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What Is Best Treatment For Senior With Blepharitis Who Has Trouble Using Drops
Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis i recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scrubs(pretreated towelettes) and warm compresses. If the blepharitis is severe then i will prescribe an antibiotic/steroid combination drop or ointment and occasionally an oral antibiotic like periostat (doxycycline). The key treatment is the lid hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?
What would the best care plan and treatments be for somone who has just been diagnosed with bipolar
What are some of the best medications for bipolar ?
Wrong question: The question is, what would be the best care plan, treatments & medications FOR YOU? There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for almost any nontrivial condition. Individualized care & treatment is the key. That takes time & some effort. You need to develop a good working relationship with the appropriate clinician. ...Read more
Not reversible: Vascular dementia is considered nonreversible and often medications currently available offer only small amount of benefit at best. There is no best drug--the one that helps without significant side effects, as well as affordable, is best medicine. Treatment is individualized and so consulting doc is advised. Otc gingko may help some people, but effectiveness is minimum at best. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, my 6 yr boy's been diagnosed with ADAH-PI, treatment is with metilphenidate which's supposed being a drug, is the treatment safe for him?
Maybe: This is a common treatment for hyperactivity or focus disorders. The safety of any med depends on individual factors, dose/weight/ actual effect on the child. You should see benefit from the therapy within a few days and few or no side effects before deciding to continue.If no benefit, a different dose or med may be needed. Close followup with the doc is important. ...Read more
Combination effect: Tobramycin is commonly mixed with a steroid (usually dexamethasone) so that the effect on eye infection/inflammation is a joint effort of the two products. The tobramycin is a potent topical antibiotic effective against many bacteria. It will not treat viral eye infections. Your prescribing ophthalmologist can tell you why this is being given. ...Read more
My father is getting treated with mitoxantrone, he is facing lots of bodypain. Please advise the best medicine available online?
It is a good drug: The drug is used to treat ms, leukemia and prostate cancer. There are a few classes of drugs that may be used in cancer treatment, depending on the of the organ involved. The newer agents for are targeting the inhibition of formation of blood vessels feeding the tumor. All of these drugs have side effects. Your doctor is checking the progress to make sure that this medicine is working. ...Read more
What is the importance of pressing near the eye (punctal occlusion) after taking eye drops for glaucoma? Instructions for 0.5% timolol include "punctal occlusion." is this a standard instruction for anyone using timolol? Or might it have been written by
Yes : Punctal occlusion increases ocular penetration and reduces systemic absorption which can be a concern in certain individuals sensitive to beta blockers. Closing the eye gently for 5 minutes accomplishes the same thing as puntal occlusion and is more comfortable to perform. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?
Chronic constipation: Needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain x-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im using acthar hp gel for proteinuria as prescribed from my nephologist. What other medicine is out better or to have in consideration.
Use of Acthar: Acthar (a) works to reduce the amount of proteinuria (p) to a more normal level. Studies have shown that a has lowered p in patients not responding to steroids, suggesting that a works differently in your kidneys than steroids. For patients whose p is not well controlled, a is a viable treatment option in certain patients. There is no other good drug as good as a for p in nephrotic syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son,an African American male, has a bad case of eczema. The medicine and treatment prescribed is not working. Can anyone suggest our next step?
What is the best natural remedy for someone who has tried just about everything, including melatonin. This is for my mother's condition.?
L-Tryptophan 500mg : Several night time over the counter supplement remedies for insomnia include: l-tryptophan 500mg, l-glycine 3000mg, 5-htp 300mg, calcium 500mg/magnesium 250mg, l-theanine 200mg. Also, try meditation and inspirational reading. Keep bedroom dark. No tv, computer or pets. Do not drink water 30 minutes before bedtime. Refrain from watching the news or any highly excitable tv shows near bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best eyedrop for healing irregular/ elevated cornea? Already used preserv tear drops for 45days it helped a little.Pls refer any best drop
What is a websites who provides what diet practice should I take while using hCG drops for weight loss treatment?
Pounds and Inches: Google that term and you will see the original protocol and the only way the HCG diet should be done. Only under supervision of a qualified physician it is safe and you lose only abnormal fat. http://www.prlog.org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eye blepharitis contiguous? Can you get it by using another towel from a person who has blepharitis. Thanks for your help in advance.
Good on meds: Bipolar disease is an inherited disorder that can present at any age. When symptoms occur in children, they can often be controlled with medication. It is likely that the child will require some form of medication during his/her lifetime; however, on medication, the child can be symptom free. ...Read more
Not scientific: Most "natural" remedies for adhd have not been proven by scientific research. The medications (stimulants and non-stimulants) have been studied for decades and are proven to be effective and safe. There will always be someone who will tell you "my child got better on x", but that is not evidence- that is just anecdotal (a story). Talk to your own doctor for the best treatment for your child. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Which type of laser therapy will you prefer for a 40yr female patient,came with melasma on her face for 8years..tried medicine but not cured.
See a dermatologist: Details matter. You fail to specify any detail about the "medicine". Prescription creams are more effective than laser for melasma. Typical approach is to use sunscreen every AM. At night she would apply a cream combining a retinoic acid, a low strength steroid, a hydroquinone, maybe others. Expect to do this for several months. It is less costly and more effective than laser. ...Read more
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