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What is the treatment for painful joints?

What is the treatment for painful joints?

Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?

My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?

Specialist: Is she being treated by a specialist in infectious diseases? This may be a rheumatoid like reaction to the typhoid infection, but a specialist with experience in treating typhoid is best qualified to evaluate and advise her about these symptoms. A rheumatologist may also need to be consulted. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment options for someone with recurrent corneal erosion?

What are the symptoms and treatment options for someone with recurrent corneal erosion?

See below: Symptoms: recurrent ocular irritation. Treatment: frequent artificial tear drops daily (lubricating drops). Also, there are more invasive corneal procedures that can lessen the frequency of recurrences. ...Read more

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Am suffering from erosive esophagitis what type of drugs will i take for the treatment ?

Am suffering from erosive esophagitis what type of drugs will i take for the treatment ?

PPI: a class of medication call proton pump inhibitors (PPI) has been shown to be most effective for erosive esophagitis, and includes medications like omeprazole. But be sure that you see a gastroenterologist to be sure that this is from reflux and not involve infectious or allergic (eosinophilic esophagitis) or complication of medications, for example. Happy to consult. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurring corneal erosions?

What is the treatment for recurring corneal erosions?

Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this important eye disorder. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more

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Please can I have info on cervical erosion. I never got any kind if treatment when i was told I have it. Confused? Is there a way to heal it on my own

Please can I have info on cervical erosion. I never got any kind if treatment when i was told I have it. Confused? Is there a way to heal it on my own

Outdated term: In the us, this term isn't used, as it doesn't have a specific definition or cause.In other parts of the world, it's been used to describe a red appearance of the cervix, which may be caused by infection, stds, or may be normal.See a gyno now, and ask if there's any abnormal appearance, and get tested for stds if needed. Then use condoms in the future if you may be at risk for stds. ...Read more

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I had a bankart repair last year and now the anchor sites (3) have turned cystic. One is very large with bone erosion. What are the treatment options?

I had a bankart repair last year and now the anchor sites (3) have turned cystic. One is very large with bone erosion. What are the treatment options?

Possible Rev surgery: If you shoulder is painful and or recurrently loose, revision surgery may help. An MRI and or and 3D CT scan would help best to delineate the degree of bone loss and best approach to any considers revision surgery ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from silver nitrate treatment of cervical erosion?

How long does it take to recover from silver nitrate treatment of cervical erosion?

One week: If the silver nitrate treatment is not disturbed by tampons or intercourse. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more