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Can strep throat affect any part of the body or just the throat?

Can strep throat affect any part of the body or just the throat?

Confusing question: Strep throat is simply the effect this germ has on the tonsils/adenoids/mouth and throat. The same germ can cause a weepy dermatitis, peri-anal infection,and more. All these can lead to significant problems if left untreated. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Does ibuprofen help with any of the symptoms of yeast infections?

Does ibuprofen help with any of the symptoms of yeast infections?

No: Symptome of yeast infection discharge itching not helped by pain med however if symptoms so bad that now having pain and burning then any pain med can help but not treating infection only pain. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any vitamins or natural treatment apart from exercise to increase the efficiency of the thyroid gland?

Does anyone know any vitamins or natural treatment apart from exercise to increase the efficiency of the thyroid gland?

Thyroid : There really is no supplement per se. Be careful about eating soy at same time as taking synthroid (thyroxine) -- it binds in GI system. Also keep away from iodine containing vitamins or kelp. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

What is the dosage of castor oil to a kid of 2years?

5ml = 1 teaspoon: Caster oil is an old school remedy for constipation. I prefer MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder (1/2 capful) mixed into a favorite 6-8 oz beverage daily until soft stool is achieved (5-7 days). ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce the amount of oil my scalp creates?

Is there any way to reduce the amount of oil my scalp creates?

Yes: You can reduce the oil produced by your scalp by reduction in the intake of oily things in your diet. Also use the conditioners and medicated shampoo thrice weekly/////. ...Read more

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Will Zycam help me on the onset of a cold? Or just drinking lots of water?

Will Zycam help me on the onset of a cold? Or just drinking lots of water?

Zinc: Using either Zicam , zinc lozenges ( ColdEze) or zinc tablets ( 50mg) will bolster your immune system and hopefully shorten the duration of your cold. I agree that lots of fluids, tea with honey and grandma's chicken soup will provide enough support for your immune system. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the medicinal value of tea made from the bark of lapacho trees?

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Please help! what is the medicinal value of tea made from the bark of lapacho trees?

None proven: While its virtues are extolled on the internet and while its been used for a multitude of conditions ranging from colds to cancer, there is no proven benefit from Pau d'Arco. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-647-pau%20d'arco.aspx?activeingredientid=647&activeingredientname=pau%20d%27arco. ...Read more

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What kind of vitimen and food that help the eyelash go longer..?

What kind of vitimen and food that help the eyelash go longer..?

No real supplement: Fruits and vegetable are over all good for your body and your eye health. Omega 3 essential fatty acid also is good. Biotin vitamin is good for healthy growth of hair and nails. ...Read more

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Is fish oil helpful or harmful for the inflammation of the vein?

Is fish oil helpful or harmful for the inflammation of the vein?

Inflammation: Fish oil, specifically the EPA component, is anti-inflammatory and also blocks the conversion of omega 6 fatty acids to arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is pro-inflammatory, so that means you get a double defense against inflammation with fish oil. ...Read more

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Can the constant use of products with parabens and pthalates in them cause pre term labour? Is the use of these really bad or is the hype exaggerated?

Can the constant use of products with parabens and pthalates in them cause pre term labour? Is the use of these really bad or is the hype exaggerated?

No evidence : There is no evidence to support this. There is also no evidence that there is any "hype" to be exaggerated. There are a few random internet references to these products but there is certainly no hype or any large group of credible scientists who believe this. ...Read more

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What can the ingestion of raw garlic do for the body?

What can the ingestion of raw garlic do for the body?

Raw garlic ingestion: It lowers your bad cholesterol and give you garlic breath and odour others side effects, it lowers bp, reduces clotting of blood, increased resistance to cold and other viral diseases, so it is upto you. ...Read more

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I'm taking milk thistle in belief that it helps the liver. I've no prior condition but what can I use to supplement the health of the liver?

I'm taking milk thistle in belief that it helps the liver. I've no prior condition but what can I use to supplement the health of the liver?

Many things: At least as important as what you take is what you avoid- minimize exposure to alcohol, drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) and environmental toxins. Eat organic food as much as possible ; avoid gmo's. A good multivitamin will help. Many herbs support liver health- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr acupuncture ; homeopathy can help. Consider a liver flush- see http://bit.Ly/hnwpbr. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea

What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea

Hello. : Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Does putting tea tree oil on the hair help reduce the chances of getting lice?

Does putting tea tree oil on the hair help reduce the chances of getting lice?

It might: While it's possible tea tree oil might reduce the chance of getting head lice, i wouldn't expect it to completely prevent getting lice. ...Read more

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Can 4 years of eating candy made of real peppermint oil everyday all the time cause stomach issues or any type of issues with the body?

Can 4 years of eating candy made of real peppermint oil everyday all the time cause stomach issues or any type of issues with the body?

Does the peppermint: candy contain sugar or sugar substitutes? That's more the issue. Sugar increases health risks and sugar substitutes are typically toxic to the brain. You are better off snacking on nuts, pumpkin seeds, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there anything to quell the nausea from the metronidazole? will pepcid help? or affect the antibiotic in any way?

Is there anything to quell the nausea from the metronidazole? will pepcid help? or affect the antibiotic in any way?

Try taking w/ food: Metronidazole certainly can cause nausea. The best preventive is to take the drug with food. Pepcid or other acid blockers probably won't help. If it continues, discuss alternative treatments, which likely are available, depending on what infection is being treated. If you definitely meed this type of drug, ask your doctor about tinidazole (Tindamax). More costly, but sometimes better tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the use of applying oil to scalp of the head and hair ? Thanks

What are the use of applying oil to scalp of the head and hair ? Thanks

None: Aside from making your hair oily.. There is no benefit..If your having trouble with your hair please see a dermatologist were a medical workup can be ordered since dry hair ( assuming the need for oil) may have a medical basis that needs to be proved out first. ...Read more

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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more