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Capsaicin Warnings Warning For Capsaici
Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Celandine: When given orally in material quantities, greater celandine has been implicated in more than a dozen cases of hepatitis. This seems to depend on the dose. The time between use and the appearance of hepatitis varies. Topically, greater celandine can cause contact dermatitis. Homeopathic preparations of this herb do not cause these issues -- this would be the remedy named chelidonium. ...Read more
Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more
Thunder god vine: Thunder god vine (tripterigium wilfordii) has a 2000 year history of use in chinese medicine, for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Some evidence points to benefit in rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.Com/lkd52gl and sle, nephritis, and even organ transplant. Some problems can be decreased bone mineral density http://tinyurl.Com/klct3b2 and others: http://tinyurl.Com/lmhpmh6. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Absolutely: Let's clarify - over-the-counter drugs (otcs) are virtually the same medications as prescription ones except that they've been granted the freedom to be sold without prescription due to their "benign" profile. Supplements are not medications in and of themselves. They are more or less "naturally" derived preparations that are used for the same purpose as meds. Some of them can be as effective too. ...Read more
Unsafe when smoked: It is unsafe when smoked or when taken by mouth in hgh doses- such as cups of catnip tea. It can cause headaches, vomiting and a feeling of being ill. It is unsafe to take catnip during pregnancy and breastfeeding because it can stimulate the uterus and potentially cause a miscarriage/ women with heavy menstrual periods can be worsened by catnip. ...Read more
Migraines and chili: There are some small studies looking at the effects of capsaicin on controlling the pain associated with migraines. Some of these studies are favorable, but clinicians favor larger, blinded studies in which both the treating physician and patient are unaware of the treatment. That bar has not been reached yet. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke
from search US website an article
says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry
powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?
Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder.as high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs.com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more
Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.
Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UMM advises: Eating cayenne in food is considered safe during pregnancy, but pregnant women should not take cayenne as a supplement. Cayenne does pass into breast milk, so nursing mothers should avoid cayenne both as a spice and a supplement. Source: Cayenne | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne#ixzz3RCPVk6dS University of Maryland Medical Center ...Read more
How about putting: Away the toys, at your age. Psychedelic drugs, including psilocybin/psilocin get more toxic as we get older, because they can greatly increase heart rate and stress the cardiovascular system. There are no known interactions between Naproxen and any psychedelic. I think you need to consider whether drugs are a problem for you, and if you need help dealing with them. ...Read more
None: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lom. ...Read more