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Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections, chemicals, pollutants). Treatment depends on how severe disease it is. Typically steroids (e.g. Prednisone) and if severe, Cytoxan or rituxan (rituximab). If limited disease (just nasal/upper airway involvement), Methotrexate may be sufficient. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Wegener's Granulomatosis (Definition)

Wegener's granulomatosis (Granulomatosis with polyangiitis) causes vasculitis ( inflammation blood vessels of nose, sinuses, throat, lungs ...Read more


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Will wegener's granulomatosis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will wegener's granulomatosis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: Wegener's will not go away. It might take time but will ultimately cause severe lung and kidney problems, and death. Treatment can be very effective. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

Lower than ever: The prognosis for wegener's is actually fairly good with the newer therapies. If the absence of severe kidney or neurologis involvement most patients do well. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of the disease wegeners granulamatosis?

Has anyone ever heard of the disease wegeners granulamatosis?

Yes: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression. Five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of treatment. Since that is an average figure, some will live longer. ...Read more

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What is the disease wegeners granulamatosis in kids?

What is the disease wegeners granulamatosis in kids?

WG: Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disease that causes the walls of blood vessels to become inflamed (called vasculitis). This limits blood flow to tissues and can affect any organ. WG is a type of autoimmune disease. This means the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more

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I have wegeners , complete with nasal and palate perforations. I had acute renal failure, am on treatment and having relapses. Odds for survival?

I have wegeners , complete with nasal and palate perforations. I had acute renal failure, am on treatment and having relapses. Odds for survival?

Fair to good: Acute kidney failure can be reversed in healthy individuals. Wagener's is present so recovery may never be complete. The only thing i know, other than your social drinking, about your medical history is your intake of cyclophosphamide. There are other medications like imuran, (azathioprine) methotrexate, etc. Used in the treatment of wagener's that have promising positive results. Visit the mayo clinic. ...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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Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Is there a over-the-counter treatment for ringworm so I don't have to pay my doctor for a rx?

Lamisil, (terbinafine) etc: There are many different antifungal creams available including lotrimin, mica tin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undecalynic acid. These all work but different strains of fungus may respond better to one rather than another. Unfortunately you can tell in advance which will wor best. If it is feet, body or groin treat whole area for a minimum of 2 weeks. For resistant cases you may need prescription meds. ...Read more

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Insurance doesn't cover medications for low testosterone is there any over-the-counter treatment for low testosterone?

Insurance doesn't cover medications for low testosterone is there any over-the-counter treatment for low testosterone?

Cost: Over the counter products are not effective.The best way to replace low testosterone is either with testosterone gel or as intramuscular injections.Both of these need to be prescribed by your doctor.You do have the option of paying for it out of pocket if your insurance does not cover it.In this case the intramuscular injection is cheaper. ...Read more

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How long do I continue with the mediocre over-the-counter treatment for lice? Why don't doctors want to prescribe ovide? I

How long do I continue with the mediocre over-the-counter treatment for lice?  Why don't doctors want to prescribe ovide?  I

If indicated: It is not that doctors would not prescribe certain medication, it is that we are trained to follow certain guidelines to offer you the most appropriate choice of medicine keeping in mind indication, dosage, side effects and sometimes even cost. Also, we may not be comfortable with certain medications and have a tendency to use medications we are very familiar with. Ask your doctor about ovide. ...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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What's an over-the-counter treatment for gardnerella?

What's an over-the-counter treatment for gardnerella?

No good otc: Gardnerella or bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection cause by over growth of a bad bacteria or death of good bacterial. It can be affected by spermicide, doucheiing (don't do this!), overenthusiastic cleaning or bad luck. It is easilly treated with oral medication or vaginal suppositories prescribed by a doctor but i would not recommend treating it yourself. ...Read more

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

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

Antihistamines: Avoiding what you believe to be causing the urticaria (hives) is the best treatment, but sometimes not easily done. Antihistamines can also help greatly, and are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

No: But after good treatment, the best treatment is excellent hygiene and use of just-in-case small doses of the antibiotic cream used to treat it in the first place...After sex and after a loose bm. The acid level of semen encourages the bacteria to grow, and a source of the infection van be a loose bm hard to get clean from. ...Read more

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

Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical over the counter scabicide such as 5% Permethrin (nix, actin, elimite). It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine as itching may persist. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Granulomatosis (Definition)

A process associated with a tissue reacton involving monocytes and tissue macrophages. Clasically this was seen in infections, like tuberculosis and some fungal processes. It is also seen and inflammatory and reactive ...Read more