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Why Do I Need To Take Tb Medicines Regularly
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Extremely variable: There is no one simple, correct answer for this. See: https://www.drugs.com/condition/tuberculosis-active.html ...Read more
It depends...: You need to tell us the reason why you are using enoxaparin? What is your medical condition/diagnosis. One missed dose is not a big deal but you may lose the benefit if you keep missing additional doses. Set a time of the day that is most convenient like before going to bed or when you take your other daily use meds ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on where you are going and how long you'll be there. It also depends on your (and your doctor's) view on risk: some experts recommend "standby treatment" instead of "prophylaxis" for travel to india. In the us we're more likely to recommend prophylaxis. See a travel medicine expert. Find one at www.Istm.Org (international society of travel medicine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my sisters got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it however I cannot physically take tablets so please help ?
OTC liquid: There are a variety of over the counter PW medications that come in powder form and can be suspended in water. ...Read more
Hormone blockers?: What are hormone blockers? If they're purchased at the store or the internet they're worthless junk that doesn't do what they say and can harm you. Have you been on anabolic steroids? Don't waste your money and your health. If they're something you received by prescription from your doctor, then yes you do need to be tested before restarting any such medication. ...Read more
Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conception: Preconceptually, you should start a prenatal vitamin. These are sold over the counter in a variety of formulations. If you do not have regular cycles, you may need further evaluation to decide if you need other medications to aid in conceiving. Preconception counseling with an obstetrician is a great idea too so you can become familiar with any genetic risks you or your partner possess. ...Read more
Most can: Magnesium is freely excreted by the kidneys, so if you have normal renal function it won't bother you. But if you have kidney disease your levels could increase with supplements. Also magnesium supplements aren't needed unless your level is low, which could also cause low potassium levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really but...: Flonase (fluticasone) is a topical corticosteroid sprayed in the nose to reduce inflammation from allergies. The medicine is absorbed readily into tissues and hair-like projections (called cilia) on cells help spread the medicine towards the back (so no need to "snort" after spraying). Sometimes if there is too much drainage or mucus, it may help to blow your nose or use saline prior to spraying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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