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Hey Chipper I have some questions about a medicine.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
What medicine, BBSB?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


It's mupirocin 2percent. my Doctor wants me to put it my nose as far as I can. I have got a headache from it.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
How long have you been using it and how are you sure it's the med that's causing the headache?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I started using it. Monday. then the headache started after 20 min
utes. of putting it in there. also I look that up it is for external use not internal

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Not true about the only for external use--it's often used for staph carriers that may have had MRSA skin infections. How much are you putting in your nose?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


just a dot on a quetip the sniffing it up as far as I can. that is just how he told me to use it.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Well, the thin layer is good but you shouldn't stick it up to the point where you meet resistance
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


I do understand I wonder what he is trying to accomplish. now I got my blood report done. no infection showing, chol is good. sugar is good. that what the nurse told me. so how can all the antibontics help.


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Are they sure you do have an infection?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

yes when he went up my nose with a scope he seen it. looks like a fugal infection he said. really bad. I am still bleeding. it really close to the brain.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
But fungal infections aren't treated with regular antibiotics
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I understand that but remember I never went to him for help urgent care that is what all doc gave me. He didn't except he was hoping this would work. because I won't go for surgery yet. He didn't want me on any more antibiotics. I haven't got back the biopsies he took yet.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK--then give the gel a chance
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


ok I am sorry to bother you. I see u are busy. send me your box. I might go to another ent but not sure I can afford it.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Never too busy for you BBSB--keep in touch
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.


are you sick or something. you lost your spunk with me. oh well. Also After I stop the gel, in 15 days. I am suppose to use. ayr saline nasal gel. which he gave me. as well.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Not sick--just a little busy. Yes to the nasal gel afterwards
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


I will call my ent today. I have ask my allgerist about if fugal don't show up in blood can I still have it. I will let you know what he says as well. I hope my friend gets back to his self soon. I need my old chipper back caring and loving.Cry

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
It doesn't have to show up in your blood for you to have an infection BBSB--let me know how it goes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


ok Dr. chipper I have the full scoop on it. The Doc called me himself. He said I have staff and viral meningitis. The meds are rifampin 2x a day.


300 mg 2 times a day doxycycline. also steroid pack .like I had before.


 


 


I never heard of rifampin. I will have to look that up. and the cause for this.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
How did he determine you had viral meningitis?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


he took junk out of my nose when I seen him. I was waiting on the biopsies. I seen him last Thursday. boy I thought I would come out of that chair. .It really hurt he tried to numb it. I have a 385.00 bill insurance only cover some of it.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
But BBSB the only way to diagnose viral meningitis is with a ct scan of the brain and maybe a spinal tap, and anyone with it needs to be in the hospital.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


dr. that was why I was yelling about all the money. he made me take a new ct scan that day. or he would do a spinal tap.or I choose the ct scan he could not use the one I did in august.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
That still wouldn't determine whether it was viral or bacteria but no matter. How are you feeling?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


ok why did he say it then. could he be guess because my blood work came out good. I didn't understand it myself. But he was angry about me going to urgent cares 2 of them. for different antibiotics So I just let it go. I believe it I guess. Chipper I am thinking about going to another ent.


for a second guess. after I get his bills paid off.


 


I have a fever, headache, stomach upset.


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Not sure why he said it BBSB since like I said, if I made that diagnosis you'd be right in the hospital. Sorry you're having all this problem with the medical costs
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


yes I do understand that. he did take a qu-tip and ran it up my nose. He wanted me in hospital. but we just couldn't afford it. I might have to call my allergist and let him know I can't afford the allergy meds. So my doctor is trying everything before I have no choice. But if I take a turn for the worse I will drive 4 hrs and go into hospital. If I can drive. I don't feel like even getting out.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK. Hope it doesn't get to that point
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


no. when will all these meds work. I want my headache to go away. I just don't feel right. my breathing feels funny. that is why I called out to you. can I use regular aspirin. Chipper when I had my apt 4 hr away. I got lost I just forgot how to get there. I was glad I had my phone. I never heard of that med. rifampin

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
It's a broad spectrum antibiotic but BBSB at this point you really shouldn't be driving a car period.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.


I know that is why I am not. right now. my friend that lives with us went out and got the mail. Boy I am sooo hot need a fan... hey I am going to bed. the pain is so bad. can't think. hurt. hot sick to stomach

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
For now I'd suggest Tylenol and not aspirin
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

chippper I hurt in my chest. Its really bad heart burn. Also nose pain. Asthma is acting up.And nose bleeding

I wish i get these pills gone i even have night sweats.. I have ear infection because my ear is sore. And hot. Now its got pus. Vvery bad headachs. I feel so vad.

