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Advanced Allergy Therapeutics Scam
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Lots!: Summaries of most all published articles are available through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed : JACI, JACI in Practice, Annals of Allergy, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Clin and Exp Allergy - not to mention NEJM, JAMA, Pediatrics, etc. Since allergy is really immunology, there is now an explosion of research. It is a very exciting field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Holistic = whole: "holistic therapy" means treating the whole person. It is not the same as substituting herbal or other nutritional supplements for allopathic medicine. The best cancer treatments address the needs of the entire person, and involve collaboration between multiple trained health professionals: medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, nursing staff, psychiatrists/therapists, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have Wastebasket dX of an immune mediated enteropathy. Aza & budesonide. Any potentially useful adjuvants? Nutritional strategies/supplements ?
No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some crossover: Biotech companies mostly concentrate on biological molecules like antibodies as products for disease modification. Pharmaceutical companies mostly concentrate on chemicals that can be made in a laboratory. But pharm companies are constantly on the look for promising biotech companies to work with or buy to increase their product line. ...Read more
Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?
Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider: There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing), cost varries by lab and your insurer (if you have). ...Read more
Buyer be ware.: There are many practitioners out there that are doing things that they call allergy testing that don't have any basis in science or reality. Be sure you see a board certified allergist for evaluation for allergy to be sure you are getting the best possible care! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Definitions: B cell deficiencies are characterized by absent or deficient production of specific antibodies to substances, for example vaccines. For these patients to be protected from infections, a pool of antibodies from healthy donors (ivig) is given. Passive immunotherapy means giving antibodies, the can be ivig or specific antibodies against a microbe, for example anti-tetanus antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry, but no...: The results of a recent large scale study looking at just this question sadly answered no--milk thistle did not live up to its health food store hyped benefits nor justify its high cost. If you have liver damage, see your doctor for appropriate assistance and treatment please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
China, India?: My guess is that china and india do, since their traditional medicines are holistic in nature and still meet the health needs of billions of people. Acceptance of holism in the west is probably highest in germany but it is widespread and growing in america, and uk as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nexavar (sorafenib): Nexavar (sorafenib) is a targeted therapy that can block the ability of tumor to recruit blood vessels and stop the tumor from growing. This can be used in conjunction with locoregional therapy (chemoembolization) in certain situations or on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discovered xlear, which is amazing. Looking for similar success w/ eyedrops to treat sensitive, irritated, red, tired, allergic eyes. Recommendation?
Many options: There are many good eye drops available. It depends which symptoms you aim to treat. Artificial tears (refresh, systane, genteal, optive) help to lubricate and refresh dry, red, irritated eyes. Patanol (olopatadine) or Pataday eye drops can treat red, itchy allergic eyes. Acular or ketorolac eye drops can help treat red, irritated, painful eyes. You should see an eye doctor to decide on the best drop for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?
Can any targeted therapies or other drugs help with metastic colon cancer when Xeloda (capecitabine) n irinotecan has failed ?
Yes: Target agents that have activity either as single agent or as combination for recurrent or refractory metastatic colon cancer as a second line include: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Cetuximab/Panitumumab (if k-ras, n-ras, b-raf are wide type) or Regorafenib (inhibitor of angiogenic receptor) or aflibercept. FOLFOX may be effective too after irinotecan has failed. Clinical trials are aslo available. ...Read more
Definition: Immunotherapy indicates the use of immunological mechanisms for treatment. Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) do not include antitoxins. Antitoxins are antibodies against toxins and are used whaen toxins are suspected, for example posionous snake bites. This treatment can be called immunotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wish I had: More than 400 characters but in my opinion, those new agents that target specific molecular processes in cancer cells that make them behave as cancer cells are the most exciting. They target cancer cells and spare (to a certain degree) normal cells so the side effects are less. They are not perfect and unfortunately they tend to be veeeery expensive, which is a big problem. ...Read more