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Are There Effective Natural Treatments For Puncture Wound Of The Ear
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: I am not aware of any such evidence. ...Read more
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
Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.
Are there oral medications which do not contain gluten for the treatment of ringworm of the scalp?
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
Are there any effective treatments for under the skin bleeding in "thin-skinned" elderly patients?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there a good home remedy for surgical wound infections that start after the stitches are removed?
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
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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