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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)

-exposure 2 cold & is graded just like a burn. 1'st degree is like a sunburn, 2'nd= with blistering, & 3'rd= full thickness with loss of viability of the skin. These R the most serious, & may need debridement & skin grafts. Best 2 dress in protective clothing. This includes the ears &nose, as these R very susceptible, along with fingers & toes. If traveling by car in severe ...Read more


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What are common side effects of frostbite? How can I treat it?

What are common side effects of frostbite? How can I treat it?

Severe: Some of the more severe side effects may include loss of toes, digits etc. You should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

What home treatment can be done for a mild degree of frostbite? Lukewarm bath?

Yes: Gradual warming with water 104 to 107 degrees farenheit with no direct heat source exposure as part can be numb and get burned. Also recommend Motrin or NSAID to control inflammatory intermediates that can produce more damage. ...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 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 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 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 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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Wilson's disease .. ... ... Treatment and best drugs that not have more side effects ?

Wilson's disease .. ... ...  Treatment and best drugs that not have more side effects ?

Super-Serious: If the diagnosis of wilson's has been made, your situation is more serious than we can address on healthtap. Untreated, it will first make you crazy and unable to move normally, then kill you slowly by destroying your liver. This is not the time to ask us to suggest rx's or fret about possible side-effects, though most folks tolerate the Penicillamine fairly well. Very glad you got diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for pcos with out any side effects in future? will pcos will be present through out life?

What is best treatment for pcos with out any side effects in future? will pcos will be present through out life?

Weight loss + meds: PCOS is the result of a complex interplay between genetics, diet and obesity. Long term consequences include diabetes and increased cardiovascular disease. Mainstay of treatment is weight loss, oral contraceptives and metformin in selected patients. All medications can have side effects. PCOS will be present through out life. See http://bit.ly/18zfCTM ...Read more