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What Is The Best Treatment For Protruding Sternum
I have a protruding sternum and noticed it since I was about 12 now I'm 28 and notice it's getting worse and at time causing aches. What are my option?
Pectus carinatum: It sounds like what you have is: pectus carinatum. It doesn't cause any medical problems or shorten your life. In extreme cases, it can be corrected surgically. Or there are braces you can try, which may alleviate your discomfort. Typically it stops changing after you stop growing as a teenager, but a specialist can take measurements and fit a brace. ...Read more
Yes: A protruding sternum also known as "pigeon chest" or pectus carinatum can be traeted by means of an external pressure brace. These are made by a licensed orthotist. If used afithfully will cause resolution in 3-6 months. Sometimes surgery may be required if the defect is assymetric. ...Read more
Protruding sternum: Protruding sternum is called pectus carinatum ("hull-shaped chest"). It can only be fixed by surgery, and the surgery is only cosmetic (most insurance companies won't pay). The surgery is a large messy cut-all-your-anterior-ribs type surgery, so, unless it is bothering you a lot, the best thing to do is just to live with it. ...Read more
What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.
Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more
Please what is the best treatment for black spots on the face and chest? Also, what is the best thing to do to improve hair growth? And prevent break
Comedones: These are most likely comedies and may be related to sebaceous activity which may be improved with retinoids or a skin care regimen with gentle exfoliation and a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?
Rest, Ice, Elevate: Treatment of minor skin hematomas includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Heat application can also be helpful. Over time hematoma will gradually be reabsorbed and resolve. Just give it time. If lesion grows or becomes more painful with time see doctor for further work up and evaluation. Caution if you have pre-existing bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Why is it that people with mitral valve prolapse almost always have chest pain and palpitations? What is the best treatment for this condition?
Systemic Rx: When it's on your trunk, you'll usually need systemic treatment. Topical benzoyl peroxide will help, and your physician will decide the right medication for you to take as a supplement. Often a month or two on an antibiotic like tetracycline will clear you. If not, a referral for Isotretinoin may be the key to a much better life. ...Read more
Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome (acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read more
I have some acne at my chest region and my arm is it related to some diseases?? What's the best treatment to get rid of them
What is the best non prescription treatment for tinea versicolor for someone who has it heavily on their chest, back, neck and arms?
Anti fungal cream:
Talk to your physician or dermotologist for their recommendation. There can be a high reoccurrence rate so be sure to discuss ongoing therapy.
Also depending on the severity, they may recommend an oral rinse or a shampoo. ...Read more