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Working With A Patient With C Diff While You Are Pregnant
Yes She Can: Yes she can.Hepatitis C is caused by Hepatitis C virus by sharing contaminated needles,by getting contaminated Blood Transfusion,or by getting shot with a contaminated needle that has infected blood on it or getting a tattoo or piercing with contaminated with a needle that has infected blood on it So a nurse who is positive with HepC can not infect patients ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Should a patient take imodium (loperamide) ad in conjunction with antibiotics, while being diagnosed with c. Difficile?
What precautions would someone with hep c need to take. Are the precautions the same for those with a low viral load and those with a high viral load?
Same precautions: Hep C is transmitted by blood contamination only usually through needle sticks. There is some risk with shared toothbrushes where blood contamination can occur. Intranasal cocaine use amongst infected persons can also transmit. Sexual transmission is rare but can occur. This would be the only situation where high viral load may play a role. Get treated and get rid of the Hep C. ...Read more
Probably not: There's no evidence that it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is ubiquinol? And why would someone with dysautnomia take it; I am not but in a support group with those who try "other methods of treatment"
Pop treatment: This is an interesting biomolecule that's part of our body chemistry within our mitochondria. There's some interesting work in some high-level journals and it's probably inexpensive and safe. It's been promoted as protecting muscle from damage by statins. I can't see any harm in her experimenting; most dysautonomias are mysterious enough in any case. Wishing her luck.. ...Read more
Post acute care: Get the proper support for the elder- physical therapy(home of post acute facility), home health aide?. It all depends on the extent of the confusion and prior functionality. Your doctor shoudl help with the care plan. Assistance with a geriatic car manager may also help you find the resources you need ...Read more
Should a non-pregnant woman who was diagnosed with group b strep take antibiotics? Based on research, I am reading that treating group b strep with antibiotics could do more harm than good. What are holistic alternatives to antibiotic treatment?
Ignore it: Group b strep is a periodic visitor to the digestive tract and at any given time 30% of women may have it show up on a vaginal swab. Except for it's well known nasty habit of hurting newborns & occasionally causing urinary tract infections it can be just a benign hitchhiker in your system. Unless you have urinary symptoms or are in the final weeks of pregnancy, i would ignore the germ. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of getting Hepatitis C from having sex? What happens if you want to have a baby with someone with HEP C?
Low: Yes, but the risk of transmission from sexual contact is believed to be low. The risk increases for those who have multiple sex partners, have a sexually transmitted disease, engage in rough sex, or are infected with HIV. More research is needed to better understand how and when Hepatitis C can be spread through sexual contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more
I have Hep C with a very high viral load and would like to participate in the new drug trials. I'm concerned due to depression . How do I apply?
Treatment: There are two new drugs currently available for hep C. These are very very effective. If you have depression, you can be treated with these oral medications without interferon (needle). Please talk to your gastroenterologist/hepatologist about various combination options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you able to have kids with pcos? Is it any health risks while being pregnant and having pcos?
YES and YES: Once properly treated, patients with pcos can conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. In addition to the difficulties getting pregnant, patients with pcos are also at risk for miscarriage and gestational diabetes. Proper diet and medications can decrease these risks. Do not give up hope. I have many patients with pcos who have had successful pregnancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to worry about c diff while taking rifaximine for SIBO? Acidophilus during or better after treatment?
No: While it is potentially possible for all antibiotics to cause C. diff, it has not shown to be a significant cause in early studies. As this medication is used more extensively in IBS and SIBO we could see C. diff infections, but this should be rare. No need to take Acidophilus during therapy. ...Read more
Are probiotic pills safe? I see warming labels on some saying may cause. Wats the best probiotic i can use. C diff positive with no diaherra.
Probiotics: These are almost all quite safe. You might, however, simply use cultured non-pasteurized yogurt, and this should fulfill the same purpose. ...Read more
Do you recommend doing another course of Antibiotics for patients with CHD and diet/exercise controlled Diabetes if 7 days Doxycycline didn't help.
Depends on reason: for taking Doxycycline. It is not clear from your question why antibiotics were prescribed in the first place. Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics and many symptoms of sinus congestion or cough are caused by a virus and are not helped by antibiotics but may be relieved by supportive care. If you hare not improved, I recommend you return for further assessment with your doctor ...Read more
Probably: G6-PD deficiency is a genetic disorder caused by a lack of a protective enzyme in red blood cells. Most people with the disorder have episodes of hemolysis (RBC damage) caused by oxidative drugs or infection. More rare Class I variants have chronic hemolysis. Outside of Class I, aspirin, which used to be considered risky now is considered safe when used in low doses. ...Read more
What are some ways I can gain energy? I am a type 1 diabetic working 50 hours a week. With add and depression. I also have newborn with health issues.
Depression: I commend you for working 50 hours a week with Depression, ADD Diabetes, and taking care of newborn with health issues Feel the Wonders of your Body and Universe. Feel good about your achievements in your journey of life. Lack of energy is likely due to Depression. Have Balanced Diet Do Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, and coping skills for stress, Therapy and Medication ...Read more
I asked yesterday, with some conflicting answers, so I am seeing if some other docs with answer. Is someone contagious with syphilis 24 hours after penicillin therapy. Can they transmit?
Are there any nurses or therapist that will live with you for two weeks to help with acute panic?
I don't think so: You may want to consider a voluntary admission to a psychiatric hospital if the panic is that severe. Perhaps a day treatment program would be enough. Call a local psychiatric hospital and schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Good luck and let us know how it goes. It can be treated. ...Read more
How long should I be off work after being diagnosis with mycoplasma pneumonia when working with food & the public?
Not infectious: Mycoplasma pneumonia is not contagious. You may go to work when you are ready. 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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