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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

Sores with blood & pus in the groin, under the arms, sometimes other areas. Poor response to antibiotics. If you recognize this in a localized area you should have this skin removed. More common in obese young wonen who ...Read more


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My grandpa has stage IV cancer. He had surgery five months ago and stopped chemo last month. Is there any treatments for him? Would dca be effective?

My grandpa has stage IV cancer. He had surgery five months ago and stopped chemo last month. Is there any treatments for him? Would dca be effective?

? What is DCA?: I would love to help you but if you use abreviations(like dca!), i would not understand your question. So tell me the whole story and i will answer your q. As for other treatments, stage-4 cancers are frequently incurable, so they tend to relapse and more treatment if often required. So be watchful and have a close follow up and ask the questions to your oncologist who can probably guide you as we. ...Read more

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To what degree can a lensectomy correct astigmatism? I have heard that a lensectomy can correct astigmatism. I'm excited about this since my condition rules out laser corrective surgery. Is this an effective treatment for astigmatism? Am i likely to still

To what degree can a lensectomy correct astigmatism? I have heard that a lensectomy can correct astigmatism. I'm excited about this since my condition rules out laser corrective surgery. Is this an effective treatment for astigmatism? Am i likely to still

Yes and no......: Astigmatism can be caused by both your lens and your cornea. Usually, most of it is caused by your cornea. If you remove your lens you would need to replace it with an aritifical lens, preferably with a toric implant to offset the corneal astigmatism. This is called refractive lens exchange. Lensectomy just removes your lens, which may rarely remove astigmatic lens but leaves you very blurry. ...Read more

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Is Surgery treatment for Hypoplastic left heart syndrome effective? Drs here (Jordan) said that the surgery can only give the child few extra days?

Is Surgery treatment for Hypoplastic left heart syndrome effective? Drs here (Jordan) said that the surgery can only give the child few extra days?

Maybe there ?: My oldest HLH patient is now a married 27 yo cardiac clinic nurse.Her road to health has been complex, and it was truly the skill of a lot of fine surgeons and cardiologists that kept her going when things looked bad. She was on the transplant list for a while.Thirty years ago, we were at the point where your doctors seem to be. ...Read more

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Is bone fusion surgery for a foot an effective treatment?

Is bone fusion surgery for a foot an effective treatment?

Can be: Depending on location, surgeon, age and health of the patient fusion can be very successful. ...Read more

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Which plastic surgery for white skin did micheal jackson went under?What are other effective peal, laser treatment for having a glowing fair skin?Help!

Which plastic surgery for white skin did micheal jackson went under?What are other effective peal, laser treatment for having a glowing fair skin?Help!

No answer.: You cannot look at a given person and ask what procedure(s) he or she may have had, unless they choose to tell you. Even then, individual characteristics of patients preclude application to your unique situation. Elimination of acne scars is not possible, only improvement. Dermabrasion for localized areas, and peels or laser for larger areas, will yield the best results, if performed by an expert. ...Read more

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After back surgery, 71 yr old father developed ileus. Enema and suppository not effective. What is more effective treatment?

After back surgery, 71 yr old father developed ileus.  Enema and suppository not effective.  What is more effective treatment?

Bowel Rest: Whether at home or in the hospital, bowel rest -- essentially fasting -- is recommended. Ileus is common after surgery and is often the result of anesthesia and pain medication. Hydration remains important so home regimens usually consist of clear liquids only until symptoms improve or follow-up testing is performed to provide reassurance that the ileus is resolving. ...Read more

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How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

Biceps tendonitis: Surgery is rarely indicated for this as an isolated condition. Check MRI & exam with orthopedic surgeon to check for other possibilities including instability, slap tear, and rotator cuff issues. ...Read more

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