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what is the best treatment for flaccid paralysis

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience in Neurosurgery
Need detail: Your question can not be answered without knowing what is paralyses, how long the problem exists and what caused it. In general physical therapy can h ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Loose and floppy: Flaccid describes very low tone with limbs that are loose and floppy. Spastic describes stiff and tight limbs that can have painful spasms. Paralysi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Lots of PT.: Erb-duchenne paralysis, or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (bpp), usually is treated with extensive physical therapy (including a home regimen) and som ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Izenberg
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: Antibiotics, and sometimes steroids for the short term.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Appropriate care: Most patients with quadriplegia were either born with brain injury or acquired it due to injury or infection. Once the injury occurs, there is little ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Sleep paralysis is: A normal part of sleep. During rem (dream) sleep, it's what keeps is in bed so we don't hurt ourselves. If you are referring to nightmares, this can b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rommen
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Leave it alone: Most patients with a hemi-diaphragm paralysis do not have symptoms and therefore don't need treatment. If you start to develop pain with breathing (us ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Paraplegia means weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Paraplegia can be caused by injuries to the spinal cord caused by trauma , infections ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No one knows: There are many treatments available, but what is best depends on the age, the severity of the cp, the cause of it, the impairments present.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
57 years experience in Neurology
Tics are benign: Tics can be benign habitual mannerisms; and there are hereditary tics like in gilles e la tourette syndrome. In some people tics subside spontaneously ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Neosynephrine/surger: Treatment depends upon type of priapism. More common is ischemic priapism due to blood trapped in penis. Aspirate, blood will be dark and then inject ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medicatio ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Botox: Botox is now the standard entry level treatment - paralyzing the muscles of eyelid closure and allowing vision. There is surgery if this fails to wor ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Physiotherapy: Current recommendations is massage and physiotherapy. Better to be seen by a neurologist and ophthalmology too to rule out neuro causes and opthal s ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Depression: Identifying and removing the problem is the best way to treat it. Psychological approach is one of the conventional ways of treatment. Medication is u ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: The goal of treatment is to control symptoms while the infection runs its course. People with severe cases may need lifesaving measures, especially br ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Neuropraxia is a description of a type of nerve injury in which the outer covering of the nerve called myelin is damaged which causes a delay in nerve ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: See ENT doc ASAP.

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