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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Overactive Lymph Glands

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Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

Treat "overactive sebaceous glands" for man?

What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and professional liability. Overacetive sebaceous glands" is a "pop" diagnosis for everything from acne to rosacea to staph abscesses to the bumps of sebaceous hyperplasia. Sites using the term tend to offer subscientific "natural" remedies. ...Read more

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Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Need more info: Why do you think you have an overactive pituitary? The pituitary gland makes various hormones that are essential for correct function of adrenals, thyroid, testicles, growth, there are particular rare disorders that can occur because of a tumor in the pituitary making excess hormone, but symptoms will depend on which hormone is being made. You need to see an endocrinologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

Depends: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extra pulmonary" tb, but there have been pulmonary TB first that scarred or some other lung process. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for enlarged lymph nodes?

Are there alternative therapies for enlarged lymph nodes?

You need a diagnosis: You will need to see a health care professional to determine the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. Only then can therapy decisions be made. ...Read more

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Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Maybe antibiotic: Your immune system will usually drain the lymph noses and they will go back to their normal size. Sometimes an antibiotic may help. ...Read more

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Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention from an enlarged prostate gland what are treatment choices?

Urinary retention: If you are currently in retention and can't pee at all, go to the er. Immediate treatment choices include a bladder catheter that stays in, or passing a catheter in and out a few times a day to empty. Chronic retention needs a urologic work up to determine cause - is it an obstructed bladder, or is the bladder not working? Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. See your urologist! ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Yes: In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid. This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Blepharitis: This is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment for the rest of your life. Start by taking flaxseed oil capsules daily, then clean your eyelids using a product such as ocusoft. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist if this is not doing enough for you. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for Skene's gland cysts?

What are home remedies for Skene's gland cysts?

I'm afraid of none...: A stable small cyst may leave it alone; the one causing discomfort needs surgical excision. There is no remedy for it. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

What are the treatments for Enlarged prostate?

Here are some...: Enlarged prostate does not necessarily need treatment (Rx) & small prostate does still need Rx at times; the bottom line of treating prostate-related voiding disorders is to relieve symptoms, to protect bladder from irrecoverable damage, & to avoid back-up injury to kidneys. How? ...with drugs to relax bladder opening and those to shrink prostate as needed, to surgical intervention with procedures ...Read more

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Please help! what is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

Please help! what is the better treatment for enlarged prostate gland?

BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more

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Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

Need natural cures for enlarged prostate?

See Link: This article discusses lifestyle changes, saw plametto, pygeum africanum, and grass pollen in the treatment of enlarged prostate, as well as more conventional treatments. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/benign-prostatic-000018.htm. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

It depends: Salivary gland disorders range from viral and bacterial infections, benign and malignant tumors, obstruction, and autoimmune related inflammation. Treatments depend on the cause of the disorder and side effects depend on the medical or surgical management needed to improve or resolve the condition. ...Read more

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Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in hopefully stimulating salivary flow and alleviating whatever obstruction is causing problems with the gland. Anything more than just a mild irritation, though, should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more