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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Psychopharmacological Treatments (Overview)

Psychopharmacologic medications might be useful to help with the core behavioral/environmental interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications do not treat autism itself and should be considered only after educational and behavioral interventions are underway. Medications should be used to target specific symptoms, and the symptoms should be measured over time to monitor whether the treatments are worthwhile. Children with autism spectrum disorders are more sensitive to these medicines and more likely to have side effects than other children. Parents should know that many of these medications are being used off-label (at this time, only_risperidone_and_aripiprazole_are approved by the FDA for use in children with autism spectrum disorders).


Dr. Jerry Clements
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What mosquito repellents and after-bite treatments do you recommend a family to bring on vacation?

What mosquito repellents and after-bite treatments do you recommend a family to bring on vacation?

DEET diphenhydramine: Deet is most effective, but precautions needed with children. Topical Diphenhydramine helpful for reducing itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Psychopharmacological Treatments (Overview)

Psychopharmacologic medications might be useful to help with the core behavioral/environmental interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Psychopharmacologic medications do not treat autism itself and should be considered only after educational and behavioral interventions are underway. Medications should be used to target specific symptoms, and the symptoms should be measured over time to monitor whether the treatments are worthwhile. Children with autism spectrum disorders are more sensitive to these medicines and more likely to have side effects than other children. Parents should know that many of these medications are being used off-label (at this time, only_risperidone_and_aripiprazole_are approved by the FDA for use in children with autism spectrum disorders).


Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What are treatments for osteoarthiritis?

What are treatments for osteoarthiritis?

Many options: Osteoarthritis (oa) is a degenerative condition of one or many joints. Oa is common because of over-use, trauma, and aging. Treatments for oa include physical therapy, home exercises, pain medications (such as tylenol) & anti-inflammatory medications (such as advil/motrin). There are many options in the 4 treatments mentioned above. I also remind patients that "motion is lotion" & to keep moving. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
43 years in practice
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What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

IgG replace options : Gammaglobulin therapy is primarily used for various congenital or acquired defects involving the humeral or antibody immune system. The therapy replaces deficient or poorly functioning immunoglobulin g. It is also used as an immune modulated in other diseases. It used to be only iv, but now is available for subcutaneous self home infusion. Route often depends on health insurance. Checkit. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
40 years in practice
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Which treatments for corns are most effective?

Which treatments for corns are most effective?

Padding: This is from pressure. Wear a proper shoe which does not put pressure on area. Use otc products to pad area and thin corn with ped egg or pumice stone. See podaitrist to address underlying bone problem ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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22 years in practice
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What are the treatments?

What are the treatments?

Many: There are several types of laxatives. Stimulant laxatives include dulcolax. Osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX and lactulose. There is also a laxative that acts by blocking a chloride channel in the small intestine called lubriprostone. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
24 years in practice
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What are e.D treatments that work?

What are e.D treatments that work?

Prescription not OTC: Any heavily advertised otc "natural" or "organic" pill to help men get firmer, last longer and/or grow larger has no basis in peer-reviewed published data. Oral options to treat ed include cialis, levitra, staxyn, stendra & viagra. Alprostadil can be administered in two ways, intraurethral & intracavernosal (via injection). Vacuum pumps work, too. But as noted, you need to figure out cause first. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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What are ED treatments that actually work?

What are ED treatments that actually work?

FDA-approved work: All the fda-approved erectile dysfunction treatments work, otherwise they wouldn't be approved. Dietary supplements that make wild claims are manufactured w/o proof of safety or efficacy. Orals for ed include cialis, levitra, staxyn, stendra (newest one), viagra & yohimbine. You can also insert a pellet (muse) into your urethra or inject the same medicine (caverject & edex) into your penis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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My son has add. Any non-medicine treatments?

My son has add. Any non-medicine treatments?

ADHD: non-medication treatment including omega-3 and fish oil, supplements of vitamin D and sports to help with focus and attention, like karate. Organizational tasks and charts will help to improve attention and focus better. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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What are good treatments for rhinitis?

What are good treatments for rhinitis?

Rx nose spray: The best treatments for rhinitis are prescription nose sprays. Either nasal steroid (like flonase, veramyst of nasonex), nasal antihistamine (like Astepro or patanase) or a combination of both (like dymista).. Antihistamines by mouth are a second choice like zyrtec, allegra, clariten or their generic versions. If your allergic - avoid your triggers. If not helpful, see and allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
26 years in practice
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What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

Skin Burn: Silvadene cream, known generically as silver sulfadiazine, is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat some infections. Silvadene creates a seal that acts as a barrier to infection. The cream is mainly used to treat burns, especially second- and third-degree burns. ...Read more

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