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What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

What is the definition or description of: Long philtrum?

Philtrum: is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip-- A long philtrum is a vertical groove that is longer than normal ...Read more

Long Philtrum (Definition)

is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip-- A long philtrum is a vertical groove that ...Read more


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How long does burcitis last when it flares up? What is the best treatment?

How long does burcitis last when it flares up? What is the best treatment?

Few days to weeks: How long it lasts will depend on the patient and the severity of the inflammation, but on average should improve in a few days to a few weeks. Treatment typically starts with NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and gentle therapy and would progress to injections and finally surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a groin injury and how long will it take to heal?

What is the best treatment for a groin injury and how long will it take to heal?

Gentle strching: Plain strain of the adductor muscle(the ones to the inner side of your groing)should have subsided with gentle streching, ovc medications and heat application.If pain persist after 3 weeks yould see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for food poisoning and how long does this typically last? Thanks! :)

 What is the best treatment for food poisoning and how long does this typically last? Thanks! :)

The best: treatment is to let it run its course,stay well hydrated with gatorade((if you can)). It usually lasts 24-48 hours. If you get too dehydrated,go to ER for IV fluids. Sometimes an antivomiting drug will help. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years. Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years.  Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Glomerulonephritis: You need to find out what type of glomerulonephritis (gn) you are taking about. Many people can find out the type of gn they have by blood test results. To arrive at a diagnosis and a prognosis, a person with gn will need to have a kidney biopsy which will be sent off to a pathologist who will diagnose the type of gn. Once, the diagnosis is in, more can be said of your patient with gn. ...Read more

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I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome for a long time what is the best treatment for that in usa ?

I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome for a  long time 
what is the best treatment for that in usa ?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?

I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?

Depends on cause: Depends on what the discoloration means. Some medicines can cause skin changes. For some people, darker or lighter skin in certain areas is normal. In these cases, there are no really effective medications to help. Laser may be helpful. If the discoloration is the result of an infection (fungus) you will need medicine. Dry skin can also result in discoloration. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

What to do if i cannot stand for long periods. What is the best treatment for painful varicose veins?

Varicose veins: firstly I would recommend evaluation by venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the problem. If reflux is present, and thermal ablation of the vein would be recommended. Until that point I would urge the use of a compression stocking during daily activities, making efforts to place the stocking on the legs prior to the legs being dependent ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg.The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception. ?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg.The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception. ?

Need more informatio: This needs more clarification. what is your medication now. What are you taking for the RA. How was the Vasculitis diagnosis made? The RA may not be the cause of the vasculitis. Since you are planning conception. This is a topic to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for rheumatic fever and for how long does the treatment last?

What's the best treatment for rheumatic fever and for how long does the treatment last?

First treat strep: Rheumatic Fever is an autoimmune reaction to infection with group A streptococcus. Antibiotics are given to eradicate the strep and then lower doses taken to prevent reinfecttion. Generally NSAIDS and other antiinflammatories drugs are sufficient unless the heart is involved. If the heart is not involved most cases clear up with antiinflammatory treatment. Heart needs follow-up study. ...Read more

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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin the best treatment 4 epidydimitis and how long should the course be of 500 mg 2 to be taken a day and how dangerous is ciprofloxacin?

Is ciprofloxacin the best treatment 4 epidydimitis and how long should the course be of 500 mg 2 to be taken a day and how dangerous is ciprofloxacin?

Not the best: At your age, Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is not the best treatment. Epididymitis is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia in young men, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) won't treat either. The treatment (after doing tests for sexually transmitted infections) is usually with Ceftriaxone plus either Azithromycin or doxycycline. ...Read more

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Is uticarial vasculitis a life long condition? What's the best treatment?

Is uticarial vasculitis a life long condition? What's the best treatment?

Probably: Vasculitis can go into remission and can flare up. The treatment is dependent on the underlying autoimmune disease. An experienced immunologist and/or rheumatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I have anxiety & depression what is the best Medicin & how long the treatment to be taken?

I have anxiety & depression what is the best Medicin & how long the treatment to be taken?

Many options: One of the best options to treat both is class of medication known as SSRI. You should speak to your primary care doctor or psychiatrist to get evaluated properly. Duration of treatment varies based on many factors. These medications have significant side effect, as such require monitoring during initial phase of starting drug. ...Read more

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What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain is best treated with a comprehensive treatment. It might include physical therapy, exercise, weight management, nutrition, medications like anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, anti-convulsant ...., injections, psychotherapy. Opioid therapy alone is not the best option for chronic pain management. ...Read more

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and i would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear(otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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For ulcerative proctitis which suppository is the best? And for how long should take the treatment?permanently or temporarily? thanks..

For ulcerative proctitis which suppository is the best? And for how long should take the treatment?permanently or temporarily? thanks..

Several responses: I am not sure how or who is treating your proctitis but the common treatment is the mesalamine which is in a suppository form although can take orally as well. Non steroid treatment this is good overall. Of course steroid treatment can work well but that is only if this does not work. The treatment is for usually 6 to 8 weeks but depends on your disease. Sometimes permanent as well.Hope this helps ...Read more

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Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Fundamentally: it is going to be the break in the barrier, or other predisposition to infection that needs to be addressed. People tend to keep their same germs. It is not easy to get rid of MRSA that is sitting on the skin. It is much more important to deal with the reason why someone is getting infections. ...Read more