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Scleroderma Alternative Treatment
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't believe in exposing children to unnecessary treatment. Do I really need to treat circumscribed scleroderma?
What is best treatment to slow down scleroderma on the face? What medication, any topical creams? Exercises?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is infrared light therapy (for chronic wound localized scleroderma) and doxycycline 100mg bid safe? Foot has become highly red appearing.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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