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Echinacea with goldenseal medication

A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Not recommended.: Don't use it for more than 11 days because at that point it will suppress your immune function. I don't recommend it if your ear hurts and has not bee... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shroyer
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: All herbals have the potential of altering the actions of prescription drugs. Always ask your pharmacist to run a cross check when ingesting anything... Read More
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Echinacea might interact with corticosteroids, antifungals, anesthetics, and some antibiotics. It might increase toxicity to the liver if you're taki... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Can try it: You can try it. It will help treat your symptoms and is non toxic. Let your doctor know you are using it and if you get worse be checked. All the best... Read More
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It Depends.: If you have Chronic Sinusitis then nasal rinse will help you. Steam inhalation and Echinacea may help you too. But you must talk to your ENT speciali... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Bacterial infection: There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection. There is good evidence that they have l... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Herbs for sore throa: As long as there is no allergy to the ingredients, then one dose three times per day is usually safe.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes and no: Echinacea is safe. Overdoses of golden seal can cause bradycaria (abnormally slow heart rate), hypotension (low blood pressure) and death.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes.: However, taking echinacea for an extended period may itself cause some immune dysfunction. So only take it for short periods of time.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Echinacea: Echinacea is the name for a group of flowers in the daisy family. It's sold as an herbal supplement to prevent or cure illness - however, there is no... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Echinacea: Probably, but there is no published reputable dosage published for children that would meet fda standards. The nih published a controlled, double-blin... Read More

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