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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Mo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Why are you using it: How you use it depends on why you are using it- goldenseal can be applied topically, used as a mouthwash or taken internally. It is a powerful natural ... Read More
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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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Could be the 'flu': It's flu season now, and hopefully you've been vaccinated against the flu. The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 mo. get a flu shot. With thes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 38 weeks without a medical indication.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 37 weeks without a medical indication.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
1 month max: If you are not immune suppressed long term treatment is not recommended. 1-2 weeks is sufficient.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Alternative...: From an alternative health care perspective; yes. Ask your physician before you start any new medication; to see if it is right for you. You may nee ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sorry: Can not ethically provide you with information about how to abort a fetus that would likely also bring harm to you.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Antimicrobial herb: Goldenseal is a natural antimicrobial that may kill a wide variety of bacteria, parasites & yeast. It has a long history of folk use & is generally qu ... Read More

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