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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Severe Gravel Abrasion

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Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane. It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Corneal abrasion healing time: how long does it take after treatment?

Usually Overnight: Amber, If you had an uncomplicated corneal abeasion, not caused by contact lens wear, you should be feeling better by the next day. Do not rub the eye or you could re-abrade the cornea. If you are a contact lens wearer, have significant and/or increasing pain and/or light sensitivity, that is not normal and needs to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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My husband hurt his back shoveling gravel a year ago and since then he has experienced severe back pain numbness in the right leg and foot and at times his right leg gives out he takes 4 ibprohen s several times a day he has been to therapy and numberous

My husband hurt his back shoveling gravel a year ago and since then he has experienced severe back pain numbness in the right leg and foot and at times his right leg gives out he takes 4 ibprohen s several times a day he has been to therapy and numberous

Pinched nerve root: This sounds like a pinched or compressed nerve root. The common causes are herniated discs or foraminal stenosis. He needs a good neurological exam and then confirmatory test such as an MRI or myelogram ct to visualize the nerve roots. I would suspect an L5 root based on the description given, if the cause is a disc and he is not responding to therapy surgery may give him relief. ...Read more

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I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

Stay simple: Much of what dr. K says is correct. My approach is to diagnose the problem first, getting the muscles relaxed with a bite appliance is key. Once feeling better, of you want to get rid of the 24/7 appliance, consider orthodontics to that position, reconstruction, or tooth reshaping (coronplasty), depending on the severity of the bite discrepancy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for severe anxiety?

What are the treatment options for severe anxiety?

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Anxiety is your brain's way of warning you that you can't handle something, real or imagined, internal or external. Anxiety alerts you AND keeps the threat partially out of awareness. Clever and adaptive. TX involves stabilizing the symp ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level I and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for severe coronary etasiad?

Is there any treatment for severe coronary etasiad?

Coronary Ectasia: Ectasia of the coronary arteries means that the lumen (the channel for blood flow) has become dilated in certain sections. This is less common than coronary stenosis (narrowing of the lumen) but is another form of coronary artery disease, Treatment would generally focus on prevention of future complications with medication. Rarely an intervention or surgery might be used, ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a suspected severe head trauma?

What is the treatment for a suspected severe head trauma?

Head trauma: In the er patient is quickly assessed, stabilized with regards to blood pressure, pulse rate, blood transfusion if blood needed- most important airway maintainance. After stabilization the patient is sent to radiology for necessary ct scans. Meanwhile a neurosurgeon is called if available. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

See Allergist: There are a number of treatment options for severe, refractory hives. First line is high dose non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec followed by H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine). Montelukast can also be used as well as sedating antihistamines like hydroxyzine or doxepin. If these therapies fail there are more aggressive treatments like omalizumab, anti-inflammatories, and immunosuppressants. See Allergist ...Read more

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What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

Begin with eval: The best treatment would begin with an evaluation -- probably with both a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. Some physicians have both these qualifications, and you need careful consideration in both realms. If there are additional symptoms like movement & speaking problems you may need a neurologist in your team as well. Then, helpful treatment suggestions can be made. ...Read more

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Child at age 7 with severe ocd, what would be a good treatment?

Child at age 7 with severe ocd, what would be a good treatment?

SSRI and CBT: Talk to a child psychiatrist about this. The usual treatment would be zoloft (sertraline) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an effective treatment for severe insomnia?

I need to know what's an effective treatment for severe insomnia?

Polysomnogram: Likley need a sleep study if symptoms are severe. 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music.
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Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis.

Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis.

No: There are various medical and surgical treatments for endometriosis. Medical treatments include birth control pills, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Depo-Provera lupron. Surgical treatments include laparoscopy to remove endometriosis and scar tissue. Hysterectomy may be done when other treatments have failed. ...Read more

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Why would my dr choose long term benzo treatment for my severe anxiety?

Why would my dr choose long term benzo treatment for my severe anxiety?

Normal treatment: Benzodiazepines are just about the most common drugs used to treat anxiety disorders. So why not? You'll need to ask your doctor why she chose whichever drug was prescribed. ...Read more

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Does mild CRPS progress to become more severe- with or without treatment?

Does mild CRPS progress to become more severe- with or without treatment?

CRPS: Many patients get better with treatment of CRPS. There are few occasional patients who do need long-term treatment. I recommend treating it versus not treating... even with natural methods. ...Read more

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I'm sufferng from severe vaginal area itching. Please tell me some treatment?

I'm sufferng from severe vaginal area itching. Please tell me some treatment?

Depends.: Itching can be from a few things. It can range from anything like eczema or another skin condition for which steroid cream would be helpful all the way to a yeast infection which usually also causes chunky white discharge, labial redness and swelling too. Mild itching can be caused by blocked sweat glands or an STI (sexually transmitted infection). ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for severe peripheal vascular occlusive disease?

