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Hospital Treatment For Pemphigus
No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more
Ozone: Ozone gas/oils topically in mouth may help healing. Ozone blood therapy may be part of the approach to help your immune system behave itself. To try to avoid drugs, you'd need an astute alt med doc / naturopathic doctor with great nutritional training and ozone training. Maybe someone like dr robert rowen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi..My aunt has pemphigus vulgaris and she took prednisolon for it but her condition is worsening is there any treatment substitutes corticosol.Thanks?
See a dermatologist: There are several different treatments. She should see a skin specialist promptly. ...Read more
Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more
My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely.Please help.
Tough one: You need an experienced dermatologist that deals with immune skin diseases and these are usually found in academic centers. If your friend lives close to a tertiary care referral hospital, i would look there. They know about all the new studies going on in the field and can try different treatment options. ...Read more
I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?
Yes: Many options, but it's trial and error. Other options include: methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) uv light, biologics shots (expensive) and more aggressive pills called immunosuppressives. I would see a dermatologist at a university for their opinion. This is a frustrating disease with goal of control. ...Read more
Is it unhealthy for me to get high on nutmeg as a method of coping with my mental illnesses? (i can't afford any type of hospital treatment)
Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up
and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis
Hello. : Hello. You stated that the hospital does not provide the type of treatment that your loved one needs, so they may not have a choice. If they occupy a bed for someone who they can't realistically treat, if could prevent another patient from getting care. You indicated that your loved one's health problems were caused by the hospital. Avvo.Com also has a legal site to get free input from attorney's you may wish to consult that site. ...Read more
CHLA: If you are in the la area, children's hospital of los angeles is consistently ranked as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. See: http://www.Chla.Org/site/c.Ipinktoajsg/b.3750939/k.8a24/division_of_endocrinology__diabetes__metabolism__childhood_obesity.Htm. ...Read more
Cholesteatoma: The Johns Hopkins hospital has a multidisciplinary team of physicians to treat cholesteatomas and other lesions of the temporal bone (neuro-otology). Visit the Johns Hopkins website for an appointment to the appropriate medical specialist. ...Read more
Very complex issues: Any person may refuse medical treatment, even when committed to a psychiatric hospital. Yet these same people often do need medications. Legal perspectives cite 2 important bounds: protecting ill/vulnerable people, and not infringing on their autonomy. Therapeutic alliance between patient & doctor must walk between these bounds. In a medical emergency, the patient can be involuntarily medicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am having 1st chemo treatment and staying 1 overnight in hospital. Does this mean I'll have chemo entering body (have port) for 24 hours?
Time deliver chemo: Most pts who go into the hospital for chemo are having fluids and medication given prior to the actual chemo. You may getting more than one kind of drug and they all require different times to administer. Your more than likely will be sitting around waiting for things to happen! Bring a book and a blanket and don't forget your power cords. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible refuse medical or psychiatric treatment at the hospital and if you don't want help?
Yes....if....: If you're not a danger to yourself or others, no one will force you to accept psychiatric treatment you don't want. If its medical treatment that you are refusing, your doctor will want to make sure that you understand the treatment they think you need, what would happen if you didn't have that treatment, and would want to make sure that you have the insight/ judgment to make your own decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep safe: First priority is to prevent self-harm. Second is to figure out cause of depression and start treatment. Encouragement to stay socially active and participate in group activities means there will be less opportunity to isolate and ruminate. Behavioral observations are helpful to figure out impact of depression on daily living. Initiation of treatment can resolve the most pressing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Payment plans: If you cannot pay either the hospital or the doctors you can set up payment plans to pay a small amount every month until the debt is cleared. There may be charities that may pay for some services like church etc. You may have enquire within your community. ...Read more
None, but ...: Nowadays, information & knowledge on any subject abounds; so does that for "chronic" prostatitis. So, almost everywhere you can find a "best" doctor or hospital to treat it, and it's said: There is no magic in life/medicine; if any, that is, to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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