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Are There Things I Can Do Myself To Treat Calciphylaxis
Calciphylaxis is a condition in which a person (usually somebody with kidney failure) has calcium build-up in small blood vessels of the skin. Calciphylaxis causes painful skin ulcers by clogging off small vessels with calcium, leading to death of affected areas of skin, which ...Read more
Following Directions: What a patient with dementia can do for themselves varies depending upon the type of dementia. For all dementias, you want to first and foremost follow the recommendations of your physician. These may include taking medications, managing medical problems, special diets, exercise programs, and attending support groups. This will not cure dementia, but can significantly alter its progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One thing...: ...Which is rogaine, (minoxidil) applied twice a day. But i would advise you to see a dermatologist, who will add Propecia tablets to your regimen. That combination is the only one that has been shown to halt or reverse hair loss. If it's too late -- that is, if you're already bald -- the only effective treatment is a hair transplant. ...Read more
See a physician: If a broken bone in the hand is supected you should consult with a physician to get an accurate diagnosis before treating this yourself. There are other conditions that can cause pain, swelling and disuse that could be detrimental if neglected. A physician consult should be obtained to have the child examined and x-rayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dealing w anger: Anger is a normal human emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- agressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more
Become a patient: Join a dental practice & learn about your own mouth & from there you will learn how to prevent & have your dental problems treated. With more understanding on your part you will learn the value of any treatment & be able to make an educated decision about your own problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PVC,: Sometimes they are the beginning of atrail fib. In general caffeine, alcohol and food allergies can trigger them as can insomnia, anxiety and rushing around. Atrial wxtrasystoles are not considered as serious as ventricular ones. Almost everyone has a rare or occasional extrasystole and it should be ignored. ...Read more
Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: A sinus infection is properly treated with a wide spectrum antibiotic like Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, levaquin, biaxin, (clarithromycin) clindamycin, a nasal antiinflammatory spray like flonase, Nasonex or Qnasl and a mucolytic agent (breaking down mucous to thin liquid) like Mucinex or Robitussin with or without a saline spray. Normally, there is a quick recovery within days. ...Read more
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