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Treatment For Sarcoptic Mange
Canine Scabies: Sarcoptic mange can infect dogs, cats & farm animals. It is caused by a burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei canis.It is very contagious. It causes intense itching, hair loss and crusting of the skin. If you see a dog with this type of mange it may bite or scratch it’s skin. This type of mange may be seen in undernourished or immunocomprimised animals and often leads to secondary infection. ...Read more
Contraindications: Ifc should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers & near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women. This modality should be avoided where there is any possible risk of tumor metastasis. Arterial ds & DVT may have increased risk of emboli; current may increase infected areas; large open wounds may concentrate the current & distort the if field; ifc may worsen skin conditions in treated area. ...Read more
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
No but painful: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. Gout is not fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: No, the anxiety itself won't kill you, and it's important to remind yourself of that. At the same time, anxiety is an independent risk factor for suicide... So get thee to a doctor and get the help you need. Anxiety can be effectively treated with help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Spermatoceles are often painless. They just make a lump. They won't kill you but they can be uncomfortable if they are large and causing pressure. You don't need anything done if it doesn't bother you just make sure it's a spermatocele and not a tumor in the testis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rarely.: But it has been reported.Get a more detailed answer ›
Psychotherapy, maybe: Not being able to cry in and of itself doesn't mean treatment is indicated, but it might, possibly, be a marker of other difficulties associated with the healthy expression of feelings. Consulting with a psychologist or psychiatrist could be one option to determine if treatment is necessary, and how it could help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Breast conservation and mastectomy are the 2 primary local therapy options. While for treatment of noninvasive disease (dcis) this may suffice, w/invasive disease systemic therapy must also be considered to address microscopic disease elsewhere that can't be reached w/surgery or xrt. More advanced (ie. Large tumors, multiple nodes +) may warrant post mastectomy XRT to maximize local control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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