Please help! What is the treatment for severe peripheal vascular occlusive disease?

Peripheral Vascular: Peripheral vascular disease can be treated in many variety of ways depending on the severity, location, and symptoms involved. Medications may be indicated to improve the blood flow. Balloon angioplasty and stenting are very common procedures for the disease. Sometime a bypass surgery of the arteries is needed, especially in the most severe cases. Artery atherectomy is another possible option. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of facial capillary telangectasia? Can it become severe without treatment?

What is the treatment of facial capillary telangectasia? Can it become severe without treatment?

Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea or telangiectasias. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. If not treated, the tiny facial veins become engorged and can fill up. ...Read more

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MY URINE PUS CELLS LEVEL IS 40 -50.IS IT VERY SEVERE. KINDLY ADVICE ON THE TREATMENT FOR THE SAME?

MY URINE PUS CELLS LEVEL IS 40 -50.IS IT VERY SEVERE. KINDLY ADVICE ON THE TREATMENT FOR THE SAME?

UTI? STD?: Probably an infection, but you don't provide enough information. If you are young (under 30) or at risk, or if any discharge from the penis, then an STD is likely, especially gonorrhea or chlamydia. If older or with prior urinary tract problems (e.g. prostate, recent hospitalization with a catheter), then a non-STD urinary tract infection (UTI) is likely. Don't guess or self treat: get care ASAP. ...Read more

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CRPS- mild case. Does CRPS progress over time (with or without treatment) with symptoms becoming more severe?

CRPS- mild case. Does CRPS progress over time (with or without treatment) with symptoms becoming more severe?

Possible: The syndrome shows variable progression over time. Continuing pain is an important criteria for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. Pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. Pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Time to see GYN: I'm not certain that your GYN will recommend this, because I don't know everything about your medical history, but usually surgical removal of these cysts is the definitive therapy. Call and make an appointment ASAP, since this is significantly affecting your quality of life. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am suffering from vsd and severe pah with diabetes from birth please tell me about the medication and the treatment process if any?

I am suffering from vsd and severe pah with diabetes from birth please tell me about the medication and the treatment process if any?

Need a specialist: There are several options available from medications such as sildenafil/ tadalafil; ambrisentan/ bosentan; prostacyclines, or per cutaneous catheter closure of vsd (if necessary). You need to see a pulmonary hypertension specialist. ...Read more

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I sweat severely at night, to the extent I need to replace my pillow n sheets monthly. Is this a medical condition and if so is there treatment?

I sweat severely at night, to the extent I need to replace my pillow n sheets monthly. Is this a medical condition and if so is there treatment?

Monthly night sweats: A large list of things, few serious, can cause it. If present for months with no other symptoms (eg fever, weight loss) likely benign. Medical conditions such as cancer, infections (eg TB & hiv), some meds & gerd are examples. In a 39-year-old male, medical causes should be assessed for & seeing your regular doctor is a good start. (consider replacing your sheets more often than once a month!). ...Read more

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A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices

A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices

Need whole story: Doctors make diagnoses and suggest therapy.
Some patients choose not to follow advice=non-compliant. Some may have mental health and psychiatric illnesses as well. Some patients are abusive to staff or doctors and released.

They may choose anther doctor. The patient may acquire their record and take elsewhere.
A doctor may choose to suggest other doctors to the patient and release the re. ...Read more

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Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .

Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .

Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Can mild scoliosis be cured completely? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it's not severe. Will treatment cure the problem completely, or will I always have some curvature? .

Can mild scoliosis be cured completely? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it's not severe. Will treatment cure the problem completely, or will I always have some curvature? .

No: There is really no "cure" for mild scoliosis from the structural perspective. Non surgical treatments do not straighten the curve and we do not do surgery for mild curves. But the reason all that is ok is because mild curves are not really usually associated with problems. Even the incidence of back pain is similar in someone with a mild curve as it is in someone with a straight spine. Thanks. ...Read more

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Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Treatment for severe pain prolapsed hemorrhoid?

Hemorroids: Exam under anesthesia, the first part of rectal surgery when non-operative care isn't working. While you are comfortable under ga your surgeon examines the rectum. Prolapsing hemorrhoids are surgically treatable. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a severely infected maxillary sinus?

What is the treatment for a severely infected maxillary sinus?

Drainage & antibioti: Establishing drainage of the sinus and antibiotics is the first step. Identifying a cause of the infection will permit directed therapy, whether it is medical or surgical to help effect a cure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had severe head aches for over a year now they don't respond to treatment at all in the past. Any suggestions on something new?

What to do if I have had severe head aches for over a year now they don't respond to treatment at all in the past. Any suggestions on something new?

See specialist.: If you have been seen and evaluated by your doc, then ask for a referral to a neurologist and make sure you provide all your records. If you have not seen your primary care. Do that first and get a full physical and appropriate blood work. If you have done both, get a second opinion! ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis. During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body. None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more