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Treatment for erythemanodosum?

Treatment for erythemanodosum?

Sski: Treatment is super saturated potassium iodide by mouth. However, at the same time doctor needs to look for underlying cause such as drug reaction, infection with strep, TB etc, or rarely a lymphoproliferative disorder. ...Read more

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Pemphigus (Definition)

A group of rare autoimmune skin conditions characterized by blistering lesions in the skin and mucosal membranes such ...Read more


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Treatment for dermographism?

Treatment for  dermographism?

Write on skin: Dermatograhism is a fairly common annoying problem where miniimal trauma to the skin causes a localized hive eruption (literally write on the skin). It is caused by localized release of histamine from skin mast cells. Histamine then causing the localized "triple response of lewis", itching, redness, and swelling. It occurs and disappears rapidly. Antihistamines can lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

Is there any medical treatment for hiv's?

HIV Medicines: There are lots of medications you can take to treat HIV and new ones are being discovered each year. The medications treat hiv, they don't cure it, but they are highly effective in keeping your immune system strong and letting you lead a normal life. While years ago people used to take lots of pills to treat hiv, there are many new options (even one pill once a day). See a HIV specialist! ...Read more

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Any treatment for ichthyosis vulgaris?

Any treatment for ichthyosis vulgaris?

Not really: An agent such as lanolin can make you more comfortable. There are lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids that may help. Especially, whether you're a man or a woman, you and those who are special to you may enjoy the distinctive look and feel to your skin. I have a bodybuilder friend who's affected and he enjoys being a "Gator Man". ...Read more

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Best medical care for dermomyositis?

Best medical care for dermomyositis?

See rheumatologist: It needs to be managed by specialist with steroids along with immunosupressive drugs. It also needs extensive workup to rule out associated diseases that occur in 20 per cent of cases within 5 years of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Treatment for thrombocytosis?

Depends on cause: Increase platelet count may be due to iron deficiency and easily treatable. However, there more serious caused of thrmbocytosis, e.g., leukemia. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

No: There is no clinical evidence that this approach has any value for behcet's. ...Read more

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What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Resistant Gonorrhea: There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping through the western world. If you have gonorrhea you need to be treated and to be treated by someone who knows how to treat for this drug resistant form. ...Read more

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What is best medical treatment for tonsilitis?

What is best medical treatment for tonsilitis?

Antibiotics: I am a huge fan of an antibiotic called clindamycin. Tonsillitis usually involves mouth organisms either primarily or secondarily. Clindamycin is very effective against mouth bacteria whereas a lot of other antibiotics aren't. I'm aggressive with tonsil infections treating with antibiotics even with a viral cause. This is because bacterial superinfection occurs as the virus weakens the tonsil. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cystic acne without doctors visit?

You can't: Please forgive my frankness. If you are a young person with acne, and someone responsible for you is a member of an anti-medical cult, thinks "natural is better", or blames you for having acne, you have my sympathy. Get with a school nurse or some other reasonable adult. Cystic acne usually requires Accutane and it's your right to be treated effectively. ...Read more

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What are medical treatments for chf?

What are medical treatments for chf?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Not really: D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist. A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx. ...Read more

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Any treatment for baldness?

Any treatment for baldness?

Family practice : You may go to a hair specialist. Determine what treatment is best for you. Rogaine (minoxidil) , Proscar , lazer or even hair transplant are different options. ...Read more

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Treatment for pseudofolliculitis?

Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more

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Is nuclear medicine for diagnosis or for treatment purpose?

Is nuclear medicine for diagnosis or for treatment purpose?

Both, mostly diag: Most work we do in nuclear medicine is for diagnosis. However there are a few things we do for treatment.For example, we help treat thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism), and help treat thyroid cancer. There are also some medicines (monoclonal antibodies, tagged with a radioactive material) which can be used to treat some cancers (lymphoma). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pemphigus?

What is the treatment for pemphigus?

No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more

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Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Ozone: Ozone gas/oils topically in mouth may help healing. Ozone blood therapy may be part of the approach to help your immune system behave itself. To try to avoid drugs, you'd need an astute alt med doc / naturopathic doctor with great nutritional training and ozone training. Maybe someone like dr robert rowen. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Treatment : Pemphigus is often treated with topical cortisone creams (for limited disease) or oral corticosteroids for more widespread disease. Oral antibiotics have also been used. See a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more

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My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely.Please help.

My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely.Please help.

Tough one: You need an experienced dermatologist that deals with immune skin diseases and these are usually found in academic centers. If your friend lives close to a tertiary care referral hospital, i would look there. They know about all the new studies going on in the field and can try different treatment options. ...Read more

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I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?

I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?

Yes: Many options, but it's trial and error. Other options include: methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) uv light, biologics shots (expensive) and more aggressive pills called immunosuppressives. I would see a dermatologist at a university for their opinion. This is a frustrating disease with goal of control. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Cure - doubtful: Acupuncture may help to reduce pain associated with pemhigus vulgaris. Major energy moving treatments may help with skin health in general. However - acupuncture is not likely to cure this autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure pemphigus vulgaris? Can any docs explain?

Can homeopathy cure pemphigus vulgaris? Can any docs explain?

Not known: There is no scientific proof that homeopathy works since the dose involved is usually in parts per billion or even non-existent. Pemphigus vulgaris is a serious condition and thus I would not recommend homeopathy for even a short period of time as a trial. ...Read more

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What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read more

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Can pemphigus be hereditary?

Can pemphigus be hereditary?

Not really: Pv, pemphigus vulgaris, is not thought to be a genetic disease. However, a family history of pv might increase your risk. As of yet, no pv gene has been found that when mutated conveys the disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pemphigus?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus = autoimmune disorder which causes blisters on skin & mucous membranes, often associated with burning & itching. ...Read more

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Can pemphigus be contagious?

Can pemphigus be contagious?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease and is not contagious. Autoimmune diseases may run in families so it could be possible for 2 members of the same family to develop the same problem. ...Read more

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What is pemphigus vulgaris?

What is pemphigus vulgaris?

An immune skin Dx.: It is an autoimmune skin disease with many new treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the pemphigus vulgaris?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read more

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Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Cancer risks: There are three types of pemphigus, 1) vulgaris that affects oral and other mucous membranes as well as the skin, 2) foliaceus that usually effects skin only and 3) paraneoplastic pemphagus that occurs in association with cancer; typically a lymphoma. Not all lymphomas have pemphigus reactions and not all pemphigus has an associated cancer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pemphigus vulgaris ?

Unknown: P.V. Is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies have been formed to proteins that bind skin cells together. As a result, bonds between cells are easily disrupted; a clinical finding referred to a nikolsky's sign in which skin blisters can be created by rubbing the skin. P.V. Typically causes skin and mucous membrane sores. Treatment typically begins with oral steroids and other immunosuppresants. ...Read more

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Which foods are prohibited in pemphigus vulgaris?

None: Diet is not the key to managing pemphigus. It is difficult enough to have this without people telling what to eat or criticizing your food choices. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus. I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus.  I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

Pemphigus: Phemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease. Conventional therapy consists of high-dose corticosteroids, imminosuppressove agents, and intravenous immune globulin. Studies show that the biologic Rituximab and intravenous Immune Globulin is very effective with refractory pemphigus vulgaris. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is not as effective as rituximab. ...Read more