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Can Pediculosis Be Treated Intravenously
Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. ...Read more
Complex: Encephalomalacia represents a prior injury in the spinal cord, and cannot be fully reversed, but the consequences can respond to rehabilitation programs. The key issue here is to prevent further damage, and, if surgically amenable (spinal stenosis) worthwhile to pursue. Also, of some value to pin down why it has occurred, as some conditions can be stabilized. ...Read more
Ascariasis: Treatment includes medicines that paralyze or kill intestinal parasitic worms, such as Albendazole or mebendazole. These medicines should not be used for pregnant patients. Pyrantel pamoate is the preferred medication for pregnant patients. If there is a blockage of the intestine caused by a large number of worms, endoscopy may be used to remove the worms. In rare cases, surgery is needed. ...Read more
Not: Depending on the size of the hemorrhoid you can band it, cut it or abated with infrared coagulator. The first two options work better than the third. You can also perform a stapling procedure or ligation of the blood supply. These are more specific to larger hemorrhoids. See a doctor to help decide best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are ...: This drug is chiefly used for bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, clostridium difficile colitis, entamoeba histolyticum. For Mycoplasma genitalium, the first choice is Azithromycin (one dose), and the alternatives are doxycycline, erythormicin, or Ofloxacin x 7 days. Ask Doc for detail. Best wish... ...Read more
Not recommended tx.: The cdc recommends that gonorrha (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral Azithromycin (zithromax) or Doxycycline (vibramycin). Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for control.: There are no maintenance medications for asthma that are administered iv. A few acute care meds are given IV and could be administered via picc, but that would only occur when you asthma is not well controlled. Better to use inhaled medications to keep asthma well controlled and stay out of trouble. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies with cause: Infants often have a hard time making blood as fast as they need it to grow and their supply of dietary iron is often the limiting factor. A simple iron supplement can often fix the problem. Failure to respond to medicinal iron can require a more involved evaluation.Treatment would focus on the cause. ...Read more
No: The confusion is people hear about an std that sounds similar--chlamydia trachomatis-- being treated w/ azithromycin. This infection is not the same as trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis cannot be cured w/ Azithromycin & must be rx'd w/ Metronidazole or tinidazole 'trich' can lead to premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, neonatal death, HIV transmission, pid, prostatitis, other risks. ...Read more
What are the conditions that can be treated by arthroscopy? Can arthritis be treated with arthroscopy? Which joints can be treated?
Damage: Arthroscopy is usually done to repair damage to the joint. It can be done on most joints except hands and feet. Arthritis is not really treatable with arthroscopy. Some surgeons will suggest knee arthroscopy to clean out the joint but the results of this have not been impressive. ...Read more
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