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How To Cure Epilepsia Partialis Continua
EEG and imaging: Epilepsia partialis continua (epc) is frequently seen in patients with an anatomical/pathological abnormality at or near the gray-white junction in the brain. An eeg would confirm the clinical diagnosis but MRI (preferably) would be needed to localize the lesion. Treatment of this type of epilepsy is difficult, frequently requiring multiple medications. ...Read more
Abort the seizures: Typically these are intermittent partial focal seizures during recovery from status epilepticus, but such activity can occur with brain infections and even diffuse brain problems from toxins, poisons, and medication withdrawal. Intravenous anti-epileptic drugs are provided within a hospital setting, and treatment should be aggressive, as there is potential mortality if left alone. ...Read more
My gf twitches in her sleep but lately seizure-like our doctor says it's epilepsia partialis continua we got phenobarbitone sertraline hcl.Its serios?
I have concerns: You may be dealing with a sleep disorder, previously termed "nocturnal myoclonus". Epilepsia partialis continua is usually associated with status epilepticus and is the residual activity after partial control. Am not aware of results of EEG or other studies, and we truly no longer use phenobarbital in USA due to it's problems. Contact us via Concierge Consult, as this needs far greater focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bell's Palsy: This partial paralysis of the face is believed to be caused by a virus. For some years, an antiviral medication (acyclovir) had been recommended (if started in the first 3 days), but longer term studies have not shown a benefit. The standard treatment now is oral steroid medication (typically prednisone), which also should be started early. Prednisone is not a cure, but suppresses the inflammation. ...Read more
Depends: Epilepsy can be well treated with medications. Some types of epilepsy can be caused by a medical problem that can be cured. Other types of epilepsy can be well treated, but not cured. Please see a neurologist for a better understanding of your specific situation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
Absolutely: The most common cause is lack of exercise, followed by alcohol overindulgence. Other causes (diabetes, hepatitis c, several inborn errors of metabolism) have specific treatments. I'm glad this was discovered, as it can become serious, but as long as cirrhosis hasn't supervened (which is a miserable way to die), you can probably take charge of your own recovery and enjoy doing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. A few antibiotic remedies are routinely used and include: metronidazole(flagyl) oral pill form or by vaginal Metronidazole gel(metrogel), vaginal Clindamycin cream(cleocin), or tinidazole (tindamax). ...Read more
Myoma = fibroid: I suspect you're referring to a uterine myoma (leiomyoma) which is commonly known as a fibroid. If you don't have any symptoms, there's no need for "cure". Leave it alone. If it's causing you problems, your gyn can discuss medication vs surgical options (depending upon symptoms) while a interventional radiologist might offer embolization. ...Read more
There is no cure yet: Molluscum contagiosum is a dna poxvirus..Type 1-4 (mcv1-4) and they spread easily among humans only. It can be spread sexually in adult. They often go away on their own 3 wks to 3 months range, but because the are easily transmitted, an outbreak can last up to 18 months. Various topicals are use, but none is considered cure. Wart cream, acne cream(benzoyl peroxide) may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: If the squint comes and goes then it may be possible to watch and see if it gets any worse. Sometimes it is possible to treat the squint with glasses or exercises. If these do not work then it may be that we need to consider doing an operation to move the muscles which control the eye to a better position to straighten the eyes up. ...Read more
Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more
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