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For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Canavan Disease (Definition)

is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder that begins in infancy. It is caused by an inherited genetic abnormality: the lack of an essential enzyme causes deterioration of the white matter (myelin) in the brain, thereby preventing the proper ...Read more


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Is there any good treatment or cure for ledenhose disease on the horizon?

Is there any good treatment or cure for ledenhose disease on the horizon?

Collagenase: I believe the fda is currently reviewing trial data on a treatment using injectable "collagenase", prior to approval for marketing. The idea would be to inject the collagen-destroying substance in specific locations to decrease or destroy the offending nodules in the feet. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for advanced osteporsis(bone disease)?

Which is the best treatment for advanced osteporsis(bone disease)?

Protection: Protection against falls, eliminating (if possible) contributing medications, optimize calcium intake, use a bone protective agent (actonel or miacalcitonin) and assure adequate vitamin d. ...Read more

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A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read more

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Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

No: Giardiasis is a protozoan infection of the intestine that requires prescription medication to cure. While anti-diarrhea medications are available over the counter, they will not cure the infection. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for sever's disease?

Heel Cups, but...: As this is a condition that commonly affects active children, it is always a good idea to have this evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure that this is the correct diagnosis. Proper stretching should also always be included in a treatment plan. ...Read more

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For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?

For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?

That Depends : Requip (ropinirole) is not a cure nor will it lessen the progression (or I'm unaware of such evidence)....however it's benefit on symptoms of a movement disorder may be present as long as you take the medication, possibly many years. If you think it may no longer be effective, then discuss with provider. Maybe a dosage adjustment or maybe a trial off/on the medication is reasonable. ...Read more

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Pentox (trental) has been recommended as an off-treatment for Peyronie's disease. What is the methodology of this working to cure or help peyronies??

Multiple questions: You have submitted an incredible number of questions and this is my 3rd response to you. you must stop submitting repeat questions and proceed immediately to see a urologist. I will submit to all HealthTap physicians to flag your questions as repetative and abusive. You seem obsessed withPeyronie's and you need an expert evaluation,not submitting repeat questions. Call now. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatments available for neuropathic pain in the last 5 years? Where can latest treatments information b found for use by public?

What are the latest treatments available for neuropathic pain in the last 5 years?  Where can latest treatments information b found for use by public?

Nothing really new: But there are a lot of different drugs and approaches. You may have to try a number of them before you get any good results. Don't give up. Find a pain management doc willing to work with you on this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for huntington's disease?

What is the treatment for huntington's disease?

No cures: There is no cure for huntington's disease. There are treatments for some of the symptoms. For example, medications that block Dopamine are used to reduce abnormal movements. There is some evidence that co-enzyme q10 may slightly slow the disease, but this is not proven. Treatments are also used for depression and other psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best new treatment for Parkinson's disease?

What is the best new treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Azilect (rasagiline) + Other Meds: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for Huntington's disease?

What are the treatment options for Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease: No treatment can alter the course, but medications lessen symptoms. Some are Tetrabenazine for chorea movements, Risperdal or Seroquel, Amantadine, Keppra, (levetiracetam) Klonopin, SSRIs & Mood stabilizers. Also, Psychotherapy, Speech therapy, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Nutrition, and Support services for activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

What is the treatment for patients with hepatitis b?

Antivirals: Traditionally Interferon alpha and Lamivudine with newer antivirals available. The decision to treat and treatment follow-up are to be individualized. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

What is the treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

No real Tx/just mgmt: There is no cure for this, just kinds of management and palliative care. Drugs for the manifesttions of alzheimer's are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (tacrine, rivastigmine, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and donepezil), and an nmda receptor antagonist (memantine). Psychosocial interventions help with behavior and emotiion. Caregiving essentially is the treatment for pts. Since they cannot tend to their needs. ...Read more

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