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Can a mum to be can rectify an unstable lie at 36+ weeks or is c-section only option? Consultant hasn't mentioned the option of external turning!

Can a mum to be can rectify  an unstable lie at 36+ weeks or is c-section only option? Consultant hasn't mentioned the option of external turning!

Many variables: It depends on many variables. Is the baby breech? Is it transverse? Do you have a placenta previa? Have you had a previous c-section? You really need to discuss these things with your doctor or midwife. ...Read more

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Had a rct, now to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

Had a rct, now to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

That depends: Crown lengthening takes less time, but can make the tooth look longer. This is usually not a problem for back teeth, but can create an esthetic problem for an upper front tooth. Orthodontic forced eruption takes longer to achieve but can give a cosmetically better result in the end. Only you can answer how important is the potential cosmetic result to you. ...Read more

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What precautionary measures/care must be taken of an eye after vitrectomy? For example, keeping the head bowed for x hours...

What precautionary measures/care must be taken of an eye after vitrectomy? For example, keeping the head bowed for x hours...

Depends on reason: Vitrectomies are performed for various diagnoses. Some will require positioning restrictions. Call your doctors office and check to see what they recommended for you. Take care. ...Read more

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After #20 rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

After #20 rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

Each: Each has benefits and draw-backs. I would suggest seeing a Periodontist (crown lengthening) and an Orthodontist (forced eruption) for opinions, then discuss the specialist's recommendations with your restorative Dentist. ...Read more

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I am 23 with an infected baby tooth, what is the proper treatment?

I am 23 with an infected baby tooth, what is the proper treatment?

Call dentist: One cannot diagnose your specific problem without physically examining the tooth and a radiograph of the area. Should it be treated or extracted? Secondary tooth underneath or implant and crown? Can't tell what is proper for you with such little info to go on. Please call a local dentist for a consultation. ...Read more

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After a rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

After a rct, to gain an additional 2-3 ml for the crown, which is generally better, a crown lengthening or orthodontic forced eruption? Thanks.

Depends: Extrusion (orthodontics) will pull up the bone and gingival tissue with the extruding tooth, whereas periodontal surgery will probably leave some soft tissue cosmetic defect as it is removing gum and bone. But as the tooth is extruded, the portion at the gum level is narrower in diameter than normal, possibly leaving larger spaces between the teeth. I recommend getting a periodontal consult. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for a patient having getting diagnosed with cancer at the age of 97?

Is there an effective treatment for a patient having getting diagnosed with cancer at the age of 97?

What type of cancer?: Regardless of age, cancer treatment varies quite a bit depending on the type & stage of the cancer. Obviously, the treatment needs to be individualized based on risks vs. Benefits & one's ability to tolerate the stress of rx. Therefore, only the most minor interventions would be appropriate for most 97 yr olds. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a baby with teething pain?My 10 month old son has 2 teeth erupting at the same time and seems to be in great discomfort.

What's the best treatment for a baby with teething pain?My 10 month old son has 2 teeth erupting at the same time and seems to be in great discomfort.

Cold teething rings: Cold will slow the transmission of pain messages to the brain at any age. For teething pain, i prefer a collection of several freezable rings that you can rotate over the day, replacing them as they thaw & refreezing. Medicines offer meager benefit & some problems. The teething gels last a few minutes & can set of some blood reactions. Benedryl can be applied topically but lasts only a few min. ...Read more

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Child 11 y.o. was referred for root canals work on 2 permanent teeth with cavities, & than the filling done. Is that safe for kid? Any other options?

Child 11 y.o. was referred for root canals work on 2 permanent teeth with cavities, & than the filling done. Is that safe for kid? Any other options?

No: It sounds like his teeth need major restoration. The dentist will help with pain and anxiety management. Be sure he practices good hygiene to avoid this again. All the best, he will be safe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

What is the treatment for an 8 week old infant with a spiral fracture of the arm?

Thorough eval: This kind of fracture at this age requires a thorough evaluation. A history of the event if known that preceded detection of the injury.An evaluation of the setting wherein it occurred & a minimum set of x-rays over the all the long bones & ribs for other fractures.The orthopedist is a player in this event, but no more important than the team that covers the other issues. ...Read more

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At what age can a child get an anti-tounge thrust appliance?

At what age can a child get an anti-tounge thrust appliance?

6 years (usually): Most tongue thrust appliances hook onto the 6-yr molars, so this is about the earliest one could be done. There are different options here, so speak with either an orthodontist (recommended) or your dentist to discuss the best way to approach this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have an elective ultrasound at 14 weeks while extended family is in town? I will have already had 3, including the nuchal scan.

Is it safe to have an elective ultrasound at 14 weeks while extended family is in town?  I will have already had 3, including the nuchal scan.

