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What Do You Recommend For Discitis
Treatments can vary: Bunions are progressive, structural deformities. They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: In children below age 4 with less than 2 prior episodes of intussuception diagnosed by ultrasound or contrast enema (an x-ray exam) who do not have peritonitis or an advanced bowel obstruction, an attempt should be made at hydrostatic reduction of the intussuception. If this is not successful then the patient may need an operation to correct the intussuception. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind?: Cholangitis (bile duct infection) from a gallstone that got stuck along the way is a serious, acute problem. Rx involves antibiotics and removal of the stone (often with a special endoscopy procedure-ercp), and/or surgery. Sclerosing cholangitis is a different thing altogether. Chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory bile duct condition, often assoc with inflam bowel. Difficult issue. See GI specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires time and sometimes anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen/naproxen to treat. Occasionally, Prednisone (steroid antiinflammatory) may be needed. Other causes may be autoimmune (in that case specific therapy is recommended) etc. ...Read more
?cause: Rhinorrhea may be due to viral infection, cold or exercise, dust or allergies, medicines, smoke/pollution, just to name a few things. If it's a cold, you can try Robitussin but nothing will help much but time. For allergies or non-allergic rhinitis, otc drugs like zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) Allegra are good and for stubborn cases, ask the pharmacist for a formulation with Pseudoephedrine (with a "d" label). ...Read more
Surgery, anti-fungal: Treatment of mucormycosis involves a combination of anti-fungal therapy and surgical removal of involved tissues. It is also important to eliminate predisposing factors for infection, such as high blood sugar or drugs that suppress the immune system. Amphotericin b is the name of the anti-fungal medication that is most often used to treat mucormycosis. Treatment can sometimes last for months. ...Read more
Prevention with shot: Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza. If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat symptoms: Infectious mononucleosis is a viral infection that commonly causes sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. The main treatments are hydration and symptomatic care. Often times the liver and spleen are swollen and painful so contact sports should be avoided for the duration of the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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