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What Is The Recommended First Aid Procedures For Calcium Carbide
Get BP down: How quickly to get a person's hbp down depends on two factors - how high the BP is and the clinical situation.. If a person has neurological findings such as loss of vision, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg this is a hypertensive emergency and the BP must be brought down immediately. If the BP is very high but there are no neurological changes the BP can be brought down gradually over days. ...Read more
Go to: Er as quickly and safely as possible. ...Read more
What is the general consensus of using antidepressants for pain medicine and what would be the best choice?
Can be a good choice: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treating pain and it is also an effective anti-depressant. The pain pathways are intimately entwined with the emotional centers of the brain and seratonin is a neurotransmitter involved in both mood and pain. Your symptoms besides just pain will determine which anti-depressant the doctor picks. ...Read more
When is the best time to take l-arginine amino acid for the veins to show? *i workout very hard* and what is the recommended daily dosage? Is it safe?
When you wish: Congratulations on taking up strength training. Arginine is safe, it may help you build some muscle by stimulating growth hormone, and may indeed accent your being vascular though keeping lean and high blood volume by doing a lot of cardio and watching fats and carbs in your food will help more. See whether you look more vascular shortly after taking arginine, and if so, take it before show times. ...Read more
None: There is no particular diet that will help patients with jaundice. It is important to see a doctor and get the diagnosis of the underlying cause of the jaundice, so that it can be treated appropriately. Jaundice can be caused by liver disease, bile duct disease, pancreatic disease, or diseases of the blood. It can be benign or caused by cancer. Jaundice should never by ignored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?
Is daflon a safe and affective option for hemorrhoid treatment? Where (in the usa) and what brand is recommended if so?
Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?
No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more
What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?
ADA seal toothpaste: Always look for the ADA seal on your toothpaste's plaque build up box. A fluoride, tartar control toothpaste with the ADA seal is the best choice. This shows the toothpaste has been tested, its claims are legitimate, and its ingredients are effective and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Salt: Low salt diet is suggested in those with cirrhosis. If one suffers from hyponatremia (low sodium), then one would not want to drink more than 2 liters of free fluid a day. I disagree with low protein diet. I actually encourage cirrhotics to maintain a diet high in protein as malnutrition should be avoided in those preparing for transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it evaluated: I cannot even try to visualize what you mean by blood pockets. Have a doctor take a look and he/she will be able to tell you what is going on. ...Read more
Dose varies: Omega 3 fish oi doses vary depending on why you are taking it, but for general use i recommend about 1000 mg of dha/epa daily...Look at the components on the label and the amount of dha +epa should equal around 1000mg. I think they are a great supplement for most of us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does anyone have experience with chelation therapy for coronary calcification? Rice bran extract for the same purpose? What is the dose and how ofte
Immobilization: The best first aid for a fracture is to immobilize the affected bone. This usually involves a splint placed on the affected extremity and the joint above and below the affected bone. This is only a first aid measure; seek medical care for a definitive treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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