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I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

See below: Estrogen vaginal cream is the main choice of treatment options. Other options include replens, dong quai, black cohosh, phytoestrogen (soybean, flaxseed, alfafla sprout and red clover), lubriant (just for intercourse) and moisturizer (especially with natural aloe vera). ...Read more

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
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Vaginal Atrophy (Definition)

Vaginal atrophy is thining of the vaginal tissue due to a decrease in estrogen levels seen mostly in postmenopausal women. There is also decreased moisture and discharge and decreased elasticity of the vaginal tissue. Sometimes it can cause pain with ...Read more


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I want to know my options for treating acne?

I want to know my options for treating acne?

Many: Depending on the severity of acne and potential triggers, there are topically applied treatments as well as oral medications or even light therapies which can be used. If mild, over the counter salicylic acid andbenzoyl peroxide products can be useful. If more severe, then i recommend being evaluated by a physician to implement a treatment plan, either primary car to start and then a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating bronchiectasis?

I want to know my options for treating bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis: So many options: hydration and mucus clearance, chest physiotherapy, bronchodilators, anti inflammatory medications, antibiotics, pulmonary rehab.....Or a combination of all the above. You need a good pulmonologist to work with you. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

Pessary vs surgery: You can do kegel exercises to help lift the walls that have dropped minimally. For moderate to severe prolapse a person usually needs something mechanical done (either use a pessary or have surgery to lift the organs back into their proper position). Surgery includes using own tissue, cadaver tissue, pig tissue, suture mesh) and can be done vaginally or abdominally. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating progeria?

I want to know my options for treating progeria?

Become informed: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups & other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

Diet and meds: First thing to do is change your diet. You need to decrease or eliminate foods that are high in purines that can lead to elevated uric acid levels. These foods includebut are not limited to beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Red meats, shellfish particularly shrimp, beans. If your uric acid is quite elevated there are medications for the condition, so speak with your physician. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating claudication?

I want to know my options for treating claudication?

Stop smoking: Often a disease of vessel narrowing from smoking related illness, key is to stop smoking, get more exercise, and confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating kleptomania?

I want to know my options for treating kleptomania?

See below: I know of no specific treatment but f/u with a counselor experienced in impulse control issues is a start. Meds that help impulsiveness may have a role but are largely not looked at for this specific indication or process addictions in general. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating hepatitis a?

I want to know my options for treating hepatitis a?

None: Hepatitis a is rarely severe and full recovery is the rule rather than the exception without any treatment.. If particularly severe and requiring hospitalization some will use pooled gamma globulin for passive immunization/treatment. Most helpful is being immunized if you are likely to be exposed. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating inherited emphysema?

I want to know my options for treating inherited emphysema?

Pulmonary Medicine: Inherited emphysema may be caused by any one of several dozen different genetic conditions. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is one well known cause: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency. Your pulmonary doctor will be very familiar with these conditions, can diagnose the exact genetic cause, and will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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What options do I have for treating adenomyosis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/basics/treatment/con-20024740

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I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

Limited: Despite many trials, corticosteroids are still the cornerstone of treatment. Cyclophosphamide may be added in more severe cases or in resistant cases of polyarteritis that are not hepatitis b related. Newer agents to treat this condition exist and treatment should only be attempted by a physician intimately familiar with the condition. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

Yes or No: Your only option is to decide in advance. Either you want to be resuscitated, or you wish have a "do not resuscitate" order/ advanced directive.. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

Several: Options for joint pain: activity modification (avoid activities that aggravate the pain); anti-inflammatory medication; cortisone injection; weight loss if you are over-weight (for lower extremity joint pain). ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating morton's neuroma?

I want to know my options for treating morton's neuroma?

Neuroma: Morton's neuroma has traditionally been treated with a corticosteroid injection which does help but often can be shortlived. One of the more latest effective treatments has been sclerosing alcohol injections. This injection therapy is typically given every 2 weeks for 3-7 injections. If this fails surgery to remove the neuroma is often needed. Wear wider shoes and avoid high heels will also help. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a yeast infection need help with natural treatments - male?

What to do if i think I have a yeast infection need help with natural treatments - male?

Med eval: Get checked to find out if you in fact have a yeast infection. Garlic is fungicidal. To treat penile yeast infections a man can eat fresh garlic twice a day or take garlic supplements. Sometimes a slice of fresh garlic is rubbed onto the effected area directly. (use a small test dose to ensure that it does not irritate the skin). There are no clinical trials for this use of garlic. ...Read more

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Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Medical First: You need to be treated for pelvic inflammatory disease before anything else if you have not already. You do not want to be left with active infection and the possibility for long term complications while deciding on who should contribute money. Once treated, sit down and decide if you think you will get financial help or simply argue. Ultimately, the decision will remain in your hands. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating advanced Lyme disease?

I want to know my options for treating advanced Lyme disease?

ID Consult: How advanced and what's involved? Do you have cardiac involvement, cerebral involvement, etc. These factors determine the plan of care. You need to see an infectious disease specialist, and bring along copies of your studies if you have them. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating bee stings?

I want to know my options for treating bee stings?

Bee stings: If you have a single sting with no allergic symptoms, you may require only local wound care (such as cleaning and antibiotic ointment). Any retained stingers will be removed. Itching may be treated with an oral antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Pain may be treated with medicine such as Ibuprofen (motrin), Acetaminophen (tylenol), or both. Also tetanus immunization will be given as. ...Read more

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I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

I want to know the best treatment for lichen planus.

Not immediate: Treatment for lichen planus varies with the individual. There are generally triggers that set off some of the signs and symptoms. Why does it happen? It attacks numerous spots on the body. If you are looking for a good source of information, research Baylor University. They have a clinic treating lichen planus. The have a online support group for info and help. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Isaacs
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Atrophic Vaginitis (Definition)

The vaginal mucosa is sensitive to estrogen, so when estrogen levels drop after menopause the tissue thins out, becoming more fragile, sensitive, and dry. This symptomatic vaginal atrophy is referred to as atrophic vaginitis although it is ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more