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Herbal Treatment For Baby Positioned At An Angle
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!
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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.
I believe so: You have to use with modalities of treatment. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
What is the best way for a young child to get flouride for their teeth, daily supplements or topical foam at the dentist's office?
TOOTHPASTE SHOULD: Do just fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Terramycin by mouth can cause developing tooth abnormailities. ...Read more
Options for treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using medications that is safe to at least conceive on if not the whole pregnancy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is liquid melatonin safe for a two year old autistic child who has problems going to sleep? I want to use an herbal treatment, this was recommended by a pediatrician, but have read articles stating not to do so....
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
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
Probably not: There is no scientific evidence to support this. ...Read more
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
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
Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more
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
None: They do not have significant benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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