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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so i would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

No; Dr. can evaluate: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). One can ask the doctor for scabies treatment and pinworms treatment (different prescription medications are needed). ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter supplements can I take to relieve menopause symptoms?

What over-the-counter supplements can I take to relieve  menopause symptoms?

Supplements menopaus: There is not enough Research to show effectiveness for menopause symptoms. Consider these after speaking with your Physician: To improve mood and smooth the mood swings- St. John's Wort combined with Black cohosh For hot flashes •Black cohosh for hot flashes •Soy nuts and tofu for hot flashes •Flaxseed and flaxseed oil •DHEA for low libido and hot flashes for Bone health -Calcium and Vitamin D. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

No: There is no dramatic result with any herbal supplement. Nutritional supplements are sometimes helpful in relieving psoriasis such as fish oil supplements. Diet plays a factor in small percentage wheat sensitivity is a trigger. ...Read more

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What are some natural cures or herbs to ease into menopause?

What are some natural cures or herbs to ease into menopause?

A few: Probably the most tested is black cohosh (brand name Remifemin) others are classified as "phytoestrogens" like Promensil (from red clover) and Estroven (black cohosh and others). Soy products have been associated with a reduction of symptoms as has Vitamin E. You can address specific symptoms (like moodiness) with individual herbs (St.John's Wort) but the research is sketchy on effectiveness ...Read more

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Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Yes but?: There are some substances that can be ordered on line however they can carry their own risk of dependence. So i would not recommend them. Seek professional help, this is so important. Just the fact of you giving up the control of trying to treat your disease is a huge step forward in getting better, regardless of the method that may be used which may or may not include different medications. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Some that have been tried, with mixed results, include melatonin, zinc, vitamin combinations (lipoflavonoid). ...Read more

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Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Can there be any effective natural stress relief supplements?

Yes: I would not be using these with any psychotropic medications, alcohol, or other drugs. But passionflower and lemon balm can be very helpful. Tension release by mega foods combines these & is safe. Also kava stress relief by yogi tea. The longer you steep this tea (it also has nice spices in it) the stronger it gets, though. Milky oats is another -- like nature's xanax (alprazolam) & not habituating. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Vertigo symptoms: Before you start supplementing make sure that you have been properly and completely evaluated by a neurologist of the condition. An often missed condition for vertigo is called superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome that is easily diagnosed with a ct scan and testing. This is treatable and vertigo can become worse if missed. A well trained neurologist or ENT physician will help wit this. ...Read more

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Are there non-prescription remedies i can take to relieve acute prostatitis?

Are there non-prescription remedies i can take to relieve acute prostatitis?

Yes, but get seen. : Acute prostatitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection, so the most important step is to have a urine culture to identify the pathogen, and antibiotic to help clear the infection. If you are on appropriate antibiotics right now, you can talk a pain reliever such as Ibuprofen (advil) or a urinary anesthetic such a Pyridium (phenazopyridine) (azo) for some relief of symptoms such as pain and burning. ...Read more

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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Can any herbal tea help anxiety disorders?

Can any herbal tea help anxiety disorders?

Yes: Valerian root and camomile are herbs that when prepared as teas can help to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hiv?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hiv?

No: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat hiv. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Not alone: We cannot trust herbals or remedies that have no good evidence that they help in serious research studies. In patients that have no good alternative to be cured herbals may be tried for compassion. Not all cancers are treated the same. Early stage cancer and some advanced cancers may be cured with conventional treatment. ...Read more

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Can any of the docs recommend natural supplements to help ease Tourette's? Thanks!

Can any of the docs recommend natural supplements to help ease Tourette's?  Thanks!

No: There are no natural supplements that would help a Tourette patient's symptoms, assuming the patient is otherwise healthy and not missing any particular nutrients. He can just eat a healthy, natural, balanced diet; be sure to exercise several times a week; and live a low-stress lifestyle. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Can herbal supplements treat depression?

Yes: The most widely used & researched herb for depression is st. John's wort. The cochrane review of 29 research studies found it to work as well as pharmaceuticals with less side effects. It may be less effective in severe depression, but so are pharmaceuticals. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2008/10/081007192435.Htm. Another herb that often helps is rhodiola rosea. Please see comment for more:. ...Read more

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Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Magnesium,B vitamins: Magnesium is the first supplement i advise- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vitamins often help, esp. B6 & niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-6000 iu of d3/day in fall & winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation & counseling can really help, as can seeing a classical homeopath. ...Read more

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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more