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Costochondritis Treatment Duration
Impingement: Bursitis/outlet impingement treatment includes modification of activities that produce pain, nsaids, maintenance of shoulder range of motion. Once pain improves (1-2 weeks typically), exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are initiated. Occasionally, a cortisone injection into the bursa may be helpful. ...Read more
Hard to say: It really depends on whether you have any coinfections, and your general physical health (metal toxicity, poor detox capacity and food allergies, adrenal fatigue and low thyroid can all make treatment more difficult) expect treatment to the point of being symptome free to take many weeks at least, many months at worst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks: Standard treatment is typically for 2 weeks, but there is increased resistance to antibiotics that might require another course with different antibiotics. ...Read more
Surgery: You will need definite surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?
Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water ( not brine!) gargles, hot broth,boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon( bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication ( ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: In the short term, anti-inflammatory medications such as indomethicin, prednisone, or even Aspirin may help. A search for a correctable cause is usually warranted. In some cases, fluid (if present) may be withdrawn from the pericardial sac for both diagnosis and relief of symptoms. It may be necessary to open or remove the pericardium in more severe cases. ...Read more
It is remmitable!: Sacroilitis occurs in the spondyloarthopathies. It is the most frquent and early manifestaion of spinal involvement. It is entirely remmitable with current drugs available. It is a common form of arthritis seen in a rheumatology practice. Some patients remit and go off of medication, but in most, it recurs. ...Read more
Several: Mainly vasodilators such as ace inhibitors or angiogtension receptor blockers (arb's), low dose beta blockers, occasionally inotropes such as digoxin, and sometimes vasodilators like calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine or amlodipine or nitrates. In severe cases, the effective short term treatments are left ventricular assist devices, and in life threatening cases, heart transplantation. ...Read more
What is typical frequency and duration of rituxin and bendamustine treatment for relapsed non-hodgkins lymphoma.?
D1,2 q21d: Bendamustine (treanda) +/- Rituximab is typically given days 1 and 2 every 21 days for non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl). The dose and frequency are different in cll. Patients often need dose or cycle duration adjustment based on their prior therapies, age, etc. Ref: http://www.Treanda.Com. ...Read more
Will mesalamine (or other Crohn's treatment medications) help with the chronic canker sore symptom of crohns?
No: Mesalamine is known to cause aphthous stomatitis. In chohn's disease it is not unusual to see lesions in the mouth and along the entire digestive tract. Typically the treatment for these lesions are reactive and pallative consisting of topical treatments including 5% 5-aminosalicylic acid cream and other agents as well as laser therapy. Some preventative drugs are available for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for acute painful Attack of Gout
Background Hypertension hypercolesterolemia uri acid treated with allupirenol and now 6.
Depends: I like Colcchicine. Common practice in the US is to use Colcrys oral O.6 tabs. For Gout Flare: (2 tabs) 1.2mg PO x 1 dose; wait 1 hour take 0.6 (1 tab) (max of 1.8 in 1 hour) Wait 12 hours to resume prophylaxis dose. Some doctors use other NSAIDs like Indomethacin or Naproxen. Some doctors use Steroids; all depends on clinical picture. Set up Rx plan with MD. Review all meds diet and fluids. ...Read more
For a pathophysiology paper: in gp, if pt has lbp & neuro exam wnl, duration < 1 month and gradual onset, what is initial course of tx? Thanks!
Eval ; imaging. ...: B sure u c an orthopedist with spinal fellowship training. Get a DX ; follow his/her recommendations 4 care. ...Read more
Depends: Your immune system is what will cure you in these infections and the steroid suppresses its function.While it may be appropriate to do that in some cases where the patient is miserable, it is far from being accepted as a treatment of choice in most. ...Read more
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