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Abreva Doesn T Work
Yeast infections: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more
Preparation h works but makes me itch. Tucks (witch hazel) ointment doesn't make me itch but it doesn't work. What should I do?
Cell membrane: Most of the topical antifungals work by inhibiting the synthesis of a chemical called ergosterol that fungi need for their cell membranes. I now that vinegar and baking soda also break up the cell walls of fungi and inhibit growth it takes a while to completely eradicate them so that is why it is recommended to use topicals for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
See below:: It was shown to shorten the healing by 17.5 hours on average (95% confidence interval: 2 to 22 hours) in a placebo-controlled trial.Three other trials showed negative results, but these were not published. Studies showed that the average healing time of a recurrent oral-facial herpes simplex episode-treated patients was approximately one day shorter than placebo. ...Read more
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
Acupuncture Efficacy: Acupuncture is a method that stimulates nerves and muscle tissue to release stress and relieve pain. If the pain is due to structural damage, such as fractures, dislocation, or malformation, acupuncture may, at its best, provide temporary relief. Also, as not all chefs cook the same, not all acupuncture treatment provide the same efficacy, so if it didn't work, it doesn't mean it doesn't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does mirtazapine put one to sleep better than trazodone? Trazodone doesn't work for me anymore. Do they work similarly?
Medication effects: I understand your need for good sleep. Trazodone and Mirtazapine are not sleep medications. They are used to treat Depression. Stresses of relationships, separation, loneliness, work and past unresolved feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment and guilt can cause difficulty to sleep and result in poor sleep. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Intensive Therapy, discuss Medications effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nobody knows: This is d-mannose, which binds to the hairs on bacteria that are meant to bind them to the bladder wall. Cranberry juice, a similar inhibitor, is scientifically established in prevention / treatment of bladder infections. There is some preliminary suggestive evidence that d-mannose can do the same -- we await some controlled studies. ...Read more