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Herbal Treatment For Livedo Reticularis
Possibly: For help with this, please consult a well-trained, experienced professional homeopath who can thoroughly take your case. I have seen single-remedy homeopathy yield results, where conventional medicine sometimes falls short. Please collaborate with your conventional physician on this also, though. Most skillful homeopathic physicians will see the wisdom in a joint approach. ...Read more
No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is an older treatment method, where small amounts of a substance that produce a symptom, are used to treat the symptom in microscopic amounts. Homeopathy is very popular in europe and is still in use all over the world. Homeopathy is symptom based and they do not "treat" named diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?
Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more
FDA?: Fda governs how medications and materials are marketed--there are many useful 'off-label' therapies in medicine. Clinically proven: Acyclovir and its many anti-viral rx cousins & laser ablation are doctor provided. Otc methods are less effective but have lots of anecdotal support and 'manufacturer' testimonial 'studies'. It's caused by a virus, we don't control them as well as bacteria or fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Homeopathic treatmen: This chronic skin rash is rare, and it may not respond to conventional treatments. http://tinyurl.com/c2rn22 Homeopathic treatment requires working with a professional homeopath and considering your complete case -- not just the skin rash. The remedy YOU need (of thousands) may differ from that needed by someone else with the same diagnosis. A correctly prescribed one initiates a healing process. ...Read more
Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more
2nd Dr. Confirmed Diffuse Actinic Keratosis. Dr. Recommended PDT. What are results of photodynamic therapy. For AK. Am nervous.
Don't be nervous: If you are not satisfied with the DR's descriptions, have another discussion with the Dr before you do it. There are various approaches to AK. PDT is certainly a good one, briefly annoying, but effective. You might ask to be presented with a few alternatives so you can choose one yourself. None of them are dangerous. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.
Livedo reticularis: You should see a rheumatologist as it could be a manifestation of an underlying rheumatologic disease. ...Read more
Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.
Panniculitis/Pernio: You may have a special kind of Chillblains that attack the Fatty tissue of outer thighs&arms, low abdomen, chin, in people with extra weight during the cold days of winter when not very well covered, or if left moist. Areas turn red and purple/black and hurt. You need to rewarm them but they will blister and slough off until replaced for the new tissue. Go to a Doctor to check for lupus too. ...Read more
I have livedo reticularis. Doesn't abate much w/heat. Could this have anything to do w/a similar looking (kind of an inversed livedo pattern) heat rash i always get in the shower?
It is common skin fi: It is a common skin finding where skin is mottled reticulated vascular pattern looks lace like purplish discolouration of skin. ...Read more
Dermatologists: Skin specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more
I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?
Tinea versicolor: this is a fungal infection of the skin. Where it doesn't tan is the fungus and is commonly seen after trips to the beach. A treatment with antifungal pills and then keeping your skin treated with selsun over many months will help keep it from recurring ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile
A qualafied yes: Ehler-danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like mayo clinic or contact the ehlers-danlos national foundation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?
Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature. ...Read more
Different: Raynaud's is spasm of blood vessel with cold or stress leading to white (most important color change) as well as red and blue. Classicially it occurs in the fingers, but also can involve the feet or internal arteries. Livedo is a mottled reticulated vascular pattern that appears like a lace-like purplish discoloration of the lower extremities due swelling of medium veins. The causes can be many. ...Read more
Recently my doctor diagnosed me with livedo reticularis.I also have fibromyalgias could these 2 be associated?
Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?
Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?
I'm having trouble regulating my body temp. I have livedo reticularis does this affect body temps? Bloods recently show I have scurvy & anti ccp high
Two questions: Two questions.First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc . Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there current info for ideopathic livedo reticularis that is not suggestive of lupus? have had rhum. Dr do work up. All negative, this was 5 yrs ag
See details: The majority of cases of livedo have no underlying cause. ...Read more
I've developed raynaud's. Also have livedo reticularis all over my body which seems to be getting worse. I know these can both be primary conditions, but should I be worried about an underlying issue?
Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?
May not be: What needs to be known is why you have livedo reticularis and raynauds. Calf cramping can be due to many reasons as well as vascular issues which you may have. Your physician would be able to clarify this or may send you to a Rheumatologist to help clarify thr diagnosis and the reason for cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have livedo reticularis on palms (hands) and soles (feet), causing severe pain when standing or holding object in hand. What tests do I need?
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