervention ever since Insulin was discovered back in 1922. For those who are recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, incretins (glp-1 agonoists) are showing promising results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?
HPT: All home pregnancy tests sold in the states are extremely accurate, capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 4 weeks after your last menstrual period. None are any more accurate or effective than others. So pick one based upon cost & ease of use. Better yet, talk to your family doc about contraception so you won't need hpt. And make him wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections! ...Read more
Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?
Not appropriate: Not an appropriate question for this site. They are all safe and have been extensively studied. ...Read more
Depends: In developed nations like the us, a year's worth of antiretrovirals can cost tens of thousands of dollars which is paid for by the patient, the health insurance system or the government. In developing nations, cheaper generic versions of the drugs cost governments about two to three hundred dollars per patient per year. ...Read more
Are radiologists the ones that determines due dates from ultrasounds? And this is based on precise measurements?
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