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Can herbal supplements prevent tetanus infection?

Can herbal supplements prevent tetanus infection?

Doubtful: Some may improve you immunity, but if you become infected with clostidium tetani, the end result would not be desirable. Get the shot. ...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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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

None which work: Many popular supplements claim to boost the immune system. However scientific testing does not show they they actually work in people eating balanced diet. Oddly enough, taking too much of some supplements can actually weaken the immune system (ex. Zinc) washing your hands, eating well, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep is the best way to boost your immune system. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately, 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 & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection. ...Read more

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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent parasitic infections?

Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent parasitic infections?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take herbal supplements that boost my immune system and a prevent mono infection?

Can I take herbal supplements that boost my immune system and a prevent mono infection?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Could vitamin/mineral supplements be an effective way to help prevent chronic disease?

Could vitamin/mineral supplements be an effective way to help prevent chronic disease?

The whole picture: Choosing a healthy lifestyle with good sleep, exercise, and a very healthy diet, along with a healthy attitude and social life are the best way to prevent chronic disease. See a functional medicine practitioner to address your specific needs related to what your hereditary and lifestyle risks might be for the many chronic diseases that impact us. Sometimes specific supplements are appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I take medicinal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

No: There is no medicinal therapy to prevent legionnaire's disease, specifically. If you are in good health and in good shape, odds are you will be less likely to suffer from it seriously but that is not for certain. Exposure should be avoided though there is no sure way to know when you may be exposed. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Herbal: Supplements carry a label stating that it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease or ailment. Generally, they boost your immune status helping your body fight the infection and may compliment antibiotic treatment. Colloidal silver has been reported to have both antibacterial and antiviral properties. ...Read more

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Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

NO: If you already know the cause of your infection is diphtheria. You are already seeing a doctor. This can be a serious infection. You may need very strong antibiotics to treat this. Continue the treatments prescribed by your doctor. ...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 you suggest some good homeopathic medicines against hepatitis b chronic?

Can you suggest some good homeopathic medicines against hepatitis b chronic?

Recommend Against: Many homeopathic medications can be harmful to the liver. They are just more chemicals that the liver has to process (yes, homeopathic medications are chemicals). If cirrhosis is present, this can be even worse. Milk thistle is likely to be safe, but there is no clear data that this is beneficial. Many of my patients feel better taking it, however. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

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