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Prilosec isn’t for this. Try Yogurt or acidofilus caps or pills.
I think sammygol is making a mistake. I did a net search for Gentamycin otic. I couldn’t find any such drug in this country. I did find it for pets and in the country of Canada. What is commonly done is that clinicians prescribe Gentamycin eye drops for the ear. My instructor said -you can use opthalmic drops in the ear, but not vice-versa, because otic gtts. aren’t sterile.
Med. Prof.- Don’t prescribe ABx unless there is a clear cut bacterial infection acc. to the guidelines. Patients don’t ask for antibiotics unless you have a clear cut bacterial infection. ABx aren’t for sore throat unless you have a PROVEN Strep. infection. (Or other rare illnesses.) A lot of clinicians are intimidated to give an antibiotic because they are afraid they will lose business to someone else.
Why must you answer a question with a question? Describe the rash, when it started, what makes it worse/ better. Do you wash dishes? How often do you shower? How hot is the water? What kind of detergent, soap, shampoo, do you use? What part of the hand/s is it? What meds/creams have you tried? How long have you had it? Does it come and go or is it constant? Any other symptoms on your body, not just rashes, anything? If you answer this I will try and figure out what is going on.
To NY mom,
I said- milk allergy is not that common. This statement you commented negatively on. I never said- milk isn’t one of the most common allergic food items. Don’t confuse the two statements, they aren’t the same!
How do you know it’s an allergy?
I personally didn’t do a study on milk allergy, but I wouldn’t call experience as a mother a study either. The medical literature says Milk allergy in infants and young children is about 2% -I don’t call this common. Also, older children & adults it’s <1%.October 15, 2009 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm in reply to: Looking for Info about Lakewood Girls’ Elementary Schools #664072
Did you ever have a kid there? If not, how do you know size makes a difference?
I never said it’s bad to give juice. Also, it seems that the companies are trying to capitalize on this new trend of no milk to kids by adding calcium to juices. Also, true milk allergy isn’t that common.
Why don’t you re-read my post- especially the last line.
apparently the Rav cared enough when he gave permission to spill out the hootch. case closed!
To anon. for this,
I give you credit for only doing this diet due to disease. I googled gluten free diet -fad and within 30 seconds I found this article from the USA today – “By Kim Painter, USA TODAY
Meet the latest dietary bad boy: gluten.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It causes some people serious health problems. But those people don’t seem to be the only ones buying the gluten-free beer and brownies suddenly for sale everywhere. Consider:
“There is a fad aspect,” says Kupper, who also is a registered dietitian. (Both Kupper and Sandquist have celiac disease.)
What can possibly be behind a fad that has college kids giving up pizza and bagels?
“If you say ‘Gluten and I do not agree,’ you may be right,” Fasano says.
But many gluten shunners may have no real trouble with gluten, Sandquist says. Instead, they feel better because they consume fewer fast and processed foods, which tend to contain gluten. “They are eating more fruits and vegetables,” she says, which is a good thing.
Another good thing: The trend has produced more gluten-free versions of foods the truly intolerant would otherwise have to give up.
But there are downsides:
Dietitians increasingly advise true sufferers to limit such substitutes and instead follow a “naturally gluten-free diet,” Kupper says.”
This article is exactly what I’m talking about. Also, I would NOT recommend this diet for IBS. IBS should probably be treated with anti-anxiety agents such as SSRI’s, psychotherapy and Acidofilus. There are also new meds on the market for certain types of IBS.
What’s wrong with drinking milk? They shouldn’t drink juice as their main drink.
Since when is it your job? Isn’t there the Rov, President, Gabboyim? How come you were the only one who cared?
re-read the post. It clearly says with the Rav’s permission. YW Moderator
I think the gluten- free diets are just another fad like the Atkins diet. This doesn’t mean that there are no purposes for these diets, just most people who do it are doing it for the fad. Even the antibodies against gluten doesn’t make the diagnosis, you actually need a small bowel biopsy. Just most clinicians will tell you -go on the diet if you have the antibodies because most people aren’t going for a biopsy. I haven’t seen any articles that say that IBS and Celiac disease are related. If you have any Journal articles (real science) please post. Most people believe that IBS is a psychological disorder. The latest research in IBS- postulates that it might be caused by bacterial overgrowth in the gut, but this has not yet been proven.
