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Alternative Treatments For Hailey Hailey Disease
Exercise: Get precise advice from your primary doctor or mineral metabolism specialist, because your type may need more than exercise. In general though, bone, like muscle, gets stronger with use. So weight bearing exercise (walking, running) can strengthen back (spine) and leg bones. Weight training can help bone and muscle strength in those areas and in the arms. Read more
Complementary: Use of omega-3's can be very helpful in bipolar disorder; 4-6 g/day epa can decrease number and intensity of relapses. Existing studies use this in combination with typical mood stabilizing agents, though -- not a stand-alone treatment. Lithium is the most "natural" of mood stabilizing agents. Homeopathy with a very experienced homeopathic psychiatrist may be of use -- not stand-alone, though. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What alternative treatments are available to treat schizo affective disorder. I am weaning myself of psychotropic medication.
Schizoaffective prob: None that I know of that work. Discuss with your Dr. Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (rituximab). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. Read more
No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. Read more
There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. Read more
Focus On Cause: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer