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How to use homeopathic medicine berbris aqua?

How to use homeopathic medicine berbris aqua?

Consult a homeopath: Berberis aquifolium is recommended for acne and other skin conditions used both internally as a tincture (often 10 drops 3x/day) and topically on skin, but how to best use it is individualized; ideally see a homeopath to learn the best way for you to use it. See http://abchomeopathy.Com/r.Php/berb-a and http://www.Homeopathyandmore.Com/forum/viewtopic.Php?P=15259;highlight=. ...Read more

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My barber pushed back my hairline will it grow back?

Yes: Your hairline will grow back. However, as you age, the hairline naturally moves higher. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter cream/product for barbers itch?

Best over-the-counter cream/product for barbers itch?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): I would try anti-fungal cream first. If that doesn't work then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between dry beriberi and wet beriberi?

Is there a difference between dry beriberi and wet beriberi?

Yes: In dry beriberi, the peripheral neuropathy and brain damage are seriously symptomatic before the congestive heart failure begins. In wet beriberi, the heart starts to fail before the nerve and brain damage are obvious. Thankfully, today we see beriberi only in famine, people on binge drinks, abuse of children or the disabled, or extreme goofy diets. ...Read more

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Today i was at barbers , i didnt notice him changing the blade as he was so quick and i guess he reused the blade can i catch hiv through reused blade?

Today i was at barbers , i didnt notice him changing the blade as he was so quick and i guess he reused the blade can i catch hiv through reused blade?

Probably safe: Barbers use barbacide, generally an excellent antiseptic, used for many years. I cannot guarantee that he used it but it's usually standard of practicd. HIV is not easy to transmit even by this type of contsct. ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Fungal Infection: Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that will only help to treat your barber's itch if you have a super infection with fungus. Ordinarily barber's itch is an inflammatory reaction caused by the misdirected growth of hairs between the skin layers due to shaving/plucking/waxing. Medications generally will not help. ...Read more

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Can you get MRSA from barber shop clippers?

Can you get MRSA from barber shop clippers?

MRSA: possibly yes, if the clipper was used on a patient who has MRSA skin lesions and this clipper is then used on the next costumer without disinfecting it first ...Read more

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How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

Not as far as I know: It has a lot of drug interactions and if cautiously taken under supervision would be to improve strength of the heartbeat. It is not a supplement to be taken lightly or with ought doctor approval. It could do more harm than good, an I am all for supplements when helpful and good! ...Read more

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Had bronchitis almost a month,Still have congestion and slight cough, but getting better.Is it weird it's lasting so long?

Had bronchitis almost a month,Still have congestion and slight cough, but getting better.Is it weird it's lasting so long?

Not unusual: It is not unusual for the cough from acute bronchitis to linger for a month. Should the cough not continue to improve over the next 2-3 weeks please see your physician. ...Read more

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I had a shave at the barber shop.But after shave i noticed that he used same blade for eeveryone.Is there any chance of hiv.

I had a shave at the barber shop.But after shave i noticed that he used same blade for eeveryone.Is there any chance of hiv.

Possible: If there is blood containing HIV on the blade and the blade comes in contact with an open area on your skin ( like a small cut) there is a possibility of transmission of the virus. ...Read more

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Weird fainted again but just when it went black and opened my eyes I felt much better.I can see your body just takes over. Unsafe or safe enough?

Weird fainted again but just when it went black and opened my eyes I felt much better.I can see your body just takes over. Unsafe or safe enough?

Should be seen: You need to be examined thoroughly by your PMD and then, possibly by neurology or cardiology, or another service but you need to get seen. Do not delay. Of you'd like more info 1-1 with a neuro person let me know @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can Hepatitis be transmitted through barber shop tool even if no cut in the skin?

Can Hepatitis be transmitted through barber shop tool even if no cut in the skin?

Hepatitis barber: 37 F from Abu Dhabi asks: Can Hepatitis be transmitted through barber shop tool even if no cut in the skin? ANS: No. Well unless you lick the barber tools or you touch them and them place your hands in your mouth but then it depends on which type of hepatitis you are talking about. Best to ask a local Abu Dhabi Dr about this. ...Read more

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Should i get tested for HCV if i a barber used a razor blade on me (i didn't see any cuts after that)?

Should i get tested for HCV if i a barber used a razor blade on me (i didn't see any cuts after that)?

No: Screening for chronic hcv infection is recommended for patients with certain risk factors only. For example, patients who have used injection drugs, those who received blood products before july 1992, hiv-positive individuals, and those with evidence of liver disease are some groups who should be tested. The screening recommendations for europeans are similar to those for americans. ...Read more