 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
BBSB==which pills and you can't get them?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Chipper all my infection pills. Doxycycline and rifampin. I am jus having really bad side effects. Thats all.and steriods.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
How long have you been on the antibiotics?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Remember these are the new ones.11 21 2013

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Change of subject--what are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Billy bob will be home. I hope all these side effectsvwill ge gone.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
I hope so too so you can enjoy the holidays
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Hows my scruffy. Do u have enough dog food

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Scruffy's fine--I just have to remeber not to confuse the dog food with the cat food
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thats funny. Dr chip. Thank u so much for loving and caring about me.what are u doing for thanksgiving.. I am going to have to look up side effects for those meds. I am still having a fever. Cold and hot sweats.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Dinner with friends and probably a movie
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Dr. Thats great. U dont know these drugs at all.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Yes--what are the side effects you're experiencing?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Itching sone bleeding. Diarrhea reflux stomach pain.hot sweats and cold sweats.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Mostly it's the diarrhea and stomach pain then.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Yes and my nose still sticking. Bleeding pain.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
That wouldn't be from the meds
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Just I have to wait.it out. Then I will let u go. Hey I havent been in tree for awahile. No panic.itsnt that great. Love u .bbsb.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Have a great turkey day BBSB if I don't hear from you before that
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Hey Dr. chipper,


My ent just put me on budsonide 0.25 I have to mix it with my netipot


and rinse my nose out. I am still bleeding. I am still really sick.


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Sick how BBSB?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Silly my nose still. Staff and viral meningitis. My ent is trying everything.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Do they think you're over the meningitis?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

No he dosent he took another sample. He just overwhelmed.if it dosent clear with this then I have no choice. But hospital. Staff is worse.I am so sick.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
OK--hopefully you'll be able to hang in and not need the hospital. How was Thanksgiving?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Doc I am so tired of being sick. Why cant I get well. How was ur turkey day.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Mine was great. Wish I could just wave a magic wand and make you all well
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Ilove u so much. Take care of my scruffy.Innocent

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Always, BBSB
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

chipper I have both eyes almost shut. they are swelled. I do have frver. it's 103 low grade.I have a headache. hands swelled. cold sweats.feel really bad. I just woke up.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
BBSB--I was off--get back to me in about three hours
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


hey chipper when I get up in the middle of the night and write to u. its because billybob is gone, and I know when u come on u will be there. because there is no one else that cares even that family that family that lives here. with me. I am just sick. I just wanted comfort.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
What's going on with your eyes?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


not sure I think its the antibonics. my eyes are still really blurry

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Any redness or itching in your eyes?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


yes this happen right before I had my doctor appt. with my nose. headach is very bad.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Can you get your eyes looked at?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


I still have some drops Icant drive like this. chipper send box please.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
OK BBSB if the drops have been used before and are somewhat old you shouldn't use them again. Keep me posted
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I got the eye drops before this thanksgiving .

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 9 months ago.
Then that'll be OK
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Chipper my dad had a heart attack. he is in the hospital we don't know anything yet. They are going do a test on him. mom doesn't want to me come home. She has my brother.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Sorry to hear that BBSB When did id happen?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


last night. Mom called us this morning.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
So he's stable and awake?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

 




yes. But he has had heart trouble before. Doesn't look good.


.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Why do you say it doesn't look good?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


that is what mom said. The doctors said. These people won't give anymore info then that

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Well, probably your mom thinks it doesn't look good because doctors don't use those words
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


yes I k


 


now. Mom is like that they will run test tomorrow cathzation.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
That's pretty standard and he might need a stent or two
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

 




probably.see ya.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Let me know how he does BBSB
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


how is scruffy doing. Yes my nose is still in pain.i am still bleeding.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Scruffy's fine. When do you see the ENT again?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.


I don't. Have the money. I have to pay over 300. A visit.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
You're through with the antibiotics?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

yes finally. about a week. I weigh so much because of the steroids. He did give me another week of it.

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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
BBSB--I have to be off for about three hours so get back to me then
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

ok.

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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Don't post any more until then
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

chipper dad had a massive heart attack. they did surgery put in 3 stents and he had a blood clot. he might get out week.of the hospital

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Didn't understand that last part BBSB
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

doc all I was saying dad might be out of hospital next week

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Well that isn't an unusual amount of time to be in the hospital after that kind of surgery. Actually that's good news
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

I am glad u think so.

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because I just want him home. but mom don't want me to come and see him. thank ok. well chipper I am going to bed.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Later then BBSB
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

chipper I gave u a bonus. I love u so much. thank u for always being there.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 months ago.
Love you too BBSB
Customer: replied 3 months ago.

Dr chipper I a


 


they leaving ja. I have wegeners granutosis
they are haveing to take my blood out. I came in Parkview hospital with lung failure. Love u so much. I am scared.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
Talk to me BBSB
Customer: replied 3 months ago.


Dr I am very sick wegeners disease that is all.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
How are they treating it?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.


takings my old blood killing my bad cells kinda of like dylisis. But different 2of my finger are black.left hand.cant get up can't believe I am tired

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
How's Billybob?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.


tore up afraid. I will die.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
What have your doctors said?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.


no hope they are also killing by bone marrow.lungs are bleeding.i at Parkview hospital in fort Wayne IND.room 3102

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
So very sorry to hear this BBSB
Customer: replied 3 months ago.

maybe we will keep this and bill bob will lets u know love u

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 months ago.
Love you guys too and keep me up to date

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