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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Prurigo Nodularis

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Are there any natural remedies for prurigo nodularis?

Are there any natural remedies for prurigo nodularis?

Natural : Prurigo nodularis may be helped by Lactic Acid moisturizer . Generally, a prescription steroid cream or injection is most helpful. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

"picker's nodules": These are inflamed bumps that are the result of a vicious cycle: they itch or burn and the patient scratches or picks at them and this causes more itching and burning. This goes around and around and the lesions get worse and worse. Rub cortisone cream into them twice a day and strictly keep your hands off at all other times and they will go away. Often, anxiety makes them harder to ignore. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed prurigo nodularis. What to do if I have many lesions and I am frustrated. looking for advise.?

What to do if I have been diagnosed prurigo nodularis. What to do if I have many lesions and I am frustrated. looking for advise.?

See a dermatologist: Prurigo nodularis is a reaction by skin to violent, frequent, prolonged scratching or rubbing. The scratching is almost universally related to intense itch. Identify, if possible, the cause of itch. Treat the underlying cause if possible. Typically this is treated with super-potent cortisone such as clobetasol or augmented beta methasone. Sometimes cortisone injection is used into each lesion. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

Is gabapentin 300mg normally prescribed for prurigo nodularis? Is it ok to combine with topiramate used for depression/anxiety disorder?

No: Neurontin (gabapentin) is good for neuritic pain. However, it has also been used for seizures. Topamax (topiramate) is primarily for seizures but is being used for migraine and by some psychiatrists for mood. This makes things complicated. Too many of these meds may cause complications. Both can cause sleepiness and feeling dopey and can cause nausea and depression. ...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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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain(Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. ...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