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How can I treat temporal arteritis?

How can I treat temporal arteritis?

Steroids : If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently. A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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What can I do for temporal arteritis?

What can I do for temporal arteritis?

Steroids: Steroids, most commonly, prednisone, are the only generally accepted treatment for the symptoms of ta. Other medications have been used with varying and mostly disappointing results. ...Read more

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How can I treat polymyalgia rheumatica?

How can I treat polymyalgia rheumatica?

Prednisone plus....?: Prednisone is the tried and true remedy for this condition. Sometimes other arthritis medications are helpful too. Speak to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can I treat headaches?

How can I treat headaches?

Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis.There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all.A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnostic exam by your osteopathic physician along with any recommended testing should help define cause & thus treatment.For many causes, incl chronic pain, treatment may be meds, lifestyle changes or something as simple as in-office osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How can I treat the headache?

How can I treat the headache?

Ha: There are many different types and causes of headache. This is too vague a question to give you good solid answers. But if a mild headache, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as recommended by dosing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

Temporal lobe epi: Many people with temporal lobe epilepsy have partial onset seizures or complex partial seizures. Many people with this condition can be successfully treated with medication, such as lamotrigine or levetiracetam. People who cannot be treated well with medication may find it possible to obtain relief with epilepsy surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

Depends: Based on size and symptoms, treatment is either observation or intervention, which can be ligation or resection. Discuss your options with your doctor or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

Non-standard answer: Cluster headaches are traditionally difficult to treat.Many of the migraine treatments are ineffective and opiates may be of only modest benefit.A less traditional treatment, neuroprolotherapy, has shown some promise.It appears to calm the nerves down & cut pain during episodes.Still, it doesn't prevent recurrences.Nutrition may be a factor.Naturopath may be helpful in decreasing recurrences. ...Read more

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Can esephalitis be cured? How can I know how serious it is?

Can esephalitis be cured? How can I know how serious it is?

Brain inflammation: Encephalitis is an acute, life-threatening emergency, which requires prompt management. Treatment usually involves provision of empiric antibiotics and support of cardiorespiratory status and treatment of seizures. The clinical severity of encephalitis may be suggested by the symptoms of altered consciousness, lethargy, seizures, loss of balance, and focal neurologic findings. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral, rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma , skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

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What if predisones doesn't help for temporal arteritis?

What if predisones doesn't help for temporal arteritis?

Rare: Prednisone is veryy effective, and the3 dosge can be manipulated to reduce the inflammatory process. In the RARE case it does not work, several other antimetabolite medications are available ...Read more

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How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

Find the cause: There are literally hundreds of different causes of anemia. You need to work with your physician to find the underlying cause and address it. Any licensed physician can do an anemia workup. FInding and treating the cause of vertigo is more difficult; more physicians can do the maneuver to identify positional vertigo. Be proactive and insist on getting a real diagnosis for both. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye infections?

How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

Hyperemia: is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: there is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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How can i treat cuffitis?

Question unclear: I am not sure what you are referring to. Please clarify and we can help you! ...Read more

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How can I treat epistaxis?

How can I treat epistaxis?

Some ideas: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/nosebleeds/article_em.htm

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How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: Depends on the underlying cause. You need to see an ophthalmologist for a work-up to determine why the optic nerve is swollen. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) (Definition)

An inflammation of the arteries in the head, resulting in headaches, fever, scalp pain, jaw pain, and loss of vision. ...Read more