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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shingles?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shingles?

There is no best: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mumps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mumps?

Prevention: Mumps virus is reasonably preventable by receiving the proper doses of vaccine. This vaccine has decades of proven safety and efficacy.Keep in mind, it may be neccessary to boost your immune response with a booster dose in teens or adulthood. No good drugs exist to treat mumps virus. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics will clear folliculitis but it easily recurs. An antibacterial soap will decrease recurrences as well as absorbent powder during exercise to absorb sweat. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis is often untreated life threatening. Immediate intravenous antibiotic treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis is on the other hand usually less dangerous. One has to call 911 and get to the er asap if meningitis is suspected. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vitiligo?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vitiligo?

Complicated: Treatment can be as simple as using sun screen. More complicated treatments include phototherapy, immunomodulation, cytomanipulation, skin grafting, topical depigmentation plus ruby laser, and topical fluorouracil. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for fibromyalgia?

Comprehensive: There is no quick fix. The best treatment programs are comprehensive. Diet modification, appropriate medications and or supplements, regular exercise, stress relaxation techniques, counseling and cbt. Have all been found to help. Additional treatments options which can also be helpful include acupuncture, meditation, yoga, massage, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and water therapy. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vasculitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vasculitis?

Depends: Vasculitis is a generic term for vascular wall inflammation. The causes of it are multiple and each cause has its own best/fastest treatment. If you know the cause, let us know it too. That way we can suggest what's best in that case. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for scleroderma?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for scleroderma?

Scleroderma: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease (ctd). The best treatment is based on treating the affected system or organ cause. For instance: ctd may be manifested as pulmonary hypertesnion, lupus, esophageal narrowing, kidney disease. Is so hard to explain on the internet, but better to understand and explain if i;m able to examine you and do the proper work up and referrals. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for lymphoma?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for lymphoma?

Different kinds: We have now identified many different types of lymphoma that respond differently to chemotherapy - and indeed, we often tailor the chemotherapy to the lymphoma type. So, not all chemotherapy works the same with lymphoma. Your oncologist will work with you to explain the various options. This is also why second opinions are sometimes a good option. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for thrombocytopenia?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for thrombocytopenia?

Transfusion: As is the answer of most questions in medicine, you must fix the underlying disorder, whatever that might be. Having said that, if a quick fix is required, ususally a transfusion of platelets is needed. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period of time. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for emphysema?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for emphysema?

Many...: There are many treatments for emphysema, a form of copd. Bronchodilator inhalers can work quickly to relieve bronchospasm. Oxygen therapy is used if your oxygen level in your blood is low. Treatments are quite individualized so proper treatment requires a doctor's evaluation. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tenosynovitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for tenosynovitis?

Ice, rest, nsaids: Try to limit use of the hand as much as possible especially with computer work. Try ice and nsaids to decrease the swelling and tenderness. If the finger is actually locking, it may be necessary to get a local cortisone injection or even a surgical release. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anxiety?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for anxiety?

Anxiety: Combination of medications and therapy works the best. Medication, including antidepressants and benzodiazepines, may offer a faster relief from symptoms, but you will need therapy to achieve longer term sustainable results. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pterygium?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pterygium?

Surgery: The only treatment that works for pterygium is surgical removal. Eye drops do not help, nor does wearing sunglasses. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Close the mouth: Drool falling out of the mouth can occur by accident. It also can be due to muscular dysfunction of the facial nerve leaving the outside of the mouth drooped and causing uncontrollable drool. This can be fixed by a surgical support procedure. Your plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for thyroiditis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for thyroiditis?

Treat only if: In general, thyroiditis only requires treatment when the thryoid gland is either overactive or underactive. The treatments for the two are completely different, so it would depend on what you have. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for amenorrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for amenorrhea?

Depends: Amenorrhea, has a wide range of causes. They range from hormonal to being centered in the linning of your uterus. The best treatment would vary with the ultimate cause. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more