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Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Anosmia: With sudden loss of the sense of smell, i would have you see an ENT quickly as there can be treatments which might help. A viral nerve infection can cause this, and there are medications which can sometimes help. Feel better! ...Read more

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Maternal Herbal Medications (Definition)

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you probably want to know what medications and herbal remedies are safe to take after you become pregnant. Ideally, it would be best to discuss your current medications with your doctor before you conceive. In any case, as soon as you know you are pregnant, inform your health care providers and discuss what medicines are safe for you to take. If you are breast-feeding, some medications may pass into the breast milk and cause unwanted effects on your nursing baby, so check with your health care provider about taking medications after the baby ...Read more


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What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should i be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? it said non-toxic but worried.

I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should i be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? it said non-toxic but worried.

Depends: worry more about the pollution in the air you breathe everyday; the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals in your water, the lead, dioxins, pesticides, and mercury in the food you eat. Don't worry so much about the marker, just don't do it again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toxic exposure?

Toxic: Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a n otherwise normal person. ...Read more

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What herbal medications or ingredients mess with birth control?

What herbal medications or ingredients mess with birth control?

St. John's Wort ;: The only herb known to interfere with birth control is st. John's wort. Large doses of vit. C can increase side effects but not reduce effectiveness. Certain pharmaceuticals also interfere including antibiotics and seizure medications. See http://www.Mckinley.Illinois.Edu/handouts/pill_interactions_drugs.Html. ...Read more

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Is there any herbal medications in tablet form for insomnia that actually work. and which will help anxiety too. ?

Is there any herbal medications in tablet form for insomnia that actually work.  and which will help anxiety too. ?

Yes, but capsules: By asking about tablet form I'm guessing you want a pill as opposed to a tea or tincture but herbs are more likely to be in capsules than tablets. Many herbs are well-known to help insomnia & anxiety, including Valerian, Passion Flower, Hops, California Poppy, Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Magnolia Bark & Holy Basil. See http://ybertaud9.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia/ ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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To what extent are herbal medications safe as compared to prescription drugs?

To what extent are herbal medications safe as compared to prescription drugs?

Safer, but . . . : Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

I am wondering what herbal medications should I use for ibs?

Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to support their use, no fda oversight, no monitoring of side effects, no standardization and are sold to unsuspecting folks at huge mark-ups. You should see the profit margins on things like juice plus--i'd be ashamed to sell herbs in my office. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications which are known to definitely affect the effectiveness contraceptive pill, besides St Johns Wort?

Herbs and the Pill: Other herbal medications which impact the effectiveness of contraceptive pills include saw palmetto, alfalfa, garlic (in large doses) and flaxseed. Reference WebMD http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/medicines-interfere-birth-control-pills#2 ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more

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My nose is always itching and I do have sinus. I've been trying different herbal medications but nothing seems to work.

My nose is always itching and I do have sinus. I've been trying different herbal medications but nothing seems to work.

Antihistamines: A trial of over-the-counter antihistamines might help if the itching and sinus symptoms are due to allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that are dangerous to take while in flight?

Are there any herbal medications that are dangerous to take while in flight?

Blood thickeners: One precaution while flying is to avoid deep vein thrombosis which is more likely if you have a tendency to form clots more easily. That said, I am unaware of any herbal medication that does this. ...Read more

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Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

Are the herbal medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: Dr khorsandi's answer is correct. No medications of any kind are known to work. In children the majority of hydroceles spotaneously go away. ...Read more

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What are some herbalteas and herbal medications?

THOUSANDS!!!: Herbs as been used medicinally for thousands of years and modern research confirms they have powerful healing properties. Some of the herbs i recommend most often are ashwagandha, holy basil, ginger, turmeric, garlic, aloe, rhodiola, pelargonium sidoides, frankincense, milk thistle and saw palmetto. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00469/herbal-botanical-medicine-dr-weils-wellness-therapies.Html. ...Read more

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What are the five most popular herbal medications?

What are the five most popular herbal medications?

Hmmmm . . . . : It depends on where you ask, who's using them, and for what purpose. But i think st. John's wort would have to be on the list; black cohosh; gingko; echinacea; and either saw palmetto or milk thistle. Am i close? :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Herbal Medications (Definition)

Although many medications come form plants like Aspirin and digtalis, herbal medications are made from plant parts with medicinal properties and not processed to contain just a single component. Many have been developed in traditional cultures and have recently been found to have active healing elements that are comparable to prescription drugs. There is variability ...Read more


Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a ...Read more