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How To Cure Human
No: There is no one substance that "cures" the human body, no matter what that substance might be. However, if this question is not about science and medicine, . .. Many have heard ancient tales of the holy grail. ...Read more
Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
What treatment cures human worms? I've struggled on with them for years and want help. I've been to embarrassed to do anything about it.
Conventional tx: Would not recommend treating hookworms without conventional antiparastic medication. Talk with your doctor about augmenting conventional treatment with natural options include wormwood, black walnut, clove, mugwort, thyme, garlic or slippery elm. ...Read more
YES!: ... Even when one gets in therapy and feels helped with his/her depression or anxiety, etc, it is one's own mind who did the healing! The therapist & therapy serve merely as a facilitator of such healing... As such, the mind/psyche is its own healer.... We are self healing organisms! Thank you for the opportunity to state this ;). ...Read more
Is there a cure for avian flu? Is there anything that will cure avian flu? How is it treated in humans? .
Human papillomavirus: Can we expect blood tests in the future? What about a cure even for hpv? Very curious. (27yr old male)
No and no. Sorry!: No blood test for HPV is commercially available or expected soon. They are used in research but not accurate enough for patient care. Once a blood test is positive, it is positive for life, long after the infection is gone. True cure of HPV also is unlikely. Happily, the immune system clears almost all infections, and the large majority cause no disease, even the types with the high cancer risk. ...Read more
HOPEFULLY GO AWAY: Viruses are not cognitive creatures. If we were to devise some means of eradicating the infection they would either mutate to a form which would again produce disease, or disappear or become a benign commensal. Philosophically, it has been said that infections are a result of two biological beings coming in contact with each other and yet not finding full compatibility, which hopefully changes. ...Read more
Sorry, not true: If you have HPV, your immune system will clear it up over time (typically 6-12 months), but there are no medications or treatments known to speed it up, including IVIG. If you have warts, any of several local treatments are effective, like freezing, podofilox, imiquimod, and others. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it true that human urine is a cure for tinea pedis? How often do you have to pee on your feet?
I'd recommend: More standard treatments than this.Get a more detailed 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
Yes: Everybody has something. There are no perfect adults, and no perfect children. Sooner or later, everybody gets sick. Luckily, our bodies have miraculous self-healing powers, and we generally get well. For the unlucky ones among us... well, those don't make it. The lesson here is to do kind and meaningful things each day, while we are still in good health. ...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 more
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
Yes - rarely: “Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years.” See: Human disease caused by dog heartworm. (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1784039) ...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 more
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
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