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Is Manuka Honey Commonly Used To Treat Leg Ulcer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
No: Terrasil (tacrolimus) is a potent immunosuppressant used during organ transplantation or topically for difficult to control eczema. Leg ulcers most commonly occur from venous insufficiency. Treatment of the venous reflux in combination with compression therapy will give the best lasting results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes for centuries: They have uncovered egyptian papyruses from 4000 b.C. That show they used honey in combination with other agents as wound treatment. In modern times manuka honey has been made sterile and packaged for medical use for chronic ulcers. The manuka honey differs from regular table honey only in the type of flower the bees feed on to produce the honey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very: Blepharitis is a common condition that is often chronic. Recommended treatment is good eyelid hygiene. So cleanse lashes with warm compresses, baby shampoo, or ocusoft medicated wipes. Follow up with a eye md as there are often other treatments that may help when prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?
Depends on type: Treatment of pleurisy depends on underlying cause. Pleurisy itself denotes inflammation or irritation of lining of the lungs & can be caused by several conditions/disorders. Hence a complete workup for underlying cause can help determine the cause which will then determine the required treatment regimen and its duration. ...Read more
What is best drug or herb to treat acid reflux and most importantly prevent complications like ulcer and strictur ?
A tincture of Tino: Unfortunately in this country there isn't enough research to support such use. This botanical has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for diabetes management overseas but its effects and method of action are not well understood. Without sound evidence to support its use here, you're better off losing weight if obese, eating healthier foods and exercising. Exercise is always good medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticholinergic meds: Most common ancholinergic (bladder muscle relaxant) medication is generic Oxybutynin er taken once a day. There are many others including vesicare, (solifenacin) Detrol etc. However, best 2B evaluated by an experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist including urodynamic studies. Need to rule out interstitial or bacterial cystitis before starting treatment. Do not rush into Botox or interstim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SImple Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Usually No. But,: It is okay try for a few days. If effective, you should feel that most symptoms have resolved. I do not recommend to treat urinary tract infections but with antibiotics. But, you can prevent urine infection by good personal hygiene esp before and after sex. Also, cranberry juice has shown to prevent urine infection chances in elderly women, but not to treat it. Treat UTI before it gets into kidney. ...Read more
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