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Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Does ozone therapy help in treatment of pemphigus vulgaris?

Ozone: Ozone gas/oils topically in mouth may help healing. Ozone blood therapy may be part of the approach to help your immune system behave itself. To try to avoid drugs, you'd need an astute alt med doc / naturopathic doctor with great nutritional training and ozone training. Maybe someone like dr robert rowen. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Can there be any treatment for the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris?

Treatment : Pemphigus is often treated with topical cortisone creams (for limited disease) or oral corticosteroids for more widespread disease. Oral antibiotics have also been used. See a dermatologist to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

Pemphigus vulgaris: Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris. Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks. ...Read more

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My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris. She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely. Please help.

My cousin was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris. She is on steroid and imuran (azathioprine) therapy since last two years but not recovering completely. Please help.

Tough one: You need an experienced dermatologist that deals with immune skin diseases and these are usually found in academic centers. If your friend lives close to a tertiary care referral hospital, I would look there. They know about all the new studies going on in the field and can try different treatment options. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure pemphigus vulgaris? Can any docs explain?

Can homeopathy cure pemphigus vulgaris? Can any docs explain?

Not known: There is no scientific proof that homeopathy works since the dose involved is usually in parts per billion or even non-existent. Pemphigus vulgaris is a serious condition and thus I would not recommend homeopathy for even a short period as a trial. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Cure - doubtful: Acupuncture may help to reduce pain associated with pemhigus vulgaris. Major energy moving treatments may help with skin health in general. However, — acupuncture is not likely to cure this autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Pemphigus vulgaris. How do you protect your blistered skin?

Pemphigus vulgaris. How do you protect your blistered skin?

Pemphigus: The blistered skin can be protected from infection by careful attention to hygiene. Applying vaseline and covering the blisters with a bandage may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture treat pemphigus vulgaris?

Can acupuncture treat pemphigus vulgaris?

Energy Moving Tx: Although acupuncture will not cure pemphigus vulgaris; major energy moving treatments using meridians can benefit skin health overall & in that way are likely to be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the autoimmune disorder pemphigus vulgaris?

What is the autoimmune disorder pemphigus vulgaris?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes. The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications,. ...Read more

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Which drugs and antibiotics are harmful in someone with pemphigus vulgaris?

None specifically: Pemphigus is a difficult illness but there are no medications that need to be avoided specifcially for other illnesses that you may have. ...Read more

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Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder in humans in which antibodies are produced against the cadherins, is this true?

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder in humans in which antibodies are produced against the cadherins, is this true?

Test question?: Basically yes, though the cadherins are the principal targets in pemphigus foleaceus, which is common in Central America, and desmogleins in the more familiar forms we see here in the US http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23725016 ...Read more

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What is the cause of pemphigus vulgaris?

What is the cause of pemphigus vulgaris?

Unknown: P.V. Is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies have been formed to proteins that bind skin cells together. As a result, bonds between cells are easily disrupted; a clinical finding referred to a nikolsky's sign in which skin blisters can be created by rubbing the skin. P.V. Typically causes skin and mucous membrane sores. Treatment typically begins with oral steroids and other immunosuppresants. ...Read more

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Can Pemphigus Vulgaris go away if its caused by taking to many medications/drug induced (clyndemycin, amoxcicillan, etc.a)?

It may: Pemphigus is rarely caused by medications but can go away once the medicine is stopped. Best that you see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is pemphigus vulgaris?

What is pemphigus vulgaris?

An immune skin Dx.: It is an autoimmune skin disease with many new treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the pemphigus vulgaris?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes. The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications,. ...Read more

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Which foods are prohibited in pemphigus vulgaris?

None: Diet is not the key to managing pemphigus. It is difficult enough to have this without people telling what to eat or criticizing your food choices. ...Read more

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Can you use aloe vera spray on pemphigus vulgaris lesions pemphigus vulgaris outbreaks

Can you use aloe vera spray on pemphigus vulgaris lesions pemphigus vulgaris outbreaks

No help: Pemphigus is an autoimmune problem and aloe vera may not be effective in treating the lesions and not sure if it may irritate open skin. Be careful. ...Read more

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With pemphigus vulgaris, beside blisters, could there be severe fatigue and headaches?

Yes: Depending on the severity of illness there may be symptoms you described. Consult this site for more information.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pemphigus/home/ovc-20157520 ...Read more

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I have pemphigus vulgaris and I am treating it with mycophenolate and prednisone. Currently, I have scabs on my scalp that apears to not heal. What is causing this not to heal? The prednisone?

Pemphigus: Your pemphigus condition could be causing sores/scabs in your scalp just as it could be causing other sores/scabs in other bodily areas. Follow-up with your dermatologist. Prednisone is anti-inflammatory and should generally help your pemphigus and not be causing spontaneous sores/scabs in your scalp. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pemphigus?

What is the treatment for pemphigus?

No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more

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My mom has pemphigus foliaceous. She now has diabetes and hemorrhoids from the steroids. Her diet is solely veggies! How to soften stools natural/OTC?

My mom has pemphigus foliaceous. She now has diabetes and hemorrhoids from the steroids. Her diet is solely veggies! How to soften stools natural/OTC?

Need more info: This is a complicated problem and there is no quick answer. Your mom must make an appointment with the physician who is treating her diabetes who can make intelligent & important decisions to set things better and keep her health on the correct track both medically and nutritionally. ...Read more

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What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus?

Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically, treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus? Mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

No one best medicine: Prednisone is the drug most commonly used to treat pemphigus. Other immunosuppressive agents are used either with or instead of Prednisone depending upon the individual's response & tolerance. All of these medications have potentially significant adverse effects so management by an expert in this disease and in using these drugs is vitally important. What's best for one is not best for another. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

None I know: Trouble with herbal remedies is no studies to show if effective or not. Notice how every bottle says "not to be used to treat or diagnose a medical problem" or something to that effect. This scares us;if we endorse this and you don't improve we have basically made you worse! ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pemphigus?

Pemphigus: Severe autoimmune disease where your antibodies attack the dermis and epidermis cells (aka skin). You need to see a dermatologist about this asap. Risks include infection, dehydration, and ultimately death if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How long it is safe to give, low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus foliaceus?

How long it is safe to give, low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus foliaceus?

No firm rule.: Cyclophosphamide carries a risk of causing cancer. Bladder cancers and leukemia would be the most common. The risk is related to dose and duration of treatment. Case reports suggest treatment after 4-5 years may be more dangerous. If the drug is effective, the benefit may outweigh the risk, but concern should be raised if the tratment lasts more than 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Cancer risks: There are three types of pemphigus, 1) vulgaris that affects oral and other mucous membranes as well as the skin, 2) foliaceus that usually effects skin only and 3) paraneoplastic pemphagus that occurs in association with cancer; typically a lymphoma. Not all lymphomas have pemphigus reactions and not all pemphigus has an associated cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus. I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

What is the best medicine to treat pemphigus.  I have heard about mestinon (pyridostigmine) working?

Pemphigus: Phemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease. Conventional therapy consists of high-dose corticosteroids, imminosuppressove agents, and intravenous immune globulin. Studies show that the biologic Rituximab and intravenous Immune Globulin is very effective with refractory pemphigus vulgaris. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is not as effective as rituximab. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Pemphigus (Definition)

A group of rare autoimmune skin conditions characterized by blistering lesions in the skin and mucosal membranes such ...Read more