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What is the treatment for frostbite that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for frostbite that is best and has fewest side effects?

Rewarming: Frostbite is, quite simply, frozen tissues. Depending on how severe the frostbite (i.e. How deep the freeze goes), the treatment can range from simply rewarming to in-patient treatment similar to burns to amputations and long recovery times. If you have frostbite, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and is graded just like a burn. First degree is like a sunburn while second degree sees blistering and third degree is full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. Frostbite can be serious so it is best to ...Read more


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What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

Lead poisoning: In most cases of lead poisoning, removal from exposure is the only therapy needed. If blood lead levels exceed a certain concentration, chelation therapy may be necessary, which is really a clinical judgment call. Exposure to lead must cease before chelation therapy begins. Dmsa (succimer) is fda-approved for lead-poisoned children, and is effective in adults. It is taken by mouth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

Time: The most side effect free treatment is to do nothing. Cold sores go away by themselves in 7-10 days. Sometimes longer. Anything else is going to have some side effects, so you weigh the benefit (getting rid of it earlier) with the risk of medication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

Anti-inflammatories: Secondary dysmenorrhea is usually due to a physical problem like endometriosis, uterine fibroids or polyps. Medications like advil or Aleve (naproxen) (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories= nsaids) can help and usually have little side effects. In general it is better to treat the cause if it is secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorhea is usually hormonal and responds well to nsaids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anal itching that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for anal itching that is best and has fewest side effects?

See your doctor: There are multiple different causes for anal itching. I would recommend seeing your doctor so they can evaluate you to determine the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment based on what they find. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for breakbone fever that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for breakbone fever that is best and has fewest side effects?

Supportive care: There is still no effective "treatment" for "breakbone", or dengue fever. Dengue is a viral infection, spread by mosquito, which can cause severe muscle and bone pain (hence the name), and rarely vascular leakage and bleeding. In that case treatment includes lifesaving IV fluids and blood transfusion. Dengue is anothger reason to know about insect precautions when traveling to the tropics! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jejunal cancer that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for jejunal cancer that is best and has fewest side effects?

Depends: Depends on type of cancer, how much, location, other factors including extent of disease/spread, predisposing factors, e.g. Ibd, celiac disease. Generally requires surgery, perhaps chemotherapy. Check with GI md, oncologist (cancer specialist), surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for barrett's esophagus that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for barrett's esophagus that is best and has fewest side effects?

Barrett's risk & tx: Barrett's epithelium replaces the part of your esophagus that is damaged by reflux. Yearly risk of barrett's tissue turning into cancer is low, but roughly 65x likelier than in patients without barrett's. Prevention & early detection is key, & treatment of gerd is important in patients predisposed by longstanding reflux. Dysplasia in barrett's needs close follow-up, can be endoscopically destroyed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

Depends on the cause: There are several ways to treat vision problems related to refractive errors (need for prescription correction). The easiest is to wear glasses. Contact lenses can decrease your need for glasses, but must be cared for regularly in order to prevent infections. Laser vision correction and lens replacement surgery are alternatives that can provide lasting glasses-free vision but are costlier. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis that is best and has fewest side effects?

Depends: Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is an arthritis associated with a genetic tissue marker; hla-b27. It is treated depending upon the symptoms.Mild cases respond to nsaids especially indocin (indomethacin). More severe cases may require dmards (ask your rheumatologist). Regular exercise is helpful to prevent spinal stiffness. Eye inflamation and heart problems also are seen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed sleep phase that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for delayed sleep phase that is best and has fewest side effects?

Melatonin + light: 1) choose an initial wake up time you can adhere to at the start, 2) upon awakening, get exposure to bright light, 3) later that evening, take melatonin 3mg about 3 hours before your sleep onset time the night before, 4) wake up 1/2 hour earlier the next day and get bright light, 5) repeat 3-4. Eventually, you will correct your sleep-wake schedule. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for clostridium (c diff) infection that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for clostridium (c diff) infection that is best and has fewest side effects?

C.difficile tx's: By "best" do you mean optimal efficacy, but cost is no factor? By "fewest side effects" do you mean best tolerated but efficacy is less important? Are you looking for antibiotics, probiotics, donor stool enemas (yes, these actually work for c.Diff), only fda-approved regimens, short-course treatment, or novel techniques? Appropriate questions to ask your doc, w/whom you can share your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the best headache medications that have no side effects?

What is the best headache medications that have no side effects?

There aren't any: Medications that have no side effects usually have no effects either. A better question would be which headache medicines have the fewest and least serious side effects. And that depends on what is causing the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) rarely rots livers and kidneys, but it can if overused. I'd take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and call my doctor in the morning...Advil, aleve, can bother your stomach but are safe in moderat. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

Doesn't add up: Cozaar is the trade name for losartan, which is a BP med in the arb (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. That class does not have cough as a side effect. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors may have cough as a side effect but not the arb's. If you hava chronic cough on losartan (cozaar) you should talk to your doctor and find the cause: gerd?, asthma? ...Read more

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What is the drug orbivan used for and what are the possible side effects?

What is the drug orbivan used for and what are the possible side effects?

Orbivan: Orbivan combines acetominophen (tylenol), butalbital (a short to intermediate-acting barbiturate), and caffeine. It can be used intermittently for tension headaches, but can be sedating and habit-forming because of the butalbital. Because it contains 300 mg of acetominophen, it can build up and cause liver toxicity. It can cause dry mouth, dizziness & fatigue, but in some produces agitation. ...Read more

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What is the uses and side effects of miramah plant?: please

What is the uses and side effects of miramah plant?: please

Garden sage: Maramai, or salvia officinalis, is an herb used for medicinal purposes from ancient times. There are a few little studies in obscure journals supporting it as a memory enhancer; nothing spectacular. It's not poisonous. ...Read more

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What is the point of the hetlioz medication, since it is really just an analogue of melatonin, also with more side effects?

What is the point of the hetlioz medication, since it is really just an analogue of melatonin, also with more side effects?

Melatonin and sleep: Pasimelton is different than melatonin.Tasimelteon is an agonist at melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors. These receptors are thought to be involved in the control of circadian rhythms. ...Read more

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Is quitipine a good drug for depression? And what are the side effects?

Quetiapine Fumarate: Official fda indications for use of Quetiapine Fumarate include short term treatment of schizophrenia as well as both bipolar depression & mania. Quetiapine xr has an approved indication as an adjunct treatment for major depression. It is used off label for insomnia, ptsd, adhd, aggression/ agitation, dementia, anxiety & mood disorders. It is an atypical antipsychotic. Cont'd. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

Rai: Unless you are planning on having a child within 1 to 2 years, radioactive iodine therapy is usually safer than surgery. ...Read more