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Treatment for numbness over the left side of the body post brain tumor operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my father was operated stating he has brain tumor and later his left eye sight left hands and left leg is of ne use. doctor has suggested to inject botox and he informed that his hands and legs will be as normal as before is this true
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   my father was operated stating he has brain tumor and later his left eye sight left hands and left leg is of ne use. doctor has suggested to inject botox and he informed that his hands and legs will be as normal as before is this true
User :   pls
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let be breif you
Doctor :   Can you explain the procedure
Doctor :   Was a part of the brain removed with the tumour
Doctor :   If so was ti the right side
User :   no brain was not only tumor
User :   ya it was on the right side
Doctor :   Are you sure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Its how many days follwing rod\cedure now
Doctor :   *procedure
User :   he was operated in 2003
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since then he was like this
Doctor :   Then there should also be a n affected art of brain tissue removed
Doctor :   Which usually rode\uces these symtoms
Doctor :   Or any damage occurred during the procedure will also roduce such results
User :   now we checked with a different neuro dr said that botox will bring his legs and hands back to normal
Doctor :   Was a Repeat CT scan taken
Doctor :   I accet Botox will result good
Doctor :   But it takes time
Doctor :   Some times will have very late results too
User :   initally he was suspected with brain tumor and was operated lated next day they said there is blood clot so he was oertated again from then he parts was damaged
User :   yes every year mri is taken
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then the damge due to clot has comressed some art of brain
User :   ok
User :   is there any remedy
Doctor :   Which would have sufferd improer blood suply resulting in death of the particular tissue
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   All required is atience
Doctor :   *atience
Doctor :   *patience
User :   its been since 2003
Doctor :   And physiotherapy will sure help
User :   every day we are doing physiotherapy
Doctor :   Some neurological defecits are corrected in long course of time
Doctor :   Ok that will sure yeild good results
Doctor :   But slower
User :   will the botox injection serve the purpsoe or will that has negative effects
Doctor :   It will but slower releif
Doctor :   No negative effects comared to benefits
User :   so the patient will be normal as before
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   There will be some imrovement
Doctor :   Full impairment cant be releived
User :   in the sense
Doctor :   *improvement
Doctor :   There will movements not to full extent
User :   like wht now my father requires assistance for every thing just wanted to know if after the injection will he able to do his activities at least
Doctor :   No will require help but minimal
User :   ook
User :   so it there a way to bring back vision
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   After therapy there are better chances for vision
User :   oook so it there any side effects
Doctor :   No not much
Doctor :   Will have weight gain
Doctor :   And mild tremors rarely
User :   wht is mild tremors
Doctor :   Shivering movements
User :   oook
User :   will it be fits kind
Doctor :   No not so much mild tremors
User :   ok so u suggest botox is good na
Doctor :   Yes
User :   great thanks a lot
User :   one more question
Doctor :   Yes roceed
Doctor :   proceed
User :   my daughter was reported having rate fever
Doctor :   Rat fever
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and dr gave her one white antibiotic stating after 5 days it will be no where
User :   is iut so
Doctor :   Is she facing trouble now
User :   vomiting and fever
Doctor :   Yes it is easily cured
Doctor :   Just required is roer medications
User :   ook
Doctor :   *required
User :   is there any precatious that we need to take to avoid this situation
Doctor :   She is given any anti emiteics
Doctor :   To avoid fever
User :   yes mcg- is the white powerder antibiotic
Doctor :   Can you name the drug
Doctor :   Colour not sufficient
User :   ook mcg-w
Doctor :   mcg-w ?
User :   antibiotic
Doctor :   I guess that is Methylcobalamin Vitamin B12
Doctor :   Not antibiotic
User :   amoxicilin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thats an right one and sufficient too
User :   and potassium cau
Doctor :   Three times a day for five days
User :   cavulanate
User :   mega-cv is the medicine name
Doctor :   Ok that is a combination for better efficacy
User :   2 times morning and after noon
User :   night
Doctor :   Its three times a day
Doctor :   Every 6 th hrly
User :   ascoril +p125+ mega-cv+neez
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ascoril for cough
User :   so dr said to give th antibiotic for two times
Doctor :   125 for fever
User :   she is having cough an fever also
Doctor :   Ok then the dose should be 625
Doctor :   If its 500 then we advise three times
User :   oook
User :   so when the fever will subdiuse
Doctor :   Minimum three days
User :   is the medicine correct
Doctor :   Yes
User :   its been 4 days since we started it
User :   she is just 2 years old
Doctor :   It do takes time in some
Doctor :   Dont worry she will alright
User :   so are we to continue the medicine for how many days then
Doctor :   Fever symptoms will regress soon but after effects of weakness will ramain for long
User :   ook is there any precautionary measure
Doctor :   No just follw the medicines
Doctor :   and have an second check u after tthe course
User :   once more is it mandatory to take the blood test after the fever is stopped?
Doctor :   yes better
User :   ok thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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