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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Bullous Pemphigoid

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How to treat bullous pemphigoid from bacteria?

How to treat bullous pemphigoid from bacteria?

Bullous pemphigoid: This is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, in which there is formation of blisters, known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers epidermis and dermis. It is classified as a type ii hypersensitivity reaction. It is not caused by bacteria, but there is always the possibility of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid: Walter Lever described it in 1965. See: http://www.nature.com/milestones/skinbio3/full/skinbio20082a.html ...Read more

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Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? ( see pics).

Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? ( see pics).

See a dermatologist: Promethazine (phenergan) is of no use for bullous pemphigoid and will do nothing except sedate you. "Rash popping up all over" is too vague a description for any opinion. BP is very serious. How was the diagnosis established? Have you been exposed to other meds? You need immediate attention not available on line. Be sure the DR understands it is URGENT when you call. ...Read more

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I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?

I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?

Low Plt: Your medication list doesn't have the common medications that cause low Plts. SLE is a common cause. Therapy for low plts is determining cause and treating the same. Would talk to your Rheumatologist and determine how low are the numbers and not all low numbers needs therapy. A blood specialist can look at your blood smear slide and offer a great input. But remember not all number need therapy. ...Read more

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What is bullous pemphigoid and what is the treatment? Is this life threatening?

What is bullous pemphigoid and what is the treatment?  Is this life threatening?

Autoimmune disorde: BP is likely an autoimmune disorder and can be dangerous depending on the type you have. You need to seek attention from a rheumatologist and appropriate surgeon if diagnosis hasn't been made for biopsy. Many people need to take medications for this ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bullous pemphigoid?

What is the treatment for bullous pemphigoid?

Complicated: When bullous pemphigoid involves the eye structures, systemic immune drugs are given. Locally, eye structures may need placental tissue or similar graft material to replace scarred eye tissue. This can be very severe! ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more