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Zilactin Warnings And Recalls
It won't: It may moisten it, but won't cure it. Only perscription antiviral meds, topical and oral, can improve a true cold sore. And even then, the meds needs to be taken very early in the outbreak, within the first 24-48 hours to have much effect. Most cold sores last 10-14 days. Time is what is going to heal you. ...Read more
Could be perception?: As it numbs the posterior pharanx it may give you the false impression that you cannot get enough air. If instead, you find that you are straining for breath and cannot move air you need to IMMEDIATELY discontinue the medication and seek medical attention as it could indicate a life-threatening situation. However, most of the time it is due to altered perception of air intake due to numbing. ...Read more
It's possible: Although zilactin is intended to manage the symptoms of canker sores and other oral soft tissue irritation, some patients will occasionally develop a sensitivity reaction to one of its components. In these cases, use of this product would be counter-productive, and it should be discontinued if irritation occurs. ...Read more
The best prevention: For outbreaks is use of an antiviral medication (prescription med). ...Read more
Can u use zilactin in the inside of your mouth. My 3yr old has mouth ulcers is it safe to use on her if not what can I use
Not in my view: Try one tablet of lysine a day. It is an Amino Acid and cannot do harm because it is found in food. ...Read more
Will zilactin-l make an undeveloped cold sore look worse, before it makes it better? Cause im not sure if its a cold sore. I was peeling the skin off of my lips and that's what caused the sore. So if its not a cold sore I sure hate to dry it all out and ma
No: It won't. Herpes lesions follow a normal course of development and healing. Sometimes the lesion can be subdued, shortened, and suppressed. Zovirax ointment, Valtrex (valacyclovir) loading dose, or laser treatment at very first prodrome can all be successful at this. I have many "usual" recurring patients who come in at first sign and laser treatment does wonders! ...Read more
Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis can present in different forms. For example, patient with ocular mg may present with variable ptosis of one or the both eyes. Patient may also have on/off diplopia. Systemic signs could be difficulty with doing repeatitive activities in the form of fatigue. ...Read more
See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read more
Mucous, bloody stool: Crohn's is one of the inflammatory bowel conditions. One of the main signs will be a change in bowel movements usually with blood and/or mucous. Blood in the stool can be red, or dark, tarry and sticky. Abdominal pain is common as well. Rarely constipation can occur. It is systemic so many parts of the body can be affected and not just the stool: joint pain, fever, weight loss and fistulas. ...Read more
Hopelessness: Sadness, isolation, recent crisis, giving important personal things away, talk or threats of suicide, not eating or taking care of oneself. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, please call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. ...Read more
There may be very: Few. This is because a tsunamis may hit thousands of kilometres from the earthquake that caused it. Thus it may not be felt. When the tsunami is in deep oceans - it may not be apparent. Right before it hits, the sea may briefly recede from the coast. However the best way to find out is from a a tsunami warning system which includes a network of tsunami sensors. Not all countries have this. ...Read more
Check the national institute for neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) for this info, the link is http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke. Htm
different from heart attacks, most strokes don't hurt. Patients often show up too late. Severe headaches may indicate hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm rupture. If in doubt, go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Symptoms: A stroke hits without warning. A small stroke can be a suggestion though, that you might have another one. Symptoms are many and include, weakness, facial droop, sensory changes, loss of speech, seizure or altered mental status. ...Read more
Floods: Floods are New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defense emergencies. Floods can cause injury and loss of life, damage to property and infrastructure, loss of stock, and contamination of water and land. Getting ready before a flood strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. Http://www. Getthru. Govt. Nz/disasters/flood/ ...Read more
From the ASA:
From the american stroke association:
one or more of the following are present in 88% of strokes or transient ischemic attacks (tia, stroke like, lasting a short time):
1. Face weakness (ex. Unbalanced smile)
2. Arm weakness (cannot hold both arms up equally)
3. Speech difficulty, slurring
hope this helps. ...Read more
It depends: Dystonia is just a description of abnormal muscle tone. Dystonia can affect small muscles or separate limbs or total body. Some cases are progressive and severe while others are transient and resolve to normal. Ther are some forms associated with genetic and metabolic disorders. Many cases are primary without cause or genetic association. ...Read more
Severity: In a tornado watch, circumstances are such that tornados are possible. A tornado warning means a tornado has been cited, and there is imminent danger to your life and property. ...Read more
Honest and simple: Kids understand death differently at various ages, and for the most part handle it better than adults. Answer their questions honestly, but don´t "over answer", let them know what what will come next. Kids need reassurance that their life will continue as they know it as much as possible, and that nothing they did caused their grandparent to die. Let him decide if he wants to go to to the funeral. ...Read more
Vague: The term mental illness is a very general term with many, many conditions falling under it. If you could be more specific about which mental health condition you are interested in - should be able to supply you with better response. ...Read more
Tsunamis: WARNING: " A tsunami was or may have been generated, which could cause damage; therefore, people in the warned area are strongly advised to evacuate." WATCH: " A tsunami was or may have been generated, but is at least two hours travel time to the area in watch status. Local officials should prepare for possible evacuation if their area is upgraded to a warning." See: ...Read more
This drug is a proven SECOND line treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and I assume it is being prescribed by YOUR Primary Care or Diabetes Care Professional!
