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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Rhabdomyolysis

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Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Scott Lippe Dr. Lippe
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
25 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Patricio Gargollo Dr. Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
17 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection.

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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Frank Pinto Dr. Pinto
Dermatology
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

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Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

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.

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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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 (rituximab).

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Dr. Govind Sharma Dr. Sharma
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
56 years in practice
Karnatak University Dharwad, B. L. D. E. Association's Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Theresa Redling Dr. Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
30 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Anthony Corrado Dr. Corrado
Facial Plastic Surgery
years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Ladislav Volicer Dr. Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
58 years in practice
Charles University in Prague Faculty of Medicine
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Can you tell me about any success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Can you tell me about any success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

No success: There is no good evidence that alternative treatments would prevent, cure or stop alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jefferson Chen Dr. Chen
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gary Moss Dr. Moss
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3: 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.

Dr. Mark Stern Dr. Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
42 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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