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Doctor insights on: Arnica Poten Medication

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What forms of arnica is safe to use?

What forms of arnica is safe to use?

Homeopathic: Homeopathic arnica is safe to take. Full strength oral use of herbal arnica is not recommended due to toxic effects. Http://tinyurl. Com/k5felrz. ...Read more

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How long can a person take arnica capsules?

How long can a person take arnica capsules?

Arnica: You might be referring to the capsule preparation of the homeopathic remedy arnica montana, called sinecch. This has arnica in different potencies to be used the day before, the day of, and a few days after surgery. It's usually not necessary to use it longer than that. Http://www. Alpinepharm. Com/ it's also not the only homeopathic remedy which might be needed after trauma such as surgery. ...Read more

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What is arnica tea used for?

What is arnica tea used for?

Arnica tea: Arnica montana is a composite flower found in mountainous meadows. It was previously used as a tea or tincture, but it's no longer used in full strength internally because of potential toxicity. Homeopathically it's safe, and can be used for trauma with bruising ; swelling. The german commission e approved it for topical use -- it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe arnica with metacam?

Can you prescribe arnica with metacam?

No: Oral arnica is considered poisonous. It can cause large increases in blood presure and be toxic to the heart. Topical arnica (on the skin) is generally recognized as safe. ...Read more

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Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Arnica: Arnica gel has been used for centuries as a pain killer & topical anti-inflammatory, & to heal wounds several studies have found that arnica gel is no better than a placebo at pain relief. However, other studies have found that it decreased pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory effect. That said, if there is no inflammation, arnica would not help. ...Read more

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Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?

Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?

Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read more

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Arnica for muscle inflammation?

Arnica for muscle inflammation?

Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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What do you do for stomach pains resulting from orally taking too much arnica?

What do you do for stomach pains resulting from orally taking too much arnica?

Stop taking Arnica!!: I assume you're referring to arnica herb (http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). So when it comes to dietary supplements, if they bother you in some way, stop taking them. If you know that you've been taking too much arnica (or whatever else), just cut your dose. Of course, if you believe side effect is due to prescription medication, discuss side effects w/family doc & prepare option. ...Read more

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How does arnica montana work? Is it a good homeopathic option?

How does arnica montana work? Is it a good homeopathic option?

With right use, yes: Homeopathic arnica helps especially in trauma & pain with bruising -- like contusions, sprains, and even surgical trauma. Research with face lift patients showed significantly less bruising: http://archfaci. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=480929 when correctly matched to the person's symptoms, remedies work by stimulating innate restorative systems. Arnica can help in concussions too. ...Read more

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My friend brought me a combination of belladonna and arnica. What are the uses?

My friend brought me a combination of belladonna and arnica. What are the uses?

Homeopathic remedies: I'm guessing you may have received this as a lotion or cream. It's a combination remedy which can be topically applied to sprains and bruises -- it may decrease pain, inflammation and bruising. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds. Arnica and belladonna are each homeopathic remedies which can be used in acute illnesses and in long-term chronic cases. A homeopath can help you with this. ...Read more

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What are some good homeopathic medicine before & I am confused about the dosing. Is arnica monata 6c or 30c stronger?

What are some good homeopathic medicine before & I am confused about the dosing. Is arnica monata 6c or 30c stronger?

Thousands of them: There are literally thousands of good homeopathic medicines, but using the right one depends on the problem you're having. I believe you might mean Arnica montana, not "monata." 30C is stronger than 6C, but there may still be some of the original material in the 6C. This means the 6C can affect your system as a material quantity herbal medicine as well as a potentized homeopathic remedy. ...Read more

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I have 2 small hickeys on my neck, they aren't too bad but I need them gone by tomorrow, I got pomada de arnica ointment, will that be effective?

I have 2 small hickeys on my neck, they aren't too bad but I need them gone by tomorrow, I got pomada de arnica ointment, will that be effective?

Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic remedies like cobrynol and arnica tablets really safe to use? How effective are they? Are they safe to take with other OTC pain meds?

Most homeopathy safe: Almost all homeopathic remedies are extremely safe & often effective though I reserve judgment on cobrynol; the main exception is low potencies of toxic substances;cobrynol does not reveal potency on its website & does list many side effects but most homeopathics have no side effects;consider nyloxin, a similar product with a longer track record (though it can have mild side effects)- see comment:. ...Read more

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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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Can arnica help with oral or jaw pain?

