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Treatment of infantigo?

Treatment of infantigo?

Antibiotics: This is also known more commonly as impetigo. It is usually caused by strep and /or staph bacteria. It does require antibiotics to be cured although these can be oral or topical. But must be gotten by prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

Myoclonus (Definition)

Brief shock like muscle jerk either focal in a limb or more widespread in the body, usually due to some central nervous system pathology. However, can also be a normal ...Read more


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What is the treatment for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

What is the treatment for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Depends: Valproate is very good, but should not be used with teenage girls. Keppra (levetiracetam) has helpful as well as topamax and zonegran. Needs a thorough evaluation by a good pediatric neurologist who knows about the disorder. ...Read more

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Treatment of vetiligo?

Treatment of vetiligo?

Vitiligo: Tx involves topical corticosteroid cream or ointment if early in the disease, topical ointments containing immunomodulators such as tacrolimus especially for face & neck, oral or topical psoralin plus ultraviolet light, laser, depigmentation therapy, surgery (skin grafts). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for epilepsia partialis continua?

What is the treatment for epilepsia partialis continua?

Abort the seizures: Typically these are intermittent partial focal seizures during recovery from status epilepticus, but such activity can occur with brain infections and even diffuse brain problems from toxins, poisons, and medication withdrawal. Intravenous anti-epileptic drugs are provided within a hospital setting, and treatment should be aggressive, as there is potential mortality if left alone. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read more

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What is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migraines?

What is the duration of prophylactic treatment of migraines?

Duration of action: Often prophy treatment for migraines lasts 24 hours. For botox injections, it can last 3 months. The duration depends on what is being used, and how long it has been used for. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myoclonic epilepsy?

Muscle spasms: Seizures usually have a stiff tonic phase followed by rhythmic jerking or clonic phase. Myoclonic spasms can be isolated and independent. Infants may have a series of painful spasms especially upon awakening. Adolescents may have morning spasms and even drop or throw their toothbrush. Lennox-gastaut patients may have massive spasms or drop attacks that are myoclonic. Difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is botox for the treatment of blepharospasm?

Is botox for the treatment of blepharospasm?

Blepharospasm: A neurotoxin can block the muscle action that is causing the blepharospasm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tic douleureux?

What is the treatment for tic douleureux?

Control the pain: Medications like Phenytoin or Carbamazepine and baclofen. If drugs fail nerve blocks or surgical procedure to reduce sensitivity of the nerve are an option.Gamma radiotherapy is non-invasive ...Read more

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What is the treatment of flaccid paralysis?

Need detail: Your question can not be answered without knowing what is paralyses, how long the problem exists and what caused it. In general physical therapy can help. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to treat. A patient may need very high doses of levodopa. Oftentimes issues such as feeding tubes are at the fore. A specialist will have more experience dealing with this rare disease and may have other options (i.e. Clinical trials) available. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for the general anxiety disorder type of diagnosis?

Depends: Sometims a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy is what's needed. Sometimes drugs called benzodiazepines are used, but that should be a temporary thing. Antidepressants and some drugs that are also used to treat seizures are often used. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment of psychotic depression?

Whats the treatment of psychotic depression?

See below: Combination of antipsychotics to help with psychotic symptoms and antidepressants to help with depressive symptoms. You need to talk to your psychiatrist about the medications that fit you best based on your general health, other meds you're taking, etc. Psychotherapy will also help to establish circumstance that trigger depression and help develop management plan for future episodes. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of a kind of epilepsy called jacksonian seizures?

What are the sypmtoms of a kind of epilepsy called jacksonian seizures?

Focal or partial: Hughlings jackson described patients with seizures that start in a very specific group of muscles and then spread over more regions of that part of the body. Eeg studies showed that the electrical discharges start focally in a region of the motor strip and the spread along the strip to involve more regions representing that side of the body. These type of seizures became jacksonian. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for non-epileptic seizures?

See below: There is no single best treatment. Therapy must be individualize to the patient; taking into consideration the patient's unique characteristics. ...Read more

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What is preventation and treatment of dermalipodystrophy?

What is preventation and treatment of dermalipodystrophy?

Rotate areas of shot: If you are giving yourself injection or if someone is giving you shots such as insulin, rotate the areas where you are getting shots in order to avoid atrophy of the underlying adipose tissue. ...Read more

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How is treatment of long qt syndrome different from treatment of arrhythmias?

How is treatment of long qt syndrome different from treatment of arrhythmias?

May be same: Long qt syndrome is a spectrum of genetic conditions that result from gene mutations affecting how electrolytes are handled in heart muscle cells( there are >8 types of these ) . Most of these mutations predispose to potentially life threating arhrythmias occuring with mild provocation. Some of these may be preventable with arrhythmia medications and some require electrical cardioversion (icd). ...Read more

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Myoclonic Jerks (Definition)

Myoclonic jerks = quick, involuntary twitching of muscle(s) with a number of possible causes. For instance jerking occurring as one is ...Read more