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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there an over the counter medication or alternative treatment for adult ADHD with reasonable efficacy? ex: St John's Wort for depression or Glucosamine+Chondroitin for OA
NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment for Ankylosis spondenitus. Latest cure in search of disease?
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