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Are there different options for treating bronchitis?

Are there different options for treating bronchitis?

Yes: Most cases of acute bronchitis are viral and require no treatment, with spontaneous recovery being the rule. If you smoke i would strongly suggest stopping, or if you are working in contaminated air wear protective breathing apparatus, or if allergic, get desensitized. This is rarely bacterial (unless chronic bronchitis) and should not be treated with antibiotics without a good reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Are there different options for treating cardiomyopathy?

Are there different options for treating cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are medications that will help the pumping action of the heart and diuretics (water pills) that will get rid of excess fluid in the lungs and elsewhere, but the definitive treatment is heart transplant. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating mucolipidoses?

Are there different options for treating mucolipidoses?

Inborn errors: Complications of the mucopolysaccharidoses (mps) can be widespread, affecting the respiratory, cardiac, skeletal and connective tissue, and nervous systems. Most treatments for mps are symptomatic and cannot prevent the eventual decline in function. However, specific therapies, such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or enzyme replacement, may alter the natural history of these diseases. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating atypical pneumonia?

Are there different options for treating atypical pneumonia?

Yes, several...: ...Different classes of antibiotics can be effective. Patients whose symptoms are minimal and who are otherwise healthy can probably get by without antibiotics. The use of antibiotics simply improve the odds in favor of your immune system, which is the main weapon against any infection. For people who are very sick from pneumonia, antibiotics are lifesaving when used appropriately. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating penis disorders?

Are there different options for treating penis disorders?

Absolutely: There are many ways for a penis to have disorder. Seeing a urologist or men's health specialist is a good first step. ...Read more

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Are there alternative/natural treatments for bronchitis?

Are there alternative/natural  treatments for bronchitis?

Yes. Nothing.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection and is thereby self-limited, so technically you can try to treat it with just the passage of time - can't get more natural than that. Sometimes, however, the inflammation persists after the virus leaves you and would then need treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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What treatment options for RA are there other than drugs?

What treatment options for RA are there other than drugs?

None: Untreated RA quickly leads to irreversible joint damage, deformity and disability. I urge you not to delay in seeing a rheumatologist and starting meds which can prevent damage and put the disease into remission. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating clotting disorders?

Are there different options for treating clotting disorders?

See...: ...Answers to the several very similar questions asked over the last few days. Basically, treatment depends on the cause of the clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating biliary atresia?

Are there different options for treating biliary atresia?

Depends: Ba describes a variable issue that is basicly plumbing too small to let the waste drain out of the liver.Intrahepatic (small drainpipes inside the liver) it is worse than extrahepatic (pipes outside liver). If a bypass can be created by 6-8wks, drainage can improve. However, many of these must have living donor partial liver transplant when or if the liver fails. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Yes: The exact treatment should be under the direction of an ophthalmologist. Often laser treatments are used. Just as important is close conrtol of the diabetes under the direction of your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating borderline personality?

Are there different options for treating borderline personality?

Yes: Many treatments have demonstrated effectiveness for borderline personality disorder. All involve a long term collaborative relationship with a therapist. Beneficial effect lasts long after therapy is completed. But there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for bronchitis?

What are treatment options for bronchitis?

Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Exercise and meds: The best way to manage fibro is with mild daily aerobic exercise. However if you need further help, there are some new medications approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Since they require a prescription, you will have to see your doctor to get them. ...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 options are available for treating cataracts?

What options are available for treating cataracts?

Usually surgery: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What treatments are there for allergies?

What treatments are there for allergies?

Various: There are various approaches to dealing with allergies. First of all avoidance of the allergen is ideal but that is not always possible or practical. Medication can help control symptoms and includes antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots are recommended for more persistent symptoms and help people develop a tolerance to airborne allergens and stinging insect venom. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for pericarditis?

Are there effective natural treatments for pericarditis?

None proven: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. It may be the result of an infectious process, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or another systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may also include anti-inflammatory agents. There are no proven natural treatments. ...Read more