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What is the definition or description of: Sclerodactyly?

What is the definition or description of: Sclerodactyly?

Skin deformity: Tightening and thickening of the skin of the fingers causing decreased range of motion and often leading to problems with ulceration. Usually associated with scleroderma an auto-immune disease and often with associated reynaud's disease . ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sclerodactyly (Definition)

Sclerodactyly is a symptom in which a person's fingers have skin that becomes firm and shiny, eventually tightening and pulling the fingers into a contracted position. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease (one's own immune system is not working ...Read more


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Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Sclerodactyly: By iself can't be treated or precvented in the sense of curing it but it is associated with scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, , auto-immune problems and those can be treated and as result the effect of those whichinclude sclerodactlyt may be limited. Severe sclerodactyly needs evaluation and input from a hand surgeon when tissue is compromised. Mild sclerodactly needs rx of the underying. ...Read more

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What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

Part of scleroderma: Sclerodactyly is the term for changes seen in the fingers of patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that cannot be cured but can respond to medications. A rheumatologist can office the affected person guidance for this problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

Treatment for burn: I understand your concern. Please see your Physician for examination of your burn for possible infection and discuss treatment at the burn site and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shock?

What is the best treatment for shock?

Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bug bits?

What is the best treatment for bug bits?

Prevention: Prevention is key in avoiding bug bites. The treatment is usually based on the type of bug involved and most of the time is symptomatic, ie: itching, pain, etc. Would not suggest any topical or local treatment since this is already an area of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for night emissions?

What is the best treatment for night emissions?

No Rx required: If you don't have a partner and aren't bringing about your own ejaculations on your own during the day, this is going to happen to you. There's nothing unhealthy about it, and in fact it lets your know that you've got the healthy body that a grown man should have. Talk with some other grown men about this side of your life -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

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

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