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Herbal Treatment For Asthma Symptoms More Than 2 Months
Yes: Asthma is an inflammatory airway disease that occasionally causes reversible obstruction of the airway. Immediate relief is necessary for reversal of obstruction but anti-inflammatory agents are used to control inflammation of the airway. Key to control of asthma is control of inflammation to prevent airway remodeling hence need for chronic polypharmacy / immnuotherapy. ...Read more
2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??
What are potential causes for a productive cough lasting for more than a week and is it worse for an asthmatic?
6 months baby with chronic persistent cough daily for four months！ oral antiallergic agent is not effective, X-ray showed bronchitis(or pneumonia?).Af
Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment
Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you stay on antithyroid medication indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' disease ?
Meds for Grave's: 52F from UK asks if one can take antithyroid meds indefinitely rather than definitive treatment for Graves' Disease. ANS: Yes and sometimes one can even stop after a period of time but need to weigh side effects of meds vs radiation and your other circumstances that are best assessed by your thyroid Dr. ...Read more
I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?
Is it possible and normal to have antral gastritis for more than 2 months while taking anti acid prescription medication?
Possible: It is not necessarily normal, but it is certainly possible. What does your GI doctor say? ...Read more
More than 25 years I am taking medicine for high BP. Is there any other option than this medicine ?
Yes,many options but: Many other options may reduce BP. The best-proven is the Zona, a device that lowers BP an ave. of 15/8 in 9 of 10 who use it 12 min./day (see zona.com).. Other options include CoQ10, magnesium (esp. glycinate or taurate), Maitake mushrooms,Hawthorne extracts & Resveratrol. Reducing lead levels,weight loss, vegetarian diet, exercise & meditation help. But some need meds even if they try all those! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is smoking marijuana for the management ADHD symptoms a reasonable solution? Is it worse or better for my health than prescription stimulants
No: Long term stimulant use has been very well studied and when used correctly and monitored by a health professional - safe. Marijauna for all intents and purposes is illegal and cannot be recommended. Cannabinoid receptor research is a new and exciting area of research. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it possible for a URTI to last for more than 1 year, if not treated accordingly? Symptoms haven't changed or progressed, but still exist.
What is the treatment for subchondral cyst(shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?
Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?
5 y/o being treated for croup, cough is getting worse- but more bronchitis than croup. Is this to be expected? Croup 3X this year.
Mgt/ workup: Croup may recur and is caused by a number of viruses. I would suggest seeing your pediatric lung specialist.In addition, airway structural changes, foreign body aspiration and persistent inflammation of the airway may be related to the symptoms. A virtual appointment is also available. Making a recording of the sound and noting when it is worse, will help in the diagnosis. ...Read more
A Good advice needed! Which acapella device is suitable for use in bronchiectasis patients. blue=less than 15L/m for 3sec. green=more than 15?
Need more info: It is important to know your medical history to give you a proper answer. This question is best answered by a puilmonologist (lung doctor) who will know the best course of treatment. ...Read more
What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?
Symptomatic relief : Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding , labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has been prescribed 30000 iu vitamin D3 for delusional activity. Is this better treatment than atypical antipsychotic medicine?
No, not "better": If your wife has delusional activity, she needs to be seen and treated by a psychiatrist -- who may well prescribe atypical antipsychotic medicines. Vitamin d deficiency has known relationship to depression, but not necessarily delusional disorders. If she is very deficient by blood levels, 30, 000 iu could be reasonable temporarily. I would see replacement as only part of her treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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