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Effects Of Drugs On Sexual Health!

MBBS
Sexologist, Ahmedabad
Effects Of Drugs On Sexual Health!
Popping pills is something we cannot do away with completely. But something that should be borne in mind that every drug is used for one of its particular property which is healing, but on the other hand, it also has, almost always, the not-so-nice effects. These side effects could sometimes be as simple as nausea or itching to something as serious as shooting up blood sugar levels.

Talking of side effects, do you know that Viagra was originally used for pulmonary hypertension and its side effect was improved performance in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED)? Viagra thus became the famous magical blue pill for patients with ED. On the other hand, there are quite a few drugs that can lower your libido levels. Listed below are some of the regularly used medicines that can impact your sexual life.

Antihypertensives - Medications that are aimed at reducing blood pressure (diuretics and alpha and beta adrenergic blockers) have a negative effect on the sexual life. Switching drugs after medical consultation is an alternate.

Antidepressants - With depression on the rise, more and more people are prescribed anti-depressants, especially the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Both these increase the mood but lower the libido, in up to 50% of the patients. Added amount of cardio workout could be a work-around for patients on SSRIs. Reducing the dose of TCAs could help improve sexual function.

Proscar - Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a common condition seen in aging men, and finasteride is used for its treatment. This prevents conversion of testosterone to its active form and thereby reduces sexual function. Surgical correction of BPH could be an alternative.

Antihistamines - Common cold cures like diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine affect sexual life too. The good news is that these drugs are cleared out of the system within 24 hours and the side effect does not last long either. In patients who might need these chronically, this side effect should be borne in mind.


Anti-seizure drugs: Drug like terbetrol which is used to cure seizure does the same for the sexual act, which is physiologically akin to a seizure -impulse traveling slower along the nerve. If noticed, an alternative medication should be used.

Opioids - For severe chronic pain, Vicodin and OxyContin are used but these reduce testosterone levels and thereby reduce sexual drive too. Use of testosterone creams could be a substitute.
In all these cases, the key is to have a discussion with your doctor as soon as you realize it could be affecting your sex life.
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Drug Rashes - How Can You Fight Against Them?

Drug Rashes - How Can You Fight Against Them?
Drug rashes are generally defined as the reaction of the body to certain kinds of diseases. Different drugs result in different kinds of diseases which sometimes are as dangerous as being life-threatening. There are different types of drug rashes. They can manifest in different forms. Common ones are:

Blisters and swelling: Many drugs result in acute blisters and swelling in different parts of the body. This condition, if unchecked, may aggravate, leading to dangerous consequences.
Prolonged high fever: Continuous rise in fever is often diagnosed as a serious consequence of certain drugs.
Abnormal redness of the skin: Few medicines often result in sudden reddening of the skin. This condition continues till the drug is discontinued.
Rash and itching: This is considered as one of the most common side-effects of medicines. Often medicines result in continuous itching and rashes on the skin that also causes swelling, if unchecked.
Swelling of tissues: Tissues often swell up as a result of consumption of certain medicines. Consequently, the concerned person experiences problems in breathing and often a drastic fall in blood pressure.
However, there are ways that one can adopt in order to combat drug rashes:

Identify and discontinue the drug: One of the most essential ways of combating drug rashes is to identify the drug and immediately discontinue its consumption.
Avoid using chemicals: One way of easy recuperation is to avoid using chemicals, soaps on the affected areas. If continued to use, they aggravate the already caused damage. On the other hand, Calamine can be used for treating drugs.
Wear loose-fitting clothes: Wearing tight clothes that sticks to the body further damages the skin. Instead, one should try to wear loose-fitted clothes that allow the skin to heal.
Apply cool compresses: Taking cool showers or applying cool compresses over the affected areas significantly help to recuperate fast.
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Drug Rashes - How To Handle It?

MD, D.V.D, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Drug Rashes - How To Handle It?
Drug rashes are generally defined as the reaction of the body to certain kinds of diseases. Different drugs result in different kinds of diseases which sometimes are as dangerous as being life-threatening. There are different types of drug rashes. They can manifest in different forms. Common ones are:

1. Blisters and swelling
Many drugs result in acute blisters and swelling in different parts of the body. This condition, if unchecked may aggravate leading to dangerous consequences.

