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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 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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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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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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)

Toxic exposure is a symptom in which a person has been exposed to a potentially poisonous substance (usually depending on how much of an exposure). Examples include breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide, breathing a small amount of chlorine gas, touching a strong acid, taking an ...Read more