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Are there medications available for hydrocephalus?

Are there medications available for hydrocephalus?

Shunt: It is usually treated with a surgery the shunts fluid out of the brain usually into the abdomen. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid or "brain fluid" within the brain which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more


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Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes it very difficult to treat because we are unable to provide treatment based on the cause as it is unknown. Symptomatic treatments for myopathy may be provided. These may include things like pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroids. Physical therapy may also help. However it would be best to discuss these with your doctor as he or she could help you with the specifics of your myopathy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medications for vertigo?

Are there any alternative medications for vertigo?

Depends on cause: No good medication is available that treats vertigo. For those with migraine vertigo, specific migraine medications may help. For those with inner ear vertigo, antihistamines and decongestants may help. For those with disorders of blood pressure, specific treatment would be appropriate. Brain disorders need special care. Some have found that herbs or diet management helps. ...Read more

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Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Maybe: This condition appears to be a type of ocd. Though there are drugs that may be helpful, psychotherapy is still the mainstay in ocd. Ask your family physician to recommend a psychologist and try this before any drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Yes: Topicals such as aluminum chloride (ie: drysol) help stop sweating temporarily but has to be reapplied daily to be effective. Botox injections help stop sweating for 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Are there cures for hydrocephalus?

Are there cures for hydrocephalus?

Treatments exist: Hydrocephalus is an excess of cerebro-spinal fluid. If there is too much due to a blockage in drainage in one spot, a tube can be placed to drain the fluid around the blockage. This is called a shunt and will end the hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for formication?

Are there any treatments for formication?

Medications: Uncomfortable paresthesias can often be successfully treated with medications. It should be investigated by a neurologist for nerve disease first. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for desminopathy?

Are there any treatments for desminopathy?

Supportive care: There are no specific treatments for desminopathy, a rare genetic myopathy (muscle wasting disease). Age of onset and severity are variable for different genetic variations. Treatment is supportive and designed to prevent complications - especially heart rhythm problems. When the breathing muscles weaken, breathing support can prolong life. There is hope in the future for stem cell therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative medications for alzheimer's disease?

Are there any effective alternative medications for alzheimer's disease?

Unlikely: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. There are no medications-scientific or alternative-that have been shown to modify the course of the illness. Many symptoms of the disease can be helped with behavioral interventions, prescription medications and ossibly with alternative medications but it is important to know the pharmacology of alternative medications before using them. ...Read more

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Are there medical treatments for alzheimer's?

Are there medical treatments for alzheimer's?

Not exactly: We can treat many of the symptoms that people have and if diagnosed early enough we can slow functional decline. We currently cannot modify the course of the illness. There are behavioral interventions and medication interventions. Also working with caregivers can be extremely important. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any possible treatments for leukodystrophy?

Are  there any possible treatments for leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy Rx: Treatment there is no cure for mld. Care focuses on treating the symptoms and preserving the patient's quality of life with physical and occupational therapy. Research is studying techniques to replace the missing enzyme (arylsulfatase a). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medicines that are used for anxiety?

Are there any OTC medicines that are used for anxiety?

Yes: there are some herbal alternatives such as valerian root and l-theanine that you can buy over the counter at many vitamin and supplements aisles. But if you are on medication check with your doctor to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for psycho-motor impairment?

Are there any treatments for psycho-motor impairment?

Depends what u mean: This can cover gross motor skills like gait, or fine motor skills like handwriting. A variety of therapists might be involved such as physical therapists and occupational therapists. Assessment might be done by physicians such as neurologists or rehab med doctors or neuropsychologists. Assessment usually guides the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Are there  any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Narcolepsy: Modafinil (provigil) has replaced Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines; newer antidepressants like venlafaxine r replacing tcas & ssris; sodium oxybate (xyrem) is now being used via monitored rx program to treat all forms of narcolepsy. Newest approach is immuno-globulin therapy to counter autoimmune hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Neurologist should have info on new treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for keratoconus?

Are there any treatments for keratoconus?

Crosslinking: Yes: corneal crosslinking is the only procedure clinically shown to stop the progression of keratoconus in most cases and is the standard of care for keratoconus around the world. Crosslinking is not yet approved in the us, however, so it is only available through clinical trials. I am the ny site for the cxlusa clinical trial (www.Cxlusa.Com) which involves 15 centers across the us. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for laryngomalacia?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for laryngomalacia?

No: Tincture of time.Nicknamed infantile larynx. Most laryngomalacia disappears by 12-24 months of age. Stridor may come and go over months depending on your child’s growth and activity level. Very rare severe forms of laryngomalacia require surgery.Prolonged laryngomalacia may persist in weak muscular disorders like cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

As above: Diabetes is a chronic condition, u can try excersize and diet , if blood sugar continue to be elevated , talk with u pcp for medication. ...Read more

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