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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For White Tongue

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What alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

What  alternative treatments exist for yellow tongue?

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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Are there really effective, alternative forms of treatment for cancer?

Adjuncts only: "Complementary and alternative" remedies offered to desperate cancer patients range from cynical, vicious scams (these people talk about conspiracies to suppress cures) to very helpful measures that help promote comfort, dignity, good nutrition, physical fitness, and possibly have minor effects on the tumors. Find an ethical guide -- big medical centers often have a resident holist. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more

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Any effective treatment for dark circle?

Any effective treatment for dark circle?

Dark circles - eyes: Dark circles under the eyes can be a result of allergies and the resulting congestion in the sinuses that cause a back up of blood in the venous system in the face. Try some allergy medicines and decongestants to see if that helps you. Sleeping on a slight incline may help with "drainage" of the area too- one case where gravity is actually good! ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

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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Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Are there alternative treatments to lichen planus in my mouth?

Maybe: Most people with oral lichen planus don't need yo do anything because there are usually no symptoms. There is no cure and if it is severe enough for you to have symptoms then you will need either topical or systemic steroids depending on the severity. I am unaware of any alternative treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

What are some treatments for hairy tongue?

Tongue scraper: It may require nothing more than using a tongue scraper daily. If you smoke, stop! not only may smoking contribute to a hairy tongue, but is a known carcinogen that causes cancer. More information at: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots?and alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

What are differential diagnoses for lichen sclerosis without white spots?and alternative treatment methods for lichen sclerosis? Allergic to Dermovate

Diagnosis: Lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis. Differential diagnoses are the possible diagnoses for a set of symptoms. To give you a differential diagnosis we would need to know your symptoms. The definitive diagnosis of lichen sclerosis is made by biopsy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

What are some alternative treatments for melanoma?

Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more

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What are good dandruff treatments for forehead/bald patches?

What are good dandruff treatments for forehead/bald patches?

OTC Antidandruff : Use any over the counter anti dandruff shampoo as a face wash. It doesn't care where you use it and works equally well all over. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the gold nano particles (chemo alternative) for lymphomas available for treatment, read article sometime back for this chemo alternative.

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 more

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What are some non prescription treatments for scalp psoriasis?

What are some non prescription treatments for scalp psoriasis?

None are effective: You can try dandruff shampoos but the most effective treatments and shampoos are prescription only. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

See oral surgeon: Many treatments exist, but appropriate treatment is based on what the underlying cause is for your TMJ problems. Could be your occlusion, injury to the cartilage, arthritis, or muscle imbalance. E treatment would be based on the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Are there alternative treatments for mouth cancer besides surgery?

Yes: Surgery is the best treatment for early stages of mouth cancer. More advanced cancers may be treated with radiationl, or a combination of radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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White Patches On Tongue (Definition)

Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician ...Read more