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Ask the Nurse Archive
November 6, 2018 at 10:43am
I wasn't sure if I had a yeast infection or not, so I took a 1-day Monistat just to be safe. A day later, there is still some medicine inside me. When will this go away? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process?
November 6, 2018 at 10:40am
I am considering using Nature's Naturopathic DHEA vaginal suppositories to alleviate vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. Are they safe to use, or any other DHEA creams or suppositories?
October 26, 2018 at 11:53am
I am 5'4 1/2" tall. When using the BMI calculator, should I use 5'4" or 5'5"?
October 17, 2018 at 11:27am
What hyaluronic acid vaginal cream do you recommend?
October 16, 2018 at 9:43am
If taking antibiotics why is getting a spine epidural not allowed?
October 16, 2018 at 9:39am
I'm losing handfuls of hair. I have two bald spots, one on the back of my head and one on the side. I don't know what to do. I've had my thyroid checked and it is in a normal range, and I'm doing meditation to reduce my stress.
October 5, 2018 at 9:56am
Lately, I have been falling asleep for no known reason. I will be sitting watching tv and nod off. Do you know what could cause this?
October 2, 2018 at 3:15pm
I have seen my gynecologist at least three times in the past year for vaginal itching. Nothing has relieved it, yet. First, I was treated for a yeast infection, but it didn't relieve anything. Then I was given a cream and instructed to take Benadryl at night. That is not working. I'm considering going to another gynecologist where I go for breast cancer care. I was having the itching problems prior to my masectomy, and nothing has ever helped. I've tried over the counter products and they don't work. My gynecologist tested me for cervical cancer and that was negative.
October 1, 2018 at 2:47pm
Someone told me eating yogurt and drinking bottled water causes cancer, is this true?
September 27, 2018 at 2:58pm
I have a diagnosis of "idiopathic" Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on my medical record. A stent was placed under my scalp to pump excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) off my brain. Can the amount of CSF increase markedly over a period of 4 - 5 years after placement of the stent?