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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Careful observation: This congenital condition requires sun avoidance and very close observation by an experienced dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon. Suspicious lession must be monitored and biopsies are essential to rule out malignancy. ...Read more
Depends: Do you have acute or chronic gout? There are medication options after bloodwork tests for chronic gout. There is also a fairly uniform treatment protocol for acute gout which may involve anti-inflammatory medication or injection, in addition to diet modification, uric acid bloodwork or joint fluid, x ray evaluation for joint destruction, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help: Schedule appointment with your local csb & they can make referral. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: "Complementary and alternative" remedies offered to desperate cancer patients range from cynical, vicious scams (these people talk about conspiracies to suppress cures) to very helpful measures that help promote comfort, dignity, good nutrition, physical fitness, and possibly have minor effects on the tumors. Find an ethical guide -- big medical centers often have a resident holist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are small bumps on the skin, about 2-4 mm in diameter, that appear like watery, blood-filled blisters (vesicles). These are a form of benign overgrowth of capillary blood vessels in the superficial skin. The most effective way to treat them if you want to get rid of them is by freezing (cryotherapy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Psoriases anywhere..: HI! Psoriases regardless of where it is on the skin generally has the same treatment options: 1) topical meds. over the counter or Rx - cortisones,anthralin, vitamins D3 and A 2)light therapies - UVB, UVA, SUNLIGHT, LASER 3) prescription meds;oral, injection - soriatane, (acitretin) cyclosporin, methotrexate 4) biologics - like ' interleukin - by injection or intravenous. Professional evaluation is advised. ...Read more
Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom.In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Vitiligo Therapy: Four options are currently available for the treatment of vitiligo: sunscreens; cover-up; restoration of normal skin color through phototherapy, topical cortisone, growth of pigment cells in culture then transplantation back to host; and bleaching of normal skin with topical creams to remove normal skin pigment to make an even color. ...Read more
Yes: Xanthomas are usually composed of cells that are very lipid laden. As such, these have a peculiar signal character on MRI scan. In the brain, these appear bright on the mris. In the brain, there is the entity of the xanthochromic pleomorphic astrocytoma. This has lipid laden astrocytic cells. ...Read more
What are the non surgical options to remove xanthoma? I am aware of the underlying cause. I want them removed now.
Xanthomas: These are due to the deposition of excess lipids in the blood: http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/skin-care/problems/medical/xanthomas1.Htm this means you have an elevation of certain blood lipids and this should be evaluated and treated by your doctor with a combination of diet and medications, if necessary, depending on the specific cause of your lipid elevation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The question: should not be "what is used " rather BY WHOM IT IS USED...a BOARD CERTIFIED OPTHAMOLOGIST or BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST should be consulted and what they CHOOSE to USE will be SAFE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My daughter has alagille syndrome and is covered in xanthomas.. Any tips on pretreating to try to minimize scarring from them?
Xanthomas: The xanthomas are fatty deposits in the skin and a result of the abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which occurs due to the disruptions in liver functioning. In essence the liver (bile duct outlets) are the main issue. As a father of two girls, my heart and blessing go to you and your daughter. Kindest regards, james ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have xanthomas and i am using simvastatin since one month.my cholesterol level is 198 and i am 28 years old.how long i should take this medicine??
Xantomas: xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia..this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholesterol number you should be on long standing statin therapy..unfortunately statin use is contraindicated in women of childbearing age and considered unsafe for use during pregnancy..if you are considering more children you need alternate therapy ...Read more
Is it possible that infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas?
Yes: There are plenty of other possible causes of xanthomas in kids, elbows ; butt. Especially if they're on the knees, some bloodwork would be a great idea. ...Read more
Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?
Gene dose effect: Hi. Is the infant homozygous or heterozygous for FH? Homozygotes can develop tendon xanthomata or xanthelasma in childhood. Many heterozygotes don't ever get xanthomata. If the infant is a homozygote, he/she has a tough road ahead; heterozygotes too, but very tough for homozygotes. Good luck! ...Read more
XANTHOMA: The main aim of treatment for xanthomas that are associated with an underlying lipid disorder is to identify and treat the lipid disorder. In many cases, treating the underlying disorder will reduce or resolve the xanthomas. In addition, treating hyperlipidaemia will reduce the risk of heart disease, and treating hypertriglyceridaemia will prevent pancreatitis. Dietary and lifestyle modifications with or without medication are used to treat lipid disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?
Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more
I've had two possible TIAs-MRI/A say-xanthoma formation w/in choroid plexus bilaterally-fetal origin right posterior cerebral arterycongenitalvarition?
Normal variation: Fetal origin posterior cerebral artery is a normal finding you were born with and choroid plexus comments is also normal. I presume the MRI was otherwise normal. Please make sure to see a neurologist for a complete evaluation as TIAs are often warning signs for strokes. ...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
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