Can arnica help with oral or jaw pain?

Possibly: Arnica can be useful to help reduce inflammation which is usually present when you have oral pain, however, it is important to find out what is causing the pain first. Arnica only treats inflammation, it does not resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Any side effects using arnica gel with (antibiotics or medicines?)

Any side effects using arnica gel with (antibiotics or medicines?)

Arnica gel: Homeopathic arnica gel used externally would cause no side effects with antibiotics or medicines. If you are allergic to daisy-like plants, though, your skin could react with a dermatitis. ...Read more

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When is it best to take arnica after radiesse (dermal fillers) injection?

When is it best to take arnica after radiesse (dermal fillers) injection?

Arnica Montana p/: For my radiesse/dermal filler patients with a tendency to bruise or who are concerned about bruising, I have them start taking arnica at least a day before treatment. Otherwise I give them a dose as we prep for procedure and direct them to continue on a regimen for about 5 days or as long as needed. We use boiron's arnica montana 12c and our patients have been happy with it. ...Read more

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Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

How late?: I'm not sure how old the bruises are? Depending on this, arnica gel may help some. It's also helpful for swelling and soreness. It's very important to investigate the reason for your bruising, though. Were you injured? Bruising can also come from systemic bleeding problems, and arnica may not address those. ...Read more

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Allergic face rash. Is arnica gel the cause of this?

Allergic face rash. Is arnica gel the cause of this?

Arnica: Anything that your skin is allergic to can cause an allergic face rash. This is usually red, flaky, and itchy. Severe allergic reactions can even cause blisters. Stop using whatever you're allergic to. Hydrocortisone can help clear it up quickly. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will arnica help heal an infant with a umbilical hernia?

Will arnica help heal an infant with a umbilical hernia?

No need: Approximately 90% of infant umbilical hernias will close by themselves by age 4-5 without any treatment. It is of course impossible to predict if the baby is in the 90 or 10 percent group, but time will tell. This is the only clinical scenario known where a hernia can heal without a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

Can you use arnica to help heal a infant with an umbilical hernia?

No need: Approximately 90% of infant umbilical hernias will close by themselves by age 4-5 without any treatment. It is of course impossible to predict if the baby is in the 90 or 10 percent group, but time will tell. This is the only clinical scenario known where a hernia can heal without a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Can you use Arnica for TMJ? I've had this for over 30 years. I'm getting another night guard by dentist. Right side is worse

Can you use Arnica for TMJ? I've had this for over 30 years. I'm getting another night guard by dentist. Right side is worse

TMJ: TMJ is usually caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching) or a bad bite. Effective treatment depends on how (grinding, clenching, or both), and when (nighttime, daytime, or both) you are bruxing, plus the condition of your bite.
Pain will subside by elimination of trauma to the TMJ.
See a dentist experienced in treating TMJ dysfunction (nightguard is only one aspect of treatment). ...Read more

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How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

Supplements/postop: Best to ask your chosen surgeon this! But I prefer my private patients to return to supplements at 2 weeks post. BUT in the case of these two - Bromeliad/arnica montana I allow their use right after surgery. ...Read more

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Is arnica gel or ointment safe during pregnancy for back pain?? I'm 5 month pregnant. Thank you

Is arnica gel or ointment safe during pregnancy for back pain?? I'm 5 month pregnant. Thank you

Lack of data: Hi!
and congratulations on your pregnancy! You are APPROPRIATELY concerned about the use of medications and supplements during pregnancy. Arnica is considered homeopathic therapy, and there is not much (if any?) reliable scientific data; and without good data, physicians can't safely recommend its use in pregnancy. The FDA considers pure arnica unsafe. Since unregulated, concentration varies. ...Read more

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I've read about using arnica to help bruises go away faster. How exactly does it work? Is it safe to use? Side effects?

I've read about using arnica to help bruises go away faster. How exactly does it work? Is it safe to use? Side effects?

Safe, MinmalSideEff: The active ingredients of arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, such as helenalin and 11, 13- dihydrohel-enaline and chamissonolid. Also pinoresinol, epipinoresinol, phillygenin, matairesinol, nortrachelogenin, and nortracheloside (six dibenzylbutyrolactol derivatives).helenalin and dihydrohelenalin, may be responsible for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. **[P.S. Never worked for me]** ...Read more