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Can Eczema Be Treated Without Medication
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Depression can be treated without medication, but some people need it to complement lifestyle changes. Like someone with a heart condition needs their meds, people with depression do too. Exercise, therapy, laughter, good company and positive thinking can all help someone who is depressed yet medicines can facilitate a better outcome over the long term. (thanks to j. Batt.). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
OCD: I have treated many patients with ocd successfully without medication. Ocd is a form of anxiety. Anxiety is driven by misperceiving situations and interactions. Compulsions and obsessions take you away from the root causes of your anxiety.Consult with a mental health professional who can help you manage ocd and understand its origin in your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid Problems: Thyroid problems can be caused or affected by your nutrition. Low thyroid function can be due to low insufficient iodine, selenium, or zinc. Goitrogens are foods that decrease conversion of thyroid hormones. They include the cruciferous vegetables, like brocolli. Thyroid antibodies are often due to or made worse by exposure to gluten. ...Read more
Lots depression tx: Depression symptoms respond to: exercise/ behavioral activation, sleep hygiene, mindfulness activities, increased social support, lowered relationship conflicts, increased spiritual connections, developing meaningful purpose in life. Psychotherapy is equally effective to medications, and can complement meds, i.e., interpersonal & cognitive-behavioral therapy provided by licensed clinicians. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Anxiety is not known 2 lead 2 psychosis. Fear of "losing ur mind" or "going crazy" may b part of anxiety itself. B aware that marijuana intake may induce very high level of anxiety leading 2 paranoid ideation & depersonalization. There r many options 2 treat anxiety without medications: therapy, biofeedback, mindfullness, relaxation techniques. See ur gp, ask 4 a therapist referral. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Managed: It is often a chronic condition, but may go into remission if triggers can be avoided. For contact dermatitis identifying contact allergy with patch testing is important. Identificatuon of trigger foods with possible oral desentisation with oral desntization has been shown to lead to eczema free skin in about two thirds of individuals in 2 years. ...Read more
Tough to treat: Unfortunately, nail fungus is hard to get rid of. There are many topicals and otc remedies, but they do not often work. The best treatment is with oral antifungal meds - which can have systemic effects. Citrus seed extract & caprylic acid have some antifungal properties with perhaps fewer side effects. Treating sugar issues, intestinal flora imbalance, and vascular issues may help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
PREVENTING HIVES: Hives -- urticaria -- is a common disorder. It's a symptom of some allergy going on in the body. Hives appear on the skin in the form of itching, stinging, & burning wheals (welts), like big mosquito bites. Common causes are medications like Aspirin & penicillin. Some foods can also responsible. To prevent hives stop whatever you think .You had taken or done just before the hives started. ...Read more
Meds and life style: Hi, first you need to irradicate fungus from your system, which could be not as easy as taking meds for it. Second, you need to be on sugar/simple carbs free diet for at least 6-12 months. Thrid, you need to restore healthy gastro-intestinal flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Managed, but ...: Depression is best thought of as a chronic illness with recurrent episodes that are separated by periods of remission. For many, a depressive episode will go into remission on it's own, but will take 9-24 months to do so. Treatment of depression helps shorten episodes and lengthen periods of remission. Depression may not recur if the diagnosis was adjustment disorder. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more
Treat but not cure: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder of reproductive age women characterized by irregular menses, obesity, hirsutism, acne & infertility, among other symptoms. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ds00423" rel="nofollow" target="_bla. ...Read more
Yes: For many depression is like a cold and will pass on its own without any medication. For others the depression causes such a chemical imbalance tht drugs are the only solution is medication. For others medication doesn't work and they need electroshock. others comit suicide and die of it In that way it is like a cold, pneumonia., lung disease. many people need to stay on medication forever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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