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Conjunctival Chemosis Treatment
Is there an alternative treatment for chemosis? I've been using Natural Tears and Fluorometholone for 3 weeks now. Had blepheroplsty on August 5th.
Conjunctival cyst: Depending on the size. A small conj. Cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. ...Read more
I have heard, is it true that lubricated tear drops heal the irregular, scarred and swollen corneas? Will it also cure the conjunctiva membrane?
Sectoral redness of conjunctiva w/ few tiny raised pimple. 5days anti-bac drops ineffective, Dr diagnosed allergy cure lubricant...not convinced. Recu?
Not allergy: Allergy is almost always accompanied by itching. Your problem may be viral but if it has been present for over 2 weeks. It is best for you to consult an ophthalmologist, ...Read more
Have a small swelling on the conjunctiva of the left eye. Looks like stitches. Have irritations. Doc gave me peg400 lubricant eye drop. Will it cure?
Lubrication is good: Swelling of the conjunctiva is often caused my local irritation. Lubricating drops soothe the irritated area or, at least, keep it from getting more irritated. ...Read more
Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more
Both: A cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. In an elderly sedentary person, I'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more
Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more
Usually harmless: These very seldom cause disease, and normally life on our bodies as harmless little passengers. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. Cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more
1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada.
2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...Read more
Mrsa treatment? A minor medical prescribed minocycline because my white count was in the 9000's. Is this the best treatment?
Does an elevated systolic BP need treatment if diastolic in 70's. How is this treated to prevent diastolic getting pushed too low?
Yes...: Systolic is the one which causes acute problem....has to be controlled. Diastolic is related to the atherosclerotic stiffness of your vascularsystem.....it is good that, yours is low. There are some disease entities where only systolic high pressure occurs......your PMD will look for them. ...Read more
Hello. Can you please tell me what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? And can this condition appear in late 20's? Thanks
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis? .
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?
Ah, PCOS: Would be treated that way. Certainly birth control will prevent pregnancy by giving hormones all the time and messing up cycling. Some people have part of the ovary making high amounts of hormones...making their own internal birth control pill. The hope (it is at best 50/50) is that stopping everything w. birth control hits the reset button. ...Read more
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment. Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence. ...Read more
Def (British) (of a place or surroundings) simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home. (NorthAmerica):unattractive in appearance
eat a Mediterranean diet preponderant in plant based foods with small amounts of animal product. Get regular aerobic exercise. It won't be attractive and you might feel cozy and comfortable ...Read more
No cure: Assuming no other cause for ongoing cough: Post-viral cough can persist for many weeks. Also we are experiencing an epidemic of the '100 day cough' (Whooping Cough). Your age group is considered to be the vector for this infection and also, there is no cure. Cough syrups containing pholcodeine (available over the counter) may give you some slight symptomatic relief but are not really very effective ...Read more
Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more
Wait and see: Imply means that yoru lymph nodes are enlarged due to an acute Infection or inflammation in a speciifc site of your body. Usually that would mean as the infection or inflammation resolves the lymph nodes should regress to their normal size. Usually these findings will be described on a CT scan. If they do NOT return to normal may need biopsy. ...Read more
Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy. ...Read more
Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more
For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases, it involves nipple and areola complex, when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable, and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy, although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible. It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy, if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more
Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more
What is the treatment of blue spot on lips at localised area due to minor injury and what s d treatment?
What you described is consistent with a mucocele. Mucus has accumulated in tissue due to injury to a small salivary gland in the lip. It may need to be removed surgically so you should consult a doctor. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/mucocele-causes-symptoms-and-treatment ...Read more
I have a friend of mine who is depressed and he s not ready to come for any treatment. What am I supposed to do to make him agree for this?
Depends on his diagn: May be he has poor insight and judgement and is not unusual for people like that to be brought for mental health evaluation by their significant others. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a relative suffering from emphysema, there’s no effective drugs in China. Whether the US have more advanced and effective treatment or drugs?
Treatment of emphysema is varied and depends on the severity of the disease. Treatment may include just an inhaled bronchodilator, and escalate to include inhaled and oral steroids. At the most advanced stages there are quite a few agents, including supplemental oxygen. You may need to first determine the stage of your loved ones disease. Good luck. ...Read more