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Doctor insights on: Grapefruit Seed Extract For Psoriasis The Skin

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Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Unknown: Grapefruit seed extract has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there are no studies to indicate whether it works or not.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

Anti-Oxidant: Thought to block the mutation (and possibly) aging of cells, these effects are NOT demonstrated by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED medical studies. BUT I LOVE Grapefruit anyway!

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I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?

I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?

Assuming that: You had sigmoid diverticulitis, a high fiber diet is generally recommended. However, it is at best marginally effective especially in the short term. Grapefruit seed extract seems harmless enough to me, but you should consult with your doctor or gi specialist, just to make sure.

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Can you tell me about headaches & chest pain while taking nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract?

Can you tell me about headaches & chest pain while taking nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract?

Forget about it!!!: Why are you taking supplements that have not had any placebo controlled, double blind studies that prove its worth (like most medicines have to do?) and how about interaction with other needed medications? Back to headaches and chest pain: please have both of them checked by your pcp, soon!

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl. Com/zxcodbt See my comment for further advice.

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Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Grapefruit juice: Can impact levels of Tegretol, trazodone quetiapine, fluvoxamin, buspar, halcion, valium, sonata, (zaleplon) xanax, & versed (psychotropic meds & sedatives).

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How can I use grapefruit seed extract for sore throats?

How can I use grapefruit seed extract for sore throats?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet.

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What are any grapefruit seed extract dangers?

May be: There may or may not be dangers, but there is no benefit other than lightening your wallet.

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How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

Many Options: There are a lot of way to treat psoriasis, and a dermatologist can help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best. It should be noted that psoriasis can be driven into a lasting remission, but there is no permanent cure.

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Is it ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily for a few month's in a row?

Is it ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily for a few month's in a row?

Grape or grapefruit?: Grape seed extract may help with chronic venous insufficiency, high cholesterol, reduces swelling caused by injury, helps with eye disease related to diabetes, and contains antioxidants. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a substance derived from the seeds, membranes, and the pulp of grapefruit and is used as a broad-spectrum, non-toxic, antimicrobial product. What's the goals of therapy in UR case?

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Is it ok to take slippery elm and grapefruit seed extract together or through out the day?

Is it ok to take slippery elm and grapefruit seed extract together or through out the day?

Yes: Most medications should be taken in steps. Take them with at least a 30 minute interval. Get advise from your health store. All the best.

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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.".

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Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Might a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?

Mostly like not: I am afraid that this would most likely not help. See your dermatologist for help.

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I am suffering from skin psoriasis, any successful treatment?

I am suffering from skin psoriasis, any successful treatment?

Many: The appropriate treatment depends of the severity of the involvement. Topical creams help mild disease, light therapy is a choice for more moderate disease and tnf agents such as Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) are extremely effective for moderate to severe disease.

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream.

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How to deal with facial moisturiser for psoriasis and oily skin! Help!?

How to deal with facial moisturiser for psoriasis and oily skin! Help!?

Different options: Typically you would think of using an over the counter product like Eucerin for patches of very dry skin such as psoriasis. Oily skin is a completely different condition and you would consider a "liquid cleanser" for oily skin around the nose area. If you are not certain that you have psoriasis (c pic) then seeing Dermatologist could really help you select the best therapy for a good complexion.