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I doubt it: Having kidney stones is bad enough without having to deal with this stuff afterwards. I found two publications from obscure institutions, never replicated, making claims that seem too good to be true. Just for this, the stuff is hyped as "miracle plant / stone crusher". Follow the scientific advice about hydration and perhaps diet to manage your health. Don't put your hopes solely on this herbal. ...Read more
I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good
Should be ok: It should be ok to take these together. Do you know if it is a kidney or a gall stone? These are treated a bit differently. ...Read more
I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?
?epilepsy: If you do suffer epileptic seizures, you require medications and acquisition of an experienced neurologist. Doubt the described substances caused or provoked the seizures, and more likely, your spells would have occurred with or without. A sleep study does not diagnose epilepsy, and your statement "idiopathic sleep seizures" causes concerns. Stop driving and get treated. Be safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 4mm kidney stone w flank pain for a month. Started flomax and chanca piedra supplement 3 days ago. How long to try this b4 surgery instead?
See below: You started flomax 3 days ago.You state that you don't want stent. It depends on the location of the stone but if you have been in pain for a month, I would be inclined to recommend endoscopic intervention if the pain management is a problem. Hope you pass it or get it taken out soon.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you feel the difference between white piedra and dandruff on the scalp and what foods can I eat to stop my hair from coming out daily?
Medication: See your doctor for oral fungal medication which can treat systemic infections ...Read more
Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?
Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
How am I supposed to eat healthy when i have oral thrush and white piedra on my scalp at the same time?
See below...: How do you know you have a stone? Are you having pain? Kidney stones that are not obstructing the flow of urine do not cause pain. If you are passing this stone, you probably have a 60-70% chance that you will be able to pass the stone - although it may not be the most pleasant experience. If you have intractable pain, nausea/vomiting, or fever, seek help at a local er. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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