Yes BUT: Are you having this elective study just to entertain your out of town relatives? If so, you should reschedule to the next indicated time as determined by your ob. While there has been no demonstrable bad effects to fetuses by ultrasound, prudent medical practice is to limit exams for only medically appropriate reasons and not entertainment. Your insurance is not likely to cover such exams. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and was diagnosed with sbo during a CT scan for spondylolisthesis at L5 is there an operation to close the defect in the vertabra?

My son is 14 and was diagnosed with sbo during a CT scan for spondylolisthesis at L5 is there an operation to close the defect in the vertabra?

Spondi: Most often, surgery is not required to treat this. If your son does not have any pain in the back or legs, then surgery would not be recommended. This is often a developmental issue where the bone does not completely ossify (form) . Your son is most likely still growing and developing his skeleton. You should see a spine specialist, perhaps a pediatric orthopedic doctor that does spine. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Is laser treatment for correcting vision advisable at the age 45 years or after?

Commonly done: Lasik correction at this age can be very successful. Remember that you will need reading glasses afterwards. Discuss with a lasik surgeon what can be accomplished. ...Read more

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My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?

My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?

Depends: Depends a lot on the kind of CP he has. Functional level will dictate orthopedic treatment, and many of the physiatry treatments (braces, wheelchairs etc). In a non- ambulatory patient, a good wheelchair is of utmost importance because they spend most of their time there. Ambulatory assistance may be more important in some less involved children. Surgery or gait aids may help. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't treatment with bisphosphonates exceed 6 months at a stretch for paget's disease?

Why shouldn't treatment with bisphosphonates exceed 6 months at a stretch for paget's disease?

paget's disease is: A chronic , ongoing illness of bone formation and destruction . To combat the erosion of bone , bisphosphonate should be taken on continuous basis . The illness is not curable but treatable to some extent ...Read more

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Options for treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using medications that is safe to at least conceive on if not the whole pregnancy?

Options for treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using medications that is safe to at least conceive on if not the whole pregnancy?

Talk to Neurologist: There is not enough information about trigeminal neuralgia and pregnancy because most people with trigeminal neuralgia are over 50 years old. See a neurologist as they can make all the difference. ...Read more

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I suffer from angular cheilitis. Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?

I suffer from angular cheilitis.  Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?

No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little Clotrimazole antifungal cream and a little Hydrocortisone cream for week can make it better. There aren't herbal creams that decrease inflammation the way Hydrocortisone does. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read more

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Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more

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What is candidiasis and its treatment. Are there any herbal treatement for this?

What is candidiasis and its treatment. Are there any herbal treatement for this?

Candidiasis is a: Fungal infection caused by yeasts belonging to the genus candida & > 20 species of candida yeasts can cause infection in humans (most common is candida albicans). Candida yeasts normally live on the skin & mucous membranes without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop. Check out this site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/fungal/candidiasis/. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

No: Cataplexy is tougher to treat than the narcolepsy daytime treatment, and, so far, xyrem seems to be the best approach, although some patients respond to nuvigil, pro vigil, or ritalin (methylphenidate). There is no known otc treatment so far. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Could you recommend a herbal/ayurvedic treatment for recurring cough?

Persistent cough: Persistent coughs may be from acid reflux. It is often silent other than the cough. You can try raising the head of the bed at night, and reducing acid causing foods. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal treatment for weak erection?

No: No herbal remedy will improve erections. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Your erection is probably fine, and may be just normal for you. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the herbal treatment for pimple control?

What is the herbal treatment for pimple control?

Herbal RX for acne: Step 1 mix 8 tbsp. Of turmeric powder and 5 tbsp. Of sesame or olive oil in a clean, dry bowl. Stir well until the turmeric mixture turns into a creamy paste. Step 2 leave paste on skin overnight. ...Read more

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What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Some: Narcolepsy is an issue with a brain chemical that controls degree of wakefulness and control on timing of wakefulness. So herbs (caffeine and noncaffeine) products that work through a different system (often adenosine) can be helpful t keep awake during day. Also behavior for short napping helps. Food metabolism also affects, specifically gluten has been. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you went to a osteopath would they use herbal medicines as part of their treatment?

I'm just wondering, if you went to a osteopath would they use herbal medicines as part of their treatment?

Maybe: It depends on the specialty of the physican and her/his specific practice when it comes to herbal remedies. ...Read more

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What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

Use a combination!: I would suggest a combination of vits, mineral, herbal and trace elements along with wellness, aerobic, heat as in soaking and yoga. Reflexology and related options. Acupressure. Use self-trigger point release or acupuncture. ...Read more

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Is herbal treatment helpful for sinusitus ?

Is herbal treatment helpful for sinusitus ?

Good for anything?: What most people with serious illnesses get from herbal medicines is worse! why would anyone spend money on unproven herbal preparations about which they know nothing. There have been numerous reports of people becoming critically ill when the stuff they were taking proved to be toxic. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more

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Is there any good effective herbal treatment for getting a glowy skin?

Is there any good effective herbal treatment for  getting a glowy skin?

Exercise!: Regular exercise (30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week) is excellent for the skin as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more