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i would like to know about herbal medication for gingivities.?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Home care: This issue is usually resolved via mechanical cleansing via brushing and flossing rather than medication.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
So would I: There is NO scientific proof that pills, potions, ointments, emoluents, poltices, rubs, or snake oil are effective at treating gingivitis. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and can usually be eliminated with scrupulous oral hygiene. See our Dentist or Hygienist for instructions, and don't waste your time or money on specious pie-in-the-sky products.

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What type of toothbrush should I use to minimize gum disease?

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Yes: Use brush heads that are labelled soft. Water pick type of oral hygiene instruments are gum friendly also.
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Agree with the above as well as flossing and water picks.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

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EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok.
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Are there herbal treatments what help with migraines?

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Yes: Some supplements that help prevent migraines: coenzyme q, riboflavin, butterbur. There's been conflicting information about feverfew & magnesium. Chinese medicine/acupuncture may help. Try it for at least 2-3 months before you give up. Remember to eat right, get moving 30-60 minutes every day, and sleep well.
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Does everyone with halitosis have gum disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not everyone: Gum disease is not the only cause of halitosis (bad breath). Fishy foods, onions, garlic, scallions, fermented foods, coffee, etc..., can cause halitosis. Fatty foods may worsen stomach reflux, and send odors up to the mouth. Sinusitis infections can cause odors due to the mucus/phlegm in the nose & throat. Excess fiber or other "undigestibles" can lead to gas and odors coming out the other end.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What natural remedies are useful in treating boils?

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Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Don't squeeze: A boil is a well contained infection involving the skin. White blood cells accumulate under the skin (pus) and cause swelling and pain. The pressure within this confined space builds and this pressure will need to be released. A hot compress is a natural remedy that can hasten the boil to naturally release ("coming to a head"). Squeezing is a natural remedy but don't do it!

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