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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

ID doc consult...: Standard therapy for pcp (p. Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx. ...Read more

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Primary Care Provider (Definition)

A pcp is an md or do who takes care of your entire body and recommends when you need a specialist or advanced care ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for primary insomnia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for primary insomnia?

Primary Insomnia Tre: I understand your need for relief from Insomnia. As per national instate of Health-Treatment needs be based on the nature and severity of symptoms. Non-pharmacologic treatments are effective. These can be warm milk before going to bed, or Tryptophan Ambien and Sonata have short half-lives and minimal side effects. Please see your Physician for diagnosis and Treatment. You deserve Good Sleep! ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

Statins: The mainstay of therapy for those who need drug treatment is a statin (sold in the USA under the brand names: Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Leschol, and Mevacor). Normalization of weight, control of diabetes, a balanced, low animal fat or vegetarian diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise will all improve dyslipidemia as well. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

Bursitis: Nsaid's (aspirin/advil/motrin/aleve/celebrex, et al) provide both anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects for treating bursitis. For persistent cases, the bursa may be directly injected with corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. Be sure to let your doc know if you're on blood thinner before taking NSAID or have diabetes before getting steroid injections. Take nsaid's w/ food to protect stomach. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for smoking?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for smoking?

Many treatments: People achieve abstinence through 'cold turkey,' with and without counseling, acupuncture, hypnosis and many many other ways. Nicotine replacement therapy with gum, patches and other forms, as well as the antidepressant bupropion also work well, but the best results have come with a combination of Chantix® (varenicline) and a formal smoking cessation program. Call 1-800-QUITNOW, doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

Depends: Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help. Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. There is a newer pill that is available to prevent COPD exacerbations, but this is often not used first line. Oxygen supplementation is used in the more severe forms of copd. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hyperthyroidism?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hyperthyroidism?

Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rinnorrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rinnorrhea?

Rhinorrhea: Rhinorrhea (runny nose) is quite common and is most often due to viral or allergy causes. Symptomatic relief such as antihistamines are often the best means of dealing with this problem. Although I am loathe to use sprays, sometimes nasal spray (afrin) at bedtime can control the rhinorrhea enough to allow for easy breathing at night. Topical steroids (nasonex) works for nasal symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

Injection, colchicin: Colchicine is a specific anti-inflammatory drug that can help in attacks of gout and pseudogout. Nsaids can also help. Depending on severity, aspiration of fluid from the joint and injection of a steroid can provide fairly quick relief. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

Prostatitis Rx: There are two kinds of prostatitis: acute (usually more severe) and chronic (most common). Chronic prostatitis is generally treated with several weeks (2-6) of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin or trimethorprim-suflamethoxazole. Acute prostatitis is usually treated in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics because this condition can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream and shock. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www.Ewg.Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

Bloating and PMS: If the symptom of bloating occurs in the setting of pms(premenstrual syndrome), adding a magnesium supplement may provide some relief. Alternatively, taking an oral contraceptive pill that prevents ovulation may be helpful as well. The efficacy of diuretics is unclear. Also, one could consider the possibility of a functional bowel disorder i.e., ibs. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

No pills: Endocarditis is a severe infection in the heart that needs urgent treatment with medications by vein in a hospital setting where you can be monitored very closely. Now, if you have some types of heart defects and want to "prevent" endocarditis, then under some circumstances you will need to take antibiotics by mouth (or vein) an hour before some types of medical procedures. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

Depends: In myotonia there can be increased muscle tone or deceased muscle tone. For patients with hypertonicity baclofan can be prescribed which is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pertussis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pertussis?

Whooping cough: Caused by the bacteria bordetella pertussis. There are antibiotics that can hasten the resolution, but the best strategy is prevention by getting your pertussis vaccination (usually in the form of dtap for kids, or tap for adults). Pertussis is making a comeback, thanks to those who say vaccines are an unnecessary conspiracy. Babies have died in outbreaks. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pages/nr. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for enuresis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for enuresis?

Be supportive: Sympathize with child, it's not their fault. Rule out UTI + day urinary frequency. Stop all fluids after supper. Try to toilet child couple of hours after bedtime if possible. Next, if >7yrs-old try enuresis alarm (70% success rate) but parents will need to assist to ensure child wakes and turns off alarm(see device instructions)then ?Desmopressin to reduce n urine production. Then? Oxybutininer. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

Antibiotics: Endomyometritis is an infection of the uterine muscle that occurs after childbirth in some cases, most commonly after cesarean. There is a less severe version called "endometritis" that is more common after vaginal delivery. Both are treated with antibiotics. In severe cases where there is fever or signs of sepsis, inpatient IV antibiotics may be required. ...Read more