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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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Can biotics called hpf or bromelain treat h pylori?

Can biotics called hpf or bromelain treat h pylori?

Not reliably: And neither does mastic gum.
Antibiotics/acid reducers for a short course are the best, most reliable rx, they are not 100% infallible. Can be followed up with breath test, stool test, endoscopy to check for clearance of the infection. ...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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Can u give me sme feedbacks abt Universal Nutrition - "Milk & egg"? Can it be usd as a weight gainer? Confusd abt bromelain & papain?

Can u give me sme feedbacks abt Universal Nutrition - "Milk & egg"? Can it be usd as a weight gainer? Confusd abt bromelain & papain?

Glitzy protein: I'm glad you're working out. This is pricey protein targeting bodybuilders. The key is that you work out intensively, and you may enjoy lean protein (chicken, egg white, fish, skim milk) that's more tasty and as cheap at your dinner table. ...Read more

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I'm having rhinoplasty and I read that you can start taking Arnica a week prior to surgery and then begin Bromelain a few days after surgery.??

I'm having rhinoplasty and I read that you can start taking Arnica a week prior to surgery and then begin Bromelain a few days after surgery.??

Yes, but: That is one routine. Most important: Ask your facial plastic surgeon his/her preferences for your herbal medications. ...Read more

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I'm having rhinoplasty next month. I am healthy, take no meds. With Arnica & Bromelain, should you take Arnica before and Bromelain after sugery? Why?

I'm having rhinoplasty next month. I am healthy, take no meds. With Arnica & Bromelain, should you take Arnica before and Bromelain after sugery? Why?

No difference.: Likely no significant difference with or without those 2 agents. Much more important is skill of surgeon and following surgeon's instructions.
Make sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Ask him/her their preference about those 2 agents. ...Read more

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What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

See details: This is an enzyme found in pineapple juice. It has been thought to reduce inflammation, interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting. All of this lacks any scientific data to substantiate the claims. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Inflammation where?: Need a proper exam and diagnosis first in order to recommend best treatments. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Yes you can: Yes you can take them together and there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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Will bromelain interact with vitamin E?

Will bromelain interact with vitamin E?

No: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and pineapples stems. It can interfere with some antibiotics and NSAIDs and anticoagulants but no reports of problems with Vitamin E. None of the myriad claims for disease modification have been subject to scientific validation. ...Read more

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Will taking Arnica a week before rhinoplasty and taking Bromelain after surgery increase bleeding? I am in great health and take no meds or otc's

Will taking Arnica a week before rhinoplasty and taking Bromelain after surgery increase bleeding? I am in great health and take no meds or otc's

Arnica/Bromelein: I recommend in my private pre op patients BUT you really need to ask your chosen surgeon his/her recommendations.... ...Read more

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I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

See details: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and may function as an anti-inflammatory agent. Papain is an enzyme found in papaya and is used as a meat tenderizer. Avoid the papain. ...Read more

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Can someone with Samter's Triad who is allergic to aspirin take Bromelain?

Can someone with Samter's Triad who is allergic to aspirin take Bromelain?

Samter's triad: Mainly avoid aspirin and NSAIDs, as Ibuprofen. I don't know what is Bromelin, but check its ingredients first, if it contains a related compound, better avoid it, Check this site for more information : http://www. M.webmd. Com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-895/bromelain ...Read more

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Can I continue taking a b complex with odorless garlic and bromelain? Will it conflict with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Levothyroxin?

Can I continue taking a b complex with odorless garlic and bromelain? Will it conflict with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Levothyroxin?

Ok: There should be no conflict. If you are feeling good on your meds, then there are no issues. But if you are still tired, depressed, and having digestion problems, there may need to be some tweaking done. ...Read more

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Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain. No chemical bleach. It's frm a well known n gud brand. Can it harm my enamel?

Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain. No chemical bleach. It's frm a well known n gud brand. Can it harm my enamel?

Unsure: Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/ ...Read more

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Hello. Is it okay to take bromelain while breastfeeding? My daughter is 15 months old and breastfeeds before and after sleep. I don't produce much mil

Hello. Is it okay to take bromelain while breastfeeding? My daughter is 15 months old and breastfeeds before and after sleep. I don't produce much mil

Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and pineapple stem. Not enough is known about use during breastfeeding. Best to stay on the safe side and not use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them. ...Read more

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Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

No: This enzyme found in pineapples has no benefit in reducing cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Citric acid or bromelain cause pineapple to burn tongue?

Citric acid or bromelain cause pineapple to burn tongue?

No: All fruits have citric acid however not strong enough acid to cause a burn. Like spicy foods, citric acid may cause the tongue to tingle and feel like burning. ...Read more

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Is it safe taking 300mg of bromelain supplements before frozen embryo transfer?

Discuss w specialist: I recommend you not take any supplements you did not discuss with your fertility specialist. Their recommendation is more valuable than anything I could tell you since they have their own specific management plans. Good luck with the transfer. ...Read more

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I made PRP on shoulder and the doctor told me to avoid NSAID. But, given that Bromelain has antiplatelet proprieties too, can this substance create problems? I used to take 600 mg per day.

I made PRP on shoulder and the doctor told me to avoid NSAID. But, given that Bromelain has antiplatelet proprieties too, can this substance create problems? I used to take 600 mg per day.

Acetaminophen safer: Bromelain might increase the risk of bleeding but may not have the same risk of irritation to the stomach causing stomach bleeding like an NSAID would. Hope that helps. Acetaminophen would be all around safer, though not an antiinflammatory ...Read more

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Soft, painless lymph nodes in neck (less than 1cm) Doctor gave me bromelain, zinnat, klacid They became smaller but they didn't disappear?

Soft, painless lymph nodes in neck (less than 1cm) Doctor gave me bromelain, zinnat, klacid They became smaller but they didn't disappear?

May take some time: Don't worry much about them also depends on duration of the antibiotic you took, short courses that made them smaller, may need longer, but if they regressed and you are otherwise healthy, don't bother just observe and follow up with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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