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Treatment For Ichthyosis Vulgaris In Ayurveda
Not really: An agent such as lanolin can make you more comfortable. There are lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids that may help. Especially, whether you're a man or a woman, you and those who are special to you may enjoy the distinctive look and feel to your skin. I have a bodybuilder friend who's affected and he enjoys being a "Gator Man". ...Read more
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
Test 'em out: Cerave, cetaphil, eucerin, or one of the rx creams like mimyx, hylatopic, or epiceram. Reapply whenever dry & within 5 minutes of bath or shower. ...Read more
DRY SKIN: Icthyosis, or "fish skin" is a genetic disease where people have very dry, scaling skin. It is not just dry skin from cold weather or from using harsh soaps. It can be improved by using certain chemicals on the skin, but cannot be cured and will be passed on to children. Like all other dry skin conditions, it is worse in cooler and dryer climates, and better when it is warm humid areas. ...Read more
Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?
Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more
Hello Doc ! my daughter she is 20 months old she has very dry skin the dermatologist diagnose as ichthyosis. i need proper treatment. Is it possible ?
No known cure:
for ichthyosis, so the goal of treatment is to manage the condition & includes prescription creams and ointments that contain acids that help control scaling and increase skin moisture.The following skin care tips may help:
Apply lotions and creams to wet skin to trap in the moisture (within 3 minutes of showering/bathing)
Rub gently a pumice stone on wet skin to help remove thickened crusty skin.
Brush washed hair to remove scales from scalp. ...Read more
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
Hi..My aunt has pemphigus vulgaris and she took prednisolon for it but her condition is worsening is there any treatment substitutes corticosol.Thanks?
See a dermatologist: There are several different treatments. She should see a skin specialist promptly. ...Read more
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
Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more
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
When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more
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
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
Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read more
Ayurvedic: Just do a search on google. You will easily find. Try also the international ayurvedic organization. There is a new interest in natural ways to heal and get better. ...Read more
Iam a pcod sufferer and wanna reduce weight upto ten kg... I am into Ayurveda treatment but not able to reduce weight.. Please help!
Depends on weight: I presume pcod stands for polycystic ovarian disorder. This is a challenging one. No one knows if the pcod causes obesity or if obesity causes pcod. Ayerveda sounds like a great complement to your overall weight loss goal. Why not add some yoga and exercise as a routine. Remember that a change in lifestyle is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term b. ...Read more
Adjunct only: If you truly have renal disease, evidenced by a seriously and consistently elevated BUN and creatinine, then your focus needs to be on scientific, modern, evidence-based treatment that will keep you off dialysis / transplant service. You're welcome to use the ancient plant-based medicines as adjuncts but keep your nephrologist informed. ...Read more
Adjunct only: The aplastic anemia family of diseases are extremely serious, and their treatment involves some of the highest technology in medicine. During a difficult illness like this, a traditional healer may offer comfort, practical guidance and perhaps an folk remedy, but nothing that will alter the course of this deadly illness like today's high-tech medicine will do. Be strong, and good luck. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?
Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?
What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?
It depends: This depends on whether you've already been through allopathic evaluation and treatments for these pimples, what your doctors have advised, and what you're wanting to do now. You may have an extension of facial acne, which dermatologists treat. Homeopathy can also help if your case is taken by an experienced homeopath who works with you on a deep level. This is required for all chronic cases. ...Read more
Hi there. I play guitar and I have a pain in wrist due to excessive practice. I saw the doctor and he recommended some non inflammatory drugs for a week. It was effective but, the pain was back on about a week later.
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This is a common symptom among musiciams with a playing style that might att tension to the wrist, due to the position of the wrist when playing. Symptoms typically are exacerbated when practice intensity increases.
Continue w anti inflammatory medicine.
Put on ice pack wrapped on a wet towel for 10 min.
Change wrist position when playing.
Check w your MD re wrist nerve entrapment ...Read more