Actually, hard candy is not that bad for your teeth. Anything that sticks to your teeth -it could be candy or even raisins is very bad. I don’t recommend giving candy to kids on a regular basis, but once in awhile it’s not that bad. Cake/cookies is worse.
These last two stories are hard to believe, but if they are true- a bunch of people should go to the Rov and figure out what Takonos to make to prevent this from happening again. And these rules should apply not just on Purim or Simchas Torah, but anytime there would be drinking in Shul, eg. a Kiddush. Just a fuuny story -a few years ago- at the end of Simchas Torah, I was talking to a teenager I know. His drunk friend mixed in and we started exchanging words and then I called him a girl. Apparently, this was more than he could tolerate and he tried to hit me. I grabbed him and we both went flying into the door- I ended up with my hands around his neck. Then half the shul broke it up. Afterwards, he was putting his head down on a shtender. He must have had a whopping hangover the next day. We didn’t need to make any Takonos, because even if people in our shul get high or drunk, no one ever dared act differently than anyone else. This teenage drunk just showed up at the end of Yom Tov, neither him or his father daven by us. I guess in his drunken stupor he lost his way home and decided to pay us a visit.
I’m not going into the debate whether you should drink Purim or S.T. or any other time. But what I would like to say is this, if someone does abuse their alcohol, they should get medical help right away. If the person can’t be woken up by yelling, try pinching shoulder or ear, rubbing chest bone (sternum), or touching eyeball. If there still is no response -call EMS and check breathing & circulation. Make sure they are transported to the ER. No medical personnel on the scene should release an alcoholic patient that definitely was unconscious -they must be transported. I’ve once heard a story that frum medical personnel didn’t transport or held off transporting such a case due to possible chillul Hashem. Be frum on your own cheshbon, not on somebody elses’, especially since this could be a matter of life and death!
One good thing -Simchas Torah is good for business if you are a podiatrist.
Technically, you are correct, but in a place like a shul, not their hall, if they go to the trouble of purchasing an AED they should at least have some people who are constantly there who are trained. Most shuls have regulars, they should make sure some of these are trained, otherwise having an AED will most of the time be defeating it’s purpose.
I’m not sure you got my point- you said -“Every shul (and every place where people gather) should have at least one AED.” While not to disagree with this statement, it should be clarified. You should put AED’s in places where there are at least one or two people trained in CPR and AED. It doesn’t matter whether they are docs or just trained laymen. You shouldn’t put them in Shuls without having trained people around. And just because a lot of docs are up and current in CPR, a lot aren’t.
Actually, I would be amazed at how many. In my small shul, I’m the only one that knows anything about medicine and first aid. It probably varies greatly from shul to shul and neighboorhood to neighboorhood. Btw, just because you are a doc doesn’t mean you are up on CPR and other emergency measures. A guy could be a Psychiatrist and never have to deal with emergencies in his office. A layman who is trained would do a better job than this guy -in a cardiac arrest.
It’s true an AED is something they don’t need because they will never train even a few people in its’ use. And don’t tell me you can use it without training, I know people in the medical field (not me) who have gotten shocked by accident and it was no picnic. (Not necessarily with an AED, but the same idea.)
What you say isn’t that complicated is- I first have to find out the name of the yeshiva and then I have to find out the guy in charge and then I have to tell him the problem. Actually giving a course isn’t that complicated. People sign up -you order materials, equip. etc… You get a location and pay the fee. The yeshiva has to get the people to sign up and collect fees. Their job is harder than mine. I could do most of this online, which is quicker than using a phone nowadays anyway, especially with all the answering machines. Even cell phones have voice mail.
Sorry to inform you, but it’s not a hoax. You definitely can pick it up that way. The disease isn’t very common anyway. My advice is not to buy old dusty cans that have been laying around a long time and wash your cans before opening. Even though it’s not in my micro book, I remember my professor clearly stating this. He is an old and respected prof.
