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Can there be a long term treatment for cold hands?

Can there be a long term treatment for cold hands?

Possibly: It depends on the cause. If there are color changes and a suspicion of raynauds, then there are meds that can help. ...Read more

Short Fingers (Definition)

= Brachydactyly- which may be seen in a ...Read more


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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

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 more

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Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?

Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?

Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read more

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Is there a side effect of using rotacaps and tablets for treating asthma for long time?

Is there a side effect of using rotacaps and tablets for treating asthma for long time?

Varies with patients: If rotocaps contain steroids, they would be one part of the asthma treatment. Other meds include ipatropium, bronchodilators, singulair, (montelukast) etc... One can work with his doctor to decrease medicine use, but if the choice is between using inhalers or being sick, it is better to use the meds and not be sick. Each patient should find what is the most effective combination of meds for him. ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more

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Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Apples and oranges: Ask the provider(s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more

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Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?

Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?

Homeopathy & Levitra (vardenafil): Ask your homeopath, but Levitra (vardenafil) should not interfere with your homeopathic treatment. If your homeopath is well trained & your body can recover from the hair loss (as in some cases of alopecia and trichitillomania, etc) you have a good chance of positive results. Pharmaceuticals which more frequently interfere with homeopathic treatment are steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM

How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM

Urgent Treatment: Temporal Arteritis is a serious condition and requires immediate treatment to avoid serious complications like Blindness. Medical Marijuana will not prevent those complications. You should discuss with your Doc. ...Read more

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Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions

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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What OTC sleep medicines are best for short periods of use?

What OTC sleep medicines are best for short periods of use?

Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approves it, melatonin is worth a try. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

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

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Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

See details: Rest, ice, physical therapy and local cortisone injection are all options. Speak with an orthopedist about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?

For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?

That Depends : Requip (ropinirole) is not a cure nor will it lessen the progression (or I'm unaware of such evidence)....however it's benefit on symptoms of a movement disorder may be present as long as you take the medication, possibly many years. If you think it may no longer be effective, then discuss with provider. Maybe a dosage adjustment or maybe a trial off/on the medication is reasonable. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

Uncertain: this really depends on your total evaluation of your neurodermatitis. We don't always use corticosteroids in this setting. This is best to discuss with your physician so you may have your best total therapy plan ...Read more

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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

Infusion therapy: If the patient is rebounding, inpatient management or ambulatory infusion treatment may be required. It is safe, evidence based and effective in the majority cases. Major concerns are: comorbid medical illness that may require monitoring and allows only short-term follow-up. I use modified Meyers cocktail for my patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for burning feet and legs other than medication? I'm 21

What treatment is available for burning feet and legs other than medication? I'm 21

Finding the cause: Burning in extremities is a sign of sick nerves (neuropathy). Several common causes include diabetes, thyroid disease, b12 (rarely before age 70), heavy metal poisoning (rare), toxicity from medications (DDI (didanosine) and other HIV medications... pretty common)> several of these are treatable conditions. Otherwise medications are the next best step. ...Read more

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What is best herbal treatment for weak erection?

What is best herbal treatment for weak erection?

Circuzyme: Circuzyme by qnlabs helps with micro circulation helps both erection issues and coronary blood flow issues. Cost $50 per bottle. ...Read more

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My short fingers don't allow me to play the guitar very well. Is there any way around this?

My short fingers don't allow me to play the guitar very well. Is there any way around this?

Not surgical: Try a different instrument, practice more, or accept your not having a professional guitar career. ...Read more

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I am male and 18. I have short fingers. Are there ways to make fingers longer?

I am male and 18. I have short fingers. Are there ways to make fingers longer?

For specific things: Such as congenitally short fingers there are time when function is imporvoed by lengthening a digit but this is a rare occurrence. For a "normal functioning hand" with all the digits there is no cosmetic way that would successfully lengthen fingers. Even in congenitally short fingers it is a very controversial subject as it has a very limited functional indication ( very select cases). ...Read more

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How do I make myself puke (short fingers)?

How do I make myself puke (short fingers)?

Don't: Making yourself puke is not the answer. ...Read more

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I've got very short fingers. Is there any surgical method to elongate them?

I've got very short fingers. Is there any surgical method to elongate them?

To old: There are surgical treatment options for congenital deformities resulting in short fingers, but not indicated or effective in 38 year old patient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short fingers and toes?

What is the definition or description of: Short fingers and toes?

Brachy dactyly.: Shortened fingers or toes is also known as brachy dactyly. The shortness can be due to either abnormally short phalanges in either the fingers or toes or shortening of either the metacarpals or metatarsals. There are several different types of brachy dactyly depending on which digits and which bones in the digits are involved. ...Read more

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What does short fingers mean?

What does short fingers mean?

Small gloves: They are probably completely normal.

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What is the definition or description of: Short fingers?

Short fingers: = Brachydactyly- which may be seen in a number of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a dentist if I have short fingers (i'm like 5'4) and broke my wrist twice?

Of course!: I have seen dentists with short fingers, huge hands and everthing in between. If being a dentist is your dream, it would be crazy not to become one! ...Read more

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What is up my short fingers?

What is up my short fingers?

See below: Our physical traits are inherited from our parents. I suspect every person in this world even supermodels have body features that they wish they could change. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Focus on the positive. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?

What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?

Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment ,as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read more

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Hi i'm from iran and i'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me i can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Hi i'm from iran and i'm very short only 4, 6   and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me i can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?

Not now: Currently stem cell therapy is in its early devellopmental stages. It can be used for a few desparate situations, mostlhy geenetic in origin. N o current stem cell treatment is known that can be used to lengthen your fingers. ...Read more

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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

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I have a wart on my finger that doesn't want to go away i've tried the freeze away treatment multiple times and still hasn't gone away any solutions?

I have a wart on my finger that doesn't want to go away i've tried the freeze away treatment multiple times and still hasn't gone away any solutions?

See doc: Over-the-counter freezing treatments are often suboptimal in removing warts. Also, it may require paring before freezing treatment as the warts tends to wall itself off by creating a thick skin shell over it. See doc to get it removed. ...Read more

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