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How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising?

How do I treat a centipede bite with a lot of swelling and bruising?

Centipede: Wash the wound with water ; soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID for pain. Antihistamines can be used for itching. Pain ; swelling are normal for centipede bites. However, if swelling is excessive or the skin is necrotic then you will need wound care. Check your tetanus status. If you don't know when you last shot was or it has been over 10 years - that should be repeated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is keflex good to treat a centipede bite infection?

Is keflex good to treat a centipede bite infection?

Infection: Agree w dr, munshower & dr. Raff regarding antibiotic coverage. The issue is about what the infecting organism is. General info: a centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness & swelling. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Wash the wound with water & soap. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) >. ...Read more

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Is a centipede bite life threathening?

Is a centipede bite life threathening?

Death is rare in USA: If you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage after a centipede bite than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly related to centipede bites in the United States are extremely rare. Not so rare in other parts of the world. ...Read more

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What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Do you need to seek medical attention for a centipede bite?

Do you need to seek medical attention for a centipede bite?

That depends: A centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness ; swelling. This pain usually resolves within several hours to several days. However, if you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage than you need to obtain medical attention. Deaths possibly. ...Read more

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My son got a centipede bite mark and its swollowing how can I get rid of the swolling?

My son got a centipede bite mark and its swollowing how can I get rid of the swolling?

Ice and benedryl: Ice the area with a towel between the ice bag and the bite. Over the counter drugs that you could use include benedryl ointment or tablets if severe and Hydrocortisone cream. Make certain to follow the children's dosing on the label. If the child is very young, he may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been suffuring with this for years. I get nauseous when I eat, actually every bite I take I want to throw it out. What could it be? Treatable?

I've been suffuring with this for years. I get nauseous when I eat, actually every bite I take I want to throw it out. What could it be? Treatable?

Not sure: There are a lot of possible causes of persistent nausea, and it would require more detail then you have provided here to try to sort it out. A good start would be to try a chewable antacid such as Tums (calcium carbonate) several times a day for a week or two, whenever you get the nausea, just to see if it helps at all. If it does help, it's probably related to the stomach. If it does not, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is pulmonia is that treatable?

Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Is hodgin totally treatable if discovered at its early stages?

Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate. ...Read more

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Is mild stroke treatable?

Is mild stroke treatable?

Yes: Yes treatment is focused on physical therapy and preventing further strokes. ...Read more

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Is felty syndrome treatable?

Is felty syndrome treatable?

Yes: You need to consult with a rheumatologist which would be the type of doctor who would treat felty's syndrome. This is an unusual forrm of rheumatoid arthritis. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

Amyloidosis: Although no cure, symptoms can be treated with chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) steroids such as dexamethasone, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, & treating the underlying conditions that might have caused it. ...Read more

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Is a goiter treatable?

Is a goiter treatable?

Yes: Treatment will depend on what triggered the goiter.It can vary from simple medication to surgical removal. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is kidney reflux treatable?

Is kidney reflux treatable?

Ureteral reflux: Depending on severity, "kidney" or ureteral reflux is treatable. Since the main problem is an obstruction in the urine flow, surgical repair or stent placement are the methods of treatment. ...Read more

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What percentage of cancers are treatable?

What percentage of cancers are treatable?

All: Dr. Singh is correct. When I was a kid, we cured 2 out of 6 cancers (excepting the common non-melanoma skin cancers, which are easily managed). When I was in med school, it was 3 of 6; now it is 4 of six. "cancer is a word, not a sentence." be vigilant, avoid tobacco, and get seen early if you have any signs. ...Read more

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Hi, is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

Hi, is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

TREATABLE: Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration
People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease
It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used
Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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Are leukodystrophies like metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) treatable?

Are leukodystrophies like metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) treatable?

Leukodystrophy: There is no cure for mld. Bone marrow transplantation may delay progression of the disease in some cases. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Considerable progress has been made with regard to gene therapy in an animal model of mld.
(http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/metachromatic_leukodystrophy/metachromatic_leukodystrophy. Htm). ...Read more

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Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Not reversible: If the cause is known such as cops/emphysema it is treatable. There are people whose lung simply look hyperaerated but no disease, no treatment necessary. In asthma exacerbation, air trapping can occur and cause hyperaerated looking lung and if treated the cxr reverses. Hyperaeration by the way is a diagnosis made on imagings. ...Read more

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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons.

If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically.

Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Are any genetic conditions treatable in utero?

