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Eye dryness: When the tear flow is lowered or the composition of tears is deficient in wetting agents and oils, the eye can get dry and the technical term for that is xerophthalmia. The common symptoms are overflow tears, redness, itching, crusting, light sensitivity and sometimes lowered vision. Check with your ophthalmologist to get into a good therapeutic progression. ...Read more
Eye dryness: This is a condition of dryness of the eyes. It can come about from ordinary lowered tear production, atmospheric dryness, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation sequelae and hyper allergic conditions such as Steven Johnson syndrome. It needs significant amounts of treatment to prevent loss of vision. ...Read more
Dry eye: Xerophthalmia is a general term for dry eye syndrome. Keratomalacia is a specific form of dry eye syndrome caused by vitamin A deficiency. ...Read more
Some dry eyes are the result of major diseases that happen to affect tear production, but one major cause is too little vitamin A in the diet.
Taking a vitamin A supplement (WHO has reccomentations) can prevent this kind.
Otherwise, the treatment is basically artificial tears, and treatment of the underlying disease (usually something like rheumatoid arthritis). Hope this helps. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my self suffering from eye problem called nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, looking for urgent solution.?
Unrelated conditions: Nyctalpia is difficulty with night vision. Rarely due to nutritional deficiency but many other causes, some serious. Xerophthalmia is more extreme dryness and is also very uncommon. Have these conditions been diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. Or is this self diagnosis. A visit to your local ophthalmologist is in order if these seem of concern. ...Read more
Need clear diagnosis: These are not precise diagnoses and one cannot treat them without better details. Nyctalopia or night blindness is often caused by retinitis pigmentosa a hereditary condition, but may be caused by a variety of other conditions. Xerophthalmia is dry eye and may be caused by a large number of conditions. Specific treatment depends upon the specific cause. Artificial tears may help but do not cure ...Read more
How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?
Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more
Not sure what is: ..Your question. Prevention is extremely important when dealing with cancer. Primary prevention involves not getting cancer (not smoking, healthy lifestyle, safe sex). Secondary prevention involves not dying of cancer (age and risk specific screening). Can't prevent all cancers but you should make your best effort. ...Read more
Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more
Depends: For postemenopausal women, screening recommended by age 65, for men 70. For those with risk factors like use of steroids, rheumatoid arthritis, or family history of hip fracture etc, screening is done sooner and if bones are a little thin (osteopenia) treatment for prevention is started if risk for hip fracture >3% or all fracture >20% based on calculations. ...Read more
Stroke prevention: Strokes are caused by multiple factors, high blood pressure, elevated lipids, family history and even some heart problems. Risks such as blood pressure and elevated lipids can be modified or treated with diet or meds. Other risks such as family history really can't be changed. Also taking one Aspirin daily has been shown to lower an individuals risk of stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few: The medications used to prevent malaria are generally well tolerated. Long term side effects vary by medication, you will need to discuss them in detail with your doctor. Some experts recommend monitoring liver and retina (eye) function. More importantly, your doctor needs to help you examine exactly when and how long to remain on the medications; in most places it varies by location and season. ...Read more
By definition, a disease prevention specialist
performs professional public health education, prevention, assessment, counseling, intervention and referral services establishing self as a regional contact person for the department of health, usually of the state, but also can be part of the cdc--the center for disease control and prevention. ...Read more