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Home Treatment For Ochronosis
You need the: Opinion of an experienced, knowledgable Dermatologist. My brief review suggests that many lasers have been used: CO2 laser, Q-switched ruby laser, and the most mentioned: Q-switched 755 nm alexandrite laser! Other treatments include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, trichloroacetic acid and tretinoin gel (Retin-A) have all been used. You need a Professional! Good wishes:) ...Read more
Ochronosis: Ochronosis is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperpigmentation of the skin. This condition may also involve other areas of connective tissue including the cartilage and eye. The use of hydroquinone may lead to hyperpigmentation of the skin and is referred to as exogenous ochronosis. This is most often limited to areas in which the medication is applied. ...Read more
Ochrononsis: Ochronosis is the bluish black discoloration of tissues such as ear cartilage and ocular tissue, seen with alkaptonuria, a metabolic disorder. Additionally, ochronosis can occasionally occur from exposure to substances such as phenol, trinitrophenol, resorcinol, mercury, picric acid, benzene, hydroquinone, and antimalarials. Cannot find data on tazorene used for this. Check with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I use expigment cream with %4 hydroquinone under my eyes for freckles it is possible to cause exogenous ochronosis?? Is hydroquinone safe to be use?
Yes: It can cause this with prolonged use. I rec. No longer than 12 continuous weeks followed by 12 weeks off. ...Read more
Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?
Don't use. See eye: Doctor instead! Using bleaching strong agents like that is the wrong approach unless you purposely want hypo pigmented areas on top of having dark lines. Have the opthalmologist refer you to the oculoplastics Dr., who can examine your eyelid and recommend care. It may just be post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Retinoids are too irritating and dangerous to use so close to the eye! Seek prof. Help! ...Read more
I am female, 59, had home painted and anti-termite treatment at home 2 months back. Ever since I can't smell anything, only a particular smell I get.?
Unlikelypaint!: Your problem is highly unlikely related to either the paint or termite treatment. Very much more likely to be related to sinus issues. You need to see someone who is and ear, nose, and throat specialist! The symptom as a result of paint or spraying would be very rare! ...Read more
I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?
1.Make sure you are sitting on a doughnut pillow to relieve pressure
2. Nsaids for 8 weeks
3. Sitz baths
Could try acupuncture and or manipulation under trained practiioner
Above for acute Coccygodynia (up to 2 months)
If pain lasts greater than 2 months needs additional workup ...Read more
Can no longer afford medical treatment, I haven't been to see a gast or any other doc lately what can I do at home to help myself?
Help: What's you problem that you need help with? ...Read more
I'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention, what is the fastest REAL home treatment?
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiousum is a virus, and similar to a wart. It resolves on it's own, without treatment, between 6m and 2yrs. Treatment can leave scars, and is generally not recommended. However, when there are many of them on the face, it can be distressing. In this case, see a dermatologist. Also, it is contagious. Be careful with bathing, as well as clothing, towels and bedding. ...Read more
Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical. ...Read more
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
Warm Tub soaks:
Eat a healthy hi fiber diet, drink plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you exercise or travel by plane alot.
80-100 ounces per day is a good start and go up from there depending on your activity level. Also stop reading on the toilet. Have your bm within 5 minutes or get out and come back when the urge is truly there. ...Read more
Hard to treat: Cough is a basic reflex that keeps us alive. The airway is the most sensitive part of the body for a reason. It keeps food out of our lungs. When the airway is irritated, there is no way to tell the body to ignore it. If the cause of the airway irritation can be found and treated, that can help the cough resolve sooner. Mucus draining down the throat is a common cause of prolonged cough. ...Read more
Home exercises: Exercises for home, self-treatment have been developed to treat bppv, including the brandt-daroff exercises, a modified epley's maneuver, and the modified semont maneuver. Self treatments are likely to be most effective when instruction includes a demonstration of the procedure as well as provision of printed directions for the patient. ...Read more
Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night. You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer. You could use otc Monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms. If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Fissure: Sentinel pile is seen in patients who have anal fissure. The treatment is to correct the problems that cause the fissure, initially with medicines to control constipation, creams to relax the anal sphincter. If the symptoms do not improve after medical treatment then surgery is indicated ...Read more