The B oxed Warnings on ANY Prescription Drug include a litany of side effects etc etc
Follow your Health Care Professional's advice
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Aspergers diagnosis: Here is a video on spectrum testing that I think will help you. Http://youtu. Be/g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more
Psychologists' views: I interviewed experts for this article on school violence in '01. It was published on webmd and picked up widely (as on site below). Sadly it is still needed. If there are more current views, please add an answer or comments after reading this: http://www. Mombu. Com/politics/guns/t-opinion-blood-in-the-schoolyard-10495655.Html. ...Read more
Bad; not the worst: The most dangerous natural events in history have been epidemic infections which have killed millions during their course. The next most dangerous is earthquakes with subsequent tsunamis frequently killing hundreds of thousands at a time. Tornados can be pretty nasty but are localized, very destructive over a small area but nothing like the scale of epidemics and earthquakes. ...Read more
I read a warning on my amytriptaline to avoid prolonged exposure to direct and artificial sunlight. Why?
Photosensitivity: Photosensitivity is a side effect commonly of amitriptyline. This is a sensitivity to light and you may sunburn easily. A rare side effect is hyperthermia and heat stroke. Amitriptyline boost norepinephrine levels which are involved in body temperature regulation. I would just wear sunscreen and stay hydrated if you have to be outside for long periods in a shady spot. ...Read more
What happens if a patient chews a pill that should not be chewed/crushed etc? And why are some pills given this warning?
Time release: Most of the time, the prohibition on chewing is because something has been done in the manufacturing of the pill to either prevent dissolution until it reaches a certain part of the gastrointestinal tract or delays release of the drug so that it performs as a time release product. Chewing would destroy those functions. ...Read more
After many years & without warning, my dr. Cut my methadone from 60 mg/ day to 10mg/day. Is this safe? I'm having an extremely difficult time!
Very Uncomfortable: Probably safe, however, I wonder why such a rapid change in dosage was made. There are many reasons that dosages are changed that are justified. On the other hand, rapid dosage decreases can cause severe withdrawal symptoms which generally are not dangerous but are extremely uncomfortable but it depends on the patient's other medical conditions. Talk with your doctor and ensure that was intended. ...Read more
I have been getting the feeling of being so tired I almost pass out. It happens without any warning a few times a day. I'm sitting when this occurs.
I have acute internal haemorrhoids. It comes and goes without warning what am I doing to cause them and how can I make them go away once I have them?
Considerations...: "healing" depends on whether the original cause for hemorrhoids persists. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? Have your hemorrhoids been surgically or medically managed (; with otc or prescription drugs)? Are you sure they're hemorrhoids? ...Read more
Will hula hoop on my wii fit have same results as weighted one. Most of the hoops had warning labels about chemicals that I wasn't comfortable with.?
No evidence. . .: Wii fit hasn't been around long enough for there to be good studies comparing its hula hoop exercises to real hula hoop. You didn't mention what chemicals made you uncomfortable. Discuss this w/your family doc. In general, I find it difficult to discourage any physical activity. So if you like wii fit, go for it! Important thing is to get active daily. So congrats on making that move! ...Read more
Concussion: Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately ...Read more