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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

What are herbal treatments for fighting depression?

Herbal tea may relax: You or make you feel good for a short trimester, but it is not a viable treatment for depression. Reach out to a psychologist and/or a psychiatrist and develop a treatment plan. Usually, I would start with psychotherapy and add medication if the depression does not lift after a 10 - 12 sessions. If someone is severely depressed or suicidal, start with medication right away. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

NO, NO, HECK NO!: Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is an aggressive malignancy that needs prompt attention. It is treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation plus or minus endocrine therapy and herceptin (trastuzumab). There is no herbal substitute. Whoever tells you that is ignorant, criminal, or both. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for insonmia?

Are there any herbal treatments for insonmia?

Oh my, yes: But first it's important to look at why you're having insomnia. Some types really do need conventional treatments -- so a diagnostic evaluation with your doctor is wise. Sleep studies may be indicated too. Additionally, some sleep problems can come from anxiety & can benefit from psychotherapy. This said, herbs such as lemon balm, california poppy, hops, kava, and valerian can all help w/sleep. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbal treatments for gout?

Are there any natural herbal treatments for gout?

Cherry, h2o, vit c: Cherry juice helps the flares. Vitamin c and good old water (staying hydrated) help prevent flares. Ask your doctor about other treatment. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatments what help with migraines?

Are there herbal treatments what help with migraines?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for cancer that would help?

Are there any herbal treatments for cancer that would help?

No: Although there have been multiple attempts to use herbal tgreatment to successfully treat cancer, from apricot pits(laeatril) to vitamin c to japanese mushrooms, none have been successful. ...Read more

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Is there a way to regrow my gum line using herbal treatments?

Is there a way to regrow my gum line using herbal treatments?

Not to my knowledge: There is no way to regrow gingival tissue with home remedies or herbal or medicinal therapies. The only way we know how is with surgery assuming that some criteria are met. ...Read more

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What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

What alternative/herbal treatments are recommended for sebaceous cysts?

Surgical problem: This is really a surgical problem and does not usually respond to an herbaltreatment. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatments that thin the blood the way aspirin does?

Are there herbal treatments that thin the blood the way aspirin does?

Yes: Sludgy blood - find out why it is that way? It usually is a diet in excess of fat, cholesterol, refined sugar so if you figure out the problem you can prevent this. My favorite is deltanol - delta tocopherol. ...Read more

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Can herbal treatments of HIV actually work?

Can herbal treatments of HIV actually work?

In short, no.: There is currently no cure for hiv. Herbal treatments have been evaluated but none have been shown to be effective. Only anti-hiv medications in combination of at least 3 meds (known as highly active antiretroviral therapy or haart) have been shown to have effectiveness in keeping HIV at bay, although haart is also not a cure, but have made HIV a more manageable chronic illness. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal treatments for cancer that actually work?

Derivatives, yes: Some medications commonly used in modern cancer treatment are derived from plants. Paclitaxol comes from pacific yew tree bark; vincristine is an alkaloid coming from the madagascar periwinkle. This isn't the same as taking the plants for treatment by themselves though. These medicines have been taken through extensive studies, & shown to be effective in cancer. Not so with the herbs alone. ...Read more

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What are some herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for lymphedema in one or both feet/ankles?

Are there any herbal treatments for lymphedema in one or both feet/ankles?

No: Compression and lymphatic massage are the mainstays of therapy for lymphedema. As lymphedema is a diagnosis of exclusion, make sure you have seen a specialist and that other causes of swelling have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Can you please tell me the herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Try xylitol solution: I don't know of any herbal remedies, but if the child can inhale a solution of xylitol and warm water (1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of warm water) into his nose _ not into lungs, that should help by making to bacteria slippery and easier to get oit of the body. Gargling may help too. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Are there any herbal treatments for toxic thyroid adenoma?

Need medicine: No herbal treatments will help. Methimazole is the drug that will lower thyroid hormone production. You should consider more permanent treatment, such as radioactive iodine or surgery, depending on your situation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Are there any herbal treatments against male pattern baldness?

Saw palmetto: The best herbal treatments for male pattern baldness are saw palmetto and swertia japonica. In male pattern baldness, DHT attacks and kills susceptible follicles. Both saw palmetto and swertia japonica have anti-DHT properties. Some other herbs reportedly have anti-hair loss effects are rosemary officianalis, raspberry ketones, and urtica. Biotin is an important adjunct to any hair loss treatment ...Read more

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What herbal treatments are good for hip and knee joint pain?

What herbal treatments are good for  hip and knee joint pain?

Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more