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is there a cure for poliosis

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Poliosis: In this congenital absence of melanin (color) in hair on head, eyebrows & eyelashes, there is no cure.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tarleton
54 years experience in Family Medicine
Camouflage: There are genetic and genetic forms of poliosis that may be identified to etiology. These are typically esoteric and camouflage is treatment for mos ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Drugs like prostaglandin f2α analogs, Cyclosporine and Chloroquine have in the past caused poliosis in some people. The cases in which the above cite ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Good Luck: with your research. I too would have to research this question and I'm not taking any classes at this point. You have the benefit of the Internet. Wh ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Treatment: Not truly a cure but rather very good treatments. The best person to discuss this with is a rheumatologist and/or dermatologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.n ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Smith
70 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There is no cure for scoliosis in most instances. The majority of scoliosis is mild, and has no long term consequences in terms of general health, ba ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Although there is no cure for polymyositis, treatment can improve muscle strength and function. The earlier treatment is started the better the outcom ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
No: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Cure possible: Cure depends on multiple factors.When detected, drs start antibiotics known effective in killing many suspected germs.Abx choice is improved by result ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. There are strategies to control the rash but not necessarily cure it. Topical steroids are often used as well as ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Shingles is an infection from the chickenpox virus (herpes zoster) which erupts on a specific layer of the skin (termed a dematome). You can decrease ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
How is it diagnosed?: Some people can have sharp shooting pains in different nerves or muscle spasms as a result of nerve compression or previous surgery or invasive proced ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Moyamoya: Treatment is surgical. Consult a neuro-surgeon for details.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
No cure,remission: There is no cure per se for spondyloarthropathy, but there is excellent treatment and some treatments can lead to remission. My wife has a spondyloart ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe: Alopecia just means loss of hair. Some types can be treated; i would see your dermatologist about it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: There is no cure for emphysema, once the damage is done it is not reversible, the only "cure" in late stage emphysema is lung transplant.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Once established the disease is progressive regardless of treatment. Symptoms can be alleviated with medications; progression can be slowed by smoking ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not yet: But if smoking is stopped. Disease progression and exacerbation s will be significantly decreased. Well being will increase.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Anisocoria: Difference in size of pupils is seen in 20% population, most are asymptomatic. If there is underlying neurologic problem to cause it, that needs to be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Bone marrow trnsplnt: The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation, either from umbilical cord blood stem cells or from donor bone marrow stem cell ... Read More
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon location of sarcoma.Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy will be helpful to cure/control sarcoma.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Sadly, No: There are treatments (medications) for some of the symptoms. It is also a significant area of research with emerging new treatments every year. Hopefu ... Read More
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