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Grapefruit Seed Extract For Yeast Infection During Breastfeeding
No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more
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
Can i drink this while nursing? I have a uti. URINARY SYSTEM TEA: Ingr: horsetail, parsley leaves, nettle herb, dandelion root, alfalfa.
Topical;: Both of these when applied topically are safe. ...Read more
Yes: Yes grapefruit seed extract can help...It is very bitter. ...Read more
Is it ok to eat yogurt while taking Nystatin tablets? (Tablets prescribed for an external vaginal skin yeast infection)
Fluconazole: Yes. Fine to take together and should not cause a problem. Keep your yogurt high in probiotics and make sure it is an active culture yogurt. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure UTI? cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe?
I just purchased NuMedica Candidex for Candida overgrowth. The main ingredient is grapefruit seed extract. Is this OK to take with 20 mg Lexapro (escitalopram)?
Cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe ingredients ?
Yes: I don't see anything in that list that is dangerous. ...Read more
Is drinking coffee 1 or 2 cups a day worsen vaginal yeast infection and what antifungal natural supplements should be taken brand names thx?
Is it safe to take a 675 mg pill of milk thistle, bacopa, tumeric , green tea and ashwagandha extract while taking statins?
Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?
As much as : Grapefruit seed extract would work as much as a band aid on a leaky water pipe. Infections can spread and cause serious complications. It's not smart to experiment or postpone proper treatment in these cases. See your dentist for an appropriate antibiotic than we know works and definitive treatment to remove the cause of the infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably: Research suggests that pomegranate is safe in pregnancy. In fact, it may prevent some pregnancy complications. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/headlines/pomegranate-juice-may-prevent-pregnancy-complications/ There isn't a lot of research on the extract, but its probably safe. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is tea tree oil used topically for a yeast infection safe during pregnancy (if diluted)? Anything else recommended? Hasn't gone away for weeks with tx
Is it safe to take raspberry ultra drops with african mango and green tea while nursing my 10 month old?
Safe Yes. Effective?: Maybe safe yes. But, effective? Not at all. This would be one of the newest in a very long line of fads designed purely to empty the pockets of those desperate to find a magical way to weight loss. They will not work. ...Read more
I'm taking fluconazole for a nasty, persistent yeast infection. Is it safe to take garlic and coconut supplements with this medicine?
Safe, not effective: Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old because their digestive systems cannot eliminate the toxin that can causes infant botulism. "pasteurization" of honey is designed to prevent crystallization, not eliminate the toxin, so infants should not eat any honey. Mothers can safely eat honey, although there are more effective ways to treat sinsusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with saline: Oregano oil and grapefruit seed extract are thought to have antimicrobial effects; however, there is little evidence that using them in a nasal rinse is any better than simple salt water nasal rinses. Their risks in causing irritation to the nasal lining or allergic reactions are also poorly known at this time. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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