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Does any one know a treatment for leishmaniasis?

Does any one know a treatment for leishmaniasis?

Many: It can be treated with pentostam, glucantime, amphotericin b, and pentamidine. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


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What do you advise if I'm vdrl reactive..is there a cure for this desease?

What do you advise if I'm vdrl reactive..is there a cure for this desease?

Not a disease: Several percent of older folks test positive on the VDRL without having syphilis. Ignore it. It is nothing to worry about. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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WHO states on their site that there is no diagnostic test for Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis. How would one get diagnosed then for this disease?

WHO states on their site that there is no diagnostic test for Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis.  How would one get diagnosed then for this disease?

There are tests: You can test for the parasite, or the parasites DNA through skin biopsy. There are some serologic tests available too. I looked on the WHO website. It does not say that there are no diagnostic tests. I think you may have misunderstood what was said. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/dengue/prevention/index.Html for more information. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe, but effective, treatment for head lice?

Anyone know what is a safe, but effective, treatment for head lice?

Lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a treatment or cure for adrenal cancer?

I need to know if there is a treatment or cure for adrenal cancer?

Surgery: Many but not all of these can be cured by complete surgical resection, provided the tumor has not spread. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Can any doc tell me what's considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Over 100.5: Typically if you are getting chemotherapy and are potentially neutropenic, anything over 100.5 needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for leprosy?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for leprosy?

Clinical research: While there is some clinical evidence that the bcg vaccine (given in certain countries as a vaccine for tb) can be somewhat protective against leprosy (since the two diseases are caused by similar organisms), it is not a great vaccine against leprosy. There are many academic centers around the world currently working on making a better vaccine. ...Read more

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How does one know what vitamins or supplements one should take? Is there a test? A standard?

How does one know what vitamins or supplements one should take? Is there a test? A standard?

If your provider: recommends. Most American diets have enough nutrients and vitamins. If you have specific symptoms or specific deficiency then supplement. Otherwise healthy eating ...Read more

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Hi every one can someone tell me is there a treatment for short cervix?

Hi every one can someone tell me is there a treatment for short cervix?

Incompetant Cervix: Is what i think you are describing. This is where pregnancies end with early delivery as the cervix dilates and is unable to keep the fetus inside the uterus. This is treated with a cerclage, which is basically a purse string shown through the cervix. ...Read more

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What does it implies for a girl to vomite immediately after sex? No any medicine using!

What does it implies for a girl to vomite immediately after sex? No any medicine using!

Many possibilities: There may be many contributing causes such as esophageal reflux, pain, prostagladins, psychological, parasympathetic autonomic nervous system-related problem, hyperventilation.... Best for her to see her physician to make sure it is not a medical problem first and talk to her about her feelings about sex. If she were raped in the past, it could be triggering memory or be a PTSD reaction. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for Lyme disease?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for Lyme disease?

No: No. The only one was withdrawn from the market years ago. There is one for dogs. ...Read more

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How long will I live if I am HBsAG positive at the age of 29? Is there any cure available for hbsag?

How long will I live if I am HBsAG positive at the age of 29?
Is there any cure available for hbsag?

HepB surface Ag: If you have hepatitis B surface antigen it means that you have been infected with this virus, but whether you will develop chronic infection or develop antibodies depends upon when you were infected. Chronic hepatitis can also remain inactive. You need to be seen and followed by a hepatologist or infectious disease expert. There is now treatment available, and further testing will tell you more. ...Read more

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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a home treatment for sciatica ?

Does anyone know of a home treatment for sciatica ?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Hygeine: Acne is tough! i recommend a good antibacterial soap with a drying agent (benzoyl peroxide) .Sunshine helps as does keeping your hands and hair off your face.Diet has not been proved to help but i still recommend avoidance of chocolate and fried/greasy foods. ...Read more

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Herpes is there any type of test to see who got it first?

Herpes is there any type of test to see who got it first?

Can be tested: Both are same genotype , or not , most common source , male infect female in genital herpes , test is not done routinely , will be expensive , no medical indication so insurance will not cover. ...Read more

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Is there a specialty for treating people with illness and disease? Looking for a doctor for my husband but don't know what to search for.

Is there a specialty for treating people with illness and disease?  Looking for a doctor for my husband but don't know what to search for.

See an internist: An internist (internal medicine specialist) is the specialty to choose. Internists have a wide range of knowledge or diseases of adults. Sometimes, patients have particular problems requiring further expertise (for example, for kidney diseases or joint diseases) but for his primary physician he would be best served by seeing an internist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more