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Does taking Grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: Grapefruit seed extract has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there are no studies to indicate whether it works or not.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: No effect.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Questionable: Some people use grapefruit seed extract as an antimicrobial, to kill some bacteria and fungi. The only predictable way to treat an abscessed tooth ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
As much as : Grapefruit seed extract would work as much as a band aid on a leaky water pipe. Infections can spread and cause serious complications. It's not smart ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: Don't waste your time or money. If this worked wouldn't dentists have adopted this approach years ago? Wouldn't one of the otc manufacturers have fo ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Alternative methods: Not something that I would recommend. Good oral hygiene: brushing after meals and snacks, using dental floss properly and the use of a tongue scraper ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. A ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Yes: It can change how the liver metabolizes the Zyprexa
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Forget about it!!!: Why are you taking supplements that have not had any placebo controlled, double blind studies that prove its worth (like most medicines have to do?) a ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Grape or grapefruit?: Grape seed extract may help with chronic venous insufficiency, high cholesterol, reduces swelling caused by injury, helps with eye disease related to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Not covered: on this site.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What for?: What do you expect to get by taking grape fruit seed extract? Other than lightening your wallet, it will not do you any good. Wish you good health! - ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Grapefruit extract: No likely. Risks are that you are spending money for unproven stuff. Spend it more wisely.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Start with saline: Oregano oil and grapefruit seed extract are thought to have antimicrobial effects; however, there is little evidence that using them in a nasal rinse ... Read More

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