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Arnica For Childbirth
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is any form of massage safe to help thigh muscles relax & relieve pain for faster recovery six weeks post bypass surgery to repair popliteal aneursym?
Can serratiopeptidase be given to children above 3 years old with a minor fall injury(bruise & swelling)?Reparil gel or arnica gel for children?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please: don't attempt a self-abortion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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