I like the way you judge me up the day after Y”K! Maybe I’ve had past experience dealing with yeshivas. That’s why I asked you if you asked your son’s yeshiva if they ever got trained in different safety courses. I have a friend who collapsed in a yeshiva and no-one knew what to do. He is now permanetly brain damaged. I wasn’t there so I can’t tell you for sure that his demise was due to lack of first response, but that is my assumption based on statistics. I subsequently contacted the people in charge and offered courses. I got such a run around, it wasn’t even worth the effort to offer them in the first place. I didn’t offer them because of my friend- unfortunately this place has had quite a few sudden deaths and they still weren’t interested.September 29, 2009 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm in reply to: Looking for Info about Lakewood Girls’ Elementary Schools #664070
There is a limit to how many per class- who cares how big the school is? And there isn’t a principal with the experience as Mrs. Epstein. She might be a little harder to get to, but eventually she will deal with your problem if you have one.
Being the pessimist that I am, I think it’s a waste of time. If I thought for a second that they might respond positively- I would ask them if they and their students want to take CPR, First Aid and Fire safety courses. Why don’t you call your son’s yeshiva and ask them how many staff and students are trained in safety? And if most of them aren’t, arrange for them to be trained.September 27, 2009 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm in reply to: Looking for Info about Lakewood Girls’ Elementary Schools #664068
If you’ve been living here that long, you should know about all the schools. Like I said why don’t you try Bais Faiga? It’s an all around school. Unless you are chassidish, then maybe Bais Faiga isn’t such a good idea.September 27, 2009 4:06 am at 4:06 am in reply to: Looking for Info about Lakewood Girls’ Elementary Schools #664066
Most start with primary. If you haven’t been living in Lakewood that long and therefore don’t know all the shmutz -just stick to Bais Faiga. It is the only one that has kids from all the different spectrums.
The hanhalah sees it a lot more than me. I just drive by once in awhile. If they cared they would stop it. Also, you are a parent in that yeshiva -I’m not. Your threat they took seriously because you would be the one suing. They wouldn’t take me seriously -I have nothing over them. Also, the parents probably know about it -why don’t they do something?
EDITED It was to make a point -that kids are the responsibilty of the parents- adults aren’t. Someone should stop these kids/teenagers from playing in the street before someone gets hurt!
Again…No personal questions.
Of course they weren’t taught right. These are teenage yeshiva bochurim. They aren’t drug addicted drop outs who ended up with the wrong crowd. They do everything that’s expected of them. Obviously, safety was never instilled in them. I can’t even understand how you could blame the kids instead of the parents? It might also be the Hanhalahs fault, but the parents are ultimately responsible for raising their kids.
Touro right? Don’t take them too seriously.
You are not supposed to enjoy life when you are in school. Also, don’t do what I do -I’m supposed to be studying for a test and instead I’m blogging on YWN.
You are only correct if the child was taught how to do it correctly the first time. And then the parent has to make sure the child practices it correctly. Recently, a yeshiva near me- the bochurim started eating across the street from their bais medrash. Not only do they cross with jay walking in front of me while I’m driving, now a lot are playing ball or other things in the street. This street doesn’t barely even have room for two cars to pass in opposite directions and it’s a two-way street. The thought has crossed my mind to hit one of them to teach them a lesson, but of course I would never do such a thing. These are teenagers, whom obviously were never taught about street safety. Even though most people crawl on this street, so they can stop or slow down in order for these kids to get out of the way, it will only take an un-familiar driver who will be speeding, for a tragedy to occur, chas v’sholom!
Speaking about news stories -see the one about a kid getting hit by a car. I think parents assume kids just know how to cross streets properly. I think kids have to be taught and then watched a few times to make sure they got it down pat.
A certain kollel sells extended-relief Tylenol or aspirin. Or you could buy Kali Tzom -a herbal product made in Israel to prevent fasting sickness. Or, if you are cheap like me you can buy Acetaminophen suppositories (OTC) and use it on Yom Kippur if you have to.
