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Over The Counter Treatment For Fibrocystic Breast Disease
What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?
Depends on symptoms: Fibrocystic breast disease(fcd) treatment depends on the presence of symptoms. The most common symptom is pain and can be quite problematic. Fcd symptoms can be treated with medications, dietary changes or removing fluid from the cyst(s)- also called cyst aspiration or fna. ...Read more
My wife is breast feeding our 2 week old. What are the signs/symptoms of yeast infection of the breast that would require systemic prescription vs topical rx?
White plaques: White plaques on inside cheeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?
Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...Read more
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
Mastectomy lumpect: Usually mastectomy (with or without reconstruction is indicated). However, if the paget's is not associated with an invasive cancer - or if the cancer is not very big, a central lumpectomy - removing all of the nipple and areola and a cone of tissue under it may be done. In all of these cases, radiation is indicated and there is still a risk of local recurrence and usually a significant deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the experts please talk about the newest breast cancer treatment + free or cheap for stage 4 breast cancer?
Clinical trial: Stage 4 breast cancer treatments include a variety of complex options. I suggest that you look into enrolling into a funded clinical trial for stage 4 breast cancer, which will provide options for reduced or free treatment (see: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials). In addition, please consult with a social worker to see what other options for coverage that may be available to you. Good luck. ...Read more
Looks Like Infection: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer which may give the appearance of a breast infection. Cancer cells block the lymphatics in the skin of the breast, leading to signs that mimic infection: breast redness, swelling, heaviness, pain, and/or thickening of the skin that may resemble the appearance of the surface of an orange. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy: Paget's disease is a rare form of breast cancer. It is diagnosed after obtaining a biopsy of the area on the nipple or areola. In many cases, there are no abnormalities seen on mammogram or ultrasound. Once a diagnosis is made, a breast MRI may be performed to look for additional lesions in the breast. Paget's has a good prognosis if diagnosed early. ...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
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
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
No: It won't happen any more than we'll be able to grow new teeth. HIV embeds deep in the genome and we'll never kill the last infected cell. Cancer is about 5000 different diseases with destabilized genome and some cases will continue to evade any treatment we come up with. That's the truth, but we will continue to improve what we've got, with prevention and early detection the key. ...Read more
2different questions: A breast mass does not require treatment, it requires a diagnosis. Please see your gyne or primary care doctor for referral to a breast surgeon. If appropriate, a nonsurgical biopsy can be done there. Breast pain, likewise, requires a comprehensive evaluation for the cause. Once this is determined, we can then focus on how to treat the pain, usually without the need for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
In early stage her-2 breast cancer, which is the best option:- is it taking drugs or a total removal of the breast?
2 Different Issues: Mastectomy or Lump-x + Radiation RX are LOCAL treatments of breast cancer, with EQUAL survival rates. One or the other is necessary for all breast CA pt's. CHEMOTHERAPY ("drugs") are SYSTEMIC (whole body) RX's for certain breast cancers. Her2Neu (+) cancers are particularly sensitive to Herceptin (trastuzumab). Please meet with your oncologist to understand the different options you have. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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