Doctor insights on:
Treatments For Melanoderma
Melanoderma: "Melanoderma: increased skin pigmentation, darkening of the skin. This is directly due to an increased amount of melanin pigment in the skin when there is increased production of melanin by the melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) or if there is a rise in the number of melanocytes." this means anything from freckles to melanoma. Treatment is with skin bleaching creams, either otc or by md rx. ...Read more
An array.: Interventional pain management treatments is not limited to the spine, however the spine is a particular pain producing area. For example, for back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that can be used. ...Read more
Piles = Hemorrhoids:
There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins).
1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set in.
2. Soften your stool: keep from bearing down hard when having a bm so that the clot doesn't grow
3. And finally, steroids to shrink up the inflammation. ...Read more
Aluminum chloride: Antipersperants with aluminum chloride are good--need liquids or gels with higher concentration. The canadian hyperhidrosis advisory committee treatment guidelines recommends an aluminium chloride hexahydrate salicylic acid gel as initial treatment for underarm, hand or feet. Botox can be used under the arms. Oxybutinin (ditropan) is a pill. See http://www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0072. ...Read more
Prescription not OTC: Any heavily advertised otc "natural" or "organic" pill to help men get firmer, last longer and/or grow larger has no basis in peer-reviewed published data. Oral options to treat ed include cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra. Alprostadil can be administered in two ways, intraurethral & intracavernosal (via injection). Vacuum pumps work, too. But as noted, you need to figure out cause first. ...Read more
MR Guided u/s tx: Exablate is mr-guided ultrasound treatment. A list of providers may be found at www.Insightec. Com. In california there are centers for fibroids and for cancer. The fibroid centers are at universities in sandiego and la and the bone metastases centers are at standford and the city of hope, and I hope you find this information to be useful. ...Read more
For herpes sores?: Oral antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. To prevent future outbreaks, one can ask his primary care doctor about preventive options. ...Read more
Crepitus: Crepitus is just a term to describe a physical exam finding of bones or joints that are "noisy" when manipulated or palpated. Crepitus is not necessarily associated with a condition that warrants treatment, or can be treated. ...Read more
Liver cancer: If possible, curative resection will be the best to do. If not a good candidate for surgery- if localized- radiofrequency ablation, tace, gamma knife may be considered. In metastatic disease- when the cancer has spread beyond the liver for instance to the bone etc- palliative treatment with sorafenib should be considered. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more