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Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more


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I have slightly raised round bumps of various size scattered on my arm and abdomen that itch intermittently. I am on Zyrtec (cetirizine) and they are still there.

I have slightly raised round bumps of various size scattered on my arm and abdomen that itch intermittently. I am on Zyrtec (cetirizine) and they are still there.

The best would be to: It is hard to give advice without a picture of those bumps, and a more detailed history. You would be perfect patient for a concierge on line video visit. Dr Neskovic ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, diabetes can I drink zyrtec (cetirizine) to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

I have high blood pressure, diabetes can I drink zyrtec (cetirizine) to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

I would not: Zyrtec can clog the nose up when you have an infection and you want to open the nose to allow it to drain. I would not use zyrtec. Instead I would use Mucinex (guaifenesin) but not Mucinex (guaifenesin) d which can raise blood pressure. A humidifier or vaporizer can be helpful but keep it clean so it does not brew mold. ...Read more

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Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

No: Caffiene should not affect the blood sugar but the things people put in coffee or caffeinated beverages like sugar, cream and sugar substitutes can affect the blood sugar. Sugar substitute have been indicated recently in leading to weight gain and development of diabetes. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic. If I use cornstarch, instead of powder, will I absorb that and raise my blood sugar due to the carbs in it??? I've asked several doct

I am a diabetic. If I use cornstarch, instead of powder, will I absorb that and raise my blood sugar due to the carbs in it??? I've asked several doct

No: Using corn starch on your skin will not affect your blood sugar.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does levofloxacin raise your sugar if your diabetic?

Does levofloxacin raise your sugar if your diabetic?

Infx, not med: The infection (being tereated by the levaquin) is most likey the culprit of rising sugar levels in a diabetic. Causes of high bg's other than dietary are often steroids, or the stress of an infection. Doubtful it is the Levaquin (levofloxacin) itself. ...Read more

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My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. Can it raise his blood sugar?

My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. Can it raise his blood sugar?

Amoxyl and diabetes: Amoxicillin by itself is unlikely to raise blood glucose, however, the infection that the amoxcicillin was prescribed for can lead to instabilities in blood glucose. The blood glucose should be checked more frequently during this period and if its high contact your health care provider ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband is diabetic and drinks sugar free koolaid with aspartame could this raise his sugar levels?

What can I do if my husband is diabetic and drinks sugar free koolaid with aspartame could this raise his sugar levels?

Not directly: Aspartame is an Amino Acid and cannot directly raise blood sugar. But, it may increase cravings for other sweets or starchy foods, and if someone eats more carbohydrates than they planned to, that could lead to higher sugar levels. ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

Good beta cells: If your insulin-producing beta cells are working well, the Insulin gets squirted out very quickly with a meal and your glucose may not go up much at all. This is good. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Not known as such: Anything is possible, but this is not a common known side effect of gemzar/gemcitabine which has many side effects. You are taking this med, likely that you are on something else as well which may be the cause.
Also, when ill, sugar levels tend to rise as well.
Best is to consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking. I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking. I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

It certainly could.: A person can gain weight or raise their blood sugar after quitting smoking in two ways, both of which can be avoided.
1. Not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food.
2. Not reducing your calorie intake, as the body's metabolism slows down by as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. ...Read more

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Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Normal: That is normal remember the accuracy of most home blood glucose machines is 20 points plus or minus so a reading of 80 could be 100 or 60 and still be statistically the same. ...Read more

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Can exercise also raise blood sugar in diabetes?

Blood glucose: Exercise will lower the blood sugar in a diabetic, often for 12 hr or so after the exercise. ...Read more

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I'm taking a bacterial overgrowth test tomorrow morning and am a type 1 diabetic. If my sugar drops today, can I drink orange juice to raise it?

I'm taking a bacterial overgrowth test tomorrow morning and am a type 1 diabetic. If my sugar drops today, can I drink orange juice to raise it?

Yes: If your glucose drops low it definitely need to be treated to avoid injury. Skim milk, juice or 3 quick-dissolving glucose tablets should be used and recheck your glucose in 15 minutes. You're only trying to get it about 70. Don't overtreat w/food. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on fanapt for a diabetic with cardiac disease...Or invega (paliperidone). Will they change heart rythym or raise sugar level. Not familiar w/ them?

