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How To Cure Meningococcemia
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus. Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics . The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. the patient will need to see a doctor for exam , investigation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dengue treatment : There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause : Splenomegaly in and by itself is almost always due to a disease process or condition involving another body part or organ.Finding and treating the cause should treat it. Usually due to liver disease, certain infections, various red blood cell disorders and many forms of cancer, including cancer of the slpeen. ...Read more
Smallpox: The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs. So Smallpox would not return naturally. A Smallpox patient should be isolated in a negative-pressure room until all scabs have fallen off. Provide intravenous or oral hydration wi electrolyte/ fluid monitoring. The person should be vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure. Wound care is ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic disease: In general eczema, or atopic (allergic) dermatitis is a chronic disease, that is there is no cure, but it certainly can be treated to the point where it should not bother you. You need to identify what the triggers were, and then try to avoid those triggers. Alternatively, you can take anti-histamines and topical steroids, or even have allergy shots to reduce your reactions. See your pcp. ...Read more
Multisystemic: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder, can affect all organs. Treatment depends on the organ involvement and the severityof the disease.Steroids are usually the first line treatment . Please consult md who would refer to the specialist depending on the organ involvement. ...Read more
Fever: Fever is usually a symptom of infection. If you think you just have a mild illness like the common cold or a simple viral cough then it is probably safe treat the symptoms and see how you go. Medicines like paracetamol and ibuprofen can be effective at lowering your temperature which may make you feel better but won't make you get better faster. Remember to drink plenty of water and rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually Benign Bact: Improve health best. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pearly papules: Be sure this is what you want. The picturesque bumps along the corona of the glans are benign and harmless and only one guy in about a hundred has really big ones. The choice is yours and your lifetime partner's should you have one. They can be removed using lasers. I have a physician friend who likes his & i hope you won't let weird internet ads control your thinking / decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too broad: a question for this format, Florence, I am sorry. I would suggest that you schedule a consult with me or another provider to try to determine the type and cause of your headaches and help you to learn to deal with them. Good news is, most are manageable! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more
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