2. Prolonged high fever
Continuous rise in fever is often diagnosed as a serious consequence of certain drugs.

3. Abnormal redness of the skin
Few medicines often result in sudden reddening of the skin. This condition continues till the drug is discontinued.

4. Rash and itching
This is considered as one of the most common side-effects of medicines. Often medicines result in continuous itching and rashes on the skin that also causes swelling if unchecked.

5. Swelling of tissues
Tissues often swell up as a result of consumption of certain medicines. Consequently the concerned person experiences problems in breathing and often a drastic fall in blood pressure.

However there are ways that one can adopt in order to combat drug rashes.

1. Identify and discontinue using the drug
One of the most essential ways of combating drug rashes is to identify the drug and immediately discontinue consuming it.

2. Avoid using chemicals
One way of easy recuperation is to avoid using chemicals, soaps on the affected areas. If continued to use, they aggravate the already caused damage. On the other hand calamine can be used for treating drugs.

3. Wear loose-fitting clothes.
Wearing tight clothes that sticks to the body further damages the skin. Instead one should try to wear loose fitted clothes that allow the skin to heal.

4. Apply cool compresses.
Taking cool showers or applying cool compresses over the affected areas significantly help to recuperate fast.

I am a 21 year old and I have mistakenly took a nor tz. What is the side effects?

MBBS
General Physician, Badgam
I am a 21 year old and I have mistakenly took a nor tz. What is the side effects?
It is tablet for fungal infections and bacterial infections. No need to worry if you took one or two .if you have taken many tablets then you could get diarrhoea.
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When I take one crocin tablet then why my skin getting red bubbles And which tablet is better? Please suggest me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
When I take one crocin tablet then why my skin getting red bubbles And which tablet is better? Please suggest me.
You are allergic to it. Why are you taking crocin. If you will detail your symptoms then will be able to give right suggestion.
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I have taken by mistake avil 50 please suggest I have taken one tablet which I am feeling like something is wrong in my head.

Bachelor In Pharmacy
Pharmacologist, Lucknow
I have taken by mistake avil 50 please suggest I have taken one tablet which I am feeling like something is wrong in ...
At times, Avil 50 causes drowsiness .If you feeling sleepy, then you can have atleast 1 full glass of water followed by a cup of coffee.
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Allergies - How Homeopathy Deals With It Effectively?

B.H.M.S., Homoeoapthy, C.S.D Skin Disease ( Dermatology), Child Health (Pediatric) CCH
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Allergies - How Homeopathy Deals With It Effectively?
Allergies are caused by unnatural reactions between your body's immune system and foreign substances, which have gained access into the body. When these substances, known as allergens, enter your body, your immune system produces antibodies, which are responsible for warding off unwanted substances like harmful viruses or diseases and helping in the body's overall resistance.

The main cause of allergy is the uncontrolled reaction between the immune system's antibodies and harmless allergens. Allergic reactions are triggered when antibodies, like histamine, come into contact with particular types of allergens. These may include:

Certain eatables: Peanuts or sea food
Medications: Penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics
Airborne allergens: Pollen, mold, or dust mites
Insect stings: Bee stings or scorpion stings
Latex: Latex or other substances, which are responsible for causing allergic skin reactions
Allergy affects mainly two systems - Respiratory and Skin.

Common respiratory allergy problems are as below:

Allergic Bronchitis
Asthma
Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Tonsillitis
Nasal Polyp
Adenoid
Recurrent Cold & Cough
Dust Allergy
Common skin allergy problems are as below:

Allergic Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis
Eczema
Urticaria
Drug Allergy
Food Allergy
All these allergic problems are curable with homeopathic treatment.

Symptoms of allergies depend upon a wide range of factors, which are subjective and vary from person to person and from allergen to allergen. Depending upon the type of allergen involved and the nature of the allergy, symptoms may include any of the following:

Facial swelling
Wheezing
Severe itching
Swollen or red and watery eyes
Hives
Flaky skin which can peel off
These symptoms are common in mild to moderate allergies, such as atopic dermatitis, hay fever, drug or food allergies. There are certain rare cases (say, scorpion stings), however, in which the allergic reaction turns out to be potentially life-threatening. This type of reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Here are its signs and symptoms:

