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What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can you treat it?

Depends: Depends on where you have it, what bone is involved, the extent of the infecitons and your overall health, medications and previous treatments. You may need surgery to take out infected bone, then may need months of IV antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and more of each of these depending on response. You may need multiple doctors and treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can it be treated?

What is chronic osteomyelitis and how can it be treated?

Depends on type: In adults, osteomyelitis can be either acute or chronic. People with diabetes, HIV, or peripheral vascular disease are more prone to chronic osteomyelitis, which persists or recurs, despite treatment. More extensive therapy and debridement may be necessary.CRMO,chronic recurrent multifoclal osteomyel. occurs in children 5-15 yrs.Affects multiple sites for years. Autoimmune, no bacteria, rx NSAIDs. ...Read more

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What is cipd and how can you treat it ?

What is cipd and how can you treat it ?

See details: This is an immune-mediated disease of the peripheral nervous system which impedes the ability of nerves to respond. There are 2 types: chronic progressive and relapsing. Treatment consists of corticosteroids and immunosuppressant meds. ...Read more

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What can cause chondritis and how is it treated?

What can cause chondritis and how is it treated?

It means inflammat-: -ation of cartilage it can B induced by infection, surgery, drugs injections. Also can B from injury. Usually there is causally related to something. ...Read more

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What is sepsis and how can it be treated?

What is sepsis and how can it be treated?

Sepsis: This is a clinical response of the body to infection diagnosed by fever or hypothermia, pulse>90/min, respirations>20/min and high or low WBC with left shift. Any two of these constitutes sepsis if you find a source of infection responsible for the changes. Read about sirs (these changes occurring without infection). ...Read more

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What is septic arthritis and how can it be treated?

What is septic arthritis and how can it be treated?

Infected joint: Septic means infection. A septic joiint is an infected joint. The treatment is to treat the infection and save the joint. ...Read more

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What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

Ok...clarify: Where, when, in what context ? Decrease of necrosis means less of cell death/damage/destruction......which is always good. ...Read more

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What is osteosarcoma and how can it be treated?

What is osteosarcoma and how can it be treated?

Bone cancer: Osteosarcoma is cancer caused by the dysregulation and malignant growth of bone cells that produce the hard boney matrix. The treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemo combination. ...Read more

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What is porphyria and how can it be treated?

What is porphyria and how can it be treated?

Dermatology: Group of 8 different inherited disorders in which enzymes responsible for heme synthesis are deficient or absent. As a result, porphyrins are produced, accumulates in tissues, excreted in urine, stool. S/s: nausea, vomiting/constipation, abd. Pain, muscle weakness, seizure, photosensitivity, scar, anemia, etc. Rx: adequate nutrition, hydration, avoid sunlight/some drugs/alcohol. Follow mds advise. ...Read more

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Syringomyelia-what is it and how to treat?

Syringomyelia-what is it and how to treat?

Syringomyelia: This is an abnormal dilation of the usually very small column of spinal fluid that runs through the center of the spinal cord. It can also extend into the brainstem (syringobulbia). Most commonly, it is caused by trauma. However, tumors and developmental problems (chiari, tethered cord) need to be ruled out. Unless there is a structural cause, they usually do not require treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

How can you treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: A thyroid gland secreting too much thyroid hormone. Medications, radioactive treatments, and surgery are options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is chronic sinusitis and is it serious?

Can you tell me what is chronic sinusitis and is it serious?

90 days: The definition of chronic sinusitis is documented sinus inflammation that lasts for 90 days or longer. This problem requires an ENT doctor. It may be serious but usually the patient with this problem has a poor quality of life. Complications of acute sinusitis, particularly in children, are more common and more serious. ...Read more

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What is pcod and how it can be treated?

What is pcod and how it can be treated?

? PCOS ?: If you mean pcos not pcod -- pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

BV: The bacteria which cause BV are always present in the vagina, they just overgrow. Antibiotic use or douching can cause them to overgrow. BV is not an STD. One cure to to take metronidazole. ...Read more

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What is IBS and how can it be treated?

What is IBS and how can it be treated?

Abdominal Discomfort: Ibs is a functional disorder affecting how food moves through your GI tract. Lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating with diarrhea, constipation or both are common signs. It can be triggered by stress/anxiety or different foods. The diagnosis is usually made by ruling out other disorders. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

What is hypothyroidism and how can it be treated?

Hypothyroidism: Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid functioning & is very common & often underdiagnosed. Low thyroid symptoms include-high cholesterol, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, leg swelling. High cortisol, insulin, estrogen all depress thyroid function. Autoimmune problems can affect thyroid. Rx is to give thryoid hormone & fix underlying probl. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Please help! what is the cause of pyoderma(skin infection) and how can it be treated and cured?

Pyoderma: Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin that results in the development of pus. It is treated with antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for the particular type of infection. This is different than the immune disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasmosis and how can it be treated?

What is toxoplasmosis and how can it be treated?

Parasite Infection: Infection with toxoplasma gondii can cause no symptoms or a range of problems; worse in those with weakened immune systems. The disease can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver.If symptoms are present, t is treated with antibiotics and a medicine also used for malaria. If a baby is born with the infection, congenital changes occur so pregnant women are checked for this infection. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stye and how can it be treated?

Anyone know what is a stye and how can it be treated?

Pimple of lid: This is a blocked eyelid gland which gets inflamed causing local pain, redness and swelling. It is like a pimple on the lid. Treatment is by applying hot washcloths frequently which usually makes it go away. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get chronic pain?

How common is it for somebody to get chronic pain?

Chronic Pain: It is not very common to get chronic pain but if it happens then need to consult someone who could look into underlying cause instead of prescribing pain killers. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) (Definition)

An infection of the bone where bacteria invade the bone and bone marrow. ...Read more