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Is arnica montana for hiatal hernia?

Is arnica montana for hiatal hernia?

Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large amounts of the plant are eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested. No herbal remedy has conclusively shown benefits for hiatal hernia symptoms when studied scientifically. ...Read more

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Is arnica mother tincture good for skin infection?

Is arnica mother tincture good for skin infection?

Arnica tincture: Tincture of the whole arnica plant is likely to be very concentrated, and could irritate your skin. What type of "skin infection" do you mean? You may want to have your doctor look at it first. Also, calendula homeopathic tincture may be used in water to cleanse the area. If you use the arnica mother tincture anyway, it will need to be diluted first. Do not use internally. ...Read more

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11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

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11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

Highly variable...: Post-vasectomy pain/swelling varies greatly from virtually painless with no swelling to severely painful with a huge swelling; the degree and frequency of such wide variation seems reflecting surgeons' skill. . Nonetheless, such situation is acceptable as long as improving surely ; slowly day by day. How long does it take to resolve? Occasionally, maybe up to 2-4 weeks. So, wait and see, ; ... ...Read more

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Will percocet help minimize surgical abortion pain, taken prior to the treatment?

Will percocet help minimize surgical abortion pain, taken prior to the treatment?

It may: But it is a high dose narcotic that can be highly addicting. Your doctor may be able to rx a basic NSAID that may provide the same pain relief needed for such a procedure. ...Read more

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Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions

Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy  for vascular health & support?  Any interactions

Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more

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4 months post c-section,is it safe to undergo vanquish for slimming?

4 months post c-section,is it safe to undergo vanquish for slimming?

Should be fine....: Vanquish fat reduction should be safe 4-months post c-section. Ideally your treatments will yield most benefit when combined with eating healthily and exercising. Get a thorough consultation and examination of your areas of concern so you can fully understand treatment course and results to expect. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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Hello, Can i take ibuprofen for pain of medical abortion (misoprostol )?

Yes: Absolutely. going through an abortion can be painful and you should take ibuprofen every 6 hours for the first 2 days for pain relief. Your GYN should have prescribed them to you I wish you the best Dr M ...Read more

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Are there effective non-narcotic drugs for pain relief during child birth?

Are there effective non-narcotic drugs for pain relief during child birth?

Injection: There are various nerve blocks that your OB can do. An epidural is non-narcotic and very effective. ...Read more

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Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.

Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.

NSAIDS are good: Analgesics but it may aggravate your abdominal discomfort and barrett's esophagus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective but worth a try and less hard on your stomach. Narcotic meds (codeine, morphine, hydro and oxycodone ) can be used for severe pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can i use vitamin C with rosehip for natural abortion??

Natural abortion? NO: Never undertake a "natural abortion" or attempt to cause a miscarriage on your own. Any termination of pregnancy should be carried out by a physician to avoid serious danger to yourself and your fetus. Seek a doctors assistance. Attempting to terminate a pregnancy in your own may be at best ineffective, and at worst terribly dangerous, and even life threatening. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to provide pain relief for a two-month-old child?

Are there any natural ways to provide pain relief for a two-month-old child?

Depends: Depends upon the problem. More information is needed.For example, aformula intolerence causing stomachaches may respond simply to a formula change. ...Read more