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Tried ginger apple cider vinegar aloe vera juice amd tart cheeey.acid is 10.3. no response to norco7.5 severe pain toe is black red purple. Nsaid alg?

Tried ginger apple cider vinegar aloe vera juice amd tart cheeey.acid is 10.3. no response to norco7.5 severe pain toe is black red purple. Nsaid alg?

Acute gout attack: You are describing acute gout of your toe. You mean your blood uric acid level is 10.3. This is very high and is gout zone for sure. The toe is usual site of acute gout. You have to rest your feet, elevate them, stay off as much as possible; norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) will not stop gout. You need an NSAID for 5-10 days or injection of cortisone. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol) taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol)  taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Seems ok: Red wine in moderate amounts like a glass a day is tolerated by one with normal liver function. If you're really concerned have your physician order a battery of liver function tests. You are averaging 3 glasses a day. ...Read more

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Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too! ...Read more

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Had psoriasis bad as a child now get occasional spots. High CRP and esr. Joint pain and nail pitting all recent?

Had psoriasis bad as a child now get occasional spots.  High CRP and esr.  Joint pain and nail pitting all recent?

Related: From the details you include, it is possible that you are developing psoriatric arthritis. Get checked by a doctor familiar with that condition. ...Read more

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Second urine after breakfast pink colour. Worried. Could 1 desert spoon cocoa powder in smoothie cause this? (No beetroot or other red food eaten.) Rest of day clear urine. Very mild pain in lower abdomen above hips all day. Often constipated though.

Second urine after breakfast pink colour. Worried. Could 1 desert spoon cocoa powder in smoothie cause this? (No beetroot or other red food eaten.) Rest of day clear urine. Very mild pain in lower abdomen above hips all day. Often constipated though.

Exam needed: If a urinalysis and microscopic examination of your clean catch urine confirms the presence of blood and if a culture and colony count doesn't show an infection, I feel that you should have an examination of your urinary bladder via either a cystoscopy or an ultrasound. Concern would be for a bladder tumor. Consult a urologist who will see that appropriate tests are done. ...Read more

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Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Reactions to remicad: Need to be evaluated: are they true allergic reactions or adverse drug reactions? and what type of reactions were they? Your doctor will have to decide on that. As for the proteins involved, human proteins can still cause reactions, if it is the case. Kindly confer with your doctor, this a complex decision, infliximab isn't a simple drug, and has to prescribed and monitored closely, good luck ...Read more

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I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

Osteoporosis: No those items are not bad for your bones. You are still young to have osteoporosis. If you have it, are you being treated for osteoporosis? I don't see any osteoporosis meds on your medication list! ...Read more

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For 57+ F with stage-2 osteoarthritis of knee joints, which one is better - Uniflexin tablets or Collagen Peptide along with calcium & vitD medicines?

For 57+ F with stage-2 osteoarthritis of knee joints, which one is better - Uniflexin tablets or Collagen Peptide along with calcium & vitD medicines?

Osteoarthritis: The best medicine would be vitamin D 1000 units a day along with calcium. I am more concerned with your osteoarthritis of knee joints. There are many ways to control this and you should see a leg specialist as soon as possible - no urgency but no delay. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

 early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve (naproxen) twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more

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I don't consume milk or milk products, except for ice cream!.. Is it gonna affect my health in any way? My dailies include rice, chicken or fish.

I don't consume milk or milk products, except for ice cream!.. Is it gonna affect my health in any way?  My dailies include rice, chicken or fish.

Ice cream is great!!: Sorry kingfish but you better enjoy your ice cream. It is full of fat, salt, and sugar. Have a scoop or two of your most favorite flavor. But don't think it is an innocent food item. Two scoops are probably worth 500 calories. That is five miles of walking, running or jogging. I repeat it is full of fat, salt, and sugar. ...Read more

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Hi, all of my joints have arthritus, they also clickand pop. Can it be osteo, rheumatoid or a diff. kind of athritus ? Thanks!

Hi, all of my joints have arthritus, they also clickand pop. Can it be osteo, rheumatoid or a diff. kind of athritus ? Thanks!

Yes: Clicking and popping are often normal issues and not indicative of arthritis. See a rheumatologist to diagnose and treat the joint pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering are bran flakes with sultanas and a glass of orange juice a healthy breakfast?

I was wondering are bran flakes with sultanas and a glass of orange juice a healthy breakfast?

Missing the protein.: That's a good start - fruit, vitamins and complex carbohydrates. What you're missing is a good source of complete protein, like low fat yogurt, egg whites or even low fat milk. Protein would make this a complete meal. There's protein I. Some sources like bran, but it's not a complete protein so it wouldn't get absorbed efficiently. ...Read more

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Is having patanjali aloe vera juice daily harmful ? I have 20 ml along with 20 ml of amla juice in mornin and evenin daily.My stomach is little upset

Is having patanjali aloe vera juice daily harmful ? I have 20 ml along with 20 ml of amla juice in mornin and evenin daily.My stomach is little upset

Aloe vera and amla: The aloe vera juice is okay but the amla is probably what's upsetting your stomach. 20cc of that a day is a lot. Cut back on it and see how you feel. ...Read more

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Does consuming aloevera juice help in relieving rheumatoid arthritic pains?

Does consuming aloevera juice help in relieving rheumatoid arthritic pains?

Natural treatment: There's little evidence that Aloe Vera has any medicinal benefit. You could try it but doesn't replace prescribed medications by a rheumatologist. Good luck :) ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more