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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Toxoplasmosis

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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How can toxoplasmosis affect the eyes? What would the standard treatment be?Would it leave scarring?

How can toxoplasmosis affect the eyes? What would the standard treatment be?Would it leave scarring?

Retinal parasite: Toxo is a protozoa which commonly is infected to humans from cats. It can get into various internal tissues and in the eye has an affinity for the retina. It creates focal site of infection with destruction of the light receptors at the site of invasion.; Treatment includes several anti-protozoal agents and sometimes an assist from laser. It typically leaves a characteristic scar. ...Read more

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What is the modality of treatment for a chorioretinal scar in a boy of 12 yr possibly due to a cong.Toxoplasmosis who has developed nystagmus ?

What is the modality of treatment for a chorioretinal scar in a boy of 12 yr possibly due to a cong.Toxoplasmosis who has developed nystagmus ?

Toxo: If it is an inactive and stable chorio-retinal scar then the treatment is observation. If the toxoplasmosis has re-activated and there is inflammation associated with the scar, then it would may likely require treatment with a retina specialist. Nystagmus may be treated with eye muscle surgery depending on type and severity. This would require an evaluation with a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My sister found to have positive IgG for cmv, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. She don't have kids but she has 3 miscarriage.. What is the treatments?

My sister found to have positive IgG for cmv, toxoplasmosis, and rubella. She don't have kids but she has 3 miscarriage.. What is the treatments?

None: A pos igg just means that she has been exposed to these agents and has developed some immunity. The more important antibody would be igm which indicates current or very recent infection. There are many reasons for miscarriages and it requires a gyn to assist her on that. ...Read more

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Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Can i catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment i had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Cat Scratch: Cats may carry toxoplasma gondi in their stools as oocysts which do not become infective for humans until about 7-10 days incubation in the litter box. Not transmitted by scratching. Cat scratch disease is caused by bartonella henselae and this bacteria can produce ocular disease, but this would have to be diagnosed by ophthalmologic exam. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...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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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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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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