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Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Evaluate cartilage: Minor injuries effecting the soft tissues only are likely to heal uneventfully but injuries involving the cartilage should be evaluated and may require approximation or disrupted cartilage and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more


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Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

Depends.: Most puncture wounds to the lip will generally heal on their own unless there is a significant tear or laceration that requires suturing. The only "alternative" to suturing is allowing healing to take place similar to a scab if one were to fall and scrape one's knee. It is important to make sure that tetanus is up to date and to look out for signs of infection: redness, swelling and/or pain. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

Depends on injury: Irrigation, foot soaks and antibiotics for lesser/cleaner injury. May need irrigation and debridement for dirtier wound, plus tetanus and antibiotics. Diabetes, vascular dz and other factors may complicate this. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Varies: Many different inflammatory conditions out there, and must be specific. But ms is inflammatory, and we have lots of newer and very successful treatments, especially, the newer oral agents. Research in neurology is quite extensive and amazing, and hopefully will continue, if financial support is available. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.

Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema?  What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.

Immunomodulators: Immunomodulators that work in the cellular level with the immune cells involved with eczema such as Protopic and elidel (pimecrolimus). Also moisturizers containing ceramides are new therapies. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Cardiac inflammation: If not infectious inflammation the standard armamentarium of antiinflammatory agents is used to treat, alternatives not really demonstrated to be effective. ...Read more

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Is there any way to aid the closing of sinus tract wounds on the skin for sufferers of hidradenitis suppurativa without surgery?

Is there any way to aid the closing of sinus tract wounds on the skin for sufferers of hidradenitis suppurativa without surgery?

Hidradenitis: This is a difficult problem to treat. If you are a smoker this definitely contributes to healing difficulty and persistence of hidradenitis. The only definitive treatment is direct excision and reconstruction. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for under the skin bleeding in "thin-skinned" elderly patients?

Are there any effective treatments for under the skin bleeding in "thin-skinned" elderly patients?

SKIN BLEEDING: BLEEDING IN THIN-SKINNED ELDERLY WOMEN. THIS COULD BE CAUSED BY VARIOUS MEDICATIONS OR BY OTHER PROBLEMS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST. GET BETTER SOON . . . ...Read more

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Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Are there effective treatment of HIV infection and aids?

Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

What are some homeopathic treatments for fluid in the lungs?

None: There are no controlled clinical trials demonstrating efficacy for any homeopathic remedy for fluid in the lungs. There are allopathic remedies that are life saving. If you resort to homeopathy for this condition, the delay in your getting proper and complete diagnosis, and therapy, can lead to serious consequences that might have been avoided or alleviated. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of a spider bite?

What are the most effective treatments to take care of a spider bite?

Spider bite: If not caused by a brown recluse bite or by a black widow spider, the risk from a typical spider bite is mostly for infection. Clean the site with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. See a doctor for increasing redness or swelling. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for cancer in the nose?

Are there good natural treatments for cancer in the nose?

Not that I know of: Not sure what you mean by "natural". Cancer of the nose is usually treated like other skin cancers and involves surgery or radiation, or combination of both and is curative in over 90% of the cases. Treatment for cancer of the nasopharynx or nasal cavity is usually treated with radiation +/- chemo. ...Read more

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What are some of the best acne treatments out there for me?

What are some of the best acne treatments out there for me?

Scientific Rx: Forget "pop" and "supplement" offers. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for surgical wound infections that start after the stitches are removed?

Is there a good home remedy for surgical wound infections that start after the stitches are removed?

Stitch infection: Remember to use some antibiotic ointment or cream over the areas but you should (must) return to see the surgeon as soon as possible for an evaluation. The surgeon needs to see the issue and consider the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some eye swelling treatments for the home?

What are some eye swelling treatments for the home?

Eye swelling: It is best to determine what the cause of the swelling is - is the eyeball involved or is it just the eyelids? Itchy and reddened eyelids can be soothed by cold compresses. If there is pain, please have yourself be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for injuries and wounds?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more