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Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Is there an alternative treatment for venous leg ulcer?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Is there an alternative treatment for venous leg ulcer?

Not really: As drs. Schwartz and marquart said, the mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression and treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency. Some medicines, especially trental, (pentoxifylline) or antibiotics, if there is an infection, have been shown to improve the effectiveness of compression but infections are actually rare and medication is not commonly needed. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

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


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Is there an Ayurvedic treatment for dvt?

Is there an Ayurvedic treatment for dvt?

Not one you want: Dvt is a serious medical issue. If you want to treat allergies or something with homeopathy - fine. Dvt needs anticoagulants, surveillance and compression stockings. Don't get cute. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for varicose veins?

Is there an effective treatment for varicose veins?

Yes: For effective treatment of varicose veins it is first necessary to evaluate venous system with an ultrasound study. Subsequent effective treatment may include ablation of the veins using laser or radiofrequency combined with injection of any residual veins that do not clear after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

Difficult to answer: There are many causes of gastric pain and some are more serious than others. It is worth being evaluated by your primary care to have a clear diagnosis and direction of care. ...Read more

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Is there an effective homeopathic treatment for varicose vein near the testicles?

Is there an effective homeopathic treatment for varicose vein near the testicles?

NO: There is no scientific validity to homeopathic medicine. See www.Trickortreatment.Com if a varicocele (varicose veins of the scrotum) is symptomatic it is treated by either surgery (ligation and division) or embolization. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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Varicose Vein: Is there any newer/current treatment that minimizes the need for a compression stocking afterwards vs. other treatment?

Varicose Vein: Is there any newer/current treatment that minimizes the need for a compression stocking afterwards vs. other treatment?

Varicose veins: The thermal ablation procedures are the top choices but do require post procedure compression Newer choices clariven and varithena may not require compression However the ultimate choice should not be the compression stocking but the best choice to treat your varicose veins ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for renal vein thrombosis?

Is there a cure for renal vein thrombosis?

No: Need to find underlying cause of thrombosis to prevent recurrence of thrombosis.May need anticoagulation to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for maculopathy?

Is there an effective treatment for maculopathy?

Maculopathy Tx: Maculopathy is a non-specific term for a disease affecting the central portion of the retina/vision. Treatment would depend on the cause of the problem which could be many different issues. ...Read more

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Is there a cure/treatment for stasis dermatitis?

Is there a cure/treatment for stasis dermatitis?

Venous insufficiency: stasis dermatitis is a sign of longstanding vein problems in the legs. The primary treatment is intermittent leg elevation and compression. SFrom minorp vascular proceduresa– Consult your vascular surgeon. Some patients may benefit from minor vein procedures-- see your vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Is there an alternative treatment to dialysis?

Yes and No: Depends on your degree of kidney failure. Transplantation is the best solution to kidney failure. There is also home dialysis therapies which patients tend to like much better than in center dialysis. Ask about your options. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative therapy to treat chronic belly pain?

To what?: Alternative to what? Medication, surgery, nerve block, and accupuncture all may help. ...Read more

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Is there a holistic treatment for an inguinal hernia?

Is there a holistic treatment for an inguinal hernia?

No: Once you have developed a hernia which is a defect in the abdominal wall it will be there till it is repaired. Some patients get relief from the use of trusses for wide based-direct type inguinal hernias( esp in the elderly).Some also get support from abdominal binders for wide-mouthed hernias ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more