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Could there be a homeopathic treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Could there be a homeopathic treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Toenail fungus: There are many reported homeopathic remedies for toenail fungus. I cannot say that one is better than the other or if any are proven to work at all. Some say tea tree oil, oregano, vicks, apple cider vinegar, listerine...The list goes on. Most common treatments currently are laser and oral antifungals provided by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more

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Bv treatment what would you use for a bacterial infection?

See below: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read more

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Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Unlikely: Pimples come from lack of sleep, hormones, stress, and sun. If you had a yeast infection you were probably physiologically stressed to get the infection to begin with. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural yeast infection treatment?

Can there be a natural yeast infection treatment?

Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection: After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could there be a good natural yeast infection treatment?

Best treatment: The best and most effective treatment for yeast is yeast medications you can find in a drug store, or by prescription. Also avoid what makes yeast infection more likely including eating sweets, lots of carbs, fruit juice, soda pop and alcohol. There is a product called yeast arrest that has boric acid in it that might help. ...Read more

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Wat is a good way to get rid of a yeast infection not responding to over-the-counter treatments or diflucan (fluconazole)?

May not be yeast: Vaginal infections that don't respond to the over-the-counter creams and Fluconazole may not be yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections may cause similar symptoms. You should have a pelvic exam to look for those things. If it is yeast, you may need a longer course of medicine. You may also need to help "good bacteria" grow by taking probiotics or cultured yogurt. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more

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Could there be a herbal treatment for yeast infections?

Could there be a herbal treatment for yeast infections?

Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural cure for an infection in your tonsils?

sx relief (no cure): For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Try thyme tea. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

What is the best treatment for a fungal nail infection?

Topical and/or Orals: Thank you for your question. Historically, oral antifungal medications have been most effective at treating fungal infections of the nails. Although rare, potential side effects have somewhat limited their use. Recently, newer topical formulations have been developed that are very effective as well (although expensive). Laser treatment has been used as well with differing results. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use an OTC yeast infection medication without a diagnosis?

No, but...: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. A woman with these symptoms can safely try using over the counter yeast infection medication. If the symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection require a specific antibiotic to wipe it out ?

Can a bacterial infection require a specific antibiotic to wipe it out ?

Yes: Bacterial infections usually require antibiotic treatment with a drug to which the bacteria is susceptible. Some antibiotics will work for some bacteria but not others. Most bacteria are sensitive to a number of different antibiotics. Microbiology labs do sensitivity testing to inform the doctor as to which antibiotics will be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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