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Is There A Cure For Poliosis
No: There is no cure for scoliosis in most instances. The majority of scoliosis is mild, and has no long term consequences in terms of general health, back pain, or cosmetic issues (ie) curves less than 30 degrees at maturity. It is when curves are greater than 50 degrees that they tend to get worse over time and surgery is a consideration. Surgery doesn't cure scoliosis, but prevents progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on visible areas of the body may be removed surgically. Surgery also may be performed to remove schwannomas and nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) that cause pain, sensory loss, and loss of function. ...Read more
There is treatment: Inflammation of the lining of the brain is considered as meningitis. This inflammation can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, chemicals, etc. Once the condition is diagnosed and the agent identified, an appropriate treatment can get rid of the condition. Followup studies can then show that the condition was "cured". Some can recur or become chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is it diagnosed?: Some people can have sharp shooting pains in different nerves or muscle spasms as a result of nerve compression or previous surgery or invasive procedure on spine get MRI with contrast show enhancement of meningies or arachnoid---the treatment relate to finding a cause or just treat the resulting symptom--has there been a spinal tap?Did you have meningitis before, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: This is a big "what is the issue?" question. Some causes of hypotonia, such as inflammation, neuropathy, or neuromuscular disease can be cured or at least aided. Others, like some genetic disorders and muscular dystrophies, cannot. You need an accurate diagnosis so you can ask this question to your neurologist. Until then, the answer is maybe. ...Read more
Good Luck: with your research. I too would have to research this question and I'm not taking any classes at this point. You have the benefit of the Internet. When I was in school we had a card catalogue in the library and real books. Boy that makes me old, lol. ...Read more
Hello I think I got Vitiligo or Poliosis its causing me to have 2 grey patches in my hair I have a bit on my beard the same side as the patches?
Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. You will not get a diagnosis over the internet. And you did not share any medical history or your age. I am not sure what you want from us. ...Read more
Do not attempt self : Cures ! this requires prompt medical treatment. Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. You will be tested for other std's at that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to cure lisping. I lisp on some pronunciations like 's', 'ch'. Are there some speech exercises that can help me with it?
Lisp: http://www.livestrong.com/article/230784-exercises-to-perform-at-home-to-correct-a-speech-impediment/ I hope this helps :)Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Typically i would say there is no cure for raynauds. The one instance would be if smoking causes the symptoms of raynauds (which it can), and if you quit smoking it could go away. However, most patients with raynauds require treatment to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Avoiding direct contact with cold objects for example could reduce the symptoms. Medications can be quite helpful. ...Read more
My s.G.O.T is 38.1 and s.G.P.T is 100.7 so please advise to cure my liver & is this position is critical or normal?
Need diagnosis first: Prior to treating one must know what the disease is.... In your case this will require some lab testing to exclude the common causes of lft elevation. This could be anything from fatty liver to hepatitis to recent alcohol intak, etc. Need to see doc to figure this out. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginosis: 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