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What Are All Of The Options For Treating Strabismus After The Teen Years
Depends: Your options depend on the character of the strabismus, meaning whether it is constant or intermittant and whether it affects one eye or both. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor who will test whether the eyes are capable of working together to fuse images. Depending on the results, the options could include surgical correction, eye exercises or special lenses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great smile: Possible side-effects are: great smile, more normal bite, better oral health, higher self confidence. There are little draw backs as long as you do your part which is to follow instructions. All other possible outcomes should be discussed with you before treatment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Varies: Some women begin having frequent uti's after becoming sexually active. If your symptoms are occuring usually after having sex, a suppressive antibiotic to take when you have sex would be appropriate. If that is not the issue you should see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as teens' meds: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment options for eye cancer? I've been diagnosed with eye cancer, and my doctor recommends removing the eye. Are there any other options? What are their success rates?
It : It depends on the type and extent of the cancer. An additional consideration is your visual status in that eye and the unaffected eye. In general enucleation or removal of the eye is reserved for intraocular cancers that can not be reasonable treated with external beam or plaque radiation. The goal of surgery is to contain the cancer in the eye and ensure it does not spread elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychotherapy: Bullying leave people fearful and with painful beliefs about themselves. Various forms of psychotherapy that help the victim think through these effects and realize that they are neither as helpless as they feel and that what they were told about themselves is false is extremely helpful. ...Read more
What are options for replacing ssris for treatment of depression? They are preventing me from having sex and i believe they may also be the cause of azoospermia. My preference is non-pharma therapy.
Puberty: I am not sure what you mean by "correct" puberty as there can be quite a bit of variation in pubertal progression in both sexes. Good descriptions and other resources concerning puberty can be found at http://www.Healthychildren.Org. Search "stages of puberty" or just "puberty". ...Read more
I see ads about lasik, but what is now the most accurate and the safest type of surgery for nearsightedness?
I've heard that there are new surgeries for correcting my vision and treating my myopia, but which one is the safest? I've had myopia for most of my life, and i'm tired of wearing glasses (contacts don't work for me). What are the latest options to treat
Lasik and PRK: Lasik and prk offer you two excellent surgical choices to correct your nearsightedness. One of these procedures may be better sited for your eye depending on you corneal thickness. Your ophthalmologist should be able to tell you what procedure is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment of rheumatic murmur and if person go for surgery how many chances are there to have a successful surgery?
Need more info: Rheumatic murmur is too broad a topic. An echocardiogram and clinical evaluation are neeed along with symptoms and age. That said, surgery is generally very successful when needed. Generally these can be followed and are not an issu, but over time, ie, years and decades they can be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult strabismus: The cause needs to be analyzed. Is this destabilization of childhood strabismus? Or is this doubling of vision due to trauma, nerve damage, vascular malformation or tumor in the brain? You need to have a neuro-ophthalmologist sort this out and then decide on correction of the cause, or optical correction or surgical options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.
What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?
Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more
Gains outweigh risks: If you are referring to a substance abuse intervention for your teen then the gains probably outweigh the risks. The risks would be your teenager will reject the intervention and use it as an excuse to further escalate their use, run away, or take other risks. However, as a parent and provider you have more leverage than you will have when your teen becomes an adult. Intervene for their sake! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many viruses: There are many, many, many viruses which can cause a cold. Viruses may mutate. Common colds are usually self limited, brief and sxs are not severe. I don't know what on-going research there is, but i suspect that there is probably a desire to provide research for conditions that threaten life or that significantly impair function. ...Read more
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