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arnica montana for bruising

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
30 years experience General Surgery
Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not if u are preg.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Homeopathic Arnica: When carefully and appropriately prescribed by well-trained classical homeopaths, homeopathic remedies such as arnica montana are safe in pregnancy. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
With right use, yes: Homeopathic arnica helps especially in trauma & pain with bruising -- like contusions, sprains, and even surgical trauma. Research with face lift pat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Check webmd: for more information on arnica Montana, you may take it for several months, but is it the right thing for you? all herbal medicines / supplements have ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Arnica Montana is a useful anti-inflammatory herb when used as a cream, but it is toxic when taken internally. Arnica is also sold as little white Ho ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
How late?: I'm not sure how old the bruises are? Depending on this, arnica gel may help some. It's also helpful for swelling and soreness. It's very important ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Safe,MinmalSideEff: The active ingredients of arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, such as helenalin and 11,13- dihydrohel-enaline and chamissonolid. Also pinoresinol, epi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
30 years experience Pediatrics
Arnica: Use anything in moderation with children but arnica gel for children is safe.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arnica: Arnica won't heal a fracture or a bruise. It can help keep inflammation down, which will lessen pain. It is derived from the Mountain Daisy.

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