Anthony Bray MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray MD : How many days have you been on the Macrobid now??
Customer: Started it on Wednesday
Anthony Bray MD : it takes typically 2 - 3 days for improvement with this so perhaps it hasn't had enough time to treat the UTI but it doesn't exactly sound encouraging at all so far -- I would agree...
Anthony Bray MD : How are you feeling in general? Is your BP doing OK ??
Anthony Bray MD : How are you feeling as far as your diarrhea and the abdominal pain??
Customer: My bp is 90s over 60s. I feel mostly back to normal
Anthony Bray MD : Ok well that aspect of things sounds encouraging....
Customer: Diarrhea is gone. I have some lower abdominal pain
Anthony Bray MD : I hope the UTI settles down for you too... If not improved by Tuesday then you may need further follow up on this too... Drink plenty of fluids and that will help... Cranberry juice or vitamin C supplements may help UTI but your ulcers might not tolerate these acidic options so well....
Anthony Bray MD : I hope that your stomach is doing better...
Customer: The biopsy of my ulcers just showed inflammation
Anthony Bray MD : So from weds I would typically expect some pattern of improvement by now but I would favor giving the antibiotic over five days to really judge it's effectiveness and switching ( except in the event of growing symptoms of pyelonephritis which I would consider inadequate for this type infection in general...)
Anthony Bray MD : I hope that your ulcers are on the road to improvement then... If you are getting nutrition in and rest and avoid irritants then these should heal well... Your age is in your favor in this regard...
Customer: I am eating fine
Anthony Bray MD : Excellent--- that was an issue a while back---- I'm glad you are doing better in this regard--- overall I think you are finding your way back to good health... You have had these multiple challenges in recent moths however! If your stomach tolerates it well then you could try vitamin C 500mg once or twice a day and this would help in reducing the favorabilty of the urinary tract for bacteria as well... Useful as prevention or as an adjunct to treatment of UTI
Anthony Bray MD : I hope this helps--- let me know if you have further questions--- best regards,
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Customer: How can i get rid of a keloid
Anthony Bray MD : You can consult a dermatologist on the keloid. It may be removed but the nature if your healing may still lead to excess scarring possible.
Customer: Is there anything i can do without seeing my dermatologist
Anthony Bray MD : No not really....a keloid is basically an overly developed scar. I think that consulting a dermatologist would be your best bet in treating that problem.Good luck with handling that issue ....Take Care
Customer: Have you heard of tea tree oil helping? Its just a little keloid by my nose piercing