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Questions tagged [treatment]

Questions pertaining to medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury.

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Is cupping therapy of any use to treat a tendinopathy?

I have read some unsupported claims that cupping therapy helps treat a tendinopathy, e.g. http://www.tridoshawellness.com/quadriceps-tendonitis-treatment-with-cupping (mirror): Quadriceps ...
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How are surgical patients kept still while awake?

Certain surgeries require the patient to be awake and lucid to be performed safely. If the patient has clonus, epileptic seizures, tremors, or any of a number of other symptoms, staying still during ...
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How does cooling physically on the forehead help ease fever?

As I remember, when I caught a fever in my childhood, my dad and mom often put a frozen towel in front of my forehead when I was sleeping, in addition to regular treats like hot water and proper ...
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Can tuberculosis be treated with obesity?

When I was a kid I was told something that keeps bothering me until now, mainly because how weird it seems. Namely, I was told that before antibiotics were discovered, people with tuberculosis were ...
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What are the benefits or drawbacks of my primary care physician having hospital admitting privileges?

In the United States, what are the reasons for and against choosing a primary care physician who has hospital admitting privileges? For example, if my primary care physician does not have hospital ...
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

Many mental disorders major depressive disorder, bipolar and/or schizophrenia borderline require and or recommend the use of medications. Is tourettes considered less severe such that you may go ...
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What are these perfectly circular red shapes on the back of that person?

I am now living in Korea and have seen regularly these circular red shapes on the back of Korean people. Here is a picture. Sorry for the low quality, it is difficult for me to take a picture of ...
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What is the current status of cancer-related research? [closed]

Cancer might be the most studied medical condition of all (I don't know if it's actually true, but it sure sounds like it), as it is such a complex and diverse disease. Scientists all over the world ...
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How promising is the engineered bs-bnAb as an HIV-1 therapeutic intervention?

I founded alot of sites talk about this news a research team from Hong Kong university invents universal antibody drug for hiv-1 and they tested that in mice news source. Basically, they propose an ...
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Why are some viruses harder to make vaccines for?

A number of common viral disease agents have vaccines produced for them: Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Influenza (flu), Varicella (chicken pox), Poliovirus (polio), and many more. But many very serious or ...
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In an emergency, could rhubarb be used to treat heavy metal poisoning?

Rhubarb leaves, and stems in large quantities, are toxic because they contain oxalic acid. Considering dissolution in aqueous solution in the stomach produces oxalate, a very effective heavy metal ...
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How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (in terms of treatment efficiency)?

First, some acronym definitions: RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. MEAT: movement, exercise, analgesia, treatment How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (...
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Anisohypermetropic amblyopia

Are there any treatments for anisohypermetropic amblyopia? For background information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Anisometropic amblyopia is the second most common cause of ...
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Can nasal irrigation help for chronic sinusitis?

CT revealed chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. In addition to regular treatment (septoplasty, etc.), multiple ENT specialists recommend daily nasal irrigation e.g., with Irigasin (NaCl ...
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Restoring vocal chords after tracheostomy?

Is there a way to "fix" destroyed vocal chords a person has after undergoing tracheostomy? Many have tracheostomy and this is an issue for them.
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Is Ayurveda treatment effective for modern diseases?

Ayurveda is an ancient treatment from India which is 3000 years old, based on experience and observation. Is Ayurveda good against modern diseases like tuberculosis, cancer etc?
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Is it indeed forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcohol?

I've listen to a lecture of a Russian doctor who said that "it is forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcholol" ("spirt") as a first treatment, he added that it is possible to disinfect the wound ...
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Root canal therapy for diabetes patient?

If someone has the symptoms of the damaged nerve and should undergo a root canal therapy: Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure?
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Why are healthcare costs so inflated in the USA?

I have seen much more inexpensive non-socialized medicine in places such as Puerto Rico, with equal or greater standards of care and outcomes. I would like to understand why the USA is not like that.
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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How is the workflow of physical examination's documentation in the USA exactly?

e.g. do you use paperforms, EHR masks? Do you type directly into a physician letter? In Germany we use mostly a paper form in the first place and afterwards we document the results into a report. You ...
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How do doctors decide on the duration of an antibiotic regimen?

Many upper respiratory infections, otitis media in children, sinusitis and other infections, are treated with antibiotics (if these are bacterial infections, of course). Doctors usually prescribe a ...
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Check Lithium Related Side Effects Without Blood Test

Situation: A middle aged patient with no health insurance and a well documented history of moderate to severe bipolar disorder visits a low cost clinic. The patient has a just lapsed lithium ...
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Which infectious diseases only require a one-off intervention for treatment, cure or prevention?

I am writing an article about vertical vs. horizontal health programmes. I read that vertical programmes (health care programmes that aim to combat specific diseases) are more suited for diseases that ...
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Is my ENT specialist ripping me off?

