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How will my scleroderma be treated?

How will my scleroderma be treated?

Please see below: Scleroderma has no cure. But symptoms and damage can be reduced with treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...Read more


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How is lupus treated in you?

How is lupus treated in you?

Different treatments: Systemic lupus can be a very severe disease, especially in children.Plaquenil alone may be sufficient to help prevent flares of disease once it is in remission, but to put it into remission almost always involves oral ;/or IV steroids.Depending on organs affected (kidney ; brain disease most severe), patients may need methotrexate, Rituximab (biologic), cytoxan, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) Imuran or a combo of these. ...Read more

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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

After seeing the DDS: Your good home care is important in maintaining what the dentist or hygienist does first to disrupt the bacteria below the gumline. You cannot access this on your own. You must be able to be effective in removing the plaque bacteria and be diligent in keeping your prescribed hygiene visits (3-4 months usually) to prevent further destruction and decline. ...Read more

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How will the disease takayasu arteritis be treated and prevented?

How will the disease takayasu arteritis be treated and prevented?

Steroids, surgery: Treatment typically with immune suppressants like steroids . In resistant cases surgical bypass is offered . No known way to prevent it. ...Read more

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How the disease takayasu arteritis will be treated?

How the disease takayasu arteritis will be treated?

Corticosteroids: At present corticosteroids are the mainstay but other medications include cytotoxic drugs and those used for connective tissue diseases. The activity is assessed by lab and imaging. Your physician will assess your activity and help decide your best approach. ...Read more

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Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory  drugs?

See details: It depends what you mean by anti-inflammatory meds. True cerebral angiitis needs very aggressive therapy with high dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and possibly rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Can frostbite be cured?

Can frostbite be cured?

Injury to be managed: Frostbite happens when the body part affected gets frozen. Your body has to heal up from the injury. If the frostbite is mild, prognosis is very good. If it is severe, you can sometimes lose the affected body part. Seek medical treatment asap, and educate yourself in frostbite prevention (not enough room here to go into details). ...Read more

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Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more

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How can one cure systemic lupus erythematosus?

How can one cure systemic lupus erythematosus?

No cure but ...: Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled. In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Lupus can be mild. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Lupus can be severe. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Can sle be cured?

No: Sle cannot be cured but it can be very effectively treated. Survival now exceeds 90% over 10 years one has best chances when treated by a lupus expert. ...Read more

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How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

How can sle or lupus can be cured? How can a patient live longer and healthy life?

No cure: There is no cure for sle. The key is to control the underlying inflammation as well as possible. Then the symptoms will also be much less severe and the chances of a longer and healthier life will increase. ...Read more

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How effective will it to be treated with rituximab if i've got thrombocytopenic idiopathic purpura?

How effective will it to be treated with rituximab if i've got thrombocytopenic idiopathic purpura?

Somewhat.: Treatment with Rituximab (rituxan) will place approximately 40% of itp patients into remission with normalization of their platelet counts. ...Read more

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Can sepsis be treated an the patient will recover completely?

Can sepsis be treated an the patient will recover completely?

Yes: Even though sepsis can be very frightening, advances in medicine can definitely allow a patient to be healed from sepsis. ...Read more

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Can lividoid vasculitis get compleatly cure after long treatment ?

Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis. ...Read more

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How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

See below: Any infection should be treated as soon as possible unless there is some extraneous circumstance prohibiting treatment. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's be cured or only treated?

Can hashimoto's be cured or only treated?

Treated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is attacking the thyroid, causing inflammation, and ultimate destruction of thyroid tissue. There is no cure, as we do not treat the autoimmune problem, but rather treat the resulting low thyroid with thyroid hormone. Your immune system is too important in other ways to be affecting it with medications. ...Read more

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Can fibromylgia be treated completely?

Can fibromylgia be treated completely?

Rarely: The symptoms of fm can often be significantly reduced by appropriate medications. It is somewhat rare for these symptoms and signs to totally resolve on these meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more