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Candidiasis And Caprylic Acid
I have mouth ulcer and the doctor has recommended B-complex and doxycycline and lactic acid bacillus capsules. Are these medicines okay?
Mouth ulcers: What was the diagnosis?? That's the important question. The cause will determine the treatment. Was the "doctor" a physician or dentist? What you mentioned regarding medicines are fine, but will they cure or prevent the ulcers? That's a question we cannot determine over the internet without examining you and knowing your medical and dental history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral nystatin and oral mycostatin which do these target specifically, which one to take with thrush and esophagus overgrowth.
Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more
For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?
Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more
200 mg: A meta-analysis study showed that above 200 mg per day there is no cardiac benefit and unknown other benefits. ...Read more
Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?
Unknown.: There are not good human studies for either one of them to be able to assess their effect on G.I. diseases. There do not seem to be bad side effects for zinc carnosine. It is less clear for DGL. It can have bad interactions with other medications and other supplements. If you want to take either of these, discuss it with your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 , buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.
Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/MelatoninandGERD.htm and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more
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What kind of supplement has activated folate (folic acid) and is typically recommended over Folic Acid suppliments?
Green leafy plants: I'm more of an advocate of getting your vitamins from FOOD, not from a bottle - where the substances within have been processed. Folate (or folic acid) is found naturally in green leafy plants - the name actually derives from 'foliage' or 'leaves'. So I advocate eating fresh veggies/plants. That type of diet also provides different minerals, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, fiber etc. that you need. ...Read more
Could I use skin products with licorice extract, kojic acid and hyaluronic acid? Are any of these acids or extracts harmful if pregnant?
Bebecause: Because these are topical it should not cause a problem. Not enough absorption into blood stream. ...Read more
Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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