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    Kidney Biopsy (Renal Biopsy) Conditions

    It will require a general anaesthetic and intravenous antibiotics. What preparation is needed before a kidney biopsy? You will usually have a blood test done shortly before the sample...

    DXA Scan Conditions

    You do not need to do any special preparation prior to a DXA scan. You can normally remain fully clothed, although you will need to avoid or remove clothes with metal in them (for example, zi...

    Bone Scan Conditions

    For a whole body bone scan, you slide very slowly through the whole scanner and the picture is taken continuously. What preparation do I need? Usually very little. Your hospital shoul...

    Premature Ejaculation Conditions

    Take the advice of your GP or pharmacist because there are many preparations advertised in magazines and on the internet, some of which are more effective than others.

    Moisturisers for Eczema (Emollients) Conditions

    Bath additives and shower gels Various emollient preparations come as bath additives and shower gels. These may be considered in people with extensive areas of dry skin.

    Travelling to Remote Locations Conditions

    However, once you're off the plane you may find yourself in a very different environment from the one you're used to. What preparation and advance planning are required? Time spe...

    Jet Lag Conditions

    If this is the case then consider starting the jet lag preparations detailed here 4-5 days prior to travel, rather than only 2-3 days beforehand. How long does jet lag last?

    Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) Conditions

    Possible side-effects vary between different preparations. The most common ones include diarrhoea, feeling sick, being sick (vomiting) and headaches.

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Conditions

    Possible side-effects vary between different preparations. The most common ones include diarrhoea, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting) and headaches.

    Strong Painkillers (Opioids) Conditions

    The slow-release preparation is usually taken once or twice a day, depending on which brand you have been given.

    Piles (Haemorrhoids) Conditions

    Various preparations and brands are commonly used. They do not cure piles. However, they may ease symptoms such as discomfort and itch.

    Endometriosis Conditions

    There are several GnRH analogue preparations which include buserelin , goserelin , nafarelin , leuprorelin and triptorelin. Some preparations are taken as a nasal spray, some are given by ...

    Infective Conjunctivitis Conditions

    Antibiotic preparations These may be prescribed and might be: Eye drops such as chloramphenicol . , Chloramphenicol ophthalmic preparation Conjunctivitis Bacterial conju...

    Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) Conditions

    Desmopressin preparation Postural tachycardia syndrome Fludrocortisone preparation Ivabradine

    Prostate Cancer Conditions

    Prostate specific antigen Cancer of the prostate Prostate cancer Flutamide Goserelin preparation Cyproterone preparation

    Medicines to Keep at Home Conditions

    Antacids Antihistamines Paracetamol Calamine First aid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) Hydrocortisone topical preparation Hydrocortisone creams Anti-inflammatory preparatio...

    Persistent Rhinitis (Sneezing) Conditions

    Ipratropium Nasal allergy Ketotifen eye preparations Rhinitis Perennial rhinitis Azelastine eye preparations Acrivastine Nedocromil sodium eye drops

    Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma Conditions

    Corticosteroid eye preparations Glaucoma Acute glaucoma Closed angle glaucoma Primary angle-closure glaucoma Beta blocker glaucoma preparation

    Addison's Disease Conditions

    Addison's disease Hydrocortisone preparation Adrenal crisis Adrenal insufficiency Fludrocortisone preparation

    Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery Conditions

    The dressings will cover the incisions and should be kept on until the incisions have healed.  What preparation might I need? As you will usually be under a general anaesthetic, ...