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What Is The Ideal Duration Of Treatment For Abdominal Tb
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: If the cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) is caused by gallstones, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is likely the best choice. If it is from biliary dyskinesia without gallstones, then option of trying medications or surgery may be considered. Your doctor can help your decision process depending on your conditions. ...Read more
Can estradiol be used for treatment of oligomenorrhea?If yes, what is the dosage and duration of treatment.If no, then what is the alternative.
Unclear: The type of anesthesia used will depend on the kind of surgery being performed as well as specifics of your medical conditions. Likewise the convalescence will depend mainly on the type of surgery. Anesthesia itself wears off within several hours of surgery, for most anesthetics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the method of respiration for tuberculosis? What are the environmental conditions for favorable growth for tuberculosis?
Skin infection: I would be careful about treating a skin infection of the leg with homeopathic treatment. The doctor should culture the infection to see what the organism is. Be alert for any signs of swelling, redness, purulence, tenderness. If present the treament may not be working as desired and you should use a conventional therapy. ...Read more
Lost lordosis: Presumably, you are speaking of the cervical or lumbar spine. Loss of lordosis often only is a temporary reflection of pain/spasms. If that is the case, as your spasms diminish, the normal contour will respond. Given the fact that spinal balance (the carrying of the head balanced over the center of the hips/pelvis) is more important than any single measurement, i suggest proper posture and core. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on exactly what is being done. For example a hysterectomy will often take less than an hour but a laparoscopic myomectomy with removal of several fibroids could take 3 hours. It's best to ask the doctor who will potentially be performing your surgery since they are familiar with the specifics of your situation. ...Read more
There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" as we try to reduce overuse of these medications. TENS stimulation appears to be helpful in many cases Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
See below: Treatment for active pulmonary TB consists of an initial phase of two months with four medications (rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol). This is followed by the continuation phase of another 4-7 months with Rifampin and Isoniazid for drug susceptible tb. Urinary TB treatment typically follows the same treatment protocol as pulmonary tb. ...Read more
None: Do you mean a TB skin test? If so there's no recommended frequency. If you're a healthcare worker or someone who could potentially be exposed to tuberculosis then annually or after a possible exposure. If you're referring to a tetanus shot then every 10 years is fine for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause TB meningitis twice in a person? What are the precautionary measures for the rest of the life for a survivor?
TB: The second episode suggests that the first time around the treatment failed to eradicate all the organisms, and the recurrence is not reinfection, but recrudescence. Tb outside the lungs results from spread thru the bloodstream to various areas of the body and reactivation at those sites later on, . You may have to remain on treatment for a much longer time, but need more info to advise. ...Read more
Depends on abx, infx: Some antibiotic treatments for certain infections may be a single one-time dose, while others may need to be continued for weeks or even months. The decision of which antibiotic to use and for how long to treat depends on the type of infection, what part of the body is infected, and the health of the person who has the infection. Post a more specific question for more detailed answer. ...Read more
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