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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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White fury tongue? I have had a white "fury" tongue for about 2 weeks. Im not dehydrated because i drink several cups of water a day. I have tried coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract thinking it was thrush but they are not working. My tongue is split

White fury tongue? I have had a white "fury"  tongue for about 2 weeks. Im not dehydrated because i drink several cups of water a day. I have tried coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract thinking it was thrush but they are not working. My tongue is split

Usually : Usually a white coating on the tongue represents debris, bacteria and dead cells that makes it look white. The "furry" presentation is due to the thin hair like filiform papilla that cover the dorsal surface of the tongue. This presentation is usually harmless and temporary. White lesions in the mouth can also be indicative of more serious conditions such as infections, autoimmune diseases and precancerous / cancerous lesions. For this reason it is recommended that you be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should the condition persist more than a week. ...Read more

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I read that coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract are affective for treating thrush. Can I use these remedies?

I read that coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract are affective for treating thrush. Can I use these remedies?

Coconut oil&grapefru: Coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract have been used after candida diet which eliminates all sugars and some carbs from the diet and both of these have been written in alternative medicine literature.It can be tried in people who are not responding to standard treatment and are getting recurreances. ...Read more

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Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts will not work. ...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! ...Read more

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Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more