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Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Do corticosteroids help thrombocytopenia?

Sometimes: Corticosteroids are used as a treatment for this condition when the cause is immune destruction of platelets such as itp or drug-induced low platelets. In other cases steroids may be of not much help. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

A condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes, also known as ...Read more


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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?

Immunoglobulins: For patients with itp that has not responded to steroids such as Prednisone there are still effective therapies. Often an infusion of normal antibodies (immunoglobulins or ivig) is used. Other therapies can include an antibody against the patients immune system cells called rituximab. Removing the spleen can be used sometimes. There are specific platelet drugs for patients with chronic itp. ...Read more

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Hereditary angeoedemia . How can it be treated? Benedryl and steroids do not work, antihistamines do not help. angeoedemia coupled w/ uticaria

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Hereditary angeoedemia . How can it be treated?  Benedryl and steroids do not work,  antihistamines do not help. angeoedemia coupled w/ uticaria

Many options: There are currently several drugs in the market to treat this potentially deadly problem. Anabolic steroid had mostly been used for this disorder until the past few years. Consult an allergist ASAP since this disorder has nothing to do with histamine and thus antihistamine, steroid , and even epinephrine won't help. It can easily be treated nowadays. Make the appointment now. ...Read more

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Do steroid inhalers help in lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Do steroid inhalers help in lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Here are some...: Steroid can affect body response to inflammation of any tissues or organs including those from autoimmune disorders. So, it is possible. But how this implies in your concern should be brought your treating doctor for consideration since s/he knows more about you than anyone online. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Do steroids help with pain?

Steroids: do not have a direct analgesic effect. However, they diminish inflammation that can cause pain. If pain is due to other causes, steroids likely won't help. ...Read more

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Why do steroids work in autoimmune diseases?

Antiinflammatory: Steroid mainly suppresses the inflammation induced by autoimmune disease. There is a recent report suggesting that steroid may enhance immune regulation as well. ...Read more

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Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

Please explain how do steroid creams help psoriasis?

See below: Steroids are anti-inflammatory. Psoriasis is a type of inflammatory condition of the skin. Steroids suppress the inflammation and thereby reduce the redness and scaling which characterize psoriasis. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids prevent healing?

Why do corticosteroids prevent healing?

Many reasons: Corticosteroids interfere with inflammation which is a very necessary "step" in the wound healing process. They also stimulate Collagenase which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen, an important component in healing. Corticosteroids also interfere with epithelialization and fibroblast proliferation - 2 cells that are responsible for healing. ...Read more

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How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured ? What medicines do you need to take?

How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured ?  What medicines do you need to take?

Can be cured: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated lowering of the platelet count. Normally platelets help protect us from bleeding. The initial treatment for itp is often a steroid medication such as Prednisone but other treatments can be used. It is a curable disease but in some people it becomes a recurrent or chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

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 more

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Do steroids induce rosacea?

Do steroids induce rosacea?

Not usually : Steroids do not typically cause rosacea but may increase the potential for facial telangiectasias that may be confused with rosacea. ...Read more

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How do corticosteroids get administered?

How do corticosteroids get administered?

Cream shots pills: As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Yes: If you mean inhaled nasal steroids, yes. They are probably the best and most effective way of treating allergic rhinitis. I use them first line and use oral antihistamines as "rescue" medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate fatigue from essential thrombocythemia and hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

What can I do to alleviate fatigue from essential thrombocythemia and hydrea (hydroxyurea)?

Discuss it with Dr: Fatigue is subjective? Age? How much fatigued ? What is your hemoglobin (red cell), white cell and platelet counts? Hydroxyurea is used to reduce the platelet number and might reduce as a side effect the hemoglobin and/or the white cells. There are newer mediations which might be used. Go and discuss the problem with your oncologist, who knows you better than me! do not hesitate to go and ask. ...Read more

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What can you do to help control your arthritis? Steroids?

What can you do to help control your arthritis? Steroids?

Exercise: Arthritis is a process where your joint is degenerating over time. There is nothing you can do to actually stop or reverse the process. Any miracle cures and claims are are not real. No method has ever been proven to have any benefit. You can, however, control the symptoms by exercising to strengthen the surrounding muscles and retain range if motion. Medications and injections can also limit pain. ...Read more

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