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Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand
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Quinine (Definition)

Was originally derived from the bark of a certain tree. It is used some times in the treatment of certain kinds of malaria. It used to be used for leg cramps but potential side effects outweighed benefit. A small amount is found in tonic water but not enough to ...Read more


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I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream . Is this normal?

I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream . Is this normal?

Maybe: The way that drug works is by inhibiting the cells that create pigment from making melanin. This might take different amounts of time in different people. It can cause a lot of skin irritation and if that does occur you should probably stop using till that irritation calms down. It might appear as a darkening with increased dryness and irritation. ...Read more

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My son is taking phenobarbital and clenazipam for seizure control but he is suffering from behavioural change s.A impolsivness hoe can u treat this?

My son is taking phenobarbital and clenazipam for seizure control but he is suffering from behavioural change s.A impolsivness hoe can u treat this?

Talk To Your Doctor: This is valuable information for your neurologist. Sometimes the timing of the doses can be changed. Alternatively, she may want to try another medication combination. The first step is to get expert advice. ...Read more

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I am having vertiginous seizures. How dangerous are these and can they be treated?

I am having vertiginous seizures. How dangerous are these and can they be treated?

Compound question: Seizures are inherently potentially dangerous as a source of physical injury to self and others (especially if driving). Also seizures beget seizures. The more you have, the more you get. Prolonged or frequent seizures can and do cause permanent brain damage. At least 60% of seizures can be completely controlled medically (note, i didn't say "cure"). ...Read more

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How does Xanax (alprazolam) treat seizures?

How does Xanax (alprazolam) treat seizures?

As a prophylactic: Or an adjunctive drug. Xanax (alprazolam) is an anxiolytic frequently prescribed for panic attacks and sleep disorders. Use of anxiolytic medications may provide added therapeutic benefit. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

STATUS EPILEPTICUS: Status epilepticus is an emergency and can be fatal, generally any seizure lasted more than 20-30 minutes or multiple seizures occurred without returning to normal alertness between those seizures called status. Treatment includes, preserving the breathing may need intubation, seizure medication is needed to stop the status and transfering the patient to intensive care unit always needed. ...Read more

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If low oxygen levels are causing seizures would the best way to treat them be finding out why oxygen is dropping?

If low oxygen levels are causing seizures would the best way to treat them be finding out why oxygen is dropping?

If that is the case?: When you experience a seizure, your oxygen level might dip and your carbon dioxide will also change. Many metabolic changes accompany seizures. I suspect that oxygenation due to seizure activity, not the reverse. You do not list your current anti-seizure meds, but i presume you are taking some medication. Altering your medicines may successfully control the seizures. ...Read more

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How should I treat febrile seizure?

How should I treat febrile seizure?

Self Resolve: Febrile seizure can happen in young children when their temperature rises rapidly. It is usually brief, and generalized (affects the entire body). There's no long term consequences. Febrile seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes or starts/affects just one part of the body needs medical attention. ...Read more

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What treats generalized seizures in adults?

What treats generalized seizures in adults?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more

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Can diet effectively treat childhood seizures?

Can diet effectively treat childhood seizures?

Not usually: Most seizure disorders require effective anti-convulsant medications. Diet changes usually do not prevent seizures, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Always check with your doctor before putting any child on a restrictive diet. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Quinamm (Definition)

Quinamm is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind ...Read more