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See Medically necessary.

ne·ces·sar·y

(nes'ĕ-sar-ē)
Requisite or essential.
[L. necessarius]

necessary,

n/adj anything indispensable or useful for the sustenance of life, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
necessary contracts of infants (minors),
n things suitable to each child according to the child's circumstances.
necessary treatment,
n a dental procedure or service determined by a dental professional to be necessary to establish or maintain a patient's oral health. Such determinations are based on the professional diagnostic judgment of the dental professional and the standards of care that prevail in the professional community.

Patient discussion about necessary

Q. Is it really necessary to take antibiotic the whole week? Three days ago my 10 years-old son had a sore throat, after a very short examination the doctor said my son has pharyngitis and that he has to take antibiotics for ten days. He took it for two days and now he no long has any sore throat- Why does he have to take the antibiotic for so long? I don’t want him to take too many medications…

A. In order to prevent the complications that the simple sore throat may have in the future, it’s very important to take the medication the whole 10 days. Even though it seems it’s no longer necessary- it is.

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. tender protuding lymph node lump rt. arm pit aprox. 1/2" dia. any concerns or recommend treatment necessary?

A. lymph nodes can flare up any time you get infected in the armpit and all the area that it drains. i had it several times and it went away in the same manner that it came. i think that sometimes it caused because of a blockade done by deodorant. so i try to use this Chinese salt stone that doesn't contain aluminum.

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