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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Sclerodactyly

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What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

Part of scleroderma: Sclerodactyly is the term for changes seen in the fingers of patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that cannot be cured but can respond to medications. A rheumatologist can office the affected person guidance for this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Sclerodactyly (Definition)

Sclerodactyly is a symptom in which a person's fingers have skin that becomes firm and shiny, eventually tightening and pulling the fingers into a contracted position. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease (one's own immune system is not working ...Read more


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Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Sclerodactyly: By iself can't be treated or precvented in the sense of curing it but it is associated with scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, , auto-immune problems and those can be treated and as result the effect of those whichinclude sclerodactlyt may be limited. Severe sclerodactyly needs evaluation and input from a hand surgeon when tissue is compromised. Mild sclerodactly needs rx of the underying. ...Read more

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What are treatments for osteoarthiritis?

What are treatments for osteoarthiritis?

Many options: Osteoarthritis (oa) is a degenerative condition of one or many joints. Oa is common because of over-use, trauma, and aging. Treatments for oa include physical therapy, home exercises, pain medications (such as tylenol) & anti-inflammatory medications (such as advil/motrin). There are many options in the 4 treatments mentioned above. I also remind patients that "motion is lotion" & to keep moving. ...Read more

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What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

What are ivig treatments and why do I have to be admitted to get them?

IgG replace options : Gammaglobulin therapy is primarily used for various congenital or acquired defects involving the humeral or antibody immune system. The therapy replaces deficient or poorly functioning immunoglobulin g. It is also used as an immune modulated in other diseases. It used to be only iv, but now is available for subcutaneous self home infusion. Route often depends on health insurance. Checkit. ...Read more

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What are e.D treatments that work?

What are e.D treatments that work?

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, 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

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What are ED treatments that actually work?

What are ED treatments that actually work?

FDA-approved work: All the fda-approved erectile dysfunction treatments work, otherwise they wouldn't be approved. Dietary supplements that make wild claims are manufactured w/o proof of safety or efficacy. Orals for ed include cialis, levitra, staxyn, stendra (newest one), viagra & yohimbine. You can also insert a pellet (muse) into your urethra or inject the same medicine (caverject & edex) into your penis. ...Read more

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What are the treatments?

What are the treatments?

Many: There are several types of laxatives. Stimulant laxatives include dulcolax. Osmotic laxatives like MiraLAX and lactulose. There is also a laxative that acts by blocking a chloride channel in the small intestine called lubriprostone. ...Read more

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What are some treatments of crepitus?

What are some treatments of crepitus?

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

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What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

What are the best treatments for burnt skin?

Skin Burn: Silvadene cream, known generically as silver sulfadiazine, is a prescription medication used on the skin to treat some infections. Silvadene creates a seal that acts as a barrier to infection. The cream is mainly used to treat burns, especially second- and third-degree burns. ...Read more