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What Treatments Are There For Asthma
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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