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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

Medication: Blepharitis can be treated with eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, artificial tears, antibiotic and steroid eye drops/ ointment, and antibiotic pills. The treatment type depends on the severity of the blepharitis. An eye doctor can create an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ptosis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ptosis?

What's the cause.: Ptosis, or a drooping eyelid, can be acquired or congenital (you're born with it). Congenital ptosis can be helped by occuloplastic surgery (plastic surgery for the eye). Acquired ptosis means you never had it, and now you do. This kind of ptosis needs immediate attention from your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for paronychia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for paronychia?

I&D if needed: See your doctor if the paronychia doesn't resolve in a few days or gets severely painful swollen and warm. A pus pocket might have formed and no amount of antibiotic will make it better- it may need to be lanced (i.e. Incised and drained). ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www.Ewg.Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hyperthyroidism?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hyperthyroidism?

Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

Prostatitis Rx: There are two kinds of prostatitis: acute (usually more severe) and chronic (most common). Chronic prostatitis is generally treated with several weeks (2-6) of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin or trimethorprim-suflamethoxazole. Acute prostatitis is usually treated in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics because this condition can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream and shock. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rinnorrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rinnorrhea?

Rhinorrhea: Rhinorrhea (runny nose) is quite common and is most often due to viral or allergy causes. Symptomatic relief such as antihistamines are often the best means of dealing with this problem. Although I am loathe to use sprays, sometimes nasal spray (afrin) at bedtime can control the rhinorrhea enough to allow for easy breathing at night. Topical steroids (nasonex) works for nasal symptoms of allergy. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pseudogout?

Injection, colchicin: Colchicine is a specific anti-inflammatory drug that can help in attacks of gout and pseudogout. Nsaids can also help. Depending on severity, aspiration of fluid from the joint and injection of a steroid can provide fairly quick relief. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

Well...: Meds alone won't fix the problem. I usually treat bruxism with an anterior bite plane worn 24x7 for 2 weeks which then goes to night-time wear only after the first two weeks. I also usually prescribe a steroid (medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack) for the first week of therapy. This works 99% of the time. If that doesn't do the trick, there are other meds as a 2nd line therapy, . ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

Statins: The mainstay of therapy for those who need drug treatment is a statin (sold in the USA under the brand names: Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Leschol, and Mevacor). Normalization of weight, control of diabetes, a balanced, low animal fat or vegetarian diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise will all improve dyslipidemia as well. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bursitis?

Bursitis: Nsaid's (aspirin/advil/motrin/aleve/celebrex, et al) provide both anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects for treating bursitis. For persistent cases, the bursa may be directly injected with corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. Be sure to let your doc know if you're on blood thinner before taking NSAID or have diabetes before getting steroid injections. Take nsaid's w/ food to protect stomach. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. There is a newer pill that is available to prevent COPD exacerbations, but this is often not used first line. Oxygen supplementation is used in the more severe forms of copd. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

ID doc consult...: Standard therapy for pcp (p. Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

No pills: Endocarditis is a severe infection in the heart that needs urgent treatment with medications by vein in a hospital setting where you can be monitored very closely. Now, if you have some types of heart defects and want to "prevent" endocarditis, then under some circumstances you will need to take antibiotics by mouth (or vein) an hour before some types of medical procedures. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for fibromyalgia?

Depends: Often fibromyalgia is a very ambiguous condition to treat but there are treatments available like savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta and other chronic pain medicines that help. Check with your doctor to be sure of the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for myotonia?

Depends: In myotonia there can be increased muscle tone or deceased muscle tone. For patients with hypertonicity baclofan can be prescribed which is a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for enuresis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for enuresis?

Be supportive: Sympathize with child, it's not their fault. Rule out UTI + day urinary frequency. Stop all fluids after supper. Try to toilet child couple of hours after bedtime if possible. Next, if >7yrs-old try enuresis alarm (70% success rate) but parents will need to assist to ensure child wakes and turns off alarm(see device instructions)then ?Desmopressin to reduce n urine production. Then? Oxybutininer. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for blepharitis?

Medication: Blepharitis can be treated with eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, artificial tears, antibiotic and steroid eye drops/ ointment, and antibiotic pills. The treatment type depends on the severity of the blepharitis. An eye doctor can create an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

Yes : Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically.see an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What is the acv treatment for blepharitis?

Don't know: Perhaps the other doc's don't recognize what you mean by "acv treatment". That term is not familiar to me. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

Lid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my blepharitis?

Lid Scrubs: Cleaning the eyelid area with a dilute baby shampoo solution on a swab or cotton ball for 30 seconds each eye every day is a good way to keep blepharitis in check. ...Read more

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With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

Not sure: Ask your eye doc on this., maybe you can see a plastic surgeon if they think that might help. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment available for blepharitis ?

Eyelid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

What is the most effective treatment for demodex blepharitis?

Tea tree oil: A simple, inexpensive remedy is tea tree oil. After your diagnosis of the condition by your ophthalmologist (other things may look the same), then clean and dry your lids twice per day and apply a thin layer of tea tree oil to the lash margins of the closed eyelids. This will get rid of this pest in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis i recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scrubs(pretreated towelettes) and warm compresses. If the blepharitis is severe then i will prescribe an antibiotic/steroid combination drop or ointment and occasionally an oral antibiotic like periostat (doxycycline). The key treatment is the lid hygiene. ...Read more

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Treatment for blepharitis without any med? Can blepharitis heal, if yaa how long? How to avoid blepharitis? Can I use lenses while have blepharitis?

Bleph: Try cleaning your eyelashes with warm water and a q tip twice a day for 3 weeks. Blepharitis can come and go, with periodic flare-ups. If your eye becomes more red or more irritated, call your local eye doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

Lid hygiene: Blepharitis can involve the front of the lids (base of the eyelashes) or the back portion of the lids (where oil glands are located). It can definitely exacerbate dry eyes. Without an exam, it is difficult to recommend treatment. However, you might try warm compresses 5 - 10 minutes followed by a "lid scrub" with a commercially available pad such as occusoft. Systane ultra or refresh optive tears. ...Read more

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What at home treatment can I do for blepharitis of my eyes. Cant go to dr for another week.

Involves eyelid edge: Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water and place it over the closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo. Clean one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleaning, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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Ointment/antibiotic gel brand(used at night) for blepharitis(pls safety brand) ? Treatment/medicine for daytime? Tell hw to use the med properly ?

Question not clear.: If you are asking for a blepharitis treatment, the effective ones are by prescription, so you will need to see your doctor. (any treatment involving your eyes should be supervised by a doctor anyway.) as for "treatment/medicine for daytime", what are you treating? If you mean the same blepharitis, the same answer applies. ...Read more

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What is a really effective treatment for chronic blepharitis that are causing mild eye irritation due to the white debris that cause dry eyes?

Hot compresses &: Baby shampoo. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. By softening the meibomian secretions, tear stability also improves. Some pts tend to get more. ...Read more

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Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more