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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Craniosynostosis

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What is the best treatment for craniosynostosis in a 3 month old?

What is the best treatment for craniosynostosis in a 3 month old?

Separate the bones: With craniosynostosis, the skull bones fused together too soon, causing a strange appearance; and leads to functional problems with the eyes, the jaw, and the brain, depending on the problem's severity. The fused bones must be separated by surgery, so the question is when & where to do the surgery. Parents can get 2-3 opinions from nearby medical centers, and go where they feel most comfortable. ...Read more

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What and where best to get treatment for craniosynostosis?

What and where best to get treatment for craniosynostosis?

Craniofacial Team: A craniofacial team, with neurosurgeon, facial plastic surgeon, oral surgeon, genetecist, speech pathologist, social worker, etc is best suited to treat this problem. You can get the names of teams at cleftline.Org. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a titanium plate used after craniotomy for craniosynostosis to begin moving in teen years? Possible treatments?

Is it normal for a titanium plate used after  craniotomy for craniosynostosis to begin moving in teen years? Possible treatments?

Call your doctor: The neurosurgeon who operated on you would be best equipped to answer your concerns about what you are experiencing. Have your parent or guardian make a phone call and if needed, an appointment. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

Orchitis: This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Molluscumrx: Molluscumrx is an alternative herbal treatment which slowly removes molluscum. Used twice daily for a few weeks, only slightly irritating. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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