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Does home treatment affect delirium?

Does home treatment affect delirium?

Depends: If we are considering acute brain failure delirium unlinked to drug or alcohol withdrawal states, then the home environment can be helpful as it is more "orienting" and familiar to a confused person. This may help reduce distress. Home treatment can also worsen delirium if medications are not administered correctly, or if some otcs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are used. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Delirium (Definition)

We believe delirium occurs when the brain cannot maintain its normal activities when overwhelmed by metabolic demands or other variables which exceed the brain's capacity to compensate for. Brains with less reserve capacity are particularly vulnerable. Not entirely unlike acute heart failure. See my last textbook chapter for more reading in the appi textbook ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for delirium tremens?

Hospitalization: Delerium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can involve nervous system (anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, seizures) and cardiovascular (high blood pressure, heart racing) changes. It can be very dangerous. Treatment with various medications (often anti-anxiety medications in the class of benzodiazepines) is used to help people withdraw safely. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for delirium tremens?

Treat symptoms: There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for delirium tremens, a potentially-fatal withdrawal syndrome of alcohol abuse. In general the goal is to treat the symptoms and gently support the person through withdrawal while keeping them alive. The important thing to remember is dt can kill you; it must be treated early and aggressively. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hypoactive delirium?

Is there a treatment for hypoactive delirium?

It depends: Usually, yes -- but it depends on the cause of the delirium, which must be found and treated. It is generally a medical problem, such as overdose, stroke, metabolic encephalopathy, etc. For instance, liver failure and diabetic hyperglycemia can cause this. Based on history & exam, doctors investigate and attend to what they find. Delirium may resolve along with the causative illness. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of delirium tremens?

DTs: To prevent serious damage and seizures, vitamins and benzodiazepine, fluids, and other supportive therapies. Some physicians use Phenobarbital to help with withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for delirium tremens?

DTs: No! this is a life threatening situation and needs treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm told haloperidol is an effective treatment for delirium, but sometimes makes BP too low. Is there some other medication, whether used iv, s/c or im, that doesn't have this disadvantage?

I'm told haloperidol is an effective treatment for delirium, but sometimes makes BP too low. Is there some other medication, whether used iv, s/c or im, that doesn't have this disadvantage?

Haldol (haloperidol): In itself, Haldol (haloperidol) is not an effective treatment for delirium. Treating the medical source of the delirium (infection, metabolic imbalance, toxin, endocrine problem, neoplasm, degenerative disorder, etc) is. Haldol (haloperidol) can safely calm the person while essential diagnostic and treatment processes are going on. Despite its potential cardiovascular issues Haldol (haloperidol) is probably the safest IV antipsychotic. ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more