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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my scleroderma?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my scleroderma?

Don't Be Foolish: Scleroderma is a serious condition. There is nothing cheap about it. And more importantly your good health is most important. Ask your rheumatologist if they have "generic" meds that are less expensive. But don't go cheap when it comes to such a serious disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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What is the treatment of scleroderma? How to control this illness?

What is the treatment of scleroderma? How to control this illness?

No cure just support: There are a variety of things you can do but there is no cure. Cold protection is important because cold can cause Raynaud's but also internal blood vessel constriction of the heart or the kidneys. The intestine and lung can be involved and you physician will do things and given you medications to help control the effects of the involvement. ...Read more

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How common is having dermatomyositis and scleroderma and what is the best treatment?

Uncommon: These are uncommon diseases but inflammatory muscle disease can be seen with scleroderma like skin changes in mixed connective tissue disease, anti-synthetase syndrome and sometimes as a complication of scleroderma. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for scleroderma?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for scleroderma?

Scleroderma: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease (ctd). The best treatment is based on treating the affected system or organ cause. For instance: ctd may be manifested as pulmonary hypertesnion, lupus, esophageal narrowing, kidney disease. Is so hard to explain on the internet, but better to understand and explain if i;m able to examine you and do the proper work up and referrals. ...Read more

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I don't believe in exposing children to unnecessary treatment. Do I really need to treat circumscribed scleroderma?

No: Treatment is not essential however treatment will cause area to possible resolve quicker and decrease scarring and possible color change. Topical medications are only partially effective but do not have side effects. Oral medications effect is variable. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for circumscribed scleroderma?

NOT AS SEVERE: Scleroderma is a fascinating disease and has 3 main types, diffuse, limited and localized also known as morphea. Diffuse scleroderma is the most severe. Circumscribed scleroderma or morphea tends to mean a localized area of thickened skin. This tends to be less severe with few compications of other organs which is typical of diffuse scleroderma. Treament is limited. ...Read more

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What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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Waht is the alternative treatment for mycosis fungoidis?

Waht is the alternative treatment for mycosis fungoidis?

Integrative oncology: Most oncologists consider legitimate therapies those that are safe, effective & published in high quality peer reviewed journals. There are many therapies that may be effective as complimentary therapies (not used 'in place of' a conventional treatment. ) this is practiced by providers of integrative oncology. www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few weeks to months of being diagnosed. Today, almost all patients get into remission. About 40% of patients with the most aggressive types will be cured with no evidence of leukemia 5 years from diagnosis. Some easier to treat types have 80-90% cute rate. ...Read more

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Do you know if there's any alternative treatment for md?

Do you know if there's any alternative treatment for md?

None that work: Evidence-based medicine has little to offer beyond support for the muscular dystrophy patient. Thankfully, the families of muscular dystrophy patients are a tight community and help guide each other so these patients are less likely to be targeted by the cruellest health frauds. If common mushrooms really worked, the research piranhas at the NIH would know by now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Is there an alternative treatment for essential thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis: You really need to work with your hematologist--depending how high platelets, genetic factors, your bone marrow tretment low dose aspirin, hydroxyurea, anagrelide--also weght loss, stopping smoking, hydration--the fear is blood clots. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for type II bi-polarity?

Is there an alternative treatment for type II bi-polarity?

Bipolar Disorder: Although I am very much in favor of blending the use of appropriate alternative medicine with traditional western medication - I do not know of any solo alternative treatment that will effectively deal with bipolar disorder. I do use acupuncture as an adjunct for bipolar patients to calm & balance. It has been very successful - but as an adjunct. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a good alternative treatment for whole-body pain?

Is there a good alternative treatment for whole-body pain?

It depends...: What is the cause and suspected diagnosis for the pain? It it is fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain, which are not clearly understood, so treatment is directed at relieving symptoms, mood, pain and function rather than attacking the causes; but studies have shown that succesful treatment of pain generators such as an arthritic joint or muscle trigger points, can diminish the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more