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Best medication to treat asthma.

Best medication to treat asthma.

Inhaled Steroids: Inhaled steroids are the first meds to add after a rescue inhaler like salmeterol. Best to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Which medication help to treat bulimia?

Which medication help to treat bulimia?

Several: There are many medications that can help with bulimia, but not all work on all individuals. Ssris are commonly prescribed, but in other cases it is appropriate to prescribe a mood-stabilizer or an antipsychotic, depending on the presentation of the patient. ...Read more

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What medication to use to treat ezcema?

What medication to use to treat ezcema?

Several: The basic treatment for eczema is hydration, hydration, hydration with the use of emolients. Next if needed is an appropriate steroid cream, used appropriately and for the appropriate amount of time. There are some immune modulating drugs like tacrolimus. This is a difficult dermatologic disorder and if you have done the simple things (adult or child) then see a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can the drug nalmefene be used to treat gamblers?

Can the  drug nalmefene be used to treat gamblers?

Possibly: Nalmefene (AKA Nalmetren, Selincro & Revex) is an opioid receptor antagonist that is used in tx of alcohol dependence & has been studied with gambling & shopping addictions. It has not been sold in the US since 2008. ...Read more

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How is behavioral therapy used to help treat addiction?

How is behavioral therapy used to help treat addiction?

Conditioning for one: Addiction describes the psychological need to engaged in a certain behavior, use a certain substance, or something similar and can involve a large variety of entities. Over time an addict has closely associated the substance or behavior with postive reinforcement. The most common example would be euphoria from a drug. The key is to extinguish the behavior by having a negative reinforcement instead. ...Read more

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Can I use injectable, long-lasting anti-psychotic medication be used to treat my anxiety?

Can I use injectable, long-lasting anti-psychotic medication be used to treat my anxiety?

See Cochran review: Authors' conclusions: "the available data on Olanzapine and Risperidone are too limited to draw any conclusions. Monotherapy with quetiapine seems to be efficacious in reducing symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder and this effect may be similar to that of antidepressants. However, quetiapine's efficacy must be weighed against its lower tolerability (e.g., weight gain and sedation).". ...Read more

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The prescription drug disulfiram is used to treat the addiction to what?

The prescription drug disulfiram is used to treat the addiction to what?

Alcohol: Though not used much anymore, Disulfiram is designed to help treat alcohol addiction. Drinking alcohol while taking Disulfiram leads to flushing, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can injectable, long-lasting anti-psychotic medications be used to treat anxiety?

Can injectable, long-lasting anti-psychotic medications be used to treat anxiety?

Possibly: In 2010, a systematic review of studies assessing antipsychotics for anxiety was performed. Results showed that quetiapine, but not Olanzapine or risperidone, was effecive in some of the trials. However, there were side effects (weight gain, sedation) that need to be considered. Also, quetiapine is not one of the long-lasting injectable anti-psychotics. ...Read more

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What prescription medication to treat ear infections?

What prescription medication to treat ear infections?

Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal.Each ore treated differently.For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several medications used that will kill the most common germs involved. Any antibiotic has a predicted failure rate of at least 5% , so monitoring and followup are important. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Not the best idea: Clonazapam can be habit forming and addictive. It's in a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics or downers. Stimulant medications can be considered uppers. So you take an upper in the morning and a downer at night? It doesn't seem wise, right. One can build up a tolerance to clonazapam, and over time, require higher and higher doses, leading to other problems like memory loss. Avoid it. ...Read more

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Is clonidine good medication to treat tics and adhd?

Is clonidine good medication to treat tics and adhd?

For Tics Primarily: Clonidine is , in fact , a proven agent to control tics. Side effect potential needs to be monitered.It is the the best mediaction to control symptoms of add/adhd however. And it should be a last resort. ...Read more

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How can you treat depression with alternative medicine ?

How can you treat depression with alternative medicine ?

Depression treatment: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Improve Physical Health, Emotional Health, Intellectual Health, and Spiritual Health. Have Balanced Diet. Drink lot of water. Have regular bowel habits. Have good sleep. Exercise-walk, hike, swim Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery,Yoga, Meditation Do Tai Chi and Qigong Feel Blessings of your Body and Mind. Feel Wonders of Universe. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter medicines to treat lpr?

Best over-the-counter medicines to treat lpr?

Prevent/Control LPR: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more