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What Choices Do I Have For Treating Parotitis
Parotitis: A bacterial infection of the parotid gland usually indicates a problem with drainage of the gland, i.e., an obstruction of the parotid duct inside the mouth. There could be a stone in the duct or gland, just like a gallstone or kidney stone. If antibiotics don't completely resolve it, you should an ENT or oral surgeon for an imaging study such as a sialogram or a ct to look for an obstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat symptoms: This is a self limited illness. There are no antiviral medicines available at this time. The symptoms include high fever, headaches and muscle aches. These should respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. R and r is always a mainstay of any treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few choices: If the patient isn't so sick, then oral Doxycycline is a good choice. In sicker patients, penicillin g IV therapy is preferred. More recent trials have shown that third-generation cephalosporins are as effective as Doxycycline and penicillin in treating this disease. The crucial step is to actually be thinking about this diagnosis in the right situation. ...Read more
Clarify: There is no specific disease called "dermatosclerosis." do you mean scleroderma? If so, treatment options include drugs such as penicillamine, immunosuppressives, and antiinflammatory agents, but there is no definitive cure. If you mean something else, please let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So many!: Start with a healthy diet-vegetarian, vegan, low animal fat or some variant. Add exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week minimum if able. If you're smoking: stop! if you're overweight or obese, start to slowly aim for normal weight. Have your cholesterol checked and treat with meds if necessary. Check your BP and treat if needed. Finally, choose your parents wisely! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dysmenorrhea: There are many types of dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea means you have had pain ever since your first menstruation. Secondary means you didn't have pain before but you do now. Physiological dysmenorrhea means there is nothing wrong with your organs. Pathological means there is something wrong, like endometriosis. No matter what is the diagnosis, there are many choices of treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Manage symptoms: Pick's disease, a form of fronto-temporal dementia (ftd) is neurodegenerative and has no current cure or way to slow its progression. However symptomatic treatment can reduce maladaptive behaviors. This involves medications, non-pharmacological therapies, environmental manipulations and even emerging technologies. The basic scientific understanding of ftd is undergoing a rapid advance. ...Read more
Options: Cushing's disease is different than cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor or enlargement (hyperplasia) of the pituitary gland. The best treatment is to take it out through surgery. If the surgery is incomplete, radiation treatment can then be used. Lastly, if these treatments are not successful, the adrenal glands may need to be removed to stop the production of cortisol. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Some facial fractures do not require any surgical treatment and will heal on their own. More severe fractures that have multiple and displaced fractures will usually need surgical repair. A facial bone c/t scan is essential to make these decisions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many: Most acute back injuries are self-limiting and can be treated with rest and over the counter medication. If the pain lasts more than a few days one should see a medical professional and especially if the patient has numbness or tingling going down the legs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Careful daily cleansing of the eyelid edges helps remove the skin oils that cause bacteria to grow too much. Your health care provider might recommend using baby shampoo or special cleansers. Antibiotic ointments may also be helpful. If you have blepharitis: •apply warm compresses to your eyes for 5 minutes, at least two times per day. •using a cotton swab, gently rub a solution of warm water. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Depending on the cause, chances can be very good. If due to alcohol, must stop drinking; if hepatitis viruses, there is rx, and must stop drinking; if iron overload- get bled; if autoimmune- get rx; if fatty liver-lose weight, rx diabetes. Chronic liver disease can be just that-chronic; with long term good quality of life. Lots of meds available to improve, or at least prevent progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on fracture: The majority of fractures that are not open (laceration) can be treated closed with a splint which immobilizes the joint above and below the break. Our studies has shown for best results that motion should begin no later than 3 weeks. When involving a joint or with significant rotational or angular deformity, surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay simple: Much of what dr. K says is correct. My approach is to diagnose the problem first, getting the muscles relaxed with a bite appliance is key. Once feeling better, of you want to get rid of the 24/7 appliance, consider orthodontics to that position, reconstruction, or tooth reshaping (coronplasty), depending on the severity of the bite discrepancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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