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Herbal Treatment For Telangiectasia
Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is best to avoid excess radiation (excess x-rays, ct scans) be wary of any signs of infection (due to immune compromise) and be vigilant about signs of malignancy (weight loss, night sweats, etc.). Physical therapy is also recommended for ataxia. ...Read more
How many IPL treatments for nose skin telangiectasia are needed to see an effect? I don't notice any improvement after 3 treatments, is this normal?
May not be ever work: The IPL light source is a flash lamp, the same as many lasers, but the energy delivered is much less. The best laser treatment for telangectasias is the tunable or pulsed dye laser. The IPL frequencies cover most of the visible spectrum; whereas, the pulsed dye laser is tuned to the colour of oxygenated hemoglobin. The sheer power is much greater with the pulsed dye also. ...Read more
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea or telangiectasias. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. If not treated, the tiny facial veins become engorged and can fill up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?
Facial capillaries: Yes, facial capillaries can get worse with time, particularly if things that cause their dilatation are continuing. Sun damage is one of the primary causes, so are things that make the face red or warm, like hot showers, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, and others. Laser treatment is a personal choice, not a must, although it does help improve the capillaries. ...Read more
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
None: They do not have significant benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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