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Herbal Treatment For Chest Deformity
Possibly: Pott's disease of the spine does need multi-antibiotic treatment for many months. The length of time is controversial, but generally 6-9 months. Homeopathic treatment can accompany this, and there are at least 26 (or more) homeopathic medicines specifically known to help in this condition. You'll need a homeopathic physician willing to collaborate, and will probably need daily liquid dosing. ...Read more
Many possible but most commonly seen are pectus excavatum where sternum is displaced into chest cavity and may impinge on internal organs. May also see pigeon chest where sternum is anterior forming the appearance almost like the bow of a ship. These are just two of many ...Read more
Get a real Rx: If you are responsible for the physical / emotional well-being of a child or teen with pectus excavatum, you have a duty to educate yourself about the evidence-based options for treatment if it is indicated. Surgery is the norm; there's an avant-garde option with magnets. Growing up is difficult enough without a visible cosmetic or functional deformity. ...Read more
New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?
Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...Read more
Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for this alone: Homeopathic treatment won't help breast growth unless you're in your early developmental years, growing them. It's not suitable treatment for a 31-yo woman seeking breast enhancement. That said, it can help your overall health -- and if part of your problem is not eating well, etc, it may help your entire body fill out into its healthiest, most natural form. No guarantee about breast size though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?
Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?
Scoliosis / pain: That's a very broad question... Happy to answer details, but all of these 'questions' need their own explanation. Often they are connected, as scoliosis and imbalance can cause muscle spasms where the body tries to keep everything in line, while the spine undergoes a three-dimensional deformity over time. Osteoarthritis can effect the spine at all levels+contribute to pain and worsening deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks
Yes: There are many causes for trigonitis. Surgery rarely treats any of them. Sometimes a surgery called cystoscopy is needed to look at the trigone and bladder to help determine the cause. Diet (avoiding caffeine and tomatoes,and carbonation), avoiding nicotine, and getting plenty of fluid intake are all helpful in controlling trigonitis. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 yo male with classic pericarditis. Recurred despite treatment with colchicine, steroids, etc. What are the options for additional therapy.....?
Coxsackie B: Recurrent pericarditis is unlikely to be due to a bacteria. It is possible that Borrelia Burgdorferi infection or Moyamotoi can cause it although it is not widely accepted as a cause The most likely explanation is Coxsackie B infection. So I would check serologies and if positive you have only symptomatic treatment. Indomethacin can work well. Steroids also as might be the case here but should generally be avoided in viral infections. I would not let the neutrophilia put you off whether it is due to the steroids or not. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)
Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If secondary to acute fractures of thoracic vertebra, surgical stabization procedures can be performed. If secondary to osteoporosis & compression, vertebroplasty is an option. There are certain exercises that you can perform that can corrective in the young. You would need to see a physical therapist for instruction. There are back support and taping that can be corrective in nature. ...Read more
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
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