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How will my scleroderma be treated?

How will my scleroderma be treated?

Please see below: Scleroderma has no cure. But symptoms and damage can be reduced with treatment. ...Read more

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See md in am for consultation on spinal stenosis. He will refer me to be treated. Pt has not helped. What are my best treatment options ?

See md in am for consultation on spinal stenosis.  He will refer me to be treated.  Pt has not helped.  What are my best  treatment options ?

This depends on : Several issues including how sympotomatic you are as well as if you have any neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease that may be contributing to your symptoms as well as your medical status such as obesity, smoking status, diabetes or arthritis involving the major joints of your legs. Medication, a 0 degree lordosis back support, epidural steroid injections and then surgery if indicated. ...Read more

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How long can wegeners go undiagnosed? Can a patirnt have vague symptoms (still be able to funcion) for months before a diagnosis is made?

How long can wegeners go undiagnosed?  Can a patirnt have vague symptoms (still be able to funcion) for months before a diagnosis is made?

Yes!: Delayed diagnosis can be caused by "vague" symptoms; mild disease at onset; the fact that wegener's is quite uncommon for an autoimmune disease. This rheumatic immune problem is best dealt with by a specialist in rheumatology. ...Read more

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How is it if a patient has both RA and Diabetes, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can help treat both conditions?

How is it if a patient has both RA and Diabetes, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can help treat both conditions?

Not diabetes: Hi. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) has efficacy in treating RA, and there are various small reports of a mild beneficial effect in type 2 diabetes, but as far as diabetes goes, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not ready for prime time. And we have great type 2 drugs now! See if you see an effect on your A1c from the HCQ, but don't hesitate to use the good type 2 drugs; I love the GLP-1 and SGLT-2 drugs ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my depression without medication?

What can be done to cure my depression without medication?

Explore options: Let me count the ways. Start with a comprehensive evaluation by a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out medical causes. Consider: group therapy, art therapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, music therapy, supportive therapy. Aromatherapy, acupuncture, accupressure, qi gong, meditation, tai chi, exercise, healthy diet etc. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for joint problems?

How can I get treatment for joint problems?

See your doc: An orthopedic surgeon can help you with joint problems and give you a diagnoses and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner(s) have been treated. ...Read more

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Hello sir, what is the appropriate treatment for psoriasis?And what can be done to prevent it ? Actually I have this problem and I use dermovat oint

Hello sir, what is the appropriate treatment for psoriasis?And what can be done to prevent it ? Actually I have this problem and I use dermovat oint

Dermatologist : Consultation with a dermatologist is advised for treatment of plaque psoriasis, especially in the more advanced cases. Psoriasis is linked to various metabolic disorders including hypertension and early heart disease, emphasizing the need for you to also consult your regular doctor or internist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if counseling will be beneficial for improving my relationships?

How can I tell if counseling will be beneficial for improving my relationships?

It can help you: You can use counseling to improve your relationships if you improve your behavior as a result of what you learn. But, you can't control other people, so not every relationship will work out, regardless of how well you're behaving. It takes two to make a happy relationship. If there are some improvements that you can make on your end, counseling can be helpful with that. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! a friend is 28 and has been diagnosed with ms, how long would the life expectancy be for that?

Could use your help docs! a friend is 28 and has been diagnosed with ms, how long would the life expectancy be for that?

Normal, IF: Life expectancy without use of disease modifying therapy has been estimated to lose 8-14 yrs, but studies with Betaseron suggested normal lifespan. Odds of good outcomes best, however, when using the most potent drugs, tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, and if issues with these, tecfidera as a third choice. Other steps adding vitamin d-3, and low fat, low salt diet seem to help. No smoking. ...Read more

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For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

Uncertain: this really depends on your total evaluation of your neurodermatitis. We don't always use corticosteroids in this setting. This is best to discuss with your physician so you may have your best total therapy plan ...Read more

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How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

No cure: There is no cure for sle. The key is to control the underlying inflammation as well as possible. Then the symptoms will also be much less severe and the chances of a longer and healthier life will increase. ...Read more

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After coping with fibromyalgia for years, the pain level has gotten to be difficult to live with. Would like treatment options. ?

After coping with fibromyalgia for years, the pain level has gotten to be difficult to live with.  Would like treatment options.
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Medication: The pain in fibromyalgia can occur for 2 reasons. One is the spinal cord systems that regulate pain are under active while other parts of the pain system are over active. Medications like Effexor xr, Cymbalta and Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) increase the activity of inhibitory systems while medications like Neurontin and Lyrica decrease the over activity . These classes are often used in combination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ds to be misdiagnosed as autism and how can I get my child's doctor to check my child for ds?

Is it possible for ds to be misdiagnosed  as autism and how can I get my child's doctor to check my child for ds?

Down Syndrome : Doesn't preclude a diagnosis of autism, tho autistic regression can occur later than 15-21 mos. In children with down syndrome. All children with intellectual disability &/ or autism deserve blood tests called genetic microarray or cgh & dna probe for fragile x to look for genetic errors that can cause either or both. Down syndrome can be diagnosed by chromosome analysis, as well. ...Read more

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Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

For all areas: After cleaning your face and hands, rub a small thin layer for all the affected areas. This medication is generally for clearing up acne and may possibly reduce the likelihood of developing future acne scars, but it won’t help reduce the appearance of current scars. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for scoliosis and when does it need to be treated?

What are treatment options for scoliosis and when does it need to be treated?

Surgery: Surgery may be indicated. You will need to get appropriate x-rays and be evaluated by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What has been found to be the best treatment for rsd/crps? How can one get sleep through the intense pain?

What has been found to be the best treatment for rsd/crps? How can one get sleep through the intense pain?

Structured program : The treatment is a combination of medications, aggressive physical therapy and invasive methods (nerve blocks, nerve stimulation). Common medications are Gabapentin or pregabalin, tricyclic antidepressants (improve sleep as well), muscle relaxants, etc. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with myelofibrosis after many years looking for a cause to my poor health. Will i ever be cured? Is it a cancer, i've read both.

I've been diagnosed with myelofibrosis after many years looking for a cause to my poor health. Will i ever be cured? Is it a cancer, i've read both.

Not cancer: It is a mutation in a protein jak2 that causes scar tissue in the bonemarrow where you don't make enough red cells. There are more treatments coming but now most treatment is aimed at your symptoms . At this point there is no cure. ...Read more