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What Can I Do To Treat Adult Chronic Leukemia
Oral meds: Most patients can go into long- term remission within months of starting one of 3 oral meds currently on the market- gleevec, sprycel or tasigna (nilotinib). For patients that fail to improve or the cancer relapses there are new drugs in trials and stem cell transplants are done. ...Read more
Treatment...: Drink plenty of fluids, rest as much as possible, avoid smoking. If your acute bronchitis is due to bacteria, finish the antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. If there is bronchospasm present, your doctor may prescribe bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options available: There are a lot of treatment options available. However not everybody with cll need to get treated right away at the first initial diagnosis. There are some indications to start one on therapy. Nowadays, treatment is personalized and tailored to the biology of the cancer. There are some prognostic/predictive markers that can be tested to guide treatment selection, discuss with your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. Heavy periods, nose bleeding, easy brusing, and a rash (purpura) may suggest this problem. Diagnosis requires a blood count and blood clottting studies. Treatment begins with steroids (prednisone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure.: Squeamishness is often reduced with more frequent exposure to the things that make you squeamish. I now get squeamish about lots of things that did not bother me when I saw them all the time, inc. vomit and stool, which when I had a kid in diapers or when I worked in the ER, would not bother me much at all. But when not around those things now, I can heave and near swoon like a Regency Miss. ...Read more
Chronic insomnia: Treating chronic insomnia is not only about finding a medicine to take. Many things may be contributing to it, and these need to be understood. Sleep studies may be needed, and evaluations for associated conditions that interfere with sleep. Sleep hygiene needs to be followed. You could start with your primary care physician, who may also want you to see a psychiatrist and/or sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. I believe you may mean bronchiolitis which indicates a viral infection in the small airways of the lungs. This can be observed with no medication, but may require nebulizer medications. If you need more info, please request virtual consult. ...Read more
Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult urologist.: In mean time get urine tested for infection or presence of sugar (to rule out diabetes) stop drinking after dinner. Set an alrm for 2 - 3 hours after you go to bed. Try a bedwetting alarm (malem, wet stop, nytone etc). You might need medication such as desmopressin or a bladder anticholinergic such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc. However still consult with urologist. ...Read more
Several things: Try to stay active. You may have to modify how you do things, but stay in shape. Find exercises that you can do without irritating the arthritic joints. Many folks with arthritis can exercise in the water (but you have to have access to a pool). Many facilities have classes and groups for arthritis sufferers. Your primary provider can help you find the best medications for your situation. ...Read more
Comfort care only!: Nobody can nor should help prolong the "lives" of these poor neonates. Anencephalic newborns are devoid of any chance of meaningful interaction with the environment and never attain consciousness. Comfort care is all that is ethically permissible for these dramatic cases. Take 4-5 mg daily of Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life, to prevent this from recurring in future pregnancies. ...Read more
Psoriasis: New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are becoming the treatment of choice for psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. These include: adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), Infliximab (remicade). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Depends on severity and if you have joints involved. If mild, usually prescription topical cortisones are first line. If mod-severe then consider biological injections such as Enbrel (etanercept) or ultraviolet light. You need to see a derm that is known for psoriasis treatment. ...Read more
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