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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Craniosynostosis

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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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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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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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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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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan. ...Read more

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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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What alternative treatments can I get to cure my sinusitis ?

What alternative treatments can I get to cure my sinusitis ?

Alternative Txt: Hello. Probably the best non medicinal therapy that will help with sinusitis is nasal saline washes. Also make sure you drink enough water per day. People who refrain from adequate water intake will have altered mucus production which will in turn alter nasal and sinus function. ...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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Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

No, none!: Would be nice to find such approaches in this devastating condition, but does NOT exist. Even our approved medication, Riluzole does very little. ...Read more

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