Not directly: Currently there are no genetic discorders that can be treated in utero. There are consequences of certain disorders that can be treated however. The primary reason for knowing the genetic makeup of a baby in utero is for decision making and palnning outcomes. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness disease? Is it treatable?

What is sleeping sickness disease? Is it treatable?

Sleeping sickness: African Sleeping Sickness is serious blood borne disease transmitted by the tsetse fly which can be lethal. East African trypanosomiasis is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. West African trypanosomiasis (Gambian sleeping sickness) is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. Treatment depends on which type. The is also South American Trypanosomiasis. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

Could you explain what is hypotonia and is it treatable?

HYPOTONIA IN A CHILD: You didn't mention age. Hypotonia refers to abnormally diminished muscle tone, seen commonly in neurologically compromised premature or term infant. It may reflect abnormality in cerebral hemesphere, cerebellum, spinal cord, anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve or muscles. Metabolic and hormonal causes can be also. The infant is floppy. Treatment depends on cause, physical therapy always needed. ...Read more

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What causes bacteria under your armpits? & is it treatable?

What causes bacteria under your armpits? & is it treatable?

Normal flora: We all have many different kinds of bacteria all over our bodies (integument or skin and mucous membranes). They are called normal bacterial flora and you cannot get rid of them and would not want to. If you have an infection under your armpit this can be treated by your doctor, usually without much difficulty. ...Read more

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I have non treatable cancer and was wondering if artemisinin would help?

I have non treatable cancer and was wondering if artemisinin would help?

Can't hurt: Hi. I'm so sorry. Since no other effective therapy is being offered, I don't think the use of artemisinin would do any harm. The question of whether it would help is unanswerable, although there have been some studies and speculation proposing benefits in treating cancer. Don't give up hope. Stay out of pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is hep b infection treatable?

Is hep b infection treatable?

Yes: There are a number of good drugs that treat hepatitis b. They are used for chronic hepatitis, not acute hepatitis. ...Read more

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How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

Cns vasculitis: CNS vasculitis is usually treated with high-dose steroids such as prednisone, in combination with Cyclophosphamide (a medication that decreases the immune system’s response to autoimmune diseases).In some cases, high-dose steroids alone are tried first; if that does not treat the disease, Cyclophosphamide is added. Treatment must be continued for a prolonged period, sometimes for life. ...Read more

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Is flat foot treatable?

Is flat foot treatable?

Yes: The symptoms of flatfoot are usually amenable to supportive shoes and arch supports (which may include custom made foot supports). More advanced bracing or surgery might help the most severe cases. ...Read more

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Is intestinal cancer treatable?

Is intestinal cancer treatable?

Often: Treatment and curability depends upon the stage of disease at the time of diagnosis. If caught early, these tumors are quite curable. If more advanced, they are all treatable, but the capacity for cure of more advanced lesions is dependent on several factors. ...Read more

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Is intestinal malrotation treatable?

Is intestinal malrotation treatable?

Treatable error: In fetus in initial stages of development all bowel is out side like a garden house, as abdominal wall develops it returns back in side in a systemic patron get rearranged by a series of steps, (called rotation) partial failure, like bands (lad's) etc called partial malrotation will cause obstruction of bowel in new born or later stages of life. Yes treatable by surgery. ...Read more

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hypopigmentation on my lip in 6months is it treatable?

hypopigmentation on my lip in 6months is it treatable?

Depends on cause: You might want to see dermatologist because there are so many wide varieties of causes for hypo-pigmentation of lips ...Read more

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Is dermatitis treatable?

Is dermatitis treatable?

Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many different reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin". Depending on the cause will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Is astigmatism treatable?

Is astigmatism treatable?

Yes: Refractive correction, i.e. Glasses, contacts, laser, incisions, implants, etc. Should distinguish regular vs. Irregular through topography. ...Read more

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Is thalassemia treatable?

Is thalassemia treatable?

By blood transfusion: In thalassemia patients who are very anemic, and have symptoms from their anemia, periodic transfusions is the usual treatment. If they have had many transfusions, their bodies will get iron overload from the past transfusions (chelation therapy to remove iron may be needed). The cure for thalassemia major is through bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Hi! Is sciatica treatable?

Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the foot. Medically, it is called a lumbar radiculopathy, though other conditions can mimic the symptoms. In most cases, the causes are treatable and in many cases, completely treatable. Treatable dose not mean"cure" however, and it is quite common. ...Read more