She wasn’t looking for a medical opinion, she was looking for a definition.
It’s a good idea in your case to get a second opinion based on a physical exam, because of the possibility of surgery. Sometimes you need surgery in these types of cases, sometimes you don’t. You can go to Wills eye hospital in Phila.,Pa. They have pretty good pediatric specialtists. Look up contact info online.
There are books and books written on safety in many different areas. If you have a specific question, please post.
To NY mom,
So tell me why won’t people take courses? Because it costs money and they have nothing to show for it? People will spend tons of money on things like houses, cars, etc. but they won’t take a course that could save their one’s life because they won’t get any attention from people about it like their fancy car? Or is there another reason?
You would be right technically, but they are against long skirts because it’s considered modern style. Also they don’t want transparent stockings, they just don’t want colored, but the stockings shouldn’t be see through.
I can see your point on Rabonnim making people more aware. But, if they don’t do it, how about you? You can start with your friends and family -forget strangers on the net. And I don’t think taking a course is the end-all, but I believe it’s the foundation. If you have a solid foundation you can build on it. I really don’t believe you can get a solid foundation by doing your own learning. While you are correct in saying that a lot of safety issues is common sense, people don’t have this sense due to the fact they were never trained to think this way. A course helps people focus on awareness and proper action. For example – You are heating something on the stove (like oil) and it ignites. What do you do? Some people might say (and it does make sense) to leave the house immediately and contact the FD. But, in Fire Safety they say you should try to put it out in one of 3 ways. This is but one example that both options make sense, but that one is more correct than the other!
Every safety issue has been addressed by multiple different orgs. What you are saying regarding the frum community isn’t really accurate. The frum community just has different applications. If you know fire safety -then you can apply it in any situation, eg. Shabbos or Chanukah licht, you don’t need to learn specifically about Chanukah or Pesach. If people would take these courses -they would know how to apply them in many different situations. You can’t make this the responsibility of the Rabonnim, not everything that happens in the frum community is their responsibilty. Maybe the Rabonnim could mention once in awhile to learn safety and take safety courses, but it isn’t their responsibilty any more than it is for them to make sure that you lock your door at night.
To NY mom,
The ARC & AHA offer courses in CPR & first aid. The ARC even gives a course in babysitting safety. There are orgs. that give courses in Fire safety. It’s not enough to read pamphlets, you also need “hands-on”. After you take these courses, then you can refresh your memory with reading. This is called “hishtadlus”.
To Jax & NYmom,
While tapes are a good reminder, there is nothing that takes the place of an official Safety course
If you noticed I tuned it down. I was being harsh because I felt on the defense. Maybe I’m a little paranoid. Also thank you for answering for PM.
Shidduchim took place more often probably, but the standard fashion was in the same way- OUT IN THE STREET. Also, I saw Poskim that say aveilos is D’oraysa, but I don’t recall whom offhand. Who did you see that says it’s D’rabbonon?
Why do you call yourself bemused, when you don’t have a sense of humor? It was a joke. I didn’t read his sefer that well to describe whether it’s full of chumras or not. But they say in every joke there is some truth and this truth is about our generation.
You say -“”Ohmedes L’nahsay” means “of marriageable age”, no indication of inside or outside the house.” I feel I’m going around & around with you. Do you remember my posts where I told you to look up the gemorah in Taanis? The reason a boigeres can wear makeup when she is an aveilah is because she has to look presentable in order to help her get married. There is/was no reason for her to look presentable in her house, she didn’t have an indoor date like some people do nowadays. The gemorrah clearly states that shiduchim took place outdoors. So she is allowed to wear makeup outside. I asked you and that guy Joe to please tell me what kind of issur there would be in wearing makeup- D’oraysa or D’rabbonon? I didn’t get an answer. But let’s say for argument sake it’s a D’oraysa, but since there is such an Inyan to wear makeup it even pushes off the issur D’oraysa of Aveilos. This same Inyan would push off the issur of wearing makeup in the streets. But this is just lomdis, there is no issur and even no reason to be macmir not to wear makeup in the streets!