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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Are there any medical treatments for vitilligo?

Are there any medical treatments for vitilligo?

No easy solution: There are many treatments, none of which is 100% effective. It is caused by an auto-immune process that destroys melanocytes (the cells in the skin that contain pigment). First line therapy includes topical steroids, topical phototherapy (light), and several other medications and laser therapy. The best thing to do is to consult a dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of vitiligo. ...Read more

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Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Yes!: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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Are there medical treatments for alzheimer's?

Are there medical treatments for alzheimer's?

Not exactly: We can treat many of the symptoms that people have and if diagnosed early enough we can slow functional decline. We currently cannot modify the course of the illness. There are behavioral interventions and medication interventions. Also working with caregivers can be extremely important. ...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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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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Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

See rheum : Psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist. An evaluate you best and determine your treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Are there any good holistic medical treatments for osteoarthritis?

Yes: Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee. Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if any of these may be appropriate for you: glucosamine, same, ashwagandha, boswellia, fish oil and others. Follow an anti inflammatory diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and fatty animal products. ...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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What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

A variety: There can be many depending on the manifestations: corticosteriods are the most common, methotrexate, other cytotoxic drugs, biologics, intravenous gammaglobulin and most recently acthargel (acth) injections. These are used in concert with physical therapy, assistive devices like canes and walkers. Specific therapy will depend on your type of dermatomyositis and your manifestations. ...Read more

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What are available treatments for scalp psoriasis?

What are available treatments for scalp psoriasis?

Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the size and scaliness of scalp psoriasis. ...Read more

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What treatment for psoriasis?

What treatment for psoriasis?

There are many...: ...From topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many other options. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist and get a good evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Are there treatment for psoriasis ?

Are there treatment for  psoriasis ?

Yes: There are several treatments for psoriasis, depending on it's severity and other symptoms. But there is no cure. Treatment has to be continued and the condition will come back when treatment terminated or worsen with stress. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

No.: With all due respect to the non-dermatologist who answered in the affirmative, there is no convincing scientific evidence that homeopathic treatments have any measurable effect on psoriasis, and no plausible theory that explains why they would. Sorry, but those are the facts. ...Read more

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Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Medicated shampoos: Sebosporiasis is an overlap of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Shampoos with these ingredients are helpful: 1.)ketoconazole-anti-inflammatory, decreases yeast (nizoral shampoo) 2.)salicylic acid-decreases flaking, anti inflammatory (t-sal shampoo) 3.)coal tar-anti-inflammatory(t-gel shampoo) your dermatologist may prescribe prescription topical cortisone if appropriate. ...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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Are there any cures or treatments for hidradenitis suppurative?

Are there any cures or treatments for hidradenitis suppurative?

Can be treated, but.: The treatment can be quite involved. This is a severe chronic infectlion of the soft tissues, usually of the armpits or groin. Cases that do not respond to non-operative treatment can be treated surgically with removal of the infected tissue. This creates a large wound that is similar to that created by a burn. Reconstruction is often and problem and the best course is to allow it to heal. ...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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