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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Tropical Diseases

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Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Yes: In the Congo, protection is recommended against Malaria, Hepatitis A & B, Yellow Fever, Rabies (for some) & typhoid. See: http://www. Mdtravelhealth. Com/destinations/africa/congo. Php ...Read more

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What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

Not many: Chancroid is a bacteria which may be spread by sexual contact. It is seen in parts of asia and africa. The lepromatous form of leprosy is thought to be spread by water droplets from the nose or mouth so it is possible. Unfortunately most tropical diseases are spread by pararsites, mosquitos, etc. ...Read more

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For what disease is the drug aderall?

For what disease is the drug aderall?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): This drug is a stimulant. It is prescribed for add/adhd at times, and it is sometimes used for the fatigue of ms (multiple sclerosis) or after traumatic brain injury if monitored closely. ...Read more

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What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

Treatment: It's mostly supportive, but a drug called Riluzole is approved for ALS and it's thought to work by decreasing glutamate mediated motor neuron cell death. ...Read more

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What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

What is an experimental drug for Crohn's disease?

Clinical Trials: Although available, experimental drugs are given in clinical trials, usually in academic or private institutions with doctors involved in research, where patients that have failed to existing treatment are treat. There are a variety of immunotherapy medications like Remicade (infliximab) that are available for Crohn's you could discuss with your doctor about.
Ustekinumab is a clinical trial drug for Crohn's ...Read more

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What is the safest medicine name for peyronies disease?

What is the safest medicine name for peyronies disease?

Some injections: Non-surgical treatments for peyronie's include: waiting (as some penises improve without treatment), or injections of medications such as verapamil or interferon (medications that can decrease the collagen fibrous material in the plaque). An experienced urologist can evaluate to be sure peyronie's is cause of the curvature, and then he may recommend non-surgical treatments as a first step. ...Read more

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Does seziure disorder repeats even after taking medicines for a year?

Long term disorder: Seizure disorders, depending on cause / epilepsy / trauma history--can last years, decades, or life-long. Medications decrease the frequency and duration of seizure, but almost every patient with seizure disorder will occasionally seize. ...Read more

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What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

Several: Steroids can be used for back pain (inflammation), some brain/sinal cord injuries with swelling, asthma, COPD (emphysema), dermatitis (contact-posion ivy, etc), certain collagen vascular diseases, etc. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for abnormal routine test? I fo not have a veneral disease.

Testing: Unfortunately, without knowing what part of your testing was abnormal, it is not possible to suggest a treatment. Please give some more specifics, or go see a doctor to review your test results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me an example of a time when medicine was shipped elsewhere to another country in order to stop an epidemic or disease?

Can you tell me an example of a time when medicine was shipped elsewhere to another country in order to stop an epidemic or disease?

Yes: The Canadian Health Minister indicated that Canada will donate between 800 to 1, 000 of their 1, 500 doses of an experimental Ebola Vaccine - VSV-EBOV to help with the Ebola-Zaire outbreak in West Africa. ...Read more

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With simple exertion I now sweat, and also at night I have traveled to northern myanmar in jan. Trekking in the mts, can it be tropical disease?

With simple exertion I now sweat, and also at night I have traveled to northern myanmar in jan. Trekking in the mts, can it be tropical disease?

Absolutely!: Hope you took malaria while there. Even if you did, the "bugs" have become resistant to some preventive meds, so better see someone right away! Good luck! ...Read more

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How does nuclear medicine cure diseases? Can anyone give an example of how nuclear medicine is used to cure diseases? I don't understand how it works.

How does nuclear medicine cure diseases? Can anyone give an example of how nuclear medicine is used to cure diseases? I don't understand how it works.

The: The best example of how nuclear medicine is used to cure diseases is treatment of thyroid cancer or graves' disease (a form of hyperthyroidism). In both cases the goal is to destroy thyroid tissue. The thyroid gland contains a large amount of iodine which it uses to produce thyroid hormone. Once iodine is ingested, a large amount is concentrated within the thyroid gland. Nuclear medicine harnesses this principal to destroy thyroid tissue by giving the patient a radioactive form of iodine (i-131). This radioactive iodine is concentrated in the thyroid gland. The isotope primarily releases beta radiation which destroys the surrounding tissue (most of which is thyroid tissue). If there is thyroid cancer in the area, the cancer is also destroyed. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 25 years, helthier, no diseases, 181cm high, 56kg weight, male, I'm too thin, I want a possible drug to increase my weight, my apetite is little.

Hello, I'm 25 years, helthier, no diseases, 181cm high, 56kg weight, male, I'm too thin, I want a possible drug to increase my weight, my apetite is little.

Drugs to gain weight: Are dangerous if no medical condition indicates their use. Better to eat higher protein such as eggs, dairy, etc. Exercise will tone up your body and help muscle mass. I'm glad your health is good. Enjoy that and focus on being a good person to others, neat and clean. Peace and good health. A smile goes a long way also. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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Medicine for Lewy body disease?

Medicine for Lewy body disease?

None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read more

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Medicine on acid peptic disease?

Rescue vs controller: Acid reflux medications, aka heart burn meds, fall into two main groups: rescue meds that quickly neutralize acid, and controllers that block/reduce acid production in the stomach. Antacids like tums, rolaids and maalox are rescue meds. Zantac, Protonix (pantoprazole) and Prilosec are controllers, among others. Talk to your dr about gerd at your next visit. ...Read more

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What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

Several available: But, at best, these possess modest benefits. The classics include aricept, Exelon pill and patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) Namenda ir and er, and a couple medical foods, axona and cerefolin-nac. A neurologist can help design a program, but evidence strongly suggests better outcome from combinations of the above. ...Read more

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Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

None: There is no cure for parkinsons disease. There are about two dozen medicines for parkinson's, some 60 years old, others five years old. Each of them does something a little different. There is also surgery for a select group of patients with parkinsons. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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Which drug used in treatment of cruetz felt jacob disease?

Which drug used in treatment of cruetz felt jacob disease?

Nothing works: We have no medication to affect the course of creutzfeldt-jacob disease. Some medications may help relieve symptoms. You have my sympathy. ...Read more

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Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Yes: The addictions cross each other. If you stop drinking alcohol and start using pills you are still at the same spot.
And it may not be drugs alone. ..Gambling, food, sex, porn...And so forth may replace your drug of choice...But, in the end, however you slice it... You stand at the same, spot....Alone, miserable, disoriented...And once in a while thinking, where... Did all friends and loved one disappear.. ...Read more