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What are the treatments for acute stroke?

What are the treatments for acute stroke?

Acute stroke Rx: There are many treatments for acute stroke, including: 1. blood pressure management, when needed 2. blood sugar mgmt when needed 3. IV TPA- tissue plasminogen activator, for many cases 4. aspirin 5. arterial TPA, (alteplase) in select cases 6. thrombosis retrieval, in very select cases 7. later on, cholesterol treatment, anticoagulation for atrial fib, and artery repair may be options ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Sunstroke (Definition)

Sunstroke = sometimes fatal condition caused by excessive exposure to sun or heat. It can cause ^'ed body ...Read more


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What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

Tetracyclines: The most effective treatments for rosacea are oral tetracycline antibiotics, with Doxycycline and minocyclines being the most effective. Topical medications containing metronidazole, sulfa, and azaleic acid are also helpful. There is a new gel containing brimonidine that should be available later this year that temporarily reduces the redness. ...Read more

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What are good treatments or prevention for headaches?

What are good treatments or prevention for headaches?

Two approaches: At onset of headache, could take a triptan, available via pill, nasal spray, or injection, and headache usually gone by 2 hours. Prevent with such drugs as depakote, topirimate, or otc preps such as butterbur, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. Maybe botox. Talk to your doctor and devise your strategy. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

Time: Aloe vera, Ibuprofen or Aspirin to reduce redness and inflammation causing fever, cold compresses or cool showers to try to reduce the temperature of your skin, drink plenty of fluids including low cal sports drink to avoid dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes. Invest in proper clothing, hat, and sunscreen to avoid another sunburn. There is no amount of safe sun. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for silicosis?

What are treatment options for silicosis?

Not many: This is what we call a pneumoconiosis from silica inhalation at high levels which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. There is no effective treatment once it is established. Some people may benefit from bronchodilator therapy if they have airflow obstruction documented and many people will require oxygen therapy if their oxygen levels are below normal. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for stroke?

What are the treatments for stroke?

Stroke treatments: For ischemic stroke, there is a medical treatment called TPA (alteplase) which is given by vein. This is meant to help reverse the cause of an ischemic stroke, and it must be given soon after symptoms start. For a stroke, call 911 to get to the hospital quick, and potentially receive this helpful treatment! Treatment of stroke also depends on caring for factors like blood pressure and blood sugar. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for dementia patients?

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What are the treatment options for dementia patients?

Dementia Tx: Tx depends on the cause of the dementia. For example, discontinuing medications that add to confusion, treating anemia or heart problems or low oxygen or infections or depression or nutritional deficits, treating the behavior problems such as psychosis or unstable moods with medications, slowing the progression with Aricept or Exelon (rivastigmine) or namenda, correcting hearing or vision problems, group activit. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for menopause?

Are there treatment guidelines for menopause?

Menopause: In a nut shell, use the lowest dose of hormones for the shortest period of time. ...Read more

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Home treatments for blepharospasm?

Home treatments for blepharospasm?

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

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What are some common treatments for a heat stroke?

What are some common treatments for a heat stroke?

Requires hospital: Heat stroke is characterized by a high core temperature and the bodies inability to release this heat. The person will be red and dry(unable to perspire). Cooling down the person's core with IV fluid, oral fluids(if still safely able to take by mouth), and cooling the body down, often with cooling blankets is key. If a hospital is not possible , do your best to cool the torso and get fluids in. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

What are your treatment options for severe urticaria/hives?

See Allergist: There are a number of treatment options for severe, refractory hives. First line is high dose non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec followed by H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine). Montelukast can also be used as well as sedating antihistamines like hydroxyzine or doxepin. If these therapies fail there are more aggressive treatments like omalizumab, anti-inflammatories, and immunosuppressants. See Allergist ...Read more

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Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for ageusia?

What are treatment options for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hypotension?

What are treatments for hypotension?

Depends on cause: In surgical practice the 2 most common causes of hypotension are fluid/volume depletion (e.g. Dehydration) and acute blood loss. These can be treated by the administration of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions respectively. ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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What are medical treatments for chf?

What are medical treatments for chf?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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How effective are treatments for huntington's?

How effective are treatments for huntington's?

Available Tx: In 2008, tetrabenazine was the first fda approved drug for chorea in huntington disease. Its efficacy is variable, so discuss this option with your neurologist. Combining medications and psychotherapy is effective for addressing the mood symptoms of hd. There is no effective treatment for cognitive symptoms at the moment. Unfortunately, treatments help with symptoms but not the progression of hd. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sunstroke?

What is the treatment for sunstroke?

Shade/hydration: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. Treatment is getting into the shade immediately and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for sunstroke?

How can I get treatment for sunstroke?

