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Hospital Treatment For Pemphigus
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Issue of Severity: In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient. Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition. ...Read more
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
What is your questio: Are you asking who gets referred to hospital for dentistry ? For routine dental tatment no. If it is a life threatening abscess, infection that needs immediate IV antibiotics to bring infection and swelling down, then yes. Hospital only if the situation is life threatening and need to be near equipment for quick response to infection and possible closing of airways due to infection and swelling. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
You can't: Please forgive my frankness. If you are a young person with acne, and someone responsible for you is a member of an anti-medical cult, thinks "natural is better", or blames you for having acne, you have my sympathy. Get with a school nurse or some other reasonable adult. Cystic acne usually requires Accutane and it's your right to be treated effectively. ...Read more
Rx for IBD: Your overall well being is important to the treatment of IBD. A combination of a well-balanced diet, stress management, adequate sleep, adequate exercise, and a positive attitude are vital for the effective therapy of IBD. Your physician may also want to consider drug therapy for this condition. ...Read more
Write on skin: Dermatograhism is a fairly common annoying problem where miniimal trauma to the skin causes a localized hive eruption (literally write on the skin). It is caused by localized release of histamine from skin mast cells. Histamine then causing the localized "triple response of lewis", itching, redness, and swelling. It occurs and disappears rapidly. Antihistamines can lessen symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more
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