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I constantly cry and I cry very hard. My eyes gets very puffy. Now my eyes look puffy and heavy eyelid when I don't cry. Natural Treatment? Permanent?
You may be depressed. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain and not a moral failing. You should consult your doctor as effective treatments are available. In addition to the medication, exercise helps in overcoming depression.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is home ipl treatment (philips) effective for facial hair removal due to pcos in fair Asian skin with black hair? Is the treatment permanent? Risk?
Yes: It is effective but you could get a burn from the treatment ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how far the treatment has proceeded. Not all people choose surgical interventions, or sex reassignment surgeries. There is much work to be done before this point, with evaluation, psychotherapy, changing how one lives in one's own social environment (name, clothing, relationships, etc) medications for masculinizing or feminizing, and more. ...Read more
How long after root canal treatment before permanent seal is put in, and is it normal if it is still hurting?
Permanent Seal?: By permanent seal, do you mean permanent build up? Permanent crown? Or permanent rc filling. If there is still pain, the root canal treatment should not be completed, and if it is completed, my opinion is that the root canal filling should be removed and either extra/accessory nerve canals looked for and cleaned, or if all has been found, the canals should be medicated till pain is gone. ...Read more
I am suffering from keloids on my skin, their number increasing rapidly. Please suggest me the treatment for permanent cure of keloids?
No permanent cure: Good treatents are available but unfortunately there isn't a permanent cure for keloids. They are a result of abnormal scar healing caused by trauma or injury to the skin. Common causes are surgery, cuts, ear piercings, shaving, but can also result from acne breakouts and insect bites. Avpid itching, rubbing, scratching, or anything that can cause irritation of the keloid which makes it worse. ...Read more
What is the recommended treatment for permanent redness and flaky skin around the mouth that turns darker?
Changing seasons bring running nose and sneezing. What will be the cause for the same? What will be the treatment for permanent cure of it?
Allergic rhinitis: More specifically seasonal allergies in this case. Identification and avoidance of the triggers is the best treatment, but not feasible for most of humanity. Non-sedating oral and intra-nasal anti-histamines, intra-nasal glucocorticoids, are the mainstay of therapy. Immunotherapy by an immunologist is your best bet at a true cure. Seasonal migration if covered by your health plan. ...Read more
Hi dr, I am a pharmD student, a patient had a laser treatment for permanent hair removal, and now has burn/brownness on area. What can you suggest, thx?
Side effect: Sadly, this is a common side effect that many patients develop after laser therapy. It can have a tremendously negative impact on self-esteem and some patients believe it is unattractive. It is not possible to predict who will develop this skin pigmentation. In my experience, it is permanent and may even darken over time. ...Read more
How does pain management work? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine?
Very unusual: Only a small dose of radiation reaches the stomach. ...Read more
I was told that I have allergic rehinities. Is there any permanent treatment for that and is this could big problem in future?
Normal: Leukorrhea is secretion of normal, healthy vaginal fluid. However it can also become heavier if you're infected with yeast, bacteria or an std. It's best for you to be screened for infection first. If you are negative you may just be someone who produces more normal vaginal fluid than you'd like. Do not douche. That can make it worse. ...Read more
Maybe: If elevated prolactin levels are caused by a pituitary tumor labeled as a macro adenoma which is greater than 1 cm in size, then surgery is recommended for treatment which can be potentially permanent. Usually when the prolactinomas are smaller than 1 cm, medical treatment is the preferred treatment. ...Read more
Possibly surgery: It depends on what actually caused the gastritis but very commonly it's from decreased stomach motility and a failing gastroesophageal flap valve that, besides causing reflux (gerd), decreases the strength of the stomach to push the acid out of the stomach. Stomach acid is so strong that if it sits in the stomach too long it even hurts the stomach lining. This can be fixed by fixing the valve. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: 17 yrs old, "bronchospasm" is a term for reactive airways triggered by respiratory infections, allergies, exercise. The airways constrict, resulting symptoms are cough, wheezing, shortness of breath. Repeated attacks lead to the diagnosis of Asthma & can be life-threatnening. Diagnosis can be challenging however treatment is effective & preventive. See Doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
I was treated with epilepsy for 5 years and it was gone. Now after 3 years it has reoccurred. Isn't there any permanent treatment for it? Thanks
Treatment for seizures is aimed at control not cure. The only possibility of cure is when there is a very localized focus of seizure activity that can be removed by a neurosurgeon.
Patients who go from 2-4 seizure free years have up to a. 70% chance of discontinuing medication without recurrence. This leaves a 39% chance of recurrence. ...Read more
Vitiligo: Therapy for vitiligo takes a long time-it usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy. Current treatment options for vitiligo include topical medication, phototherapy, surgery, and others. ...Read more
All are permanent: All treatments for MS are not curative, in order to stop or slow down the progression of the disease, you have to take them indefnitely. I hope this answers your question, not sure what you mean by permanent. If you mean that the treatments "permanently" stop progression, only possibly if you keep using them. I like tysabri (natalizumab) despite the side effects. I see MS lesions literally disappear. ...Read more
I have imperforate anus and there's things I want to do in my life. Is there a permanent treatment for this?
Odd statement: I'll assume you mean you had an imperforate anus at birth and at 33 have persisting issues. This defect is incompatible with life if not operated on in infancy. A normally functioning anus is rare after repair of all but the most favorable short segment defects. Consulting a gastroenterologist and colorectal surgeon may give you a clear picture of your options. ...Read more
What is the permanent treatment of breath problem. Breath problem cause when caught cold, going up in stairs, running or any kind of heavy work.
Likely none: There is no such things as permanent. Cause of breathing problems may arise from lung, heart or other organs. The symptoms may be controlled with treatment, but there is no permanent fix. Good luck! ...Read more
History of vitiligo since 10 yrs n got subsided. Again aggravated on lips from 2 yrs. No medication is working. Any permanent treatment? Please suggest
There may be hope!: In vitiligo, immune system disables the pigment producing cells of skin. Local injection with corticosteroids could help in some cases of vitiligo. Michiyukoga (2006) found that in patients with vitiligo affected by an autoimmune process, local corticosteroid injections were effective. Topical immune modulating drugs & ultraviolet light, calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus), have helped many. ...Read more
Usually.: Retinal detachment surgery creates a permanent fix in more about 90% of cases with one operation. Additional surgery may be needed if complications occur. ...Read more
Scaly leg skin: Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales (ichthyosis vulgaris). Other health conditions associated with ichthyosis. You can improve the appearance of dry skin or ichthyosis by using good skin care and moisturizers with a little Alpha hydroxy acid in them but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more
Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more
My physician doesn't want to put me on insulin unless it's the last resort, If victoza (liraglutide) is working, could it be a permanent treatment?
If you don't need insulin you most likely have type 2 diabetes.
Believe or not you are not a "diabetic" - you have diabetes and with appropriate diet and exercise you should work towards getting rid of diabetes.
Takes some effort but well worth while.
If you have type 1 diabetes you need insulin! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my physician doesn't want to put me on insulin unless it's the last resort, so if victoza (liraglutide) is working, could it be a permanent treatment?
Yes: Hi. Victoza (liraglutide) is an awesome drug for type 2 in my opinion. And it has the advantages compared to insulin that it causes weight loss (insulin causes weight gain) and in monotherapy (or used with metformin and/or an SGLT-2 inhibitor), can't cause hypoglycemia. Your doc chose well! ...Read more
Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more