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Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc. Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes. Does it affect our health?
What part of a plant, other than the flower, commonly contains bioactive/medically useful chemicals? Researching invasive honeysuckle @ my university.
Can I use homemade natural moisturisers consisting of only oils and aloe vera, daytime, replacing it with creams with chemicals available in market?
Sure you can: But they will be less effective. They will not be safer or cheaper. ...Read more
Well...: All oils are different so they are different! ...Read more
Does zeolite bind only toxins and metals or also medicines like antidepressants and herbal supplements?
Probably not but...: There has not been much research on zeolite but it has a negative charge that attracts positive ions like lead & mercury atoms. I doubt it binds to medicines and herbs. However, to be safe, i always advise people take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach & wait at least 15 minutes before taking anything else & also at bedtime on an empty stomach separate from other supplements/meds. ...Read more
Caveat emptor: I just presented a case of a guy whose 'traditional practitioner' killed him with arsenic-laced medicines. Get involved with these people at your own risk. Some are ethical. Others are appallingly naive about the dangers they present to the people they are treating. Try to find someone who's regulated by an organization that you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extraction process: The extraction process depends on the desired product as well as the chemical state (aqueous, oil). Some processes are as simple as crush and filtering whereas others may involve complex distillation steps. ...Read more
20/21 weeks pregnant Can I use a lush bath bomb with these essential oils as ingredients:
Grapefruit oil, cedar wood oil, and peppermint oil. No concentrations are given. They are not the first ingredients listed.
Yes: Based on the information provided, fetal harm is unlikely, as long as the temperature is not too hot. There is a small risk of fainting from the vasodilatory effect of a hot bath which could cause drowning. Also, some people could be allergic to some of the ingredients themselves. Dipping your toes in the bath for a few minutes to ensure no allergic reaction may help eliminate this concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??
Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: NSAIDS assist in anticoagulation by decreasing platelet function. They are not known to be anticoagulants. I have not seen any literature comparing the NSAIDS, first generation like motrin, aleve (naproxen) naprosyn etc. If you need to be on anticoagulants, you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Can topical ointments that have ingredients like green tea, caffine, ginseng and we apply them onto our skin can these ingredients get into bloodstrea?
A certain percentage: A certain percentage of topical ointments will enter the body. The % depends on the ointment and the person and the location on the person. ...Read more
Is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database accurate in their ratings of how hazardous different cosmetics, shampoos, etc are?
As far as i know: They have a good reputation and lots of people depend on their information. You do ask a good question...you could call them and get more information on how they do their research...and yo may find that helps you more. ...Read more
Herbal mole removal: I think that they are a bad idea. Destroying a lesion without being able to examine it pathologically is bad because sometime the most innocuous looking "moles" can be cancer. An amelanotic melanoma will not have any pigment in it and can look like a small reddish bump. It is unlikely that the creams would adequately remove such a lesion.I have seen cancers in "skin tags" and other unexpected spot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All medicines: including those made from plants - have potential side effects. ...Read more
I've used methadon for five years (90mg), and no I have to change to subuxzone, how many mg should I use so its almost the same as the methadon i use?
Speak with your doc: Speak with the doctor who is going to prescribe the medicine. ...Read more
Night urination: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wandering how long small doses of sub use for about five days will stay in system. I stopped last Wednesday morning and haven't done anything since?
Depends...: It depends on the particular chemical......the stay in the system different length of time. ...Read more
If I want kids and I have used birthcontrol for five years is it ok to use birthcontrol for another lets say three ?
Trying to comceive for five months. Is it possible to ovulate early amd have light pink spotting? And use OPK the day after and get a negative?
Not likely: Sometimes opks are difficult to interpret, but usually to catch the lh surge you will see a negative test one day, and a positive test the next. It will remain positive for a few days after ovulation as well. If you're having mid-cycle spotting, and your opk turned negative the day after positive you probably had a false positive. I often have my patients come for day 21 blood draw. ...Read more
I have been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for five years and it just isn't working anymore is there anything i can use over-the-counter that might work?
Nexium (esomeprazole) times 5 years: I would think that it is time to get the underlying cause of this treated. Are you eating foods that do not cause gerd? Are you of an ideal weight or trying to get there? Do you smoke? That is where i would focus. Getting to not needing antacids any longer. ...Read more
I'm forty five and female, haven't had treatment or meds for multiple mental diorders in a year and half, can I use Health tap as proof of treatment?
I dont think so: you probably need a regular office visit ...Read more
Cycle 26 days. Period 4-5 days. First two days use five pads days 3-5 one pad per day (change more for freshness). Day one sometimes change pad overnight use regular maxi pads only. normal..?
40's periods: Your cycle will vary, some months will be worse than what you describe. See your GYN for help if they worsen. ...Read more
Is it possible for my wife to take time to concieve after a five year use of nepro to aviod children and try to conceive?
Yes: She will need to be off meds for some time, and please have her see her gyn immediately prior to trying to concieve. ...Read more
I use this five minute whitening kit in the morning and at night. Is it okay to use crest white strips at night after I use the whitening kit?
Caution: Too much whitening agent ( a kind of bleach) will make your teeth and gums very sensitive and sore. Your teeth will only get so white from this treatment and more won't make 'em any whiter. ...Read more
Cryotherapy: The advantage is that crotherapy is not an invasive procedure. The wart or warts are destroyed by the application of extreme cold on the cells so that water ice crystals form. These ice crystals expand, pushing through the cell walls and eliminating the wart causing a blister. ...Read more
Am five month pregnant and i want to know if I use boby spray and perfume well it affect my baby?
No: No effect!Get a more detailed answer ›
Im five days late and we use protection except a few times but he did not ejaculate inside, could precum have me pregnant?
I had five kids and my vaginal is loose i don't have because of that what can I use over-the-counter to tight it back again?
Loose vagina: There is nothing that I am aware of that will do this for you. ...Read more
I have had the mirena for five years and two months or so. Am I at risk of pregnancy ? Me and my fiance Don't use protection.
Mirena IUD: The manufacturer's "suggested" length of use prior to "recommended replacement" is about five years, but if (apparently) working for pregnancy avoidance, it is probably conservative. There is always a "chance" for pregnancy with any form of contraception, so if leaving the current Mirena in place is your decision, be prepared for a contraception failure. ...Read more
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