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Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

Are there official recommendations for treating bullying?

There Are None: This is a complex behavior & we must start by trying to understand where it is coming from. I presume you are talking about a child who is bullying another. I would want to know if that child is the subject of some mistreatment. Does s/he live in a chaotic household? Do his/her parents condone aggressive behaviors towards others? As w/many behavioral issues, we must strive to understand first. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating leukemia?

Are there official recommendations for treating leukemia?

Yes: Check nccn. Org, they have guidlines for multiple cancer types including all types of leukemia. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?

Depends on the cause: Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including medication side effects, hormonal imbalance, street drugs and alcohol, liver failure and cirrhosis, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, tumors (pituitary, adrenal, testes), hypogonadism (low testosterone), malnutrition...The recommendations depend on the cause. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Are there official recommendations for treating dislocated joint?

Reduction: Depends on the invovled joint. Reduction of the dislocated joint is an emergency. Seek medical or er advice. After reduction, the treatment options can varying based on the involved joint. These can range from immobilization to physical therapy to surgery. The goal is to minimize the risk of recurrence and regain near full joint function. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating ebstein anomaly?

Are there official recommendations for treating ebstein anomaly?

Cardilogist: I am not a cardiologist, so I will like to see some input from a cardiologist regarding this. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating angelman syndrome?

Are there official recommendations for treating angelman syndrome?

Suggestions: A complete list of medical, therapeutic & educational treatments & supports is found on www. Angelman. Org. A parent can fill in their demographics & their child's genetic findings from fish test of chr 15 or cgh, +/- methylation to receive support & suggestions. Or they can call 617-726-6540, the angelman syndrome clinic at mass. General in boston. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Yes: You need to see an asthma or pulmonary specialist for specific treatment. Every patient is different and need to be treated individually. What works for one patient might not work for another. This disorder can be well-controlled with simple therapy but the occasional exacerbation does happen and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating coarctation of the aorta?

Are there official recommendations for treating coarctation of the aorta?

Coarctation: Ask your cardiologist if patient candidate for stent or needs surgical correction. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Are there official recommendations for treating bladder infections?

Antibiotics / fluids: The usual treatment for a bladder infection is antibiotics (most often oral) and increased oral fluid intake. A urine culture is often obtained before initiating antibiotics. When the culture result is available, it can confirm the infection and confirm that the antibiotic prescribed is appropriate - or guide the change to an effective antibiotic for the particular bacteria causing the infection. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua) cartilage grafts, from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cystic fibrosis?

Are there official recommendations for treating cystic fibrosis?

CF center: The usual suggestion for those with CF is to get treated at a CF center (a center accredited by the CF foundation) that has a multidisciplinary clinic. Nutrition, exercise, pulmonary toilet, and medications vary by age, lung function, and other problems and should be individualized. Http://www. Cff. Org/livingwithcf/carecenternetwork/cffoundation-accreditedcarecenters/ can help you find one. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating pleural effusion?

Are there official recommendations for treating pleural effusion?

Drainage: Pleural effusions that cause symptoms can be drained either with needle aspiration (thoracentesis), with catheter drainage (pgitail), or with tube drainage (chest tube). .. Recurrent pleural effusions can be treated with indwelling pleurx catheter, especially if the lung is trapped and will not re-expand as in malignant effusion, or with thoracoscopic pleurodesis. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating post-herpetic neuralgia?

Are there official recommendations for treating post-herpetic neuralgia?

Yes.: Gabapentin is officially approved for treatment of phn, but I prefer amitriptyline. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating amniotic infection?

Are there official recommendations for treating amniotic infection?

Usually delivery: An amniotic infection will most often result in spontaneous labor and delivery. When labor does not happen spontaneouly, the usual management is to induce labor or proceed with a cesarean delivery, if cesarean delivery is indicated. In either case (labor or cesarean), antibiotics would be initiated and very likely continued well after delivery for both the mom and the baby. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Evaluate cause: Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

Yes: They vary by age of patient and severity of illness, but they always include antibiotics, almost always a spinal tap, and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Drain, antibiotics: The treatment af any abcess regardless of location is drainage and IV antibiotics. Lung abcess sometimes drain into the tracheobronchial tree, sometimes spontaneously drain into the pleura thus causing empyema others require surgical drainage. This is a very serious complication of pneumonia. See your thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating brain and spinal infections?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain and spinal infections?

Exam, size, location: Brain and spinal infections often contradict the long-standing surgical belief that infections always need to be drained. In both cases, some infections will benefit from drainage and this is typically done in conjunction with the sampling of the infection to diagnose the particular pathogen. The decision is based on the location and on the amount of volume. Antibiotics is the longterm solution. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating discoid lupus?

Are there official recommendations for treating discoid lupus?

Yes: You already know to stay out of the sun / use sunblock / broad brim hat. You probably have a fluorinated glucocorticoid -- a little can go a long way. Some physicians will try oral antimalarials for discoid lupus. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for lowering cholesterol?

What are helpful recommendations for lowering cholesterol?

Heart: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations to treat migranes in teenagers?

What are the recommendations to treat migranes in teenagers?

Migraines: Non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents or antidepressants as tolerated. Referral to neurologist is advised. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for keeping your spine healthy?

What are helpful recommendations for keeping your spine healthy?

Flexible Hamstrings: Flexibility of hamstrings, core strength, healthy weight, proper lifting technique, proper show wear. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations for lasik?

What are the recommendations for lasik?

Several: It's an elective procedure which means you do not need to have it for medical reasons. Alternatives are contacts and glasses. Lasik is an effective procedure for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and regular astigmatism. Contact intolerance, sports, hobbies, are reasons. Must have good general eye health, normal findings on lasik testing, and acceptance of known and unknown risks. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for an optometrist in palo alto?  

Any recommendations for an optometrist in palo alto?  

Not for optometrists: A person who might need glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia (needs reading glasses), but otherwise has no eye symptoms, can see an optometrist (a non-medical doctor). Healthtap in 2011 has only medical doctors as experts, so has ophthalmologists (medical eye doctors who do eye surgery, treat eye diseases, prescribe medications, etc...). ...Read more

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Please am having Hidradenitis suppurativa, help me am in pains, any recommendations?

Please am having Hidradenitis suppurativa, help me am in pains, any recommendations?

Hidradenitis: You need to have it check out. Sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics;sometimes a minor surgical procedure (incision and drainage) is needed to evacuate the pus. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations to breastfeeding?

What are the recommendations to breastfeeding?

It's very good: Breastfeeding is typically recommended for a year by the american academy of pediatrics. My advice is to go for as long as you can. I thought I could only make it a few weeks, but each week added up and I made it to 6 months. It can be difficult and there are great lactation specialists who can help, even come to your house if need be. Also great is to join a breastfeeding support group! ...Read more

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I have crohns, but I am always constipated, any recommendations? Thanks!

I have crohns, but I am always constipated, any recommendations? Thanks!

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is otc and works well without stimulating. You should get by with this just find the right dose. Talk to your doctor and make sure that is ok or if they have different options. ...Read more

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