I have been to an ENT specialist regarding my tinnitus problem several times, but each time she just insists on doing a hearing test, which appears to be the standard one where you put on headphones ...
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Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients

I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Law and Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients. I am looking for case studies relating to health ...
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Is copay dependent on whether or not you actually see a doctor?

I go to a dermatologist for UVB phototherapy for plaque psoriasis. It's a first-line treatment and is accepted by basically any insurance company. The standard price set by a dermatologist is around $...
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Can an infection with toxoplasma gondii be cured with the current medical state of the art?

According to the CDC, toxoplasma gondii is purported to be present in approximately 22.5% of those in the US above the age of 12, and is present in some populations worldwide at an incidence rate of ...
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inBurn like spot on the thumb [closed]

Just today I found a weird spot on my thumb, which looks like an ordinary burn, but there was no swelling neither do I remember touching anything hot, can't imagine getting a burn and not being aware ...
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Treatment for catarrh?

I've been having catarrh for 3 days now and it's really becoming hard to bare, till today I've not slept for 3 days because it has totally blocked my nostrils. Is there any home remedy for catarrh.
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How to cure a dry eye

My friend's sister has a dry eye, she has tried using eye drop but to no avail, pls what else can she do to cure the dry eye and what caused the dry eye
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Treatment for severe Pain [closed]

I've been having severe internal pain around my eye, why? And how can it be taken care of
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why I am getting negative emotions when others achieve something? [closed]

When I get to know that my friends/or others achieved something (e.g. someone got the first rank in his/her class, my friend bought a better car etc.) my face is getting dark in front of them, I show ...
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Healthy way to become numb [closed]

What can I do to enter a numb state of being so that I don't feel constantly dragged down, fatigue, stress, and all the other downs people experience? For years I've tried exercising, eating healthy, ...
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Is it normal to experience headache while quitting smoking [closed]

I wanted to quit smoking, (this is the third attempt to do that), I am a 11 years heavy smoker. In the first 4 days, i would smoke just 4 cigarettes a day. Then, I decided to cut cold turkey. Now, ...
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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Are there any links to research which would suggest an optimum or maximum number of times for ablation on the same heart? Do chances of stopping AF symptoms change with each surgery?
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What methods does the body have of regulating to UV exposure other than melanin production (tanning)?

Through studying phototherapy as is used to treat psoriasis, in general the doctor supervising treatment will begin at a low enough UV dose to avoid burning, and gradually increase dose treatment to ...
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How much tuna can I eat a week without running into mercury issues?

Tuna salad and raw tuna are two of my favorite foods. Canned tuna is really cheap and I am currently on a tight budget. I want to understand what would be a non threatening way I can spend majority of ...
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no medication treatments for MS

What are the no-medication treatments for Multiple sclerosis (MS) ? Based on many papers, sport and meditation can help to keep the immune system and the body healthier which leads to a higher level ...
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How can I cover up bruises?

I have recently had a few bruises to my leg, one quite bad, I was just wondering is there any way of covering the bruises up? If so, how? What methods could I use?
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Is nervousness a kind of illness? [closed]

Is nervousness a kind of illness? For example, we are nervous when we meet a lot of people or we are afraid to talk or perform in front of a large audience during a meeting. What is the best way to ...
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Dark Circles- around eyes [closed]

Is there any proven method to lighten/get rid of dark circles around my eyes? I spoke to my doctor and he dismissed it by saying that it's probably hereditary. I've seen various creams but I would ...
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Who can release my medical records if I'm temporarily disabled?

Say I have a severe allergic reaction, or cardiac event, or poisoning, or any of a billion other conditions that would require urgent medical care, but might leave me unconscious or otherwise unable ...
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Can i do pranayama when i am suffering from asthma?

I have asthma. I heard that Pranayama is a remedy for asthma. So, what type of precautions would I need to take? And in how many days would you see expect to see the results?
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Tooth decay treatments [closed]

I had issues with acid reflux GERD and that plus grinding my teeth together when sleeping caused a lot of tooth decay. At this stage my teeth are a yellowish color and is very thinner than it is ...
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Permanent lice prevention

My kids have changed school recently and they started bringing head lice home, at first we thought that was one time instance, but there are few families (including parents) that do seem to carry lice ...
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Elbow Ligament/Tendon Injury Diagnosis-Aid?

When a patient comes into the office with what seems like an injury to the ligaments/tendons around the elbow, what are the "exercises" that the physician uses in order to identify or pinpoint the ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people

I need something to calm myself down when interacting with certain people(crushes included here). Sometimes I'm so calm, and I could say whatever I want, but most of the time, there's a wave of ...
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Hair graying due to water change

Recently I moved from India to Riyadh, because the change in water my hair started becoming gray. Is there any remedy for graying hair due to water change?. P.S: my age is 26 and am sure that this ...
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Uremic encephalopathy, diabetes, and halucinations

I'm in highschool, interested in patient diagnosis and treatment and that's why I'm asking this question. I've recently heard about a patient with end-stage uremic encephalopathy and diabets. He has ...