Generic Name: ESTRADIOL SEMIWEEKLY - TRANSDERMAL Pronounced: (ES-tra-DYE-ol) Vivelle-Dot TD Precautions
Before using estradiol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
certain cancers (such as breast cancer, cancer of the
heart disease (such as heart attack)
family medical history (especially breast lumps, cancer,
blood clots, angioedema)
blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S
high blood pressure
high cholesterol/triglyceride levels
Alternative Names Acute intermittent porphyria; Hereditary coproporphyria; Congenital erythropoietic porphyria; Erythropoietic protoporphyria Symptoms Porphyrias involve three major symptoms: Abdominal pain or cramping (only in some forms of the disease) Light sensitivity causing rashes , blistering, and scarring of the skin (photodermatitis) Problems with the nervous system and muscles ( seizures , mental disturbances, nerve damage) Attacks can occur suddenly, usually with severe abdominal pain followed by vomiting and constipation. Being out in the sun can cause pain, sensations of heat, blistering , and skin redness and swelling. Blisters heal slowly, often with scarring or skin color changes. They may be disfiguring. Urine may turn red or brown after an attack. Other symptoms may include: Muscle pain Muscle weakness or paralysis Numbness or tingling Pain in the arms or legs Pain in the back Personality changes Attacks can sometimes be life threatening, producing: Low blood pressure Severe electrolyte ...
Skin redness or inflammation; Skin lesion; Rubor; Skin rash; Erythema
Identify and then stay away from products that irritate your skin. If allergies are suspected, your doctor may want to consider skin testing.
Receive appropriate vaccines for childhood illnesses, like the varicella vaccine for chickenpox and MMR immunization (a combination vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella).
Get strep throat treated right away to prevent scarlet fever.
Wash your hands frequently to prevent spreading viruses like roseola, hand-foot-mouth disease, and fifth disease.
Learn relaxation methods like yoga, meditation, or tai chi. Stress aggravates many rashes, including eczema , psoriasis , and seborrheic dermatitis .
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