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Treatments For Tuberculoma
My grandmothhad tuberculoma of brain , please refer treatment which definitely cure from this as she is not able to walk , sit , she has nausea.?
Rare: Hi. Tuberculosis in the pituitary is very rare in the US, and even more so in Birmingham. It can occur in disseminated TB, probably in association with basilar meningitis. Multi-drug anti-TB regimen is called for. TB cal also whack the adrenal glands, so adrenal TB needs to be assessed for. Pituitary function (deficiency really) needs to be assessed. You have excellent endo's at UAB. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: This is a term that is not usually used for Tuberculosis of the lungs. It is either active TB or latent TB. They best way to determine if you are infectious is to get a sputum sample that your lab or provider can do an AFB stain and culture. There are also rapid molecular tests that can do this also. If your sputum is positive, you are infectious. ...Read more
I m patient brain tuberculoma (mass lesion 0f 65mm after 2year it is 30mm and after 4 year again attack came may it is dangerous?
Yes: You should consult with both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Chances are you are going to need prophylactic seizure medications and another course of TB therapy. You may need surgery (depends on location and response to meds) Be sure to monitor seizure meds, Vit D level and folate (folic acid) while on therapy. ...Read more
Please explain if the uterus can be affected with tuberculoma drugs? My course of 1 year medication was over 5 years ago but i still can't get preg?
Calcification of brain tuberculoma after taking anti tuber drugs for 24 months. Doc has asked me to stop med. Will this calci trouble me in future?
Probably not but: It is possible to have an increased risk of seizures. 24 months should be quite adequate therapy. ...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