Any thoughts on fanapt for a diabetic with cardiac disease...Or invega (paliperidone). Will they change heart rythym or raise sugar level. Not familiar w/ them?

Antipsychotics: Invega - frequency of ^'ed fasting glucose is not reported. Tachycardia may occur in up to 14%.
Bradycardia, bundle branch block, first-degree atrioventricular block/atrioventricular block, conduction disorder, electrocardiogram QT prolonged, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, sinus arrhythmia, sinus tachycardia may occur in 1 to 10%. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/invega-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Does sugar cause diabetes?

Does sugar cause diabetes?

No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read more

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Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Does muscovado sugar cause diabetes?

Not in itself: No sugar causes diabetes. You must have genetic predisposition for the several factors that cause you to be a diabetic. Muscovado sugar is simply an unrefined type of dark sugar and is no different concerning its affect on the glycemic index than any other sugar. ...Read more

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Is sugar the main cause of diabetes?

Is sugar the main cause of diabetes?

No: Many factors including genetics i.e. Family history, obesity, excessive carbohydrates, medicine induced, pancreatic disease, Insulin resistance, etc. ...Read more

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Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Can my sugar levels indicate diabetes?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of diabetes is based having either a fasting blood glucose (from a blood draw) of 126 mg/dl on 2 separate days or a random blood glucose of 200 one time with symptoms like increase thirst and urination. Other test like a glucose tolerance test and a hemoglobin a1c can also be used to diagnosis diabetes. ...Read more

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Can u get diabetes from too much sugar?

Can u get diabetes from too much sugar?

Sort of: You increase your risk of getting diabetes when you gain weight. So too much if anything can do it. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you use sugar scrubs if you have diabetes?

Can you use sugar scrubs if you have diabetes?

Sugar scrubs: My apologies but I do not understand the term "sugar scrubs".
Please explain a bit more. ...Read more

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Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Does too much sugar actually lead to diabetes?

Sugar Problems: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetes from eating to much sugar?

Can you get diabetes from eating to much sugar?

No: No one has ever developed diabetes from eating too much sugar, that's a popular misconception. It's too many calories and not enough activity that cause the weight gain that predisposes to diabetes - particularly if you have a positive family history and get older. Weight is the most important factor! ...Read more

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How worse can diabetes be if I continue eating sugar?

How worse can diabetes be if I continue eating sugar?

Diet control: Carbohydrates are essential in the treatment of diabetes, but the "right" kind of carbohydrates. This is in addition to weight control, exercise and if necessary medications. Uncontrolled simple sugar intake is not wise for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Consult your doctor, a good nutritionist, or go to the american diabetes association website for some insight. ...Read more

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How are sugar and diabetes distinguished from each other?

How are sugar and diabetes distinguished from each other?

DM is prob of sugar: People often refer to dm as I have sugar or my sugar is uncontrolled. Dm is a problem of not being able to process sugar in the blood which leads to high bs and a number of complications if uncontrolled. ...Read more

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If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

If you have diabetes can you die from too much sugar if so how much?

Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type I diabetes. ...Read more

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My sugar was 101- fasting. Is that normal? I'm not Diabetic whatsoever.

My sugar was 101- fasting. Is that normal? I'm not Diabetic whatsoever.

Normal: That is close enough to normal to not be too concerned. A glycosylated hemoglobin measurement would confirm the presence or absence of diabetes. ...Read more

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What should I eat, as a diabetic, b4 exercising to keep sugars from dropping?

You don't: Change your diet to treat your medication! Check w/your doctor about changing your medication doses so that blood sugar won't drop during exercise. ...Read more

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I have a struggle with my diabetes - lots of trouble with random highs and low sugars?

Coaching: You need to contact the diabetes treatment team near you because there are to many things that alter your blood sugar that you might be unawear off. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of being diabetic and what are your sugar levels supposed to be and what is high?

What r symptoms of being diabetic and what are your sugar levels supposed to be and what is high?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue

if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early

and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes

pre diabetes = fasting 100-126
2 hours after eating 140-199

diabetes
fasting 126 and>
2 hours after eating 200 and >. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sugar diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus: Symptoms of diabetes classically include frequent and much urination, constant thirst, fatigue, and weight loss - just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is sugar in my urine be a sign of diabetes?

It is possible.: Normally your kidney who is urine producer, may function as a valve helping boby to eliminate excess of suger.
To answer your question with sertainty your blood has tobe properly tested.
Thus, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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