Ask the Nurse Archive
January 29, 2021 at 9:00pm
Can you tell me what kind of treatment is available for rosacea? I have really bad bumps and redness on my face. I know there is a way to treat it, but how? I keep washing my face day and night, and the doctor gave me some medicine, but neither are helping. What can I do?
Bioidentical Hormone Pellets - Are they safe?
August 18, 2019 at 12:39pm
I have been on bioidentical hormone creams for 25 years with great results. I recently decided to try the pellet, which was inserted in my left hip. After one week, I had a shingles outbreak in my left foot and lower left leg. I had the first shingles shot 20 years ago, but have not had the new shot. I love the results and simplicity of the pellet, but I'm hesitant to get another, so I went back on the creams. Do you think there could have been a connection to the pellet and shingles or just a coincidence?
Tips to Help Prevent Fatty Liver
August 18, 2019 at 12:21pm
I am 67 years old and recently had my yearly blood work done. My vitamin B12 level is >1500. My liver enzyme ALT is 39. I have been told that I have a fatty liver.
Can you give me advice concerning the high level of B12?
Can the Estradiol Patch Help Migraines?
July 28, 2019 at 9:17pm
I have chronic migraines that are much more intense and frequent from ovulation to starting my period. I am on an estradiol patch, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Can this help with migraines?
Can a Woman Use Multiple Vaginal Estrogen Therapies?
July 28, 2019 at 9:07pm
I was wondering if I could use multiple vaginal estrogen therapies on alternating days? I cannot use the new DHEA Medicine (Intrarosa®).
Pelvic Stimulators and InterStim Device
July 28, 2019 at 8:51pm
I am 79 years old and have had urge incontinence for years. I have an InterStim, which is not doing much good and I am considering purchasing a pelvic stimulating device. Can I use the device with the InterStim in place if I turn it off?
Medication options for overactive bladder
July 14, 2019 at 10:56pm
Other than Estradiol vaginal cream and D-Mannose capsules, what can help the urinary urgency feeling I get at age 66? I have been checked for UTI and I usually don’t have one.
Medicine for Facial Hair
July 5, 2019 at 5:58pm
What is the topical medicine to deal with excessive hair on face and chin? I have tried waxing and depilatories. Someone told me there is a cream that is a long term solution.
Do I need hormone therapy if I don't have any menopause symptoms?
June 16, 2019 at 8:23pm
I am wondering if hormone therapy (BHT) is right for me if I am not experiencing any ill effects of menopause? I'm 52 and haven't had a period for about 14 months. However, I do not have hot flashes, night sweats, and in fact feel very good.
Bladder lifts treat stress urinary incontinence
June 16, 2019 at 8:10pm
How long do bladder lifts last? Will Attain help?