Is the dietary advice the doctor gives the captain to help his hemorrhoids in the novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin
good advice in the real world for this condition? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Feb 20, 2013 -
Are there risks in having botox injections for a neutropenia sufferer?
A relation of mine is determined to have botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, however, they suffer badly from cyclic neutropenia which means that their immune system is often weak and have white blood cell issues and consequently they get infections frequently. I am aware that botox is botulinum toxin and I have kept trying to persuade her to see her doctor before having botox injections, to check whether they are safe for her in light of neutropenia. She is desperate to go ahead with this and it is hard to persuade her to get medical advice on this. From a layman's perspective, I am concerned that this may be dangerous for her.
Does anybody with medical knowledge, perhaps haematology, know if this botox is safe for neutropenia sufferers?
posted by conrad101
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Sunday afternoon medical question. Mysterious abdominal pressure, not improving, worrying me a bit. [YANMD, but if you are a medical professional, I'd appreciate some general advice about what kinds of questions to ask / symptoms to look for / organs to look at.] [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Oct 30, 2011 -
What type of parasitic worm (with larvae) can be contracted in Senegal that would make you feel lethargic, nervous, and have a loss of apetite? [more inside]
posted by zonkers
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Earlier this week I witnessed a pedestrian/car accident while traveling in Calcutta, India. A boy was pinned between two vehicles and his leg is badly injured. [warning] Here is a photo
of his leg a few days later. His care is deficient as best and I am looking for advice and suggestions. Inside is an excerpt from my blog
where you can find the full story, including known medications administered.
posted by maya
on Aug 8, 2008 -
My mother has been experiencing severe swelling under her eyes at night. None of the doctors she visited have helped. More inside... [more inside]
posted by frogmoses
on May 30, 2006 -