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Are There Any Natural Remedies To Help With Hie Recovery
Swallowing probs: Before anyone treats swallowing problems medically or naturopathically, it pays to make sure what they are treating. Reflux disease (gerd), esophageal motility problems or strictures, or diverticula in the esophagus, for example all are serious problems that require evaluation first, and then the risks benefits and alternatives of all types of care can be discussed. ...Read more
No: There are no "natural" herbs or supplements that help with autism. See nimh for best information. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. This website outlines appropriate treatments. Many parents, distraught with their child's autism, clutch at the straws of unproven, untested, or downright appalling treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None unfortunately: Arthritis is joint inflammation. More than 100 types and all mean cartilage wear. Cartilage is the gristle capping the end of the bone on a chicken leg. Unfortunately no remedy natural or synthetic regrows or protects cartilage. Not glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, shark cartilage, sam e, knox gelatin, rose hips, curcumin, alfalfa, anti oxidants, or any other, including nsaids. Don't buy marketing. ...Read more
They don't work: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more
Adjunct only: Achalasia is life-threatening short-term. If you've been offered definitive treatment, take it. Don't waste time or focus on herbal / pop / health-food-store alternatives. If you have an evidence-based holist in your area, you may get some recommendations for discomfort after treatment. ...Read more
Complementary and : Alternative Medicine treatments for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are not evidence-based, meaning that no studies have proven their efficacy or safety. Studies have shown parental perception of improvement, especially when used along with ABA. Use caution when restricting protein. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2597185/#!po=36.0714 is a few years old, but thorough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not many: Most forms of conjunctivitis are caused by inflammation or infection. Infections should be treated with the appropriate medications (antibiotics, antivirals), and there are unfortunately no known supplements that will help. Allergic conjunctivitis does not respond well to supplements but as long as they do not worsen the condition, they certainly can be tried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omega 3 fatty acids: Omega three fatty acids found in cold water fish and flax seeds have been shown to mildly reduce inflammation in adults with rheumatoid arthritis. They may have the same affect in children. You should discuss with your rheumatologist before starting any supplement or over the counter medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some things: But the studies only show small effects that may only have very limited clinical significance to patients. This includes diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium supplementation, biofeedback, and chinese herbs(including Ling-Zhi (Ganoderma lucidum), Ku-Shen (Sophorae flavescentis), and Gan-Cao (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) known as the ASHMI formula. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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