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What treatments are there for allergies?

What treatments are there for allergies?

Various: There are various approaches to dealing with allergies. First of all avoidance of the allergen is ideal but that is not always possible or practical. Medication can help control symptoms and includes antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots are recommended for more persistent symptoms and help people develop a tolerance to airborne allergens and stinging insect venom. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What are the treatments for asthma?

What are the treatments for asthma?

See below: There are many variations which depend on the severity of the asthmatic. If you think you have asthma, see your doctor for evaluation and preparation of a specific treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for vitiligo?

What treatments are there for vitiligo?

Many, few work well: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder that is considered an autoimmune (auto allergic) condition. Treatments for vitiligo have not progressed much for this reason. These treatments include phototherapy in one form or another, corticosteroids usually in topical form and various other topicals eg dovonex, (calcipotriene) Protopic and many more with less proven efficacy. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for shingles?

What treatments are there for shingles?

Prevention: Once you have shingles, there are no effective treatments. Pain specialist may assist in controlling pain and preventing long term pain. People over 60 should get shingles vaccine. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for hiv/aids?

What treatments are there for hiv/aids?

Complicated: See the information on the following website: uncohttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299076 ...Read more

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What treatments are there for blepharitis?

What treatments are there for blepharitis?

Lid hygiene: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, often caused by overgrowth of normal skin bacteria that clogs the openings of the oil glands, as well as other factors. The end result is red, sometimes irritated eyelids and dry eyes. Treatment is aimed at decreasing the inflammation and bacteria with topical antibiotics and steroids, and increasing oil flow via hot compresses and other methods. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for smallpox?

What treatments are there for smallpox?

Smallpox Treatment: A Smallpox patient should be isolated in a negative-pressure room until all scabs have fallen off. Provide intravenous or oral hydration wi electrolyte/ fluid monitoring. The person should be vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure. Wound care is important. Use ventilatory support if required. Although there is no specific medication for Smallpox, cidofovir (antiviral) may be helpful. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for obesity?

What treatments are there for obesity?

Treatments: Treatment for Obesity http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p361.html Surgery for obesity http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p31.html Nutritional program for obesity http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu Hope that helps ...Read more

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Are there alternative/natural treatments for bronchitis?

Are there alternative/natural  treatments for bronchitis?

Yes. Nothing.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection and is thereby self-limited, so technically you can try to treat it with just the passage of time - can't get more natural than that. Sometimes, however, the inflammation persists after the virus leaves you and would then need treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

Many options: Early stage glottic larynx cancers can be cut out with an endoscopic procedure that doesn't involve removing the entire voicebox or curative radiation therapy can be used. More advanced stages may need radical surgery and/or chemo/rt. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for cancer?

What treatments are there for cancer?

Surgery: For all early malignancies, treatment of choice is surgical removal with adequate margins. Chance of cure is high. This is seen following introduction of the Pap smear to detect early cervix cancer. As tumors get larger, neoadjuvant chemo and or RT are used to shrink tumor for resection. When RT and chemo are the only treatments there are no cures just interval of prolongation in survival. ...Read more

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What are some alternative asthma treatments?

What are some alternative asthma treatments?

See below: There are a huge number of off label drugs and other therapies that have been tried for asthma as well a a large number of herbal medicines that have been studied and are presently being looked at. The topic is too large to discuss here. I would suggest seeing you doctor to discuss this in more depth. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for asthma?

What are the treatment options for asthma?

Numerous options: Over the last 25 years of my practice, I have witnessed a sea change in treatment options for asthma. I no longer have had to rely on daily systemic steroids. New generations of inhaled steroids, bronchial tube dilators, non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications, and anti-allergic antibody injections. Many other exciting prospects are in the pipeline! ...Read more

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What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

Magnesium: You can try magnesium supplement. Typically up to 600mg twice daily is safe. Increase slowly to bowel tolerance, as has a laxative effect. Asthma is a red flag for food allergy/sensitivity, so get tested, or start with eliminating grains and dairy from diet, as these are the most common culprits. Eggs and soy are also common culprits. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leukemia that are effective?

What are treatments for leukemia that are effective?

Leukemia type: I agree with dr. Ball. There are many types of leukemia. In general terms there are acute/chronic (a/c) leukemias and lymphoid/myeloid (l/m), thus - aml, all, cml, cll. There are other types such as hair cell, etc. AML treatment is often high dose chemo. All treatment is another type of high dose chemo. CML is generally a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (tki) such as gleevec (imatinib). Cll tx - fcr or r-benda. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments there are for tachycardia?

What kind of treatments there are for tachycardia?

Many: The key is to properly diagnose the cause of your tachycardia. Simple testing including ekg, event monitors and basic labs can guide your doctor when searching for the most specific and likely successful treatment/s. As there are several causes of tachycardia. ...Read more

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