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How do I treat my pilonidal disease?

How do I treat my pilonidal disease?

Cleft-lift surgery: The most definitive operation for pilonidal disease is the cleft-lift. It has a very low recurrence rate, and a high percentage of primary healing. However, not all surgeons do this procedure — so it is beneficial to find one experienced in performing the cleft-lift. ...Read more

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What treats pilonidal cyst?

What treats pilonidal cyst?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...Read more

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How to treat a pilonidal cyst?

How to treat a pilonidal cyst?

Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Healing with open pilonidal wound. Surgeon seems happy with healing but today mentioned a bit of "tracking". What is this and how is it treated? Thx

Healing with open pilonidal wound. Surgeon seems happy with healing but today mentioned a bit of "tracking". What is this and how is it treated? Thx

Tracking: May be referring to extension of the cyst or abscess into surrounding tissues. Treatment depend on the severity of the extension: either prescription medicine or additional surgery. Please consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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I have pilonidal sinus. How can I treat it hurbally and without a doctor or surgery? I am also a md but don't want any surgery.

I have pilonidal sinus. How can I treat it hurbally and without a doctor or surgery? I am also a md but don't want any surgery.

Pilonidal Sinus: Unfortunately, the only way to completely remove a pilonidal sinus is by having surgery. Without surgery to remove it, the pilonidal cyst and sinus carry a risk of repeated infections and abscess formation. ...Read more

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Does topical antibiotic cream help treat a mild pilodinal cyst?

Does topical antibiotic cream help treat a mild pilodinal cyst?

Shave instead!: Topicals have not shown definitive improvement, but shaving the hair in the area has! Keep the hair shaved to one inch away from the cyst, and some people find that no other treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What is pulmonia is that treatable?

Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Is hodgin totally treatable if discovered at its early stages?

Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more

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Pilonidal dimple is getting deeper and has a discolouration. Should i be worried?

Pilonidal dimple is getting deeper and has a discolouration. Should i be worried?

Pilonidal: No, you should be worried when it hurts and you notice any discharge. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis treatable?

Is dermatitis treatable?

Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin". Depending on the cause will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism treatable?

Is astigmatism treatable?

Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography. ...Read more

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Is thalassemia treatable?

Is thalassemia treatable?

By blood transfusion: In thalassemia patients who are very anemic, and have symptoms from their anemia, periodic transfusions is the usual treatment. If they have had many transfusions, their bodies will get iron overload from the past transfusions (chelation therapy to remove iron may be needed). The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Who gets pilonidal cysts?

Who gets pilonidal cysts?

Young adults: Pilonidal cysts occurs most commonly in young adults, mainly between the ages of 15-24. It is very rare for anyone to develop pilonidal disease after the age of 40. Males are more likely to develop these cysts than females. ...Read more

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Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more

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Is hypermetropia treatable?

Is hypermetropia treatable?

Only with surgery: Hypermetropia or hyperopia is a refractive error where the optical elements of the eye are too weak for the length of the eye. Commonly this is known as farsightedness. Glasses and contact lenses can be used to improve the vision but do not change the size or shape of the eye. Refractive surgery may treat the problem, if indicated. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease treatable?

Is paget's disease treatable?

Yes: Paget's disease is very treatable. I have several paget's patients who do very well on yearly Reclast (zoledronic acid) infusions. ...Read more

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How is anisometropia treatable?

How is anisometropia treatable?

Many ways: Anisometropia is a difference in the prescription between the two eyes. For most people, wearing glasses can treat their anisometropia. If the difference between the two eyes is large, contacts may be a better solution. Laser vision correction is also an option for many. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Is lumbago a treatable condition?

Very much so: "Lumbago" is simply a fancy medical term for low back pain. In many cases, low back pain is very treatable and often responds well to osteopathic manipulation. In the hands of a skilled physician, omm has been shown to be very effective at treating low back pain while reducing the need for drugs and surgery. I would suggest hunting down a local do and see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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Is anisometropia treatable in adults?

Yes: Anisometropia is a difference in refractive error between the two eyes.

This is commonly treated with glasses or contact lenses.

As long as there is no amblyopia, glasses and/or contact lenses should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pilonidal cysts?

What are the symptoms of pilonidal cysts?

None: Patients with pilonidal cysts may not have any symptoms at all. In others the cyst may become infected resulting in inflammation and pain. The infected cyst may grow and rupture into the surrounding tissue, forming an abscess. Infected pilonodal cysts/abscesses can cause severe pain, redness, swelling, and warmth of the skin of the tailbone area. Abscesses may cause fever and drainage of pus. ...Read more

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What is pilonidal sinus?

Rectal infection: A blindcutaneus sac arising from rectal glands often tender and infected resolves with drainage or excision. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis treatable?

Is encephalitis treatable?

Sometimes: There are limited direct antiviral treatment opportunities for encephalitis, specifically those caused by herpes simplex virus. For others, symptomatic supportive treatment such as controlling intracranial pressure tend to be the first line of treatment. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus treatable?

Is neck arthritus treatable?

No treatment needed: If it is not bothering you. When symptomatic, see a spinal specialist, to initiate conservative management, which will be likely all that will be needed to properly control symptoms related to this. ...Read more

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Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more

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What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ever having this. Good news, though, is it is well treated surgically, usually an outpatient procedure. Sometimes, it can go very deep. Er docs and family practice docs can treat this, but for recurrences, get to a general surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Is anemia treatable?

Is anemia treatable?

Yes!: Treating anemia is like filling the gas tank in your car. [1] you help replace the gas. Depending on the kind of anemia, you take supplements or change your diet so you get more iron or vitamin b12. [2] you figure out why your gas tank was running low and fix the leak. Are you bleeding somewhere in your gut? Heavy periods? Chronic disease? Not eating well? But yes, you can refill your tank! ...Read more

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Is raynauds treatable?

Is raynauds treatable?

Yes: Besides preventing cold exposure, calcium channel antagonists have been helpful. ...Read more

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Is phenylketonuria treatable?

Is phenylketonuria treatable?

Very: It must be diagnosed early and treated by a highly-specialized diet with full compliance, to avoid massive brain damage. This is one area that you cannot manage yourself; thankfully, there are all sorts of resources available to you. The fact that you found us on healthtap says you're resourceful enough to do this. I'm glad -- and I wish you good luck. ...Read more