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I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

Ross River Fever: Have you traveled to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Indonesia? Ochlerotatus vigilax, Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus & Culex annulirostris mosquitoes are known to transmit Ross River Virus. If you haven't travelled to endemic areas than risk of developing Ross River Fever is just about nil. ...Read more

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What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

See rheumatologist: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually ...Read more

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I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

Rheumatology eval: if you have continued joint pain. Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on > ...Read more

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Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more

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Does ross river fever virus show in blood tests for the rest of your life?

Does ross river fever virus show in blood tests for the rest of your life?

For a long time: The immune response to ross fever virus is detectable as a rising level of antibodies to the virus. Those antibodies persist in the blood, usually for decades. After a long time, the antibody titer (amount of antibody) in the blood will fall to below detectable levels in some people. Most will still have detectable antibodies in the blood for their entire lives. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for ross river fever?

What are some natural remedies for ross river fever?

Ross River Fever: There aren't specific cures or remedies for Ross River Fever. It normally resolves on it's own & about 1/3 rd of people have sub-clinical infection. Standard management can include use of NSAID's or acetaminophen to decrease joint pain. A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach which may help is Astragalus. This herb is an adaptogen & helps with immunity in general. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Ross River Fever: There aren't specific cures or remedies for Ross River Fever. It normally resolves on it's own & about 1/3 rd of people have sub-clinical infection. Standard management can include use of NSAID's or acetaminophen to decrease joint pain. A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach which may help is Astragalus. This herb is an adaptogen & helps with immunity in general. ...Read more

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Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Can there be any medication for ross river or barmah disease?

Ross River: This is caused by a virus in australia, transmitted by mosquitoes. Treatment is supportive, by keeping fever down until it takes its course. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

Ross River Fever Sxs: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually > ...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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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for nummular dermatitis?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are alternative treatments to ADHD besides medication?

Could you tell me what are alternative treatments to ADHD besides medication?

Limited: There are no proven herbal aids or supplements that, despite their advertising, improve add/adhd.There are proven tools such as allowing more time for the task, minimizing ditractions , etc that may help. ...Read more