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Alternative Treatments For Mucus Plug
Do it or wait it out: When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space. Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?
Hydrate !!: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. Hydrate well. ...Read more
Acupuncture: can be used for that purpose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more
Yes. Nothing.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection and is thereby self-limited, so technically you can try to treat it with just the passage of time - can't get more natural than that. Sometimes, however, the inflammation persists after the virus leaves you and would then need treatment with steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes not: Punctal plugs have a long and relatively safe track record. But they are not for every one. Frequently they are not used appropriately. While supposed to be inert. People can have allergic reactions to them and they can get infected. They are part of a complex set of treatments that should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
Is the gold nano particles (chemo alternative) for lymphomas available for treatment, read article sometime back for this chemo alternative.
Clinical trials: Nanoparticles are not available for standard treatment, however they are currently being evaluated in human clinical trials. Each clinical trial has its own inclusion and exclusion rules. It may be possible to get enrolled on such a study at the current time. To emphasize, we do not know at the current time if these will work worse, the same, or better than conventional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What meds can be used long-term to help with thick mucus back of nose (and sticky PND)? Xrays, steroids, antihistamines, allergy tests, PPIs all tried
Saline irrigation: Try saline irrigation to see if this helps. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may also be tried. Be sure however that you don't have a condition known as bile reflux (for which PPI would not work) or dry mouth (not enough salivary secretion from an autoimmune disorder or mouth-breathing). ...Read more
Sinus surgery an option for swollen sinus lining/mucus membrane, but clear sinuses? Have sticky mucus and PND. No luck with allergy meds or steroids!
More detailed: It is said that the thickness of the sinus lining >6 mm suggests infection. With the limited info , I would get a second opinion o this issue ...Read more
Doctors are looking to integrate more natural remedies into their treatment regimens. So is alternative medicine the cure?
Discuss with your MD: Western medicine offers many wonderful treatments, many that are derived from extensive research of the active component of a 'natural' cure e.g. Aspirin from a compound in the bark of the willow tree. Therefore, it is very important to discuss use of alternative medicines & any supplements with your md because there are many potential interactions as well as side effects. ...Read more
Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more
Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more
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