Hospital: If sunstroke occurs, a doctor or medical help should be sought immediately. Blood pressure and body temperature tests will be taken in order to diagnose the condition. Urine and blood samples may also be taken. Depending on the extremity of the condition, a stay in the hospital may be required. Body temperature will need to be lowered as soon as possible. Fluids and salt will need to be replaced, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sunstroke?

Overheating: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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How to prevent heat and sunstroke?

Prevention: Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks. Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism). ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat and sunstroke?

Stay hydrated: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. As long as you drink plenty of water while you're outside, you're not going to get sunstroke. If you suddenly stop sweating, it's time to get in the shade and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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How is sunstroke defined, according to doctors?

How is sunstroke defined, according to doctors?

Dehydration: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. ...Read more

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To bright red and i'm getting hot flashes. Is it sunstroke?

To bright red and i'm getting hot flashes. Is it sunstroke?

Red & hot flashes: It is unclear with your symptoms what your clinical status is; are you in early menopause or do you have sunstroke. History is important ie. How long has this been going on, how old are you and how old was your mom when she went through menopause. If history doesn't help then testing gonadotropins (fsh & lh), and Estradiol will help sort out your status. ...Read more

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To bright red and i'm getting hot flushes. Is it sunstroke?

No.: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, and you overheat because your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. If it's your face that is bright red and flushing, you most likely have rosacea. A dermatologist can tell you for sure, and prescribe medications to control it. ...Read more

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In my city temp is nearly 43ºc . What are the precautions that I should take to avoid getting of sunstroke?

Avoid sun: Stay out of direct sunlight best as able. Hydrate well (about 1 liter/hr and increase towards 1.5l/hr if doing hard work). Sunscreen. Hat w/brim (bring your own shade). Try to do strenuous work/activity outside of the peak heat of day. ...Read more

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Currently on holiday in Greece and my girlfriend has been ill since day 1. We think it's sunstroke - what should we do? She won't go to hospital

Currently on holiday in Greece and my girlfriend has been ill since day 1. We think it's sunstroke - what should we do? She won't go to hospital

Ideally: You should go, need to make sure she is well hydrated....and try and convince her..you did not state in what capacity she is I'll...what are symptoms or complaints..... ...Read more

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What are signs of sunstroke?

Many signs: There are a large variety of symptoms present with the onset of sunstroke. In the early stages, the skin will become both hot and dry. Sweating usually stops, and breathing becomes rapid enough to bring on hyperventilation. The body’s temperature, along with the pulse, will begin to rise rapidly. Other symptoms include muscle cramps and headaches. There may also be some mental or verbal confusion. ...Read more

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What are first signs of a sunstroke?

Heat stroke: Heat stroke can present with high temperature (104f), inability to sweat, flushing, strange behavior, high heart rate, abnormal breathing, seizures, and even coma or death. It may or may not follow heat exhaustion characterized by nausea, vomiting, malaise, dizziness, cramping. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Hydration and avoiding exertion in hot temperatures may prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of a sunstroke?

What are the first signs of a sunstroke?

Stopped sweating: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. The first sign is sudden cessation of sweating; that means it's time to get in the shade immediately and drink lots of fluids! ...Read more

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What happens to someone when they have sunstroke?

Potentially serious: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. It's possible to get sunstroke on any reasonably warm day if you don't drink enough water to stay hydrated. The risk increases the hotter it gets, however. ...Read more

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What happens to someone when they have a sunstroke?

What happens to someone when they have a sunstroke?

Increased temperatur: Sunstroke occurs when you get dehydrated and run out of sweat, so that your body's thermostat can no longer keep your body cool. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. When you run out of sweat your body temperature can increase dangerously. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sunstroke?

Sunstroke: Sunstroke = sometimes fatal condition caused by excessive exposure to sun or heat. It can cause ^'ed body temperature, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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Can sunstroke cause a coma?

Can sunstroke cause a coma?

Yes.: Sunstroke, as a result of dehydration, can elevate the body's core temperature to over 105 degrees. This can shut down the body's cooling mechanism and cause the patient to fall into a coma. ...Read more

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Does sunstroke cause you to puke?

Does sunstroke cause you to puke?

It can: People react differently but the loss of fluid and electrolytes can definitely cause you to throw up ...Read more

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Will skin damaged due to sunstroke?

Will  skin damaged due to sunstroke?

Related to skin temp: Sun stroke is the lack of blood supply to the brain to stay alert and conscious in heat. The treatment includes fluids (either oral drinks or intravenous fluids), salt pills or salty foods, and ice to lower the body temperature as well as moving the patient to cooler environment out of the heat. The skin damage would occur if the patient had lain in the sun unconscious after the heat stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) (Definition)

A condition caused by the body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. ...Read more