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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Blastomycosis

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Blastomycosis (Definition)

Blastomyces is an endemic fungus to south and central United States (found in soil) that can cause infection, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: blastomycosis?

What is the definition or description of: blastomycosis?

Fungal infection: Blastomyces is an endemic fungus to south and central United States (found in soil) that can cause infection, especially in immunosuppressed hosts. ...Read more

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How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more

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How does one treat fungal pneumonia blastomycosis?

How does one treat fungal pneumonia blastomycosis?

Anti fungal agents: Treatment depends on whether the disease is confined to the lungs and whether it is severe or mild. Severe disease and extra-pulmonary disease needs to be treated with amphotericin b, an IV antifungal agent. Milder disease is usually treated with an oral drug called itraconazole which is safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can humans get blastomycosis from dogs?

Can humans get blastomycosis from dogs?

Yes by dog bites: Blastomycosis is usually acquired by inhalation of conidia into the lungs. Primary cutaneous blastomycosis has occurred after accidental innoculation in the lab, at autopsy and after dog bites. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: a cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. in an elderly sedentary person, i'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

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

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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more

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What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence. ...Read more

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Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

See a Rheumatologist: The triad of urethritis, iritis and arthritis are the hallmarks of reiter's syndrome. Each one can be treated by a specialist in that area but for the best success and prevention of symptoms a rheumatologist should direct and manage your condition. Eyemds are skilled at treating the iritis or inflammation of the iris using dilating drops and steroid eye drops the other issues must be treated too. ...Read more

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How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment ?

How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment ?

Homely: def(British)(of a place or surroundings) simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home.(NorthAmerica):unattractive in appearance eat a Mediterranean diet preponderant in plant based foods with small amounts of animal product. Get regular aerobic exercise. It won't be attractive and you might feel cozy and comfortable ...Read more

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My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

Not necessarily: Your creatine can be elevated if you are dehydrated or if you have increased muscle mass. You should try drinking plenty of water and get it rechecked. You may not need any treatment if you are large with lots of muscle. ...Read more

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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more

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