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What is the appropriate steroid dosage for treatment of cord compression?

What is the appropriate steroid dosage for treatment of cord compression?

Debateable: Unknown conflicting studies IV methyl pred after loading dose this has been debated early studies showed benifit in trauma but later studies showed risks may outweigh benifits studies continue only used first 24 hours after traumatic injury.Timely decompression best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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Spinal cord compression treatment?

Relieve compression: Spinal cord compression usually requires urgent surgical intervention to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. ...Read more

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How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

How much could Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

Not likely to help: Ayurvedic treatment is not likely to have any effect on disc prolapse and cord compression, as the symptoms are due to a part of the disc physically pressing on one's spinal cord or spinal nerves. Some sort of neurosurgical procedure is usually needed to move or remove the part that is compressing the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What amount of can Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

What amount of can Ayurveda treatment help in disc prolapse and cord compression?

I do not know: It would be best to ask an ayurvedic practitioner what kind of success they have had. I am sure it would help in recovery if surgery were needed. I would suggest acupuncture as i know it can help with back pain. I have seen amazing results with bulging discs and acupuncture. And is it so bad that surgery is needed or still in a bulging position, not fully blown out? ...Read more

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What is the next line of treatment if GVHD of the gut doesn't respond to high doses of steroids?

What is the next line of treatment if GVHD of the gut doesn't respond to high doses of steroids?

Anti-metabolites: may be the next step.....consultation with an EXPERT is necessary! This step may differ from patient to patient and from one type of transplantation to another!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

My steroid rosacea is back. Treatment options?

Rosacea and Steroids: IPL or BBL (Sciton Laser) can help manage these sypmtoms but as long as you are on steroids you will most likely have addtional rosacea, telangiectasias (broken capillaries), redish flush, etc. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for resistent to steroid uveitis?

What's the treatment for resistent to steroid uveitis?

Depends: Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. It depends: anterior, intermediate, posterior or associate with a systemic condition. Steroids treat inflammation either topically or as injection in or around the eye. If this fails anti-metabolites: Methotrexate or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or tissue necrosis factor drugs such as Remicade are added. These can also be used to decrease steroids once inflammation is controlled. ...Read more

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For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

Uncertain: this really depends on your total evaluation of your neurodermatitis. We don't always use corticosteroids in this setting. This is best to discuss with your physician so you may have your best total therapy plan ...Read more

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I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?

I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?

Yes: Many options, but it's trial and error. Other options include: methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) uv light, biologics shots (expensive) and more aggressive pills called immunosuppressives. I would see a dermatologist at a university for their opinion. This is a frustrating disease with goal of control. ...Read more

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Is there any new and better treatment for minimal change disease? Im 25yrs on steroids. Was diagnoised wit mcd in 2007. Thank u in advance sir.

Primary tx: Steroids are still primary treatment for minimal change disease; however, treatment is usually limited, as remission is often achieved in a matter of months, with a slow taper off over the following two years or so. If yours can't be tapered off, there are alternatives such as Cyclophosphamide that can be used as steroid-sparing agents, but these require discussion with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Why would steroids be given for cancer treatment ?

Why would steroids be given for cancer treatment ?

Anti-inflammatories: Corticosteroids, one of hormones produced by the adrenal gland, are strong anti-inflammatories. They are available as pills, syrups, injections and by IV. Most often they are used to reduce swelling and inflammation that may cause cancer pain. They also be of help in controlling side effects, including nausea and vomiting, caused by chemotherapeutic drugs. Use needs careful monitoring by doctor. ...Read more

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What diagnosis would require platelet and steroid treatment?

What diagnosis would require platelet and steroid treatment?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia is low platelets and this can occur for more than one reason. Depending on your evaluation the decision will be made for the best approach to therapy. ...Read more

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What is the rationale of prescribing steroids for treatment of bronchial asthma?

What is the rationale of prescribing steroids for treatment of bronchial asthma?

Steroids: Steroids are anti-inflammatory in nature. Asthma is a disease that has both inflammation and bronchoconstriction as its components. Both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

What topical steroid is for phimosis treatment?

Phimosis: Topical steroids are not routinely used for phimosis and are not particularly effective in this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

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Are steroid joint injections contraindicated FOR itp treatment or IN itp patients? Thanks

If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more

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What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

What's the best non-steroidal treatment for psoriasis?

TNF agents: Tnf agents such as remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel or Humira are the best option for moderate to severe psoriasis. Methotrexate can also be effective. For milder disease phototherapy and/or coal tar based creams may help. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent achne after steroid treatment?

Is there any way to prevent achne after steroid treatment?

Eat a healthy diet.: Choose whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables, and high protein foods like turkey and fish. Avoid processed, low nutrient, and high calorie foods that have high glycemic loads; like french fries, white bread, soda pop. For more info, check this site: http://www.Superfoodsrx.Com/nutrition/nutritional-research/acne-and-nutrition.Html. Dairy foods clearly increase acne & also gluten for some people. ...Read more

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