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Candidiasis Natural Remedies
Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more
No evidence: The best non-pharmacologic thing you can do, if that is what is desired, is to keep those areas clean and moisturized. There is no scientific evidence for "natural remedies", many of which cost quite a bit of money despite the lack of evidence. It would be best to work with your local physician to find out what is acceptable to you, including topical steroids and immunomodulator creams. ...Read more
Basically no, but...: In scientific medicine, we cure surgical diseases, infectious disease, and few others. Many of the herbal remedies are helpful, mostly with alleviation the symptoms of long-term disease. Anyone who believes that "natural is better" is welcome to visit an old graveyard and see how long most people used to live. But there's room for both & the whole herbal real is fascinating. ...Read more
Healthy Habits: Constipation should be treated intially by examining your daily habits. Most individuals will benefit from 1. Eating regular meals at the same time each day. 2. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day 3. Adding fiber (1 teaspoon or 3 pills) with each meal 4. Gentle daily exercise. 5. Limit alcohol, and caffeine. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks of this routine see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more
Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more
Sometimes/many: Depression can be treated and sometimes cured but sometimes it tends to recur; it depends. There can be physical causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, gluten sensitivity etc. Natural treatments include tryptophan, SAMe, St. John's Wort, Turmeric, exercise and meditation and often help as well or more than drugs. Classical homeopathy can be very effective. Counseling can help too. ...Read more
Homeopathy, FSM: There are many effective remedies for shingles. Homeopathy is very effective- see http://www.Holisticonline.Com/remedies/shingles/shingles_homeopathy.Htm also consider http://www.Frequencyspecific.Com/ also try vit. A, c, zinc, lysine and antiviral herbs like japanese knotweed and olive leaf extract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't squeeze: A boil is a well contained infection involving the skin. White blood cells accumulate under the skin (pus) and cause swelling and pain. The pressure within this confined space builds and this pressure will need to be released. A hot compress is a natural remedy that can hasten the boil to naturally release ("coming to a head"). Squeezing is a natural remedy but don't do it! ...Read more
Short Fasts: Best treatment for acute or chronic gastritis starts with periods of short fasts, it may be enough for three days for acute gastritis during the fasts fresh fruit juices may be taken.It gives the stomach some rest to recover from the inflammation.You can also take over the counter antacids to suppress acid in the stomach. There are many home remedies suggested like tamarind water, buttermilk bland d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Candidiasis is a: Fungal infection caused by yeasts belonging to the genus candida & > 20 species of candida yeasts can cause infection in humans (most common is candida albicans). Candida yeasts normally live on the skin & mucous membranes without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop. Check out this site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/fungal/candidiasis/. ...Read more
I have alergie of candidiasis and i did the injection treatment for more them 1 year. I stoped the treatment and its back. What to do now? Helpmepleas
Allergy: I would see the allergist as you may need to be desensitized again ...Read more
Can Diflucan taken orally cure Candidiasis even while the person continues to eat 100g of sugar per day during and after the treatment?
My gf has had more than 10 urinary infections per year for 11 years. After each treatment, she gets candidiasis. What could be causing the infections?
From antibiotics: She should see a urologist to look at ways to see why she has such frequent uti. It could be from bladder stones, from bladder diverticulum, from sex, or other reasons. More than likely the fungal infection (candidiasis) is due to the effect of the antibiotics she is taking for UTI on the bacterial flora of the vagina, allowing overgrowth of yeast. She might try taking a different antibiotics. ...Read more
Good morning, For patients who had severe allergic reaction to oral fluconazole for treatment of candidiasis, which treatment would you suggest?Thanks
It depends...: Potential options are caspofungin and related drugs, nystatin, and amphoteracin B. But this depends a lot on the particular kind of candidiasis: different for superficial or body orifice infections (vaginal, anal, mouth) than for advanced (e.g. bloodstream) infections. If you mean "systemic candidiasis", that's an urban myth, not a real illness and doesn't need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm ongoing treatment of vaginal candidiasis and i just had sex with my bf. It did not hurt or sting. Will sex make my condition worse? :(
Possible 1/4" candidiasis spot in tongue, i used nystatin and it disappeared but then it came back while on treatment could it be something else?
Is it safe to take fluconazole 150mg tablet once a week for 6 weeks for vaginal candidiasis?Also on treatment for TB neck lymphadenitis. Is it safe?
Yes fluconazole: at that dose is fine, but what TB meds are you taking? ...Read more
Following partial removal of tvt sling, if patient develops invasive recurring candidiasis and bacterial infection around mesh and in bladder, what is the treatment? Must remaining mesh be removed?
What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?
Oral candidiasis: When the lesions disappear and are no longer visible then you have a high chance it is gone. Look I'm the mirror with a strong flashlight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Low sugar/starch: Diet is also strongly recommended if you're worried about candida related complex infection which can affect your bowels and skin. Yeast loves sugar, so avoiding processed sugar, sweet fruit and processed/white starch will significantly improve chronic candida infection symptoms and prevents future infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ongoing treatment of vaginal candiasis.Had sex wit bf 2x.1st one was not painful but second one was maybe bc i feel sore? Will it worsen my condition?
Vaginal yeast: It will not cause any harm to have sex while dealing a yeast infection but it certainly may not be comfortable. You may choose to avoid intercourse for a few days until the vagina is feeling better. If you are uncertain that the problem is truly yeast then consider seeing an obgyn for testing ...Read more
My doctor told me i had viral meningitis after i had had candidasis...Does that make sense? I didn't have any treatment and i was ok after 14 days
HI, i have a candida infection under my armpit that was unresponsive to cortisone treatment. What can I get over the counter now that I am on holiday?
Fungal cream.: Cortisone does not treat fungal infections, and, in fact,can make them much worse. If you use an over the counter fungal med (Like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or nystatin) and the rash does not get better, see a doc for evaluation. Also avoid fragrances and harsh soaps which cause skin irritation and will add to your problem. Avoid animal products with antibiotics used in their feed, as well. ...Read more
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