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alternative treatments for guillain barre syndrome

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
IVIG: Recent evidence supports use of ivig if disease is evolving rapidly toward total paralysis. Benefit is similar to plasmapheresis but better tolerated ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Treatment of guillain-barré syndrome may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy. A respirator may be used if th ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and t ... Read More
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Dr. Marion Dunn
42 years experience Psychiatry
Guillain-Barre: Hello, yes both can help with this disorder. There is a tendency for many to limit their outings and become housetied. Make friends who encourage yo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not. : Gbs treatment with 5 days of ivig is standard. Plasmapheresis, when used, is generally 4-6 treatments. Your doctor/neurologist knows what's right for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Too hard to say: It's very complicated - you'll have to check with your neurologist. In the meanwhile, http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17290096.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
Not chronic/ CIDP: Cidp, the chronic relapsing form of guillain-barre syndrome, requires relapses or worsening symptoms after the initial attack. Experiencing sensory lo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
See below: Any large teaching or community hospital can treat a patient with gbs if they offer the following capabilities: neurologic consultation 7 days/week, a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
GBS treatment : Treatment includes plasmapharesis and IV immunoglobulin therapy
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Paresthesias/weak: Guillain-barre can progress very fast but usually starts with strange sensations in the extremities and then weakness that also starts from the extrem ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Most patients with Guillain Barre are very sick and need to be Hospitalisd

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