Nausea and vomiting
Loss of consciousness
Skin rashes
Intense shortness of breath
Lightheadedness
Homeopathy effectively deals with any sort of allergy by taking into account individualistic symptoms and thus nipping the root cause in the bud. Natrum Mur, Urtica Urens, Sulphur and Natrum Carb, among others, are very effective medicines against allergies. But these must be taken after due discussion with the doctor as they check out the symptoms and then prescribe the medicine basis that.
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I used Etos Mr. tablet for shoulder pain five days. I had few abdominal issues, face swelling and yellowing skin. So I stopped the medicine immediately. Will the side effects will subside or do I need to urge to emergency care? I am worried please help.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I used Etos Mr. tablet for shoulder pain five days. I had few abdominal issues, face swelling and yellowing skin. So ...
Shoulder pain & arm It is called as peri arthritis shoulder and for that you can do hot water fermentation and ice therapy at home. If you have shoulder pain then the stiffness will develop more that might make the arm to have less improvement which might make you to feel more pain the arm. And also cervical pillow can be used which might make you to have better posture of the shoulder neck and arm. Shoulder exercises and stretchesRegular exercises and stretches can keep your shoulder strong and flexible. A few things to remember before swinging in to exercises: •Stop any exercise if you have more shoulder pain. It may be too soon for you to try. •Watch your form. Exercising incorrectly can also cause or worsen shoulder problems. •Warm up, even before deep stretching. Light shoulder rolls, gentle movements, or even a warm shower are all ways to warm up your muscles before exercise and stretching. Pendulum stretch for range of motion•Stand and bend at the waist. •Let your arm on the injured side hang straight down. •Keep your neck relaxed. •Move your arm in a circle up to 20 times. •Do once or more times in a day. Overhead shoulder stretch•Sit or stand to do this shoulder stretch. •Intertwine your fingers in front of you. •Bend your elbows and raise your arms above your head. You can also place your hands on your head or behind it. •Gently squeeze your shoulder blades together to move your elbows back. •Continue for up to 20 repetitions. Repeat 5 to 10 times a day.
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Drug Rashes - Know Different Forms!

PG Dip Dermatology (London), Fellow Aesthetic Medicine (Germany) , D.M.C.H, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Drug Rashes - Know Different Forms!
Drug rashes are generally defined as the reaction of the body to certain kinds of diseases. Different drugs result in different kinds of diseases which sometimes are as dangerous as being life-threatening. There are different types of drug rashes. They can manifest in different forms. Common ones are:

1. Blisters and swelling
Many drugs result in acute blisters and swelling in different parts of the body. This condition, if unchecked may aggravate leading to dangerous consequences.

2. Prolonged high fever
Continuous rise in fever is often diagnosed as a serious consequence of certain drugs.

3. Abnormal redness of the skin
Few medicines often result in sudden reddening of the skin. This condition continues till the drug is discontinued.

4. Rash and itching
This is considered as one of the most common side-effects of medicines. Often medicines result in continuous itching and rashes on the skin that also causes swelling if unchecked.

5. Swelling of tissues
Tissues often swell up as a result of consumption of certain medicines. Consequently the concerned person experiences problems in breathing and often a drastic fall in blood pressure.

However there are ways that one can adopt in order to combat drug rashes.

1. Identify and discontinue using the drug
One of the most essential ways of combating drug rashes is to identify the drug and immediately discontinue consuming it.

2. Avoid using chemicals
One way of easy recuperation is to avoid using chemicals, soaps on the affected areas. If continued to use, they aggravate the already caused damage. On the other hand calamine can be used for treating drugs.

3. Wear loose-fitting clothes.
Wearing tight clothes that sticks to the body further damages the skin. Instead one should try to wear loose fitted clothes that allow the skin to heal.

4. Apply cool compresses.
Taking cool showers or applying cool compresses over the affected areas significantly help to recuperate fast.
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Hi, Please suggest me that Use candibiotic Ear Drops, below three side effects are there,- Abnormal sensation Application site swelling Skin redness. So, doctor prescribed this medicine, we are taken that?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, Please suggest me that Use candibiotic Ear Drops, below three side effects are there,- Abnormal sensation Applica...
Use salicylic acid. Salicylic acid helps reduce swelling and redness. Apply aspirin topically. The salicylic acid in aspirin constricts the blood vessels and reduces facial inflammation quite well. Get a prescription medication.
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