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What Do Sulfonamides Treat
Unnecessary: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...Read more
Topicals/antiseptics: This is rather chronic, superficial skin infections often occuring in the skin folds areas. Topical antiseptics such as peroxide/manganate, rubbing alcohol (burns quite a bit), or not commonly thought of is hand-sanitizer. Benzoyl peroxide cream may help. It is important to keep dry/clean. May need topical antibotic script from doc and oral meds needed for severe cases. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure. ...Read more
Avoidance of things: You'll have to avoid certain foods (containing, obviously, fava beans). There is a list with clickable links for more information here: http://g6pddeficiency.org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/ ...Read more
Sun Screen: Sunscreen can help. Of course less exposure is helpful. Stay out of direct sunlight, where a cap or hat. Avoid sunlight between 10 and 2pm. When you do breakout, try Hydrocortisone 1 or 2% to the effected area and wait till the rash clears before going out. Some foods can trigger and exagerated response as well. Do you have any food allergies that you are aware of. Use spf 30 or 50 too. ...Read more
Antibiotics: While some cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses and other pathogens, those caused by bacterial organisms respond well to antibiotics. Once the number of organisms in the lung is reduced, recovery ensues with reduction in inflammation, accompanied by improvement in clinical symptoms. ...Read more
Tx: Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat or prevent?: When one has hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar (typically <70 mg/dl), the optimal treatment is to use a fast-absorbing quickly digested sugar (such as glucose tablets, orange juice, etc), so that one recovers quickly. If recurrent hypoglycemia occurs due to use of Insulin or other diabetes drugs, then you should talk to your doctor about adjusting those medication doses so to avoid hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RxUnderlying Problem: Peritonitis is almost always secondary to an underlying problem in the abdominal cavity such as appendicitis, a perforated ulcer, or diverticulitis; therefore, rx is directed at those problems. Peritonitis may also occur due to chronic catheters in the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis, ascites)--this usually responds to antibiotics +/- catheter removal. ...Read more
Many things: Basically one needs to avoid things that may irritate the skin. Moisturizers with hypo-allergenic creams or ointments will help protect the skin from flare-ups. Topical steroids are used to treat any flare-ups. Those are the basics but every patient needs to be evaluated on his or her own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more
Gonorrhea: In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics. Also, because Chlamydia is so often also present, it is recommended to always treat for that, too. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Depends on type: The treatment ranges from "no treatment necessary" for mild forms of localized scleroderma (limited to the skin) to bone marrow transplantation for systemic sclerosis with internal organ involvement. Though there is no cure, advances are being made in the treatment of all manifestations of the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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