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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

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Will I be able to donate blood after having langerhans cell histiocytosis?

Will I be able to donate blood after having langerhans cell histiocytosis?

Langerhans: There is a debate as to whether Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is malignant or a benign process. I consider it to be a malignant one. The Red Cross rejects blood from patients who have a diagnosis of malignancy. I would check with your local Red Cross Chapter and specifically ask their policy Clearwater Office 2481 Sunset Point Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765 Phone: (941) 629-4345 ...Read more

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What symptoms make langerhans cell histiocytosis the most likely diagnosis?

What symptoms make langerhans cell histiocytosis the most likely diagnosis?

Bone and skin change: In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, excess immune system cells, the Langerhans cells build up . These cells, which help regulate the immune system, are normally found in the skin, lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, liver, and bone marrow. In histiocytosis, excess immature cells usually form tumors called granulomas. When granulomas develop in the bones, they cause pain, swelling and Fx. ...Read more

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Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease. What should I expect its my husband?

Last stage. Copd. Pluse langerhans cell histiocytosis with lungs. Also microvascular ischemic disease.  What should I expect its my husband?

End stage COPD: Your husband, unfortunately, has both severe lung disease and a bad heart. His exercise capacity must be very low. You did not mention hospice care, but his long-term prognosis is not good. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Should i be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Be concerned: Stage 4 lung cancer has an overall poor prognosis. The therapy associated with any positive effects would be chemotherapy and/or radiation. While a cure can occur, it is a rare event with stage 4. Alternative therapies can be explored, but realize that most don't claim to cure. If you look at the advertizements closely, they will treat but never claim to cure. Standard therapy- 15% overall cure. ...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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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

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

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

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

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. ...Read more