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What Is The Best Treatment For Fish Scale Disease
Alpha-hydroxy lotion: Fish scale disease (ichthyosis), is a terrible condition with a terrible name. It's inherited and causes dead skin cells to not fall off, leading to buildup of thick, flaky skin. Lotions and creams with alpha-hydroxy acids (amlactin, lac-hydrin, eucerin body creme) or urea (carmol) help exfoliate, smoothing the skin. A dermatologist can also prescribe retinoids that help. ...Read more
Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more
At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?
Because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher.
Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health....
but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer ...Read more
Inflammation: During an acute attack of ANUG, the gums are swollen, painful, and infected. Initially controlling the infection and reducing the inflammation with medication and gentle cleaning or irrigation, allows less post-op pain and the body to start recovery. Later deeper or sub gingival scaling can be performed with better visibility and long term prognosis. ...Read more
I have a light seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and cheeks. What is a good over the counter treatment to fight the scaling and to reduce the redness from it.
Seborrheic: For your face and cheeks as opposed to your scalp like most people deal with, I would suggest you start with some OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream just on the affected areas twice a day until the lesions clear up and then stop the cream so your skin doesn't get used to the cream and have other issues as a reaction to chronic hydrocortisone use and then just use as needed. ...Read more
I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when I eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available?
I'm having Juvederm, Radiesse (dermal fillers).Aside from avoiding aspirin, fish oil, vit c supplements before treatment, are face creams/serums with Vit C to be avoided too? How soon can I continue taking oral vit c?
Amlodipine: Reynaud's disease is caused by an autoimmune condition where you have spasms of the vessels of fingers and toes. It can be treated by a family of medications called calcium channel blockers, namely amlodipine. Rheumatologists also specialize in the entire fa, ily of diseases to which raynaud's belong to and would be the specialist of choice. Keeping extremities warm also helps. ...Read more
Control, not cure: True, genetic pcos can't really be cured, but rather controlled. A board certified re can discuss strategies for control and lifetime monitoring to assure you're healthy. Strategies include proper nutrition, exercise, and weight control. Annual monitoring of symptoms and lab tests can help to assure good health. ...Read more
Damage to inner ears:
If I understand the question properly I believe you are referring to your inner ears. First one needs to discover the cause before proceeding with treatment. The causes are many and include ototoxic drugs, autoimmune disorders, heredity, and infectious causes such as syphilis.
Vestibular rehabilitation is essential and minimize the use of suppressants to allow for compensation. Well wishes. ...Read more
Protection: Protection against falls, eliminating (if possible) contributing medications, optimize calcium intake, use a bone protective agent (actonel or miacalcitonin) and assure adequate vitamin d. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for haileys hailed skin disease? My friend has constant breakouts and ends up on abx. The creams don't help. Any advances?
See: A skilled dermatologist as there are other treatments available ...Read more
Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity. Before 6 yrs rest, avoid exercise, range of motion exercises, crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...Read more
No, but here are...: No known best rx. Its rx may range from no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drugs- vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Xiaflex is the only fda-papproved drug since 12/2013. Note: goal of rx is restoring penile functionality. See urologist for detail... ...Read more
Depends on severity: Initially, may be best to use a Dopamine agonist (ropinorole, pramipexole, etc). Later l-dopa, and maybe add entacapone. If severe, and over 5-7 yrs, perhaps deep brain stimulation. Azilect (rasagiline) may be useful at times. In essence, different meds may be used best at different stages. This is the "art of medicine". ...Read more
Are you sure of the: Diagnosis? The sigmoid sinus is a large vein that drains the brain and is located at the base of the brain inside the skull. Infections or clots in this area are very serious. Check your diagnosis and ask again. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for degenerative disc disease. I am taking pain meds now they do not help at all?
Regenerative med: Regenerative medicine may be the best treatment for degenerative medicine. A variety of interventional and non-interevntional options are available other than pain pills. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some STDs like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too. ...Read more
Sle: Lupus has different presentations and can affect different organs. A rheumatologist can best assess the extent of the disease and discuss treatment options, that are many. It is a chronic condition and its severity between individuals varies. ...Read more
My treatment of eczema is three-fold. 1. Moisturization is most important with a thick ointment or cream-based moisturizer. 2. Prescription medications are often needed to treat the inflammation
3. Sometimes, anti-itch medications are needed to prevent scratching and worsening of the eczema. ...Read more
No clear winner:
Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case.
http://rarediseases. Info. Nih. Gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read more
Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel, cream or lotion with strengths varying from 0.75% to 1%. Another commonly used product is Finacea Gel 15%. Please see your dermatologist for the best option for you. ...Read more