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Are there any alternative treatments to use in place of Theophylline

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Dr. Pejman Katiraei
17 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: This depends on what the Prednisone is for. In certain inflammatory cases Prednisone is necessary - but hopefully temporarily. Although ribes nigrum ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Adenotonsillectomy: First of all, make sure that the sleep apnea is confirmed with a sleep study. If your child does have sleep apnea, adenotonsillectomy (removal of the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Soap and water: Many times washing and drying your feet well and daily can clear up a mild case of athlete's foot. Over the counter topical antifungals are usually qu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
37 years experience Dentistry
Root planning.: The most common cause of halitosis (bad breath) is inadequate home care and hygiene practices and not having a professional cleaning on a regular basi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There is nothing that can be said to represent a cure but there are certainly things that may help you as a result of strengthening your immune system ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
I wouldn't try it: If you or someone you know is taking heparin, they require very accurate management of their coagulability (ability to make clots). It really requires ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For what: purpose?
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Therapy/rehab: The problem with COPD and recurrent lung infections is that the lungs are damaged and abnormal. The best thing to do naturally is to exercise them an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, there are: One that comes to mind is huperzine, and we are starting to see newer medical foods to be used for memory loss, such as the recent addition of vayaco ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: There are no alternative medical therapies that have an established role in the primary treatment of leukemia.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: I am not aware of any such evidence.
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Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
Try Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine hcl is vitamin b6. It's available over the counter. Some get relief using it just the week before menses; others use it every day. Experime ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Re
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Good health: Anything that increases your overall health, like diet, exercise, sleep, can influence libido. Removing things that negatively impact your health lik ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: If the "natural"remedies worked there'd be no acne. In fact, the acne soap that you buy doesn't work well. I hope that what somebody's told you about ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hep ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ganoderma: There are many but my favorite is ganoderma (reishi). Over 600 studies at national library of medicine and many show that cancer patients taking this ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Gonorrhea: Apart from appropriate antibiotics, there are no other approved treatment or creams for gonorrhea in the USA. Your best alternative is to prevent your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Tulpan
26 years experience Endocrinology
There are, not OTC: These medications are available by prescription and are called aromatase inhibitors. They are not FDA approved so their use is off label.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants: Some recent ones are selling, viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) oleptra and doxepin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoiding the trigger: If your asthma is allergic in nature, avoiding the offending allergens would be prudent. For those with persistent asthma and inhaled cortisone and/or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Mood stabilizers?: As always it is best to discuss medication options with your prescribing physician. Lithium has other uses but as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorde ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many, however...: Many with fibromyalgia have hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, chronic infections like Lyme disease or candidiasis as underlying causes, so it's cr ... Read More

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