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Can You Recover On Belle Palsey On Your Own
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles can be shaved off with good cosmetic results while some require full excision. I have found many patients are highly appreciative about their mole removals. ...Read more
See dermatologist: There are different type of treatments available for chicken pox marks /scars to be treated , consult your dermatologist he can suggest what procedure you need for your marks . ...Read more
Wait and see: Ganglion cysts are very common on the top of the wrist. Sometimes they go away on their own, but that tends not to be the case if it's been there for a while. If you bump it hard enough on something, you may find that it changes in size or goes away completely. It might be worth seeing a hand surgeon to make sure it's a cyst. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: You need to ask your doctor . Certain splints are used to hold bones in place until swelling goes down and casts can be applied. So no if you have a fracture unless your doctor says okay. Same thing for splints applied after surgery, let your doctor tell you when it can come off. For sprains and strains, splints can be adjusted. Always ask the doctor who put it on you! ...Read more
Which scars?: Sounds like a very painful time for you. You must have seen a dr for DX and rx - so, please talk about how bad you've been feeling or try to find one that you can talk to. With your conditions, at your age, it is really worthwhile to get the right sort of therapy and safe, effective medication. Please don't worry too much now about scars on your skin - your soul is your first concern. Well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It'd be possible that a person with cerebral palsy start to walk on their own if they pratice alot?
Possibly: CP is a broad collection of movement disorders. Each case is unique & outcomes are variable. Early and agressive therapy and medical management of associated problems can provide a chance of upright mobility later. At some point the affected kid may let go of trying to move like others & decide s/he is too slow that way & a wheel chair or other assistive device makes life better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you've always slept on your side, how can you learn to sleep lying flat on your back?
Yes: You can work with positioners including pillows to keep you on your back. One thing used frequently is pillow under knees. ...Read more
How long on average after thp, should one be able to sleep on the affected side (posterior incision).
THA: Typically as soon as one can tolerate laying on the hip. The one recommendation is that pillows are kept between the legs to prevent crossing the legs and this is necessary until 6 weeks after surgery. ...Read more
What medicines will bring someone with MS back to a balanced homeostasis when the body can't do it on its own?
Will try to reassure: Every patient with ms is different, but when problems appear you need to make certain that your basic disease modifying treatment is a potent drug (like Gilenya (fingolimod) or tysabri). If you are suffering relapses, get steroids or acthar. You should be taking vitamin d-3, 5-10000 units daily. You should be doing aerobic exercise, follow low fat diet and manage stress, as all may help. Discuss with doc. ...Read more
Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the area moist. If severe scarring occurs, topical and local steroids may be beneficial to modulate wound healing. ...Read more
Depends: Where is it, has it been sutured, is there any evidence of injury to vital structures (tendons, nerves, bones?) all of these questions need to be answered to give you an intelligent estimate of healing time and potential. ...Read more
I have a damaged nerves causing partial numbness on my right side of the tongue, can it heal on its own or it needs to be repaired?
What's the cause?: 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 and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does lukoplakia from tobacco usually go away on its own, and if so how long would it take? I've seen from months to a year on different web sites?
Leukoplakia: Is usually benign condition, and lesions usually clear in a few weeks or months after the source of irritation is removed (tobacco in your case). However, if the lesions show early signs of cancer, your dentist will refer you for a biopsy and treatment which involves in white patches removal. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation and oral cancer screening. ...Read more
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