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Many and varied.: Depending on which hemophilia (bleeding disorder) you deal with, treatments can vary. Fresh frozen plasma or FFP has factors 8 and 9 but needs plasma exchange at the hospital. Factor 8 and 9 concentrates can be given by injection at home. Cryoprecipitate has factor 8, vwf and fibrinogen, but may need several bags and is usually done for infants and small children. Aspirin is to be avoided. ...Read more
Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read more
Candidiasis: I presume you are pertaining to vaginal candidiasis. If it is, there are oral and topical medications that can be used for the condition. Oral medications are usually single dose treatments. They are however, metabolized in the liver. One of its side effects may be liver toxicity. Absorption is also a factor which may limit its effectivity. Vaginal creams can be messy to some people. ...Read more
Several: Melanoma is almost always treated with surgery first; the amount of surgery depends on the clark level (how deep it is), which is measured in millimeter fractions. A sentinel lymph node (first lymph node to respond) is sometimes removed; chemotherapy and targeted molecular therapies are used in certain circumstances. ...Read more
For which pain?: Can't accurately answer the question without knowing which pain state we are talking about. There are good and bad therapeutic options for all chronic issues but we have to know the specifics and region in question. Get us those details and we will be more than happy to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more
Few available: Treatment for this inherited disease of alpha-galactosidase deficiency is an enzyme infusion available from two sources at a very expensive cost. This is not a cure but will attentuate the symptoms and allow a mostly normal lifestyle. ...Read more
Advantages: Sorry, there are no disadvantages for treating eczema. See your doctor for appropriate topical and oral therapy. Also, allergy testing can help because food and pollens (indoor and outdoor) can cause or flare eczema. ...Read more
Body lice: Three types of lice can infect humans. Head lice live on the scalp and hair, and infect mostly children. Pubic lice, live on the pubic hairs, and are sexually transmitted. Body lice, live in the clothing, and are almost always in homeless people, with poor hygiene, who never bathe or wash their clothing. All the lice bite and cause itching and sores. All lice can be treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends on fracture:
Forearm fractures that are not displaced can typically be treated
in a cast for 6-8 weeks. Fractures in childreen where there is
displacement can be reduced and still treated in a cast.
Forearm fractures in adults with displacement typically require
surgical fixation with plates and screws to align the bone and
get the best results. ...Read more
Depends on which!: Most bacterial infections must be treated with antibiotics -- your doctor chooses which antibiotic to use based on which bacterial infection it is, where it is, how bad the infection is, and the antibiotic resistance patterns in your area. Antibiotics can sometimes cause allergic reactions or side effects (i.e., vomiting, diarrhea, yeast infection), so only use them when there's bacterial infection. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal (called partial nephrectomy) is recommended. The majority is treated minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic/robotic-assisted surgery with advantage of faster recovery and decrease pain compare with open surgery. Cancer spread from kidney may be treated with chemotherapy. ...Read more
Too broad: Too broad of question. Please let us know what type of arrhythmia and the treatment recommended and perhaps we can answer you better. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?
Dry air: Ttreatments involve moisturization like nasal saline spray. Another product, nasal saline gel may work better. Ponaris nasal emollient may help. Really no disadvantages other than possible bad taste or cost of meds. Also try humidifier. Avoid source of dry air if possible. Dont use a dehumidifier in home. Try to use less heat during winter. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?
Probably none needed: If born this way, there probably is nothing that absolutely needs to be done because of an absent pulmonic valve per se. The valve adds to efficient function of the "right" (vs. Left) sided heart chambers, but the heart may compensate by itself. Any active intervention may be fraught with more risk than benefit, but consulting a pediatric cardiologist is prudent to confirm this & get best advice. ...Read more
It depends: Every contraceptive has advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on your physical condition, preferences and risk factors. Why not do some research on a web site such as familydoctor.org, which has a good handout on this issue, and then discuss the pros and cons with a doctor who might prescribe contraceptives to you? ...Read more
Epiduo has two medications in it. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to using Epiduo, compared to buying the two separate medications to use?
Effort, doses, price: epiduo is ready to use but copay can be high, using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide separately will require some effort, not sure if you can achieve the same recipe or make it worth the effort, talk to your doc about other options, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more
Never hear of it!: I would not recommend you to take something so strange which is not known to regular oncologists. There is no sense getting into substandard medications for cancer treatment. Ask your oncologist to guide you. ...Read more
Universal donor: The advantage is that you are a universal donor- which means you can donate your blood and the blood can be used and be given to people with different type of blood group. Which means you can do a lot of good karma. The disadvantage is that if you ever need packed red blood cell transfusion-you should only get a type o blood, which unfortunately -is not very common. ...Read more
I have to self catheterise using a size 16 would there be any advantage or disadvantage using a larger size catheter?
Sir I Want To Know About Spider Bite Deep Information's It Is Advantage Or Disadvantage Then What About The Spider Man Movie?
Spiders don't bite: Of all the hundreds of cases I have seen where a patient reported a spider bite- on further questioning there was no actual spider seen biting the patient. Usually a carbuncle or bad folliculitis is mistaken for a spider bite. These are often MRSA or Staph infections that are localized. Good news is that they are treatable. The bad news is we cannot be like Spider-Man. Sorry to say! ...Read more
ok, so I have been told that excitement is a form of stress, is this true? and if so could you use different (negative) stresses to your advantage?
Essentially, yes: In the manner of speaking that when we discuss stress, we're talking on a hormonal level. 'Excitement' could cause an increase in cortisol/epinephrine levels causing a variety of physiological/body changes... some good, some bad. A little bit of excitement may keep us 'sharp' and 'focused' but a great deal of stressful exposure would be negative. So, everything in moderation! ...Read more
Yes, but...: Opiate medicines such as hydrocodone come as proprietary preparations, some elixers, some tablets. For a cough, and it has been shown many times that opiates work on the central nervous system to reduce coughing reflex, are sometimes mixed with Acetaminophen (linked with liver toxicity) and sometimes with other "cold" remedies. These are seriously addictive meds and should be used very sparingly. ...Read more
Are there any advantages of seeing a neuroendocrinologist over an endocrinologist or neurologist, and how is their training different?
Depends on problem: A neuroendocrinologist would be a neurologist taking one or two years of fellowship training in endocrinology or an endocrinologist taking one or two years of training in neurology. Typically that type of specialist would be found in your larger academic or teaching hospitals. I don't know which specialist would benefit you most unless you tell me the exact problem you are having. ...Read more
Very broad question.: As compared to what? Some individuals, although very uncommon, have acrylic allergies. Metal bases are stronger and thinner, but less easily adjusted if they cause any irritations or sores. Nylon bases are more flexible and cannot be added to or adjusted easily. Implant supported teeth are the best option. Discuss treatment options with your own dentist who knows you and your case best! ...Read more