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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Inflammation Of The Brain

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Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Is brain inflamation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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Would antiviral medications be effective in the treatment of brain inflammation?

Would antiviral medications be effective in the treatment of brain inflammation?

Depends on the cause: Antiviral drugs will only work if the encephalitis (brain inflammation) is due to a virus; and some antiviral drugs work only against one particular virus. For example, acyclovir is often given if herpes encephalitis is possible, but has no effect on other viruses. Ask the doctor in charge of the patient's treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Varies: Many different inflammatory conditions out there, and must be specific. But ms is inflammatory, and we have lots of newer and very successful treatments, especially, the newer oral agents. Research in neurology is quite extensive and amazing, and hopefully will continue, if financial support is available. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which treatments physicians commonly used in brain swelling or inflammation?

Any suggestions on which treatments physicians commonly used in brain swelling or inflammation?

Strange question: Are you in an ICU? Have you had a stroke or hemorrhage or severe brain trauma or a tumor? Are you in a coma? Are you having seizures? Do you have hydrocephalus or herniation? If mannitol, hyperventilation, hypervolemic hemodilution or steroids don't work, they may have to call in a neurosurgeon to drill a hole in your head to decompress your brain. Or have I misunderstood your question? ...Read more

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Is over the counter Ibrupofen the same thing as Mobic (meloxicam)? do they do the exact same thing for back pain & do they cure inflammation?

Is over the counter Ibrupofen the same thing as Mobic (meloxicam)? do they do the exact same thing for back pain & do they cure inflammation?

NSAIDs: both ibuprofen and meloxicam (Mobic) are Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs. They do the same but aren't the same drug, and are not equipotent, meaning you need different dosages from either to have the same effect, consult your doctor or your pharmacist, good luck ...Read more

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Hw long brain swelling aftr japanese encephalitis takes to cure & whn cn v expect maximum recovery? Viral encephalitis is less serious thn bacterial?

Japanese encephaliti: This very severe disease has a better than 30% mortality rate and a 30% incidence of neurological dysfunction after recovery. Severity of both depend upon the particular organism causing the brain inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without some visuals, at least in pictures if not in person. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can try Healthtap Prime and upload some photos. ...Read more

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I have a fairly bad infection in my upper left gum line, what would be the best over the counter treatment I could get? I don't have insurance...

I have a fairly bad infection in my upper left gum line, what would be the best over the counter treatment I could get? I don't have insurance...

There aren't any: Gum infections can't be cured with pills, ointments, snake oil, emollients, or salves. Gum infections are very serious, destroying gum tissue and the underlying bone that supports the teeth. Contact a gum specialist, a Periodontist, and ask about payment options. Contact Social Services for locations of dental clinics. Seek treatment at a Dental School. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

What is an over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis?

PSORIASIS: Over the counter rx are: emolients, salicylic acid, coal tar ointments, solution or shampoos. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Not recommended: I personally would not recommend otc treatment for this condition. See an ent. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter treatment for allergic pupura?

Is there any over-the-counter treatment for allergic pupura?

Purpura: Purpura is under the skin is not something that is treated with anti allergy meds. You need to remove the offending agent. Did you mean hives maybe? ...Read more

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

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

No, don't skip meds: Addison's disease is serious; represents adrenal failure (lack of glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids & sex hormones.) without these important hormones you have trouble with glucose metabolism, stress, severe fatigue, sodium & potassium balance, immune response, sexual development, sex drive. It's important to know why the adrenals are not functioning. Meds are prescription & taken for life. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for asperger's syndrome?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for asperger's syndrome?

Maybe: While controversial, some parents swear that their child with some form of pervasive developmental disorder, respond favorable to dmg, or di-methyl glycine, which is over the counter at health food stores. ...Read more

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